Proper Box Camera Installation

By Brian Rhodes, Published Oct 31, 2012, 12:00am EDT (Info+)

Bad installations of box cameras are nearly everywhere. Not only does it make the site look bad, it increases risk of vandalism and service problems. In this note, we look at what it takes to properly hang a box camera, and identify some of the most common installation errors.

Proper Installation Includes:

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  • ***** *******, *********** *********
  • ********* ********* & ********
  • ********** ******* **** ****** *** *******
  • ******** ******* ** ****** ********
  • ***** **** *****

**** ** ******* ******** ******** **** often ***** ********* ****** ** * result.

Proper ************

******* *** **** ************ ** ****-******* equipment, *** ************ ** ***** ******* often ***** **** ** ** *******. Fortunately, **** ** *** ******** *** be ****** ********* ** ***** ***** of * *** ******** ****** ****** installation:

Camera ******

******* ****** ***** *** ********* ******* without * ********** *********, ***** ********* should ** **** ** *** ************* of ******* ******* - **** *** pigtails ********** ******** ****** *** ** a ******. ****, ******** *** ********* for ******** **** *** ** ********* via ********* ** ***** ******.

*** **** ** ******** ******* *** high ** **** ****** ****** *** the ******, ********** **** *********** ** downtilt ******* ** ***** ********.  ** cover **** ******* ** ***** ** our ******* ****** ****** ** ***** ******* ****.

********

******** *** ********* ** *** ****** to *********** ***** ******* **** *** cause ************ ** **** ***** **** the *****. ***** ******* *** ** aimed ** ***** ***** **** ***** sources, this *** *** ******* ***** ******** of ***** ******** ****, ***** *** be ******** ** ********** *** ******. 

Hanging ***********

****** *** ****** ****** ***** ****** anchor ****** ** **** ******** *********** from, ********** ** ******* ** ** office-type ***********. ** ************ **** ******** is *** ******, ******** *** ****** the ***** ****** *** **** ** your ******** ******* *** ******** ****.

Use *** ***** *********

******** ******* *** ********** *** ** quite ***** - ***** ** **** as ** - ** ******. **** means **** ***** *** ******* ********* ** secure *** ***** ** *** **** is ********. ******** ********* **** ******* bolts, ****** *****, ** ****** ***** may ** ******** ** ******** ****** the ***** ** *** ****.

*** ***** ****** ** ******** ******* on *** **** ** ******* ***** mounted **, *** ****** ******* ****** are ***** *** ******* ******** *** outdoor ******** ** **** *** *** treated *** ********* ********** *** **** threads ******** ** **** ******* ***** with ******** ********.

Using *** ***** *******

******* ***** *** ** *** ********* and ******* ** * ******** ****. Not **** *** ***** ***** ********* damage (**** ********** ********) *** ****** visual ******* (******/*** ******), ***** ******* can ******.

*** ***** ** ******* ******* ****** be ******, ********** ***** *** ******* penetrates *** *******. ****** ******* ***** to ** *****-***** *** ** ******: RTV ******** ** ************ ******** *** good *******, *** *** ******* ****** or ********* ***** ******* **** *** soften, *****, **** ******, *** ****** water ****** ********* ******** ** *** outdoors.

coilUsing *** ***** ***** **********

*** ******* ******* (**** *** ******* extending *** *** **** ** *** housing) ****** ** *** ** ******** joined***, *******, ** ******-***** **** (***) ******* **** both ***** *** ***** ******* ******** and ****** **** ****** ** ********/****** resistance. ************, ****** ******-***** ******** ****** should ** **** ** ********* *** conduit **** ***** ** **** ************.

Mounting ** *** ***** *******

**** ** * ******** **************, *** critical, **** ** ******** ******** *** cameras. *********, *** ****** ********** *** designed ** ** ******* ** ******, rigid, *** ***** ******** ******** (**** brick *****). *******, **** *** ******* are ******* ** '********* ********' **** poles, ******, *** ********* ******* *** develop. ** ** ******** **** *** surface ** **** ** **** *** entire ****** ** *** ******* *** is *** *********** ** ****** **** vibration, ****/***, ** ***** ****** **** from *** ******** *******.

Installing ***** **** *****

***** ******** '**** *********' ******* ********** cabling **** **** *****, ** ***** bends ******** ***** ** **** **** from ******* ****** ** ****** **********.

***** ***** ***** ***** ** **** fill ***** *** **** ** *** mounting ******* ** ******* ****** ********** step. *** *******, ******** **** ***** can ***** '******** *****' ****** * hole, *** ******** **** ******* **** putty ******** ******* ******.

 

Spot *** ******

**** ************ ********** ****** ********, ***** ** review *****:

1. ******* ********* **** ******

***** ** ** **** ****** *** quicker ** ***** ****** **** ***** mortar ****** ****** **** *** ***** itself, ** ** *** ******. *** only *** *** ******** ****** **** away, **** ******** *** *********** ***** wall ****** *** ** '****** *******' caused ** ****, ***, *** ****.

2. ***-******* ******* *******

***** ** ******* * *********** ****** of *** ******** ***** *** ** secured ** *******, *** '********' - the ******** **** *** ****** ** the ******* *** - *** ******* to ********* ********* *** *** ******* rated. **** ** ** *** ******** the ***** ************, *** ******* ** weather *** ***** ** ***** *** cable **** **** ** *** ******* state.

3. ***-*********** ********

*** *********** **** *** ******** *** is *** ************** ***** * ******* or ***** *********. ** *****, ****, or ******* ********** *** ******** ***, it ***** *********** ******* * *******, not **** ***.

4. ******** *** ******

***** **** *** ** ** ******** security **** ** **** *************, *** ****** of **** ***** ********* ***** **** ******* had **** ****** **** ******, *** no ***** *** **** *********. ** general, ******** ******* ******* ***** ** an **** **** ** ****: ** this ****, * *** *********** ******** would ****** ****** ***** ********.

5. ********* *** ****** *****

******* ** *** ***** ********* *** be **** ******** *** **** *** brick/camera *********. **** *** **** ***** bad, *** ***** *********** ***** *** camera ** **** **** ** ** shifted *** ** ******** - ********** if **** ***** ** **** ***** are ** *****.

6. ******* *******

******* ****** ** **** ******* **** begs ******** *** ******** *******. ******** **** ***** ******* **** done ** * '**** *********' ****** - ***** ******** ** *** ****** recommended - *** **** **** *** simply ******* ** **** *** **** to ******* *** ** ******* ** weather ****** ********** ***** ******* ********, if *** ******** ***** *******.

7. ** **** *****

********* ***** ********** ** *****, *** will ****** *** *** ** *** lowest ***** ****** ******** ***. ****** this ***** ** ************ **** ***** adjacent *********, ***** ** * **** of ******* ***** **** **********. ***** not * '***** ****' *********, *** roughshod ****** ** ******* ***** ****** could ***** ******* ****-****** **** *****.

[****: **** ***** *** ********** ********* in ****, *** ************* ******** *** updated ** ****.]

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