A security system from Lorex includes everything you need to get your system up and running right out of the box. Each camera (whether sold separately or as part of a system) includes the necessary parts to connect and mount your cameras. Each camera typically includes:
Common household tools, such as drills and screwdrivers are also typically required for installation of security cameras, or for making final adjustments and positioning.
No security installation is ever going to be the same. The connections each system uses, on the other hand, follow general patterns to make the installation process easier. Lorex by FLIR typically offers three types of security camera systems, which each have somewhat different installation requirements:
A single RG59 siamese BNC cable to connects camera, power and DVR. This all-in-one cable provides power and video transmission. The video head of the siamese BNC cable plugs directly into the DVR, while the power head connects to an included power adapter.
There is no need to run video cables through buildings or underground. This also allows you to easily change the cameras location. Connect camera to a power outlet. Then a small wired transmitter attached to the back of the DVR connects wirelessly to the camera.
The distance between a security camera and the recorder can typically be increased. Each type of security camera does this in a different way. Analog MPX cameras can be up to 800ft away from the DVR using a single run of BNC cable. PoE (or HD IP) security cameras can be extended with the help of a PoE switch, and most of our wireless cameras are comptaible with our wireless range extenders.
You may wish to hire a professional to install your security system, however Lorex security systems are designed to be DIY friendly, and many of our customers get them up and running quickly. Our security systems come with detailed installation instructions and include the parts needed to install them yourself.
The best way to learn how to install security cameras is to see it happen.