Purpose of The Guide
This guide will run you through the process of wiring your new camera, both how to connect it to your network or NVR and how to fit the waterproof connection to the camera.
Before You Begin
- Unbox the camera, make sure you have both the camera and the waterproof connection with all items shown in the picture below.
- Make sure you have an ethernet cable of a suitable length.
Let's Get Started
Take the camera out of the box and empty out the bag that contains the parts for the waterproof connector. You should see that you have all of the items shown below.
First thing we're going to do is assemble the waterproof connector to ensure that when the camera is put in place in your garden we minimise the chance of water getting to the connection and causing damage to the camera.
If you look at the picture above you will see the four parts are numbered, what you need to do is assemble them as shown in the image below.
If your CAT5 cable has a plastic sheath on the end, you can push it down as shown in this video:
Parts 1, 2 and 3 are placed on the cable that will connect the camera to your router or NVR. Part 4, the small O-Ring, is placed on the connection from the camera, making sure that it sits flush against the body of the connector.
Now plug the cable in to the camera and clip part 3 on to the connector on the camera.
Slide part 2 down the cable until it sits underneath the plastic fins at the end of part 3.
Finally screw part 4 on to the end of part 3.
You now have one waterproofed ethernet connection for your camera. While we would still not recommend submerging the connection it will provide a good level of protection when exposed to the elements in your garden.
The next step is to actually connect the camera in to your network. For this we will use the POE Injector that was included with your purchase. If you are using a POE Switch such as this or an NVR that can power the camera then you can skip this step, otherwise please keep reading.
Your POE Injector will have two ethernet ports. One will be labelled POE and one labelled LAN. Connect the cable from the camera to the POE port and connect another cable from the LAN port to your router. Make sure that the POE injector is also connected to a power socket using the included powr cable. Once everything is done you should have things set us as in the image below, with one cable running from the POE injector to your camera and one cable going back in to your router.
Now that you have your camera connected the next step is to set it up. Click here to see our other guides for this camera including a couple of different methods for configuring the camera.