Some basic pointers when installing your CCTV system ~
- All the systems we sell can be wired across Cat5 or Ca6 Cable.
- When estimating the length of cables ALWAYS allow for a couple of metres extra.
- Allow extra cable length at the DVR/NVR end if you wish to relocate slightly in future.
- Keep your CCTV cabling away from things that may interfere with signals ( eg. power cables. )
- Lightly tape around the RJ45 plug on the cable end to protect it when installing.
- Select your DVR/NVR location and run cabling from there; a central location if possible.
- Keep in mind that you will also have to have one patch Cable from the NVR/DVR to your modem.
- A cable feeder, or cavity strap, will make your job a lot easier. ( Available at Bunnings )
- Keep in mind that you have to locate your camera connections somewhere behind the camera when choosing camera locations.
- You may choose to mount cameras on or next to adaptable boxes to accommodate cable and camera connections.
- Fit your cameras
- When selecting fixings check first that the head of fixing will ‘recess’ into the camera base.
- Again, keep in mind that you may have to access the camera connections at a later date when locating and fixing.
- Make sure your camera connections are well protected from the elements and condensation ingress via the cable.
- TVI Cameras require RJ45 balun adapters to be fitted at both ends – keep this in mind. ( Baluns are supplied in TVI Kits )
- Keep your camera lens ‘vertical’ when installed – this will aid in shot setup.
- Don’t install cameras pointing directly at any lighting.
- Keep in mind the sun and shadow locations when installing outdoors.
- It is better to set a shot from a shadowed location to a lit location than vice-versa.
- Apply the same logic in shot setup for lighting situations that you would use when operating a normal camera.
- Internal corners are generally the best locations for cameras as 90 degrees +/- is a most common camera lens angle (2.8mm Lens=90 deg)
- ‘Lose the sky’ in your shot setup as you do not need this info and the direct sun will effect the lens of the camera.
- For shot setup you will need two people OR you can setup the live view on a mobile device and then use that to aid camera setup at the camera.
- Setup the NVR/DVR
- Make sure that the location of your NVR/DVR is not in a harsh environment. Dust and heat etc will void any warranty.
- You will need to connect an Ethernet cable ( patch cable ) from the recorder to your local network or modem.
- You will need a screen connected to the recorder to aid in initial setup. ( You can access via the network initially though some I.T. smarts would be required )
- Install the APP to your devices ready for setup ; search ‘superliveplus’ in your APP store.
- Follow the setup wizard process and if you need assistance at this point you can always call on your FREE remote setup session; booking required.
- Part of the setup may include implementing your secure domain for remote access ( if purchased ) – we can guide you here also via your remote session.
- You may be required to ‘port forward’ your modem also for remote access. We can assist here also if need be.
- Be patient and see how far you can get with the ‘tech’ setup. People’s I.T. ability may vary a lot, so don’t forget we are here to help.
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