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.

CCTV Camera with PIR Motion Detector Light and Alarm Relays

CCTV camera with PIR Motion Sensor Light and Alarm Relay

The PIR-BL7 is a CCTV camera with PIR motion detector lights and alarm relay input and outputs. A few months ago, I began testing the PIR-BL7 CCTV camera. I was really excited, as I always get when I am testing out a new product that has some unique feature or ability that make it special. This camera has several features that make it special: built in PIR motion sensor, 30 white LEDs make up a security light, and alarm relay output / alarm inputs.

Android CCTV App with PTZ Camera Controls

Android App PTZ Camera Controls

The Android app for iDVR-PRO CCTV DVRs supports pan tilt zoom controls for PTZ cameras. The PTZ controls from the mobile app work over WIFI and cellular connections (3G, 4G, LTE). The app supports all iDVR-PRO model surveillance DVRs, which currently come in 4, 8, and 16 channel models. The app allows users to view the cameras connected to the DVR in single, four, nine, and sixteen camera grid view on one screen. To control a PTZ camera, the user must switch to that camera in single camera mode, then tap on the screen and select the PTZ controls. Once selected, the PTZ controls for up, down, left right, zoom in, and zoom out appear.

iPhone App with PTZ Camera Controls

PTZ Camera Controls from iPhone App

The iPhone app that is included with iDVR-PRO surveillance DVRs from CCTV Camera Pros has outstanding support for PTZ cameras. Users can control PTZ cameras from the iOS app, which works with iPhone, iPad, and iTouch devices from Apple. The Android app also supports controlling PTZ cameras. The pan tilt zoom controls work over WIFI and cellular networks (3G, 4G, LTE, etc.), so users can access their camera and control movement on the local network where the camera and DVR is located or from remotely over the Internet.

What is 960H video?

What is 960H

960H is the latest video resolution used by analog CCTV camera surveillance systems. The “H” in 960H stands for “horizontal” and 960 is the number of horizontal pixels in the video resolution. 960H is 960 x 480 video resolution. Unlike the generation of CCTV cameras and DVRs before 960H became a standard, 960H uses the 16:9 widescreen aspect ration which makes it more suitable for use with modern monitors and HDTV, almost all of which use a 16:9 aspect ratio.

View Security Cameras from Android App

View Security Cameras from Android

The iDVR-PRO Viewer App for Android lets uses view all of the security cameras connected to any iDVR-PRO surveillance DVR from any Android mobile or tablet device. Users can view their security cameras in single, four, eight, nine, and sixteen camera grid views. The app works in landscape mode to take advantage of the 960H widescreen CCTV format supported by the latest iDVR-PRO models.

View CCTV Security Cameras from Mac Software with iDVR-PRO

View CCTV Cameras from Mac Software

The Mac software for iDVR-PRO lets users view the CCTV cameras connected to iDVR-PRO surveillance DVRs from any Macintosh computer. All iDVR-PRO model recorders works with this viewer software and users can configure multiple DVR locations to be monitored. If you are a business owners with multiple locations, the iDVR-PRO software lets you view cameras from multiple locations on a single screen.