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Common Mistakes When Installing Video Security System

A variety of problems can occur when setting up a video security system costing extra time and money. Most common mistakes we should avoid in installing video security system. In this content we will look for, so that you can do it right the first time.

  • Installing infrared cameras in the wrong places or in places where the infrared beams are block is a pretty common to install infrared cameras in the wrong place. As you can see in this content things look perfect during the day but when lights are turned off the image gets completely over exposed to get. Avoid installing cameras where infrared lights are blocked or the camera captures too much reflected light. Direct the camera away from any thing that reflects infrared light directly back to your camera like walls or glass as well as other direct light sources.

  • Forgetting to remove the protective foam from the camera to protect camera from damage protective film is often used inside or outside of camera housing. we have met innumerable cases where customers have complained about image clarity problems after installation only to find out they forgot to remove the protective film. It is recommended removing any protective foam after all other necessary installation. Steps so as to avoid fingerprints another example is PTZ cameras make sure to remove all protective packaging or covering wither foam or tape from inside. The housing before powering up the camera.

  • Abstracted installation angle wastes field of view you don’t want to waste any field of view if it is for security installing such a camera at a too steep an angle. This will waste about half of the field of view. We suggest that double checking and adjusting the camera angle right after installation. To make things easier you can scan the QR code on the sticker to add the camera on the hike connect app while adjusting the angle. You can also use the app to check whether the camera’s field of view has too low an angle or is obstructed by leaves or anything else.

  • Ignoring distance limits of wires we all know that in general maximum distance of UTP cabling over Ethernet is 100 meters around 328 feet. what’s worse poorly wired or low quality cables can easily affect that distance limit to lower than 90 meters exceeding that limit could cause your camera to lose data and power. If you need the wires connecting the camera support longer distance try these options. (A) if you are using Hikvision POE NVR simply go to POE configuration page and turn on the POE distance switch for that channel to extend up to 300 meters. If you are using Hikvision switches find the dip switch on rear panel and turn on the switch to extend the distance up to 250 meters. POE repeaters from that camera and the number.

  • In setting up CCTV security systems waterproof cables while camera housings are typically designed with ip67 dust and waterproof protection, the cables are not when the ports of network and power cable are exposed or the SD card cover is not installed correctly. They could rust easily what’s worse water vapor can accumulate on the camera lens. Cameras become useless in this condition. Sometimes even need to be replaced with a new one the process of waterproofing cables is really easy simply use. The water proof tape and jacket provided in the packaging place the zero ring gasket onto the end of the camera network. Interface press down on the waterproof rubber gasket feed the network cable through the water proof end can plug in the network cable and tighten the waterproof jacket. Finally use the waterproof tape to wrap exposed connections on the power cable.