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December 24, 2015 at 10:44 am #34151Mike HaldasKeymaster
You can connect a high definition 1080p AHD CCTV camera directly to a TV to display live video. This is a great option for users that want a live video display from their security camera but do not necessarily want to record surveillance video to a DVR.
Here is a question I recently received from a customer regarding this.
I would like to connect a high definition security camera to the video input of my 48″ HD television so that I can see a live view of my backyard by day. The primary purpose of this application is to provide a “rear window” for viewing pleasure (wildlife, scenery, etc.). This is not for security purposes, so I do not need to record video to a DVR. I seek highest resolution compatible with TV video input. I do not necessarily need infrared for night viewing. Which cameras meet my criteria?
This is the information that I provided to the customer.
1080p video / 1920 x 1080 is the highest resolution that will work with a standard HDTV. We have 1080p security cameras that will work for your application and I am very confident that you will be happy with the clarity of the picture. I realize that you said you did not need infrared but the camera that I recommend does have infrared built into it, in case you do want to view at night. Most outdoor security cameras have built-in IR. This is the camera that I recommend.
You can connect the AHD-BL5H or any one of our 1080p AHD CCTV cameras to this AHD to HDMI video converter. Then you connect an HDMI cable from the converter to your TV. This enables you to view the live 1080p video from the camera on your TV (as long as you have an HDMI input on your TV).
When you want to view the video from your camera, you simply switch the input of your TV to that HDMI port.
Here is a diagram of how to connect the camera and video converter to your TV.
You can also watch the video on this page to see how it works.
In your case, you would not use the DVR that appears in the video. Using the second video output to go to a DVR is optional.
Here is the equipment that you would need for this installation.
- A weatherproof 1080p security camera. https://www.cctvcamerapros.com/1080p-HD-CCTV-Camera-p/ahd-bl5h.htm
- An AHD to HDMI video converter. https://www.cctvcamerapros.com/AHD-to-HDMI-video-converter-p/ahd-cv7.htm
- A Siamese coax cable (power and video) to run the video and power to / from your camera and power supply. The camera comes with a power supply. https://www.cctvcamerapros.com/Premade-Siamese-Coax-CCTV-Cable-p/hd-100.htm
- An HDMI cable to connect the converter to the input of your TV.
Please let me know your thoughts and if you have any questions.
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