How to Display Multiple Security Cameras on a Single Screen?
Video security and surveillance systems are getting complex. Due to the growing need for around the clock security, a network video system may consist of several CCTV or IP cameras. In many networks, having a display screen per camera is not a feasible option. Also, having footage from each camera on a single screen ultimately makes the monitoring and surveillance quite easy and effective. Thus, property owners or organizations are investing in video security systems that integrate all cameras in one network and offer a common display for all. Do you know how to display multiple cameras on a single screen? If you don’t then this post is for you. This post discusses the ways and procedures to display multiple video footage on a common screen.
The Process to Display Multiple Security Cameras on Single Screen
The devices called video multiplexers and digital video recorders (DVRs) are used to integrate visuals from multiple video cameras on a single screen. A multiplexer is a small device that takes input video signals from one or more cameras and provides one or more video streams as the output. Whereas the DVR is a video storage device that stores the video signals to enable future video transmission. The following steps must be taken in order to integrate multiplexer and DVR together in a single network video system.
The general video network includes CCTV or IP cameras as a source of video signals, fiber optics, HDMI or copper cables as transmission media, and display screens as the receiving unit. In this system, the integration of multiplexer and DVR needs to be done.
The output cables from every security camera are to be connected to the inputs of the multiplexer. This way, the multiplexer collects video signals from all different security cameras.
In modern video multiplexers, the DVRs are in-built. However, even if the DVR is not in-built then the output of the multiplexer goes to the input of the DVR where the video signals are recorded.
Further, the single output of DVR or fiber optic multiplexer is connected to the display screen.
This way, the video footage from different cameras can be displayed on one screen.
In order to assure video quality, HDMI or fiber optics cables should be used instead of copper cables. This ensures the high-speed transmission of high-resolution videos. In order to use fiber optics cables, the CCTV video converters should be utilized for electric to optical signal conversion.
Each component of network video systems must be configured with a video security IT solution being utilized for surveillance. This includes interlinking all cameras, multiplexers, and DVRs in the same network video system, for storage and future transmission purposes.
In order to enhance the video signal quality, the video distribution amplifiers like HD/CVI/TVI/AHD can be used.
Nowadays, you can get all these products like multiplexers, CCTV video converters, amplifiers, and even the connecting cables in CCTV video kits. The kit contains products that are compatible with each other and also reduce the complexity of the installation.
Along with the listed steps, it is also important to acknowledge that the quality of the products determines the performance. Therefore, you should consider purchasing quality products from trusted manufacturers and suppliers from trusted manufacturers like VERSITRON. They have been offering fiber optics and data transmission solutions to their clients since 1958. The company offers high-quality products for video security solutions which involve CCTV video kits, multiplexers, fiber optics modems, video amplifiers, and many more. These VERSITRON’s CCTV video kits are compatible with NTSC, PAL, and SECAM security camera systems. VERSITRON’s CCTV video converters are available in 1, 2, 4, 8, and 16 channel options.
R.W. Tull is the President of Versitron Inc. He works closely with clients to review layout diagrams and drawings in order to ensure that the best fiber optic solution is achieved for a particular project.