Today, more and more people have a need to learn how to install security cameras and security camera systems in their home or business. This is because crime is on the rise and DIY security cameras and security camera systems have become higher quality, more affordable, and easier to buy. Since you no longer have to hire a professional to install security cameras, it is possible to have your home or business under surveillance in no time, alone and at an affordable price. Here is help and some tips on how to install your own security cameras.

Instruction manual, technical support and guarantees

The first thing to do, before buying any equipment, is to make sure that the system you choose comes with an instruction manual. Not all home and business security camera systems include a complete printed user manual that will guide you through how to install your system. It is also a good idea to purchase a camera system that comes with free unlimited technical support in case you have questions or problems. Not all companies offer free technical support with the purchase of their cameras and camera systems. Also, check to see if it comes with a warranty on all hardware.

Basically, you will work with three computers: the cameras, the receiver / DVR and the monitor.

Security cameras

A security camera system will include one or more cameras. Cameras come with various features, so before you buy a system, you'll want to know what your needs are. The following are some questions to ask yourself that will help guide you.

• Will you place the cameras inside or outside? If you are going to put cameras anywhere outside, you will need cameras that are stronger than typical indoor security cameras. Outdoor cameras will be exposed to vandalism and the elements, such as wind and extreme heat or cold. There are many outdoor cameras available that are designed to withstand all of these outdoor conditions.

• Do you need color or black and white cameras? If there are certain situations where it is important to record details such as hair color, vehicles or clothing, you will need color cameras. Black and white cameras are better if you need a higher resolution and are generally less expensive than color. They are also better if you plan to use infrared in low light or low light conditions.

• Do you prefer wired or wireless cameras? Wired camera systems are more reliable than wireless cameras and require you to drill holes in the walls to mount cameras and feed cables through the walls. Wireless security camera systems use radiofrequency through the air from the camera's transmitter to a receiver. The receiver collects the signal and transfers it to a television or monitor or digital video recorder. Therefore, no wiring is required. Wireless cameras are much easier to install and can be mounted almost anywhere and can be moved more easily.

• Is there a natural light source and will you use it in the dark? Infrared cameras are a must if you are going to monitor any area that is in total darkness or has low light situations at different times.

• How many cameras do you need? Decide how many locations you want to monitor, such as doors, windows, driveways, etc. This will give you an idea of ​​how many cameras you want to include in your security system. Most security camera systems come with one or two cameras. If you need to add more cameras, make sure the system you choose is capable of adding more cameras later.

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There is a wide variety of security camera options available today.