Hello

Welcome lekule blog

Hi, I`m Sostenes, Electrical Technician and PLC`S Programmer.
Everyday I`m exploring the world of Electrical to find better solution for Automation.
together in the world. #lekule86
Join us on

How to Connect a CCTV Camera Directly to a TV

How to Connect a CCTV Camera Directly to a TV

How to Connect a CCTV Camera to a TV
Sometimes customers do not want to record surveillance video and just want to display the live video from a CCTV camera on a TV or monitor. This article will explain how to connect a CCTV camera directly to a TV / monitor and what equipment is needed to do it. How to view multiple security cameras on a TV will also be explained here. You can also connect an HD security camera (720p and 1080p) to an HDMI monitor.

Because CCTV cameras transmit an analog / composite video signal, the video is directly compatible with TVs that have a composite RCA video input.

Note: although we used a
BIPRO-540L4 bullet IR camera in this article, any analog CCTV camera that has a BNC video video out can be used in it's place. Also, we used pre-made Siamese cable in our example because they are so easy to use, but installers can also use a spool of RG59 coax cable if they prefer to cut the cable to the exact length that they need.
Why would someone want to use a security camera only to view live video and not record any surveillance footage to a DVR?
Here are some uses that customers have told us about.


  • Check who is at the door at a home or business location
  • Provide customers with a live view of some point of interest within the business
  • By displaying live video on a TV, there is a theft deterrent by showing that the location has security cameras in place

Connecting a CCTV Camera Directly to a Monitor

Below is a diagram shows how an analog CCTV camera can be directly connected to a TV / monitor.

How It Works


  1. The CCTV camera video out and power in connected to a pre-made Siamese coax cable. Siamese cable is used in CCTV applications to run both video and power to / from cameras.
  2. Because both video ends of the cable has male BNC connectors, the TV side must be converted to an RCA male connector so that it can plug into the female RCA input on the TV.
  3. The 3.1mm power plug connects right to the DC power supply that is included with the camera and the power supply plugs into a standard 110 power outlet.
  4. When the user wants to view the live video from the security camera, they just select the video input of the RCA in that they used and video is displayed.
  5. Optional and explained below - If the user wants to also hear audio on the TV, they can connect a stand alone audio surveillance microphone to one of the RCA inputs of the TV.

Connect HD Security Camera to HDMI Monitor Input

In addition to analog CCTV cameras, you can now connect HD security cameras (AHD CCTV) to the HDMI input of a TV monitor. Watch the below video to see how this is done using a 720p and 1080p security camera.
Please click here to learn more about the AHD to HDMI converter used in the above video.

How to View Multiple Security Cameras on a TV

If you want to view multiple cameras on a TV at the same time, you can use a CCTV quad processor (up to 4 cameras) or a CCTV multiplexer (up to 16 cameras) to combine the video signals.

How to view multiple security cameras on a TV

How it Works

  1. The analog security cameras (CCTV) are hard wired to the video inputs of the quad multiplexer using RG59 coax cable. You can premade RG59 jumper cables like these.
  2. The multiplexer (mux) has a single BNC video output. You can use another RG59 jumper to run the video from the mux to the TV.
  3. On the TV end of the cable, the BNC connector can be converted to a male RCA with this connector.
  4. The video multiplexer processor can be configured to display all 4 cameras on the screen. It can also be configured in other ways such as single picture scrolling with delay, picture in picture, dual picture, and more. You watch the below video to see some of the different screen configurations that are supported by a 16 channel video multiplexer.

How-to Connect a Security Camera to Two TVs

2016 article update: A customer recently asked me if it was possible to connect a single security camera to two TVs / monitors. The answer is yes. To connect a single analog CCTV camera to two TVs, you can split the video signal using this 1 input to 2 output analog CCTV video splitter. You can find additional analog CCTV video splitters here if you need to split the video signal more than once. If you need to share a video signal using HD-CVI, AHD cameras, HD-TVI cameras (720p or 1080p), you can use this HD security camera video splitter.


Video Multiplexer Demo

Watch the above video to see how multiple security cameras can be combined and viewed on a single TV.

Connect Surveillance Mic to TV Audio

For users who want to hear audio surveillance in addition to live security camera video on their TV, the below diagram shows how a surveillance microphone can be connected to your TV.
Connect Surveillance Microphone to TV Audio Input


Share this:

ABOUTME

Hi all. This is deepak from Bthemez. We're providing content for Bold site and we’ve been in internet, social media and affiliate for too long time and its my profession. We are web designer & developer living India! What can I say, we are the best..

Post a Comment
My photo

Hi, I`m Sostenes, Electrical Technician and PLC`S Programmer.
Everyday I`m exploring the world of Electrical to find better solution for Automation. I believe everyday can become a Electrician with the right learning materials.
My goal with BLOG is to help you learn Electrical.

Labels

LEKULE TV EDITORIALS ARTICLES DC ROBOTICS DIGITAL SEMICONDUCTORS GENERATOR AC EXPERIMENTS MANUFACTURING-ENGINEERING REFERENCE FUNDAMENTAL OF ELECTRICITY ELECTRONICS ELECTRICAL ENGINEER MEASUREMENT TRANSDUCER & SENSOR VIDEO ARDUINO RENEWABLE ENERGY AUTOMOBILE TEARDOWN SYNCHRONOUS GENERATOR DIGITAL ELECTRONICS ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTION CABLES AUTOMOTIVE MICROCONTROLLER SOLAR PROTECTION DIODE AND CIRCUITS BASIC ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS MOTOR SWITCHES CIRCUIT BREAKERS CIRCUITS THEORY PANEL BUILDING ELECTRONICS DEVICES MIRACLES SWITCHGEAR ANALOG MOBILE DEVICES WEARABLES CAMERA TECHNOLOGY COMMUNICATION GENERATION BATTERIES FREE CIRCUITS INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION SPECIAL MACHINES ELECTRICAL SAFETY ENERGY EFFIDIENCY-BUILDING DRONE CONTROL SYSTEM NUCLEAR ENERGY SMATRPHONE FILTER`S POWER BIOGAS BELT CONVEYOR MATERIAL HANDLING RELAY ELECTRICAL INSTRUMENTS ENERGY SOURCE PLC`S TRANSFORMER AC CIRCUITS CIRCUIT SCHEMATIC SYMBOLS DDISCRETE SEMICONDUCTOR CIRCUITS WIND POWER C.B DEVICES DC CIRCUITS DIODES AND RECTIFIERS FUSE SPECIAL TRANSFORMER THERMAL POWER PLANT CELL CHEMISTRY EARTHING SYSTEM ELECTRIC LAMP FUNDAMENTAL OF ELECTRICITY 2 BIPOLAR JUNCTION TRANSISTOR 555 TIMER CIRCUITS AUTOCAD BLUETOOTH C PROGRAMMING HOME AUTOMATION HYDRO POWER LOGIC GATES OPERATIONAL AMPLIFIER`S SOLID-STATE DEVICE THEORRY COMPUTER DEFECE & MILITARY FLUORESCENT LAMP INDUSTRIAL ROBOTICS ANDROID ELECTRICAL DRIVES GROUNDING SYSTEM CALCULUS REFERENCE DC METERING CIRCUITS DC NETWORK ANALYSIS ELECTRICAL SAFETY TIPS ELECTRICIAN SCHOOL ELECTRON TUBES FUNDAMENTAL OF ELECTRICITY 1 INDUCTION MACHINES INSULATIONS USB ALGEBRA REFERENCE HMI[Human Interface Machines] INDUCTION MOTOR KARNAUGH MAPPING USEUL EQUIATIONS AND CONVERSION FACTOR ANALOG INTEGRATED CIRCUITS BASIC CONCEPTS AND TEST EQUIPMENTS DIGITAL COMMUNICATION DIGITAL-ANALOG CONVERSION ELECTRICAL SOFTWARE GAS TURBINE ILLUMINATION OHM`S LAW POWER ELECTRONICS THYRISTOR BOOLEAN ALGEBRA DIGITAL INTEGRATED CIRCUITS FUNDAMENTAL OF ELECTRICITY 3 PHYSICS OF CONDUCTORS AND INSULATORS SPECIAL MOTOR STEAM POWER PLANTS TESTING TRANSMISION LINE C-BISCUIT CAPACITORS COMBINATION LOGIC FUNCTION COMPLEX NUMBERS CONTROL MOTION ELECTRICAL LAWS INVERTER LADDER DIAGRAM MULTIVIBRATORS RC AND L/R TIME CONSTANTS SCADA SERIES AND PARALLEL CIRCUITS USING THE SPICE CIRCUIT SIMULATION PROGRAM AMPLIFIERS AND ACTIVE DEVICES APPS & SOFTWARE BASIC CONCEPTS OF ELECTRICITY CONDUCTOR AND INSULATORS TABLES CONDUITS FITTING AND SUPPORTS ELECTRICAL INSTRUMENTATION SIGNALS ELECTRICAL TOOLS INDUCTORS LiDAR MAGNETISM AND ELECTROMAGNETISM PLYPHASE AC CIRCUITS RECLOSER SAFE LIVING WITH GAS AND LPG SAFETY CLOTHING STEPPER MOTOR SYNCHRONOUS MOTOR AC METRING CIRCUITS BECOME AN ELECTRICIAN BINARY ARITHMETIC BUSHING DIGITAL STORAGE MEMROY ELECTRICIAN JOBS HEAT ENGINES HOME THEATER INPECTIONS LIGHT SABER MOSFET NUMERATION SYSTEM POWER FACTORS REACTANCE AND IMPEDANCE INDUCTIVE RECTIFIER AND CONVERTERS RESONANCE SCIENTIFIC NOTATION AND METRIC PREFIXES SULFURIC ACID TROUBLESHOOTING TROUBLESHOOTING-THEORY & PRACTICE 12C BUS APPLE BATTERIES AND POWER SYSTEMS DC MOTOR DRIVES ELECTROMECHANICAL RELAYS ENERGY EFFICIENCY-LIGHT INDUSTRIAL SAFETY EQUIPMENTS MEGGER MXED-FREQUENCY AC SIGNALS PRINCIPLE OF DIGITAL COMPUTING QUESTIONS REACTANCE AND IMPEDANCE-CAPATIVE SEQUENTIAL CIRCUITS SERRIES-PARALLEL COMBINATION CIRCUITS SHIFT REGISTERS WIRELESS BUILDING SERVICES COMPRESSOR CRANES DIVIDER CIRCUIT AND KIRCHHOFF`S LAW ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTION EQUIPMENTS 1 ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTION EQUIPMENTS B ELECTRICAL TOOL KIT ELECTRICIAN JOB DESCRIPTION INDUSTRIAL DRIVES LAPTOP SCIENCE THERMOCOUPLE TRIGONOMENTRY REFERENCE UART oscilloscope BIOMASS CONTACTOR ELECTRIC ILLUMINATION ELECTRICAL SAFETY TRAINING ELECTROMECHANICAL FEATURED FILTER DESIGN HARDWARE JUNCTION FIELD-EFFECT TRANSISTORS NASA NUCLEAR POWER VALVE COLOR CODES ELECTRIC TRACTION FLEXIBLE ELECTRONICS FLUKE GEARMOTORS INTRODUCTION LASSER PID PUMP SEAL ELECTRICIAN CAREER ELECTRICITY SUPPLY AND DISTRIBUTION MUSIC NEUTRAL PERIODIC TABLES OF THE ELEMENTS POLYPHASE AC CIRCUITS PROJECTS REATORS SATELLITE STAR DELTA VIBRATION WATERPROOF