Paessler PRTG

Comprehensive monitoring
of your CCTV & surveillance
camera network

  • Get an overview of both IT & CCTV in one central place
  • Prevent security issues due to failing surveillance devices
  • Ensure the health & performance of your CCTV system











5 reasons why IT experts monitor their CCTV system with Paessler PRTG

Using a video surveillance system usually means that a vital part of your network and building security depends on this system. This dependance makes it crucial to have a central overview
of your entire CCTV environment. 

  • Easy integration of CCTV devices like security cameras, DVRs, or power supplies
  • Monitoring of your entire surveillance system over multiple distributed locations
  • Makes sure that network cameras operate without interruption round the clock
  • Visualization of your entire IT & CCTV environment in custom dashboards
  • Real-time alarms & notifications prevent failures and major security issues

Hundreds of thousands of customers worldwide love Paessler PRTG

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One security camera doesn’t make a CCTV system

To ensure the best (physical) security, your surveillance systems must function without any interruptions. However, only having your CCTV security cameras running doesn’t mean that the underlying CCTV system is working properly.

Storage issues, failures in the transmission of data, or overheating power supplies, to mention just a few possible problems, can affect your video surveillance more than the loss of a few cameras.

A video surveillance system includes multiple components that are essential for the entire CCTV system:

  • Cameras (IP-based network cameras, wireless surveillance cameras, web security cameras, WDR security cameras, infrared cameras etc.)
  • Network or data transmission systems (switches, routers, firewalls, BNC connector, coaxial cables, or WLAN)
  • DVRs (digital video recorders) and NVRs (network video recorders)
  • Storage systems
  • Power supplies (PDUs, UPSs)

This is why it is crucial that you monitor CCTV with a comprehensive CCTV monitoring software like PRTG.









What surveillance video monitoring looks like in PRTG

Diagnose security issues by continuously monitoring your CCTV system. Show video feeds in real time and visualize data in graphic maps & dashboards to identify problems more easily. Gain the visibility you need to troubleshoot issues with the availability of CCTV cameras.



Start monitoring your CCTV surveillance system with PRTG and see how it will make your office buildings, factory floors, or data centers more secure and your job easier.



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Why PRTG is the CCTV monitoring tool of your choice


Watch the watchers

  • Ensure the reachability and health of surveillance cameras
  • Monitor parameters like temperature, movement, or light
  • Ensure continuous recording of your DVRs and NVRs

Combine classic IT & CCTV

  • Use one central monitoring solution instead of multiple tools
  • Keep an eye on bandwidth capacity and RTSP traffic
  • Monitor storage devices, hard disks, and power supplies


Monitor distributed sites

  • Keep an eye on CCTV cameras outside your LAN
  • Add camera geo data to track them on PRTG geo maps
  • Collect data remotely and send it to a central PRTG instance

Be alerted in real time

  • Receive alerts if there is an issue in your CCTV environment
  • Choose from various notifications (SMS, email, push, and more)
  • Automate first troubleshooting measures like camera restarts

Visualize CCTV device data

  • Create custom dashboards in HTML format via drag and drop
  • Add floor plans, video streams, and camera status & performance
  • Share dashboards internally on NOC and data center screens



How to keep an eye on your surveillance system with our CCTV monitor PRTG

Monitoring a CCTV surveillance system strongly depends on which data is available and shared by your devices. As a rule of thumb, however, if your device can communicate via SNMP or if you can pull data through any kind of REST API or HTTP API, PRTG has got you covered.

 i How PRTG defines sensors

In PRTG, “sensors” are the basic monitoring elements. One sensor usually monitors one measured value in your network, e.g. the traffic of a switch port, the CPU load of a server, the free space of a disk drive. On average you need about 5-10 sensors per device or one sensor per switch port.

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Keep an eye on availability

Use Ping sensors to make sure that all components in your CCTV environment such as the power supply, cameras, NVRs and DVRs, as well as other storage systems are up and running.


Check streaming traffic

CCTV systems usually use RTSP (Real-Time Streaming Protocol) for streaming. Add a custom channel for monitoring RTSP traffic using Packet Sniffer and Flow (NetFlow, jFlow, sFlow, IPFIX) sensors.


Ensure bandwidth capacity

Deploy SNMP Traffic sensors to be alerted if the CCTV network switch bandwidth is greater than X. This way, you can determine whether the cameras and network have sufficient bandwidth.


Provide enough storage space

No matter if you use a digital network video recorder or a dedicated SAN or NAS – with our various storage sensors, you can make sure that there’s always enough storage space available.


Find the root causes of issues

Use the SNMP Trap Receiver sensor, for example, to log events and send alerts using traps to find out exactly which CCTV device is causing which kind of trouble.


Collect device-dependent data

Each CCTV camera provides different additional information that you can monitor, for example, metrics like movement or light. If a camera vendor offers according MIB files, you can easily integrate these into your setup using the SNMP Library sensor.




Start monitoring your CCTV surveillance system with PRTG and see how it will make your office buildings, factory floors, or data centers more secure and your job easier.




“Excellent tool for detailed monitoring. Alarms and notifications work greatly. Equipment addition is straight forward and server initial setup is very easy. ...feel safe to purchase it if you intend to monitor a large networking landscape.”

Infrastructure and Operations Engineer in the Communications Industry, firm size 10B - 30B USD

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Success stories from our customers

Companies around the world trust Paessler PRTG when it comes to ensuring that their IT systems run smoothly.

CDT LATAM Group monitors its facial recognition cameras with Paessler PRTG

CDT LATAM is Herta Security distributor for Latin America and the Caribbean. It has more than 20 years of experience in the installations and maintenance of technological integrations in various areas. CDT LATAM Group uses facial recognition cameras in crowds to help stop violence in Uruguayan football stadiums and monitors their proper functioning with Paessler PRTG.

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The Ritz London benefits from clearer visibility 24 hours a day with Paessler PRTG

The five-star Ritz London hotel is situated in the heart of Piccadilly overlooking Green Park. Over the last 115 years, it has earned a reputation as one of the finest hotels in the UK. The Ritz London’s in-house IT team chose Paessler PRTG to maintain visibility of the health of the hotel’s core network, IT systems, building, and cameras 24-hours a day.

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SE3 offers Paessler PRTG as a solution to monitor wastewater treatment

Sistemas Eléctricos y Electrónicos Especializados SE3 was established in 2007 to provide structured industrial maintenance and automation services in Yucatán and Quintana Roo, Mexico. SE3 has included Paessler PRTG in its portfolio of solutions for remote monitoring, viewing and alerts of programmable control systems and operating components located in wastewater treatment plants.

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Create innovative solutions with Paessler’s partners

Partnering with innovative vendors, Paessler unleashes synergies to create
new and additional benefits for joined customers.


Axis offers one of the most complete and reliable product portfolios, an expanded professional network, and comprehensive integration support for video management software.

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IP Fabric

Combining the broad monitoring feature set of PRTG with IP Fabric’s automated network assurance creates a new level of network visibility and reliability.

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Get more deep-dive information about CCTV monitoring

How to monitor CCTV equipment with PRTG

Read about use cases of video surveillance, how you can use PRTG to monitor your entire CCTV setup, and get step-by-step instructions for integrating Axis cameras into PRTG.

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The 5 reasons why PRTG is the solution of choice for CCTV monitoring

Read about 5 reasons why PRTG is suitable for almost any CCTV system and combines classic IT monitoring with any other benefits

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Display live video on your PRTG map

Read about video standards, protocols, and the necessary conversion for web views, and how you can display live video feeds on your custom PRTG dashboards.

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