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Security Camera Reviews

  • 2K vs 4K Security Cameras and Systems

    When searching for security cameras to buy you may be confused by all of the jargon or details involved with camera resolution. There are three important resolutions to consider when looking for surveillance cameras:

    • 1080P Full HD
    • 2K 4MP QHD
    • 4K 8MP UltraHD

    In the past 1080P cameras were the most popular security camera in the industry. With the advent of new technology, higher resolution cameras like 2K and 4K are becoming more affordable.

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  • Security Cameras with Artificial Intelligence provide peace of mind

    Motion detection is outdated

    How many motion alerts have you gotten today? Has it been 10? 20? 50? Maybe you’ve started to lose count. Maybe you’re tired. Too tired of checking your phone because its most likely just another person walking by your place of business or your neighbor walking the dogs. Maybe this one is important? Or maybe it's just a bug flying against your camera. At one point you thought about turning off motion detection but you worry about missing a possible break-in. How often has this happened to you? Video based motion detection just seems to have too many false positive alerts leaving you anxious and worried that it works at all! What’s the point of motion alerts if you are constantly getting alerts that are of no use?

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  • How to Setup Alarm Activated Snapshots on your Security Camera

    Security cameras are not strictly for standard video surveillance. A customer had a request for his employees to capture a number on a gift card he was shipping to his customers. Doing so would allow him to capture the gift card number that was shipped and go back to it if the card was lost or damaged in the mail. This guide discusses the best method to capture footage for such an application.

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  • 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 can find what remains of analog only security cameras here. If you are looking to replace a camera on your older analog system, then we suggest you consider our new 4-in-1 security cameras that have a 2MP CMOS image sensor and can output in Analog (aka CVBS), HDCVI, TVI, and AHD formats. In this post we show you a quick image comparison of the image quality between these new cameras of ours and older 1000TVL analog security cameras. Continue reading

  • How to make your own Inspection Camera

    Here at CCTV Camera World, we customize our products to fit our customer's needs. A ton of time goes into developing new innovative ways to use our products. Today we discovered a new way to use our cameras, and we're going to share it with you. I'm telling you, the possibilities are endless. 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

  • HD-CVI vs. HD-TVI - A Comparison of HD Over Coax

    We’ve already taken a look at High Definition Composite Video Interface (HDCVI) in previous articles and we may not have mentioned it, but we also took a pretty long and hard look at High Definition Transport Video Interface (HDTVI) as well. In addition to comparing these two "HD over coax" technologies side by side, we’ll also hopefully be clearing up some of the conflicting, or contradicting, information found on the subject. Continue reading

  • Insecam - Change Your Usernames & Passwords

    We've been pleading people for as long as we've been around to commit to changing their usernames and passwords and not to use the default accounts. Why? TechCrunch, among many others now, has recently published an article that demonstrates exactly why. Continue reading

  • HDCVI Cameras vs. IP Cameras

    Where more traditional standard definition (SD) analog CCTV cameras wouldn't do the job, people needed to start looking to high definition (HD) security cameras. With HDSDI being a flop for the industry, IP cameras have been almost unopposed in the HD market since it began. HDCVI cameras are becoming much more commonly known about and sought after these days. With this new and now proven technology growing in popularity, it's caught people who only used to consider IP cameras potentially looking in another direction. Rather than a versus, think of this more as a comparison. Continue reading

  • CCTV Camera Systems for Businesses

    Frame Rate

    Most have become accustomed to what’s referred to as real time recording; this implies recording at a rate of thirty frames per second. The end result is fluid recorded video that looks identical to what you’d see during live viewing. Granted, this is a nice added bonus to have, but how realistic is it for businesses? The average homeowner has around eight to twelve cameras making recording at this rate pretty easy to obtain. Businesses don’t have such an easy time as their average ranges from twenty four to thirty two cameras. Continue reading

  • Tribrid Security DVR - What is it?

    “Tribrid” digital video recorders (DVR), as they've come to be known, aren't exactly a new thing. Previous to the release of Tribrid DVRs, there were Hybrid DVRs. If you recall from previous articles, Hybrid’s are capable of streaming and recording both standard analog and IP/network cameras. The Tribrid simply introduces the ability to now have HDCVI cameras in addition to those analog and IP cameras.

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  • HD-SDI Cameras - Why not to buy HDSDI prodcuts!

    We saw High Definition Serial Digital Interface (HDSDI) hit the market in 2012. With it finally came the possibility of high definition (HD) over coax. The only option in the past had been IP/network cameras via network cable. While IP camera systems are a fantastic direction to go in, they require a whole new knowledge base from traditional analog CCTV systems. This new HDSDI system type was the saving grace for professional and amateur installers alike who didn't want to invest boat loads of time into learning all about the networking it takes to get IP setups up and running. So, why are we suddenly seeing it all on sale from virtually every distributor and retailer we come across? Continue reading

  • What Type of Cable to Use with HDCVI Cameras

    The type of cable you're either able to or should be using has been under debate since HDCVI cameras hit the market. While it was originally stated that solid copper RG59 should be used, there have been more than a few people to state that it's not required; installers and retailers alike. We're going to put all previously formed statements and opinions aside for this and simply show you what type of video quality you can expect from various cable types and lengths.
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  • CCTV Myths: Part 3

    Welcome to part three of CCTV Myths. Don't forget to check out part one and part two if you haven't already. We credit this installment of myths to some of the more ridiculous things we've heard over the years. As usual, let us know what you think, tell us your ideas, and enjoy! Continue reading

  • CCTV Myths: Part 2

    Welcome back for part two of CCTV Myths. We didn't mention it in part one, but if you have any ideas or myths of your own, leave them in the comments section below. For those of you who may have missed part one, be sure to check it out. We said it once but we'll say it again; this is all in good fun so enjoy and let us know what you think. Continue reading

  • CCTV Myths: Part 1

    Welcome to the first installment of CCTV Myths. The premise of this series is to debunk as many of the misconceptions people have about security camera systems as we can come up with. Whether or not you've had a couple or many of these thoughts yourself, it's all in good fun, so sit back and enjoy a good laugh. Continue reading

  • What is HDCVI?

    High Definition Composite Video Interface (HDCVI) is brand new to the CCTV and security camera industry. With it, comes a few new, and very cool capabilities. While you may not see any great advancements in the high definition (HD) resolution, these new features that come at a pretty incredible price do more than impress. Continue reading

  • How to Identify Types of Security Cameras and Video Recorders

    It's not uncommon for people to inherit CCTV systems. The problem is that most of the time, the previous owners aren't very forthcoming with information and people normally don't know to ask. More often than not, you'll find yourself needing to repair, or wanting to upgrade these systems. You'll soon find that not knowing the finer details of what you have is going to cause you problems down the road.

    **If you have a proprietary system, you will not be able to identify it without locating a brand name on the devices. Continue reading

  • Nanny Cams, Barn Cameras, and Other Uses of Security Cameras

    Security cameras are much more diverse than you may think. The purpose we have in our head for our CCTV systems is the surveillance of people and property, but the truth is, they're used for a lot more than just that. We don't always have to look at them as a way to avoid disaster anymore. Continue reading

  • Google Glass, Watch Your Privacy, and CCTV Security Cameras

    Google Glass hasn't been around long enough yet for us to form much of an opinion about it. The fact of the matter is that people are already saying that it's opening the doorway for all other kinds of wearable tech, even though it already has users being labeled as "Glassholes." Whether you've formed an opinion or not, you may find yourself needing to jump on the band wagon fast before you get left in the dust. Continue reading

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