Cameras – Getting Started & Next Steps

The Importance of Having Security Cameras

A security camera or surveillance camera is used to observe an area. A security guard watches the activities in the security camera and is connected to a recording device or IP network. The time taken to install a security camera is about four hours to a day. Protection and safety is what security cameras bring to residents of a particular area. Aside from residents feeling safe and protected, business are also protected from theft and loss of money. Installation of a security camera uses these three main steps which are preparing the home, installing the camera and consolidating your surveillance system.

Making a diagram of your surveillance needs is the first sub step in preparation of the house. The diagram encompasses the various areas in which the cameras might be placed. Common areas in which the security camera is located is the staircase, porches, driveways, large common spaces among others. After the diagram is drawn the package that suits your needs is bought.The right package is bought after making the diagram of your surveillance needs.

Individual buying of the security system piece is done even though its quite pricey. A recording device and monitor is set up after the security cameras have been bought. Storing and viewing of video footage is done by a digital video recorder which is required. The digital video recorder receives all the video feeds and broadcasts them onto a monitor.

When the recording device and monitor is set up testing of the equipment is done. Before installation of anything the cables, digital video recorder monitor and cameras are ensured to be working. Installing the camera is the next major step in which choosing a high, broad angle is chosen. The corner of a room is the best angle for installing the camera where the ceiling meets the wall. The mount is first placed on the desired location, then using a sharpie, marks are made on the wall to where the screws go these are the first processes of mounting a camera on the wall. Drilling a hole using an electric drill, then hammering molding pins, screwing the mount into the wall and finally positioning the camera to the desired angle are the other steps followed in mounting a camera.

Connection of the camera to the power source is the next step followed after mounting it on the wall. Connection into a power source is through plugging directly to the wall socket. After successful connection of the power source a wired camera is then attached to the digital video recorder. Wireless cameras are then linked to the computer so as to view the feeds. Then attaching of the monitor to the digital video recorder is followed through using your preferred connection. The first sub step to the last process which is surveillance system consolidation is creation a central surveillance hub. The central surveillance hub is required to be easily accessible.

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