How to Install an Outdoor Security Camera

How to Install an Outdoor Security Camera


hi my name is Aaron I’ve been installing
security systems for about five years today I’m going to be talking to you
about the installation of outdoor cameras. Some things you need to take
into consideration before purchasing an outdoor camera Are some of the
capabilities that it has. Some cameras have night vision, some cameras have
motion detection, some cameras have wireless capabilities, some have wired. A good camera you’d like to purchase are ones that have wireless capabilities
that will record events on motion. Today we’re going to be installing this
camera here it does have wireless capabilities. Night vision also
records on events. this camera we’re going to go ahead and install above the
garage so we can pick up a good view with this cam. When using a camera with a
smaller field of view about 45 to 75 degree angle, It’s recommended to place
that camera in the porch way facing a door Or in the driveway looking towards
a car. When using a camera with a wider field of view such as 120 to 180 degrees I recommend placing that camera in a location of the home where you can take advantage of that angle of the camera I recommend placing that camera at least
9 feet off the ground. that way it’s not easily accessible and people can’t
tamper with it. Before mounting the camera we want to find the location where we’re going to be drilling the hole. That way we can set all the
necessary wires for the camera. Now that we’ve determined where we want the
camera to be positioned outside We’d like to locate a power source for the
camera. it’s always recommended to use a power source in the garage if we’re
mounting the camera on the exterior of the garage. One that I always recommend
is the outlet of the garage that way you know that that’s not controlled by a
switch it’s not going to be turned off accidentally. Now that we have the
location of the power source and where we want to mount the outdoor camera It’s important before we drill the hole make sure that we’re using the right size drill bit. We just want to make sure the hole is the right size for anything that we need to connect to the camera. When drilling through the wall you want
to make sure we don’t go all the way through So that we can conceal the wire
on the other side. So now that we have the hole mark we’re going to begin
drilling. Again you just need to be careful that you’re not going to be drilling into any wires or pipes. I always recommend drilling nice and slow
so you’re not hitting those things. Now that we have the holes drilled you’ll be
fishing the wire today with a rod and a chain attached to the end. Also using a magnet on the other side to detect where that chain is So we can pull it
through and get the wire attached to it. If you have any questions on the
equipment that I’m using today you can check out the link below and you can
find those items as well. so now we got the glow rod in there
we’re going to locate that chain and fish the wire through Okay so we got the wire pull through,
connector on we’re going to go ahead and mount the camera. Today we’re going to be
mounting the camera on the wood surface So it’s not going to require any
pre-drilled holes. Sometimes you’ll be mounting the camera on stucco or brick
which will require anchors. Most cameras will have a ball and joint. This is a
good time for you to position the camera for the view you want to get. Now we just
need to finish the wire on to the outlet We’ll go ahead and connect the power and
get power to our camera. When stapling the wire just be sure not to staple D
wire or you’ll have to redo it all over again. Alright so we’re all done here. We got the view that we like. For more helpful tips on security and home automation be sure to subscribe to our link below.

78 Comments

  • Gavin Voss

    April 19, 2017

    its Aaron!!

    Reply
  • Etson Barentine

    April 19, 2017

    Dose this mean Vivint can sell me the outdoor camera and NOT force me to pay an installation fee of $250?

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  • Christian Bennion

    April 19, 2017

    Can I get a sexy hunk like him to come install cameras in my house?

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  • Mac A.

    May 29, 2017

    wired cameras also have motion.. not just wireless.

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  • David Dam

    July 11, 2017

    handsome

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  • Kristinapedia

    August 1, 2017

    forget the security cameras… is that backdrop for reals? It's beautiful!

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  • certified30

    August 3, 2017

    wireless cameras are very convenient BUT the video quality loss is inevitable, if you can get constant 25fps with no lags then go for it.

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  • SmokeyLees

    August 7, 2017

    Hi on this type of cams I want do I have to plug each individual cam to a wall outlet to get power or do the 60ft cables it comes with supply power?

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  • Mike Frederick

    September 18, 2017

    I made the mistake of answering the door to a very good salesman. A terrific guy. I agreed to the 5-yr plan. Within a month of installation, my outdoor camera (over the garage) went offline. Four times this summer I've requested a repair tech to come out. The first 3 times, they would get it working again, and the next day it went offline again. The 4th time was a no-show. It's been offline for 2 or 3 weeks now, and I really don't even care anymore. I'll probably leave it up just as a deterrent. I hate dealing with your online and phone techs, but your in-home techs are always the nicest guys I've ever met. Anyway, I regret that I've locked myself into a 5-year contract with you guys, and I just hope that maybe I can do some real good word of mouth advertising for your competitors.

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  • Rene H

    September 24, 2017

    So I can buy these third party and install them myself?? (A neighbor had the same system and is moving to a house with a system already installed) I don't see the option under "add device" for outdoor cameras. I only see doorbell, ping, and other devices like nest and Amazon echo….

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  • Guillermo Regalado

    October 27, 2017

    # contact you

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  • Frederico Videos

    October 28, 2017

    Excellent Presentation!

    Reply
  • Daves Workshop

    October 31, 2017

    Just curious. I am using Iris OC821 indoor / outdoor cameras. The wiring for this unit runs outside of the mount. How can I secure the wires from tampering between the back of the camera and the wall? And FWIW, I plan on using wired ethernet with them instead of the WiFi. (No snooping on my network thank you very much!)

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  • Chad Martinovich

    November 14, 2017

    I have a loft downtown renovated and want to install 4-6 cameras. The owner is splitting cost. I already have Nest indoor and outdoor never used from previous place like two months ago. I need vision downstairs facing yet hidden from front entrance way where no lock is and this is downtown! I need one for the back parking one way in one way out so plates would be a sinch. This is a brick building. Can somone please offer advice im in Kansas City email me martinac dot chad 0214 at g mail. Due to an attack last year after returning from the active duty Marines hoo ra! Scout. I was able to subdue and protect my wife but she wants cameras but im on a budget. PTSD no Insurance. Does anyone possibly have wireless cameras (I use google fiber 1000 gbps or 1gig) i could test and do reviews for? Its hard to leave the house still so im home alot. Help

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  • Bud Weiser

    November 30, 2017

    Where the fuck do you live dude Switzerland?

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  • Chris Kesler

    December 3, 2017

    Great overview. I was having difficulty figuring out how to get power to my new Arlo Pro 2's

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  • Cordero Johnsn

    December 17, 2017

    Sing me cameras in the store do not have any wires

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  • Alex Raiche-Marsden

    December 21, 2017

    Very sweet idea. What kind of screws and length are you using to attach the camera stand to the aluminum?
    My grooved vinyl (edge away from the wall) is not screwed down at all, just very stiff so not sure your method is adequate strength wise. I am thinking of using pressure treated d lumber painted to the colour of the soffet 1×4 or 2×4 probably 5 inches long and attach them by screws through the outer lower edge bit of vinyl into the bottom of the 2×4 or 2×6 that anchors the outer edge of the soffet structure. Cameras are wireless and battery run but I have cables and outlets I can use for full time AC power use battery backup.

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  • Jacob Khalaf

    December 25, 2017

    ILoveit

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  • Guerra Boberg

    January 5, 2018

    I would like to introduce this wireless security camera from Amazon, really good quality : https://www.amazon.com/isotect-12-5-inch-Surveillance-Wireless-Security/dp/B077KN5K5B/ref=sr_1_183?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1515128392&sr=1-183&keywords=security+camera+system+wireless

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  • Donna Kerr

    January 9, 2018

    Bringing Vivint into our home was the worst thing we ever did! We paid upfront for the system..DON'T DO IT!!! The system never worked, they were here several times. They took monitoring payments from our account months before we had the system installed. They kept stealing from our credit card, every couple months we caught unauthorized charges, the charges were over $2000.00 in 1 month . They also took unauthorized payments from our bank account too. I yelled at them about our problems with the thefts and Vivint called the local police and reported us as terrorists. We cancelled our service since it never worked from day one, the window contacts kept falling off the windows, setting the alarms off when we were gone. The doors would not communicate with the main pad. They threatened to charge us for another 4 years for monitoring even though the contract had a out clause. They said the monitoring could not be cancelled. It took months to get our stolen money back. Hundreds of hours on the phone. Run these guys are con artists and thieves.

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  • Security Guy

    January 13, 2018

    Shit job of installation. These big companies do whatever takes less time. NOT PROFESSIONALS

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  • Jman 2081

    January 24, 2018

    Eat shit! Vivint is fuckin garbage

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  • Jman 2081

    January 24, 2018

    Vivints cameras will not record when you need it to. They are very cheap unreliable cameras.

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  • Screaming Eagle

    February 4, 2018

    if you use a wireless camera is there something an intruder can use to jam it so that it cant send its signal? Wouldnt wired cameras be better for this reason?

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  • beetle320

    February 13, 2018

    WRONG, when available always hard wire your camera to the NVR/DVR. Preferably have a camera system that is P.O.E. Compatible.

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  • JoeDoe_ Outdoors

    February 19, 2018

    Hi awesome channel ☺ Keep it up!

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  • Joe

    February 20, 2018

    Can you explain what is wrong with drilling all the way through? How does drilling through prevent one from being able to "conceal the wire on the other side"?

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  • beetle320

    March 20, 2018

    Surface mounting your wires??? Need to learn how to retro bud.

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  • nhojyelbom

    March 20, 2018

    Looks like absolute junk, both camera and install. What a joke

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  • Michael Lawn

    March 23, 2018

    Wireless cameras suck, they have video delay between 3-5 seconds. Always buy wired system.

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  • wisco

    March 30, 2018

    im in wisconsin , can ya come and put up four camera for me ha

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  • Brandon Barnhill

    April 12, 2018

    I just talked to a Vivint rep and they told me that to get the Vivint Outdoor Camera, I had to have Vivint install it (to the tune of $150). That's pretty funny considering Vivint themselves posted a DIY video for camera installation.

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  • Jaime Hugo

    April 26, 2018

    I still don't know how to install a system, but thanks anyway. I need a video for "dummies". These videos sure assume alot.

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  • Michael Caliendo

    May 7, 2018

    H Aaron it would be real nice if you showed how to set up the electricity via the weird connector and how do you get that weird live watch double power through that hole in the wall. Do you cut off the 12volt adaptor?

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  • RCP film studios

    May 18, 2018

    I need to install a two cameras away from my house about 150ft away each. And I have no power source either direction where I want them installed; and the kits dont have enough wire, what do i do about 12 volt power that far. Im thinking that the 12volt is not strong enough that distants for both cameras ?

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  • kathy williams

    May 31, 2018

    Thank you, now I have a good understanding of how to set up a outdoor security camera.

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  • InspireNewGeneration

    June 2, 2018

    I'm stuck with Vivint for another 2 years….
    First, sales person told me they have security camera, but it was not available at the time. He installed indoor camera, but it was not working. He left it and told me he will comeback later. He never came back. I called Vivint customer service, they told me I've kept the camera(not working) for so long that they cannot reimburse extra fees…
    Should have installed security camera by myself.

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  • RWD22

    June 6, 2018

    Thanks a bunch! This was helpful!

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  • Jersey Bred

    July 27, 2018

    What a beautiful area. Where is that-Colorado?

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  • Taylor Merritt

    August 14, 2018

    These cameras are great.>>>t.co/wesiPK0ZCa    They are very clear and they are easy to install. I did have a problem with one of the cameras but I contacted the seller and they fixed the problem right away.

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  • Brett

    August 14, 2018

    Hi mate just bought a security camera and I want to put it outside can it be hardwired to existing cables of the household because the cables supplied are to short.

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  • alonsom254

    August 17, 2018

    I wonder who he works for?

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  • santanerox

    August 19, 2018

    These cameras are TRASH!!

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  • 1-9

    September 9, 2018

    How long battery last?

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  • Kaitlyn Huang

    September 12, 2018

    https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/4MP-Outdoor-Bullet-Camera-Security-ONVIF_60778774978.html?spm=a271v.8028082.0.0.53433e5fxUnHCV

    Reply
  • Kaitlyn Huang

    September 12, 2018

    https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/2-4-Megapixels-4X-Optical-Zoom_60778694784.html?spm=a271v.8028082.0.0.53433e5fxUnHCV

    Reply
  • Kaitlyn Huang

    September 12, 2018

    https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/HD-720P-Indoor-CCTV-Camera-System_60778325994.html?spm=a271v.8028082.0.0.53433e5fxUnHCV

    Reply
  • DrummerBoyJustin

    September 21, 2018

    I've been a tech for a few months for Vivint. Pls the camera is the best way to go. Never had to service any accounts with that method. But this guy is using a 300 Which is a dinosaur camera by today's standards.

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  • kaas347

    October 26, 2018

    One very key and crucial step you didn't mention was sealing the surface of the panel you just cut into the house. Rain will penetrate that and destroy that wall over time.

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  • Marline Harrold

    November 10, 2018

    Thank you. <3

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  • sandra johnson

    November 19, 2018

    Everything was clear except after you attached the wire inside the garage. You should have added how the camera was connected to the outlet. I'm sure it doesn't plug in.

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  • Mr Toker Smoker High All

    December 1, 2018

    You sir make that look to easy, I like the tip about the magnet on the string. I have 2 igeek wireless cameras are they worth me going to the efforts to install them, or should I just get a wired set with the hard drive etc? Cool video

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  • ThatTempesTGuy

    December 25, 2018

    LOL "Vivint", the notoriously worst home security company you could possibly fathom… By reading the YouTube comments I can see you are just as successful at making videos on YouTube XD. Pathetic piece of shit company, as a former customer take my advice and NEVER, NEVER do business with these slimeballs. Trust me.

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  • Guile Miran

    January 4, 2019

    WIRELESS CAMERAS ARE NOT BETTER

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  • judy valencia

    January 17, 2019

    I don't understand. If it says wireless, why do you need wires and a power source?

    Reply
  • Lili_ Playz

    January 30, 2019

    How about I just call someone to do it or I would fail because today like five mins ago two dumb a** b*** wanted to steal my 13 cats

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  • Carlos Noguez

    January 30, 2019

    That guy think hi is the shit with 5 years experience lol bitch please!!! 1st U can install that camera on the other side of the garage so u can get a better angle. 2nd wireless cameras are good but don't compare them to CCTV. 3rd of all Vivint sucks the reps lie all the way, their tech aren't trained properly, and they are expensive. For companies like Vivint is hard for a home owner to trust in another security company after a bad experience

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  • Dabasaurus Kex

    February 25, 2019

    "Drill slowly incase there's wires and pipes"

    Holy shit.

    Reply
  • abyss ever

    February 25, 2019

    spainish inquisition in his building in Oregon cascade inc

    Reply
  • abyss ever

    February 25, 2019

    when HUD buildings have cans outside but none inside is proof that Roman Catholic church is in control

    Reply
  • abyss ever

    February 25, 2019

    ben Carson is a ROMAN CATholic

    Reply
  • abyss ever

    February 25, 2019

    lie income people,have,to,suffer the most

    Reply
  • abyss ever

    February 25, 2019

    ROMAN soft kills

    Reply
  • Anthony Garrett

    March 2, 2019

    That's a POS alarm. com camera

    Reply
  • Justin DeLozier

    March 4, 2019

    How do you keep holes water proof?

    Reply
  • Carol Sparks

    May 19, 2019

    Helpful but where does it record to?

    Reply
  • SNUGG

    May 22, 2019

    i dont want wireless camera but thanks.

    Reply
  • angel hernandez

    May 31, 2019

    What i need is a full detail of what kind of wire to use and connexions

    Reply
  • 14good

    May 31, 2019

    I don’t like it’s not wireless.

    Reply
  • MentalWarFare

    June 27, 2019

    Someone's fukcing with my vehicles so I need to put up a camera and fuck this person up.

    Reply
  • 10basetom

    June 30, 2019

    Leo DiCaprio ran out of movie roles? O_o

    Reply
  • Fixx Torque

    July 10, 2019

    Vivint installed two outdoor cameras very low installer said he could get up high it was against company policy well they stole my 2,cameras and vivint wants 600,to replace them after he told my wife they'd take care of it if they were stolen

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  • Tim Bond

    July 22, 2019

    i love how i can barely hear him over the acid rock in the video

    Reply
  • Bill Barndt

    September 4, 2019

    Chain and magnet didn’t occur to me for fishing wires. Great tip!

    Reply
  • Stelios Kasikis

    September 7, 2019

    THANK U!

    Reply
  • Kalwa Obone

    September 7, 2019

    I thought it was wireless camra

    Reply
  • Eric Chrisman

    October 7, 2019

    Not as easy as it looks

    Reply

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