Installing a surveillance camera outside your property can provide an added layer of security and peace of mind. In this blog post, we will guide you through the process of installing an outdoor surveillance camera system.
There are several models of digital recorders available, equipped with 4, 8, 16, or 32 video channels. The model we will be discussing is a four-channel digital recorder, which allows you to install up to four cameras. This particular model features two audio inputs, enabling you to install cameras with microphones to listen to the audio on-site. It also has a video output for connecting to a TV screen and an audio output for connecting to an amplifier. Additionally, there is an RJ45 input for internet connection via a tablet or mobile phone, a USB input for a mouse, and a second USB input on the front for video storage on a USB flash drive.
You can connect any type of camera to the recorder, but for demonstration purposes, we will be using a vandal-proof dome camera with infrared capabilities, allowing for visibility in total darkness up to 20 meters. The camera has a video output that needs to be connected to the video input of the recorder, as well as a power input. Our professional cable is designed to connect the power supply and the digital recorder to the camera. No special tools are required, and we offer cables of different lengths, ranging from 15 to 100 meters, for your convenience.
To connect the camera, simply plug the video connector into the video input of the digital recorder and connect the 12-volt connector of the cable to the power supply connector. Then, plug the camera’s power supply into a power strip. With our professional cables, the power supplies are located next to the digital recorder, saving you time and money.
Once the wiring is complete, connect your LCD screen to the digital recorder using the VGA cable for image visualization. You can use a computer screen, a living room TV, or any screen with a VGA input. Connect the power supply of your screen to the power strip. Finally, plug in the mouse to the USB input. The mouse allows you to navigate through the menu and options of your recorder, making it easy and quick to use.
To finalize the installation, turn on your digital recorder using the power switch. Once it starts up, your system will be fully functional, and the camera feed will immediately appear on your screen. The system will automatically start recording. If you have multiple cameras in your installation, all of them will be displayed simultaneously, and the images will be recorded automatically as well.
Installing an outdoor surveillance camera is a great investment in the security of your property. By following these steps, you can set up your own surveillance system and enjoy the benefits of increased safety and peace of mind.