IP Camera Installation Tool Preferences

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Jan 01, 2012

Aiming, focusing, and setup of cameras is a key consideration in optimizing image quality and system performance. Traditionally, technicians often only carried a handheld monitor for aiming and focusing, and little else. In IP surveillance systems, however, this process is more complex, since cameras are network-based, and most do not offer analog output for focusing. Even if the camera is equipped with an analog video output, megapixel cameras can be notoriously difficult to focus via this method.

Generally speaking, these are the standard methods of aiming and focusing IP cameras:

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