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M & J Video Begins CCTV Warehouse Installation For Repeat Customer

Having been in business for over 30 years, M and J Video has a huge base of repeat customers. A major part of M and J Videos CCTV installations are done for customers that have had video security camera systems installed by us previously. When M&J Video completes a CCTV installation our customers are happy and when they are ready to update or add onto an existing system they call us. Infrared Cameras, IP Cameras, Network Video Recorders and Wireless Video Systems are available to upgrade or replace any existing camera system. Call M&J Video today to get a free quote for the newest and best video security equipment around. M&J Video also has the best CCTV installers and service techs in Southern California


CCTV Security Cameras and Installations Dictionary

CCTV Dictionary

(ALC) Autmoatic Light Compensation -

The Cameras Built in ability to compensate for changes in scene lighting.

Aperture -

The opening in a lens that allows available light to enter the camera.

(AWB) Auto White Balance -

Circuitry in a color camera that allows It to yield perfect color pictures in different types of lighting.

(AGC) Automatic Gain Control -

Circuitry in a camera that allows it to improve performance in low light conditions.

(AI) Auto Iris Lens -

Type of lens where the aperture physically opens and closes to adjust the amount of light entering the camera, Not required on cameras with electronic shutter systems.

(BLC) Black Light Compensation -

Ability of a camera to balance the lighting in a scene with an extremely bright background such as sunlight.

Balun -

An Impedence matching device that allows you to send video signals over UTP more commonly understood as the ability to run analog camera signals over Cat5e or Ethernet Cable.


Short for British Naval Connection represent the standard video connector used in analog security camera systems

C/CS Mount Lenses -

Standard CCTV box camera mounting.


Device inside of a camera that ‘takes the picture and converts it to Electronic signals.

Coaxial Cable -

Normally RG-59 or RG-6 in CCTV systems this cable has a copper center conductor and copper shield

Day / Night Camera -

A Camera that displays color pictures in good lighting conditions, and automatically adjusts iris in low light conditions.

Depth of Field -

The portion of a video picture that is in focus.

(DVR) Digital Video Recorder -

A device that compresses and records video signals onto built in Hard Disk Drives see.

Field of View -

Area Covered by the camera not in center focus.

Focal Length -

The rated coverage of the lens in mm. Smaller numbers give a wider angle of coverage.

Ground Loop -

When the camera and monitor are powered from sources using different grounds with different ground potentials. If a path for current flow (other than the coax) exists, ground loops are possible. Solution: Install a ground loop corrector or power all camera from the same source as the monitor.

(HDD) Hard Disk Drive -

Memory unit that stores saved video recordings, sizes in Terabytes or Tb.

IP Address –

A String of numbers that identiffies a camera or DVR on a network, example

Iris -

Opens and closes to determine how much light to be let pass through the lens.

LCD Monitor -

Flat screen monitor used to view cameras in High Resolution.

Looping -

The ability to split your video signal into multiple outputs for multiple viewing locations.

Multiplexer -

Takes multiple cameras (Up to 16) and displays them on a single input or screen for viewing / recording.


Network Video Recorder, used to record and view IP and Mega pixel systems

Quad Splitter -

Combines 4 cameras onto one screen for viewing / recording.

Resolution -

Measure of a cameras ability to reproduce details, measured in pixels or tv lines.

Sequential Switcher -

Displays cameras, one at a time on a monitor and scans through the cameras at a customizable length of time per shot.

Telephoto -

When a lens can see a long distance with great detail.

Varifocal Lens -

A lens that can be set for various focal lengths to achieve optimal coverage.

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Wireless Video Transmitter – Receiver For Video Security Cameras

When you can’t run video cable from your cameras to your digital video recorder why not use a wireless video transmitter/receiver? When installing a video security camera system sometimes you will have to span a driveway, parking lot or view a front gate down the hill from your house. So instead of trenching or concrete cutting, a wireless video transmitter and receiver takes the place of cable to send the video signal from the camera to your DVR and monitor. Wireless video transmitters and receivers, with line of sight, can transmit up to 1000′. Call M&J Video and we will design your video security camera system using video cable or wireless transmitters/receivers when needed. M&J Video has done video security camera installations with wireless video transmitters and receivers all over Southern California including Chatsworth , Northridge , Mission Hills , Granada Hills , Canoga Park , Valencia and Santa Clarita. Call M&J Video for a free quote and we will tell you all about VIDEO TRANSMITTERS AND RECEIVERS!

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Choosing The Proper CCTV Lens Can Be Crucial

When buying a video security camera system it is very important to choose the right CCTV lens. The focal length of the camera lens should be one of the first things you consider. The lens can cover areas from 90 degrees,to view wide areas, all the way down to 15 degrees to read license plate. People often make the mistake of using one CCTV camera to cover a large area such as a parking lot. But to see real detail you need to use multiple security cameras with a mixture of wide and tight angle CCTV lens.
With a vari-focal lens the focal length can be adjusted and locked in to give you the proper view of your property. CCTV cameras mounted over a door should have a tighter lens to identify people, while cameras mounted in a room should have a wider CCTV lens for general viewing. Call M&J Video for a free security camera quote.M&J Video will take the guess work out of your security camera installation.We sell and install infrared CCTV cameras,DVR’s, monitors  and our security camera installations are clean and professional. We service all areas of Southern California including the Inland Empire ,San Bernardino , Riverside , Chino Hills and Redlands.


M&J Video completed a Video Security Camera installation in an Oxnard apartment building which included 6 High Resolution Infrared Dome Cameras, a Digital Video Recorder with a 1 terabyte hard drive and a 24″ LED flat screen monitor. Infrared dome cameras are able to view areas in complete darkness while being recorded to the DVR for viewing later. The DVR can be connected to an existing DSL modem for Internet viewing on any computer or Smart Phone. M&J Video specializes in Video Security Camera Installations including all cabling and hardware needed to make your installation a neat, clean and professional experience. In business for 30 years, M&J has done Security Camera Installations through out Southern California including cities in Ventura County such as Oxnard, Camarillo, Newbury Park and points farther north all the way to Santa Barbara and Santa Maria.

When you are ready to install Video Security Cameras in your apartment building, business or home, call M&J Video for a free quote. We specialize in Video Security Camera Installations.

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Open since 1984 Southern California’s premier CCTV and Video Security Installations.


We offer the most current technology available, paired with highly trained installation technicians to install an optimal solution for your video surveillance and security requirements. Most systems can be completed in just One Day.


Residential and Commercial, we custom design EVERY system to meet your individual needs.


We offer a system to meet ANY BUDGET


All systems compatible with REMOTE VIEWING, view your cameras from your Iphone – Android – Ipad – Tablet – or any internet connected Laptop , PC or Mac.


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Video Camera Systems for Commercial and Industrial Installations

Some commercial and industrial businesses need specialized equipment. M&J has 8,16,24 and 32 camera digital video recorders and a mix of  heavy duty cameras including Pan/Tilt/Zoom cameras with a joystick controller. infared cameras to see in total darkness and cameras with weather and dust proof housings for adverse environmental conditions. We even carry explosion proof housings that are used in explosive and hazardous atmospheres. All of our CCTV installations and equipment are robust and can stand up to the tough environment of your factory, warehouse or storage facility. If you are in Ventura County, the San Fernando Valley, the Inland Empire or anywhere in Southern California. Call or email today for an on site walk through and free quote.