05 Nov 5 Common Mistakes When Installing Wireless Security Camera System
You think that installing a wireless security camera is easy?
Well the truth is, you can mess it up! Big time!
With so many affordable options out in the market for security cameras , there’s really no valid excuse not have a security system installed your house. And because of new wireless security camera system, you don’t need any long wires to run or monthly fees.
Now it may seem like easy-to-install a wireless security camera, but it doesn’t mean you should do it yourself. Despite the plug-and-play nature of today’s security cameras, there are still number of mistakes you could make during the installation process. Therefore, let’s take a look and understand the most common mistakes you can make while installing a wireless camera.
Not Enough Cameras: Wireless cameras are budget-friendly enough to get more than one. And the new PTZ (pan/tilt/zoom) security camera do provide a wide view, but it’s not enough as it won’t cover the lower level. Also, each time you zoom out to get the lower level view, the image may get pixelated bit.
So instead of monitoring all views from a single camera, it is highly recommended to have enough cameras to scope out all areas of your house. Additionally, keep in mind that because you’re choosing this type, you will be the one monitoring them. All in all, you shouldn’t rely on one zoomed out camera to capture accurate peek.
Poor Positioning: Similar to capturing photos, ensure that your wireless camera is pointed at a proper angle to capture the best images. Remember, never point a camera to ground. Give obstructions a thought and be sure that it won’t be exposed to too much light. And lastly, make sure that you setup your wireless cameras in a place that has a reliable WiFi signal.
Carissa Blegen, Product Manager at D-Link says “many customers make mistake of setting up the camera in a location that lack a strong WiFi signal that results into connection issues and choppy video streams”.
No, It’s Not Entirely Wireless: In wireless security cameras, you don’t need them to connect with an ethernet port. But yes, you’ll need power. Most of the wireless cameras operate on batteries. And needless to say to you do have to recharge their batteries.
So if you’ve place the camera at high or you’re just too lazy or you don’t often get much time, you should probably look for a permanent fixture. The wireless cameras can connect with your WiFi router, but they do require to be plugged in. so you need to ensure that the cameras are close to an electric outlet.
Forgetting Password: We understand that each individual has too many passwords to remember. But, you have to remember two more passwords while installing a wireless camera security system.
Carrisa Blegen says “before a WiFi camera setup, customer needs to make sure that the network they are connecting have a secured encryption protocol with SSID/password”. And “for the extra security, opt for a wireless camera that demands the customer to enter the camera’s specific password while setting them up”.
All wireless cameras come with a default passwords. But keep in mind to customize all your device passwords. And make you password something complex, hard to guess, that include variety of numbers, special letters.
No Remote Access: Not all wireless cameras come with a remote access. So when installing a wireless camera yourself, make sure to have the option to view them remotely. Meaning, while shopping for the wireless security system, buy the one that includes the remote access. One more thing, figure out how you’re going to access the camera. Does it support it on smartphones, tablets, etc.. some camera works with iOS devices while some operate with Android and there are also the ones that work with both. Make sure you buying the third option.
Conclusion: Keep in mind these common mistakes and you’ll be able to setup your security system much more effectively. And just like the “Don’t put all eggs in one basket” saying, you should give a considerable thought to security systems to better protect your house.