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What are all those wires for in our TP Series 2MP IP Security Cameras?

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Friday, June 13th, 2014

There is a new line of High Definition 2 Megapixel IP Security Cameras here at, our TP Series. These IP cameras can deliver an amazing, crisp detail at 1080p True HD that is far beyond the quality of other security cameras. The TP series of HD Security Cameras are offered at a competitive price point that makes IP Megapixel Cameras affordable to the end user.

The reason why 1080p is so important in home, retail and government security (to name a few environments) is the clarity of the video. Most security systems out there are made up of Analog DVRs and Cameras and recording at D1 (720 x 480 pixels). Our line of TP IP cameras record at 1080p (1920 x 1080 pixels). The difference in size allows you to zoom in without the image getting distorted (or pixelized). I had a customer call the other day and say that he was reviewing some footage of a break-in and wanted to zoom in on the burglar’s tattoo but the image was so distorted it was not detectable. I asked him if it was an analog camera that captured the footage and he said it was. I told him that 2MP IP Camera would capture a better image since there is less distortion when zooming than an analog camera. Next time it could mean an arrest. He was sold and upgraded his whole system to IP.

Long Range TP Series Bullet Security Camera


What makes this 2MP Bullet Security Camera so amazing is not only can it record at 1080p, but it can manually zoom and see at night up to 150 feet!. But, the only thing is when you take the camera out of the box you might think to yourself, “What are all those freaking wires coming out of the camera?” No fear, I will give you full rundown of what they are.


A. This is the 12vDC Power port. This camera can be powered with either PoE (Power over Ethernet) or 12v DC.
B. This is a USB Port for a Thumb Drive. You can use this camera as a stand-alone camera to record your surveillance without the need of an NVR (Network Video Recorder).
C. This is the Alarm in/out port. You can set up triggering events coming in from devices such as a PIR sensor which tells the camera if someone has passed in from of that sensor. When the camera has a trigger, it can then relay out to a Siren or a strobe in the hopes that the intruder will go away.
D. This is the Audio In port. You can plug in a microphone and enjoy not only seeing your video, but also hearing as well. This is very important at times especially in a work environment.
E. This is the system reset button. Use this to revert back to the camera’s default settings.
F. This is the Audio Out port. Use this to set up a speaker.
G. This is the RJ45 Port. This camera can be powered through this port if you connect to a POE switch or an NVR with inboard POE ports. Video is also sent through this port, so if you power the camera via 12v DC, you still need to connect an Ethernet cable to this port and run it to your network device.
H. This is the RS485 port. There are not a lot of circumstances where you might need to use this. If you did not have an NVR and you also had a PTZ (Pan Tilt Zoom) Camera, you could control the PTZ through the Web Interface of this Bullet Camera.
I. This is a video output port. You can use this to hook up to an external monitor for viewing if you did not have an NVR. Also, you can use this port to connect to a service monitor at installation to make sure you have the correct angle, zoom and focus you require for your surveillance needs.


There are other buttons and ports that you will want to know about also:
1. This is the manual zoom dial. This camera is equipped with a 2.8-12mm manual zoom lens. 2.8mm is a spectacular wide angle view to give an overview of places such as a parking lot. If you need a closer view, use the zoom feature. A good rule is to use one fixed lens camera for the overall view and a camera with a zoom to narrow in to a specific area such as a gated entrance.
2. This is the focus dial. Use this to focus the camera after zooming into the desired view.
3. This is the Video Test port. After you install the camera and hide all those wires, you might want to zoom in or out to create a different view. Without having to run back to your monitor to see if the camera is in focus, you can use the supplied adapter, plug it into this port and then attach the other end to a service monitor. Of course you can also use our free software to view the camera from your Smart device and use that as a service monitor.
4. This is the LED Level dial. Use this to increase/decrease the LED’s to affect the IR (infrared) of the camera for night viewing. If the night view is getting washed out or if there is not enough light, then use this dial.
5. This is the OSD Cap. Make sure this is tightened to avoid water damage to the camera.
6. These 4 holes are where the supplied screws go to install the camera.

You will be impressed in the quality of the video that this 2MP Indoor/Outdoor Varifocal Bullet Security camera can deliver. There are many great uses for this camera either in a home or a commercial environment. The most important thing to remember is that an HD camera such as this could mean the difference between a
positive identity arrest versus trying to verify features through a distorted image.

With the purchase of this camera, you receive free tech support so if you ever need to know in more detail what “all those freaking wires do”, we are as close as a phone call, chat or email.


Wireless IP Security Camera

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

One of the more recent digital video security camera system components is the wireless IP security camera. These cameras use the Internet as a network medium for the purpose of transmitting their digital video images and for allowing the user to control the camera remotely. This places the maximum power of remote accessibility as well as easy installation in the hands of the user.

It seems as if all of our electronic devices today utilize or have some sort of affiliation with, the Internet. So why shouldn’t the digital video security industry take advantage of its seemingly ubiquitous presence and cost-efficient use as well? That’s exactly what a wireless IP (Internet Protocol ready) security camera does.

By using a wireless IP security camera you can monitor your business in Ft. Lauderdale while on vacation in Tokyo. If you have a Pan-Tilt-Zoom or PTZ wireless IP security camera you can even control the camera from Tokyo moving the camera horizontally, vertically, or even zooming in on an object. You can do all this anywhere there is a broadband Internet connection and an available desktop or laptop computer and even using a 3G or 4G smartphone.

How is this possible? In the following article we’ll discuss what’s inside a wireless IP security camera and how it works, especially with the internet.

A wireless IP security camera differs from a typical digital video camera in several ways. First, a standard digital video security camera is connected to a processing and storage unit called a Digital Video Recorder or DVR. The camera is normally connected to the unit by running an RG-59 coaxial video transmission cable from each camera to the DVR. The camera transmits its video data over the cable to the DVR where it is compiled into a digital video file that is stored on a hard disk drive and may be viewed live on a digital camera security monitor at the same time.

On the other hand, a wireless IP security camera doesn’t use an RG-59 coaxial video transmission cable or any other video transmission cable. This camera has a built-in transmitter that sends its signal using IEEE802.11 or WiFi radio technology. The camera may or may not, depending on the type, also process the video data into a digital video file before being transmitted from the camera. In addition, when the signal leaves a wireless IP security camera it may be sent to an IP ready DVR over the internet, or it can be sent to any other receiving device (such as a computer or smartphone).

A wireless IP security camera also has its own built in web server technology. This allows one camera to capture video, create digital video files, and send them (using streaming technology) over the Internet to a variety of devices already mentioned. Accessing the camera is as easy as opening a standard web browser on your computer and entering the camera’s Internet address and a password. Even smartphones and similar devices such as iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Symbian, and Windows mobile phones can remotely view and control the camera as well.

It’s important to note that a wireless IP security camera and an IP DVR system are different. The IP security camera makes a direct connection to the Internet via a wireless broadband modem or router. An IP DVR system on the other hand uses various wireless technologies to connect the cameras to the DVR FIRST. The DVR is than connected to the Internet via a variety of broadband Internet connections.

Note: For IP DVRs smartphones will require an application (app). For the iPhone and similar devices the application is available for free from the iPhone App Store on your phone. For all other types, Security Camera King offers the app for free when you download it from their website. As an additional note, please remember that the app only works with Security Camera Kings Elite Mini, Elite, and Ultimate DVRs with HDMI output. It will not work with any other type of DVR or any of Security Camera Kings DVRs.

Ultimately then, a wireless IP security camera can use the Internet to send digital video images to a variety of computers and smartphones or it can utilize the Internet as a network medium to connect several cameras to an IP ready DVR.

If you have any additional questions about a wireless IP security camera contact one of our security experts via “Live Chat” or telephone today.