How to add IP cameras and HD Cameras to your Hybrid DVR

DVR Help

Our new Hybrid DVRs accept three types of security cameras:

  • Analog Security Camera using BNC tipped RG59U cabling to provide video up to 960H Resolution
  • EasyHD Cameras using BNC tipped RG59U cabling to provide video up to 1080p Resolution
  • IP Cameras using RJ45 tipped CAT5e or CAT6 cabling to provide video up to 1080P Resolution

When adding IP cameras to these Hybrid DVRs you will need to manually change the camera type on the DVR, or to check whether your DVR is a Hybrid DVR model, use the following steps to determine whether it can accept EasyHD CVI cameras and the number of IP cameras.

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How to connect a PTZ camera to DVR or controller using RS485 Baluns

PTZ Help

In the video below we demonstrate thoroughly how to use RS485 PTZ Video Baluns with a PTZ camera to simplify camera wiring and run video/power/rs485 data signals over a single CAT5e or CAT6 cable. We recommend using a CAT6 cable for runs longer than 50ft. All wire should be full copper, and not the cheap … Read more

How to connect ONVIF compatible IP cameras to PoE NVRs

Avalonix Pro ONVIF Cameras

Avalonix has come out with a new Pro series of IP cameras that are ONVIF compatible and work well with our NVRs with integrated PoE. There are a few required steps to configure the cameras so they can be used with 123CCTV NVRs. The video below instructs the user on proper configuration of these IP … Read more

Configuring Snapshot On Your IP Security Cameras

Taking a Snapshot is a feature that comes standard with our IP security cameras and allows you to save images at specified time intervals for playback image by image as opposed to standard video recording. This automatic photo capture can be used for many different purposes, such as taking photos for cataloging progress at a … Read more

Recording Security Cameras in the Cloud for Free


Cloud storage has become increasing popular the last few years for storage solution needs that arise in companies. It has also become very popular as a solution for IP based security camera systems that need more space for storage, as video recording is very memory intensive. HD video uploads require a high bandwidth and immense amounts of hard drive space. As video quality keeps getting better with more resolution, this only adds to the need for more memory.

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Port Forwarding for Security Camera Systems

In this in depth article, we will show you all the necessary steps you will need to take in order to setup port forwarding on your system for use with the internet.  We will demonstrate where to find the necessary information about your system as well, and what you might have to change to configure … Read more