Tutorial for a CCTV DVR System

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Tutorial for a CCTV DVR System
Recording security camera footage is very easy. (cctv image by Aleksander from Fotolia.com)

It has become increasingly common for people to have security cameras installed in their own home as an extra security measure. These are normally monitored through the TV or computer screen, but it also possible to record the images collected by the cameras for future reference. Hooking up a recordable DVD player to your CCTV system is very easy, and allows you to go over security footage if there has been a theft or act of vandalism at your house or place of business.

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Things you need

  • Security camera
  • DVR player
  • TV or computer monitor
  • RCA connector
  • HDMI cable
  • RF cable

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  1. 1

    Set up the security cameras in a discreet position either overlooking the main entrances, fire escapes or inside the building.

  2. 2

    Connect the RCA cables, the standard yellow, white and red cables that come with consumer electronics, to the DVR player.

  3. 3

    Attach the HDMI cables from the camera to the DVR player if you also want to record audio.

  4. 4

    Plug the RF coaxial cable from the DVR player to the monitor. This is the standard cable that connects the DVR player to the TV.

  5. 5

    Select the appropriate channel on the monitor to view the footage.

  6. 6

    Insert a blank DVD into the DVR player, and press record to start collecting recorded images from the cameras.

Tips and warnings

  • Make sure the camera only covers your property to avoid invading anybody else's privacy.

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