How to Use an HD Security Camera as Standalone
In some situations, you may not need your security camera to be recorded. Maybe you are thinking of monitoring your front door, or driveway while you’re at home. A standalone camera is also useful for keeping an eye on pets, the elderly or children playing. In either of these situations, you do not need a camera recorder if you want to use a surveillance camera as a pair of eyes for monitoring.
HD Security Cameras over Coax:
HD Security Cameras over Coax use specialized video signal technology to send high definition video over coax cabling. A BNC to HDMI converter, or security camera recorder is required to display the video signal from these cameras. While there are several types of HD over Coax cameras available in the market.
What does it mean to use a security camera as a standalone?
Standalone security cameras can be used for a lot of different applications other than monitoring for security purposes. Some other uses include: checking on children or pets, checking on your front door or porch, and monitoring of industrial purposes.
If you only need a camera to check who is at your front door then a standalone camera will help. It is a more affordable solution than spending money on expensive cameras, or recurring fees charged by most doorbell camera systems. You could also install a camera on your front porch to check on package deliveries.
It is important to note that converters do not carry an audio signal. If you need to hear audio you will need to run a separate microphone to a speaker.
How to setup a standalone HD security camera?
The steps below detail how to connect your HD security camera directly to a monitor, without an NVR or DVR, without a router, without WiFi, and without any fees or complicated configurations.
- HD security camera over coax
- Siamese Cable
- Power Adapter for Camera that supplies appropriate voltage and amperage
- BNC to HDMI Converter
- TV or Monitor that support 1080P
- HDMI cable