This guide starts our physical installation for video surveillance series, starting with Box Cameras, one of the oldest and most basic types. Inside we cover:
- Videos Detailing Grid Ceiling Installs
- Videos Detailing Drywall/Gypsum Board Installs
- Why The Correct Fasteners Are Important
- Which Installer Skills Are Needed
- Choosing Camera Height
- Noting Lighting Impact
- Do Not Ignore Area Cleanup
- Running Cables and Networking
We provide 7 total videos showing installation steps and methods for mounting one of the most basic camera form factors.
Installing Box Cameras Challenging
Because box cameras are often attached only via a short mount to a ceiling or wall, they can often be installed more quickly and with less skill than those cameras which require ceiling supports, recessed mounting, etc. Despite the easy availability of high-quality equipment, the installation of these cameras often leaves much to be desired.
Fortunately, most of the problems can be easily prevented by being aware of a few critical issues during installation.
Grid Ceiling Installs
First, we take a look at the components for installation:
Then, the next step is connecting the mount to the ceiling grid:
Regardless if clips or other ceiling mounts are used, the penetration hole for the cable is next: