Do you want to know how to handle the wires and cables of your security cameras? Here’s a quick step-by-step guide to help you ensure that indoor and outdoor cameras are installed with the proper wiring.
How To Run Cables For Security Cameras
- Before working on the cabling, design what you want your surveillance hub to look like. This spot is where you’ll have to place your NVR or DVR for monitoring camera footage. Once you find the site, you’ll know how to route the wires and escape a possible disaster.
- When installing the wires, make sure there’s no power running yet, so you can avoid damaging your device.
- Using an electric drill, make a hole in the spot where your outlet will be. The size of the hole must be larger than the size of the cables you will run inside.
- If you can, label each of your wires so you can stay organized throughout the process.
- Go to the place where you will install the camera and drill holes at the top and bottom.
- Using fish tape, attach the wires you will use.
- Protect the cables with a wire protection cover or conduit.
- Test that everything is running smoothly by turning your cameras on.
Tips When Running Security Camera Wires
- Paint the wires so they blend into where you place them and won’t catch too much attention. You can staple the cables, and they won’t catch too much attention.
- Run the cables of your camera behind a baseboard in your room.
- Use a plastic tube to conceal security camera wires and protect them from dust.
Having solid cable management can help you ensure that your security cameras will work properly. If you want more guidance in mounting your cameras the right way, check out this guide to installing a security camera system in your home at Security Forward.