Here are some frequently asked questions that we receive about 5mp security cameras.
How do you install a 4mp security cameras?
The 4mp cameras on this page are all HD-over-Coax cable type. They use coax cable with BNC video connectors to transmit video, just like traditional CCTV cameras do.
RG59 Siamese cable is the most popular type of cable to use for installation. You can find a detailed RG59 cable installation guide for security cameras here.
How clear is a 4mp high definition camera?
Here is a sample
video surveillance footage and sample snapshot
image captured with our 5mp lipstick security camera. If you click on the image, a full sized image will be displayed. This image was captured with the camera connected to a iDVR-PRO recorder. The image was captured at 4k resolution.
What body styles are available?
5mp security cameras are available in all of the standard body styles such as dome and bullet.
Are 4mp cameras available with IR night vision?
Yes, there are IR night vision cameras available in 4mp resolution. Please check the specification for the model you are interested in for the effective IR distance.
Are they outdoor rated?
Some 4mp cameras are outdoor / weatherproof rated. Please check the bullet points or specification for the model that you are interested in or ask a CCTV Camera Pros tech.
Is a lipstick camera the same thing as a bullet camera?
Yes. Lipstick and bullet refer to the body style of the camera and both of these terms describe security cameras with a cylinder shape. Most of the time when security installers use the term "lipstick camera", they are referring to smaller / thinner model bullet cameras.
Are 4mp dome cameras available?
Yes. 4mp security cameras are also available in dome style housings. Indoor and outdoor weatherproof domes are available and most have IR night vision too.
Can I view my security cameras remotely?
Yes. When any of our BNC security cameras are installed with one of our
iDVR-PRO surveillance DVRs, you can remotely view your cameras from iPhone, Android, Windows, and Mac computers. Please take a look at these iPhone app and Android app images captured using our 5MP-D5 running in 4MP HD-TVI mode and connected to an iDVR-PRO. You can learn more about our mobile apps, windows, and Mac software for security cameras here.
Are they good for use in a home security camera system?
Yes, CCTV Camera Pros supplies these 5mp security cameras for home, business, and government use. We supply them to DIY and professional installers.
Do they support remote access?
Yes. When connected to a network surveillance DVR, 5mp security cameras support remote access. iDVR-PRO surveillance DVRs support
remote camera viewing apps for iPhone, Android, Windows, and Mac.
Do they support motion detection?
Yes. When connected to a compatible surveillance DVR, 5mp security cameras support motion detection. The
motion detection can be used to trigger video recording, email alerts, and mobile push notifications on iDVR-PRO CCTV DVRs.
What is the field of view?
Each camera's field of view varies depending on the size of the lens and size of the image sensor. CCTV Camera Pros documents this for each of the cameras that we supply by providing sample images and video demos.
What brand DVRs are compatible with 4mp cameras?
Our 4mp cameras can run in the following video modes: AHD, HD-TVI, HD-CVI, and analog CCTV (CVBS). This makes them compatible with older analog CCTV DVRs and more modern 4 megapixel DVRs from all major manufacturers including Swann, Samsung, Night Owl, Lorex, QSee, Defender, Digital Watch Dog, CCTV Camera Pros, and just about all others. Please note that your DVR MUST SUPPORT 4MP RESOLUTION to work with these cameras when they are in 4MP mode (AHD, HD-TVI, HD-CVI). Our iDVR-PRO HD security camera DVRs are tested guaranteed to work with 4MP cameras (HD-TVI and AHD). If you need help determining what cameras are compatible with your DVR, please email CCTV Camera Pros here
Watch this video to see video surveillance footage recorded using this 4mp dome security camera recording to an iDVR-PRO 4K DVR. The 5MP-D5 was running in 4 megapixel HD-TVI mode when this video was recorded.
The above image was captured with the 5MP-D5 recording to an iDVR-PRO surveillance DVR at 4k resolution. Although this is a 5-megapixel security camera, the image is stretched by the DVR to record at full 4k resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels). If you click on the image, the full 4K resolution photo will open.
The above image shows a remote security camera view from iPhone using our 4mp dome camera. Please note that when users view 4 megapixel security cameras remotely from a mobile app, the resolution is typically scaled down to 1080p or 720p to conserve bandwidth and processing required by mobile phones. You can learn more about how-to
view HD CCTV cameras from iPhone here.
The above image shows a remote security camera view from Android mobile using our 4mp dome camera. Please note that when users view 4 megapixel security cameras remotely from Android, the resolution is typically scaled down to 1080p or 720p to conserve bandwidth and processing required by Android phones. You can learn more about how-to
view HD CCTV cameras from Android here.
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