Top Features For Easy Camera Installation (Statistics)

By: IPVM Team, Published on Jun 05, 2018

Camera installation is the most fundamental and common task for video security technicians. Because of this, camera manufacturers market their products as easier and quicker to install versus the competition, in addition to the quality images they produce.

In this note we will review the most common features that 140+ integrators cited when we asked them what feature(s) make a camera easy to install:

  • Back Boxes/Bases/Standard Hole Patterns
  • Removable Pigtails/ Easy Port
  • Remote/Motorized Autofocus
  • Mounting Templates / Stickers
  • Captive Hardware (Lenses/Screws)
  • Video Output Port

****** ************ ** *** most *********** *** ****** task *** ***** ******** technicians. ******* ** ****, camera ************* ****** ***** products ** ****** *** quicker ** ******* ****** the ***********, ** ******** to *** ******* ****** they *******.

** **** **** ** will ****** *** **** common ******** **** ***+ integrators ***** **** ** asked **** **** *******(*) make * ****** **** to *******:

  • **** *****/*****/******** **** ********
  • ********* ********/ **** ****
  • ******/********* *********
  • ******** ********* / ********
  • ******* ******** (******/******)
  • ***** ****** ****

[***************]

Back *****/*****/******** **** ******** *** ******** *****

*** ******** *** ** decrease ****** ************ **** is ********* **********/********/****** **** adhere ** ******** ******** box ******** ***** (******- or ******-****, *******, *" square, ***). *** *** report *********** *** ************ ********.

*********** **** **** ********* cameras **** **** **** to ***** ** * range ** *****:

  • "******** ***** ****** *** body ***********. * ***** size **** **** **** in ******** ***** ****** or ** * **** box ****** ******."
  • "**** ******* ******* - Pole *****, **** ***."
  • "**** ******** ******** **** suits * ******* ** common ************ *****"
  • "*** **** ** *** camera ****** ***** ***** that *** ********** *****."
  • "********** ******** ******** **** a ******** ** ****** camera ***** *** ******** back *** ********."
  • "**** ***/***** **** ** fastened ** *** **** or ******* *** **** the ****** ****** ** it."

Removable ********/ **** ****

******* **** ***** ** "pigtails" *** ** ********* to *****-***** ** ** exterior ****, ** **** to ** ********** ***, because ** *** ***** female **** ** *** end ** *** *****, and ****** ** **** space ** **** ** the ****. **** ****** whips *** ** ********* to ******* *** **-********* with ******* **** ******* of *** ******** ******* Ethernet *****.

  • "******-**** ********** ****** *** camera (*** *** **** Dahua *** ********* **** a ***** ******* *** camera)"
  • "*** ****** ****** * female **** ******* ** a **** ** ****** that **** ** ** boxed"
  • "********** *******, ******* ******** pigtails"
  • "********** ******* ** ***** removal ** ****** ****** leads **** ** ***, audio, *** ***** *** IP *******."
  • "***** ** ******** ****, not * *******"
  • "******** **** ***********"
  • "******** ******* * **** cat5 *****"

** * ******** ********** poll, **% ** *********** responded **** **** ****** "No ****" (******: ** **** ** Not ** ****?)

Remote/Motorized *********

******* ******* ********* *** the ******* ** ******** or ************* ********* * camera. **** *********** ***** the **** ** * technicians **** ******** ******** a ******, *** ******* a ****** ******** ** focus ******** ** ******** focusing ***** ******* ** a ****** ** **** monitor.

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

**** ****** ********* ********** the ********** ** *** feature ** ****** ************ easy. ****** ******** *******:

  • "** ******** ********* ****** makes ****** ****** ****."
  • "*** ***** ***** ******* that ***** ****** ************* much ******, ** ** least ****** *** **** less ***********, ** *** remote ***** *** ****. No **** ******* ******* over *** ***** **** your **********."
  • "****-**** *** ***** ******** the ****** ************ ** not ********* *** ********** to **** *** ***** perfect ******** ***** ** install"
  • "****** ***** ** * definite ****** ** ****** a ****** ****** ** install."
  • "**** ****/**** *****. **** way *** *** **** to ** ** ***** the ****** ** *** right ********* *** **** sure *** *** ** what *** ******** ***** and *** *** ****."

******* *** *** *********** *********** **** ***********, ******* ***** ********** ************* ********** ****** *******.

Mounting *********/********

*** ******* ** ******* tape ** ******** ***** a ***** ******** **** can ** ****** ** drilled ******* *** **** time ** * ****** measuring *** **** ******* mounts.

  • "******** ******** *******"
  • "******* ******** *** ******* is ** ***** *** involves **** *********"
  • "**** ************'* *** ******* paper ********* ** ***** to ***** *** ******* holes."
  • "******** *********."
  • "************ *********"
  • "*** ********* ******** / screws / ************** / templates"
  • "******** ******** *** ********"

Captive ******** (******/******)

******** ****** ** ****** parts **** ******* ** a ****** *** ** dangerous *** **** *********. You *** **** ****** to ***** *** ******** part, ** ***** **** looking *** * **** screw.

**** ** ** ******* of * ****-**** ****** with ******* ******:

*** ****/***** ** * dome ****** *** **** be ******* ** * safety **** ** ******:

*********** ****** *** ** both ** ***** ******** are ********:

  • "* ** **** ************ of ************* *** ****** the ********* **** **** of *** ****** ******** with **** **** ** cable ** ***** ** that **** *** **** the ****** *** ******* both ***** *** ************ / *******, *** **** can **** ** ***** without ****** ** ***** about **."
  • "****** **** ***'* **** out *** *** ******** with *** ******* / dome **** *** *******"
  • "******* ****** *** ****** tether *** *** ****."
  • "* ****** ** **** it **** **'* ******** plate ******* ** **** the **** **'* ********* to"
  • "******* **** ** ***** (connected ** *******)"

Video ****** ****

* ******* ***** ** a ***** ****** ** integrators **** ** *** common ** **** ** cameras ** ** ****** video ****** **** *** aiming *** ******** *** camera ******* *** **** of * ******/********* ****:

  • "****** ***** ********** ** I *** ******* * monitor *** ********* *** image."
  • "** ****** *** ** RCA ********* ** * tech *** ***** ** a ******"
  • "******* **** **** ***** output ****** ********** *** the ******** ** *** camera."
  • "******* ***** *** ******. When ****** ** ********* a ******, **** ** best."

Comments (13)

+* *** ******* ******. I ****'* **** ** respond ** *** ******. Also, * **** ******* on ********* **** ************ **** ***** ** ** **** the ******** ****, **** washer, *** ****** ******** in *** **** ******* to **** **** ******* do ** **** ***** screws. * **** ** reach ** ** *****, if ** * ******, and **** *** **** and *** *** ** locate ***** ***** ******.

*** ********* ********, ** simply ****** ** ******** at *** ** ** favorite, *** ****** ** the *** **** ****** have ****. *** * booger ** ***** * hole *** ****** ** stuff ***** ******** ****** through. *** ***** ** when *** **** * pigtail **** *** ***** of *********** ** **** (Alarm, *****, ***** ******, etc). **** **** **** back ***** *** **** then *** * ***** to *** ** ***** all *** ***** ****** the ****.

** *** ******** ***** to ***** **** ****** up, ** ****. * remember ********** * ********* DS-2CD2542 ****** ** * wall **** *** ******** 1" *** *** ******... it ***** ** ***** closer ** *.*". * think *.**" *** **** squeaked ** *** ** still ****'* *** ******. Hikvision ***'* *** **** one *** **** *** one **** ****** ** my ****.

*** ***** **********, **** is ******* *** ***** whip ***** ******** ***** molded ********** (******* *****), which *** ** **** difficult ** *** ******* without ****** ** ***'** trying ** **** **** through *** ** * time, leading **** ****** ** drill *** *** **** (~1.25-1.5" ** **** ****).

* **** ******** ****** that ***** ******* ** a ******* ****** **** a ********* ****** *** each ********* ** **** it ****** ** **** through * ****. 

*** **** ******** ******* I ***** ** ** installer ** ******** ** the **** **** **** and **** ******, ***** was *** ********* ******* tabs **** **** *** front ** *** ***** to *** ********* ** a ** ****** *****, allowing *** ** **** the ******, ****** ******, without ****** ** ******* the ******:

**** *** * **** shoulder/anxiety ***** **** ********** heavy *** ******* **'+ on * ******.

*** ****** ***** ** other ******** ******** **** that, ***** *****'* ********* in *** ******?

**** ** ******* **** customers **** ****** ***** time * ****** **** this - ** ***** how **** ** ** to **** **** *** instructions *** ********* ** simple ** * *******.

* ** * *** fan ** *** *** bracket **** *** ** RJ ********* ** ** integrated **** *******.

******, ** ***** ****** has **** **** *******. We ***** ******* ***** a *** ******* **** don't **** *********. *** even *** **** **** do, **'* **** ** see ***** *'* ******* before ******* ******** ** hit *********.

** **** ***** ** have **** *** ****** output *** ****** ******* monitors, ***** *** **** been **** *******.

**** ******* *** *** cameras *** ****** ******.  Mount *** **** ****** in,  **** ** **** dongle, *** * ***** and ******* ** **** then *** *** ******* and ***** *** ******.  

**** ******* *** *** cameras *** ****** ******

**** ****** ***** **** beside ******** (*** ******) at **** *****?  * **** others (****, ********* **********) take **** ** ** the **** ******.

 

*** ****** *-****** ******** USB **** ******* **** their ********** ***.

***** *** *** ********* units *** ****** *************:

****'* ****** *******!

**** ** * ***** of the **** ****** ******.  It *** **** ******* zoom, *****, ***** ****, hallway ****, ***** ********, & **** ********.

*** *** **** *** any ******* (******, ******, PC, ***, ***.) ***** it **** ******-**** ************ and ********** ***.  ******* to *** ******** ** address ** *** **** IP ** ***.***.***.* *** you *** *** ********* anything *** **** ***** on *** ******. 

 

**** ** ******* *** you *** ************* ***** cameras ** ******* ********. Installation ****** ** ********** in *** ***** **** of ********* ** *** product ******* **** ** money *** ********** ************ material ** *** **** of ******. ******* ******* of *********, “*** ** the ***” *** ** available **** *** **** cameras.

  • *** **** ****** *** connected **** *** ****** body **** ****** ****, cannot **** ****.
  • *** ****** ****** **** safety *****, ****** **** down
  • * **** ** **** secured.
  • **** ** *** ******* (depends ** ****** ****) **** motorized **** & ***** control *** ***** ********. One **** ******** ************.
  • *** ******* **** ******** output
  • *** ******* *** ******** with ***** ******** (****) for **** ********, ****** and *******
  • ***** ****** ****** **** PCB **** ********** , bigger ****** **** **** marked (** *** ***** , ******) ********.
  • **** **** ** *** camera ** ***** ****** (bullet *** ****** *****) , ** **** *** additional ******** ********. *** can **** *** ****** inside *** ****** !!!
  • *** ****** ******* *** equipped **** **** **** to **** **** ************.
  • *** ******* *** ******** with ****** ****, * screwdriver ** **** ***.
  • *** ** ****** **** USB ********* *** **** dongle, *** ****** *** up *** ***** ** tablet. ******** ** ***.

*** **** ********* ** good ************ ******** *** quick & **** ** ******* detection *** ****** *** up. ***** ** *********** or ***-*********** ****. **** doe ************ ********* ****** not ***** ** ******* camera ********, **** ** also ** ********* **** to ****** ************ ****.

** ****** ******* ***** ** accessories, **** **** ********* *** installation. ** ********** ** that **** ******* *** not ** ***** ! 

 

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