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Installing a protector home security CCTV

Installing a protector home security CCTV

If you want to have a CCTV as part of your protector home security system, you may want to install it yourself. The task of drilling holes to run the cables may look daunting, but with some guidelines, it can be simple. Below are some steps that you can take to install the CCTV.

Get the equipment and determine the location

Before you start with installation, ensure that you have all the equipment such as the cables, monitor and the camera. Use Siamese Cable RG59, which is the standard cable for CCTV installation and has a power cable and a video cable. Make sure that the camera you choose is right for the light conditions. For a dark place, you can use infrared camera or a black and white. Furthermore, consider the distance between the camera and the object to be monitored. The longer the distance the longer the lenses focal length that will be needed. Most cameras have a 3.6mm lens. You may also use a varifocal or adjustable lens that you can change the focal length depending on the need.

Determine the location that is right for the cameras. Consider the light condition. Do not install the camera in a room with low light and the camera pointing into a sunny area due to glare. Place them in strategic places and avoid overlapping. Infrared cameras should not be placed pointing each other due to overexposure. One of the common areas where cameras are installed is the meeting point of the roof and the walls, for a better view and for sheltering the camera.

Wiring and camera mounting

Now that you have determined where the cameras should be installed, the next thing is to do the wiring and then mount the cameras to achieve your protector home security mission. Use the Siamese Cable RG59 for wiring. Plan the wiring carefully to ensure you get video signal of good quality and minimum use of cables. Do not run cables along electrical lines, you can leave a 12-inch space. Leave a few inches of the cable at the camera and on monitoring locations in case it is needed when they will be moved.

When mounting the camera, start by attaching the bracket using mounting screws on the designated location. The camera should be attached to the bracket and its position adjusted. If the camera is powered by 12VDC, you should observe polarity so that the camera is not damaged. Use an AC adapter or AC/DC power box to connect power to the cameras. Connect the RG59 cables to the cameras. Ensure they have BNC connections.

Connecting DVR and Monitor

Decide where to place the DVR and the monitor. Bring the RG59 cables to the room. If they have BNC connections attached, connect them to the DVR. If the cables do not have connections, you would have get BNC connection and crimp the ends before connecting to DVR. Connect the DVR to the monitor. Turn on the power supply of the camera first, then followed by that of the monitor and then the DVR. Your cameras are now set.

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