How to install a WiFi surveillance camera outside?

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Indoors and outdoors, the principle of installing a wifi surveillance camera is the same, you just need to choose the right location and the right camera model. Installing a security system at home to feel better can be a solution, if the installation and configuration of the surveillance camera is optimal.

Fix your camera in the desired space

Once you have chosen your wifi camera, you must install it while respecting the few rules in force. Indeed, concerning the installation of surveillance cameras for private purposes, you must take into account a few points concerning the privacy of others, to avoid encountering problems.

The device is not subject to personal data protection rules, if this data affects you personally. However, it is necessary to respect privacy, as agreed in article 9 of the Civil Code. This concerns your neighbors, people who visit you at your home or passers-by outside.

This is why at the time of installation you will have to make sure that the camera only films your property, in the case of an outdoor installation, it will be your garden or the private driveway that gives access to your property. front door or your garage. You cannot film the busy street in front of your house, even if it is to watch your car park there.

It is therefore best to place your camera directly on the front of your house, for example towards your front door and then direct it, without aiming at any passageway outside your property.

Finally, you must inform all the people coming to your home that you have a video surveillance device, for the security of your home. This information can be given orally, but you can also place a sign outside. This simple information little moreover dissuade from taking action in the case of a theft for example.

What are the risks when not respecting the rules for installing a surveillance system?

The installation of the surveillance camera must respect these different rules, so that the videos are admissible in the event of a problem and also to avoid any risk of complaint from others. The risks involved are as follows:

  • For non-respect of private life, the conditions stipulated in article 9 of the Civil Code. The owner risks a fine of € 45,000
  • 1 year of imprisonment, if the video surveillance, to be brought to the privacy of the complainant

These are risks that it is not necessary to take, knowing that each person can appeal to the CNIL, a national, municipal or gendarmerie police service. But also to approach directly the public prosecutor or the civil court.

How to configure a WiFi surveillance camera?

Once you’ve chosen the location for this camera and properly secured it, it’s time to set it up. For that, you just have to follow these few steps.

Pair the camera to its station

The advantage of outdoor wifi surveillance cameras is that you don’t have to make a connection outside. You just need to pair the camera to the station that you will have placed inside your home.

Usually the cameras are equipped with a button that must be held down for it to find the fitting station.

Install the compatible application

Once the device has been recognized, you will have to install the application compatible with the model of your camera to be able to manage it. With it you will be able to control your camera remotely, rotate it, program it for certain hours, activate night mode automatically.

But also watched what she filmed during her activation. Surveillance camera applications have storage space, however it is usually limited, so you need to provide external backups or simply sort by deleting some of the recordings.

Follow the instructions and make any necessary updates

Once the application is installed, you may already have several updates to perform at startup. It is important to do them, so as not to encounter a malfunction.

From the first opening, you will be asked for certain information and from there, you can configure your device. It is also at this time that you will activate the alerts, for the detection of movement or sound for example.

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