March 12, 2020

Install Home Security Camera System


Draw a diagram for your surveillance needs-

It is expensive as well as inefficient to keep an eye on each and every square inch of your house; therefore, you have to prioritize the areas that you need to monitor the most. Our Geek Squad Tech Support suggests you to make a rough diagram or draft of your house or get the blueprints printed out and decide where you would want to keep cameras.

You may want cameras for:

·         Front as well as back doors.

·         Off Street Windows

·         Big common spaces (living room, kitchen, etc.)

·         Porches

·         Driveways

·         Stairways

Purchase the right package that suit your needs-

At a minimum, your home-camera system should have 1 to 3 cameras, a DVR (abbreviated as digital video recorder), suitable wiring (BNC and siamese cables), plus power cords.

Basic Home Security: Get you a package having 2 or 3 outdoor cameras (to observe doors), and a DVR having at least three days of record time.

Monitoring Valuables or Young Children: 1 to3 indoor plus wireless cameras can easily cover a small room and effectively stream the videotape to your computer.

Know more about the same by contacting Geek Squad Tech Support at our toll-free number.


Choose a high and broad-angle for your camera-

The best angle for any room is generally watching down from the corner in which the ceiling intersects the walls. Make sure that you can see all entries as well as exits clearly, and the camera is close to a power outlet.

If you're mounting the camera outside, then keep it above 10 ft. With the purpose that it can't be knocked down easily. If during the process, you face any problem or your camera doesn't support being mounted, call us to get the prompt Geek Squad Tech Support.

Mount your camera to the wall-

“Some of the cameras come with adhesive pads to stick your camera to the wall, yet attaching your camera in with the help of screws is the safest method to mount the cameras for long term”, according to Geek Squad Tech Support.

·         Keep the mount into its desired location.

·         With the help of a sharpie, draw marks on the wall on which each screw has to go.

·         Drill one hole for every screw with an electric drill

·         Hammer in any of the molding pins.

·         Screw the mount into the wall.

·         Position the camera according to your preferred angle.

Attach your camera to a power source-

Almost every camera comes with a power adapter, which plugs into a usual wall socket. Plug the round, small end into the power supply input on the backside of the camera and then plug the different end into the outlet.

In case your power adapter is broken or missing, contact your manufacturer or just reach your reliable Geek Squad Tech Support.

Connect a wired camera with your DVR-

The surveillance equipment gets connected with a BNC abbreviated as Bayonet Neill – Concelmanconnection. The BNC cables are very simple in usage; they are similar on both of the sides and you just plug them into the correct port, turning on a small nut at the end to make it stay in place. Plug one of the end of it into the "Output” of your camera and the other one into any of the "Input" ports of DVR. For more information about it, contact our experts at Geek Squad Tech Support.

Join the wireless cameras to your computer-

Wireless cameras come with one software disc, which you have to install for viewing your feeds. Follow these on-screen instructions to get access to your cameras.

Some of the cameras possess a small receiver, which connects to your PC via a USB port. Make sure that this should be properly attached. If still, you're getting any problem, call us and get our best Geek Squad Tech Support.

·         Write down the IP address of your computer(example, provided that this number can get typed into any of the web browsers to monitor your camera remotely.

Attach the monitor to the DVR-

Using your desired connection, connect one end to the "Output" port of DVR and the other end to the “Input” of monitor.

You can link as many cameras as inputs of your DVR. It will record automatically every camera that you install. If it doesn't, get sorted by calling Geek Squad Tech Support.

·         Note the input that you plug into. This is the input that you require to select to view your cameras.

Troubleshoot any connection issues-

Check that the DVR, cameras and monitor are all connected to a power supply and switched on. Make sure that your cables are attached securely and you have chosen the correct inputs for your monitor and DVR. Some of the monitors will display each camera at one time, and the others possess "input" buttons which allow switching between the cameras.

If you have any issues during the process, or you face any problem, call us at the toll-free number of Geek Squad Support and get quick resolutions with us.