When installing outdoor cameras, it is very easy to be damaged, the images obtained are not clear, are bright or vandalized by crooks…. The experience of installing outdoor cameras from the experts of P69 Company below hopes to help you choose the right camera, install it properly to obtain clear images, and increase the life of the camera.
What are the benefits of installing outdoor cameras?
Almost all outdoor CCTV camera models are very resistant to bad weather, especially in rainy weather in Vietnam. Outdoor cameras are often equipped with a cover to help withstand rain and sun much better than indoor cameras, especially the lens is very resistant to bad weather, still clean even when it rains and snows.
Outdoor cameras can work very well at night in dark environments because they have built-in infrared systems and narrow lenses that help you see much farther.
Experience when choosing outdoor CCTV cameras
You need to choose those with effective water resistance shown on the camera’s specifications. You can see if the camera parameters have waterproof IP standards such as IP66, IP67, IP68 or dustproof standards.
Choose outdoor CCTV cameras equipped with infrared lights for easier night vision. You can choose from cameras that use Starlight technology. Full-color technology for night vision but still in color. However, these types are quite expensive.
Choose one with good security. Avoid hacking the camera or spying on the camera to know when to break in. In addition, choose remote alarm feature for surveillance cameras so that you can see who is approaching your camera.
You need to pay attention to the accessories that come with your CCTV system to ensure safety standards, long-term durability to help the camera operate smoothly.
Besides, do not forget to check the supplier, construction and installation for yourself about warranty service as well as customer care policy later. If you need to install an outdoor camera , please contact P69 for a free consultation to help you find the right solution with the most favorable price.
Notes when installing outdoor cameras:
Installing an outdoor CCTV camera has many advantages for monitoring and observing, but it is also easily damaged by crooks in many forms such as:
- Spray paint, dirty water blurs the camera’s glass
- Throwing rocks, hard objects break camera glasses
- Stealing the camera signal wire
- Remove or steal the camera
So how to limit camera damage, please refer to the solutions below.
- Choose a suitable installation location: The best position is to install the camera on the ceiling or overhang of the house under the roof of corrugated iron or tile to help prevent the camera from being too exposed.
- Suitable height: To limit vandalism, outdoor cameras should be installed higher than the range of conventional cameras. Preferably over 2.5m tall.
- Selection of iron shell material: You should ask a consultant to choose an outdoor camera with an iron shell to increase its durability and make it harder to vandalize. Besides, you should fix the camera with a sturdy bracket to be able to withstand the conditions of the environment.
Simple and durable outdoor camera installation experience
When building outdoor cameras, we often care about a number of environmental factors such as how to avoid rain, avoid moisture, avoid glare or prevent vandalism… The following article will share installation experiences. outdoor camera for home, villa or townhouse, and office buildings…
1. Experience in preventing rain and sun when installing outdoor cameras
Some environmental areas with severe weather such as temperatures down to 5-7⁰C or hot sun of 40⁰C can affect the operation of the camera, or quickly reduce the life of the camera after a period of use.
To solve this problem, you first need an experienced camera installation consultant to choose a camera that is able to withstand good weather changes, anti-fog lenses (fog lenses).
In addition, rain water can enter electrical contacts, signal contacts, causing camera signal loss or short-circuiting, fire or explosion.
2. Experience in installing outdoor cameras against glare and backlit
To know more about the experience of installing outdoor cameras against glare, backlit, we first find out the causes of the glare below:
Cause of the phenomenon of glare
In most situations, the camera when observing the light area is too harsh, it will cause the phenomenon of “glare”, which means that the image obtained is too bright, loses contrast, and cannot observe the details inside the frame. . Similar to cameras, this is the phenomenon of “burnout”.
The reason is that the light difference between the camera position and the viewing area is too large. For example, the camera is placed in the shade, but it projects a view of the area with bright sunlight.
How to prevent backlit and glare when installing outdoor cameras
According to our outdoor camera installation experience , here are 02 important factors that you should pay attention to:
- Choose a camera with WDR anti-backlight feature: IP camera series should be preferred because IP camera technology allows true WDR anti-backlight, helping to overcome glare very effectively. In addition, experienced outdoor camera installation units will configure the specifications on the camera (technical calibration by software) so that the observed image is clearest.
- Find the right location to install the outdoor camera: most have to rely on the experience of installing outdoor cameras that the construction units will choose the best location to help the camera have a good viewing angle and prevent glare. For example: installed under the seno, but the direction of light capture is good, not against the sun, not under strong shade to cover the camera…
3. Limit lens blur caused by water jets on the camera lens, fog
To know more about the experience of installing outdoor cameras to prevent lens blur caused by water jets on the camera lens, fog, we first find out the causes of this phenomenon below:
Cause of phenomenon Limiting lens blur caused by water jets on the camera lens, fog
The phenomenon of fog or condensation on the lens is quite common and often blurs the lens, resulting in unclear, unobserved images.
The cause of this phenomenon usually forms after the rain (tiny water droplets cling to the lens) and areas with cold air (or outdoor fog) sticking to the lens for a long time.
How to fix
In order to minimize lens blur and condensation, according to our outdoor camera installation experience, you need to pay attention to 02 main issues:
- Choose cameras that support outdoor lenses (important). These are lenses designed specifically for the outdoors, so the camera has a very smooth glass surface that makes it difficult for dust & water to stick to the lens and cause staining. Some low-cost cameras often do not have this important feature integrated. Note: even if an external cover is installed, in many cases steam still enters the camera lens, or the glass itself of the camera cover is blurred, causing the camera to fail to see.
- Choose a location where the camera will be installed to minimize the amount of rain: avoid being close to leaves, power lines, etc., especially do not place the camera right below the position of the drain pipe of the seno or blaphon above.
4. Experience installing outdoor cameras to avoid being hit by lightning and damaging the camera
Many of our customers recently shared that their home was struck by lightning and in many cases the camera system was completely damaged.
There are 3 main reasons:
- The location of the camera is too close to lightning rods, lightning protection or electricity poles, metal bars.
- The camera wiring is long outside and there is a lot of metal and steel inside the conductor.
- Lack of lightning protection system (especially for multi-storey buildings).
How to fix
In order to minimize the situation where the camera is struck by lightning, leading to the security camera system being paralyzed, we summarize below the experiences of outdoor camera construction to limit lightning strikes and electrical interference.
Choose an outdoor camera location to avoid lightning strikes
It is recommended to place the camera (and even wiring) to avoid being too close to lightning poles, metal lines running around the house, avoiding main power lines (main power lines from electricity poles to the house are also very easy to be struck by lightning). ).
In addition, avoid near electric poles, water pipes, gutters, metal pillars …
Camera wiring system
Analog cameras are usually wired outdoors with an extra iron cable. In some cases this is the cause of the effects of a lightning strike.
Therefore, if you have financial conditions, you should choose a PoE technology camera (Power over Ethernet – a camera technology that transmits signals and power with a single network cable). PoE technology also enhances the aesthetics of the building and makes it easy to upgrade later. PoE is currently a trending technology today and will thrive in the coming years.
Enhance your building’s lightning protection system
Make sure the lightning protection system for the building is grounded in accordance with technical standards (you can hire specialized units to measure the lightning protection system after 1 period of use).
Lightning protection systems are very important, because not only do they protect the camera system, but they also help protect all of your home’s electrical equipment from being damaged in the event of a lightning strike.
5. Experience in installing outdoor cameras to prevent spider webs and soot and insects
To limit the situation of soot and spider webs around the lens, the experience of installing an outdoor camera after a while, spray insecticide around locations such as:
- Spray insecticide around the power lines and pipes of the outdoor camera (this location often insects, cockroaches, bugs often follow to get to the camera).
- Spray around the metal housing of the camera, and also the base of the camera.
Another secret to preventing insects is to use Vaseline (skin moisturizing wax) to apply around the outdoor camera installation area.
Natural essential oils:
Some of the following essential oil or natural incense blends also help repel insects such as: essential oils from tangerine peel, orange peel, eucalyptus oil, lavender, basil or mint … You can dry tangerine peels in 1-2 sun and place around the camera area to prevent insects.
In addition, another natural way to limit dust or soot, and spider webs clinging to the camera is to regularly clean the outside of the camera, clean the lens, cover, and stand with grass brooms and soft towels. Note that the camera lens part is an easy place to be scratched). Or you can order a camera maintenance service package for regular cleaning and maintenance.
Reputable outdoor camera installation unit
There are many outdoor camera installations on the market today . However, we would like to introduce to you a reputable unit leading in the installation of electricity, light electricity. That is Company P69 . P69 is always appreciated by people for the following reasons:
– Factory scale, using modern equipment. International standard.
– Professional and experienced team of engineers and technicians
– 24/7 free support consultation
– Free shipping and installation
Contact us today for a free consultation and answer at:
Contact information P69 – M&E Contractor
Address: No. 6/165C Xuan Thuy, Cau Giay District, Hanoi
Hotline: 02422121212 – 0965937799