Category Archives: General CCTV Discussions

IP CCTV Camera Systems Made Easy

There is a new trend in IP Camera Systems. More and more manufacturers are trying to simplify IP CCTV System setup so it’s more appealing to installers. Recently we’ve been seeing more and more NVRs with built in network switches. … Continue reading

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New DVR’s. New Resolutions: CIF, D1, WD1, 720p, 1080p. Finally, Full High Definition Available in CCTV Systems.

In late 2010 we started seeing new DVR models available with new higher resolution. It was about time CCTV systems were capable of recording resolutions higher than D1 known also as 720×480. The revolution in CCTV has began. New CCTV … Continue reading

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Using Cat5 (UTP) in CCTV installation vs RG59 Siamese Cable

Recently we have noticed that more and more CCTV installers use Cat5 cables for analog CCTV system installations. With Passive Video Baluns based on specification you can use UTP cable to transmit color video as far as 1300ft. With a … Continue reading

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What is SDI High Definition 1080p CCTV?

SDI seems like a brand new technology in Closed Circuit Television, but in fact this standard has been available for few years now. 2011 was a first year when we started seeing SDI standard in CCTV systems. So what it … Continue reading

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CCTV and Catching the Criminal

So, many times when I talk to customers, they ask me few questions that seem to be more common than others. I will try to answer and explain some things regarding those frequently asked questions or FAQ about CCTV Systems, … Continue reading

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IP Camera System vs Regular Analog CCTV System – Objective Comparison

Internet Protocol Cameras (IP Cameras) are becoming more and more popular due to lower prices. IP Cameras are also capable of much higher resolutions comparing to analog CCTV Cameras. A lot of experts say that regular security cameras would be … Continue reading

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Do I really need static IP address to view my cameras online?

Many customers think that static IP address provided by Internet Service Provider or ISP is necessary for remote access and remote viewing of cameras. While having static IP address may be helpful, it is not necessary to have it and … Continue reading

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Do you really need a Real Time CCTV DVR? And what it really means?

What is real time recording on DVR units? Real time recording means that each channel on the Digital Video Recorder is able to capture and record at least 30 frames per second. This is called full motion recording. It is … Continue reading

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Surveillance CCTV System vs Security Camera System

There is a big difference between Surveillance Video Camera System and Security Camera System. It all comes to the way you use your CCTV System. Surveillance System is the one you would see in the Large Stores, Shopping Malls, Casinos, … Continue reading

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Advantages of Home CCTV Systems

It’s not unusual these days to find CCTV systems in stores, restaurants and manufacturing facilities, but is there any real advantage to installing a CCTV security system in your home? Ask your home insurance agent that question, and the answer … Continue reading

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