Welcome! This article will introduce you to the steps in mounting both indoor and outdoor cameras.
- Visit the pre-setup checklist to see what tools you need.
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1. Indoor and outdoor cameras are mounted in similar ways. The first step is deciding how to wire them. Please note the following:
- If you decide to pass camera cables through your wall at the exact location of your security camera, we recommend a hole 0.5'' or wider in diameter to accommodate the Siamese cables.
- We recommend using a glow rod to fish cables.
- Some users like to pass cables through at another location, which means they do not need to perform the above step at the camera location.
2a. If you are mounting cameras on a brick or stucco surface, follow this step. If you are mounting on wood, skip to step 3.
Place your camera at your desired position, and use a sharpie to mark the three holes where you will apply screws to secure it.
2b. If you are mounting a camera on a brick or stucco surface, use a power drill to drill a 1/4'' wide hole about 1 inch deep. Do this for each marked location.
2c. Now, insert wall plugs into the holes (flat side facing outwards), and hammer them into place.
3. Position your camera, and use a screw driver (or screw driver bit) to apply screws to the wall or wall plugs.
4. Adjust and rotate your camera to suit your needs.
Bullet cameras: once you are satisfied with the position of your camera, twist the base dial and tighten the screws on your camera to lock it into position.
Dome cameras: manually rotate and adjust the camera until satisfied.
Note: some cameras may utilize an alien wrench for this step
5. Make sure you secure the cables with staples or other means.
Repeat the steps as necessary for each camera.