How to install a home security camera

The idea of ​​making holes in the walls of your house to get video cables and power of a security camera may seem difficult and daunting; however with some information you may find it quite simple and entertaining.

Method 1 of 2: Find the perfect location for your cameras

  1. Look where the roof meets the walls of the house. That’s a good location because it protects the camera from the elements (wind, rain, snow and sun).
  • When you put the camera near the ceiling gives you a good viewing area and minimizes the risk of vandalism.
  • Another advantage when you pass the (electrical and video) cable is that it makes the job easier because many houses have a small gap or hole where you can run the wires between the ceiling and the wall.

Method 2 of 2: Wiring

  1. The best idea is to use the standard, the siamésRG59 cable. ‘s the type of cable used to operate most facilities CCTV (Closed Circuit TV). This cable consists of a video cable and a (positive and negative) power cord so called Siamese.
  2. Now you need to find an entry point from outside to inside the house. Many homes have an attic that is great to spend all your lines RG59.
  3. From the attic, designates a location to put your DVR and monitor.
  4. RG59 Put all lines in that room from the attic.
  • If you bought the cable RG59 BNC connections incorporated at this point you will have to connect to the DVR. If you bought a roll of RG59 without the connectors have to buy the connectors and put them on each end and then connect to the DVR.
  1. As for the electrical connection you have two choices:
  • You can add each line individually into an electrical outlet (using pig tails) and an AC adapter
  • You can use a power supply box to connect all cables, and then only have a cable to the electrical outlet.
  1. Now that you have your video cables and electricity connected, what you need is to plug the DVR and connect the monitor to the DVR (of course, the monitor must also be connected).
  2. Again, this can be a fun project once you’re armed with the right information.


  • Anyone who is following or attempting to follow any of these tips above: Security systems tech is not responsible for damages caused to or by people, buildings or structures. Anyone who follows these tips are responsible for your own actions.

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