The Way to Install Security Cameras
Security cameras installation
Nowadays more and more people have the need to learn how to set up security cameras and security camera systems in their residence or business. That is because crime is on the rise and DIY security cameras and security camera systems have become higher in quality, more affordable and simple to buy. Since you do not need to employ a professional to install security cameras, it is possible to have your residence or company under surveillance in no time whatsoever by your self, and at an affordable price. Here is some help and a few tips about how best to install your own security cameras.
Education Manual, Tech Support and Warranties
The very first thing you'll need to do, before you buy any equipment, would be to make sure the machine you choose comes with an instruction manual. Not all safety camera systems for home and businesses come with a full printed users manual that will help you through how to set up your system. Also it is a good idea to only purchase a camera system that includes free unlimited technical support in case you have questions or run into problems. Not every company provides free tech support with the purchase of their cameras and camera systems. Additionally, check to find out if it includes a guarantee on all components.
There are basically three pieces of equipment you'll be working with: the cameras, receiver/DVR and the monitor.
A security camera system will includes one or more cameras. The cameras come with several characteristics so, before you purchase a system, you'll want to be aware of what your requirements are. Following are some questions to ask your self, that will help direct you.
� are you going to be putting the cameras inside or outside? If you'll be putting cameras anywhere outside you will need cameras that are constructed tougher than ordinary indoor security cameras. External cameras will probably be exposed to the elements, such as wind and extreme cold or heat. There are many outdoor cameras available which are built to withstand all these outdoor problems.
� Do you need colour or black and white cameras? If there are certain scenarios where it is very important to record details such as colour of vehicles, hair or clothing, you'll need color cameras. Black and white cameras are best if you need higher resolution and generally are less expensive than colour. They also are best if you'll be using infrared in no light or low light requirements.
� Do you prefer wireless or wired cameras? Hardwired Camera Systems are somewhat more reliable than wireless will need you to drill holes into partitions to mount cameras and also to feed wires through the walls. Wireless Security Camera Systems utilize radio frequency through the atmosphere from the camera transmitter to a receiver. The recipient picks up the signal and transports it to a TV or Monitor or Digital Video Recorder. So no wiring is required. Wireless cameras are much easier to set up and can be mounted virtually everywhere and can be moved around with much more ease.
� Is there a pure light source and will you be using them in darkness? Infrared cameras are crucial if you'll be tracking any areas in total darkness or have low light situations at different times.
� How many cameras do you really want? Decide how many locations you want monitored, such as doorways and windows, driveway etc.. This gives you an notion of how many cameras you will want included on your security system. Most security camera systems include a couple of cameras. If you may need to add more cameras, ensure the system you choose is capable of adding more cameras afterwards.
Mounting Your Cameras
First, plan your exact security camera viewing area. This can allow you to decide where you'll be placing the camera or cameras. If your cameras have to be mounted on a wall or other arrangement hold them in the position and then indicate the place prior to mounting the bracket in place. If you are using a wired system, decide which places are best to drill holes in the wall for cables. Try to expose as little of the wiring as possible to be able to prevent vandalism. If you are using wireless cameras you do not need to be concerned about this.
Next, connect the camera to the receiver or DVR according to the instructions. Wireless cameras use no cables but keep in mind they ought to be placed within reach of the receiver for it to obtain transmission.
After you wire the cameras to your transmitter or recording device, then you will have to connect the recording device to a monitor for viewing. There are numerous monitoring options available. Some systems allow you to easily connect the camera to a typical monitor or to a TV. With others you can use your cell phone or computer as a monitor.
Home security camera programs are not the same as home security alarm systems since they do not alert you if there is an intruder. Consequently, security camera systems are frequently utilized together with home security systems.
Lastly, here are some attributes you'll want to make sure come together with your safety camera system:
� Instruction manual
� Quick Start Guide
� Mounting hardware
� Software CD if necessary
� Power adapters and power solutions
� Video Out Cable
� Warning stickers for windows
� Ethernet cables for Wireless
� Remote controls (optional)