With the increasing perception of various security threats, the use of CCTV cameras has become common both in the workplace and in homes. Most often, CCTV’s setup is entirely different compared to other electronic devices located on the premises.
Types of CCTV Security Cameras
More and more people today, who are concerned about the security of their premises, prefer to display the live video feed from CCTV camera to a TV or computer monitor. According to many experts, it is possible to take this action. However, there are different types of CCTV cameras. Some types of CCTV cameras include web cameras and wireless cameras. You also need to decide whether you would like to view just the live feed or also need to record proceedings in DVR.
Requirements for Connecting CCTV camera to PC Monitor
It’s possible to connect your CCTV camera to a PC monitor and live feed directly and check current activities around the house during working hours. There are many methods to accomplish this purpose. In addition, the items required for connecting CCTV camera to PC monitor also change as per the technology of both devices. Here, we have provided information to connecting the latest CCTV products to the PC with VGA technology.
For this purpose, the items required for this process include a single or multiple cameras, a video-to-VGA converter box, a VGA switch box, video feed cable, computer monitor cable, and a computer monitor. The number of items such as the cables continues to change as per the model of the product. After purchasing these items, you need to collect them in one place and start the process related to connecting a CCTV camera to a PC monitor.
Process for connecting CCTV Security Camera to a TV Monitor
# 1 Check and Prepare Input and Output Ports in Both Devices
A computer monitor often uses VGA inputs to display analog video data, while a CCTV camera using standard video ports, so you need to use a video-to-VGA converter box to ensure compatibility.
#2 Connect and Check Video Feed Cables
The next step is to use a VGA switch box. After that, you need to attach one end of the video feed cable to the video-to-VGA converter box and the other end to the CCTV security camera.
#3 Connect and Check VGA Cables
After that, you need to take the VGA cable and connect one end to the VGA switch box and the other end to the video-to-VGA converter box.
#4 Connect and Check Monitor Cables
Your next step in this process would be to connect one end of the monitor cable to the VGA switch box port and the other end to the monitor.
#4 Connect and Check All Cables for Flawless Connections
In addition, you also need to attach a VGA cable from the monitor to the switch box. Now your system is ready, and you need to check the system by switching on the video feed from the CCTV security camera to the monitor.
After checking that the system is functioning smoothly, you can switch to your monitor’s home screen.
Can You Use a Normal TV Screen in Place of a Computer Monitor?
A unit of CCTV camera includes a display unit. But you can also use an ordinary TV screen in place of the computer monitor and follow this process to connect them. The only condition is that the TV screen should have VGA technology.
In today’s world, security threats, property breaches, theft, and robbery are mounting; hence, it’s imperative to use CCTV security cameras. Setting up a CCTV camera even a decade ago was a skilled technical job that CCTV installation specialists used to do. However, with the advent of advanced CCTV software and hardware, it’s become easy for people with a non-technical background to set up a CCTV on their premise and use a PC monitor to watch live CCTV footage or record it.