Updated August 18, 2019 by Kevin Flores

The 9 Best CCTV Testers

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This wiki has been updated 11 times since it was first published in March of 2017. A CCTV tester, also known as a field monitor, is one of the most valuable tools a professional technician can have when installing or maintaining a video surveillance system. These devices allow you to quickly change the angle, image quality and focus of a camera, as well as perform cable and ping tests, saving you time and effort on the job. Our selections range from basic to high-end models. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best cctv tester on Amazon.

9. Eversecu 4 in 1 Monitor

8. EverTech 4.3 Inch TFT

7. Electop IV7W

6. Electop HVT-2601 6th Generation

5. WSDcam 8600-Plus

4. Anqia 5900

3. Electop ET5900ATC

2. WSDcam X9

1. Koolertron GH-IPCT98

Editor's Notes

August 15, 2019:

Functionality was a key factor in compiling this list and in the latest refresh we added models that go above and beyond just being field monitors. For example, take the Koolertron GH-IPCT98, which is hard to beat for under $300. It can run Android apps, meaning you can download and install a word processor or calculator program on it, reducing the number of devices a technician has to take into the field.

Another aspect of functionality that should not be overlooked is a CCTV tester's ability to work with both analog and IP cameras. This is important because digital security cameras are becoming increasingly popular. The Koolertron GH-IPCT98, WSDcam X9 and WSDcam 8600-Plus all have this dual compatibility. Even if the clients you service are strictly using analog systems, it might not be a bad idea to future-proof your equipment.

Kevin Flores
Last updated on August 18, 2019 by Kevin Flores

Kevin Flores is an award-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker whose work has been featured in several major media outlets. Word thrift and clarity were pounded into his prose by merciless editors during his days as a breaking news reporter for a wire service. These days he can usually be found trawling through public records and tracking down shadowy shell companies for a nonprofit media organization he co-founded. He enjoys his time away from the screen by pursuing a hobby restoring furniture, giving him special insight into woodworking tools and materials. His filmmaking experience also turned him—willing or not—into something of an audio and video equipment fiend.

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