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.

We cover:

  • ******** ******* * *** * **** *******
  • ************* *** *********** ** * **** ******* *** **** ** prefer * **** ****
  • **** ******** ******* ********* **** ** **** ****
  • ******** ******* ******** ** ******* ******* *****
  • ************ ****** / *********** ** ******* **** *******
  • ******** ******* ** *******, **** ** ****** ***** *****

Differences ** *******

***** *** *** *********** ***** ** ******* **** ** **** cameras: *-**** *** *-****. *** ***** **********, *** ****** ** the ********* ** ***** *** ****** ** *******, **** ****** it ** ** ****** *** ******* ***** **** *** ******. This ***** ******* *** *********** ******* *-**** *** *-**** ******* on *** ******** *******:

**** ***** **** ****** *** *********** ** *** ****** ** not ******* ***** **** *** *******. **** ******** **** ** used ** ****** ***** ******* ** ****** ******** *** ****** angle. *******, ** **** ****** ** ************ **** *** ****** is ******* **** ** * ****, ***** *** ********* **** not **** ** ** ********* **** ***** *** ** *** camera ** **.

***** * ****** **** * *-**** ****** ** ****** ******** may ******* * ******* ** ********** *** *****, **** ** which ****** ********** *** *** ** ************ ** **** *** users.

*** **** ******** ****** **** ************** ***** ***** *-**** *******, ****** **** ********* ***** **** 2-axis ***********, ********** ** ***** **** ******. *** *******, ******* *****/*****/*****,***** *******, **************-*******-******** ********* *** ******* *-**** ***********, ***** ******** ********* *****,**** * ******, ******* * ******** ***.

****** **** *** ** ***** ** ****** **** ******, ****** how ** ** ***** ******. **** ** ***** ** ***** two ********, **** ***** *** ********* (***/******):

Wall ********

***** *** *** ***** ******* *** **** ******** *****, **** of ***** **** ***** ***** ********* ** *** *********** *** desired ***:

****:**** ****** ****** *** ****** ** *** **** **** ** the **** *******, ******* *** ******** ******, ***** ****:

**** ***:**** **** ** ******** ******** * **** *** ** **** sort ** ****, ****** **** *** ************ ** *****-*****. ***** mounts *** ********* ** ********* ******* *** ******, **** * typical ****** ***** *****:

***** ** ****

***** *** ********, *** ******* ***** ** **** ******* ***** mounting ****** ** ***. ******* **** * *-**** ****** *** simply *** ** **** ** ** ******** ** ******* *** needed *** ** ******* **** ** *** ****. **** **** 3-axis ******* *** ** ***** *** *** ***** *** ** limited *** ** **** ******. **** ** ***** ****** ***** require **** **** ** ****.

**** ******** **********

********** ** *** **** ********** ***** ** **** ******** *** may ** **** ***********. **** ********** *** *** ***** **** not ***** ******* ****** ** ** **** ** ***** ********** or *******. ****** **** **** ******** *** **** **** ** the **** ** ***-******* ** *****, **** *** ****** *** not ******** ** ** ******* **** *** *** *** ********* cut *******. **** ******** ** ****** ***********.

****

*** **** ** **** ******** ***** ******** ** ********** ******. The ***** ****** **** ****, ******* ** *** ***** ** $50-100. ***** ********* ** ****, ***** ******* ** ****** ******** the ****** ** *** ****, *** ***** **** ** ******* to *** ****,********** *** ******* ** ** ****** *** ****,******* ****** ******* ** *** *****. **** ** ****** *** a ***** ****** ** **** *** * ****** ******, *** over *** ****** ** * *****-****** ************, ** **** *** up.

Recessed ** ******* *****?

**** ******* ******** *******, *** ** *** ******* ************ ********* surface **. ****** ********. *****, **** **** ********** *** *************.

******* ******** ** ************* *******, ***** ** ***** ****** **** be **** ** *** *******. ***** ** **** **** **** risk ** ******* ******, ******* *********** **** ** *******, ***** *** ** ******, ** ***** need ** ** ******** ** ******** *** ******** ********. *******, some *** ***** **** *** ****** *** ********** ** ***** mounted ** *** ******* ** ***** *******, **** ******* **** could ** ********, **** **** *** ***** **** *******. **** is ********* **** ** ** ***** **** *********, ** **** are ************ ******* **** **** **** *****, **** ***** *-*" in ******** ** *******.

****** ******** ******

****** *** ********** ** ******** ******* *** ********* ********** ********, this ****** *** **********, ** ****. *****, ********** **** *** plenum-rated ******** ***** ********** ***** ** ******* ** ****** ***** ****** ********* ****** *** ** ******* ******. ******, ******** ******** *** ********** ****. **** *** ** as ****** ** $**,***** *****, ******-***** ******** *** ** ** ** $***.

Ceiling **** ********

** ****** *** *** ****** ** ******* ** *** *******, one ***-********** ************* ** ******* ** *** **** ******* ****. Most **** **** ** ****** **** ******* *** ***** ****** that **** **** ********** ***** *** **** ** *** ** mounted ** ** ** ** ** ******* *******. *******, **** is **** ** * ******* **** **** ******* *********, ***** are***********, ***** **** * *****.

***** *** ******** **** ** ************* ****, *** **** ****** is *** *** ** ****** ******* ****** ****** *** *** of *** ****, ******* ** *** **** ******* ****. *** camera, ** ******* *****, ** ******* ******* *** **** **** the ******* *****, ** *** ******** ***** ** ******** ** it. **** *********** **** **** ***** ** ***** ******* ***** or **** ******* **** *** ******* ******** *** *******, ** well.

FOV ********

**'** ******** *** ******** ***** ** **** *********** ** ***** different ******** *********: ******* *****, **** ****, *** *** ****. Each ** ***** (**** *** *********) ******** *** ***** *******, but ***** *** ******* ** ***** ** **** ** ** considered.

******* *****

*****, ** ******* *** ****** ** *** *******, ***** *' above *** *****. ** *** ** *********** ****, *** ** its ******* **** ***** (**°), *** ****** ******** **** ** about *' ***** *** ****** ** *** *** ** *** hall, ******* ****** ******* ** ******** ******* **** ** **** the ****** ** *** *****. **** ***** ** *** ******* with ****** **** ***** *******.

*******, **** ****** ******** * **** ***** ** **************, **** the ******* ** *** *** **** ** *** *****, ********** rooms ** *** ****, *** ****** ** *** *** *** of *** ****, **** ** ***** ** **** **** ******** the ****** ** *** **** ****.

**** ****

** **** *******, ** ******* *** ****** ** *** *** of *** **** **** ******* *** **** ****, ***** *' up. ******* **** ***, *** ****** ******** *** ***** ******* and ** **** ** *** **** ******** ** *** *** rooms ** *** ****, ** ****. *******, ** ** ****** to *** * ******* ** *** ***** ** **** ** an ****** **** ** *** *** ** *** ****. ********* the ******, ****** ******* ***** ** ******* ** *** *** wall, ********** **** *****.

*** **** ******

*******, ** **** *******, ** ******* *** ****** ** *** end ** *** ****, ******* **** ******* * ******* ****** which **** ****** *** ****. ** **** ********, ** **** the ******** ** ******* *****, ***** **** ** ****** ***** target *********, ***** *********** *** *********** ** *** *** *** of *** ****. *** ******* **** ******* **** *****, ****** in ******* *********, **** ** *** ********* ******** ****.

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?

Login to read this IPVM report.
Why do I need to log in?
IPVM conducts unique testing and research funded by member's payments enabling us to offer the most independent, accurate and in-depth information.

Related Reports

Last Chance - Winter 2019 IP Networking Course on Jan 10, 2019
Today is the last day to register for the Winter 2019 IP Networking course. This is the only networking course designed specifically for video...
NTP / Network Time Guide For Video Surveillance on Jan 10, 2019
Inaccurate time can lead to missing or inadmissible video, yet this topic is often overlooked, with cameras and servers left defaulted,...
Wavelynx Access Control Manufacturer Profile on Jan 10, 2019
Denver-based WaveLynx is not well known as an access reader manufacturer, but OEMs for big industry brands including Amag, Isonas (Allegion),...
UK: Private Video Surveillance Complaints Down Since GDPR on Jan 09, 2019
The arrival of the GDPR on May 25, 2018, brought fears the law would spark a massive increase in privacy complaints about security camera use....
2019 Video Surveillance Cameras Overview on Jan 07, 2019
Each year, IPVM summarizes the main advances and changes for video surveillance cameras, based on our industry-leading testing and...
Project Documentation Forms & Work Order Tutorial on Jan 07, 2019
This form may be one of the most important tools integrators ever have doing install and service work. Inside we provide a sample template form,...
Surveillance Codec Guide on Jan 03, 2019
Codecs are core to surveillance, with names like H.264, H.265, and MJPEG commonly cited. How do they work? Why should you use them? What issues may...
Startup Sunflower Labs' Autonomous Drone Security System on Dec 11, 2018
Startup Sunflower Labs is claiming a unique design on a home security system, combining autonomous drones and 'Sunflower' sensors. Imagine an...
The 2019 Video Surveillance Industry Guide on Dec 10, 2018
The 300 page, 2019 Video Surveillance Industry Guide, covers the key events and the future of the video surveillance market, is now available,...
Multi-Factor Access Control Authentication Guide on Dec 10, 2018
Can a stranger use your credentials? One of the oldest problems facing access control is making credentials as easy to use as keys, but restricting...

Most Recent Industry Reports

Access Control Cabling Tutorial on Jan 15, 2019
Access Control is only as reliable as its cables. While this aspect lacks the sexiness of other components, it remains a vital part of every...
Gorilla Technology AI Provider, Raises $15 Million, Profiled on Jan 15, 2019
Gorilla Technology is a Taiwanese video analytics manufacturer that recently announced a $15 million investment from SBI Group, saying this...
2019 IP Networking Book Released on Jan 14, 2019
The new IP Networking Book 2019 is a 285 page in-depth guide that teaches you how IT and telecom technologies impact modern security...
Arecont Costar Layoffs on Jan 14, 2019
Arecont Vision, a Costar Company, has laid off more than 10% of their workforce in a move the company described to IPVM as a result of "important...
The False SCMP Story on Hikvision NYC AI on Jan 14, 2019
In the past week, one of Asia's largest publications, the South China Morning Post (SCMP), posted an article about "Chinese [facial recognition]...
WDR Tutorial on Jan 11, 2019
Understanding wide dynamic range (WDR) is critical to capturing high quality images in demanding conditions. However, with no real standards, any...
Pelco Favorability Results 2019 on Jan 11, 2019
Pelco had a significant favorability problem amongst integrators in our previous study (see 2016 Pelco results). Now, in the first edition of our...
Bad: Dahua Villa Video Doorbell Tested on Jan 11, 2019
Doorbells are one of the hottest segments in the residential market but Dahua's Villa Video Doorbell is the worst we have tested.   We bought and...
Last Chance - Winter 2019 IP Networking Course on Jan 10, 2019
Today is the last day to register for the Winter 2019 IP Networking course. This is the only networking course designed specifically for video...

The world's leading video surveillance information source, IPVM provides the best reporting, testing and training for 10,000+ members globally. Dedicated to independent and objective information, we uniquely refuse any and all advertisements, sponsorship and consulting from manufacturers.

About | FAQ | Contact