When you begin assembling all of the gear you need to create your dream security camera system, it can be nearly overwhelming to consider all of the parts and pieces. Many of us choose to invest our money into a home security system because we want to keep our family and our belongings safe and sound, not because we have a desire to learn all of the intricate ins and outs of how to assemble a security system. The easiest course of action, of course, is always going to be to hire an expert to do in the installation and maintenance so that you don’t have to worry about taking care of it yourself. But if you want to save money and feel like you know the important details of your system, it’s a good idea to at least attempt the installation yourself. When you get to the important detail of powering your cameras, you are going to have a few options. Most importantly, you can decide between battery-powered and wired cameras. Obviously, wired cameras are going to have power as long as your home does, while battery-powered cameras are going to need to have their batteries replaced regularly. If you decide on wired cameras, a security camera power supply is going to help out.
A power supply box is not a necessary component of your system, but it is highly recommended. This box, also called a distribution unit, is how you will keep all of the outgoing power supplies straight as you wire up your cameras. Without a power supply box, you would have to have a power adapter for each camera. With a security camera power supply, each of your cameras power cables run to the box where you can quickly and easily connect the camera power to the power supply. The power box itself is plugged into a wall outlet and you’re all done.
Many people choose to put their power supply near their DVR, or digital video recorder, to keep things simple; you know where everything is. If you are worried about being certified to do this electrical connecting, you’ll be happy to know that it’s simple enough for most home owners to accomplish on their own. So forget about your camera system being too complicated; you have the power and tools to get everything done by yourself or with help!