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Security Camera Installation Checklist

Security Camera Installation Checklist

security camera installation checklistInstallers, integrators and solution providers need a comprehensive checklist when performing a site walk for a security camera solution. Below, you will find a checklist made to help keep a site survey more structured and organized. If you would like to download the PDF version of this checklist, you can download it here: Security Camera Installation Checklist

Security Camera Installation Checklist

Customer Info

Company:	________________________
Name:		________________________
Address:	________________________
Phone #:	________________________
Email:		________________________

Camera Info

# of Indoor Cameras:		________________________
# of Outdoor Cameras:		________________________
# of Stories (Building):	________________________

Remote Viewing:			□ Yes  □ No
Type of Cable Needed:		□ Network  □ Coax
Conduit Required:		□ Yes  □ No
Existing CCTV Cabling?:		□ Yes  □ No


Composition of Building:

[ ] Brick
[ ] Stone
[ ] Wood
[ ] Concrete
[ ] Metal
[ ] Combination
[ ] Other ___________________

Man Lift Needed:

□ Yes □ No


Type of Ceiling:

[ ] Drop Ceiling
[ ] Open Ceiling
[ ] Sheetrock Ceiling
[ ] Other _______________

Height of Interior Ceilings:

[ ] 1-12 feet
[ ] 13-19 feet
[ ] 20-29 feet
[ ] 30+ feet


Cable Lengths:

Average Cable Length:	___________ feet
Longest Cable Length:	___________ feet

Length of Installation:

# of Days:		___________

Job Info

Installer: 	___________________
Job #:		___________________
Date Walked: 	___________________

Security Camera Mounting Tips

Security Camera Mounting Tips

security camera mounting tipsWhen investing in a security camera solution, there are many questions that can come up. One that I hear most often is, “Where should I put my cameras to get the best coverage?” Below, I will uncover some camera mounting tips that will save you time, money and headaches.

  • Entrance/Exit Areas – This is how people get in to your home or business and, more importantly, this is how they leave your home or business. Mounting a camera above an entrance/exit area that will give you a good clear visual on who is coming and going is highly recommended.
  • Areas of Importance – If you have a room or area that has valuables or is of high importance, it is highly recommended to put a camera viewing the area of importance.
  • High Traffic Areas – It is recommended to put a camera (or cameras) up in high traffic areas or areas that will have multiple people. This could include a lobby, sales floor, shipping/receiving dock, etc.
  • Parking Lot/Driveway – There is a lot that can happen in a parking lot (for a business) or a driveway (for a home). It is recommended to have cameras viewing these areas. If your budget allows, you might also consider putting up LPR (License Plate Recognition) cameras at the entrance/exit area of your parking lot to capture license plates of people who are coming onto and leaving your property. Technology is available now that will allow you to trigger an alert or set off an alarm if a license plate comes onto the property that you banned. This could be a shoplifter, ex-employee, etc.

BONUS: Megapixel IP cameras provide a higher resolution and more clarity than analog cameras. In many cases, you can use one megapixel IP camera in place of multiple analog cameras.

Mounting cameras correctly to get the right view of your home or business is critical to getting the desired footage, if something were to happen.

Did I miss a mounting tip? Please write a comment below and share your camera mounting tips.