DVR NVR Help

Below are in depth videos and/or articles on functions frequently asked about related to our DVRs and NVRs.

  1. How to set the Monitor Resolution of your Security Camera Recorder

    How to set the Monitor Resolution of your Security Camera Recorder
    If you are having issues with using a monitor or TV to view your security camera system it usually relates to the resolution that the system is trying to display. It's important to take the necessary troubleshooting steps to gather information on why the display is not working. Often times it's easy to assume that […]
  2. How to use your Security Camera System

    How to use your Security Camera System
    In this comprehensive video guide, we demonstrate the plethora of basic functions that our security camera recorders have to offer. After you purchase your system, this guide is a starting point for learning how to use your security camera system. We start from learning to login to the recorder, and end with downloading video from […]
  3. How to use the Camera Monitoring Software

    How to use the Camera Monitoring Software
    CCTV Camera World devices come with free computer software that will allow you to access your DVR, NVR or IP camera with a multitude of functionalities. To be able to access your live video feeds, stored video, and download recorded video brings a whole new element of security. To new users, this program may seem […]
  4. How to Setup Audio Detection on a Security Camera System

    How to Setup Audio Detection on a Security Camera System
    Audio Detection is a feature that can be a very reliable way to capture a conversation or other important sounds that need to be recorded. It allows a security camera with a built-in microphone or audio line-in to trigger recording when sound is detected. You no longer have to rely on video-based motion detection to […]
  5. How to access PoE cameras in an NVR system

    How to access PoE cameras in an NVR system
    PoE Cameras are types of IP cameras that come with a web server built-in that is easily accessible using the camera IP address when the cameras are deployed in an IP camera system over the network. The web interface contains settings on PoE cameras like license plate cameras, PTZ, and Smart Security Cameras that require […]
  6. Recording a DVR or NVR to FTP on your NAS

    Recording a DVR or NVR to FTP on your NAS
    NAS storage devices are prevalent and relatively inexpensive these days. They can not only be used to store your personal or business documents, pictures, and videos, but they can also be used as a redundant backup point for your security camera system. The videos below shows you how to configure settings for your FTP on […]
  7. How to find the IP address of your security camera recorder

    How to find the IP address of your security camera recorder
    The IP address of your security camera recorder is an important piece on information that you should know. Knowing the IP address for the DVR or NVR recorder will allow you to follow the guides and tutorials that you may need depending on your use case scenario. Most commonly, the IP address is needed to […]
  8. Checking Security Camera System Log File

    Checking Security Camera System Log File
    When you encounter an issue with your security camera system it is important to take necessary troubleshooting steps. To aid with troubleshooting our recorders save system logs. They are accessible by using the Info section on the Main Menu of the recorder. This allows you to select a given date range to search for logs. […]
  9. How to use the Universal Series Security Camera System

    How to use the Universal Series Security Camera System
    This guide is meant for customers who have purchased the UNV security camera recorder from CCTV Camera World. The Universal series NVRs are compatible replacements for several third party products like Q-See Halifax or Knox recorders. To get started quickly with how to operate your new recorder we recommend watching the video guide below which […]
  10. How to Connect Q-See Cameras to an Avalonix NVR

    How to Connect Q-See Cameras to an Avalonix NVR
    This post is meant to assist customers who are moving away from their Q-see NVRs and attempting to connect their old QC series IP cameras with NVRs from CCTV Camera World. It is important to understand that IP cameras require a correct username and password for the admin user to allow the NVR to connect […]
  11. How to access the web interface of your security camera recorder

    How to access the web interface of your security camera recorder
    Accessing the web interface of your security camera recorder is one of the most important things to learn when managing your own security camera system. The web interface of an NVR or DVR purchased from CCTV Camera World is almost the same as being in front of one with a mouse and monitor. The web […]
  12. Security Camera System Troubleshooting

    Security Camera System Troubleshooting
    When your security camera system stops working it is one of those events that make you go “Now what?” There's plenty of stuff in life going wrong and the last thing you need is your camera system to stop working. Fortunately for you, as our customer, the reliability of our systems is barnone. Most of […]
  13. iPhone iPad App for Remote Viewing your Security Cameras

    iPhone iPad App for Remote Viewing your Security Cameras
    Remotely viewing your system is a standard feature on security camera systems from CCTV Camera World. All of our equipment passes our strict testing and is compatible with our free PC or Mac viewing software, and the DMSS app available from the Apple App Store for iPhone or Google Play Store for Android. No matter […]
  14. How to prevent Frame Skipping in IP Cameras

    How to prevent Frame Skipping in IP Cameras
    If you have a security camera system consisting of a large number of camera, it is common to forget to optimize the storage space inside the DVR or NVR inside that system. A hard drive has a certain amount of cache (usually 64MB in WD Purples that we use) that can properly accept incoming data […]
  15. 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 […]
  16. 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 […]
  17. 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 […]
  18. 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 […]
  19. 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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