Security Camera Installation | How to Self-Install Your Security Camera?

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Brinks, Vivint Alarm and ADT offers “self-installation” but if you have the budget for professional security camera installation go for it, it is the ultimate choice. But if you are trying to save fees you can do it by yourself. For you to avoid extra fees for installation, we will guide you on how to install security cameras in a professional way.

But before you start, here are the tool you will need; mounting screws, DC/BNC Connector, DVR, Ladder, Power Cable, Marker, Electric Drill, and Screw Driver.

Security Camera Installation Guide

1. Camera Placement

To start the security camera installation, decide where to place your security cameras, this the most important thing to keep in mind. Knowing where to place the camera into the right process is essential. According to reports, most burglars enter through floor windows, front/back doors, and gathers, so placing the security cameras on those places to achieve the best security.

It is important to consider placing your cameras high enough where burglars can’t sabotage or disabling it.

2. Install the Mounting hardware of the cameras

Now that you have the camera placement, its time to secure and place the mounting hardware. It is important to make it 10 feet high to avoid burglars disabling it.

A. Keep in mind that cameras require different screws. Drill a hole at least 1 inch deep. Use your marker to note where to drill a hole for the screws.
B. Put the wall plug into the hole you just drilled. Most security cameras include a wall plug when you purchase it. Place the camera on to the mounting device and tighten the screws perfectly.
C. Once the camera is perfectly placed and mount, grab your power cord and route it to your power source. (DC input and connector and the standard power adapter is included in the device

3. Connect your security camera to your DVR.

Most security cameras have a BNC connector along with the DC input connector. BNC connectors have the same ports on both sides. Connect the other end to your camera output connector and plug the other end to your DVR. Turn on both your camera and DVR, you should be done and ready for your security cameras.