CCTV Camera World Knowledge Base

  1. How to Troubleshoot a Pan Tilt Zoom (PTZ) Camera

    How to Troubleshoot a Pan Tilt Zoom (PTZ) Camera
    A very popular choice of camera is the Pan Tilt Zoom camera and it can do just that.  Using an additional PTZ controller or the on-screen controller of the DVR, the user will be able to move the camera lens around and zoom in and out. This is a major advantage over standard security cameras […]
  2. Protect Your Investment

    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.
  3. Resolution Variants in CCTV Security Camera Systems

    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 […]
  4. Enabling ActiveX to view your IP Cameras and DVR over the web

    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.
  5. No Longer Able To View Remotely

    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.
  6. Baby & Nanny Cams

    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 […]
  7. A Basic Guide To Port Forwarding - How To

    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 […]
  8. Securing Your CCTV Security Camera System

    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. […]
  9. CCTV Cameras - How to Choose

    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 […]
  10. Using IP Cameras with Blue Iris Software

    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 […]

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