DVR for surveillance connection

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by carolann3750, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. carolann3750 macrumors newbie

    Jan 7, 2011
    How do I connect the DVR connected to surveillance cameras to my iMac to be able to see life video? There is a VGA on back of DVR. Do I use the USB or Firewire on iMac?:confused:
  2. huntercr macrumors 65816

    Jun 6, 2006
    It's probably a self contained box. Have you tried connecting the VGA cable to ... you know... a monitor?

    ALmost all surveillance boxes I've ever seen are their own proprietary systems built on Windows or Linux. Many of them offer exporting the video over a network connection or permit live viewing via a local webserver.

    Did you buy this off of ebay or something? I'd look around for the documentation. You'll probably be needing it.

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