In the past few years, video technology has risen to previously unimaginable heights. In this ‘Cell phone Age,’ not many things can escape the electronic sight of a camera. From immortalizing special memories and key moments to recording just for the fun of it, the taking of pictures and capturing of videos are indispensable tools in the modern age.
On the subject of installing home security, this is no exception—in fact; most of the gadgets used by home owners today for protecting their families from break-ins have been remade to incorporate solar energy. That means getting rid of the hassle of having to constantly replace batteries in favor of the sun’s energy. This of course means that it would need plenty of sunlight to work effectively, but it is definitely worth it as it saves you all the other extra effort with replacing batteries.
This article hopes to aid you in the process of installing a solar powered wireless security camera with as little hassle as possible. Make sure that you have already purchased the aforementioned security camera before trying to follow these steps.
- Find the right location. The first thing you need to do is to find a suitable place for the security camera to stay in, keeping in mind that the solar panel would require at least a couple hours in direct sunlight to charge. You also need to factor in its position around your home. This is a tricky process, so take your time, and continue with the next step when you have mapped out a good spot.
- Set up the receiving unit. Because it is wireless, you need to set up the camera’s receiving unit. Refer to the manufacturer’s manual for information, such as the ideal range with which you should place it on. Many conditions can affect its wireless ratings so again, this is a delicate step.
- Mount the camera. The next step is to mount the wireless security camera. To ensure that you install it right, refer again to the manufacturer’s manual, and if you need to do some drilling, be very careful so as not to hit any wiring, which may be installed in your wall. Of course, being cautious that you do not hurt yourself goes without saying. Follow the mounting instructions to the letter, and you should be able to have it running in no time. You should also take the time to see if it catches the images clearly, as well as how well it works with moving objects.
- Record your data. Lastly, once you have mounted and made the proper adjustments to your security camera, you should connect it to a digital recording device so that you can store and save data that the camera will capture. These cameras typically support the use of the Internet, making it far easier for you to manage the data or even move the camera’s position through the use of online features.
If you managed to follow the guide through all of the steps, then you
have successfully installed a solar powered wireless security camera,
thus improving the security of your home. Congratulations and good luck,
as now that you have installed one you are probably considering
installing other cameras around your home.