CCTV Camera World Knowledge Base

  1. How to View Recorded Video and Audio Using Smart PSS

    How to View Recorded Video and Audio Using Smart PSS
    Whether you have an IP, HDCVI, or Analog security camera system, CCTV Camera World offers security cameras with a built-in microphone, giving you the ability to stream or record HD quality  footage with audio for each camera. Setting up your DVR or NVR to stream/record video with audio requires a few simple steps, explained in […]
  2. How To View Recorded Video On Your Smartphone

    How To View Recorded Video On Your Smartphone
    Having a complete security camera system entails being able to access your cameras and view recorded video using your Smartphone. Products from CCTV Camera World give you this luxury. You can leave your home, business, or property with confidence knowing that you can view video on your Smartphone from virtually anywhere in the world.
  3. Social Media Cyber-bullying: Online Safety and Security Tips for Children, Teens and Young Adults

    Social Media Cyber-bullying: Online Safety and Security Tips for Children, Teens and Young Adults
    Image Source: Pixabay Before technology, bullying typically occurred at school and in your local neighborhoods. However, today children, teens, and young adults have access to phones, computers, tablets, and other devices that connect them to the internet 24/7. This constant access to the internet has created a new realm for bullies known as cyber-bullying, causing […]
  4. 4-in-1 Security Camera Review

    4-in-1 Security Camera Review
    High definition CMOS camera image sensors are quickly replacing older analog resolution CCD sensors. For customers with older analog DVRs and cameras, upgrading to a HD security DVR is price prohibitive in many cases. If you are looking to replace an older analog security camera there are still some choices available while supplies last. You […]
  5. Ultimate Security: All About Homeland Security

    Ultimate Security: All About Homeland Security
    Created in 2002, the United States Department of Homeland Security is the department of the federal government tasked with providing public security, battling terrorism, and dealing with cybersecurity, among other tasks. Homeland Security was created in response to the events of September 11, 2001, and a number of existing agencies that dealt with security and […]
  6. How To Set A PTZ Pattern Using Your NVR or DVR

    How To Set A PTZ Pattern Using Your NVR or DVR
    PTZ cameras are an important tool in a security camera system that allows for easy surveillance using manual commands from a PTZ keyboard controller, security video recorder, or our computer based monitoring software. To automate surveillance, most of our Pan Tilt Zoom cameras allow the user to set memorized positions of interest that account for […]
  7. Using Google Chrome To Remote View Your Security Cameras

    Using Google Chrome To Remote View Your Security Cameras
    Traditionally viewing your security cameras over the web has required the use of ActiveX controls in Internet Explorer (IE). This can be hard to do since many ActiveX controls are unsigned and trigger a lot of error messages in IE. It is also very difficult for the layman to figure out how to enable ActiveX […]
  8. Checking Hard Drive For Errors In Your DVR Or NVR

    Checking Hard Drive For Errors In Your DVR Or NVR
    It is expected that hard drives inside a DVR or NVR recorder may fail. Hard drives having moving parts inside that can fail. There is no knowing how soon a drive may fail, as it all depends on build quality for the production run from the hard drive manufacturer, the temperature your security video recorder […]
  9. 8 tips for Protecting Children and Teens Online - A Security Guide for Parents, Caregivers and Educators

    8 tips for Protecting Children and Teens Online - A Security Guide for Parents, Caregivers and Educators
    Image Source: Pixabay The Internet is a vast and wondrous place that has connected humanity over time. Do you have friends across the world? No problem – just send them an instant message. If you’re both gamers, you can challenge each other while playing online. The Internet has many added conveniences for everyone. You can […]
  10. Wireless Security Camera Systems Are Easy To Setup

    Wireless Security Camera Systems Are Easy To Setup
    If you've been considering purchasing wireless cameras and are wondering how hard it is to configure a wireless security camera system then you need to watch this video we made. Up till now wireless security cameras have been riddled with issues. Up till 2012, the only kind of wireless security cameras available were those that […]
  11. How to Protect Your Identity from Cyber Security Threats

    How to Protect Your Identity from Cyber Security Threats
    Our world has become a connected web of electronic devices. Nearly everyone has a phone, an email account, computers, credit cards, medical records and so on. Everything is connected. In fact, the only way you can escape this massive interconnected world of ours would be to bury all of your electronics into the ground and […]
  12. How To Change The IP Address For Your IP Camera Using A Mac

    How To Change The IP Address For Your IP Camera Using A Mac
    Although most surveillance equipment configuration tools tend to be Windows based, we are proud to introduce two IP configuration tools that allow you to find our IP cameras, NVRs, and DVRs on your local network, and change their IP address at the click of a button. These "IP Config Tools" make it easier to deploy […]
  13. How to use your CCTV System (Gen1)

    How to use your CCTV System (Gen1)
    At CCTV Camera World we strive to provide excellent and expedient technical support. To enable easy setup and operation of security systems purchased from us, we have developed the guide below so that all pertinent information is available in one page with easy to follow video tutorials. For questions about specific functions not found here, […]
  14. The History of Video Cameras

    The History of Video Cameras
    The Video Camera – From Innovation to Ubiquity Today, the video camera is a tool that is so deeply woven into everyday life that it seems strange to find a person without one. Whether on a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or other device, most of us carry video technology and seldom think about it. However, when […]
  15. How to Setup Email Alerts Using An Office 365 Email Account

    How to Setup Email Alerts Using An Office 365 Email Account
    All of the DVR and NVR video recorders offered by CCTV Camera World have the ability to send motion and alarm alerts. These can include emails alerts with or without a snapshot of the incident. You can send alerts based on motion detection, hard disk failure, or even camera loss. Integration of your email account […]
  16. How to Change the Name of an IP Camera on SmartPSS

    How to Change the Name of an IP Camera on SmartPSS
    Sometimes setting changes on your IP cameras and NVR may not propagate over to SmartPSS easily. Using a computer with SmartPSS, an IP Camera, and a NVR with each device attached to the LAN we made some camera settings changes. We found that changing the name of an IP Camera via its web interface will not […]
  17. Configuring IP Cameras on a Network

    Configuring IP Cameras on a Network
    Connecting IP cameras to an existing network is a tricky task for first timers. You'll have to understand a few principles to really be efficient at setting up your new IP camera system. 
  18. How to Change Encoding Resolution of your Security Cameras

    How to Change Encoding Resolution of your Security Cameras
    Sometimes it makes sense to down-convert the image of your IP security camera to a lesser resolution than it's built to cap out at. The camera will have less work to do when encoding video. The data stream will be a smaller size eating up less bandwidth. The NVR will better be able to handle […]
  19. Over Decode Ability Explained for NVRs

    Over Decode Ability Explained for NVRs
    If you've ever gotten the message "Over Decode Ability" on your NVR's monitor and wondered why it's there, then you're not alone. The majority of folks that see this have a system comprised of 4MP security cameras or 4k security cameras. Let's go ahead and define it: Over Decode Ability - The maximum processor time […]
  20. Recording Security Camera to an SD Card

    Recording Security Camera to an SD Card
    Some of our IP security cameras have a microSD slot as a secondary storage method to record video. This is an economical way to keep backup video recordings in case the NVR is stolen during a home invasion. Getting the backup video recording operational requires little setup within the camera's web interface, so make sure […]

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