Frequently Asked Questions Concerning CCTV & Security Cameras

Got some questions early on? We are always thinking about what most searchers out in the world are looking for. Expressing what you really want can be difficult so, we hope Google ranked this page correctly, so you can connect to us. We are always updating this page with some common questions, with good keywords. If anything call us and we can walk you through this entire process.

We realize that CCTV is a new language for most people and we are here to help. We are available to help Monday thru Friday 9am to 6pm est, however, we do have off hours and we hope this section can answer a lot of your initial questions regarding security related questions.

Most Common Questions

Question:   What does CCTV stand for?

Answer:   CCTV stands for closed circuit television.

Question:   What is the difference between CCD image sensor vs. a C-MOS chip set?

Answer:   CCD image sensor has better picture than a C-MOS image sensor.

News Flash:    C-MOS chip sets make for cheaper cameras; we carry them. Not everyone needs hi resolution!

Question:   My camera does not show a picture, no what do I do?

Answer:   Make sure you have the correct power supply. Some cameras require a certain amperage in order for them to turn on.

Question:   What is a DVR?

Answer:   DVR is a digital video recorder. A device used to manipulate and store video for later viewing.

Question:   I have a DVR and I want to view my cameras on my cellphone. How do I do that?

Answer:   What you need is a static IP address. You can check out

News Flash:    After assigning your DVR your IP address, you can just ping the number (292.345.2.1) and log into your software.

Question:   How do I prepare 18/2 coaxial cable? How do you interface the cameras to it?

Answer:   You need a 2.1mm pigtail adapter to connect to power. The cable comes with a red and positive ends, and
                   you have to crimp them down to the 18x2 wires and plug the power cord into the camera.

Question:   What is a baud rate?

Answer:   A baud rate is a setting on a PTZ security camera to allow the camera to talk to the DVR.
                   All of our cameras are set to the Pelco D protocol. If you need this you can find it in our tech support section.