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Comparing Analog vs. IP Technology

In the traditional analog CCTV application, security cameras capture an analog video signal and transfer that signal over coax cable to the Digital Video Recorder (DVR). Each camera may be powered by plugging in the power supply right at the camera or by using RG59 Siamese cable which bundles the video and the power cables. […]

HD-over-Coax Security Systems Overview

HD-over-Coax Security Systems Overview

HD-over-Coax is a new analog high definition (HD) video standard transmitting over coaxial cable. The technology provides transmission of HD video as well as audio, and two-way control data over long distances…

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CCTV Video Broadcast Standards: NTSC, PAL & SECAM

CCTV Video Standards by Country Different countries of the world use different video broadcast standards. You must use CCTV / video equipment that matches your country’s standard or you will have compatibility problems with your components. Use the table below to determine the standard for your country. NTSC Countries PAL Countries SECAM Countries America Abu […]

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Infrared Security Cameras Overview

Click on the title above to discuss our Infrared Security Camera FAQ. The FAQ describes infrared cameras. You can comment here, or ask additional questions by simply commenting below.

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Dome Cameras Overview

Click on the title above to discuss our Dome Camera FAQ. This document explains dome cameras and how they are used. You can comment here, or ask additional questions by simply commenting below.

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Bullet Camera Overview

Click on the title above to discuss our Bullet Camera FAQ. This FAQ discusses bullet technology. You can comment here, or ask additional questions by simply commenting below.

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Hybrid DVRs & Camera Systems

The term Hybrid DVR means that you can record both analog cameras and IP cameras to the same DVR. A ‘Hybrid Security Camera System’ is a system that incorporates both analog and IP cameras…

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Power Surge & Lightning Protection of Security Camera Equipment

If your security camera system takes a direct hit from lightning there is not much you can do to avoid damage to your equipment but there are easy and affordable steps you can take to protect against indirect lightning hits and minimize damage from other power inconsistencies and surges…