What is the difference between the different wireless frequencies?
2.4 GHz: 4 Channel transmitter. Approximately
2" x 2" x 1/2". No tuning required. We generally recommend
2.4 GHz over 434 MHz or 900 MHz, as the overall video quality is better.
Range varies from 200' to 700' depending on environmental conditions.
Operates on 12 Volts. These units are FCC approved.
434 MHz: Lower frequency amateur
band. Operates on one channel which is picked up directly by a television.
You do not need a receiver. With a TV: set to channel 59, cable mode but
remove actual cable from the input, and use a UHF antenna (high gain increases
the range) ears to receive the signal.
With a hand held TV: can be received on UHF band just below channel 14.
Range can vary from 300-400 up to 1,000 feet. THe range can vary depending
on frequency interference and other environmental factors. Antenna is
approximately 6 1/2 inches. Operates on 9 Volts.
900 MHz: Amateur band. 4 channels
available in the 900 band. The signal goes to a dedicated receiver
that is tuned from 902-930. Our standard transmitter is set at 916.5 MHz,
but we also carry 3 other frequencies. Manual or automatic switching receiver.
Range can vary from 200-700 feet or more depending on environmental conditions.
Antenna is approximately 3 1/2 inches. Operates on 9 Volts.
What is CCD? - It is analog technology.
The CCD camera has a little bit higher resolution than CMOS.
The camera also functions better in low light. A CCD camera drains a little
bit more power than the CMOS cameras. It uses 12v instead of 9v. CMOS
camera is smaller than a CCD camera and works longer with the 9v battery.
What is a Quad? - A Quad splits your
monitor into 4 sections allowing you to view 4 cameras at once.
Do you have a monitor that has built in Quad?
- No, we do not have a monitor with built in Quad.
Will a Quad allow four cameras to record at
the same time? - Yes you can record all four cameras at the
same time. You also can record using a switching monitor, which will record
the camera that is showing at that moment.
Do the receivers work through walls up to two
feet thick? - Yes as long as there isn't excessive amount of
metal in the wall.
Do the plug and play connections require extra
wire to run the signal back to the VCR or TV? - Yes, you need
to buy the length of cable you need we offer the CA-25, CA-50 and the
Do I need cable on my TV to get channel 59 to
work? - No, you just need the cable setting for your TV or
VCR and then turn it to cable channel 59.
Do the display screens work on the cell phone
or the beeper? - No, nothing but the camera works on the cell
phone and the beeper.
Do any cameras come with audio? -
The only camera we offer that comes with audio is the DC-111W-AA.
Do I need a VCR from you or can I use my own
VCR? - You can use your own VCR for recording. However, the
VCR will have to be recording all the time. If you are using the motion
detector video system, you will need to buy a VCR from us
How do I hook up the Plug and Play connection
camera? - This Is done by running the RCA (Aux) line into the
VIDEO IN of the VCR or TV. The TV or VCR must be set on the correct channel
to view the VIDEO IN picture.
How many cameras can I hook up to one TV?
-Only one 434MHz camera.
-Three 900MHz cameras.
-Four 2.4GHz cameras. You will need a Quad or a Switching Monitor.
How much will the Yagi Antennas increase reception
range? - The Yagi Mini Antenna will increase your reception
by 100 ft. and the Yagi Antenna will increase your reception by 200 ft.
Do you need a VCR to record or will the cameras
record? - You must have a VCR if you want to record.
Will a 900Mhz camera and receiver interfere
with my 900Mhz cordless phone? - No The 900Mhz Cameras Are
Set To A Different Band Width And Frequency.
How long will the camera last with a 9-volt
battery? - The 434Mhz and the 900Mhz camera will last about
ten hours. The 2.4Ghz will last about five hours.
What is LUX? - LUX is the measurement
of low light needed for the camera to view and record properly.
What is the operating temperature of the cameras?
The operating temperatures of the B/W cameras are -23°C to + 50°C
or -10ºF to +122ºF
The operation temperatures of the color cameras are -23º C to +40ºC
or -10ºF to +104ºF
The storage temperature & humidity is -30ºC to +70ºC or
-22ºF to +158ºF