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CCTV Camera World Knowledge Base

  • Protect Your Investment

    A CCTV security camera system can be a huge financial investment. Taking a proactive stance in protecting this investment should be a no-brainer. There are several things you can do to ensure and prolong the longevity of their newly purchased CCTV security camera system. Continue reading

  • Resolution Variants in CCTV Security Camera Systems

    Several factors come into play when setting up a CCTV security camera system that is right for you. You must determine where the system will be installed, how many cameras you will need, the type of camera, which DVR you want, how much storage space you will need, and much, much more. Something that shouldn't be overlooked but sometimes can be, is the resolution of the cameras themselves. Continue reading

  • DVR & NVR: Adding or Removing a Hard Drive

    As time goes on, users of CCTV security camera systems may find that they want to add extra hard drives to their DVR, or possibly need to replace hard drives that are no longer functioning. Whether it's to add storage capacity or make repairs, not all of us are familiar with how to make these things happen.

    *The instructions below are general due to the fact that there are several different models of DVRs and NVRs. The process of adding or removing hard drives will vary slightly depending on which model you own.

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  • Enabling ActiveX to view your IP Cameras and DVR over the web

    After installing your security camera system, one of the first walls you might find yourself running into is getting your camera feed pulled up on your internet browser. Assuming you've connected your DVR/NVR to your network correctly, this is a pretty simple issue to fix. Continue reading

  • No Longer Able To View Remotely

    If you've found yourself in a situation where you can no longer remotely access your DVR as you once could, you've come to the right place. While you may have gone through the efforts of port forwarding, it’s not always permanent. Continue reading

  • Baby & Nanny Cams

    We all worry about our children. More specifically, we worry about them the most when we can’t see them. This shared fear among parents is what birthed the modern day baby monitor, originally invented in 1937. These baby monitors provided some overdue relief for parents who didn't always find themselves in the same room as their child(ren). Just being able to hear them provides a sense of relief, but our fear remains with what we’re unable to see; enter the baby cam.

    The baby cam provides the best possible modern day solution for monitoring your children. Like baby monitors, they either provide one or two-way audio, but with the additional benefit of a real-time video feed. Have you ever heard a noise followed almost immediately by crying? What would you give to know instantly what happened? The baby cam is your answer. Continue reading

  • A Basic Guide To Port Forwarding - How To

    Port forwarding is the act of creating openings in your network so that people on the outside can access information and data on the inside. Why do you need to go through this process for CCTV systems? This is the step in the installation that allows for remote access of your DVR and/or cameras. For additional information, please feel free to read our article about how port forwarding relates to CCTV security camera systems. Continue reading

  • Securing Your CCTV Security Camera System

    Electronics are very obvious targets for theft. The security cameras and video recorders that are meant to deter criminal activity can, at times, become the target. Paying attention to where and how you’re installing your security cameras and DVR can make a world of difference in keeping them out of the hands of would-be thieves. Continue reading

  • CCTV Cameras - How to Choose

    You’re ready to start shopping for security cameras. Where do you start? Security cameras are something in this world that doesn’t get enough credit for how complex and complicated they can be. As new customers to the industry, you’re probably going to realize this soon enough if you haven’t already. Some companies may be better than others at telling you what you need, but how about we talk about some basics so you can form your own opinions. Continue reading

  • Using IP Cameras with Blue Iris Software

    Network based IP cameras have become immensely popular because of their lowering cost, high resolution video capabilities, and integration of complex functions all over a single network connection. We recommend the use of our PoE IP cameras with network video recorder that we sell because our NVRs offer easy configuration of our cameras. When installing a IP camera system, the first challenge is networking, i.e. knowing how to assign different ip addresses to each camera and NVR that abides by the IP address scheme or subnet of your network. After you get that done, you have to worry about setting the resolution and frame rate for recording that you would like. With 3rd party NVRs or ip cameras software this can be a daunting task. Continue reading

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