Installing CCTV cameras is a complicated process. A lot needs to be done in order to ensure that you get a working system, that it can’t be tampered with, and that it stays working for as long as you need it. Today we are going to talk about the installation process for CCTV cameras in commercial settings.
Commercial properties have special considerations when it comes to installing CCTV cameras. These properties have more security concerns than a residential property, such as shop lifting, workplace violence, and workplace safety. Here is the process for installing security cameras.
No CCTV installer should offer a quote without first providing an onsite inspection of the property. Every commercial property is different and will need different coverage options. An on-site inspection gives a technician the chance to inspect each part of the property in order to see the needs of your property and make recommendations accordingly.
CCTV Camera Mounting
The first step of installing CCTV cameras on a commercial property is to mount them around the property. Mounting cameras is a complex process that involves ensuring that they are in the proper location to view the area it is intended to.
CCTV Camera Positioning
After a camera is mounted it needs to be positioned so that it points at the needed coverage area. CCTV installation technicians carry devices that allow them to view the camera’s line of sight while at the camera. These devices plug directly into the camera and act as a monitor. Even a small bump of the camera can change what it views.
CCTV Camera Digital Video Recorder
For a CCTV camera system, a NVR is the heart of the system. NVR stands for digital video recorder. Smaller commercial security camera setups may have a single NVR box while medium size setups may have a couple of boxes. Very large commercial properties may have networked systems with network boxes set up.
A NVR needs to be plugged in and setup before a camera can be connected to it. You will want to test the cameras as you plug each one in. This setup is only the basic setup and more will be needed down the road.
CCTV Camera Wiring Installation
CCTV cameras need wires to send the signal to the NVR. Each camera will also need to receive power. To protect your camera system, all CCTV wiring should be run through walls, a process that takes expertise and some time. The wires will be run from the camera to the DVR by the technician with minimal disruption to your property.
CCTV Camera Setup
As each camera is wired to the DVR the camera will need to be setup on the DVR. Individual recording options and settings for each commercial CCTV camera are input into the system. Camera settings include the length recordings are kept for, motion alerts, zoom levels, and image quality.
Final CCTV Setup and Testing
The final part of setting up your CCTV system includes setting up features that need all cameras in place first, such as displays, remote viewing, and the like. After a technician finishes the installation, they will perform a test of all cameras to ensure that it is working.
Who Should Perform The Installation?
A highly trained and experienced company should be sought out for the installation of your CCTV cameras. If you are in the greater Melbourne area, the best option for you is Precision Security Australia. Precision Security Australia has the experience, training, and staffing needed to ensure your commercial CCTV gets installed properly. We also use only the best products, like Hikvision CCTV cameras.