If you want to use local storage and plan to install SD card, we recommend install SD card prior to installation of the camera.
dbell PTZ IP camera installation
- Decide best Install location for your camera.
- If you are supplying power from PoE, continue with the installation. If you are supplying power locally using DC adapter, make sure you have power near to the camera install location inside your home. DC power cable can't be extended.
Wiring should follow EIA/TIA 568B standard
we recommend PVC box JBX442 4"x4"x2" PVC JUNCTION BOX SCEPTER from Westburne Ruddy or NEDCO for outdoor cable management.
2. Power-up dbell camera
- Power-up dbell camera from a PoE switch compliant with IEEE 802.3af/at standard.
- A 12V 1.5A AC/DC adapter (not supplied) can be used for powering up camera.
After powering up it will take approximately a minute for the dbell camera to be ready for setup. Please wait for the camera calibration to complete.
If your dbell has been connected to power for longer than 1 minute, you won't see the calibration.
Note: If you are supplying power prior to installation - place the camera in a way so that it can rotate free of obstruction for self-calibration. If you place the camera lens touching any surface while powering up - it will damage the lens cover and also it could damage the PTZ motor.
- Recommended Network cable is outdoor rated CAT5e/CAT6e, using 568B standard. For colder environment use direct burial CAT5e.
- Standard Ethernet distance rules apply, recommended max cable length is 100m or 320ft
- A waterproof enclosure is recommended for cable joint (not supplied)
- Power-Supplying Equipment (PSE) may use either End-Span or Mid-Span.
- Powered devices (PD’s) accept power from either type of power source
- For every 100 feet of wire needed, there will be a 0.5V drop in the voltage. Calculate the wire length accordingly. Most new CAT-6e cables have the length of the wire printed on the outer sheath.
Credit: Thanks to Steven from TVC automation for installation photos.