DIY Tips: Install CCTV DVR in 5 Easy steps

Installing CCTV Camera Systems are becoming more and more popular with the growing distress over property safety measures. Every person or business entity has a wide choice over their video surveillance system but is greatly dependent with their personal needs and financial plan. However, one issue stands out all the time: the installation process of the entire system. To solve that, here are 5 DIY tips on installing a CCTV System.
Tip 1: Know all the stuff in the box

First thing is to unbox and take out all contents in the package and figure out what each part is or if anything is not included based on the user manual. Second, lay everything in the box on a flat surface. The initial visual presentation to a complex product kit would help you familiarize product contents prior to your product installation. Last thing is to sort similar items next to each other for further familiarisation and easy grab.


Tip 2: Connect your DVR to Power, USB Mouse & Monitor

After gaining a better knowledge about each part of the system, next is to connect the DVR to the power supply, USB mouse and monitor.

First thing is to use the power cable and connect a side to the DC-12V interface on the back of your DVR. The other one will be linked straight to a power source. It is then noticeable that the signal light next to the Ethernet interface lit up. Next up is to plug in the USB mouse to any of the USB interface to use it as a controller for the monitors.

The last stop is connecting the DVR to the monitor. Depending on the choice of monitor, the choice is use the VGA interface or the HDMI interface.


Tip 3: Connect your Cameras to the DVR and Power Source

      All video input and output interface adopt the BNC interface and the coaxial cable. It is advised to use the BNC connector rather than the usual RCA connections. In case there is a need to install additional cameras, it is recommended to make sure it supports BNC or just buy a RCA-to-BNC adaptors. Every side of the coax cable has a clear indication of which side it is for. Following the labels and connecting it to its designated ports is advised. Repeat the same steps until all cameras are fully installed using the coax cable and power splitter cable.
Step 4 – Camera Testing

The testing phase is the next step and then followed by the mounting of camera to the desired area, whether the wall or ceiling in order to complete the CCTV installation.
Tip 5 – DVR Testing
The CCTV DVR kit installation can be checked and finished by considering things like the network setup program- if it is easy to navigate, ways to set up remote access, changing setting of automatic motion detection and setting up the email account to be used for e-mail alerts.

Installing CCTV systems are not as complex as many articles in the Internet say. It is just a matter of understanding and familiarizing each component in the package bought and the patience to follow each step given in the manual. Alternative is to call in the professionals, companies, including All Security Solutions are able to install these systems professionally.  So there you have it! 5 easy tips to install your CCTV System.