A two-story house is charming regarding space and comfort, but it looks a bit challenging when installing a security camera without making a mess. You can fix your security camera at the front, back, or side doors. Most burglars enter through the first floor, so it is better to place the cameras where there are higher chances for burglars to pass through.
There are different areas of the home to install security cameras. You can install one at the front door, back door, or side door of your house. Placing the cameras at any of these points would protect you from the people that come and go out of your home. You can also install a security camera at your garage and driveway. It would help you keep an eye on your bikes, cars, equipment, and you can also protect your car(s). Aside from those two areas, you can install a security camera at familiar places like your kitchen or living room to know what goes on when you are not around.
Steps For Installation
1. Pick a broad angle for your camera.
When choosing the angle to use for your camera, make sure you can see all entries and exits. Also, it would help if you were confident that the camera is near a power outlet.
2. Mount your camera unto the wall
If you want to mount your cameras long-term, it is safer to screw your camera instead of using sticky pads to adhere them to the wall.
3. Connect your camera to a power source
Most cameras come with a power adapter that can plug into a wall socket. Plug the small, round end into the power input at the back of the camera and plug the other end into the power outlet.
4. Link a wired camera to your DVR
All surveillance equipments are connected using a BNC (Bayonet Neill Concelman) connection. BNC cables are identical on both sides, and what you need to do is plug them into the appropriate port and turn a small nut at the end to lock it in place. Plug one end into your camera’s “Output” and the other end into one of the DVR “Input” ports. Ensure the input you plug into is the one your DVR is set for viewing your camera’s video.
5. Connect wireless cameras to your computer
Wireless cameras come with software discs that need to be installed to view your feeds. Some cameras have a small receiver that can attach to your computer via a USB port. If yours does, make sure it is properly fixed. You could also write down your camera’s IP address if provided and type the number into any web browser to view your camera remotely.
6. Connect the monitor to the DVR
For this connection, you could make use of a BNC cable as well. Some DVR’s can also connect with HDMI cables or coaxical cables. All you have to do is connect one end of the DVR’s “Output” port and the other to the monitor’s “Input” port. Be sure to note the input you plug into.
7. Check for any connection issues.
After all the previous steps have been taken, the final step is to troubleshoot. You need to check that the camera, DVR, and monitor are correctly connected to a power source and turned on. It would also help if you were sure that your cables are safely attached and that you have chosen the right inputs for your DVR and monitor.
The steps explained above are for you to have an easy installation of your security camera in your two-story house. With these steps, you are ready to fix your camera without stress or hassles.