CCTV Camera World Knowledge Base

  1. How To Record Pictures and Snapshots on a Security Camera

    How To Record Pictures and Snapshots on a Security Camera
    Security camera systems are commonly used to record video as a way to ensure homes, businesses, and properties are protected. Security footage can consume a lot of storage space, especially if you're recording high resolution security cameras such as 8MP 4K security cameras. Rather than storing large video files that take up lots of hard […]
  2. How to Turn Off Infrared on a Security Camera

    How to Turn Off Infrared on a Security Camera
    CCTV Camera World's professional quality security cameras offer a plethora of options that can be set within the camera. Many cameras on the market offer settings to control brightness and contrast, WDR, and image flip, but very few offer the ability to control the day and night settings of the camera. All security cameras with […]
  3. How To View Security Cameras from an iPhone or Android

    How To View Security Cameras from an iPhone or Android
    Once you have setup your security camera system by connecting the cameras to the DVR or NVR, and you have video displaying from each camera on a monitor, the next step is to setup remote viewing for your security cameras. All of our security camera recorders come with a built-in web server that is always […]
  4. Setting Security Camera IP Address Using a NVR or DVR

    Setting Security Camera IP Address Using a NVR or DVR
    Most of the NVRs from CCTV Camera World utilize plug-and-play IP camera technology by offering built-in PoE ports. This allows a user to connect an IP camera to a NVR using only a single network cable. Some of our NVR models, however, are designed without built-in PoE ports, or have a lesser number of PoE […]
  5. How To Connect PTZ Cameras to a DVR

    How To Connect PTZ Cameras to a DVR
    PTZ cameras with RS485 connections can be challenging to setup for the novice user. This video based guide will simplify the setup process when connecting a PTZ camera to our security camera recorders, either that be a DVR or NVR. All analog PTZ cameras and some IP PTZ cameras have a RS485 connection that sends […]
  6. How To Connect Security Cameras to a Power Box

    How To Connect Security Cameras to a Power Box
    CCTV Security cameras require power to operate. Security cameras use RG59U coax siamese wire or CAT5e networking cable to transmit video. Whether you are installing a power box for a new or existing camera system, it is important to understand how to connect cameras to a CCTV Power Supply Box. DC current is polarized meaning […]
  7. Best Practices For Using A Two-Way Audio Security Camera

    Best Practices For Using A Two-Way Audio Security Camera
    Whether you have a security camera system for a home or business, the need for two-way audio interaction with talk-back capability may arise. CCTV Camera World offers solutions for both one-way and two-way audio. One-way audio is great for listening to sound originating from the location of a camera, but it will not allow interaction […]
  8. Camera and Photography Tips and Terminology

    Camera and Photography Tips and Terminology
    Whether you are a beginner who has just purchased your first camera or a seasoned professional looking to refresh your knowledge, the Internet offers a wealth of information to help you better understand how to use a camera to capture the best possible images. Photography can serve a range of purposes, from recording memories to […]
  9. Cameras for Stargazing: A Beginner's Guide to Astrophotography

    Cameras for Stargazing: A Beginner's Guide to Astrophotography
    Have you ever found yourself inspired by a night sky filled with glimmering stars and wanted to take a picture, only to find that the picture just doesn't do it justice? It's disappointing to see a photo full of black space when the real sky was amazing, but with the help of modern technology and […]
  10. Home Security Basics: Keeping Your Family Safe and Secure

    Home Security Basics: Keeping Your Family Safe and Secure
    Having a comfortable and safe place to call home is a priority for most people. Whether living in an urban, suburban, or rural area, people should take steps to protect themselves, their family, and their belongings from danger and theft. Because it's such an important task, people should secure their homes properly and with careful […]
  11. How To Setup Two-Way Audio On Your DVR

    How To Setup Two-Way Audio On Your DVR
    Almost all of our DVRs offer the ability to add a speaker using the RCA audio-out. This feature is meant for users looking to setup two-way audio or bidirectional talk in their security camera system. By using add-on security camera mics or security cameras with built-in microphone, you can hear audio from the person in […]
  12. How To Connect Wireless Cameras To Your PoE NVR

    How To Connect Wireless Cameras To Your PoE NVR
    Wireless security camera systems involve more setup and configuration than hard-wired camera systems. CCTV Camera World's wired camera systems incorporate plug and play technology, making connection a breeze. However, for applications where running cable isn't possible, we have secure wireless systems that will save you the hassle of running cable.
  13. Adding a Microphone to a PTZ Camera

    Adding a Microphone to a PTZ Camera
    Outdoor PTZ Cameras do not come with a built-in microphone for weather proofing reasons. In order to record audio along with your security camera's video you have to use an add-on security camera mic of some sort. CCTV Camera World has microphones for both indoor and outdoor applications. Having an external microphone provides more flexibility […]
  14. Dummies Guide To Remote Viewing Security Cameras

    Dummies Guide To Remote Viewing Security Cameras
    If you are not tech savvy and you are looking for an easy to setup surveillance system for your home or business, then look no further. CCTV Camera World's DVR systems and IP camera systems are easy to setup for remote viewing so you can watch your cameras from anywhere in the world. Once you […]
  15. How to add AXIS Cameras as ONVIF

    How to add AXIS Cameras as ONVIF
    Our NVR and Tribrid or Pentabrid DVR recorders allow use of 3rd party IP cameras not purchased from CCTV Camera World. IP cameras and the recorder talk to each other over the network and have to sync URL for video, audio, PTZ controls, and motion events for each of these data types to pass from […]
  16. How to Connect a Network PTZ Controller to a DVR or NVR

    How to Connect a Network PTZ Controller to a DVR or NVR
    CCTV Camera World has simplified the configuration and setup for controlling HDCVI and IP PTZ cameras. Using a network PTZ joystick controller, you can control PTZ cameras by simply connecting the controller to a security video recorder with a single network cable. This provides hands-on control over your PTZ camera with a setup that takes […]
  17. How to Connect an IP Camera to a Computer

    How to Connect an IP Camera to a Computer
    Many consumers find the need for a professional IP based security camera system for their home, business, or property, but are under the assumption that IP systems are complicated and too tech-heavy.  This discourages them from purchasing one, preventing them the security they require. The truth is, though, that setting up an IP camera is […]
  18. History of Security & Policing

    History of Security & Policing
    Image Source: Pexels Since its inception in the United States, technology, corruption, crime and scandals have contributed to the evolution and progression of security and policing across the country. While local communities and federal departments haven’t always been equipped to handle these discrepancies, many centuries of revolutionary reform have changed the way America views and […]
  19. How to connect your security cameras to the Internet

    How to connect your security cameras to the Internet
    Knowing how to network your security cameras is crucial to installing and establishing Internet connectivity to your security camera system. Security camera networking on a network with one router is not overly technical nor difficult, so hang in there! This article will help you understand basic computer networking, how it applies to your security camera […]
  20. How to do Port Forwarding on a Verizon Fios Router

    How to do Port Forwarding on a Verizon Fios Router
    Being able to remotely view live or recorded video from your security camera system is a feature that customers find vital for personal security. Remote viewing eliminates the need to access a DVR or NVR physically by being in front of it. Surveillance systems from CCTV Camera World come with remote viewing capabilities without any […]

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