9 Errors when installing CCTV security cameras

When we start security camera installations, we make very common mistakes that allow us to have a knowledge of the sector, but they reduce a vital factor in our work: time. Today I want to list 9 errors that, by avoiding them, will minimize your possible failure.


1-Not having plans of the routes of the electrical wiring and the data cable.

Not having these planes will be very difficult in about 2, 5 or more years to identify a wiring fault. By having the plans you will reduce your working time as you will quickly identify the fault.


2-Do not comply with the standards in Industrial Safety.

Avoid going to work in sports shoes and without any clothing that protects your life and that of others, it is very common to find Electronic Security Integrators that do not meet these standards; The most serious thing is that this error will not allow you to obtain a good contract or that your client does not recommend you with other companies.


3-Not having knowledge in networks.

What would happen if your client tells you that he wants to see security cameras over the Internet and you don't even know what a private ip is? This error must be overcome in advance by studying basic network concepts. In this case we can help you, just take our online basic networking course on our platform. Here you can see it.


4-Do not insulate the wiring.

A very common mistake is not to insulate the cable on concrete structures. If we leave it without any protection it can be magnetized, since these structures in times of storms tend to generate magnetism and would probably alter the current of the cable damaging the devices.

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5-Place the cables by pipes already assigned.

 It is very common to run the installation data cables along the same route as other building cables. Joining them to other cables can generate a signal interference, always try to separate them.


6-Do not protect from moisture.

Using silica is the most effective way to minimize this failure; You should put silica where you install your cameras, inside the DVR and near the power sources that power your video surveillance system.


7-Do not install UPS.

In most installations video surveillance systems do not have a voltage backup and this will cause that, at the time of an electrical failure in the property, the video surveillance system does not work. It is necessary that a UPS is supporting the entire system and so your client will have the peace of mind that the security in video recording is optimal.


8-Make a connection between the electrical outlet and the source or voltage adapter with electrical tape and not with your female or male adapter.

Having only the tape as a means of fixing between the copper wire and the pin leg, this over time, tends to peel off and generate an electrical short


9-Do not carry enough devices and tools.

Going to an installation with the exact security camera system devices can generate a considerable waste of time in your installation, since, if one of the video balun you carried does not work and you did not carry one to spare you would have to move or move to a technician of your project to the store of your security camera provider and this is wasted time. Always carry three cameras, sources, video balun, screws, cables and other additional to what is going to be installed, so you will have the spare parts instantly.

I hope that these errors, to which they were given a solution, remember them to NOT commit them and thus achieve a fast, quality installation with a minimum of incidents in future guarantees.