CCTV Installation Tips

Some basic pointers when installing your CCTV system ~

  • Cabling 
    • 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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