Security Camera Installation Morgantown WV
Installing Interior Home Security Cameras
Interior security cameras can be disguised in any form, or hidden within a wall with only a pinhole showing for the camera lens. Placing a small camera inside a wall means cutting a hole in the drywall and fastening the camera and/or bracket to the drywall so that it isn't knocked out. This can be a tricky job if you're not familiar with drywall and camera installation. Wireless pinhole cameras offer the convenience of no wires, whereas a hardwired system requires you to string wires inside the wall.
Interior camera installation requires the same consideration of zone coverage, and the resolution and field of view of the camera. Ensure your camera has the capability to cover the interior of a room, doorway or hallway adequately and that the level of light is sufficient for the camera.
Before you start marking spots on a wall and begin drilling holes, connect your camera using your battery power source and place it up high manually. Go to your video monitor and check the image for coverage and clarity. If your camera (or security cameras ) are part of an integrated security system, then connect the signal wires to the control panel and connect the control panel to your video monitor. If yours is a wireless system, you'll want to ensure there is sufficient signal strength from the camera's antenna to the video monitor's receiver.
Be careful of not to place the camera directly in front of a light source as this may cause backlighting problems in the video image. If ...
Installing Wireless Cameras
Wireless security cameras are easier to install than hardwired camera systems. You won't have to concern yourself with wiring and cabling but you may need to have a wired power source for your camera or cameras.
Security camera systems are usually composed of cameras, transmitters, a receiver and an antenna, a power supply (Battery powered DC or AC to DC converter), and a cable to feed the monitor or video recording device you want to use. If you need a household power source, you may have to call an electrician to install the wires properly since a direct power source won't be available and you need one that can't be unplugged by an intruder. The electrician will need to drill a hole to get the camera's power wire into the home to the most appropriate electrical connection.
Again, you'll need a screwdriver, drill and perhaps a wrench and a ladder to install the camera. Your security camera package should come with wall or ceiling brackets to hold the camera in its ceiling or wall location. Esthetics aside, on an outdoor installation , it doesn't matter whether you install it at the top of the wall or on the soffit. As long as it is under the soffit, it will have protection from sun and rain.
Refer to your security zone plan to determine the optimal coverage area for your camera to view. Before you buy your security camera, consider the area you need to cover visually. Ensure that the camera has the visual range to cover that area. Hopefully, you will have selected a camera that has the resolution, light sensitivity and color discrimination capability you need.
Your camera will have good clarity in one area of coverage yet its clarity will diminish with distance. Ensure your camera won't have blind spots where an intruder could walk and thus not be seen. If the camera is visible to the intruder, they will certainly not walk directly into its field of view.
The field of view (FOV) of the camera can be narrow or wide depending on lens settings. Check the f...
Draw a map of your house with each floor on a separate page. Consider the traffic areas between rooms and how a person must travel to get from one point to another.
One issue you must decide upon is whether to allow your bedroom windows to be opened at night while everyone is sleeping. As you've no doubt heard in the news, children have been abducted through their bedroom windows. Since most people do need to allow their bedroom windows to be open at times, you will need an alarm that can monitor an open window.
Consider how people move between floors. There are key spots in the home where an intruder would have to travel to get from room to room, or floor to floor. Sometimes an alarm can do double duty by protecting an exterior door and a stairway if they're located in close proximity.
Count the number of windows in each room while being aware that you may be able to use one sensor to guard all the windows in that room. Take note of whether there is carpeting and drapery as these may affect the operation of certain types of security sensors, especially motion sensors that use microwave radio frequency signals.
Consider your family pets and their possible behavior while you're away from the house. Does your cat like to climb on furniture and countertops? Is your dog larger than 60 pounds? Their movement may set off certain types of motion sensors .