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Once you have come to a decision that you need to install security cameras, there are a few more things that you will need to do.  You can purchase these devices from both retail and home improvement stores.

One of the most important factors is to consider is the location prior to installation.  Before you make any quick decisions, it may be a good idea to draft a sketch or blueprint of your home or business as to where you want the security cameras to go.  With some cameras, an additional light source may be needed.  If there is no possible light source, you may want to consider installing a flood light.

Once lighting considerations are addressed, you will need to determine all of your camera needs.  Wireless cameras are most popular for this situation.  Although some people still prefer wired cameras, wireless ones are a lot more convenient.  If you decide to go the wireless route, you’ll need to make sure that there is nothing to block the transmitting element.

Once you’ve done that, it’s time to get the cameras mounted.  This is a very important step because the brackets that you will install to mount these cameras will determine your view on the target location and the surrounding areas.  When mounting, you may want to use a pencil to mark where you want the brackets to go so that you won’t have to do this again.  You should use a power drill to make these holes.

Now that the hard part is complete, you are now free to place and test the cameras.  Before you decide to make any adjustments, fix the camera’s vision so that you are able to get a clear view of the footage.  Once you have obtained a view that you are satisfied with, you can tighten all of the bolts.

A few additional supplies that you may want to invest in is video cable.  Video cable can become quite expensive, but it will always provide you with the best quality picture.

Once you have completed all of these steps, you will have your camera system up and running in no time.  You will be able to watch who is coming and going or potential intruders on recorded footage.  You will also have piece of mind knowing that your home or business is safe and secure.

The warranty that you select is also very important.  If something should go wrong that is not your fault, you can always take the equipment back and get a refund or exchange the device for functional equipment from the manufacturer.