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Installing a Surveillance System at a Business

Posted By: phineasgray

The first part of installing business surveillance systems is to first select the security system that best suits the needs. Before making any purchase, the building and property has to be examined to determine which areas should be monitored. This could include entryways, back rooms, registers, etc. Once the locations and needs are addressed it is then much easier to determine which type of security system is needed as well as how many security cameras are needed to adequately cover all of the needed areas.

Installing multiple cameras can get real expensive. There are options available that can cut down on the overall cost of the security system. One example would be to install security cameras that can rotate or tilt. These can be programmed to move at certain intervals. This can cut down on the cost because a single tilt and swivel camera can do the work of multiple cameras.

The Process of Installing

For most security business surveillance systems installations, there is a lot of wire that has to be run to the needed locations. Careful planning is needed to try and optimize the routes to run the wire. Most systems come with a certain amount of wire that can be cut to custom lengths. More wire can be purchased, but this too can get expensive when running wire for long distances. If there is a way to take a shortcut through a wall or another object, then this should be considered. Planning all of this ahead of time can save a lot of time and money.

Power needs to be run to all of the cameras, as well. There are really two options available for power. The security cameras can each run to their own power source or outlet or they power lines can all run to one central location, which feeds into a box connected to one power source. It really depends on the current setup of the electrical outlets as to which method will work best. Of course, the power lines need to be hidden and out of reach of any outsider.

The final step is to connect all of the audio and video lines into the digital video recording device. This process is pretty simple and straightforward. The hardest part is remembering which lines go to which camera. To prevent confusion, it is best to tape the ends of the wires and label them before running them from the camera to the digital video recording device.

It is very easy to install surveillance systems. There are not a lot of parts or steps involved. The most difficult part of the installation process is the planning of where to run the wire and power lines.

 

 

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