How to Connect a CCTV Camera to a TV
By Robert Good
Installing a closed circuit camera system in your home is a great idea and a good investment. This will provide security to your home and a sense of well-being to you and your family. There will be no question as to what happened on your property when you're not there with a camera system properly installed. This project is not costly nor time-consuming for anyone to complete.
Hooking up a CCTV camera to your TV
Connect one end of the composite cable to the "video out" input on the back of the CCTV camera (this should be marked yellow). Make sure that the cable is properly inserted all the way into the input.
Connect the opposite end of the composite cable into the "video in" input on the back of the TV (this should also be marked yellow). Make sure that the cable is properly inserted all the way into the input.
Turn the TV channel to the same channel selected on the CCTV camera. Turn on the closed circuit camera.
Mount the closed circuit camera in the place that you want it. Make any final adjustment that may be needed.
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- "The complete book of home, site, and office security: Selecting, installing and troubleshooting systems and devices;" Bill Phillips; 2006.
Living in Tucson, Ariz., Robert Good has been writing from 2003 on a wide variety of subjects ranging from sports, gardening and cooking to auto repair, home maintenance and travel. Good holds a Bachelor of Science in psychology from the University of the State of New York.