Thinking about clean your camera and ask How to delete security camera footage?.
Many people think that it’s hard to delete the security camera footage and they think How other days videos will be stored when the DVR is full.
When the DVR full that’s means you need to find more storage for your cameras. And the more storage you need the more money you pay if you use cloud storage.
But, If you know how to delete security cameras footage. make your DVR or whatever storage method you use is free also. This means that your security system will work with High-Efficiency.
In the following words, we will talk you through Four methods to Delete Security Camera Footage From and Storage medium.
Note: you must have the access right to delete security camera footage and have the full control of security system cameras.
Is it possible to erase CCTV footage?
Absolutely Yes, If you are the owner of the security system and you can do it from regularly. Or by Set Automatic Option if you’re busy doing this task regularly. This option available in No Subscription Cameras that enable you to record on free cloud storage or SD.
On the other hand, if you want to get rid of the incriminating video of you.
The answer is No as the video recorded for more than one device and you want to access all devices to erase camera footage.
How to Delete security camera Footage?
Deleting security camera footage can be done by using three ways depending on when you store your camera footage.
Method 1: How to delete CCTV camera footage from SD card
If you’re one of the people who are using an external SD card to record videos of a security camera, then you can delete camera footage easily. But First, you should know your security camera recorded time and how much it will long?.
You can clean the SD card from video footage by formatting directly via the camera software.
In case, you need to delete specific videos on the SD card, just bring out the SD card from the camera, then bring the card reader to see recorded videos on the computer and delete what you want.
Method 2: How to Delete CCTV camera footage From DVR/NVR
How can I clear CCTV footage? How to delete camera recordings From DVR/NVR?
Well, as we know NVR is used to Watch CCTV Camera Remotely and also used as a storage device. But you can delete camera footage and this can be done by formatting HHD of DVR/NVR.
All you have to do is logging in to your DVR or NVR as admin, and then Select HDD management to delete specific videos or format the whole data on HDD.
Note1: you should be careful when you select video to delete as some systems can’t recover data after formatting.
Note2: Formatting HDD doesn’t affect the DVR/NVR configurations, which means that your setting like motion detection mode and alerts options will remain.
Method 3: How to Delete CCTV camera footage From PC
Most people who have a little number of cameras in their house prefer to use PC to store recorded videos of Cam. Also, there are some people who don’t know how to use DVR/NVR and choose PC as it’s easy to use.
If you are one of these people DON’T Worry you can delete your CCTV footage easily and erase it totally from your PC.
First, Connect the security camera to PC by cable.
Second, search for the storage path of the camera on your PC.
After that, you will find a file that has all recorded videos of your camera, then select and delete what you want to delete from these videos.
Method 4: How to Delete CCTV camera footage From Cloud Storage
In the first 3 methods, you know how to delete security camera footage from SD card, DVR/NVR, and PC. The last method is to delete the camera footage from cloud storage.
Some people and maybe you’re one of them use Cloud storage to keep their camera data safe, secure and easy to find.
Cloud storage enables you to see, fast forward, rewind, delete or download the recorded videos of your IP camera easily.
Once you login to your account and access the cloud storage you can delete the videos you want.
- Open the cloud storage app.
- Go to the recording page to see recorded videos of your IP security camera.
- Choose the videos you want to delete, then click on the Delete icon.
Some Cloud storage has different systems and apps. But don’t worry you can search and know how to delete the data, or contact the system support to help you.
Do you really want to Delete the recorded Files?
What to do when you found your DVR is full?
The first thing comes in your mind that is to delete the OLD recorded files in DVR and this is totally wrong.
Most DVR/ NVR systems overwrite the oldest recorded data automatically which means you don’t need to delete the CCTV footage manually.
Once the DVR is full the system will automatically find free storage space to record the latest CCTV footage of the next days. Don’t worry!
Can Hackers Delete Recording Videos of security cameras?
The answer to this Question is How hackers will access the camera to delete recorded videos of the camera?
There two ways to do this
First, By hacking the Network used by the security system and this is not easy to do.
As most IP security cameras use high secured Protocols to safe videos and cameras from hacking.
Many cameras use SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificates to establish a secure connection between cameras and DVR/NVR. In addition, encrypt the video feed of the camera and surveillance footage.
Also, WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access II) which is one of the most secure choices is used in security cameras, This encryption type is used to save you from hacking and secure your WiFi network.
Second, By hacking security cameras individually and this is also Hard to do.
Nowadays, security cameras come with many advanced features and one of these features is to send alerts during hacking.
Some IP cameras send alerts in two way
1- Make a very loud Sound to alert homeowners to hack.
2- Send email alerts through camera supported App.
At the end of this article, you know how to delete security camera footage from any device. But you should be careful about what you do. Some people try to delete their cameras videos and lost the whole videos, So be careful.
In addition, Make your storage device has a free space is a good choice to make your camera work with efficiency.