How To Install a Video Security System When you need to install video security in your home or business, always consider your needs first. Some systems require more installation processes than others. All of the installation options can be done with basic household tools such as a box knife, screw drivers, electrical tape, a coat hanger or long rod, wire sheers and wire cutters. Depending on the number of CCTV camera systems that need to be installed, the time it takes to complete installation will vary. Selecting the Proper Placement When you are installing CCTV systems, the placement of the cameras is crucial. The video angle should always be checked before a permanent installation is completed. This step reduces the need to drill additional holes and run excessive wiring. Preparing for Installation The preparation process includes measuring the distance from the installation site to the monitoring location to run the proper amount of wire. It also entails double checking the parts to make sure everything is present. You will also need to get your tools together and have some cement or filling material to ensure the bolts put in are secure into the structure. Preparing Wiring Some splicing is likely to be necessary at junctions of wiring. The video cabling should not be spliced. Take additional measurements to ensure that you have the proper amount of video cable to reach the monitoring location. Installing Support Bracket Systems Once you have tested a connection and the placement of a video camera for your video security system, begin drilling holes into the exterior of the home or business. Once holes are drilled, run the wiring through the wall and drill another hole on the interior of the building for the cable to run through. Next, install the bracket and fill the bolt holes with a non-flammable product to hold them in place and support the weight of the camera. Secure the camera on the bracket base with a screwdriver. Adjust the angle of the camera for the proper view. Connecting Video Once all of the CCTV systems are installed, the video has to be setup. This includes double checking wiring connections and views. Next, you will need to label each location so that you know the exact area that each of the video surveillance cameras is monitoring. Set the video to run either at a continuous rate or by timing each location for specific monitoring. The use of video surveillance cameras ensures the security of your home and business around the clock. Alarms are able to be setup for specific areas so that you are notified immediately of an intrusion. The footage captured is able to be reviewed to pinpoint a specific time that an incident occurred. The clear images captured by these types of cameras often leads to a positive identification of the culprit and possibly recover any lost product or funds.