This is the most efficient way to order your security camera system. Not only will you save money when you order a complete package from us, but with our custom security camera system ordering tool, you will be able to configure every detail of your system to ensure that you are getting all the part you need for your installation project.
The first item to decide is how many channels you want to be able to record. Keep in mind that it is usually a good idea to order a DVR that has the ability to record more cameras than you originally intended since most customers end up wanting to add cameras after they have completed the install.
Next, select the model DVR you are interested in. We have many different model DVRs, but they all share the same platform. If you knopw how to use one, you can use all. The differences between the models are the storage capacities, the type of processor used and capabilities of the unit. You can find more information on each DVR by going to our DVR category on our website. There are helpfull videos that demostrate the abilities of our units.
Once you have selected the correct recording device, you will need to decide on how much storage you want. The ordering tool will not allow you to order more storage than your DVR can handle. Please note that we have a helpful storage calculator that will help you figure out how much storage you will need based on the factors involved.
Next, it is time to select your cameras. The ordering tools will allow you to select one security camera for each available channel on your DVR. We have many, many different model surveillance cameras available. For help with selecting the right camera for each channel I recommend you either go to the security camera category and review the different models available (most cameras will have demonstration videos) or you can review our security camera comparison chart by clicking on the little yellow circle with the question mark in the middle that is next to each cameras selection drop down on the ordering tool.
Once you have selected your security cameras, decide if you want to record any audio. If you choose to record audio, you will be presented with the number of microphones you want. These microphones will include the power splitter so that you can share power with your security camera. Please note that it is your responsibility to check the laws of your state regarding the recording of audio.
Now, it is time to choose the type of cable you want to do the installation with. In most cases, you will be choosing from 3 cable types. There is the Plug and Play method which is the easiest because the connectors and cable are prefabricated together. The downside is that you are limited in the distance you can go by the lmit of the cable length. Currently we offer a maximum of 150'ft per cable. It is not recommended to attach multiple cables together. There is also Siamese Cable option. This is the cable that most security dealers will use. It includes RG59 Coaxial Cable and 18-2 cable for power together in one cable. With this cable type, you will need separate connectors for the ends of the cables. Lastly, you can use CAT5. For IP cameras this is the most popular method. For standard CCTV security cameras, you will need to use video baluns on each end to convert the signal to ethernet while it travels over the CAT5 cable.
Now, decide how you want to power your security camera system. You can choose from DC power boxes, AC power boxes and easy plug in power supplies. In most cases, DC power supplies will work for all our cameras. There are some cameras that are dual voltage which means you can use either 12VDC or 24VAC. The advantage of 24VAC is that you can run it for further distances without the drop off effecting the power of the cameras. You can also run 24VAC power over thinner guage cables.
Sometimes you will need additional connectors or cables to connect to power supplies. You will be prompted for these as they become neccessary.If you ordered a PTZ camera (Pan-Tilt-Zoom) then you should select so here. This will allow you to order some PTZ control cable. This cable is an additional cable that will be needed to allow the DVR to control the PTZ camera. Just select the amount of feet of cable you will need.
Watch This Video For Instructions On How To Order A Custom Security Camera System
Demo of the Elite Mini, Elite and Ultimate Series DVR
This video is a video demonstration of our Elite Mni, Elite and Ultimate Series DVRs. All of our DVRs share the same GUI, so if you know how to use one DVR, you know how to use all.
Remote Viewing of the Elite Mini, Elite, and Ultimate Series Security DVR
This video is a quick demo of remote access to our DVRs. All of our DVRs can be connected to remotely in this manner. You can use Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox and other browsers from any internet connected PC. Additionally, we have software available for remote access from MAC computers.
Quick Demo Of Our Video Management Software
This video is a quick demo of our video management software (PSS) that allows you to remotely connect to multiple DVRs, NVRs and IP cameras at multiple locations at once. With this software, you can set up camera groups, E-Maps, control PTZs, listen to audio and configure all the DVRs, NVRs and IP cameras. If you own multiple businesses or homes this software is ideal for you.
TechproSS Plus iPhone Demo
This is a quick demo of our new redesigned TechproSS Plus App for iPhone, iPods and iPads. This software is packed with a lot of new features that will allow you to remotely or locally view and manage your Techvision CCTV surveillance system
TechproSS Plus iPad Demo
This is a quick demonstration of our new app for iPad. TechproSS Plus is packed with awesome features allowing you to remotely see your cameras, manage sub stream resolution, activate alarm inputs and much more.
TechproSS Plus Android Demo
This is a quick video demonstration of our new App for Android TechproSS Plus.
In this video you will see some of the features that this app offers such as channel configuration, Push notifications, Playback and more.
Review by Andretti, Gerri CCTV Installer on Apr 24, 2013
Kudos to Security Camera King for devising this method for ordering/purchasing a security camera system. Many systems, especially larger ones are not totally adequate when based on a "one camera does all" type set up. Often times, entire systems require special cameras like PTZ's, Bullet's, or Box cameras with varifocal lenses in addition to a basic 3.6mm fixed overview or wide angle camera. Many of my installs have included unusual cable runs where many of the cameras are located close to the DVR and just a few are located at distances longer than 100 or 150 feet away so different cable requirements are needed. In addition to the concept of a custom built security camera system that can be tailor designed to meet your specific needs, I should also use this spot to mention how great the Security Camera King sales and support staff both are. If you are intending to install a system on your own or if you are a veteran CCTV technician, they always seem to have time to help you. That includes help from the point of assisting you to determine exactly what kind or type of equipment your need, to installing it and setting it up. If you get caught in a bind during the installation or set up process, there is always someone from Security Camera King's support department available during the weekdays that is willing to help you out as if they were doing the job themselves. I've been using them for about 3 years now and I have no intention of stopping. I recommend Security Camera King products and their service on a daily basis to my customers.
Review by Goodall, Benny (Indiana USA) on Mar 30, 2013
You can't really comment on how well or poorly a Security Camera King custom built security camera system is because just about every custom built system is going to be different. However, you can say something about the idea of a custom built system and that's what I intend to do in this review. I would venture to wager that a good majority of Security Camera King's orders, or at least their orders from professional installers and contractors, are custom built security camera systems. All too often at least one or two cameras will require a specific feature that won't be found in a standard, basic system. Or, perhaps a customer decides that although they only need 8 cameras, they want their DVR to have a 16 channel capacity to allow them room for future expansion. The possibilities are endless and so are the combinations. That's why this is such a great idea presented by Security Camera King. Many other security camera companies don't over this advantage. Instead, you have to "take what they give you" in a package or purchase everything separately and individual retail prices. As an independent CCTV installer I have been dealing with Security Camera King for about 4 years now and I can honestly say I never have to worry about the quality of an item or piece of equipment that I purchase from them. Furthermore, my customers have never been dissatisfied either, so to have the opportunity to custom order to suit a particular client's needs is just super. While I'm at it I also say this for Security Camera King, their support department is a great bunch of guys. They are truly willing to help you solve your problem and they are so knowledgeable about the products that it doesn't take them long to help you figure out a solution if you get in a bind. Keep up the good work, Security Camera King!
This is the way to go for a lot of Security Camera King customers who want to purchase a complete security camera system, but just can't seem to find any of the pre-packaged systems that will fit their needs. We needed an 8 camera analog system. However, to meet our security camera applications needs effectively, we could not use all 3.6 mm fixed lens dome cameras for example. In fact, one of our cameras was a PTZ camera and one was a 150 foot infrared range varifocal bullet camera. The options of the custom built security camera system page allowed us to choose the 8 channel DVR that we needed (it was the 8 channel full size Ultimate series DVR), the 4 Terabyte internal hard drive storage that we wanted, the DVD burner, and all of the cameras, cables, and power supplies that we needed all in one simple location. Security Camera King has even made the drop down menu system with built in factors that will prevent you from ordering the wrong combination of items. For example, if you choose to purchase the 8 Channel Mini Economy DVR the custom built page's drop down automatically eliminates the choice of a DVD burner from the option selections list but the mini isn't large enough to hold one. As far as the quality of the cameras, DVR, and other equipment are concerned, they are top notch! We've had no disappointments or discouragements related to our system whatsoever. Ans what's more, is Security Camera King's sales and support staffs are excellent! They will help you from the very initial stages of design with your system all the way through installation, set up, and operation. I just don't think you can find anything much better than this!
Review by Wilson, Tom(Florida USA) on Jan 21, 2013 The reviewer has last purchased this item on Jan 10, 2013
Once again, the products ordered and support are excellent! My customers are very excited to have this new custom system installed up and running. The ease of use for them has been a big factor in their opinion and will continue for years to come. The warranty was another big factor in their decision to go with our product over the competitors and of course the value was there as well! So job well done by your sales and Tech suport staff! I will look forard to purchasing additional equipment Soon!