CCTV Installation Perth
CCTV Installation Perth
Today there are a lot of options when it comes to choosing a quality CCTV installation Perth. You may decide to go with a traditional analog system, HD-SDI, HD-CVI or even an IP network based security products.
One thing all of these options have in common is you will probably have to run some sort wire to the cameras. Yes, there are some “Wireless Security Camera” solutions available on the market today, but if you do some research you will find that there are a lot of limitations to wireless security cameras. Most CCTV installation Perth professionals would probably not recommend a wireless system in an environment where up-time and security are critical.
When installing a completely new security system you may want to have the video and power wires come from a single location located near the storage device (DVR or NVR) as shown below.
NETWORK IP SYSTEMS
IP cameras use digital video transmission over CAT5 or CAT6 cable. In most cases you run your video and power to and from the camera on the same CAT5 or CAT6 wire, assuming you are using a POE (Power Over Ethernet) power source such as a POE injector or POE Switch.
Some NVRs come with built in POE, but in most cases, it is recommended to use an external POE switch like the POE-8MB1G from SecurityCameraKing.com. When using an external POE switch all of your CAT5 or CAT6 will run directly from each camera to a POE switch that is connected to your local network. Then you simply connect your NVR to the network and you are all set.
RUNNING YOUR CABLES
Now it’s time to run your cable. The following will cover 2 popular scenarios.
Scenario 1: Running your cable through your attic and mounting your cameras to the soffit. This is a common installation option, provided you have access to your attic and your soffits are also accessible.
First you have to choose the placement of you recorder and power supply. Some people simply have them located in an office or a room within their home. Others prefer having them in a more secure location such as in a lockbox, hidden in a closet, or even in the attic itself.
The image below shows the recorder and power supply inside a room of the home. Power and video wires run up the wall into the attic to the location where the camera will be located and out a small hole in the soffit were the camera will be mounted.
Scenario 2: Another option is to run your cable through an exterior wall and then use conduit on the exterior of your structure to run your cables from one camera to another. This is a great option for those who do not have an attic or limited access to one.
Mounting Your CCTV installation Perth
Once you have run your wires to the desired location you can connect your camera. In some cases where the cables are coming out of the soffit it is possible to connect your wires together and tuck the connections up into the hollow area of the soffit, then mount the camera directly to the soffit.
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