Top Features For Easy Camera Installation (Statistics)

Author: 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

****** ************ ** *** **** *********** *** ****** **** *** video ******** ***********. ******* ** ****, ****** ************* ****** ***** products ** ****** *** ******* ** ******* ****** *** ***********, in ******** ** *** ******* ****** **** *******.

** **** **** ** **** ****** *** **** ****** ******** that ***+ *********** ***** **** ** ***** **** **** *******(*) make * ****** **** ** *******:

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

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

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

*** ******** *** ** ******** ****** ************ **** ** ********* backplates/brackets/mounts **** ****** ** ******** ******** *** ******** ***** (******- or ******-****, *******, *" ******, ***). *** *** ****** *********** *** ************ ********.

*********** **** **** ********* ******* **** **** **** ** ***** on * ***** ** *****:

  • "******** ***** ****** *** **** ***********. * ***** **** **** fits **** ** ******** ***** ****** ** ** * **** box ****** ******."
  • "**** ******* ******* - **** *****, **** ***."
  • "**** ******** ******** **** ***** * ******* ** ****** ************ needs"
  • "*** **** ** *** ****** ****** ***** ***** **** *** electrical *****."
  • "********** ******** ******** **** * ******** ** ****** ****** ***** has ******** **** *** ********."
  • "**** ***/***** **** ** ******** ** *** **** ** ******* and **** *** ****** ****** ** **."

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

******* **** ***** ** "********" *** ** ********* ** *****-***** on ** ******** ****, ** **** ** ** ********** ***, because ** *** ***** ****** **** ** *** *** ** the *****, *** ****** ** **** ***** ** **** ** the ****. **** ****** ***** *** ** ********* ** ******* and **-********* **** ******* **** ******* ** *** ******** ******* Ethernet *****.

  • "******-**** ********** ****** *** ****** (*** *** **** ***** *** Hikvision **** * ***** ******* *** ******)"
  • "*** ****** ****** * ****** **** ******* ** * **** of ****** **** **** ** ** *****"
  • "********** *******, ******* ******** ********"
  • "********** ******* ** ***** ******* ** ****** ****** ***** **** as ***, *****, *** ***** *** ** *******."
  • "***** ** ******** ****, *** * *******"
  • "******** **** ***********"
  • "******** ******* * **** **** *****"

** * ******** ********** ****, **% ** *********** ********* **** they ****** "** ****" (******: ** **** ** *** ** ****?)

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

******* ******* ********* *** *** ******* ** ******** ** ************* autofocus * ******. **** *********** ***** *** **** ** * technicians **** ******** ******** * ******, *** ******* * ****** accuracy ** ***** ******** ** ******** ******** ***** ******* ** a ****** ** **** *******.

**** *****, **** *********** ********, ***** *** *** **** ******* *****, **** *** ****** interface:

**** ****** ********* ********** *** ********** ** *** ******* ** making ************ ****. ****** ******** *******:

  • "** ******** ********* ****** ***** ****** ****** ****."
  • "*** ***** ***** ******* **** ***** ****** ************* **** ******, or ** ***** ****** *** **** **** ***********, ** *** remote ***** *** ****. ** **** ******* ******* **** *** phone **** **** **********."
  • "****-**** *** ***** ******** *** ****** ************ ** *** ********* the ********** ** **** *** ***** ******* ******** ***** ** install"
  • "****** ***** ** * ******** ****** ** ****** * ****** easier ** *******."
  • "**** ****/**** *****. **** *** *** *** **** ** ** is ***** *** ****** ** *** ***** ********* *** **** sure *** *** ** **** *** ******** ***** *** *** are ****."

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

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

*** ******* ** ******* **** ** ******** ***** * ***** template **** *** ** ****** ** ******* ******* *** **** time ** * ****** ********* *** **** ******* ******.

  • "******** ******** *******"
  • "******* ******** *** ******* ** ** ***** *** ******** **** measuring"
  • "**** ************'* *** ******* ***** ********* ** ***** ** ***** the ******* *****."
  • "******** *********."
  • "************ *********"
  • "*** ********* ******** / ****** / ************** / *********"
  • "******** ******** *** ********"

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

******** ****** ** ****** ***** **** ******* ** * ****** can ** ********* *** **** *********. *** *** **** ****** to ***** *** ******** ****, ** ***** **** ******* *** a **** *****.

**** ** ** ******* ** * ****-**** ****** **** ******* screws:

*** ****/***** ** * **** ****** *** **** ** ******* by * ****** **** ** ******:

*********** ****** *** ** **** ** ***** ******** *** ********:

  • "* ** **** ************ ** ************* *** ****** *** ********* dome **** ** *** ****** ******** **** **** **** ** cable ** ***** ** **** **** *** **** *** ****** and ******* **** ***** *** ************ / *******, *** **** can **** ** ***** ******* ****** ** ***** ***** **."
  • "****** **** ***'* **** *** *** *** ******** **** *** housing / **** **** *** *******"
  • "******* ****** *** ****** ****** *** *** ****."
  • "* ****** ** **** ** **** **'* ******** ***** ******* of **** *** **** **'* ********* **"
  • "******* **** ** ***** (********* ** *******)"

Video ****** ****

* ******* ***** ** * ***** ****** ** *********** **** is *** ****** ** **** ** ******* ** ** ****** video ****** **** *** ****** *** ******** *** ****** ******* the **** ** * ******/********* ****:

  • "****** ***** ********** ** * *** ******* * ******* *** adjusting *** *****."
  • "** ****** *** ** *** ********* ** * **** *** focus ** * ******"
  • "******* **** **** ***** ****** ****** ********** *** *** ******** of *** ******."
  • "******* ***** *** ******. **** ****** ** ********* * ******, easy ** ****."

Comments (13)

+* *** ******* ******. * ****'* **** ** ******* ** the ******. ****, * **** ******* ** ********* **** ************ ********* ** ** **** *** ******** ****, **** ******, *** washer ******** ** *** **** ******* ** **** **** ******* do ** **** ***** ******. * **** ** ***** ** my *****, ** ** * ******, *** **** *** **** and *** *** ** ****** ***** ***** ******.

*** ********* ********, ** ****** ****** ** ******** ** *** is ** ********, *** ****** ** *** *** **** ****** have ****. *** * ****** ** ***** * **** *** enough ** ***** ***** ******** ****** *******. *** ***** ** when *** **** * ******* **** *** ***** ** *********** on **** (*****, *****, ***** ******, ***). **** **** **** back ***** *** **** **** *** * ***** ** *** to ***** *** *** ***** ****** *** ****.

** *** ******** ***** ** ***** **** ****** **, ** well. * ******** ********** * ********* **-******* ****** ** * wall **** *** ******** *" *** *** ******... ** ***** up ***** ****** ** *.*". * ***** *.**" *** **** squeaked ** *** ** ***** ****'* *** ******. ********* ***'* the **** *** *** **** *** *** **** ****** ** my ****.

*** ***** **********, **** ** ******* *** ***** **** ***** includes ***** ****** ********** (******* *****), ***** *** ** **** difficult ** *** ******* ******* ****** ** ***'** ****** ** push **** ******* *** ** * ****, ******* **** ****** to ***** *** *** **** (~*.**-*.*" ** **** ****).

* **** ******** ****** **** ***** ******* ** * ******* should **** * ********* ****** *** **** ********* ** **** it ****** ** **** ******* * ****.

*** **** ******** ******* * ***** ** ** ********* ** specific ** *** **** **** **** *** **** ******, ***** was *** ********* ******* **** **** **** *** ***** ** the ***** ** *** ********* ** * ** ****** *****, allowing *** ** **** *** ******, ****** ******, ******* ****** to ******* *** ******:

**** *** * **** ********/******* ***** **** ********** ***** *** cameras **'+ ** * ******.

*** ****** ***** ** ***** ******** ******** **** ****, ***** weren't ********* ** *** ******?

**** ** ******* **** ********* **** ****** ***** **** * showed **** **** - ** ***** *** **** ** ** to **** **** *** ************ *** ********* ** ****** ** a *******.

* ** * *** *** ** *** *** ******* **** IDC ** ** ********* ** ** ********** **** *******.

******, ** ***** ****** *** **** **** *******. ** ***** install ***** * *** ******* **** ***'* **** *********. *** even *** **** **** **, **'* **** ** *** ***** I'm ******* ****** ******* ******** ** *** *********.

** **** ***** ** **** **** *** ****** ****** *** public ******* ********, ***** *** **** **** **** *******.

**** ******* *** *** ******* *** ****** ******. ***** *** plug ****** **, **** ** **** ******, *** * ***** and ******* ** **** **** *** *** ******* *** ***** the ******.

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

**** ****** ***** **** ****** ******** (*** ******) ** **** point? * **** ****** (****, ********* **********) **** **** ** in *** **** ******.

*** ****** *-****** ******** *** **** ******* **** ***** ********** app.

***** *** *** ********* ***** *** ****** *************:

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

**** ** * ***** ** *** **** ****** ******. ** can **** ******* ****, *****, ***** ****, ******* ****, ***** snapshot, & **** ********.

*** *** **** *** *** ******* (******, ******, **, ***, etc.) ***** ** **** ******-**** ************ *** ********** ***. ******* to *** ******** ** ******* ** *** **** ** ** 192.168.100.1 *** *** *** *** ********* ******** *** **** ***** on *** ******.

**** ** ******* *** *** *** ************* ***** ******* ** quality ********. ************ ****** ** ********** ** *** ***** **** of ********* ** *** ******* ******* **** ** ***** *** additional ************ ******** ** *** **** ** ******. ******* ******* of *********, “*** ** *** ***” *** ** ********* **** all **** *******.

  • *** **** ****** *** ********* **** *** ****** **** **** rubber ****, ****** **** ****.
  • *** ****** ****** **** ****** *****, ****** **** ****
  • * **** ** **** *******.
  • **** ** *** ******* (******* ** ****** ****) **** ********* zoom & ***** ******* *** ***** ********. *** **** ******** autofocusing.
  • *** ******* **** ******** ******
  • *** ******* *** ******** **** ***** ******** (****) *** **** drilling, ****** *** *******
  • ***** ****** ****** **** *** **** ********** , ****** ****** have **** ****** (** *** ***** , ******) ********.
  • **** **** ** *** ****** ** ***** ****** (****** *** bigger *****) , ** **** *** ********** ******** ********. *** can **** *** ****** ****** *** ****** !!!
  • *** ****** ******* *** ******** **** **** **** ** **** with ************.
  • *** ******* *** ******** **** ****** ****, * *********** ** torx ***.
  • *** ** ****** **** *** ********* *** **** ******, *** remote *** ** *** ***** ** ******. ******** ** ***.

*** **** ********* ** **** ************ ******** *** ***** & easy ** ******* ********* *** ****** *** **. ***** ** residential ** ***-*********** ****. **** *** ************ ********* ****** *** relay ** ******* ****** ********, **** ** **** ** ********* part ** ****** ************ ****.

** ****** ******* ***** ** ***********, **** **** ********* *** installation. ** ********** ** **** **** ******* *** *** ** cheap !

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