PoE or Passive Optical Energy can be used to provide passive surveillance, or in other words to allow you to have an invisible fence on the inside of your home that is invisible to anyone but you. This may seem like a good idea at first, but the reality is that it is not nearly as easy as you may think it to install a PoE camera in your home.
If you own a PoE camera and other home security systems, now's the perfect time to make the move and set up the installation in the right way, so that you never have to worry again about security in your home. In this article we have put together a very informative article full of insightful tips and tricks to ensure that your PoE security system is both top-class and easy to install.
The first thing that you'll need to do when installing your PoE cameras is to decide on the type of cameras that you want. We suggest that you consider whether or not you want a motion activated PoE camera or one that automatically records video every time someone enters or leaves the area where the camera is pointed.
Once you have decided what you need to install in your home and have decided on which type of PoE camera will work best, then you should start to look into where you are going to put the cameras in the best possible location. You should take note that the majority of PoE cameras are installed in the attic and the bottom floor, so if you want to get the maximum benefit from your system then you need to ensure that you are able to place your camera on these two floors.
Now that you have your camera placed in the appropriate location, you should consider how you will mount your camera. You should remember that any camera you are installing will be pointing out, so there is no point mounting it upside down and hoping that you can get some usable footage. So, when mounting your camera, you should ensure that it is mounted with the lens facing away from the camera. This means that if you are using a ceiling mount then you should ensure that the camera is pointing up.
Finally, you should then ensure that you have your camera powered on. If you want your PoE camera to be able to record video when the lights go out in the home, you should also ensure that it is powered on, so that the camera is always ready to capture video even when there's no light. To do this, you should simply attach your PoE video recording devices to the camera so that they are plugged in.