sound system installationNowadays an increasing number of individuals have the need to learn how to set up security cameras and security camera systems in their home or business. That is because crime is on the upswing and DIY safety cameras and security camera systems have become higher in quality, cheaper and simple to buy. Since you do not need to hire an expert to install security cameras, then it's likely to have your residence or company under surveillance in no time whatsoever by your self, and at a reasonable price. Here's some help and some tips on how best to set up your personal security cameras.

Instruction Manual, Tech Support and Warranties

The first thing you are going to need to do, before you purchase any equipment, is to make sure the machine you select comes with an instruction manual. Not all safety camera systems for home and businesses arrive with a full printed users manual which will help you through how to set up your system. Also it's a good idea to only purchase a camera system which includes free unlimited technical assistance in the event you have questions house cabling or encounter issues. Not every company provides free tech support with the purchase of the cameras and camera systems. Also, check to find out if it comes with a warranty on all components.

There are basically three pieces of gear you'll be working with: the drapes, receiver/DVR along with the track.

Security Cameras

A security camera system will includes a couple of cameras. The cameras come with various characteristics so, before you purchase a system, you'll want to be aware of what your needs are. Following are a few questions to ask your self, that will help guide you.

• are you going to be putting the cameras indoors or outside? If you're going to be placing cameras everywhere outdoors you will need cameras that are built tougher than ordinary indoor security cameras. Outdoor cameras will probably be subjected to vandalism and the elements, such as wind and extreme cold or heat. There are lots of outdoor cameras available that are built to withstand all these outdoor problems.

Whether there are certain scenarios where it is important to record details such as colour of vehicles, hair or clothing, you're going to want color cameras. Black and white cameras are greatest in the event that you need higher resolution and generally are cheaper than color. They also are best if you will be utilizing infrared without light or low light conditions.

• Can you like wired or wireless cameras? Hardwired Camera Systems are more reliable than wireless may require that you drill holes into partitions to mount cameras and also to feed wires through the walls. Wireless Security Camera Systems use radio frequency through the atmosphere from the camera transmitter to a receiver. Thus no wiring is needed. Wireless cameras are easier to set up and can be mounted virtually everywhere and can be moved around with much more ease.

• Can there be a natural light source and will you be using them in darkness? Infrared cameras are crucial if you will be tracking any locations in total darkness or have low light scenarios at various times.

• How many cameras do you really need? Decide how many places you want monitored, like doorways and windows, driveway etc.. This will give you a good notion of how many cameras you may want included in your security system. Most security camera systems come with a couple of cameras. If you may have to add more cameras, ensure that the machine you select is effective at adding more cameras later.

Mounting Your Cameras

First, plan your precise security camera viewing area. This can help you decide where you'll be placing the cameras or camera. If your cameras need to be mounted in a wall or other arrangement hold them in the position and then mark the spot prior to mounting the mount in place. If you are using a wired system, decide which places are best to drill holes in the wall for cables. If you're using wireless cameras you do not need to be concerned about it.


Then connect the camera to the receiver or DVR according to the instructions. Wireless cameras use no wires but keep in mind they ought to be placed within reach of the receiver for it to receive transmission.


After you wire the cameras to your transmitter or recording device, then you will have to join the recording device into a monitor for viewing. There are numerous monitoring options out there. With others it is possible to use your mobile phone or computer for a monitor.


Home security camera systems aren't the same as home security alarm systems since they do not alert you if there is an intruder. Consequently, security camera systems are often utilized together with home security systems.

Features Available

Lastly, here are some features you will want to make sure come with your safety camera system:

• Instruction manual
• Cameras
• Receiver/DVR
• Fast Start Guide
• Mounting hardware

• Video Out Cable
• Caution decals for windows
• Ethernet cables for Wireless
• Remote controllers (optional)