The Steps for Installing a Video Surveillance System

by | Nov 27, 2018 | Security

Video Surveillance systems can come in many forms, and the available options can become overwhelming, but once you have narrowed down the options and chosen a system, you will need to have the system installed. If you purchase through a reputable security company, the technicians will be able to set up the system for you promptly, but for those that are curious, below are the steps the technician will take.

The Steps for Video Surveillance Installation

#1 Assess the location. The first thing you and your technician will need to do is discuss and tour the premises to decide where the cameras will be placed. You want to make sure that the correct location is chosen for each camera. Things to consider include pointing a camera at all entrances and exits. If you are a homeowner, you may want to position a camera to face the baby’s crib or your valuables. If you are a business owner, you may want a camera overlooking the cash register or the safe.

#2 Mount the Cameras. Once you and the technician have agreed upon the best places to locate the cameras, it is time for them to be mounted. The technician will carefully drill holes to mount the camera stands on the walls both interior or exterior. It may also be necessary to install a camera on a fence or gate, or even to add a pole for mounting the camera in a parking lot or large yard.

#3 Make Adjustments. Once the cameras are secured to the premise, the technician will review them for proper alignment. Even a slight shift can make a big difference in what the camera views, so he or she will be careful to have them properly placed and adjusted to capture the best vantage points. This may be one of the most important steps of the video surveillance installation process. It doesn’t do any good to have a camera that is positioned too high or too low to capture any usable footage.

#4 Program the System. Once all of the cameras have been aligned, they will need to be programmed to record into the video surveillance system. Some systems allow for the camera footage to be streamed via the internet or a smartphone app, and some systems require viewing to be done via an attached monitor.

Security Center USA offers several different video surveillance options, and our technicians are properly trained on installation. Our number one priority is protecting your home or business, and we will customize a system that meets all of your needs.

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