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Security Camera System Guides

  • 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 the recorder and playing it back on your PC. For other functions, feel free to check out our DVR NVR help section.
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  • Security Camera System setup with Fiber Optic Cable

    A common challenge when installing a security system is the transmission distance limitation of Ethernet cabling. IP cameras that are part of a modern surveillance system are deployed using PoE technology that involves the use of copper based network cabling like CAT5e or CAT6 that has a data transmission limit of 100m (328ft). While that is adequate for installations for a home or small business, large scale installations may need to use a couple of different connection methods.

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  • Adding an Alarm Motion Sensor to a Security Camera System

    CCTV systems are highly customizable and can be configured to fit the specific needs of any user. One optional component that can be added is the PIR sensor which stands for Passive Infrared sensor. PIR sensors are motion sensors commonly used in home security systems but can also be added to some of our security camera systems. Using this additional sensor, you can configure your camera system's DVR recorder to do a number of different things based on what you specify.

    The PIR sensor is an electronic sensor that is triggered by measuring infrared light that radiates from objects that fall within its field of view. Passive is part of its name for a reason and that is because the sensor doesn't use energy for active detection. It is only triggered if energy is being given off by an object. Continue reading

  • Barn Security Camera System

    Security camera systems are not only for urban areas where crime is a known threat, security cameras are also great for rural areas and farms as well. Whether to monitor livestock or prevent equipment theft, security systems are useful for almost any project. Even without internet access to a barn it is possible to monitor and manage a farm security camera system. Read more to learn how easy it is to setup barn security and animal monitoring.

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  • 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 access the recorder over the LAN (Local Area Network) that is the local computer network as opposed to the WAN (Wide Area Network) which is usually the Internet.

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  • 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. The logs provide useful information that contain codes or relevant troubleshooting information. Some important logs include: powering off/on, restarts, Hard Disk errors, and account access.

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  • 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 provides all the useful information you would need in comprehensive yet brief videos.

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  • How to Connect a Siren to a Security Camera System

    A great feature of CCTV Camera World’s security camera systems is the ability to add an external siren to the DVR or NVR. It is possible to connect a siren to our recorders that have an alarm input/output panel on the back. An external siren can alert a homeowner or business of potential intruders while also letting intruders know they have been spotted and alerted neighbors. In this article we show how to wire a siren correctly into our security camera systems and enable the correct settings.

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  • 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 the time any issues that arise are due to user error, or misconfigured settings.

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  • How to Get Started with your Security Camera System

    Purchasing and setting up a security camera system, big or small, can be a daunting task for people who are not accustomed to CCTV technology. For a home or business there are many different ways to install an IP camera and NVR recorder. This article focuses on the easy to use plug and play PoE IP camera systems that CCTV Camera World offers. If you’re on the fence about purchasing, or just received a new security camera system read this article to learn more about the initial setup and some great tips to get started.

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  • How to get Support from CCTV Camera World

    Worthwhile technical support can be a difficult thing to find in this day and age. With so much commerce happening online it is a challenge to find reliable help. CCTV Camera World is proud to support products purchased from www.cctvcameraworld.com for the lifetime of the product. We provide professional US-based support Monday through Friday 9 AM to 5 PM EST. In this article we explain how to get support from our company, and why we provide support the way we do.

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  • 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 which remote viewing method you use, you can access your system from anywhere in the world. All that is required is a good internet connection at the location of the recorder, and a good data connection on your smartphone.

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  • How to receive Push Notifications from security cameras

    A critical aspect of owning a professional surveillance system is staying informed with what’s happening in front of your cameras at all times. A continuous live-stream of your cameras is always available for review using our Camera Monitoring Software and Free Smartphone App for security cameras. But what happens when you’re too busy to monitor the cameras and watch for yourself?

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  • How to secure a security camera for use over the web

    In corporate or military network environments there can be strict requirements to use IP security camera equipment. One of those requirements is HTTPS access which safely encrypts data between the web browser and the network camera. All of the IP cameras and Network Video Recorders we carry at CCTV Camera World have a built-in web server and our models from 2019 onwards support SSL implementation for access. This guide will show you how to enable and setup HTTPS access on your IP camera. The same process can be followed on our NVRs.

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  • Security Camera Systems for the Marijuana Industry

    As more states are creating legislation for legalizing medical and recreational marijuana, security is becoming an increasing concern. Most states have strict requirements and guidelines for marijuana businesses ranging from cultivation, transportation, and distribution. Many requirements include video surveillance to capture criminal activities. CCTV Camera World is no novice when it comes to marijuana surveillance. Businesses we’ve helped include many marijuana cultivators in states like Oregon, Washington, California, and Michigan to name a few. We’ve helped dispensaries in nearly every state that has legalized medical marijuana. We hope this guide will help you make some determinations on what you need to meet regulations in your State.

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  • How to Get the Most Out of Your Security Cameras

    When installing a security camera system it is important to protect that investment. Security cameras are sensitive electronics packed inside plastic or metal housings. The construction materials offer some protection. Outdoor security cameras are subject to the elements like wind, rain, and lightning. It’s important to avoid cutting corners when installing the cameras in your security system so you can get the most of our your purchase and prolong the longevity of the cameras. Following the guide below will give you some helpful hints to avoid the hassle of broken cameras.
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  • How To Use Video Baluns With Security Camera Systems

    Baluns are more easily understood as a way to make BNC cameras compatible for use with Cat5e/Cat6 cable. The benefit of using Cat5e/Cat6 cable is it's noticeably cheaper cost, and ability to significantly stretch out the maximum length of your runs. With multiple types of video baluns in existence, you'll want to closely look at the purpose of each and determine which is most appropriate for you situation.

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  • 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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  • How to Fix Monitor Display Problems with 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 the port is no longer working though it can be remedied by double checking settings.

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  • How to setup a security camera system on the network

    What are IP security camera systems?

    IP camera systems comprise of one or more IP cameras that are connected over a computer network to a Network Video Recorder (NVR) or Digital Video Recorder (DVR). The IP camera sends video and other data in digital format over a network cable to the NVR. The NVR records the video stream from he cameras for playback and other functions like motion alerts. IP camera systems are also commonly referred to as NVR camera systems since they are commonly used with a network recorder at the heart of the system.

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