Do you need a VGA Monitor Converter? It seems as though when computers have reached their point of obsolescence, apparently the monitor just keeps on going, and going, and going…well you get the point. Also, with the relatively recent use of LCD monitors (which supposedly last longer than the older CRT monitors) it seems as though a small surplus of monitors is beginning to amass amongst John Q. Public.
So what do you so with an older monitor that is no longer being used for your computer? Turn it into a digital video camera security system monitor, what else? It seems as if these monitors make especially good spot monitors for viewing the field of vision of just one camera, although they could also be used as whole system monitors as well.
There is just one snag in this whole idea. Computer monitors have also gone through their changes as a result of the ever changing computer industry. Today if you buy an LCD TV or a computer monitor you’ll notice there are a ton of different hook-up options available, usually on the back of the TV. However, the older more mature CRT monitor that you want to use for your security system normally has a VGA input cable connector but your DVR only has a BNC connector.
That’s when it’s time for a VGA Monitor converter. In fact, Security Camera King has just what the doctor ordered. Product# BNC-VGA is a VGA monitor converter that provides a high quality video image even after conversion. This premium quality converter can convert your BNC output into a VGA output so you can use just about any VGA monitor as a security monitor.
Some folks may have bought big screen TV’s or elaborate computer monitors in the past that are no longer be used by the household. Instead of tossing them in the recycle bin if they still work, use them as a security monitor. The VGA monitor converter will allow you to do that easily and quickly. All you have to do is plug in your BNC connector to one end and your VGA cable into the other end, and that’s it.
Security Camera King’s bundled system packages all have Digital Video Recorders or DVRs that have VGA outputs as well as BNC. In fact, only the elite-Mini Economy series has just a VGA and BNC connection. Higher level DVR’s in addition to BNC and VGA hookups, may also offer HDMI for high definition security coverage.
If you take a look at the monitors that Security Camera King has for sale on our on-line store, you’ll note that every monitor we sell has both BNC and VGA connections; some monitors may carry extra connectors such as HDMI. You’ll note that if you purchase one of these monitors they already come with VGA connectors so all you would need is a VGA cable to plug in at the DVR end and at the monitor’s location.
Whatever the monitor you choose to use just make sure that it is compatible with your system and beware you may have to buy a converter if you are using an older model. It’s ironic that the DVR doesn’t need the monitor to record video yet the monitor is probably the most used component of the security camera system.
If you have any other additional questions about VGA monitor converters or digital video security and surveillance systems, please feel free to contact one of our security experts using on-line “Live Chat” or by telephone at 866-573-8878 Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 6 PM EST.