Deciding to install a security camera in your house is a good start to overcome the fear of the unknown and suspects; you also can now find out who visited your house in your absence. When it comes to the in-house camera, the location to mount it should be significantly considered.
To impeccably install a hidden cam in your house, the guides following are most efficient;
GUIDE 1: DECIDE A SECRET LOCATION
When it comes to installing wired security cameras, it is not enough to pick just any spot in the house and mount it. A suitable location is where you can easily operate it and a place not visible to all. People would prefer to mount their house cameras on the Soffit (the area underneath the roof overhang), that way the cables can travel directly through the attic (the room in the top storage of the house).
The ceiling is mostly recommended as they can run cables through the porch little attic; also keep in mind the color of your ceiling paint should not be contradicting the hidden cam color to avoid easy exposure.
GUIDE 2: GET THE CAMERA INSTALLATION TOOLS SET
After choosing a suitable location, you will need different tools to begin your installation; these include wood driller for drilling through wood, drywall, and aluminum. A hammer drill with some masonry drill bits will work fine. To begin, start by making a hole for positions where the camera’s cable will fit through, and also holes for positions where the camera’s three face mounting screws will go. Some camera kits are accompanied by template directing where the sticker should fit; making the job easier. Should your camera don’t with any template, easily hold the camera up to the wall or ceiling where you want it and mark holes with a pencil; after you have drilled the holes where the mounting screws will go through, then drill a much bigger hole where the cable can go through. Ensure it is not oversized so it can serve its purpose.
GUIDE 3: BEGIN RUNNING THE CABLES
Moving cables during installation require careful articulation. One way is to converge all the cameras’ cable in the attic above your garage and from there you can fit them up into the main attic above the ceiling where the hidden camera is located. The length from the garage to the attic above can be measured with a fish taper; from where the roof slopes down. Start measuring the length by fitting the fish taper up into the hole that you drilled in your garage, once the fish tape extends far enough into the attic for easy access, tape the end of the cable to the fish taper and pull on the fish taper from the outside to thread the cable through the hole you drilled. After that, unwrap and remove the fish taper and your cable be ready to hook up to your camera when you are ready for installation.
GUIDE 4: CONNECT THE CABLES TO THE DVR BOX
How you mount the DVR box is totally up to you; your fisher tape will be most useful at this stage and if you don’t mind a helping hand from a trusted friend who has an installed house cam. Since DVR box will be situated in the ceiling, connect the cable the garage through the hole and then get it back through the ceiling into the DVR box.
GUIDE 5: INSTALL THE CAMERAS
Connect the cable coming out from the hole to the camera itself; then fit the excess back into the hole. It’s ok to secure the connection with electrical tape to secure it so that it doesn’t get unplugged by accident. Next, screw the kit with your power drill to mount the camera to your house, making frequent adjustments to check how freely the camera can loosen and tighten back.
GUIDE 6: START YOUR INTERFACE
It’s time to navigate through settings, after completing the cable to its part, (external monitor to the DVR box as well as the mouse and keyboard). The interface setting will lead you to create a password, setting date and time will be required and a quick tutorial on the operations will appear.
Once your settings are successful, your camera is ready to use, you can try out samples of video shots inside your house; moving the camera to various locations to see how it works.