How to Install A PoE CameraThere are four different ways to install a PoE Camera and choosing which is best for you will depend on the equipment you will be using.
1. PoE Camera with PoE SwitchIf you are using a PoE switch, regardless if it is a managed PoE switch or an unmanaged PoE switch, the easiest way to set up the PoE camera is to simply connect it to the PoE switch which will then provide the camera with data and power.
2. PoE Camera with PoE InjectorIf you do not have a PoE switch, you will need to connect a PoE injector to your camera from your switch. The PoE injector will run the data from your switch and will also be able to supply your PoE camera with power.
3. PoE Camera with PoE HubIf you will be installing a lot of PoE cameras, it can be quite a hassle if you were to try to connect a lot of PoE injectors on the same network. Instead, it would be best to install a PoE hub. The set up is a lot simpler because you would only need to supply the PoE hub with power once and it can power several PoE cameras.
4. PoE Camera with PoE NVR and RouterIf you will be installing your PoE cameras with a non-PoE compatible router you will need to install a PoE NVR (Network Video Recorder) which will be able to supply your PoE camera with both data and power.
PoE Camera PlacementNow that you know the mechanics of how to install a PoE camera, it’s time to figure out the placement. In order for your security cameras to be the most effective, there are a few particular places we recommend installing them.
- Front Door
- Back/Side Door
- Common Areas