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  • How to view IP Cameras from a web browser

    Let's say you know very little about IP security cameras and you just purchased one. You have it in your hands, and you are wondering how to view the darn thing. If you've purchased one of CCTV Camera World's IP cameras then it's easy to view your camera on your computer. The guide below is for Windows computer users, however the process is very similar for Mac computer users as well. The same process outlined in this article should be applied when trying to view your NVR or DVR from your computer using a web browser. Continue reading

  • How to find the IP address for your Ubiquiti access point?

    Whether you are trying to find the IP address of a new Ubiquiti access point or one that you just simply forgot what you set its IP to, this quick guide will show you how to find the device on your network. Continue reading

  • Security DVR and NVR Email Alert Setup Guide

    All of the DVR and NVR video recorders offered by CCTV Camera World have video based motion detection and email alert notifications as standard features. Although setting up motion detection based video recording is easy, integration of your email account and configuring email alerts can be challenging for the user unfamiliar with our DVR interface. In the guide below, we demonstrate how to setup email notification in your Surveillance DVR using the web service menu. Depending on the model and year of manufacture of your DVR, the menu may not be identical, but this guide should still be easy enough to follow.

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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