Turning the spotlight on CCTV testers
A CCTV camera tester is a convenient tool for CCTV installers and individuals who want to configure camera and CCTV equipment for home or business use. Sometimes these devices are known as LCD field testers, video testers and IP camera testing equipment. Each is designed to help when setting up a CCTV installation or for maintaining an existing system. There is a wide selection of testing and imaging equipment available including new and used models.
Setting up your CCTV system
A CCTV tester is an effective device for setting up camera systems. You can check the functions of CCTV with the features displayed on the tester. Using these, you can see how well the camera performs in different circumstances such as tilt speeds, video quality, zoom functions, lens quality and clarity. Testing your equipment highlights any vulnerabilities in the systems and blind spots that may be missed by the positioning or visibility of the camera.
Many CCTV testers have a wide range of features including digital and colour LCD displays, video-in connections, rechargeable batteries and multiple signal outputs. They are generally portable so enable you to move around with ease but also help you avoid having to view the main monitor each time for each camera location. You can also set up your CCTV camera for 24/7 use or opt for specified times.
Large CCTV installations
If you have CCTV in several locations or are using cameras for business activity, the use of a CCTV tester is essential to configure each location accurately. Both visual and audio options can be used and transmitted to a monitoring station of your choice. Many CCTV testers have advanced features to help with tricky installations including zoom, capture and display functions, snapshot and record playback. You'll find a tester to suit all cameras and installation types from DSLR to PTZ and PoE.