Wiring and Setting of Your Video Security System:


Installation of your security cameras is not as hard as it seems. Every security camera needs the power to operate. Your security cameras use CAT5e or coax RG59 siamese wire to transmit video footage and the CAT5e cable is used for IP network cameras.

If you are installing low voltage power box for your security camera using coax wiring, it is essential to understand how the red and black leads from your coax siamese cable connect to a 12VDC Power Box. Because DC is polarised, it has a red wire which is positive and a black wire for negative.

Sometimes, not being able to connect your security cameras can be frustrating. Even if you have the accessories needed to run your security camera but with no idea of how to connect it to your power box.


Your Video Camera Power Cable:


To increase the efficiency of your security camera use an 18gauge, 2conductor, non-shielded, twisted cable. The above security camera cable will allow you to extend the distance from the power supply to the security camera up to 300′.

18 gauge: It has low resistance to the power supply and is less likely to break.

Two conductors: One lead for (-)ground, the other for (+)power.

Non -Shielded: Non-Shielded wires are cheaper and offer additional benefit.

Twisted: The twisted power rise reduces the resistance to the flow of power.


Hassle Faced while Wiring Your Video Camera System:

Wiring and cable might not be the flashiest part of your security system, but it is a critical part of the overall situation. There is a gamut of things to consider when selecting and installing wire and cable to ensure your security camera works optimally.

At a minimum level your wire will be used to provide power to your camera installation, but most of the time your cable is used to transmit the video camera signal back to the DVR. Few of the common issues you might face with your Video Camera System:

  • Figuring out what kind of cable you need.
  • How to power your video camera.
  • Figuring out to make BNC fittings for bulk cable.


Camera Power:


Your Security Cameras can be powered in two ways. You can your camera with its own power supply cable or you can wire multiple security cameras back to a multi-camera power source. Both options will plug into a 110v electrical outlet and then decrease the power to 12V DC or 24V AC to feed to the camera. It is very important to match the camera’s voltage to the power supply.


Instant Solution of How To Connect Your Security Cameras to a Power Box:


Your power box is of 12 volts and 18 channel. Each output channel has its own power terminal. Now, loosen the screws for the desired channel. Your wire has two terminals, red and black. Post that put the red into the positive and black into the negative. Use your screwdriver to tighten the screws and ensure the cables won’t slip out. You can use either pigtails or power wires assigned to your cable. At the end punch out the holes on the sides of the power box and run the wires through them. Your Security Camera is now successfully connected to your power box.