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Technician Josh attaches the camera to the camera mount

A Security System Video Camera Installation

Ever wonder how a security system video camera is installed? We’d like to take you through our video camera installation process, step-by-step.

One of our professional technicians, Josh Carlson, gladly volunteered to show how he installs a security system camera. This installation occurs after pre-wiring is complete.


First, Josh starts out by scouting the area, determining the best placement of the camera. After deciding just where the camera will go, Josh starts cutting into the ceiling to allow the wiring to come through.

Technician Josh cuts a hole in the ceiling

Next, Josh places a black plate on the ceiling and pulls the wiring down out of the ceiling.

Technician Josh attaches a black plate on the ceiling

After that, Josh has to adapt the wiring to work with the video camera.

Josh works with the wiring

Josh then attaches the camera mount, which will hold the camera, to the ceiling.

Josh attaches the camera mount to the ceiling

After that, Josh carefully attaches the camera.

Josh attaches the camera to the camera mount

Next, Josh attaches the silver panel to the ceiling to protect the wiring for the camera.

Josh attaches the silver panel to the ceiling

Finally, Josh adjusts the camera to make sure it is aimed correctly and checks it on a monitor, making adjustments if necessary.

Josh adjusts the camera

Camera Installed!

At this point, the camera has been successfully installed, the aim adjusted, and the connection to the monitor checked. Now Josh can move on and install another security camera. With the pre-wiring completed before installation, installing a video camera can be quick and simple for our professional technicians!

For more information about video surveillance systems for your home or business, please contact us.

Updated August 5, 2016