How to Pre-Wire a House for Security Cameras

how-to pre-wire house for security cameras

At CCTV Camera Pros, I frequently get asked by customers “what type of cable should I run to pre-wire my house for a security camera system?” We wrote this article to help business and homeowners prepare to install a video surveillance system by answering that question and discussing some best practices in my experience. This guide is also useful even if you are beyond the pre-drywall phase of construction or if you are installing a security camera in a completely finished home.

What is HD-TVI?

what is hd-tvi?

HD-TVI stands for High Definition Transport Video Interface. It is a digital signal processing and transport technology for video used in HD security cameras and DVRs. Read this article to see sample TVI camera images, video, and learn more about the technology.

Mac DVR Viewer Software Supports 1080p HD Security Cameras

Mac DVR Viewer Software View HD security cameras

The latest release of the iDVR-PRO DVR viewer software for Mac supports that ability to view video surveillance from HD security cameras at full 1080p resolution. iDVR-PRO DVRs currently support AHD and HD-TVI cameras, as well as traditional standard definition analog CCTV cameras. Users can mix and match and combination of these three camera types on their system. The Mac software detects the max resolution of the cameras and is able to display 960H, 720p, and 1080p resolutions depending on the type of camera.

LPR Camera Mode (License Plate Recognition) Added to Zavio IP Cameras

LPR Camera IP Camera

Certain Zavio IP cameras now have a built-in LPR camera mode – license plate recognition. The Zavio B8520 and Zavio B8220 are the first two models to support the new license plate capture settings that are available via a firmware update. The B8520 and B8220 are both extreme weather rated outdoor cameras. The B8520 supports up to 5 megapixel HD resolution and the B8220 supports 2 megapixel – 1080p HD resolution.

HD Security Camera System Installed on Bus for Restoration Wild TV Show

HD Security Camera System Restoration Wild TV Show

Mike Haldas from CCTV Camera Pros recently appeared on Animal Planet TV show – Restoration Wild. CCTV Camera Pros supplied and installed a high definition security camera system on a bus for episode 3 of the show which took place in Nederland, Colorado. This episode featured the build out of a 1940 commercial bus that is transformed into the ultimate mountain hangout.

HD Security Camera (1080p AHD CCTV) vs Analog CCTV Camera

HD security camera vs analog CCTV camera

HD security cameras with 1080p video resolution have become very affordable and available over the last six months. People shopping for new video surveillance systems and those looking to replace existing CCTV cameras should consider HD cameras. With the price difference between CCTV and AHD being small and the resolution difference being so big, the team at CCTV Camera Pros is recommending HD in almost all cases. This article will compare 1080p video resolution from an AHD (analog high definition) camera to the resolution of a traditional analog CCTV camera.

iDVR-PRO Viewer App for Android Supports Remote Internet Audio Surveillance

Android App Remote Audio Surveillance

The latest iDVR-PRO Viewer app for Android supports remote Internet audio surveillance. Users can listen to live audio from surveillance microphones connected to any model iDVR-PRO CCTV DVR. In addition to live audio, users can also playback audio and video surveillance together that have been recorded to their DVRs hard drive. Both live and playback…

Video Surveillance System Installation with Outdoor PIR Motion Detection Recording

Video Surveillance System with Outdoor PIR Motion Sensor Integration

Working at CCTV Camera Pros, I recently had the opportunity to install a video surveillance system with outdoor PIR motion sensors integrated into it to trigger motion detection recording. The project took place in a town called Nederland that is near Boulder, Colorado. The goal of the project was to provide video security to a 1941 bus that sits on a 1.25 acre lot. The bus was being fixed up to be a party / hangout place for the owners of the property. The bus sits on a beautiful spot with an amazing view of the mountains and forest.

Surveillance System Installation Using CCTV Test Monitor with Security Camera Power Output

CCTV Test Monitor with Security Camera Power Output

The security camera power output that is built into this CCTV test monitor was extremely useful during a recent system installation performed near Boulder, Colorado. The location had a 1941 commercial bus that was to be rehabilitated into the ultimate hang-out, viewing area, and fire pit. The owners of the property wanted to have high definition surveillance cameras to provide security for the bus and to also be able to view any wildlife that came into the area. When I started the installation, the construction site did not have electrical power fully in place. Being that I brought a CCTV test monitor that has built-in power output, I was still able to begin mounting and focusing the cameras without the permanent power source in place.

How to Install a Hidden Smoke Detector Security Camera

smoke detector hidden camera installation

The HCPRO-SD380 smoke detector security camera works great in hidden video surveillance type installations. CCTV Camera Pros has supplied this camera to businesses and homeowners that require a convert camera to monitor different types of situations. This camera has been successful in monitoring cash registers to track theft, sensitive areas of business operations that contain valuable property, and as a home nanny cam to watch what is going on inside your home while you are away.