Amcrest Security Camera System (Part 3) – NVR Placement & Camera Layout Considerations

Amcrest Security Camera System (Part 3) – NVR Placement & Camera Layout Considerations


this video is the third in a series of
six videos this series will give you all the necessary information to install a
good and reliable camera system while helping to remove any uncertainty
associated with purchasing the proper hardware simply put the goal of this
series is to help you determine the appropriate system hardware and
components to ensure proper protection of your most valued assets in this video
I intend to talk about the elements that you’ll want to consider when planning
the layout of your surveillance system that’s up next in this segment of buds
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hints tips and how-to videos if you missed the previous segments of
this series allow me to encourage you to take the opportunity to review them
particularly I suggest that you watch the previous video in which I compared
in contrast p OE or power over ethernet cameras to Wi-Fi cameras and suggest the
best camera type for monitoring the exterior parameter of your home that
said let’s talk about the need to carefully plan and layout your system
before purchasing your equipment planning your surveillance system layout
will eliminate many of the errors and pitfalls that will occur if you just
jump ahead and purchase your hardware you must give focused consideration of
where you will place your cameras and your network video recorder let’s begin
with camera placement your camera mounting points will ultimately
influence the placement of your network video recorder this is due to the fact
that the NBR should be placed in the approximate center of your cameras so
that cable runs are somewhat equal distances so what are the biggest
factors that influence your choice of the mounting points for your cameras
first and foremost you want to determine if you will be able to easily access
these mounting points if you are able to run your cables to an attic you
typically can gain easier access to your home’s eaves which can simplify your
cable runs also while considering your wire runs you’ll need to think about
ways to conceal your network cabling as much as possible you can do this by
running cable in your eaves within soffit under sighting corner caps and
also under siding panels this assumes of course that your home is constructed
with vinyl. In addition to having the ability to access mounting points you
must also consider whether the intended location gives you acceptable viewing
coverage of the areas that you need to monitor. You most certainly want to
ensure that you have high visibility of your front and back doors your driveway
and any windows that are not viewable by neighbors or by someone passing by on
the Main Street according to the article burglar
resistant homes written by Nick Gromyko and Kenton Shepard 34% of burglars enter
through the front door 23% enter through the first-floor
window 22% enter through the back door and 9%
enter through the garage, therefore these access points will need special
consideration when planning the layout of your monitoring areas the most effective way to determine thissurveillance layout of your property is
to make a rough layout of your home be sure to include roads and nearby
residences on your sketch to help identify areas of vulnerability the monitoring of front and rear doors is vital as statistically these are the
access points for the majority of most forced entries another factor to
consider when laying out your cameras is what I call redundancy of video coverage
this is basically having cameras in the viewing scope of other cameras so that
your equipment cannot be accessed or tampered with without the Vandals
actions being recorded one way to achieve this is by a tempting to conceal
your live cameras while mounting a dummy camera in plain view the sight of any
exterior cameras should be ample to persuade the potential vandal to move on
to another home however if the Vandal determines to damage your dummy camera
the act will be recorded while the cost of the camera loss will be minimal the
final thing that you’ll want to do whilst on your outdoor cameras is to
choose mounting points that will place your equipment and a height of 10 feet
or more above the ground level this way a potential vandal will need to take
additional time and effort to attempt to damage or disable your cameras so you
may be asking yourself how many cameras will you need to purchase your layout
plan will help you answer this question your camera count will vary based on the
size and layout of your home and the number of access or entry points the
amcrest video network recorder that I use accommodates up to 8 cameras which
should be ample for most home surveillance applications I have
included the NVR model number for your convenience in my list of components
which is included in the description below this video now let’s take the
opportunity to address the placement of the NVR or the network video recorder as
mentioned previously you should attempt to place the NBR in the center of your
intended camera mounting points to try to ensure a fairly equal network table
distance to each camera preferably the recorder should be placed in an area
where it can be concealed and perhaps even secured concealment is important
because any savvy intruder will likely attempt to remove or destroy the NVR to
eliminate any evidence of his or her intrusion finally you must also consider
the number of barriers that you must drill through to run your network cable
to your cameras any location that permits you to minimize the drilling of
walls and ceilings to run cables is preferable in my case I needed to remove
a section of the wall in my garage to run Ethernet network cable to my attic
once I had the cables in my attic it was much easier to run cables to my camera
mounting points as a side note when I did my initial installation I was
installing only four cameras however I had the foresight to run a fifth cable
just in the event that I wanted to install an additional camera at some
point in time that decision turned out to be good because recently I decided to
install a fifth camera on the ceiling of my garage interior I would therefore
recommend that you pull additional wire when you’re making your wire runs just
in case you may want to install additional cameras at some point in the
future the final consideration for the placement of your NVR is whether or not
your intended location is near a power outlet it’s great to place your NVR in a
false wall a locking cabinet or a closet but your concealed location must have a
power source or otherwise it’s not going to work for you I trust the information
presented in this video has gotten you a little more comfortable with installing
your own surveillance system if you are considering the installation of a
security camera system I am certain that you will eventually come to the same
conclusion than I did the relatively low cost and minimal effort needed to
install a good and reliable camera system is not only a good idea it’s a
very wise investment the peace of mind I have gained after installing my amcrest
system is invaluable to me if you are considering the possible purchase of a
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1 Reply to “Amcrest Security Camera System (Part 3) – NVR Placement & Camera Layout Considerations”

  1. I highly recommend this Amcrest NV4108E-HS Network Video Recorder (NVR). It is reasonably priced, easy to use and the app for remote monitoring works well. More information, cost and product reviews can be sourced at: https://amzn.to/2BmY39E

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