Category: Surveillance Systems

Articles about business, government, and home surveillance systems.

how-to pre-wire house for security cameras

How to Pre-Wire a 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.

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Mac DVR Viewer Software View HD security cameras

Mac DVR Viewer Software Supports 1080p 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.

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HD Security Camera System Restoration Wild TV Show

HD Security Camera System Installed on Bus for 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.

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HD security camera vs analog CCTV camera

HD Security Camera (1080p AHD CCTV) 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.

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Video Surveillance System with Outdoor PIR Motion Sensor Integration

Video Surveillance System Installation with Outdoor PIR Motion Detection Recording

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.

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What is 960H

What is 960H video?

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.

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View CCTV Cameras from Mac Software

View CCTV Security Cameras from Mac Software with iDVR-PRO

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.

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Using Surveillance Systems to Prevent Employee Theft

Many employers are beginning to find new ways to prevent and catch employee theft, and the best option seems to be the use of an HD security camera system, including a digital video recorder (DVR), and remote viewing software and mobile apps. The age of grainy black and white camera video is long gone and the days of high-tech, and clear picture is here. 1080p HD security cameras are extremely affordable.

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