Home Security Camera Installation Preparations

Home Security Camera Installation Preparations

1. Know Exactly What Types of Home CCTV You'll Set Up

The installation process varies according to different types of video surveillance cameras and systems.

Wired vs. wireless security camera, which one to choose? It depends on your specific security needs. Get WiFi security cameras, especially battery powered cameras, for flexibility and easier installation, while going for wired PoE IP cameras for more stable network signals.

The battery-powered security camera is definitely your best choice, if you'd like to get rid of messy cabling and drilling, especially when installing cameras outside an apartment door/window (the outside is brick). ”100% wire-free” means no cords, and no wiring needed from top to bottom. You can feel free to place it anywhere, indoor and outdoor, on a shelf, table or mount it on the wall without running wires

Further Reading: Learn how to pick the right CCTV surveillance camera and figure out a home surveillance solution you need most.

2. Decide Where to Install Indoor & Outdoor Security Cameras

Knowing where to place your home security cameras determines whether you can maximize the effectiveness of your camera. Front door, back door and off-street window are the best locations and positions suggested by security experts .

3. Prepare CCTV Installation Tools & Materials for a Smooth Installation

Generally, tools needed for installation include screws, anchors, cables, a power adapter or receiver, an electric drill and others. If you get an all-in-one security camera (system) (gtech highly recommended), screws-kind-of necessary installation materials are usually included in the camera box.

Published: 5th April, 2020