IP Security Camera System Installation Video

IP Security Camera System Installation Video

Lorex offers a dynamic selection of security systems to suit many homeowners needs today we'll look at installing a full six camera IP system into this two-story house the system consists of an envy our model NR 9 0 8 2 4 dome cameras model lne 4 1 7 2 an audio enabled dome camera lnd 4 751 and a domed pan tilt zoom or PTZ camera lnz 4 4 PB all cameras have the cabling supplied we're also using a high quality exterior gray extension cable the first step is to determine where the NVR is to be located here we have chosen an upstairs office this room has an adjoining wall to the attic above a garage using an attic or garage to route your wiring is a great option because it offers easy access to the home plus a secure and weather resistant area we first drill a test hole through the drywall to determine the location for an access hole on the attic wall that will be made later during the installation process we've decided to use a faceplate with a flexible gasket for the wiring mark the area with a template and drill two holes in opposite corners remove the remainder of the drywall to create a properly sized hole for the faceplate will install the faceplate once the installation is complete let's head into the attic above the garage we locate the starter test hole and cut a slightly larger hole to accommodate all the wiring we're all ready to install the cameras we'll start with the front door area the side wall on the porch joins the wall inside the garage so we can drill through the exterior under the porch and into the garage site the location with the camera lne four one seven two to find the correct location and mark a spot to drill now we drill a small starter hole and then expand the hole with a larger bit we now unscrew the outer ring of the camera and extract the base plate which will be screwed into the wall install the mounting plate with four screws attach the cat5e cable to the fish tape with electrical tape and thread the camera cable through the hole place the camera back into the mounting location and tighten the collar until the camera is secure in its approximate correct location remove the protective cover on the lens with a small piece of tape it's ideal to keep the motion detector sensor pointing down in order for the image to be oriented correctly now inside the garage we drill a hole into the garage ceiling where the cat5e cabling will be inserted it's always good in a multi camera setup to color code the cabling on both ends in order to track cameras when plugging into the back of the NVR take the supplied cat 5e cable and insert the larger weatherproof connection end through the hole in the ceiling now you may connect the cat 5e cable to the connector on the camera simply insert the connector and match up both portions of the outer connectors twist and tighten we now have a sealed connection the second ideal spot for a camera is facing the driveway in front yard this provides overlapping coverage with the front door camera roughly place the camera in the desired location and mark the spot where the hole will be drilled drill through the wood cladding with a small pilot hole and then a larger bore drill bit unscrew the outer ring and remove the camera from the base place the base back over the large hole and screw the base onto the siding attach the cat 5e cable to the fish tape with electrical tape and thread the camera cabling through the hole and reattach the outer retaining rings by turning clockwise keep the motion detector sensor pointing down to make sure the video image is oriented correctly we can now drill a hole into the garage ceiling as we did before for the front door camera from inside the Attic simply push the supplied cat5e cable through the hole as before connect the camera cabling to the long cat5e cable using the lauric secure connector system when running the cable in the attic it's important to secure the cable to support structure the third camera to be installed is along the side of the house right near a window we'll run the cabling through the attic and along the soffit in this case the soffits are fully accessible from the attic by removing fiberglass insulation the aluminum soffits can be gently dislodged from the tracks to allow the cabling to run along the edge of the soffit pull a reasonable amount of the cat 5e cable from the attic through the edge of the soffit making sure you have an extra few feet of cable for adjustment purposes gently insert the cable along the edging of the soffit where there's a cavity inside the edge channel slowly move along the soffit until the desired location gently removing the soffit route the cable to the building side of the soffit place the camera in the desired location to determine where a cable access hole needs to be drilled drill a small hole on the edge of the soffit and remove the aluminum this will leave a small hole on the soffit remove the aluminum using some pliers remove a portion of the metal to allow the cable to pass through it's a good idea to place some electrical tape over the cut edge to protect the cabling remove the camera from the base as before to release the mounting base from the camera put the camera along the fascia and Mark the location run the camera cabling through the notch in the base and attach the base with four screws connect the camera cable to the cat 5e cable with the secure connections place the cables in the cavity above the camera and replace the soffit reattach the camera to the mount using the outer rings adjust the angle of the camera ensuring the motion control sensor points towards the ground the fourth camera will be installed above the side door just below an air van this will provide coverage for the side door and window inside the attic there is a long open cavity approximately 25 feet long where the air vent can be accessed we can run the cat 5e cable inside this cavity to reach the metal air vent taking a long painters pole we attach the cat 5e cable to the tip of the pole using electrical tape extending out the pole allows us to reach the end of the cavity we leave the poll in place now we remove the screws that hold the vent in place place the camera roughly in its final position and mark the location in order for the camera cable to be run inside the cavity we need to create a notch in the wood to let the cable pass under the van without being pinched using a dremel tool with a cylindrical abrasive we sand down a notch we can also use a round file to create the notch remove the camera from the base plan screwing the outer ring past before place the bracket against the wood siding making sure to put the cable under one of the notches attach the base with four screws reattach the camera by screwing on the retaining rings adjust the position of the camera by rotating the ball so that the motion detector sensor points down remove the long cat5e cable from the painters pole and connect the camera with the secure connections we'll remove the painters pole once all the wiring is complete place some electrical tape over the camera cabling to secure it in the knotch reattach the vent with the corner screws it is not uncommon that a full system will require cabling to the back of the house this means that the cat5e cable must be routed from the NVR location to the back yard area this may require running the cable through ceiling joists in this case we'll run the cable through the garage wall right beside a water spigot into the basement continuing through the basement joist to the back of the home we use a large bore bit to drill through the garage wall beside the spigot from the basement we push two cat5e cables through the hole we pull enough cable through in order to reach the office NVR location approximately 20 feet the cable must be protected from potential damage so we are using 3/4 inch PVC conduit run the cat5e cables through the conduit and remove any slack in the cabling to ensure the conduit fits snugly against the garage wall notch the end of the conduit in order for it to fit over the cable entering the garage from the basement we attach the conduit to the garage wall with conduit strapping we drill a hole on the ceiling where the cabling will be sent into the Attic and into the office gently push the cabling into the attic in many cases basements have finished ceilings so running the cables means creating access ports to fish the wire through the ceiling cavities this basement bedroom is directly beside the outdoor location for the backyard camera there is already an access port for a water shut-off but we need to add another port on the other side of the room in order to make fishing the cable much easier these access ports are readily available from your local Home Improvement Center you use the supplied template for the access plate mark the edges with the utility knife we drill four corner holes and with a drywall saw we cut out the square port we push aside the fiberglass insulation using a fish tape we navigate the metal tape to the utility room where the cat5e cables have been routed to the garage attach the cat 5e cable to the fish tape with electrical tape and pull the cable through to the newly created access port pull enough cable through in order to reach the outside location approximately 35 feet disconnect the cable from the fish tape and run the fish tape from the other access port to reach the newly created port attach the cable to the fish tape with electrical tape and pull the cable through to the other port since we're installing two cameras in the back we taped the second cable already routed from the utility room to the first cat 5e cable and continued to pull it through to the original access port near the window once the second cable is through to the new access port we continue to pull both cables to the other access port now both cables are going to be routed to the outside beside the backyard water spigot we've marked off a location to drill to the inside cavity where the two cat5e cables have been routed to drill into the wood siding and into the interior basement ceiling we're using a junction box design for exterior use and need to drill a hole into the corner of the box lining up the box hole and the wall hole we attach the junction box to the wood siding with four screws once the box is attached we push the fish tape through the box and into the inside of the basement ceiling cavity using electrical tape we fasten the first cable which is also taped to the second cable to the end of the fish tape pull the cable to the exterior leaving enough cable to reach the camera location up near the soffit the second cable will stop at the junction box and will eventually feed an exterior grate Ethernet cable for the deck camera this location is being serviced with a different camera lnd for 751 which is an audio enabled camera with a built-in microphone this camera comes with a unique high quality mounting hood which houses all the cabling the camera has to be attached to this mounting hood prior to wall mounting remove the wall mount plate by loosening the hex bolt on the bottom of the mount remove the camera cover using the provided Torx wrench now thread the camera cable into the mounting cavity secure the camera with the provided hex bolts and the hex wrench roughly position the camera by rotating the ball head then reattach the camera cover with the two Torx screws now the camera can be installed in order to send the cable up to the camera location we again use a PVC conduit we route the back yard camera cat5e cable down through the bottom of the junction box and under the siding over to the PVC conduit we've notched the top of the conduit to allow the cable to enter the mounting hood we've also drilled two holes one smaller and one bigger to allow screwing the conduit to the siding these holes will be filled later with plugs or gray cocking we roughly place the conduit in the corner in order to help locate the mounting plate location attach the mounting plate with a minimum of two screws attach the conduit to the house siding with three screws run the fish tape through the conduit attach the cat by D cable to the fish tape and pull it through to the top of the conduit Lorex makes a secure connection weatherproof kit that can be attached to the raw cable slide the outer cover onto the cable end and then screw the larger cover onto the first connector installed place the supplied silicon gasket onto the cable by separating the gasket at the slip and place it over the cable push the gasket into the connector place a silicon oring onto the camera connector connect both ends of the cabling and tighten the secure housing cover the Ethernet connection is now fully weather sealed now gently place the excess cabling into the camera mount cavity hinge the camera onto the wall mount plate and tighten the hex bolt at the bottom the final camera is to be installed above the side deck and is being connected by a special outdoor cat6 extension cabling CBL 100 c6.r Xu available from the lorax website inside the backyard junction box we use a readily available Ethernet coupler we thread the exterior grade cable through the bottom of the junction box and connect the cables using the coupler it's best to use electrical tape to fully protect this coupler even though the junction box is fully weather tight we run the outdoor cabling under the siding and under the deck to the desired location at the corner of the deck it's best to staple the cabling to the wood under structure of the deck a hole must be drilled in the decking and another hole from below to allow the cable to be threaded up to the camera location thread the cable from below and pull out enough to reach the camera wrap the excess cable in a loop and secure it under the deck in this location we're also using PVC conduit to reach the final location notch the top of the conduit to allow the cable to exit the conduit and fit into the mounting bracket this location is best suited for a pan tilt zoom camera will be able to pan all the way from the patio doors to the backyard deck the lnz for for Pb uses the same mounting system as the backyard camera the camera cover must be removed with the supplied Torx wrench attach the camera body to the mount with Allen bolts making sure to line up the cable in the mounting notch reattach the dome cover and remove the mounting plate as we did before now the camera is ready to install using a tape measure locate the position of the mounting plate use at least two screws to secure the plate to the siding once the conduit is cut to length thread the cable through the conduit place the conduit in place and gently install three screws to secure the conduit to the siding connect the camera Ethernet to the ethernet extension cable and wrap the connector with electrical tape to add further protection from the elements remove the silicon plug on the side of the mount to accommodate the cabling we gently place the cable into the mount cavity and tilt the camera mount onto the wall mount secure the camera to the wall mount with the hex bolt on the bottom remove the protective plastic from the camera dome now all cameras are fully installed but still need to be connected to the NVR back in the attic insert all of the cables through the wall access hole we fabricated a protective metal plate with a slot to accommodate the cables and fully close off the hole in the attic wall insert the ethernet cables into the NVR attach the VGA cable and power connector once the NV are fully boots we can see the cameras deliver sharp images both day and night the PTZ camera can pan from the patio doors to the backyard area installing a Lorex IP camera system can be a challenging process but with a bit of planning and modest effort the system can yield tremendous results superb imaging and convenience for many years to come

28 thoughts on “IP Security Camera System Installation Video

  1. The camera hooks straight up to the monitor? I need it to go through the computer, what do I hook up then?

  2. As a heads up, at 0:35 there is the incorrect model number. Shows one thing but says another. Besides that, a well done video. ( And again at 18:50 )

  3. Congratulations Lorex!
    This video alone has supported other security systems in their ease of setup and use!!
    You can’t even make the names easy to remember!

  4. Also the video was excellent. I saw a lot of neat tricks. One was the way to secure the PVC without using bands and the notching. Professional

  5. I see a audio connection on every camera. I do not see the cable for the microphone hook up. Can you explain this to me? How does the microphone get hooked up?

  6. Before drilling and cutting always check for electrical cables, internet cables, security service cables,
    water pipes, vent pipes, etc. etc. etc!

  7. You drill in the garage then through the ceiling. Why is the cable exposed shity like that rather than being professionally put within the wall? Also how is thin electrical tape going to protect the cable from sharp edges? Cables probably stronger than tape for sure. Grommet strip or a sleeve not more professional? Notch the conduit? Not use a proper end box and then box lid? Gonna make a how do least be professional than half ass.

  8. very helpful..if you install security camera better do it in one way, the right one, making wallfish, no drilling through wall and ceiling, this is unsafety

  9. i was hoping after watching this video it was made well over a year ago… unfortunetely i was dissapointed to see the date of Nov. 24 2018… i hope this video didnt cost you a penny to produce and was just provided to you by a Very new Do it Yourselfer; who appears to put in the quite the effort (he even used conduit!) such a shame that in this world we all live in they dont make them angle joining pieces to connect and or finish off the ends of that mighty fine conduit… A for Effort buddy!

  10. Nice video thank you…! Can you please do a video on IP configuration static IP settings, if you can thanks…..!!

  11. So you’re telling your customers to drill THROUGH The conduit? I thought you guys were supposed to be professional

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