How can I reset the password on my H.264 CCTV DVR? This is a common question that the technical support team receives at CCTV Camera Pros. Although it seems like a simple question, the answer is not so simple. The reason is because the majority of the security camera DVRs manufactured between 2007 and 2018 use an H.264 video codec and label their DVR cases with the term “H.264 DVR”. I wrote this article to help people try to track down the instructions on how-to reset the password on their DVR.
At CCTV Camera Pros, our tech support team is often asked if older CCTV DVRs support remote viewing of security cameras from a mobile app (iPhone and Android). This article was written to assist people in figuring this out. Here are some things that you can do to determine if your DVR supports remote management and live camera viewing.
Here are a few ways to use multiple HD CCTV cameras (AHD, HD-TVI, HDCVI) to Livestream video on Facebook and YouTube. Video multiplexers and surveillance DVRs can both be used for these streaming live video when installed in conjunction with a PC with Open Broadcast software and an HDMI capture card. Learn more about this here.
Most users of IP cameras (network security cameras) want to access their camera remotely to see live video. Accessing cameras remotely from desktop software (Mac and Windows) and mobile apps (iPhone and Android) is extremely common for home owners and business owners.. Read this article to learn about port forwarding and dynamic DNS – two concepts typically required to setup remote access.
This article documents a solution on how-to display HD video from an AHD security camera on multiple TVs / monitors. This topic was brought up because I was recently contacted by the pastor of a church who wanted to display a live video feed of the service in three different rooms of the church. In…
These are the latest HD security camera video demos created at CCTV Camera Pros. All of these demos use the latest HD over coax type security cameras. All of these cameras are 4-in-1 models which means that they support AHD, HD-TVI, HDCVI, and analog CCTV video modes. They support 1080p resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) in AHD, HD-TVI, and HDCVI modes. They support 960H resolution (960 x 480 pixels) in analog mode (CVBS).
This article explains how to use an HDMI over Cat6 cabling system to view security cameras and control surveillance DVRs from multiple TVs. In addition to acting as an HDMI to Cat6 splitter, the system also supports IR remote control transmission back to the DVR. This allows you not only to display your cameras in multiple rooms,…
A customer recently contacted me to see if CCTV Camera Pros had any recorded video surveillance footage captured using 1080p security cameras. He wanted to compare the video quality of an HD camera system to his current analog CCTV camera system. Specifically, he wanted to see the video quality when playing back recorded video on the DVR. Watch this video to see what the quality of 1080p video surveillance captured using 2 AHD cameras and 2 HD-TVI cameras recording to an iDVR-PRO HD surveillance DVR.
As technology continues to improve and upgrades are made to both security cameras and DVRs, a question that we are often asked is Will my old CCTV cameras work with a new HD surveillance DVR? This article will assist in determining if an existing CCTV camera will work with a new HD surveillance DVRs.
People often ask me, “Just how much better are HD-TVI security cameras compared to analog CCTV cameras?”. This article will answer that question by comparing video surveillance images captures by the two different camera types. Analog CCTV / HD-TVI Side-by Side Please click on the image to see the full sized image. You can do…
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 the best HD security camera type? TVI or AHD. This is a common question asked by CCTV Camera Pros customers. TVI and AHD are two different HD CCTV camera technologies that support 1080p resolution over standard coax cable (RG59 or RG6). This is the same type of coax cable that is used in traditional…
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.
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.
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 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.
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…
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.