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Security cameras installation
Today more and more people have the need to learn how to install security cameras and security camera systems in their home or business. This is because crime is on the rise and DIY security cameras and security camera systems are becoming higher in standard, more affordable and easy to purchase. Since you do not need to employ a professional to install security cameras, it is possible to have your residence or business under surveillance in no time whatsoever by yourself, and at an affordable price. Here is some help and some ideas on how best to install your personal security cameras.

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Education Manual, Tech Support and Warranties

The first thing you'll need to do, before you purchase any equipment, is to be certain the system you choose comes with an instruction manual. Not all security camera systems for home and businesses arrive with a full printed users manual that will walk you through how to set up your system. Also it's a good idea to only purchase a camera system that includes free unlimited technical support in the event you have questions or encounter issues. Not every company provides free tech support with the purchase of the cameras and camera systems. Also, check to see if it includes a warranty on all hardware.

There are essentially three parts of gear you're going to be working with: the drapes, receiver/DVR and the monitor.

Security Cameras

A security camera system will comprises one or more cameras. The cameras include several characteristics so, before you purchase a system, you'll want to be aware of what your requirements are. Following are a few questions to ask your self, that will help guide you.

� Will you be placing the cameras indoors or out? If you'll be putting cameras everywhere outdoors you'll need cameras that are built tougher than ordinary indoor security cameras. Outdoor cameras will be subjected to vandalism and the elements, such as wind and intense cold or heat. There are many outdoor cameras available that are constructed to withstand all these outdoor conditions.

� Do you need colour or black and white cameras? If there are particular scenarios where it's important to record details such as color of vehicles, hair or clothing, you're going to want colour cameras. Black and white cameras are best if you want higher resolution and generally are cheaper than color. They also are best if you will be using infrared without light or low light conditions.

� Do you prefer wireless or wired cameras? Hardwired Camera Systems are somewhat more reliable than wireless may require that you drill holes into partitions to mount cameras and also to feed cables through the walls. Wireless Security Camera Systems utilize radio frequency throughout the atmosphere from the camera's transmitter to a receiver. The receiver 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 install and can be mounted almost everywhere and could be moved around with more simplicity.

� Can there be a natural light source and are you going to be using them in darkness? Infrared cameras are crucial if you'll be tracking any areas in total darkness or have low light scenarios at different times.

� How many cameras do you want? Decide how many locations you want monitored, such as doors, windows, driveway etc.. This gives you a good idea of the number of cameras you may want included in your safety system. Most security camera systems include a couple of cameras. If you may need to add more cameras, ensure the system you select is capable of adding more cameras later.

Mounting Your Cameras

First, plan your exact security camera viewing region. This can help you decide where you will be putting the cameras or camera. If your cameras have to be mounted in a wall or other structure hold them able and then mark the spot before mounting the bracket in place. If you're using a wired system, pick which places are best to drill holes in the wall to get wires. Attempt to expose as little of the wiring as you can to be able to prevent vandalism. If you're utilizing wireless cameras you do not need to worry about it.


Then connect the camera to the receiver or DVR in line with the directions. Wireless cameras utilize no wires but keep in mind they ought to be placed in reach of the receiver in order for it to obtain transmission.


When you wire the drapes to a transmitter or recording apparatus, then you will need to join the recording apparatus into a monitor for viewing. There are numerous monitoring options available. Some programs permit you to easily connect the camera to a typical screen or into a TV. With others you can use your mobile phone or computer for a monitor.


Home security camera programs aren't exactly the same as home security alarm systems since they don't alert you if there's an intruder. Consequently, security camera systems are often utilized together with home security systems.

Features Available

Finally, here are some attributes you will want to make sure come together with your security camera system:

� Instruction manual
� Cameras
� Receiver/DVR
� Fast Start Guide
� Mounting hardware
� Software CD if Needed
� Power adapters and power alternatives

� Warning stickers for windows
� Ethernet wires for Wireless
� Remote controllers (optional)