While beginning the installation of CCTV Cameras, choosing the right location is one of the most important aspects to remember. This can be of great significance in maximizing camera coverage and also reducing the cable length. While choosing a location indoors, you need to ensure that all or most of the entry points are visible from the location. A power socket should be located close to the point. For outdoor installation, it is best to choose a higher point, which can cover the door, garage, window approach etc.
Here are some of the top tips for DIY installation of CCTV cameras:
Placing the Camera
Mount the camera unit at the place that you choose. You can then start making pen marks for drilling points. To ensure smooth mounting, you will need to keep all the necessary tools handy. These include screws, drilling machine, cables, power adapter etc. Some CCTV cameras come with an installation kit and you can make use of the available items from such kits.
DVR is the unit where the CCTV camera hard disk is kept. All the recordings are stored inside DVR. While installing the DVR, it is highly recommended to keep it in a safe and locked compartment. In case there is an intruder, you can keep the recordings safe for future evidence usage.
Cables and Wiring
You will then need to plan a way for the cables to be connected from the camera to the DVR unit. To keep the wires safe, it is best to go for wire moldings. You will then need to use a BNC port to connect the video cable.
After all the cables and wires are fixed, the next step is to power the system on and check if the camera gets correct power supply. Since the view recorder and monitor require a good amount of power supply, it makes sense to plug them in separate sockets. It also makes sense to arrange for power back-up to ensure continuous recording.
Setting up Passwords
As part of the end to end installation, you will also need to set up passwords, including backdoor password. These have to be carefully chosen to avoid any possible hacks. This is especially important considering the rising number of hackers on the loose who can gain access to your privacy by hacking the CCTV camera system.
A lot of good quality CCTV cameras can easily be installed by reading up such DIY tips. It is not necessary to hire a professional for the installation and it could, in fact, be more fun to do it yourself.