The incidence of crime in many cities is increasing and as a citizen it is your responsibility to keep yourself and your family safe, especially at home. Yes, even your home is not as safe you think. That’s why many home owners remedy the situation by setting up various security systems to protect themselves from criminals. Setting up a security system should cover all of the areas in your home. Included, of course, is your home office.
In fact, it is a good idea to install a video surveillance camera in your home office. If you want to install one, then follow these steps:
Choose the right camera for you
There are many different kinds of video surveillance cameras in the market and you should choose the right one for you and for your needs. Each type or model of video surveillance camera has its own set of pros and cons. For example, analog based CCTV are very reliable but have fewer features compared to digital video surveillance cameras. Also, analog based CCTV cameras need to be wired to the recording device. Digital cameras have many features that are state-of-the-art but it comes at a premium in terms of costing more. You can also decide to use the new IP based video cameras that are designed to allow you to view the camera feed on the internet.
Plan the system
You should device a plan before you install your video surveillance camera. Look around your home office and look for the best location to install it. You want an unimpeded view of the office but one that is discreet so that no one will notice it. Take note of
the camera you’re using. There are some models where the camera rotates, so take this into consideration as well when setting up
the camera. The key is to find that spot where the camera can have the best view of as much of the room as possible.
Mount the surveillance camera
Having located the best location for your camera, it is now time to mount it. Get the camera’s manual and look for the section on mounting the camera. This is an important step because different cameras may have different mounting requirements. The most common way of installing a video surveillance camera though is by drilling holes in your wall and putting the brackets and inserting the studs to secure the brackets firmly. The camera is then attached to the wall brackets. After physically installing the camera, all you’ll need to do is to attach the wires from the camera to the recording device that you have chosen and plugging in the camera’s power supply to an electrical outlet and you’re all set.