A CCTV (closed-circuit television) camera system is a system of cameras that send signals to a specified monitor, used for surveillance in shopping malls, banks, government offices and even homes to ensure safety and keep control of happenings on the premises. A variety of system types are available, from analog and digital to wired and wireless. Each contains the essential components of camera, lens, monitor and cables, if a wired system. Installation takes five to ten minutes requiring only a few steps.
Mark sports for the screws. Place the mounting brackets for each camera against the wall in the desired locations. Draw a small mark with a pencil indicating where the screws will go.
Drill pilot holes (small holes drilled into a surface to act as a guide for the screws) into the marks for each screw. Secure the mounting brackets by screwing them into place. Drill a hole for the camera feed wire near the mounting brackets.
Attach each camera to its mounting bracket. Make sure it is secure. Run the feed wire through the drilled hole to the monitor. Tighten and secure the wire to the floor, ceiling, or wall using wall clips or staples. Make sure very little of the wire is left exposed.
Plug the wire into the monitor and turn on your system. Adjust cameras as needed.
Install a wireless system by simply placing the cameras where you desire and turning them on. Installation of the accompanied software onto the monitor is needed to configure the monitor to pick up the camera's signal.