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CCTV Security Camera and Video Surveillance System Knowledge Base, FAQ and Setup Guides

CCTV Camera Pros strives to have the best security camera and video surveillance system knowledge and online help in the world. The following information is provided to help home and business owners understand more about surveillance systems and CCTV equipment so that they can be successful with their installation and so they can make informed decisions about which products best suit their needs. There is a lot of information to consider when purchasing surveillance equipment. Setup and installation can be difficult if you are not well instructed. The Camera Pros Team hopes that you find the following frequently asked questions and surveillance system setup guides informative. If you have any questions or comments on the material provided, please let email us at info@cctvcamerapros.net. We welcome any feedback that you have.

CCTV Camera Pros Main Product Lines

This section contains are best selling and most recommended products.

Viewtron Surveillance DVR Support

Viewtron Video Surveillance DVR Viewtron surveillance DVRs come in standard CCTV, HD-SDI, and CCTV / HD-SDI hybrid models. The user interface is the same for all Viewtron DVRs.

Viewtron Technical Support Page

iDVR Support and Setup Instructions

iDVR Support The iDVR is an H.264 LINUX embedded, stand-alone surveillance recorder. It boasts a graphical, easy to navigate interface and has mobile DVR viewer apps available for iPhone, iPad, and Android cell phones.

iDVR Technical Support & Setup Page

iDVR-PRO Support and Setup Instructions

iDVR SupportThe iDVR-PRO is a LINUX embedded, H.264 stand alone surveillance DVR capable of providing remote internet viewing support for every major computer and cell phone platform.

iDVR-PRO Setup & Support

Geovision Surveillance Systems

Geovision DVR Card
Geovision DVR Card Support


NUUO Surveillance System Support



NUUO Surveillance System Support


iPhone Remote IP Camera Viewer Setup Instructions

iPhone Remote View Setup
iPhone Surveillance Setup - Instructions to setup your iPhone to view Zavio IP Cameras


Legacy Surveillance DVRs & Equipment Support

The following is equipment that CCTV Camera Pros use to supply before being discontinued. The support links will remain active for existing customers that have this equipment.

MPEG4 Surveillance DVR

MPEG4 DVR Support

JPEG Surveillance DVR

JPEG DVR Support


4 Channel MPEG DVR

DVR Software

DVR Software Downloads

IP Video Server Setup


Surveillance DVR Manuals

DVR Manual

DVR Manuals


Surveillance System & Security Camera Help Transcripts

TranscriptNEW! CCTV Camera Pros is now publishing online chat sessions that we have with customers like you. We have found that reading real world chat transcripts from customers is a great way for us to train our employees, so it only makes sense to also make this information available online for everyone to learn from. Click here to read some real online surveillance system & security camera help transcripts.




Networking & Internet Setup Resources

Port Forwarding and Dynamic DNS Setup instructions for various types of routers

Networking & Internet Setup

Internet & Networking Support


Surveillance System Setup Instructions

Surveillance System Setup Guides and Info

Surveillance System Setup and Installation Videos - Step by step instructional videos on setting up the CCTV equipment that CCTV Camera Pros supplies.

Security Camera Cable and Wiring Setup - Information and instructions on how to wire Security Cameras, DVRs, and Surveillance Systems.

How to connect a CCTV Camera to a TV Monitor - Sometimes you may want to use a CCTV camera just to view live view on a monitor without any need to record to a DVR. This article explains how to do this and what equipment is needed.


PTZ Camera Resources

Outdoor PTZ Camera Setup - Instructions on configuring our W470 series outdoor PTZ cameras.
PTZ controller and camera setup - Setup instructions to configure and connect our PTZ keyboard to our PTZ security camera.

JP Surveillance DVRs PTZ Control Setup - JP surveillance DVRs can be used to control PTZ cameras.

Embedding Live Video into a WebPage using a IP PTZ Camera


Security Camera Resources

CCTV Camera Lens Chart

CCTV Resolution - This article explains and shows images of the different resolution that CCTV systems can record at.

CCTV Camera Lens Comparison - Sample videos to demonstrate different viewing angles and field of views with different size camera lenses.

Outdoor Camera Housing - This article shows how to install an outdoor camera housing with an IP or box security camera to make them weatherproof.
How to connect CCTV camera video to multiple monitor displays

Are 940nm IR LEDs really invisible? - This video uses a PIR-IR60 940nm IR cameras to test and see if the infrared LEDs are detectable using a smart phone camera.

What is 960H video resolution? - This article and FAQ page teaches the reader about 960H cameras and DVRs.

Low Voltage Drop / Max Power Cable Distance Charts - Use these 12V DC and 24V AC max cable distance charts to plan your CCTV camera installation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Surveillance DVR FAQ - Frequently asked questions when considering which surveillance DVR to choose.

Security Camera FAQ - Frequently asked questions when shopping for security cameras.


Google Search

CCTV Camera Pros Google Enterprise Search - CCTV Camera Pros' search engine provided by Google that will search our entire website for information.

Glossary of Terms

Surveillance System & CCTV Glossary

PTZ Camera & System Information

PTZ Camera System Installation Diagram

Product Search

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