Install A Bunker Hill Security Color Security Camera

Install a Bunker Hill Security Color Security Camera

Bunker Hill security camera systems come with four cameras, cables, power supplies and a digital video recorder, or DVR. Because they come with simple plug-and-play cables, they are easier to install than standard security systems. That’s because you will not have to worry about installing BNC connectors (Bayonet Neill Concelman, named for their inventors) on the ends of every cable. Installing BNC connectors and sending power to the cameras can be a challenging part of security camera installation. Bunker Hill security cameras come with short cables (usually only 50 or 60 feet for each camera), so you will want to measure the distance from the camera to the DVR and purchase additional cables if needed.


1. Choose the location for your DVR. If you will be routing the cables through the wall, keep in mind exterior walls are difficult to route cables through because most such walls have fire breaks installed inside them about midway up the wall. Cables cannot easily be run through fire breaks so it is better to select an interior wall for the location of the DVR. Also, you should choose a wall that gives you access through the attic or access through the basement.

2. Choose the location for your video cameras. Because you will have to route a cable for each security camera, choose a location that allows you attic access, basement access or routing for conduit to your DVR. Before selecting camera locations, plug your cameras in and look at the field of view; this will help you select locations and plan camera angles and heights. Also you should ensure everything is working before continuing with the installation.

3. Drill holes at the camera and DVR locations and in the top or bottom of the wall where you will be routing the cables. Have your helper run the fish tape up from the hole in the basement or down from the hole in the attic to the hole you drilled at the camera location.

4. Pull the fish tape out of the hole and tape the cable to the fish tape. Have your helper pull the cable through the wall and through the basement or attic to the location of your DVR. Have your helper run the other end of the fish tape with the cable connected to it through the hole in the wall to the hole you drilled at the DVR. Pull the fish tape and cable out of the wall and remove the cable from the fish tape. Plug the cable into the camera and mount the camera with the provided screws. Repeat this step for each camera.

5. Plug the camera cables into the DVR and their accompanying power supplies.