The need to ensure the correct installation of CCTV is justified by the fact that this activity is part of an area (electronic security) in which there are constant updates and innovations that appear at an increasingly fast pace.

In this professional context there is no room for the slightest carelessness, as new technologies , more sophisticated cabling and more robust racks have become part of the work routines.

With this in mind, we present, throughout this article, the 7 most common mistakes, in order to help you avoid them and, thus, ensure the success of your installation. Good reading!

  1. Do not plan the installation

The planning stage is absolutely crucial, because without it, it will not be easy to identify the vulnerabilities and point out the appropriate solutions according to the specifics of each environment.

After all, it is during planning that the documentation and the technical project can be dimensioned, that is, the base can be created, aiming to allow the selection of equipment and budgeting.

  1. Store DVR in an inappropriate location

One of the most frequent mistakes that generate rework is storing the DVR in inappropriate places.

However, it is almost routine to store the equipment on top of the ceiling or slab of the company or the customers' residence . Although this guarantees restricted access, there are several cases in which this same lack of access becomes a real problem when carrying out maintenance (even the simplest ones).

In such cases, a bad contact on the BNC connection is enough to generate the need for hours of rework, especially when the DVR is in a practically inaccessible location.

Another factor that can result in several visits to the property where the CTV installation was carried out can be found in the excess of access liberality (error that will be better described below). In fact, many individuals can stop recording equipment or even accidentally misconfigure it.

  1. Choosing the wrong camera

The different models of cameras available must be applied each in a specific environment. Thus, the misuse of models in certain environments can cause poor image quality.

Check out the following examples:

  • Dome cameras: are recommended for indoor environments that require discretion. As these cameras do not have IP66, they are excellent candidates to replace the old models of microcameras, however, with the ability to capture details of objects in a relatively superior quality;
  • Bullet cameras: ideal for outdoor environments. Most of these cameras have infrared and high resistance to dust and rain;
  • Speed ​​Dome cameras: suitable for larger environments, such as public areas and shopping centers. In addition to being the most expensive among the models mentioned, its main advantage lies in the precision of the zoom and the possibility of changing the direction (both horizontally and vertically) remotely.

Remember to carefully evaluate the environments to be monitored and correctly select the cameras that will be used in your project.

  1. Do not organize the cabling

You have certainly been called in to perform the maintenance of a CCTV Camera Installation in Dehradun, when you arrived at the site, you found a real tangle of wires and cables, right?

Failure to organize the cabling can considerably make it difficult to identify any problems with the CCTV. The rush of customers or the lack of time are some of the most used arguments to justify this disorganization, however, this saving of time tends to cause very large losses in quality.

  1. Maintain an inadequate camera resolution

Failure to adapt the resolution of the cameras to the actual objectives of the customers is another common mistake when installing CCTV in Noida.

In commercial installations, for example, the main objective is to prevent losses from theft or theft. For this objective to be achieved, it is essential that the cameras have good resolution. Both to identify possible suspects and to ensure effective monitoring.

In an industrial installation, however, in addition to preventing theft, it is in the correct operation of equipment and machinery and in compliance with industrial procedures and standards that we can meet these objectives.

In both cases, the positioning and opening angle of the cameras must also be taken into account to avoid errors in the installation of CCTV.

  1. Allow free access to the DVR

The DVR is the most important element of a CCTV system. Therefore, he must not, under any circumstances, be left unprotected. Have you ever thought what would happen if someone turned it off or, worse, stole it?

As mentioned, the opposite end is also quite common, that is, storing the DVR in a difficult place to access: in addition to not being a good option, it also configures a common error in the installation process.

When the equipment is placed on top of a slab, any maintenance or configuration is greatly hampered, since the DVR will be exposed to debris and dirt that, over time, can damage its electronic components.

For these reasons, it is highly recommended to place it next to IT equipment, in restricted rooms or in racks specifically intended for CCTV.

  1. Don't check the lighting

In order not to err in this regard, ensure the incidence of light before starting the installation of CCTV in the environment and check the equipment in order to ensure that they are suitable for the conditions presented by the location.

Do not perform tests only during the day and remember that the equipment must also be evaluated at night and in adverse conditions. Pay attention to details such as connectors, the means used for transmission, the correct use of infrared illuminations, as well as any other relevant aspect.

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Remember that misuse and failures at these points can contribute to degrading the resolution and quality of the images generated by the cameras that will be installed.

Finally, it should be noted that there are many variables that, due to the limitations of this article, were not listed here. However, do not lose sight of the fact that many of the errors in the installation of CCTV are caused by factors such as lack of commitment to work, haste or inexperience, items that should be avoided by good professionals like Abdul Rimaaz!