Best Cctv Tester Tips You Will Read This Year

Posted on: April 09,2022

Whether you’re starting out as a CCTV tester or you’ve been doing it for years, it can sometimes be hard to keep up with the latest technology and new tips and tricks. Here are the best CCTV tester tips you’ll read this year from some of the most successful CCTV testers around.

CCTV Tester Introduction


CCTV camera tester NF-716 is an installation and troubleshooting tester for digital/IP, HD coax, and analog security camera systems. It connects with various cameras - electric powered by lithium-ion battery or using POE+.


It provides two-way intercoms and broadcasts audio between security officers and remote users. Optional features include interfaces for external lights, speakers, and other devices. A network-based time-lapse recording solution lets you view video from multiple locations remotely on your own computer.


If you are using a single security camera tester to power, configure and document, it is ideal for smaller environments. However, security cameras and other devices that use IP addresses can be troublesome to test.


A single CCTV tester will not help diagnose issues with an IP address; multiple testers are required to thoroughly test and document your network. For maximum efficiency and convenience, you may want to look into a multi-channel CCTV tester that allows the testing of cameras or similar products all at once. While they usually cost more, they save time and money over multiple small testers by allowing you to run tests on several devices at once.


Some Precaution with CCTV Tester:

1. Precaution before using the tester

● It is important to make sure you read the directions for this device before use.

● Check the input and output range of voltage or current at every input and output port so that there are no possible overloads to your system.

● Certain requirements must be met when operating this device:


Temperature: -30°C-- 70°C.

Relative humidity: 30%--90%

Recharging voltage: 9V--12V.


2. Precautions when using the tester

● Do not use this device near water or if you are near leaking gas.

● Avoid touching the tester with wet hands at all costs

● Be careful not to shake or shock the device when using it to prevent damage.

● Stay away from magnetic fields or electromagnetic waves when taking measurements.

● Keep the ports and joints clean at all times to avoid damage.

● Do not disassemble the tester.


3. Precautions for battery charging and using

A. Test the battery with only an original rechargeable battery - never mix old and new batteries together!

B. Keep polarities consistent throughout testing.

C. Don't do anything crazy like short-circuiting or taking apart your batteries!

CCTV Tester Features and function


CCTV tester can work with almost all kinds of cameras and transmitters that you can use to check whether your cameras and transmitters are working properly. It also can store video files onto its hard drive, so if you have a hard time finding the camera's backup storage card or cannot find it, you still have another way to retrieve your recorded videos.


What's more, it comes with  32GB SD cards so that you don't need to buy one if you already own one. Besides, if any problems occur during recordings, such as power failure or other abnormal situations(but does not include broken), it will automatically shut down in order to prevent any further damage to recorded files and protect your important files from being damaged.


Useful Features:


● Video test

● Power to camera

● UTP cable test

● Video signal generating

● PTZ controlling


Once you have selected what model CCTV tester is best for your needs it is important to know how to make sure it works correctly. The main features of a CCTV tester are adjustable light sensors, night vision capability, long-range camera test, and camera sensitivity (adjustable automatic light control) among others.


The CCTV system is made up of five major components: camera, recorder, monitor, and antenna (if wireless), and DVR. When choosing a CCTV tester, first make sure that it supports various brand cameras and recorders.


Next, look for one that has functionality that best suits your needs. For example, can you export a video? Does it show live footage or playback on another device like a phone or computer? How long can recordings be saved before they are automatically deleted?


The more options you have with your security system, from picture quality to resolution and time length of video saved to disc space or memory card storage capacity; these factors also affect the price.


It's also good to learn how to check your CCTV equipment yourself and keep it in working order. Checking your CCTV system regularly will make sure that you're aware of any problems immediately and thus have them resolved faster and more cost-effectively.


How to Operate: All-in-one CCTV tester NF-716



The NF-716 is pretty easy to operate. After powering it on, plug a cable into either VGA or HDMI port, then connect an end of it to your video source and another end to one of four ports on the back panel. The HDCP light will show up when HDCP is activated by connecting with a device that supports HDCP (4K).


Press any button on the front panel and/or remote control key for initiating an automatic test. If you want to change modes, press the AUTO button first.  Then you can use arrow keys to navigate between different modes. Use AUTO mode: When using a CCTV tester, we highly recommend using AUTO mode first before moving on to other testing methods.


Operation setting: OSD menu, select your desired language: English, Portuguese, Korean, Russian, Italian, French, Polish, Spanish, Japanese, Turkish, etc


However, if there are still problems detected during testing in AUTO mode, red LED lights will flash accordingly with each problem found while beeping continuously until power off or manually pressing the STOP button again.


It’s also possible to view detailed information about each problem found in AUTO mode by pressing the INFO button which indicates detailed information about each problem including the error code, the position of defective pin(s), length of the faulty section, the distance between the faulty pin(s) and length of the good section.


Pressing the INFO button again will exit INFO mode. To perform manual testing: If you don’t need to use AUTO mode but instead prefer manual testing, just press the STOP button once when powering on or unplugging/replugging cables after successfully performing the automatic test in AUTO mode. Red LED lights will turn off automatically indicating that manual testing has been initiated.