Dome Camera Install Guide

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on May 09, 2014

This guide explains the key tradeoffs, issues and options in installing dome surveillance cameras.

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Comments (4)

I find these use case examplese extremely beneficial. Thank you...

I second that!

hear hear! :)

would it be possible to see a picture of the 3 camera mounting locatons? I know it seems basic but it would help the new employees.

... three different mounting locations: ceiling mount, side wall, and end wall. Each of these (with one exception) captures the whole hallway, but there are nuances in field of view to be considered.

It might not be ideal for your hallway example, but is there any value in out-facing corner (270 angle side) mounting? Is pendant really the only/best way to do this?

With the angle being so wide (>170) on some of these mini/microdomes, a corner can work well. It seems a waste to take up a large part of the FOV with a closeup of the wall that they are mounted on, yes/no?

However, some end users will not accept the aesthetics of domes mounted to the surface of their ceiling...

The Honolulu Post Office for instance will accept no surface mounted domes bigger than Tomahawk class ICBM's. Speaking of, have you made it back there for a closer look at the warheads?

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