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How to install outdoor security Camera

4/7/2010 8:06:45 PM

The popularity of home security camera is on the rise due to the fact that people are concerned about the rising crime rate in their neighbourhood.  Most people are looking for ways to increase security levels around their neighborhood and business.
Most Improvements in technology have made Home security cameras better and mush easier to install for the homeowner. You don't have to be a professional installer any more to install a Outdoor home security camera .
Initially you need to determine your needs, such as how many cameras you will need, and if you require audio as well as video, color or black and white, wired or wireless. Will the cameras will be on the outside of the house? What will the light source will and is a power source nearby. New internet security camera solutions can be attached to your home PC and home network, so that you can view images from anywhere using an internet connection. The software required for this is usually included with the camera. While some cameras will record images, others are meant for long-term monitoring and may be attached to VCRs. If you are planning on using a VCR, you need to ensure that the camera system is compatible with the VCR (And now most people install DVR and Network video server)
Once you have selected and purchased a camera that will suit your needs, you then need to install it.
Outdoor home security cameras require little wiring but undoubtedly, every model will have a few variances during installation. Make sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions. Basic Outdoor home security cameras Installation Tips:The first thing you need to do is determine the area to be monitored. Following the instructions that come with the system, you then have to place the camera at an appropriate distance so that you can focus clearly on the desired area. The distance between the camera and a particular area will differ from camera to camera.
In the case of using a wired security camera system, you will need to connect the camera and monitor according to the directions. You should try to expose as little of the wiring as possible in order to prevent vandalism of the system. You can then plug the monitor into a wall outlet, turn it on and adjust the picture for the best reception.
If the camera you have selected needs to be mounted on a wall or structure, you need to hold the mounting bracket to the surface in the correct position and mark the location of the mounting screws. It may be necessary to drill holes and then attach the camera to the wall and secure tightly.
Some wireless systems may include portable cameras that can be moved about without permanently installing them. You need to ensure however that nothing between the camera and the monitor degrades the signal that is transmitted, such as cordless telephones, baby monitors or in some cases home computer networks.
Installing Outdoor home security camera can give you peace of mind as it enables you to monitor any movement around your house and property. Just seeing a security camera is often enough to make a burglar leave your house alone. Why should they break into a house where there is a security system when there are easier marks elsewhere?

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