CCTV Installation Tips

CCTV has become essential security equipment for any security purposes location. Having a CCTV camera provides peace of mind, it is useful for monitoring employees as well as monitoring specious looking person wandering around at your business location.Here are some of the CCTV installation tips you can take note.

CCTV Installation

Planning

Planning

Before deciding to install the CCTV cameras, it is very important to plan the location of where you want to place your CCTV camera. While choosing the location for the cameras, you need to consider the light conditions. The CCTV camera image quality will low if is both low lights and too much bright light. In the case of low lighting, you will not get clear images and bright lights will add a glare to the images. In case, there are places which are always going to remain dark, you should consider installing infrared cameras or even black and white cameras.
Therefore, the quality of the CCTV camera will be depending on the particular use it is required for. You will need different types of cameras for monitoring outside premises as bright sunlight will be an issue and get different camera for indoors due to the low availability of light.
While planning where to place the CCTV, remember to check the placement of the cable which will carry the signal from the camera to the recorder and availability of power.

Deciding the Location

Considering the availability of light, you also need to consider the distance of the monitoring object from the camera. Experts recommend that a CCTV camera with the standard 3.6 mm lens is fine for a small room covering an area of 500 ft.² whereas you will need better lenses for bigger area. Therefore, if you need to cover a bigger area, you can choose to install multiple CCTV cameras to cover the location or a single CCTV camera with different focal length of the lens to cover the complete area.

Wiring

It is important to know the most time-consuming part of a CCTV camera installation system is the wiring. It is also the aspect which is usually overlooked by the buyers as well as the installers. It is important to minimize the length of the cables to ensure that you always get good quality video signal. Also, it is recommended to keep a space of at least 12 inches between the power line and the video cable as the magnetic field generated by the power line may interfere with the video signal. It is advised to invest in a good quality video cable and use cable lengths below 400 feet. You need to keep in mind that the quality of video will depend not only on the camera lens but also on the wires

Mounting

It is important to know the most time-consuming part of a CCTV camera installation system is the wiring. It is also the aspect which is usually overlooked by the buyers as well as the installers. It is important to minimize the length of the cables to ensure that you always get good quality video signal. Also, it is recommended to keep a space of at least 12 inches between the power line and the video cable as the magnetic field generated by the power line may interfere with the video signal. It is advised to invest in a good quality video cable and use cable lengths below 400 feet. You need to keep in mind that the quality of video will depend not only on the camera lens but also on the wires

Connection to Monitors

If you have successfully installed the CCTV cameras, it is time to make the connection to the monitor. The location of the monitor should be such that it is away from prying eyes and always available to the security personnel. Therefore, it is recommended to have a dedicated separate place for the monitors.


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