DIY Home Security Camera Installation (Easy & Efficient Tips)

DIY Home Security Camera Installation (Easy & Efficient Tips)

Buying a security camera is easy, but you might think that installing it either is super complicated, or costs a fortune. Not to fret, keep reading to understand all your options when it comes to installing a security camera.

You just bought your security camera, congrats! The next step is to install it. If you’re unsure of where and where not to install your security cameras, have a look at two of previous blog posts.

Now that you know where to install your security camera, the question that remains is how to actually install it.


Types of security cameras:

The precise installation instructions of your camera will depend on the type of security it is. In general, security cameras can be divided into two types. Security cameras with DIY installation and security cameras that require a professional to  be install.  

  1. DIY installation security cameras

Let’s first take a look at these security cameras that allow DIY installation. The good thing about the installation of this cameras is that the cost is almost always free! On the downside however, you have to install it yourself. Now, the difficulty and time needed for this installation can differ from camera to camera. This depends on the brand of security camera, and on the type of security camera. For example, battery-powered security cameras, WiFi security cameras and PoE wired security cameras are all installed differently, so make sure to check which type of camera you’re buying.

Here’s a general overlook of how these types of cameras are installed:

  • Battery-powered security cameras: These cameras are usually installed simply by inserting the batteries into the camera, connecting the camera to a mobile device, and then placing it where you like.
  • Wireless security cameras: Turn the camera on by plugging in the power cable, and then make sure that it can connect to a WiFi network.
  • PoEsecurity cameras: Connect the camera to a router using a Cat 5 or 6 PoE cable to turn the camera on and to get the camera to function.

Advantages: As you can see, the installation of these cameras is really easy and can be completed in only a few minutes. On top of that, you don’t have to spend any money on calling over a professional. Easy installation also means that in case it’s necessary, you can easily remove the camera and re-install it yourself.

The Litmor Battery Cam is an example of a battery-powered security camera. It’s not only really easy to install, but its 360° mount also allows you to install it almost anywhere.


Installation instructions for Litmor Battery Cam:

  • Open the packaging and take out the camera.
  • Take the camera out of the mount, twist open the camera, and make sure the batteries are well placed.
  • Download the Litmor app on Google Play store or Apple App store.
  • Open the app, and click on ‘add a new device’.
  • Press and hold the reset button next to the batteries for 3 seconds, until the light starts flashing.
  • Follow the instructions on the app to connect your device.
  • When the light changes color, the device is connected.
  • Twist the camera shut again, and proceed to install it wherever you like, indoor or outdoor.
  • You can make use of the sticker, cable/string or the screws to fixate the camera on any surface. With these different methods, you can also place the camera on the ceiling vertically. If you want to place it on a flat surface, you can simply put the camera down, with our without the mount, in an upright position.
  • Once installed, you just use the app to control your device and its functions such as the siren and the lights, as well as see what the camera is seeing through live streaming.



                 2.Cameras that require professional installation

Unless you’re a professional yourself, some cameras’ installation, like that of CCTV IP security cameras, is best left in the hands of professionals. These often require to drill holes, run wires Calling over a professional for the installation of such cameras will likely not be for free. The cost of the installation depends on the following factors: the security camera/installation company, the number of cameras, the type of camera, the difficulty of installation, and the quality of central monitoring and processing. Of course, the cost and process of installation will also differ based on where you live.

You can actually use Amazon to find professionals to install your security cameras. This is often less expensive than the service provided by security camera companies themselves. Here’s a list of the prices, depending on the number of cameras.

Number of cameras