4 Most Difficult Camera Installs (Statistics)

Author: Sean Patton, Published on Jul 12, 2018

Heavy housings, cumbersome brackets, heavy ladders required, and tricky field of view requirements will cause difficulties no matter the camera manufacturer, because of the install location or complexity of the camera technology.

This continues IPVM series including Top Features for Easy Install and Worst Features for Camera Install.

In this note we review the top 4 most difficult type of camera installs from 140 integrator responses:

  • PTZ Cameras
  • High / Exterior Mounted Cameras
  • Multi-Imager Cameras
  • License Plate Recognition Cameras

***** ********, ********** ********, ***** ******* ********, *** ****** ***** of **** ************ **** ***** ************ ** ****** *** ****** manufacturer, ******* ** *** ******* ******** ** ********** ** *** camera **********.

**** ********* **** ****** ************ ******** *** **** *************** ******** *** ****** *******.

** **** **** ** ****** *** *** * **** ********* type ** ****** ******** **** *** ********** *********:

  • *** *******
  • **** / ******** ******* *******
  • *****-****** *******
  • ******* ***** *********** *******

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PTZ *******

*** **** ****** ********* ********* **** *** ******* ** *** most ********* ******* ** *******. **** *********** ***** **** *** cameras *** ****** *** ******* (**** * ******* **** ******), while **** ****** *****-**** ****** ** *** ******* ****** **** this **** ** *******:

  • "* *** ******. **** *** ******* *** ******* ******** ***** depending ** *** ******** *******."
  • "***. *** ** ****** *** ****** ** ********** "
  • "**** ***** ** ******* ***** *** *******"
  • "********* *****, ***** *, ***. * *** ******* ******* **** are ** *****."
  • "***** **** **** *** ** *** ****"
  • "**** ******** **** ********* ***** *** ******"
  • "*** ******** **** *** *** ********* ** *** **** ********* depending ** *** *******"
  • "******** ******* ***-****-**** ******* *** ** *** ****** *** ****** of ***** ******* ************ ****** *****"
  • "******* ***/**** ******* ** *** ****** - *** **** ******* on * ****** ********** * *-*-*, **** **** ******* ** 20 *******"
  • "**** ******* ***'*. ********* ** *** ******** * **** *** be ****** *** ****** * ****** **********. **** *** *** heaviest ** ******* *** *** ******* ** **** ** ***** areas."
  • "*** * ***** *****. *******, **** ****** ********* *** ******* remote **** ********* ** ****"
  • "***, *****, *****."
  • "*** ** * ***** *********. ******** ***** ** ** **** robust, ******** ****** ** ********* *** ** * ****, *****,
  • "***** *** *******"
  • "******** ***"
  • "**** *** *** **** ********* ** *** ****** ***** ** be * ****** ***** *********"
  • "***. ******, ******** ******, ******* *********."
  • "***; ** ******** *** **** ****** ** **** "
  • "**** ******* *** *******"

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**** ***/** ******** ******* *******

*** **** ****** ********* **** ************* ********* **** **** ****** (roofs, **** ********, **** ******) *** **** ******** *******. *********** cited ************ ****** ******** ***** *** ******* ******** ***********, **** ladders ** *****, *** ******** **** **** ********:

  • "**** ******. ********* *** **** *****, ******* *******, ******, ***."
  • "******** ***** ** ****. **** ***********."
  • "******** ***/** **********. ********* ******* ** ****** **** *******"
  • "******** ******* *** ********* *** **** ********* ** ******* **** the ********* **** ** ********, ********, ******, ******** *** ********** weatherproofing *** ******* ** ****** *********."
  • "********, ***** ******* ***** *****, **** *** ********, ***** ** parking ****."
  • "******* ******* *******. **** ***** ***** ******* **** ******* ** order ** ******* *********** ** ****** ******** *****. **** ******* tie ****, *** ****** *** ******* *** ***** *** ***** and ****** ****** ******* ** ***** *** *****."
  • "********* *** **** ************, ** ***** **** ******. ***** ******* special ******, ******* ******** ***** ** **** ******. **** ******* in * *********, ****** **** ******* *****."
  • "******** *** ** ** ********* ******, *** **** ** **** a ******* ****** ** ***** *** ***** *** **** ***'* want ** **** ** **** ******** **** **-** ****."
  • "**** ******* ** ******** ******** *** ******. ******** ******* ******** material, ********** ******* ****, ***."
  • "******* *******, ** *** ********"
  • "*** *******, ****** ******* **** *** ******* *******, **** ** on *** ******** *** ******* *** *** ** * **** to *******."
  • "****-***** *******"
  • "***** ******** *****, ** ********* **** ********* ******* *********."
  • "******* **** **** *** *** ***** ***"
  • "******** ******* ******** ******. **** ** **** **** ******* ******** at *** *****, **** **** *** ****."

Multi-Imagers

************** *****-******* ******* ******** ****** ***** **** * ****** ******* drop *** ******* (*** ********-****** ********). *******, *********** ***** **** *** ***** ******* ***** *** adjustment ****** ******** *** ********** ** **** **** ** ****** installation:

  • "************, **** ****** **** *** ***** *** ***** ***** * while ******* ********* ** *** ******** *** *** **** **."
  • "*********** ******* ****** ** **** ******* *** ** ***** ******, and *** **** ** **** ********** ******** ***********."
  • "******* *****-****** *******"
  • "******* ****** ********-**: *** *** **** ****** *** ***** ** the **** **** ****** ** ********* ** **** * ******** aligned ****** **** *** **** ** ****** ** ** ***** in ******* ************ *********."
  • "**** *****. *** *** ** *****, **** ** *** *** to ****-**."
  • "*****-****** ******* **** ***. (******'* ****) ***** ******, ***** ***, no ***** ** ******** **** ***** ** ********* *** ******** below ******* *****. **** *** ** **** ***, **** *** to **** ***, ****** *** ** ** **** **, **** has ** ** ********, *** **** ****** *** *****. ****** for **** **** *** ******** ** '*****' "
  • "*** ************ (****** ***) *** ********* ******* *** ** **** and ****** *** *** ** **** ************* ** ****** *********"
  • "**** ***** ******* **** *** ********* ******"
  • "*****-****** ******"

**** ********** ******** ********* ***** ** ** *********** *** ************* to ************* ***** ******* ** ********** *** ******* *********, ******, and ********** ** ********* *** *******.

License ***** *********** *******

*******, *** ******* *** * ***** *******, *** **** *********** noted **** *** ******** ************ *** ******** ******** **** *** installation ** ***** *********** ******* *********. **** ***** ** *** area *** ** *** ****** ************ ** ************* ***** ******** from **** **** **** ********** ************:

  • "*** ******* *** ** ****** ******** ** *** ****** ***** and ***"
  • "...********* ******* ***** ******"
  • "*** ******* *** ** *** ****** ** **** ** *** cameras ** *** ****** ******** *** ******* ***** *****, ******* garage ** ******** ** ******* ***. ******* *********, *******, *********, etc."
  • "***** ****** ************ ********** ***** ********* ******* ***** ******* ** driver ****** **"
  • "*** ** **** *** ****** *** *** **** ** ** most ******** ** *****.
  • "***, *** **** ** *** *** ***** ***** *** ********. "
  • "*********** **** * ***** *** ******* ***** *******. *** **** to **** * ****** **** **** ******* *** ******* ***** (both ********** *** ********) *** ******** ** **** ** *** distance ** *** ********."

Comments (11)

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