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  • Motion Detection Recording Setup for Security Camera DVRs

    This article will take you step by step through the process of enabling motion activated recording in your DVR or NVR recorder that you have purchased from CCTV Camera World. This is a very straightforward and simple process that should be very similar regardless of your unit and firmware. When you have your cameras set to motion detection, they will only record video when they are triggered by a motion occurrence. Enabling motion will save you immensely on hard drive storage space and enable you to fast froward video playback to when motion events occur. Continue reading

  • Xfinity Router Port Forwarding

    This article will take your through the process of port forwarding your Xfinity router. Port forwarding is a necessary process of establishing port rules within your router to allow internet traffic outside your home network to access your security system. This in turn allows you to view your live camera feeds from wherever you are, on your phone or through your internet browser.
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  • Verizon Fios Port Forwarding

    To access your DVR security system through either the computer or your phone, you must first go through a process known as port forwarding. Port forwarding with your router is a process of making "port rules" within your router that point internet traffic to your DVR. This enables your security system to be viewable from offsite. Through this guide we will demonstrate the port forwarding process with the very popular Verizon Fios router. Continue reading

  • How to Enable Audio Recording and Streaming on your DVR

    Audio recording and streaming capabilities are a standard part of almost all of the security camera DVRs that we sell. For the analog CCTV camera DVR and the HDCVI DVR it is necessary to enable audio recording through the user interface, whereas for IP cameras with built-in mic the NVR auto detects the presence of an audio stream.

    The quick guide below demonstrates how to enable audio recording and streaming on your DVR. Continue reading

  • How to Improve Security Camera Video Quality

    You can have video disturbances for several reasons. When you have cyclical video disturbances, ghosting, or colored lines appearing in your security camera video, they are 99.9% of the time a result of any of the reasons mentioned below. In any of these instances, it is a common misconception to blame it on the equipment, therefore we advise that you bench test your cameras at your location. Continue reading

  • How to setup a recording schedule on your NVR or DVR

    Our DVRs and NVRs offer a variety of recording options. You can configure recording schedules based on the following methods: 1) calendar based, 2) motion activation based, or 3) alarm based. These schedules can be set individually for each camera, or copied to several or all cameras. You can configure recording schedules in several ways. Continue reading

  • How to Backup Video from your DVR or NVR

    Video backup to a USB flash drive is very easy from any of our DVR recorders or NVR recorders. Simply format a USB flash drive using the FAT or FAT32 file system and insert it in to the front USB 2.0 port on your DVR. Then follow the steps demonstrated in the video below Continue reading

  • Comcast Router Port Forwarding

    In order for your security system to be accessible from your phone or computer, you must make port forwarding rules in your home router to allow traffic from the internet. You must first make a physical connection between your security DVR and your router with a network cable. These "port rules" tell your router to allow certain internet traffic into your network, and where this traffic should go. To create port rules, you need to know which port numbers in your DVR are assigned to it's TCP and HTTP ports within your DVR's networking section. You can find this information in the networking menu of your DVR. The default port numbers are 80 for HTTP and 37777 for TCP. You can use whatever port numbers you'd like, but make sure to change the corresponding port numbers within your DVR to match.
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  • Zhone 1512-A1 Router Port Forwarding

    To be able to access your security system while you are away from the physical location of the DVR, you will need to enable port forwarding with your network router. Within your router you must create what are called “port rules” to allow traffic from the internet access your security system. To create port rules you need to know what port numbers are associated with the HTTP and TCP ports within your DVR’s networking section. The default port numbers are 80 for HTTP and 37777 for TCP. You can use whatever port numbers you’d like, but make sure to change the corresponding port numbers within your DVR to match.
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  • Bell Router 2Wire 2701HG-G Gateway Port Forwarding

    Port forwarding with your Bell router is a little different then other types of routers but still very familiar and simple. To enable internet access to your DVR unit, you will need to create "port rules" within your router. What these rules do is instead of your firewall completely blocking all traffic trying to access your DVR from an outside network, these port rules tell your firewall that certain types of traffic are allowed to have access.
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  • Motorola NVG510 Port Forwarding Guide

    Port forwarding with your router is a process of making "port rules" within your router that point internet traffic to your DVR. This in turn makes your DVR accessible and viewable from online for offsite viewing. In this guide we are demonstrating the port forwarding process on the AT&T Motorola NVG510 router. Continue reading

  • Port Forwarding for your Security DVR and NVR

    Port forwarding is essential to making your security DVR or NVR accessible from online using either your computer or mobile device. It is a configuration setting in your router that must be set properly in order to view your security camera system from the internet. This guide will take you through the steps of configuring port forwarding on your router, using a Arris TG862G broadband router/modem as example. Continue reading

  • UBEE DDW365 Router Port Forwarding for Time Warner Cable Customers

    Port forwarding with the UBEE model DDW365 TWC is a very simple and easy process. There is a port forwarding section within this router that you access to make what are called “port rules.” These rules allow select traffic from the internet to access certain devices on your network that the rules are being made for. These port rules are crucial for viewing your security system online or on your phone. You can use this guide as a resource to add any port rules on your router for any device you might be adding. Continue reading

  • Netgear Genie Nighthawk R7000 Port Forwarding for Security DVR

    Within the Netgear Genie Nighthawk R7000, there is a port forwarding section you will need to access for port forwarding. To enable port forwarding on your system you will need to make “port rules” in your router to allow select traffic from the internet to allow access to devices on your network. Without this configuration you will not be able to view your surveillance cameras remotely either online or from your phone. Therefore you must go through the steps listed below to configure your router to allow for this traffic. This particular guide is for the Netgear Genie Nighthawk R7000.
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  • Frontier Netgear B90-75502 Router Port Forwarding for DVR Camera System

    Frontier Netgear router port forwarding is also called Enable Applications. Using this port forwarding feature you can instruct the router firewall to allow select traffic from the internet to access a device on your local network. In security camera systems this is very important, without it you cannot see your security cameras when away from home. This article is dedicated to configuring port forwarding with the Frontier Netgear B90-75502. If you have this router follow the steps in this article Continue reading

  • BLC vs HLC vs WDR

    There are many different features that go into security cameras that the average consumer is simply not knowledgeable about. Manufacturers take advantage of this fact and mislabel products they offer, promising features and quality that their cameras can simply not provide. The aim of this article is to educate users about these different features and enable them to make smart, informed purchases when they are looking for security cameras.

    Features like Backlight Compensation (BLC), Highlight Compensation (HLC), Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) Continue reading

  • Dahua 4K IP Camera Bullet IPC-HFW4800E

    Technology is rapidly advancing on a daily basis in terms of quality, reliability and affordability. In the security camera world, cameras are becoming more compact and efficient in their design, while offering better features and higher resolution. One such example is the brand new product we are reviewing here, the 4K Ultra High Definition IP Bullet Camera. This camera offers incredible resolution for a security camera, along with IR night vision capabilities, Continue reading

  • 4K Fisheye Dome IP Camera Dahua IPC-EBW81200

    Surveillance technology has come a long way. Demand for higher resolution cameras and related advancements in CMOS sensor technology have led to some phenomenal security camera products in the industry today. This Dahua 4K Fisheye Dome IP Camera IPC-EBW81200 has an astounding 12MP (megapixels) resolution CMOS image sensor. It produces 4K resolution video that is 4000x3000 pixels Continue reading

  • How to connect an IP Camera to NVR or Tribrid DVR

    IP cameras are sophisticated pieces of technology that have many features that other security cameras do not have. IP cameras at this point have the capability to surpass modern HD cameras in visual resolution and clarity once you start getting into the higher end models. There are many reasons to choose to go IP, but the improved visual capabilities are one of the most substantial qualities setting IP cameras above the rest.

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  • About 4K IP Cameras

    Why choose 4K IP cameras over 1080P?

    Let's begin by first comparing common resolutions in megapixels, and image size in pixels:

    • 4K = 8.3 megapixels, 3840x2160 pixels
    • 1080p = 2 megapixels, 1920x1080 pixels
    • 720p= 1 megapixel, 1280x720 pixels
    • D1 = 0.4 megapixel, 704x480 pixels

    4K resolution video vs 1080P vs D1

    Mainstream CCTV cameras have been D1 resolution (704x480 pixels) for the longest time until 2014, with megapixel sensors being price prohibitive for the home or small business. As image sensor technology improves, it has gotten cheaper and allowed 1080P cameras to become so affordable that they are on pace to replace analog resolution security cameras as the base resolution for a starter system. 1080P HD security cameras are more than adequate for indoor use where the subjects are no more than 40ft away from the camera, and even for outdoor use in most cases. However, if you wish be able to zoom in and identify facial detail on recorded video at distances of 30ft or greater, that is only possible with 3mp ip cameras, or greater resolution cameras. If you're looking for the most detail at a wide angle, then 4K IP cameras are the recommended equipment.

    Ultra HD 4K vs 1080P

    When you compare pixel count, 4K security cameras are 4x higher in detail than 1080P.

    4K resolution video vs 1080P

    This higher level of detail in the picture afforded by a higher pixel count makes 4K security systems ideal for high-traffic areas where detail is crucial in indentifying the difference in someone dancing and fighting. Too often, lower resolution security cameras leave ambiguity lingering as to what really occurred in a surveillance video clip. 4K cameras clear up this ever so present uncertainty in video footage. Athletic fields, Schools, universities, big box retail, train/bus stations and government facilities are just a few of the industries that could benefit from these 4K security cameras.

    4K NVRs

    Depending on the size of the 4K security camera system you need, we offer network video recorders for 4K cameras in densities of 8, 16, 32, 64, and 128 channels. The 64 and 128 channel NVRs are available with hard drive Hot Swap ability which comes in handy in professional and business security projects where long term video storage is needed. Drive Hot Swap lets you replace video storage without ever having downtime.

    4K Security Cameras

    Ultra HD surveillance cameras are offered in three designs at this time. With all being IP66 or higher rated, they are all weather proof and can be used outdoor or indoors. There is a bullet and dome camera with 8MP CMOS sensor, and 66ft of infrared night vision. We also have a 360 degree fisheye dome camera that has a 12MP CMOS sensor, 32 ft night vision, and is IK10 vandal resistant. As is the case for all of our cameras, they contain advanced chip sets that allow for bandwidth control, image optimization with features such as DWDR, BLC, HLC, and digital noise reduction (DNR), allow of which allow you to optimize video in order to achieve your desired needs.

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