Install an IP camera using a Power over Ethernet PoE injector by following these simple steps.
What You Need
- IP camera(s)
- 1 PoE injector per IP camera
- 1 existing [non-PoE compliant] switch
- Cat5e, Cat6, or Cat6a Ethernet cables
|Step One:||Test all equipment on a bench to ensure the IP camera, PoE injector and management of the camera is working. This allows you to default the camera settings if the reset button is located on the IP camera. Make all video and network configurations on the bench before mounting.|
|Step Two:||Connect the Ethernet cable into the PoE injector’s Power+Data port and into IP camera’s PoE port.
NOTE: Up to 100m unless using an extender. Use of a Ethernet LAN tester will help verify any contact or wiring issues.
|Step Three:||MOUNT IP camera in place. Be sure light is adequate to capture a clear image on the screen. AVOID back-lit images that washout and even conceal facial features.
NOTE: Make sure that the camera is properly angled to capture the faces of subjects of different heights.
FURTHER NOTE: Dome cameras are the least tamperable and therefore best suited to outdoor locations where the possibility of vandalism exists.
|Step Four:||A second Ethernet cable will need to connect from injector’s Data port into switch.|
|Step Five:||Plug injector power cord into a local AC electrical outlet.|
Why is PoE required for IP cameras?
IP cameras are smart technology and therefore require data to operate at optimum capacity. They send data [pixelated images] to centralized monitoring locations, like security offices, either locally or over the Internet.
They may also be accessed and managed remotely.
How do IP cameras connect to networks?