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6 Important Steps How to Install a Night Vision Camera

It would be nice if we lived in a world where you could leave your door unlocked while you run out to the store or not have to worry if you locked the back door when you left for vacation.

Unfortunately, times have changed and while we hope that we would never have to rely on it, a home security system and night vision cameras are becoming more common purchases by homeowners; regardless of the location of their neighborhood. Here are the 6 simple steps you to need to know before you decide to install Night Vision Camera at your home:

  1. Make sure you are getting the right camera for the job.  Keep in mind the item(s) that you are going to be monitoring when it comes to selecting the night vision cameras for your security system.  If you’re looking to save a few bucks up front, you will most likely not have the coverage you were hoping for.
  2. You should consider the DISTANCE between the camera and the power source.  The greater the distance, the higher the quality camera and cables for the best picture will be required.  You don’t want to install your system and end up with a poor recording due to poor quality cables.
  3. When installing your night vision camera system, before you even take it out of the box, you should consider the positioning of the camera(s) to ensure that you won’t be any obstructions and that the equipment will not be exposed to the elements.  Water, extreme heat & cold, along with dust and dirt will hinder the effectiveness of the camera.  You should also be aware of any other electronic devices such as microwaves, televisions and radios that are nearby which can create a strong electromagnetic radiation environment.
  4. When you are laying out your camera positions, make sure that they are strategically placed to provide the highest quality recording of every visitor, the door way, or the item in the room that you are specifically monitoring.  Ensure that they cannot be tampered with and free from obstructions.
  5. Before you screw in the mounting bracket, be sure to test the image on the screen for quality.  Make sure the camera is not pointing directly at a light source as you will only see a white blur on your screen.
  6. If you should have any questions about setting up your night vision cameras, do not hesitate in calling a trained professional who will be more than happy to help you with your installation needs.