5 Crucial CCTV Camera Installation Tips

Installing a CCTV camera system can be a challenging task, especially if you don’t have the right tips. Fortunately, you don’t need tons of tips to install an efficiently working surveillance system. You just need a few of them.


In this article, we have put together 5 essential CCTV camera installation tips for a good system. These are tips that will help you get a perfect surveillance system that will address all your needs.

1. Get The Right Camera Power

One of the biggest mistakes people make and end up disappointed by their CCTV camera system is using wrong camera power. Always use the regulated power supplies and those that have a high tolerance. The camera power should be at least 5 percent of the needed voltage. The camera capacity is also an important factor to consider if you re prevent voltage loss and overheating. Camera capacity should be at least 40 percent of the required power. Check the right cable thickness for constant voltage. Lastly, your CCTV camera system should not be in the same circuit as generators and other high voltage appliances due to the current fluctuations.

2. Proper Cabling

The other big mistake people make is during the cabling of the CCTV camera system. Running camera cables parallel to the AC cable, especially high current cable, affect the effectiveness of your surveillance system. You should have the CCTV camera system cables independently. Otherwise, there will always interference, which will affect the effectiveness of your surveillance system. There is also a couple of things that you need to avoid when cabling. For example, over-tightening of cable-ties and stripping wires can negatively affect the efficiency of the entire system- avoid them.

3. Consider Wireless Video Transmission

Technology has really advanced, and now you can have wireless video transmission. So if you are looking to do a proper installation of your surveillance system, then you need to consider wireless video transmission. However, you will need to consider a number of factors such as the presence of transformers, overhead high voltage powerlines, and other transmitters that could interfere with the signal.

4. Digital Video Recorder

The kind of digital video recorder you choose will significantly affect the efficiency of your surveillance system. First, you need to consider the capacity of the video recorder to ensure that you have captured everything that is happening in the monitored area. It is also important to know the process used to remove old data that may not be useful to give room for the new recordings. We recommend that you connect the cameral and the DVR to an interruptible power supply unit (PSU). That ensures the system is powered even during times of power shortage. So your property will remain monitored.

5. Test The CCTV Camera System

For your surveillance to be effective, you need to test prior and after installation. Have all the surveillance system’s equipment tested prior to the installation? The process will enable you to replace faulty equipment early as opposed to doing at the middles of the installation. After installation, carry out multiple tests to ensure the CCTV camera system is working fine and as it should be.


These are 5 essential CCTV camera surveillance installation tips. Try them, and you will have one of the most effective and reliable CCTV surveillance systems.
Also Read:
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