Most people dread the thought of having to install security cameras in their homes, since there is always a heavy financial obligation that comes with them, not to mention having to drill cable holes in their beautiful perimeter walls or on lampposts. However, the installation of these security measures ought not to be a headache, and the following is a guide of how to do so:
1. Look for the right camera location
Cameras are fragile and to ensure that they work well, you need to find a suitable location to install them. The location should be away from rain, wind, snow or direct sunlight. One of the common places that many people use are the top corners of a ceiling or roof because they meet all the required conditions for a good camera location. A professional will guide you as to the best location of setting up the camera, since he or she has experience and is trained to do so.
2. Do the cables
There are good cables and bad ones. If you want clear surveillance footage, you will definitely have to go for the high quality cables. One thing you need to know about good quality camera cables is that a good CCTV cable has to have two minor cables found within, one is a power cable and the other is the video cable. If at any point you may feel torn between the cables you come across, then you can consult a professional contractor.
3. Entry point for cables
Many modern homes have very good attics, which offer a good place for passing the cables. Once you figure out the entry point of the cables from the outside to the inside, you can make good use of the attic. From the attic, you can determine a location for stationing the monitor and the DVR.
4. Monitor station
After designating the station for the monitor and the DVR, you can now direct all the cables from different sources to the monitor station. It may be your private room or study room. Once you have all the cables directed the monitor stations, you can get ready for the next crucial step.
5. Source of power
Here you have two options; one of the options is running the power lines separately into an outlet, while the other is that, you may get a power supply box where you can plug all the power lines into the power supply box. From here, you will have one power source going into the outlet.
6. Get to business
After completing all the previous steps, you can connect the DVR into a monitor. Then you can proceed to turn on both the DVR and the monitor. With these, you can set everything in motion. Now you can monitor your home from the monitor station using the security cameras you have installed all around you home.
Clearly, it is not that much of a daunting task to install security cameras to your home when you have time in your hands. All it takes is just following the instructions given and you will be good to go.