How to install wireless security cameras in 6 steps
Wireless security cameras have become a more popular security asset over the past few years for both home and business surveillance. Many users are turning to wireless systems to meet their security needs because they are flexible, very movable and easy to install without having to hire professionals to run wires through the property.
With less equipment required, wireless cameras are easier to install than wired systems. Most devices do not need to be hardwired into the property, and can be implemented simply by being mounted to the walls without the need to purchase extra tools and accessories. Users can follow these steps to install their surveillance equipment and be positive that it will function properly:
1. Decide where and at what angle the cameras should be installed – this location can be tweaked later on for any miscalculations, but it is good to start with a general idea.
2. Choose the height that best fits the surveillance needs – installing cameras high on walls is a great way to keep them safe from intruders. Higher angles usually also provide a wider range for surveillance, so users should place equipment at the tallest point possible to cover the desired space.
3. Hold the mounting bracket against the wall in the chosen location and mark the screw hole spaces with a pencil.
4. Using a bit that is slightly smaller than the bracket’s screws, drill holes into the wall – pre-drilling small holes will help the screws enter the wall without any additional damage.
5. Hold the mounting bracket against the wall so the screw holes align with the holes in the wall and insert the screws into place – make sure the bracket is completely secured before installing the camera.
6. Plug the camera into the bracket and insert the required batteries – at this time the camera should be ready to go, and users can follow the manufacturer’s directions to sync the camera with the receiver.
Unlike traditional security cameras that are hardwired into the building, wireless security cameras rely on wireless receivers to stay on and connected. There is a larger discrepancy in the amount of space that can fall between a camera and its receiver, allowing users to install the equipment in locations that are most convenient for the home or business. According to Street Directory, receivers can pick up signals from cameras as many as ten miles away.