How To Connect Wireless Cameras To Your PoE NVR
Wireless security camera systems can be a great choice in many situations, but it’s important to keep in mind that they involve more setup and configuration than wired cameras. For applications where running cable isn’t possible, we have secure wireless solutions that will save you the hassle of running cable.
Wireless security cameras have a lot of limits in terms of their functionality. When we get inquiries from customers who want to add wireless devices on top or even start with a full-fledged system, members of the CCTV Camera World support team are quick to explain that an improper setup will lead to unreliable video transmission at best and no video transfer whatsoever at worst. Additionally, it’s important for people looking into this type of camera technology to know 110V AC power sources are necessary since these units require electricity 24/7 as any standard security device would need.
If you have a small, one-story home and want to ensure that your wireless camera system is powerful enough for long-range transmission without obstructions. CCTV Camera World offers 4 Channel Wireless Systems which allow both the NVR and IP Cameras built with WiFi access points so they’re able to communicate over longer distances. Each of these works great on their own but if you would like stronger radio frequencies, it will need to be added externally through separate radios which are attached separately onto each device – allowing up 1000ft in distance or less depending upon obstruction presence.
In the following description, we will show you how to configure a Point-to-Point long range wireless link. We’ll be taking two devices (a camera with no internal access point and an NVR) which are normally connected via Ethernet cable–we connect them wirelessly instead of using external preconfigured WiFi routers! The process is simple; once these APs turn on simultaneously they automatically pair together with one another. Here’s our video of this in action:
By watching videos online about successful configurations for outdoor IP security cameras/NVR units that use P2P WiFi router connections rather than direct hardwire ones, I can see that it makes sense because part of what holds many people back from doing so themselves was not knowing exactly how to.
Step 1: IP Camera Setup
- Thread the antenna onto the top of the access point that will be connected to your IP camera.
- Connect a network cable to it and snap on its enclosure, protecting from water damage.
- Using another end of this same network cable connect with an Ethernet port of PoE power injector’s LAN side, then attach one end into your IP camera for final connection between two devices via cables or wires using passive adapters if necessary.
Step 2: NVR Setup
- Connect a network cable to the PoE side of the power injector that will be used for the access point that’s connected to your NVR.
- Connect one end of another Ethernet cord into either port on an additional access point and connect its other end into any open LAN slot in back of device you’re using as central manager (NVR).
- Using a different Ethernet cord, plug it from this same spot or unpowered POE switch directly behind camera head unit right now. Lastly, attach each device’s AC adapter cables up at 110V wall outlets within close proximity with all devices plugged-in next step .
- Power supply specific to router by connecting its power chord then plugging both ends into matching ports located inside rear panel near
Step 3: Viewing Wireless IP Camera Through NVR/DVR
- Connect a monitor and mouse to your NVR. If all connections were made correctly,
- you do not have any obstructions in between the wireless radios, and the access points were pre-configured then your camera(s) should automatically appear on the NVR.
- On the camera grid screen in “Registration” right click select you IP Camera with its IP address green light indicating that it’s networked properly if your PTZ or motorized zoom functions will be able control remotely through wireless NVR
- If you’re confident that your connections are correct and you still can’t view your cameras through NVR, try these steps:
- Log into the system.
- On Main Menu screen, select “Camera” on bottom right then click “Registration”.
- Look for device by clicking search button or manually add credentials of IP camera including ip address TCP port user & password to connect