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How to Connect a Security Camera to TV: Step-By-Step Guide

How to Connect a Security Camera to TV: Step-By-Step Guide

Nowadays, it is easier than ever to connect your security camera to your smart TV. It is more comfortable to stream it on TV, but it is as easy as streaming it on your phone. Every camera comes with its own app, upon downloading the app to your smart TV, you input your IP address, username, and password.

Connecting CCTV Camera to TV

Connecting CCTV Camera to TV

These are the steps to follow to connect your security camera to your TV monitor:

1. Mount your camera to the wall or ceiling

Location is key. It is important to choose the ideal placement of your camera prior to connecting it to your TV.

2. Connect the cables of the camera to the TV

Connect your BNC connector cable to the coaxial cable. Make sure that the center conductor is untouched.

3. Plug in your P4 connector to the camera to make it operational

Attention to detail is paramount here as to not damage the camera. You must pay close attention to the polarity of the cables.

4. Connect the camera to the power supply

Be mindful of the polarity of the cables yet again as to not damage the equipment

3. Connect your surveillance camera to your TV

You must plug in your BNC connector to the RCA adaptor at the back of the TV, make sure you plug it into the video input slot.

Once all these steps are diligently followed, you turn your TV on, set it to AV and your footage will be available to you.

Why It's Better to Use NVR While Connecting Cameras?

NVR While Connecting Cameras

A network video recorder (NVR) is the best option for surveillance systems. NVRs are easy to set up and they don’t require a professional making them an attractive option for all cameras. NVRs as opposed to the traditional options make a security system more reliable, they may be more expensive but depending on your needs they are a valuable investment.

NVRs Are Incredibly Secure

They are embedded with custom-designed software that is unique to surveillance cameras. They require fewer updates, and they are easily replaced. In addition to that, they have a key feature that allows only authorized personnel to retrieve the footage adding another layer of protection.

Built-In Network Video Recorders Are Easy to Service

They are low maintenance, their fans, hard drives, power supply, and batteries can be replaced or fixed on the spot. This makes repairs much easier and faster than with traditional PC-based systems.

NVRs Are More Reliable Than Other Surveillance Systems

Their features allow them to record video footage 24/7. In the event of a power outage, NVR-based systems will automatically shut down and power up by themselves to continue recording after the unexpected electrical event.

Connecting Security Camera to the TV with HDMI and NVR

Connecting Security Camera to the TV with HDMI and NVR

To connect a surveillance camera to a TV with an HDMI cable is painless. It is important to get an HDMI cable with a mini-jack and a standard jack on the opposite side. Then you connect the mini-jack to the camera and the standard HDMI jack to a TV.

Connecting Security Camera to Multiple TVs

Connecting Security Camera to Multiple TVs

Connecting a security camera to multiple TVs is no magic trick. It requires a little bit of planning and adequate equipment. You start by connecting your DVR to your TV using an HDMI cable. Then using an HDMI splitter, you can run your CCTV signal from your DVR to several devices or TVs. Using an HDMI splitter or distributor will allow you to view your CCTV footage from anywhere in your home. However, if your property still uses a co-ax to distribute TV signals, you will need a digital modulator to view your CCTV footage using that same co-ax network.

Alternative Ways to Connect Your Security Cameras to TV

Alternative Ways to Connect Your Security Cameras to TV

How to view security camera footage on smart TV:

  1. You must connect your camera to the NVR with an Ethernet Cat 5/6 cables.
  2. Connect the camera’s NVR to the smart TV using an HDMI cable.
  3. Using a power adaptor, power the NVR.

Upon completing these steps, your live footage will be available on the screen.

When it comes to security, there is no time like the present. There are many ways to view your security footage and always feel safe. It is paramount to get the right system for you, especially these days when a wide range of security products are available. The time is now.

Although we do not provide this kind of service, contact us today to learn more about security cameras for your property!

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