How do I know if my CCTV is recording?
If you have installed a camera that rotates vertically and horizontally, then it will always be moving when it is on.
Check the status of LEDs in the IP security cameras.
And, if there is a tiny red light around the lens, when the camera is in the dark, it means the camera is on.
And it is recording..
Do security cameras record all the time?
Most home security cameras are motion-activated and will record when they detect motion, as well as send you an alert. Some can record 24/7, which is known as continuous video recording (CVR).
Why is my CCTV not recording?
If your CCTV camera is working fine but the DVR is not recording anything, common culprits include misconfiguration, lack of storage space, and failing DVR components. Don’t despair: modern DVR boxes are pretty friendly and easy to troubleshoot. Check that recording is enabled. It may sound obvious, but it happens.
Do security cameras have microphones?
For the security cameras that have audio or sound recording, generally there is a small hole (microphone) in the camera housing for sound pickup, just like the one in Reolink RLC-410 as showed below. Download a video clip and play back the recorded footage to see if your security cameras do have audio.
Why do security cameras have red lights?
Those red lights are for night vision. It allows a camera to see in low light or dark conditions. And those are turned off at day time. So a camera with infrared capabilities can also be called a night vision camera.