CCTV Camera World Knowledge Base

  1. How To Enable IP Camera Offline Alerts

    How To Enable IP Camera Offline Alerts
    A very important feature that is not found with older or cheap IP camera systems is offline alerts. These offline alerts are extremely important for recognizing when a break-in is happening. Vandals and thieves will notice security cameras and try to destroy, damage, or disconnect the cameras. When that happens you will want to be […]
  2. How to Use an HD Security Camera as Standalone

    How to Use an HD Security Camera as Standalone
    In some situations, you may not need your security camera to be recorded. Maybe you are thinking of monitoring your front door, or driveway while you’re at home. A standalone camera is also useful for keeping an eye on pets, the elderly or children playing. In either of these situations, you do not need a […]
  3. Professional Video Doorbell Setup

    Professional Video Doorbell Setup
    Consumer based doorbell intercoms are available everywhere these days promising easy remote viewing and cloud storage. All of them are promoted based on remote viewing, notifications, and cloud storage which might be great if you are going to be using the cloud based doorbell intercom as the sole security camera on the property. There are […]
  4. How to Setup an IP Camera System

    How to Setup an IP Camera System
    If you've been considering purchasing a IP camera system and are wondering how hard it is to configure the system since it is IP based, then you need to watch this video we made. We get a large number of callers every week asking how hard it is to setup a security camera system using […]
  5. How to Get the Most Out of Your Security Cameras

    How to Get the Most Out of Your Security Cameras
    When installing a security camera system it is important to protect that investment. Security cameras are sensitive electronics packed inside plastic or metal housings. The construction materials offer some protection. Outdoor security cameras are subject to the elements like wind, rain, and lightning. It’s important to avoid cutting corners when installing the cameras in your […]
  6. How To Use Video Baluns With Security Camera Systems

    How To Use Video Baluns With Security Camera Systems
    Baluns are more easily understood as a way to make BNC cameras compatible for use with Cat5e/Cat6 cable.  The benefit of using Cat5e/Cat6 cable is it's noticeably cheaper cost, and ability to significantly stretch out the maximum length of your runs.  With multiple types of video baluns in existence, you'll want to closely look at […]
  7. Using IP cameras over ONVIF with Synology NAS

    Using IP cameras over ONVIF with Synology NAS
    We are often asked if our PoE IP cameras will work with Synology NAS units that are running Surveillance Station software. We gladly test cameras with Surveillance Station if a customer is interested in using a specific model camera. Initial testing has found that most of our cameras work with Synology using the ONVIF protocol. […]
  8. Popular 4K Security Camera Equipment

      CCTV Camera World now carries the latest 4K security cameras that provide Ultra HD resolution of 3840x2160 pixels. 4K resolutions are available in cameras using 8MP and 12MP CMOS image sensors and require specific network video recorders like these 4K NVR recorders with high bit rate encoding capabilities. It is important […]
  9. Why Not To Buy Cheap Security Cameras

    Why Not To Buy Cheap Security Cameras
    If you are shopping for security cameras for your home or business you may wonder why there are large price differences between camera models that seem to have the same specifications but are sold by different companies. Truth be told, prices often reflect the quality of the product you are buying. As the saying goes, […]
  10. 2K vs 4K Security Cameras and Systems

    2K vs 4K Security Cameras and Systems
    When searching for security cameras to buy you may be confused by all of the jargon or details involved with camera resolution. There are three important resolutions to consider when looking for surveillance cameras: 1080P Full HD 2K 4MP QHD 4K 8MP UltraHD In the past 1080P cameras were the most popular security camera in […]
  11. How to Record Security Cameras for Free

    How to Record Security Cameras for Free
    One of the great things about network based security cameras is the amount of features they allow you to control and a variety of recording options. Recording using our central monitoring software is another great and easy feature to use after you purchase an IP camera and it's free! Read more in this guide about […]
  12. A Guide to Choosing and Installing Motion Sensor Camera Systems

    A Guide to Choosing and Installing Motion Sensor Camera Systems
    Statista reports that in the US in 2017, over 7.5 million cases of property crime were reported, with the FBI adding that in 2018, this number dropped to around 7.2 million cases. Despite the efforts of our police forces, however, and the fact that numbers have been decreasing year on year since the early 90s, […]
  13. Sending Push Notifications From Your Security System To Your Phone

    Sending Push Notifications From Your Security System To Your Phone
    A critical aspect of owning a professional security system is staying informed with what’s happening underneath your cameras at all times. A continuous live-stream of your cameras is made available to you and can be viewed using SmartPSS and IPTecno Pegaso. But what happens when you’re too busy to monitor the stream and see for […]
  14. Camera Systems: How Lenses Work

    Camera Systems: How Lenses Work
    Understanding Camera Lenses For photographers, videographers and filmmakers, understanding how lenses work will offer you more control when exploring your craft. When choosing the right lens, it is important to remember what you may lose or gain with lens speed, weight, size, focal length, cost and image quality. It's the intention of this guide to […]
  15. Outdoor Two Way Audio Security Cameras - How To

    Outdoor Two Way Audio Security Cameras - How To
    Two-way audio security cameras are becoming increasingly popular for home consumers and businesses. Most surveillance cameras with audio from online-retailers and big-name brands do not live up to expectations due to poor audio quality. Built-in microphones and speakers can be cheaply made, and produce hard to hear and low quality sound that can hardly be […]
  16. Security Camera Cable - How to choose

    Security Camera Cable - How to choose
    There are many factors that determine if someone will choose to purchase an IP camera system or HD DVR camera system. The main factor though would be whether there is any existing cabling in place that can be reused to avoid the cost of running new cable. There are two main types of cables used […]
  17. How to setup a security camera system on the network

    How to setup a security camera system on the network
    What are IP security camera systems? IP camera systems comprise of one or more IP cameras that are connected over a computer network to a Network Video Recorder (NVR) or Digital Video Recorder (DVR). The IP camera sends video and other data in digital format over a network cable to the NVR. The NVR records […]
  18. How to add a microphone to an IP Camera

    How to add a microphone to an IP Camera
    Most security cameras that are outdoor rated do not come with built-in microphones to ensure that no water can leak in. This means that you must add an external security camera microphone to these cameras in order to record audio. CCTV Camera World carries microphones for indoor or outdoor cameras. Most IP security cameras with […]
  19. How to add IP cameras to a Security DVR

    How to add IP cameras to a Security DVR
    Network security cameras are ubiquitous and sought after for any security camera system. If you have an existing camera system and have recently upgraded the DVR recorder by purchasing one from CCTV Camera World then you're in luck. All of our DVRs support IP cameras and PoE cameras that we offer. Since DVRs only have […]
  20. How to Change Camera Channel Type on a Security DVR

    How to Change Camera Channel Type on a Security DVR
    DVR recorders these days support traditional analog CCTV cameras, new HD security cameras over coax called HDCVI cameras, and network based IP cameras. Security DVRs can vary in the variety of signal types they support, and can be called Tribrid DVRs or XVRs. These recorders sense camera signal automatically between HDCVI and analog security cameras […]

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