or setting up the unit physically.
Some Aspects to be Addressed by Camera Manufacturers
Customers should look for a reliable camera manufacturer who takes note of certain items involved in having a camera installed in their property. Among these are the following:
Generally, there must be a source of power and capability to connect to the recording system, which are important aspects of a security camera. If you are leaning towards an IP camera, there is a need to provide a Power over Ethernet type of network, which may either come with the PoE (802.3af) and PoE+ (802.3at), although you should opt for the latter for optimum power. PoE+ is also great for outdoor security cameras. However, there may be instances when it may not suffice to simply have the PoE+, so having an AC power supply can provide the camera's lowest operating temperature rating.
It is more practical to go for security cameras with options for multiple installation since this takes the stress out in buying adapters and mounting accessories over time. If you are leaning towards a solid surface mounting, then you can achieve this by having the installers set up a mini-dome indoors. Others choose flush mounting that is secured on a drop ceiling with the use of integrated swing-out clamps. Be sure to check your building codes before proceeding to the installation process since there are scenarios when a plenum-rated type of flush mount installation is necessary.
3. Network Connectivity Issues
When it comes to configuring individual IP cameras on a network, there are different techniques involved, unlike when analog cameras are configured. In the case of several IP cameras, these are all connected to one network, which means the same wire is used for your video streams, and this allows simultaneous movement. There is a particular IP address for each camera, though, and there must be a particular identifier named for each camera. By doing so, you can determine the type of camera, as well as its location within the network system.
These are only some of the things you need to keep in mind to understand the whole security camera system. Always remember that it is best to look for a camera with technologies ensuring quicker configuration and installation for your convenience. Furthermore, an excellent design matters more than high level of specs since the former minimizes the length of time and energy spent during installation. Hence, operation is a breeze, which makes the product worth your investment.