Installing a surveillance system at home can be extremely beneficial to your safety, especially if you’re living alone or in an area that’s known to have crime problems. However, to make sure the system is up and running safely and securely, it’s best to consult with an expert instead of trying to set it up yourself. The following are some tips on how to install a surveillance system in your home so you can rest easy knowing you have maximum protection against burglars and other intruders looking to cause harm.
Step 1: Choose Your Security System:
Once you’ve determined that you really do need a security system, it’s time to choose one. You may have an old analog system that you would like replaced. Digital systems are much more popular these days and provide better features and improved security for less money than older analog systems. There are several different types of video security cameras available, including Cctv cameras, IP cameras, and webcams.
Step 2: Make Sure That You Have Power:
Before installing your security camera, make sure that you have power for it. If you are running long wires, be sure to protect them by hiding them behind walls and other coverings. Also, consider purchasing an outlet tester if you’re working with older wiring. To further protect yourself, make sure all of your connections are made properly and check each wire before using it. This is important because one of the biggest issues with DIY security cameras is improper wiring.
Step 3: Measure The Area:
When installing your CCTV camera, it is important that you use proper placement. Try not to place them where people will be walking or standing. If you do, there is a chance that it could interfere with their movement and cause problems for yourself and others later on. This does not mean you have to place them far away from everything. But if you are installing one at eye level with an area that is going to see some traffic then make sure it is placed so that traffic won’t interfere with it.
Step 4: Check The Boxes:
By now, you should have filled out 4 boxes. This is where you make sure all of your word count information matches up. Here’s what you need to do: Check your word count by clicking on View Details under Word Count. You should see that it adds up correctly with both pieces being at least 400 words long. If it doesn’t, go back and edit until it does or add more content to make each part at least 400 words long.
Step 5: Connect The Monitor:
Connecting your monitor is easy. Just make sure you have power! Your camera has two cables: one for power, and one for video. Plug each cable into its respective port on your monitor. Once plugged in, turn on both devices and you’re ready to go!
Step 6: Connect All The Cables:
If you’re not interested in hooking up any cameras right now, you can skip to Step 9. If so, check out our CCTV Camera Installation Cost Guide for advice on choosing and installing an affordable camera. You may also want to consider adding on a Video Surveillance DVR or NVR. While getting into security cameras is beyond what we can cover here, with practice and some basic know-how you should be able to follow along with our written guide (located here).
Step 7: Mount The Cameras On The Wall Or Ceiling:
In many cases, you’ll want cameras mounted on walls or ceilings. While it’s possible to mount them without any specialized equipment, it’s best if you can use a drill and level. This will make sure that your camera is pointed straight at what you want it pointed at, which is important for making sure someone can be identified accurately by facial recognition software later on.
Step 8: Install A DVR Or NVR:
A Digital Video Recorder (DVR) is pretty much what it sounds like – it records video footage. A Network Video Recorder (NVR) operates similarly, but instead of recording to an internal hard drive or removable storage, footage gets stored remotely on a computer network, accessed via PC or smartphone. These devices can be very helpful if you need to monitor movement inside and outside of your home without being there.
Step 9 – Final Touches:
Set Your Pricing Plan for Upsells and Downsells, and Update Your Resources Page: After you’ve completed all of these steps, it’s time to set up your upsell and downsell pricing plan. This will be based on what you can offer that is more valuable than what is already being sold by you.