The MON-7HD is an HD CCTV and IP camera test monitor with a 7 inch IPS touch screen. This video tester is capable of displaying video from IP cameras HD CCTV cameras (HD-TVI, HD-CVI, HD-SDI / EX-SDI, AHD), and analog CCTV cameras. The 7" LCD monitor supports 1280 x 800 resolution. This is the ultimate testing tool for installers that work with various types of security cameras.
For IP camera testing, the MON-7HD supports more than 40 manufacturer protocols including ACTi, Samsung, HikVision, Dahua, and Honeywell. Any ONVIF compliant IP camera is also supported up to 4K resolution. To use the IP camera test function, installers may connect to the network via a hardwired connection via the built-in LAN port or by using the built-in WiFi. The PoE port of the tester can provide power to IP camera via PoE (24 watts maximum power over Ethernet). The MON-7HD can also power CCTV cameras and HD cameras by using the DC-12V / 2 Amp power output.
Installers can record and playback video directly on the monitor using the Micro SD Card Slot. The 7" touchscreen makes it easy to navigate the menu system of the tester. You can watch a video demo here that we created with the MON-IP7. The MON-IP7 is the same as the MON-7HD except that the IP7 does not support HD CCTV cameras (HD-TVI, HD-CVI, HD-SDI / EX-SDI, and AHD).
Analog CCTV, HD CCTV, and IP pan tilt zoom cameras can be tested. With a fully charged battery (7 Hour Charge time) the monitor can last up to 10 hours with normal use. The full featured user friendly OSD (On Screen Display) allows the user to navigate through all menus and adjust settings with ease. A few more features of the MON-7HD include audio in / out, IP address scanner, port finder and link tester. All of this comes neatly packaged in a padded carrying case for easy storage and portability.
HD CCTV / IP Camera Tester Monitor Features
- 7 inch TFT LCD Monitor (1280 x 800 Resolution)
- BNC Video Input / BNC Video Out for Analog CCTV Camera Testing
- HD BNC Input for AHD, HD-TVI, HD-CVI, HD-SDI / EX-SDI Camera Testing
- Supports TVI 2.0 and 3.0 (2, 3, and 5 Megapixel HD-TVI Cameras)
- Supports AHD Up to 4 Megapixel
- Supports CVI Up to 4 Megapixel
- WiFi for IP Camera Testing
- PoE Port for Hard Wired IP Camera Testing
- Built-in DHCP Server for IP cameras
- H.264 / H.265 Video Formats Supported
- 12V DC 2 Amp Power Output for Powering Cameras (works with CCTV cameras and IP cameras)
- POE (24 Watt Max) for Powering PoE IP Cameras
- USB 5V / 2 Amp Output for Mobile Phone
- HDMI Input / HDMI Output
- Used in IP and CCTV Testing and Monitoring
- Built-in PTZ Camera Tester
- Supports Both Analog and IP PTZ Cameras
- Built-in RJ-45 Ethernet Cable Tester
- Built-in POE Tester
- TDR Tester
- Network IP scanner displays all addresses on the network
- Identifies IP Address of Cat-5 Cable Run
- Network Cable to Switch Port Locator
- Carrying Case and Neck Strap
- Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery & Power Supply for Charging
- Multiple Languages Supported
- 7 Hour Charge Time
- Up To 10 Hours of Battery Life with Normal Use
- Works with PAL and NTSC Cameras
- Record and Playback Using a Micro SD Card
- 8GB Micro SD Card Included (Supports up to 32GB)
- Automatically Detects PAL or NTSC When Connected to a Camera
- Supports RS-485 for PTZ Control
- Firmware Updates
- Dimensions - 240mm (9.44") x 152mm (6") x 47mm (1.87")
Download the MON-7HD product specification here.
Watch this video to see how the MON-7HD test monitor connects to a network via WIFI, then scans the network for all ONVIF IP cameras. Last, the installer displays the live video from a Zavio F3210 IP camera on the screen. The video demonstrates the MON-IP7 test monitor which is the same as the MON-7HD, except the MON-7HD also supports HD security cameras (HD-TVI, HD-CVI, and AHD - analog high definition).
One of the main functions of the MON-7HD is the ability to display video from HD CCTV cameras. The following camera types are supported: AHD, HD-TVI, and HD-CVI.
After connecting the camera to the monitor via the BNC video input, installers can select the camera using the monitor's touch screen as seen above.
In the above image, the MON-7HD is displaying video from a AHD-D7W 1080p AHD camera.
Another major function of the MON-7HD is the ability to display a live video feed from any ONVIF compliant IP camera. The below image shows the tester connected to a Zavio F3210 IP camera. You can view instructions here on how to setup the monitor for IP camera testing. Again the video uses the MON-IP7 which is the same as the MON-7HD but it does not support HD CCTV cameras.
The IP camera testing function of the MON-7HD is compatible with ONVIF compliant IP cameras. We can say with almost 100% certainty that the video tester will work with all IP cameras that are compliant with ONVIF standards. We say almost 100% certainty because there are several versions of the ONVIF specification and it is up to each IP camera manufacturer to write their firmware to the specification. Some manufacturers are better at software development than others. Also, please keep in mind that some manufacturers may only have some of their cameras compliant with the standard. Below is a list of some of the big IP camera manufacturers that participate in ONVIF.
If you order the tester from CCTV Camera Pros and does not work with your camera(s), you can return it within 20 days from when you receive it for a full refund (according to our return policy).
Please note that this is only a partial list of manufacturers that participate in ONVIF.
- Arecont Vision
- Qnap Security
The port locator app lets installers trace which port on a network switch an Ethernet cable is connected to. This tester works with non-PoE and PoE switches. The installer connects the network cable (CAT-5, CAT-6, CAT-5e, etc.) to the LAN port of the MON-7HD test monitor and the testing tool sends a signal to the switch that causes the status LED to blink on the port that the other end of the cable is connected to. You can view instructions here on how to setup the network cable to switch tracing tool.
The firmware of the MON-7HD can be updated to fix any bugs and to add the latest features released by the developers. You can see the instructions to update the firmware here.
The MON-7HD can be used to power a POE compliant IP camera using the LAN / POE port. This is especially useful for installers who wish to test and / or adjust the camera angle of view prior to mounting the camera. Please follow the MON-7 HD IP Camera Test Monitor with PoE instructions here to use the POE function.
The MON-IP7 and MON-7HD are able to connect to any ONVIF compliant IP camera on the network they are connected to, but they are also able to test cameras connected directly to the monitor using the built-in DHCP server. You can see the instructions for the DHCP server setup here.
The MON-IP7, MON-7HD, and MON-4HD are able to connect to any ONVIF compliant IP PTZ camera on the network they are connected to. This article will cover using the Pan, Tilt, and Zoom features on the MON-IP7, MON-7HD, and MON-4HD IPC test monitors. You can see the instructions for the ONVIF PTZ controls here.