Setting up a CCTV system in your home.

Installing a CCTV Camera can provide you with peace of mind. Many people think that is something they cannot do themselves, however with a little effort, anyone can install a CCTV Camera and the peace of mind you will get is a result is more than worth it. The first step in setting up your CCTV Camera is figuring out a good location for both the camera and television that will be used to watch the footage. The camera should be placed above its’ target at a downward angle so there is a clear view. As for the television and recording device for businesses, an office or security room make good locations. At home, you can save money by hooking the CCTV Camera up to a television in your living room.

Now that you know where the footage will be taken, recorded and viewed, it is time to install camera mount. After that is done, install the wiring. Some systems come with one wire that carries both the footage and electricity to the camera, while other systems have a separate cable for both, but the process is the same. The wires are best kept inside the ceiling or wall until it gets to the camera. Feeding the wire or wires through walls can be tough. The best time to do this is when the recording room is on the opposite side of the wall from the camera.
Now that the wire is in place attach the camera to the camera mount and connect the power and footage wire to the camera. In the recording/viewing room, the footage wire gets connected to the recording device that you will be using. Now run a second video wire from that device to the television that will be used to view the footage. Lastly, Plug everything in and test it out. Everything should now be working. If you experience any difficulty, refer to your manufacturer instructions that came with the CCTV System.