CCTV Camera World Knowledge Base

  1. Using Pro Series IP Cameras with an NVR

    Using Pro Series IP Cameras with an NVR
    Configuring one of the CCTV Camera World Pro Series IP cameras for use with an external PoE Swtich rather than an integrated PoE NVR is the same for the most part as the steps discussed in the previous article Configuring ONVIF IP Cameras For Use With A PoE NVR. If you haven't set time, enabled audio […]
  2. Using Firefox With Your Network Security Cameras and Systems

    Using Firefox With Your Network Security Cameras and Systems
    Accessing the web service on one of our DVR's, NVR's or IP cameras requires that you use a compatible browser. Attempting to log in remotely to one or all of these devices with an incompatible browser will produce unpredictable errors. What is a compatible browser? A compatible browser is one that can use ActiveX controls. […]
  3. Configuring ONVIF IP Cameras For Use With A PoE NVR

    Configuring ONVIF IP Cameras For Use With A PoE NVR
    As with all security cameras, before installing the Avalonix Pro Series IP Camera we suggest bench testing the camera before installation and configuring it for use on your network with your NVR or the internal network of a PoE NVR. There are a few settings that need to be configured on this ONVIF compatible IP […]
  4. IP Camera Repair: Pigtail Replacement on a Dome Security Camera

    IP Camera Repair: Pigtail Replacement on a Dome Security Camera
    This guide will show you how to replace the pigtail on a Dome IP Camera. Damaging the pigtail can be pretty frustrating. When you purchased your IP camera you wanted a good quality product, and you spent $100 or more on it. Generally, these issues come from installation mishaps, not sealing the RJ-45 connector at […]
  5. How to use Wireless Security Cameras with a WiFi Router

    How to use Wireless Security Cameras with a WiFi Router
    Connecting your Wireless IP cameras to a WiFi router can be troublesome depending on your level of experience and expertise. Not everyone is well versed in networking terms and technologies. Let alone what to do when they see several series of numbers separated by periods. Let’s dive right in and get this accomplished.
  6. How to Replace the Pigtail on a Outdoor IP Security Camera

    How to Replace the Pigtail on a Outdoor IP Security Camera
    Properly protecting a camera's pigtail from the weather is a necessary step that every installer should take. In the off chance that this wasn't done, you probably lost your outdoor IP camera the first time it rained. In most cases this can be repaired by replacing the pigtail itself. The pinout on the pigtail's RJ45 […]
  7. How to Change the IP Address for your Ubiquiti Access Point

    How to Change the IP Address for your Ubiquiti Access Point
    When you're setting up access points for Long Range Wireless Transmission, especially point to point access, you will need to change the IP address of the access points that you're using to make sure there is not an IP conflict on the network. An IP conflict occurs when two or more devices on the same […]
  8. Wireless IP Camera Setup Guide

    Wireless IP Camera Setup Guide
    We receive many requests for wireless camera streaming for security and other unrelated applications such as monitoring manufacturing processes or placing cameras on UAVs. Until 2012, the options available were limited to analog D1 resolution wireless video transmitters of 2.4GHz and 5.8GHz frequencies such as the one found in this outdoor wireless security camera. These RF […]
  9. How To Setup a Point To Point Wireless Access Point Link for IP Cameras

    How To Setup a Point To Point Wireless Access Point Link for IP Cameras
    Our 2.4GHz wireless access point radio is a great product to use for long range wireless video transmission, especially in cases where your camera's built-in wireless radio or wireless router are just not strong enough to provide a stable video signal. If you currently have a wireless IP camera and noticed your camera is frequently dropping […]
  10. Recording IP Security Camera Systems to FTP or the Cloud

    Recording IP Security Camera Systems to FTP or the Cloud
    Cloud storage has become increasing popular the last few years for storage solution needs that arise in companies. It has also become very popular as a solution for off-site storage and backup of footage from IP cameras and IP camera systems that need lots of storage space, as recording in HD resolution is very memory […]
  11. Security Camera System Port Forwarding on your Airport Extreme Router

    Security Camera System Port Forwarding on your Airport Extreme Router
    In order to view your cameras while you’re out shopping, at work, on vacation, or anywhere but home you’ll need to forward the ports on your router's firewall to stop the packets being sent from being filtered by your router. What does this mean? Our DVRs and NVRs are always open to communications and are […]
  12. Port Forwarding Bell Hub 1000 for Security Systems

    Port Forwarding Bell Hub 1000 for Security Systems
    If you want to view your cameras remotely and are not familiar with networking, then you might be stuck wondering why you time out all of the time. Don't worry, you're not alone. This is due to ports on your network being closed and unavailable for network packets to travel through on layer 4 of […]
  13. Port Forwarding for Actiontec GT784WN

    Port Forwarding for Actiontec GT784WN
    In order to view your surveillance system remotely there are a few things that have to be configured on your network. First, you will have to create port forwarding rules in your router in order for the data that's put out by your DVR/NVR to pass through the firewall within the router on your network. Second, […]
  14. How to Reset Your NVR or DVR

    How to Reset Your NVR or DVR
    Sometimes a single configuration can mess with your entire surveillance system's functionality. Zeroing down the exact cause can be very time-consuming. If you have a misconfigured NVR or DVR recorder and want to correct it, but don't know what setting is the culprit, you can use the "DEFAULT" feature to reset the digital video recorder […]
  15. How to Connect a HDCVI PTZ Camera to your DVR

    How to Connect a HDCVI PTZ Camera to your DVR
    In order to install a PTZ camera and have its features work generally you will need to connect two additional leads for RS485 Serial Data. RS485 will control the Pan/Tilt/Zoom functions on your PTZ. With HDCVI there is an alternative, you can send video and PTZ controls over the same line with this technology. Today […]
  16. Port Forwarding ASUS RT-N66U for your NVR Recorder

    Port Forwarding ASUS RT-N66U for your NVR Recorder
    Port forwarding is essential to viewing your surveillance system remotely. Without redirecting your packets you'll be stuck timing out every time you try to view your feed from a remote network. We try to make this process as simple for our end users as possible. I remember the first time I attempted to forward ports […]
  17. How to Connect an Analog PTZ Camera Using Video Power Data Baluns and Ethernet Cable

    How to Connect an Analog PTZ Camera Using Video Power Data Baluns and Ethernet Cable
    Installing an analog Pan Tilt Zoom Camera (PTZ Camera) has a little more complexity to it than a regular camera alone. There are 2 RS485 leads that also need to be wired to the DVR or PTZ Controller. Using Video/Power/Data Cable can be costly. However there is an alternative. If you use a pair of […]
  18. How to make your own Inspection Camera

    How to make your own Inspection Camera
    Here at CCTV Camera World, we customize our products to fit our customer's needs. A ton of time goes into developing new innovative ways to use our products. Today we discovered a new way to use our cameras, and we're going to share it with you. I'm telling you, the possibilities are endless.
  19. How to change the order of IP cameras connected to your NVR

    How to change the order of IP cameras connected to your NVR
    Want to change the order of PoE IP cameras connected to your PoE NVR, then this is a must watch video for the quick trick needed to reset the camera settings on the NVR. First, make sure you connect the cameras to the numbered PoE ports on the back of your NVR recorder. Disregard the […]
  20. DDNS Setup using NO-IP and your Computer

    DDNS Setup using NO-IP and your Computer
    So you’re having trouble viewing your surveillance system remotely, and you’ve already read our articles on forwarding your ports. Unless you pay your internet service provider for a static IP address you will need to set up Dynamic DNS (DDNS) in order to access your home network remotely. This article will explain what is DDNS, […]

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