Home Security Camera System Surveillance Setup: How to Best DIY IP Installation Placement HD CCTV 16


To Learn How to Setup your own Home Security
System you first have to establish your main goals. In my opinion the main goal should
be to GET THE LICENSE PLATE number of any intruder with a time stamp, and have it upload
to a cloud, without a monthly bill for monitoring. In my opinion facial recognition is only second
to getting the license plate. When my home was robbed the female thief wore a hat to
avoid facial recognition. So getting a license plate number is my main goal. Since there are 100’s of factors into selecting
a home security camera system I will only go over why I selected what I selected. Let’s Start with Placement The Best place I found to get a license plate
number of a car in my driveway or in the street was right around where my driveway porch light
was. This only works with a strong security camera. Therefore I had to find a camera and
a porch light that I fit to each other that looked discrete and not too ghetto. I will
link to the Porch light and the camera I bought in the description below. Surveillance Camera Setup Selection The biggest factors in selecting an outdoor
camera is that it is strong enough to pick up the license number. Once again I can’t
stress that enough. I chose a camera that is varifocal in other words it doesn’t have
a fixed size or zoom. This is because you’ll have to adjust the lens size so it is close
enough to pick up detailed license plate number yet zoomed out enough to pick up the entire
landscape or enough landscape. Note: Zooming in on a computer is blurry and doesnt gain
more detail. Alone, it will not pick up the license like they do in the movies. You need
a manual Zoom on the IP Camera. The Second biggest factor is the Megapixels of the camera.
This is also important but not as important as the lens size. The higher this number of
megapixels the less you have to be zoomed in to read a license plate number and still
get a lot of the landscape. Other important features I like are IP camera’s,
which mean they plug directly into your computers network. This isn’t too complicated to do
these days and it enables me store all the video on a cloud instead of a dvr, or a hard
drive, or an NVR, which can easily be stolen by an intruder. If you cant run ethernet wires another important
feature will be a wireless camera. But be aware that wireless cameras are very glitchy,
and bog down your wifi, and are way more expensive. So if you can running ethernet cables is better
than having a wireless camera. Lastly make sure it is an outdoor camera if
you don’t want it to die the first time it rains. That’s why I chose the camera I have linked
to in the icon in this video and in the description below. And It is the most affordable one of
its kind as well. You will also need to purchase this cheap
power adapter for this camera to work. Camera Installation. To connect the camera to the light I drilled
holes in the porch light frame and connected the light and camera with zip ties. Then I
ran the wires through the back of the light. Because I cut an insert in the top of the
light for the camera wires. Then drilled a hole in the wall and ran the wires to my ethernet
so I can control the camera through my computer network. Software Selection. I will link to my ideal software selection
in the description below. This software is great for 6 reasons. First. It works with
most IP Cameras and you can always add new cameras that suit your needs. Two, it records
with motion detection and does it really well. Three, they make set up straitforward which
is could be complicated. Four, It includes a times stamp that makes it useable in a court
of law. Five, very importantly it stores “immediately” to cloud if you uncheck this box here. Six,
it has a great phone app so you can view your cameras anywhere you get internet. It is a one time purchase for the Desktop
and another for the Phone app. If you buy it from my link I listed below they will email
the activation code and you can wait for the product in the mail or you can download the
program right away as well. Storage: Cloud storage is the best way in my opinion
because all footage cannot be physically stolen like I said before from external hard drives
and computers. You can see here it takes about a minute for my software to pick up the footage
and store it to my cloud with a check. So should a thief steal my computer or camera
I still have the information stored on my cloud drive. If it didn’t like most other
systems the whole system would be worth nothing. Any free cloud drive app should work just
fine. I like Amazon because it has unlimited storage with a cheap yearly fee. Its worth
it since I back up all my devices to the cloud including camera footage. However Amazon does
not upload immediately on its own. To do this you will have to download O-drive which is
a free auto upload application for amazon cloud. Set the storage folders within the
software to the new o drive folder and o-drive will remain as the free version. I will link
to Amazon Cloud, and O-drive in the description below but I might change them in the future
if better products come out. Logging in to your Router For some this all may be a little daunting.
I promise it isn’t. I had no idea what I was doing when I started. The hardest part for
people that aren’t techy will probably be logging in to your router. You can log in to your router by obtaining
its default ip address, username, and password in the information that came with it or by
google searching its defaults if you haven’t changed them. Note: This is different than
your wifi password. Now what you do is plug the IP address in to your browser. Next give
the Username and password. From ther you just need to find the IP addresses of your connected
devices. This is where your ip camera’s will show up when they are connected. It might
also be helpful to know where your ports are if you plan to view your cameras on a handheld
devices as well. Making It All Come Together. Your house has a main IP address. Your router,
each computer, each device, and each camera all have different IP addresses and passwords
within and below that home IP address. Write each down and the rest of the process will
be fairly straightforward. Also note that the router has different ports. Ports are
where your IP addresses exchange information. Write your ports down as well. Sometimes you
need to assign the ports called Port Forwarding. You can assign a port for the the software
to be shared on your devices in your router’s port forwarding section. Finally you take
all the IP addresses, passwords, and ports and plug them in to the software and the phone
app and everything becomes alive & you’re connected and you are in control of your cameras. If this seems like a lot, remember: most people
have useless security systems and cameras like I did. In my opinion you are going to
have one that actually works and you won’t pay their high monthly fee’s. Learn from my
mistakes. You might have a few challenges but all the information is out there to help
you get through it. I have a link to a list of all products you will need for this projectt
in the icons in this video & in the description. I’m also here if you need help so leave those
comments in the section below. Think of the savings, catching thieves, and an added sense
of security in your life. Now like and Subscribe!

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