Installing a surveillance camera system is a smart way to keep your home or business secure. Many people underestimate the importance of a surveillance system in terms of protection, but the truth is that having one will help you protect the places that are most important to you.
It is well known that these CCTV cameras may provide video evidence that can assist law enforcement investigators in catching suspects who might target the secured premises. Many people are unaware that a surveillance camera device will also discourage crime in the areas where the cameras are mounted.
The general theory is that if anyone planning to commit a criminal act notices that they are being recorded, they will abandon their plans. It helps to have the cameras installed in the most appropriate places to get the most out of a surveillance camera system. Although the installation of security cameras is not difficult, errors can be costly.
It's a good idea to familiarize yourself with the entire process before starting your installation.
What to keep in mind while installing a security camera outside?
CHOOSING THE RIGHT CAMERA
The first step is to pick a camera that suits your budget and the role you want it to play. iView Security has a range of security cameras to choose from, many of which vary in price and performance. It is critical to comprehend these distinctions prior to buying the equipment.
LAYING THE GROUNDWORK FOR YOUR SYSTEM
Before we get into the camera installation, it's important to understand that the camera is just one part of your security camera system. What are your expectations for your camera system? Are you attempting to collect video of any illegal activity in the area? Do you keep a close watch on your employees? What kind of resolution do you actually need?
These are the important questions to consider when designing your security camera system. It's a good idea to speak to our security system specialist as well as do some research you can until you have a better understanding of what you need the system to do.
DETAILS ARE ESSENTIAL
Criminals seemingly spend a lot of time planning and thinking about what they're going to do. As a result, you'll need to pay careful attention to the finer points of an installation site. We're here to assist you, so taking a stroll around the grounds can be extremely beneficial. You'll need to make sure that the cameras and their focus areas have a good field of view. It's also a good idea to make sure that sneaking up on a camera without being seen by another camera isn't possible.
EXTERIOR MOUNTING OF SECURITY CAMERAS
The method of mounting a camera is fairly straightforward, but there are a few things to bear in mind.
If you're mounting a camera on a very hard surface (like brick or concrete), a hammer drill is probably the best option.
It's important to keep the camera's connectors protected from the elements. Even if the camera is intended for outdoor use, the connectors are still susceptible to moisture. This can be accomplished by using a junction box or by mounting the camera over the hole you drilled in the mounting surface to connect the cable to the camera.
Using any kind of weatherproof sealant around a camera's mounting plate is often a good idea. This will help to secure the connectors on a camera even more.