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I bought these cameras on ebay, I don't know if I need a special system or anything to make them work. They do not have standard video connections on them. They are Samsung B/W camera ssc-12c. Thank you.
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Hello DataDudes:

The SSC-12C is part of a multi-camera security system made by Samsung.  It is designed to be powered from the monitor via the connection cable (or from a separate 12 V DC power source but I haven't found a connection diagram).

The complete systems can be found here:

http://deals2all.zoovy.com/product/SSC-17WEB?META=bizrate-SSC-17WEB

It connects to the monitor with an RJ-11 connector.  A ready-made cable is here:

http://deals2all.zoovy.com/c=B2CcFnEnDxWWZ7EujCqWTSyBa/product/SSC60

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cool... i have the cameras and the cable, i just need the thing the cameras plug into. do you know where I might find that?

thanks!
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As far as I can tell the unit is designed to plug into Samsung's custom surveillance monitor or a surveillance switch box made by them.

I haven't been able to find any real documentation on the units - things like wiring diagrams would be nice - but...

This is on a web page linked to the first one in my previous post:
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Model: SSC12C

The Samsung SSC12C Security camera is compatible with the SSC12, SOC-B120 and the SSC17WEB security systems, perfect for monitoring your business or personal security!

This Weather Resistant Fixed Black and White Camera from Samsung will take care of your video surveillance needs. The cameras are powered by DC12V from the monitor. Perfect for monitoring your business or personal security!
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As far as I can tell Samsung has discontinued this product and doesn't have any info. on it in their web site.

However, I managed to find another Samsung product that also uses the RJ-11 connectors - the SMO-151QN - found here:
http://www.samsung.com/Products/DigitalVideoSecurity/DIY/SMO_151QNXAA.asp?page=Specifications

The spec sheet lists the 'video input' as  Input(RJ-11): 1.0Vp-p, 75 Ω, CVBS  and the signal format as NTSC.

CVBS is the giveaway here - it means 'color-video-blank-sync' and is an acronym for what is more often referred to as composite video.  Most TV sets have a composite video input, so it should work with that.  The trick is to figure out which wire out of the camera/cable puts out composite video.

The cable pinout should be as follows:

+12V supply
Common (ground)
Composite video out
Sound out

I don't know which of the four pins is what....

The trick is to figure out which pair is power and ground.  You have eight possible combinations, seven of which are wrong, so I wouldn't recommend a trial-and-error approach,  since the audio/video outputs probably won't like having +12 V imposed on them.

If you can open one of the cameras you might be able to trace the connections on the PCB - power supply parts are pretty obvious, so once you have those doped out the rest is a piece of tape (or cake).

It's also possible that the wiring inside the camera (if there is any) follows the convention that black is ground, red is positive supply voltage, yellow is video and white is sound - a convention honored more in the breach than the observance, unfortunately.

So, it looks like you are on your own here - a possible resource would be a local TV repair shop, especially one of the smaller independent ones.  Another try would be a place that sells security systems - they would probably recognize the thing in a flash but they might be less motivated to help.  Still, it's worth a try.

Good luck,

wb

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