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. We use TeamViewer software to assist customers when we need to login to their network.. If you have any questions or comments on the material provided, please let email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We welcome any feedback that you have.
CCTV Camera Pros Main Product Lines
This section contains our best selling and most recommended products.
iDVR-PRO Support and Setup Instructions
The iDVR-PRO is a LINUX embedded, H.264 stand alone surveillance DVR capable of providing remote internet viewing support for every major computer and mobile phone platform. The latest iDVR-PRO recorders are "high definition hybrid" which means that they support analog CCTV cameras and the latest HD security cameras (AHD and HD-TVI camera types are supported). You can learn more about these DVRs here.
iPhone Remote IP Camera Viewer Setup Instructions
iPhone Surveillance Setup - Instructions to set up 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 DVR Support
JPEG DVR Support
4 Channel MPEG DVR
DVR Software Downloads
IP Video Server Network Setup
MJ4 Surveillance DVR Support
Surveillance DVR Manuals
Surveillance System & Security Camera Help Transcripts
NEW! 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
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.
PT-4 Power Lead Wiring Guide - A how-to guide that shows different ways to use male power leads for security camera installations.
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.
How to embed CCTV security camera video on a web page - You can use a network video server and CCTV camera to embed a live video stream "webcam" into a website.
PTZ Camera Resources
Security Camera Resources
Pre-made Siamese Cable Wiring Guide - reference this guide to see the many different ways that premade security camera cables can be used to wire a surveillance system.
RG59 Siamese Coax Cable Installation Guide - reference this guide to see how-to use RG59 Siamese cable spools for wiring security cameras.
How to connect a CCTV DVR to a wireless network - this article and video shows how a wireless bridge can be used to make any DVR connect to a WIFI network.
CCTV Camera Lens Chart (analog CCTV cameras)
HD CCTV Camera Lens Chart - lens chart for 720p and 1080p HD CCTV cameras (HD-SDI, AHD, HD-TVI, HD-CVI) and megapixel IP cameras.
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.
CCTV Video Max Cable Distance Guide - See max cable lengths for RG59. RG6. and CAT-5 cable runs.
Outdoor Camera Housing - This article shows how to install an outdoor camera housing with an IP or box security camera to make them weatherproof.