Troubleshooting Steps when Analog Camera is not connecting to your Camius DVR

The Camius hybrid DVR digital video recorder is a versatile recording device that can work with both analog over coaxial and IP cameras over network wiring. It provides a reliable and efficient solution for capturing and storing video footage from different types of cameras. However, sometimes you may encounter issues with your analog camera not displaying on your surveillance DVR audio video recorder, accompanied by a video loss message on the channel. To help resolve this issue, we have outlined the following seven steps to troubleshoot the problem.

Troubleshooting Steps when for Analog Camera is not connecting to your Camius DVR (Video Loss)

Step 1 - Try a different analog (BNC) channel

If the analog camera is not displaying on your security camera DVR, the first step is to try a different BNC channel. Physically plug the camera into a different analog channel to see if the problem persists. Swap the working analog security camera for a nonworking BNC channel. This will help you determine if the issue is with the BNC surveillance camera or the channel itself.

Step 2 - Check the analog camera power supply

Ensure that the power supply for your analog security cameras and Camius DVR is functioning properly and delivering stable power. Check the fuse box and power splitter if the analog cameras share a power supply. This will help you identify if a power issue affects the camera’s ability to display on the DVR.

Step 3 - Check the coaxial cable connections

Check the connections between the analog cameras and the DVR to ensure all cables are properly connected and secure. Look for any signs of physical damage to the cables and replace them if necessary. This will help you determine whether the cables or the connections are the problems.

Step 4 - Test with a new cable and new power supply 

If you have determined that the cables and connections are in good condition, test the camera with a new cable and power supply. This will help you identify if an issue with the current cable or power supply affects the camera’s ability to display on the DVR.

Step 5 - Check the BNC connectors and replace them

Check the BNC connectors on the analog cameras and the DVR to see if they are in good condition. If they are damaged, replace them with new connectors to help resolve the issue.

Step 6 - Check the video settings

Ensure that the video settings on the DVR match the ‘Camera Type‘ settings on the analog cameras. This includes ensuring that the correct video input is selected between AUTO, TVI, and AHD. This will help you determine if the problem is with the video settings affecting the camera’s ability to display on the DVR.

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Step 7 - Reset channels

If the above steps do not resolve the issue, reset the channel section to the default (factory) settings. To do this, navigate to Setup >> System >> Maintenance >> Load Default >> Select the Channel checkbox and hit the Apply tab. This will reset the channel settings to the default settings, which may help resolve the issue.

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In conclusion, the seven steps outlined above should help resolve the issue of an analog camera not displaying on your DVR, accompanied by a video loss message on the channel. If the problem persists, it is likely that the camera itself is defective and needs to be replaced.

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