The iDVR-PRO8 and iDVR-PRO16 CCTV DVRs from CCTV Camera Pros are capable of accepting alarm inputs from security system input devices such as magnetic door contact sensors, motion sensors, IR sensors and virtually any other type of I/O device such as ones typically used in burglar alarms. These devices can be connected to the DVR and enabled to trigger alarms. The digital alarm received by the DVR can them be configures to to take actions such as start video recording on a certain camera, bookmark the event so that it can be easily searched for later, sound a buzzer alarm, or send an email alert.
To integrate a door contact with the iDVR-PRO8 or iDVR-PRO16, please follow these setup instructions. The first step is to wire the burglar alarm door sensor to the DVR.
Here is a screenshot of the alarm input / output and loops on the back of the iDVR-PRO Surveillance DVR. Most other model CCTV DVRs that support burgular alarm integration will have a similar input / output terminal block and these concepts remain the same for any DVR even though we are describing this for the iDVR-PRO8 and iDVR-PRO16.
Connect wires from the door sensors to the DVR as labeled in this diagram. We are using pairs from a CAT-5e cable to do our wiring while testing this.