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October 22, 2020 at 9:52 am #38210
Here is a wireless CCTV camera solution to connect a remote security camera on a separate building to a central DVR.
Here is some background on this hybrid CCTV / wireless IP camera solution.
I was recently contacted by a professional installer. He had a client with an existing analog CCTV camera system. All of the existing cameras were installed on the same building, and all cameras were hard wired to an existing DVR using RG59 coax cable.
The customer’s property included multiple buildings and the customer wanted to add a camera on one of the other buildings on their property. Ideally, they wanted the new camera to record on their existing DVR. They wanted to avoid adding an additional DVR at the new building.
This is what I recommended (using the above installation drawing for reference).
- Replace the customer’s old analog CCTV DVR with one of these Viewtron hybrid CCTV / HD camera DVRs. The customer’s existing DVR was almost 10 years old and only worked with low definition analog CCTV cameras. The new Viewtron DVR would allow them to upgrade to HD-over-Coax cameras over time and also support the network IP camera required for the wireless setup on the 2nd building. On the original building, all of their existing cameras could be used for now.
- This 4K bullet IP camera is installed on the 2nd building. Please note that any of the outdoor IP cameras on this page could be used.
- The new IP camera is connected to the transmitting antenna of this wireless bridge for IP cameras. using CAT5 or CAT6 network cable.
- The receiving antenna of the wireless bridge is installed on the building where the DVR and existing CCTV cameras are located. Please note that there MUST BE A DIRECT LINE OF SIGHT between the transmitting installed on the remote building B and the receiving antenna installed on building A. As long as there is, this system can literally send the video signal miles of distance. If there is not a direct line of sight, it does not work reliably.
- The receiving antenna is connected to the same network switch or router as the security camera DVR using CAT5 or CAT6 network cable.
- These instructions can be followed to add the IP camera to the DVR.
Now, all of the existing analog CCTV cameras and the one new wireless IP camera are recording to one central DVR.
If you have any questions related to this wireless camera system design or anything related to video surveillance systems, please email me here.
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