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10 Tips from the Security Experts on Setting up your DIY CCTV Camera’s

Posted by Leonie Ferrer on 17th Sep 2015

Setting up a security CCTV kit for your home is a secure way of keeping your home safe and warding potential burglars away. They’re also a lifesaver when it comes to monitoring newborn babies and staying on top of who’s raiding the kitchen after dark! There’s a few ground rules you should follow whenever you’re setting up a new CCTV system.

Setup and Placement

How many cameras do you need?

Feel free to move the cameras around.All of our CCTV Cameras are easily movable and ready to roll 24/7. If you have a baby at home then you can place one over the cot. If you’re going away for the weekend move the camera to the front door. Electronic Wholesalers Online have 4,8 and 16 channel CCTV DIY kits available depending on your needs.

Monitoring Software makes all the difference.

Once you have your CCTV camera’s set up in different parts of your house, you’ll want to make sure all cameras have a name to avoid confusion. Log in to your account or camera monitoring software, find the appropriate menu, and then click on the camera of your choice. Ideally each camera will have a name reflecting its position in the building so that your system is even easier to manage and view.

Watch from a distance

Most CCTV cameras can be placed up to 100 meters away from your network base station: In a typical home, this means that it doesn’t matter where your cameras go and you have the ability to watch your garden or shed from a distance.

Usage and Monitoring

Aiming your CCTV Camera for Tracking Motion

Also known as best practice: Maximize your security camera’s motion detection and track motion when they’re up high or angled over a wide field of view. We would recommend placing your CCTV cam approx. 7 feet high and pointed slighting downwards for optimal results.

Tweak Your Software to Operate Correctly

Create rules for your CCTV camera’s performance. Depending on the camera, you will be able to create “modes” for different situations and set “rules” that talks to the camera and lets it know what to do and when. The “Away” setting for example activates motion detection and auto alerts whilst “Home and Awake” shuts them off to avoid false alarms when everyone’s home. This will also help with your battery life on each camera.

Maintenance and Software

Switch your cameras off when they’re not needed

It’s all about saving power:Optimize your battery life for each camera by setting up the appropriate modes and rules for your motion detection scheduling. If everybody is at home for example between 6pm and 12am then you might want to think about setting a time schedule when all of your cameras aren’t necessary. Set timers or a software switch to disable them whenever you don’t need them.

Does your CCTV Kit have Special Software or App Feature?

There’s absolutely zero point in buying a CCTV kit unless they’re recording and saving your footage. If you have decent internet, upload data to a cloud service like Dropbox or Google Drive regularly: This stops thieves from stealing the hard drive where all of your data is originally stored.

Check in on the Move

Any security camera worth its salt will be able to broadcast online and let you track exactly what’s going on in your home and wherever you’re monitoring.

If you’re Unsure Talk to the Experts

Many CCTV Security Kits are easy to install and therefore don’t require the assistance of an expert: In other cases the mere thought if installing a technical CCTV kit can be daunting, especially if you’re not used to dealing with modern technology. It never hurts to ask or seek assistance. Electronic Wholesalers Online has a full team of experienced staff at the ready to help you out with whatever you need.

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