How a Security Camera is Made

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Nov 18, 2015

While in China, we toured factories, seeing how cameras were made.

In the 15 minute video inside, we show step by step how a camera is made / assembled to help you understand what it takes to build a camera.

The camera chosen is an entry level HD IP camera with integrated IR:

Here is an overview of the components:

Watch the 15 minute video below:

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