How to Install Security Camera in Car (Full Guide)


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If you’re a beginner and curious about Install Security Camera in Car or Vehicle, then this article is for you.

Nowadays, theft and stealing are widespread. Many of the people have been looted by thieves. 

Thieves ransacked or stole all their money, car, and other valuable things. 

So, if you are horrified by thieves and want to secure your valuable items like your car from thieves, a CCTV camera is the best option for you. 

As we know, CCTV cameras are an important component of our security system whatever where you install inside your car or in the parking area. 

It is considered the best way to stop or prevent car stealing.

CCTV cameras not only protect your car from thieves. But also gives security against malicious insurance policies. 

Moreover, transportation service providers can also monitor the attitude of both passengers and drivers. 

So, follow the given procedures step by step to Install Security Camera in Car in the correct way for both wired, and wireless systems.

Can you put a security camera in your car?

If you are worried about putting a security camera in your car and ask it’s illegal or not? the answer is YES you put a security camera in your car to monitor what happens while you drive your car. According to security laws, you have permission to use a variety of car security cameras, but you should also read your state security law. Plus, you have the ability to install it in any place of your car in front or back. Security cameras for cars and vehicles such as dual dash cameras, wireless, and wired.

What are the Tools Required to install Security cameras inside the Car? 

The installation process of security camera in any location done by specific tools whatever you install the system in soffit, wall, or car you probably need the following things:

  1. One DVR (Digital video recorder)/ NVR (Network Video Recorder)
  2. Two lengthy extension cables(Coaxial cable for Analog system/ Ethernet cable for Network system).
  3. Wireless security cameras with base stations.
  4. CCTV High-Resolution Security Cameras with infrared LEDs for clear footage.
  5. One remote control system( Sometimes you can use a mobile App)
  6. Power cable for wired systems/ Long lasting batteries for wire-free cameras.
  7. Two lock keys.            

Now, Let’s start and see

How to Install Wired Security Camera in Car- Steps

However, the installation of a security camera inside the car is legal.

This action is permitted under Section 8 of the Surveillance Devices Act 2007. 

But the consent of the driver or car owner is necessary.

Installation of security camera in the car can be done in six straightforward procedures that are given below:

Step 1: Select the Suitable Position

Firstly, to Install Security Camera in Car you must select the most suitable position for the CCTV cams.

Carefully observe every possible angle for the security camera.

It is a crucial step because you have to place a DVR along with a CCTV camera. 

Select the position in a way from where your cams cover the maximum area of the car. 

Pro Tip

The back mirror is the most appropriate point for the installation of your CCTV camera in a vehicle. Because minimum cables are required to install a camera at this point, from here the camera covers the whole interior of the car and you can easily monitor it.

Step 2: Set the Camera

After selecting a suitable place for installing CCTV security Camera in Car, move towards the placement of a security camera at that point by using an installation template provided with a cam box. 

Once the security camera is located in the desired position, follow the guide and tighten all the screws there.

Then, make some additional mini holes in the screw frame on the mounting frame. 

Then pull all the screws in the frame. When you are sure this camera will not fall, join the power wire with car wiring or car battery.

Step 3: Set the DVR

The third step to install security camera in car is to set up the DVR.

So, now the camera is entirely placed in the suitable position, then set the DVR.

The most suitable place for the DVR installation is the place along with the hard disk. 

This hard disk is used to store the recorded videos in the car to use in case you want it.

It is necessary to ensure the security of your vehicle. 

So, you must place the DVR at a secure place where no one can enter to harm your recordings.

Step 4: Cable Route

Now it is required to join the connection of the CCTV camera with DVR setup.

It is essential for the starting of the recording process.

For this purpose, cables and wires are needed. 

It would help if you made a proper path for cable and wire connection.

Must place the wires and cable so that no one (driver or passenger) could see them.

Siamese surveillance wires are known as the best wires for this type of connection.

Step 5: Connect the Cable and Wires

I have a DVR and when I thought about installing a security camera in my car I decided to use Siamese Coaxial cables.

I connect the video cable via the BNC port in the back of the video recorder device.

For a very secure connection, you must install the line in the BNC port. 

Pro Tip

In case you have a big vehicle you can connect the outer DVR’s streaming HDMI port directly to the TV screen system, so your recording and videos are displayed on it.

Step 6: Turn on the CCTV System

Now, The last step to install security camera in car is to run the CCTV system placed in the car’s interior. 

And turn on the recording, display, and DVR. Then, check that your camera is working correctly.

Moreover, check if the angle set for recording is suitable or not, always look for angles that cover wide spots of your car.

Also, check the camera features such as night vision, live view, motion sensor, zoom, and notification alerts are working normally or not.

Note In case you need to view your security cameras remotely you must adjust the port forwarding settings in the DVR.

How to Install Wireless Security Camera in Car

Before I decided to install security camera in car, I had a wireless surveillance system in my home parked area from Blink company, the cameras are powered by batteries and are easy to use with few seconds to install the complete system.

So, I make a decision and plan to do it for my car, I pick a Blink security camera with Sync module and install it. Here are the steps in details

1- Select the Location, and Place the Cameras

like the previous steps in installing wired security cameras in car, you’ll need to use suitable tools to mount your cameras inside the car.

First, select the location carefully and you should make sure that you make your cameras away from car windows to avoid someone hitting them, also when you choose the camera location make sure it’s not exposed to sun lights or powerful lighting sources.

Once you finish selecting cams place, the next is to mount your camera with screws, take your time to do the installation of your cameras correctly.

Pro Tip

Make sure you mounted your wireless security cameras near to the Sync module in case of Blink security cameras, or Base Station if you have a different wireless security system, this step is to ensure that your camera signal is continuous and doesn’t stop.

2- Connect Cameras to the Main Device

In the above step you have mostly done 80% of the job, the next step is to link the cameras with the Base station or Sync module.

First, Download the Blink mobile app from the Google play store for android users and the Apple store for iPhone users.

Second, follow the below step to connect Blick cameras to Sync Module:

  • Open the mobile app.
  • Click on Blink Logo.
  • Choose Add a System.
  • App ask for system name.
  • From screen bottom mark on Add Sync Module.
  • Before you begin you will need Sync Module serial number on the back of the device, name and password of your home wifi, and stable strong wifi signal.
  • Enter the above details correctly and just finish the second step.

The same above steps can be done with other wireless security systems that have a base station.

3- Turn on the Cameras

Now, it’s time to test what you have done and see if you install security camera in car correctly or not.

Most security cameras out there have small LEDs indicators that flash or change the color when it’s connected to another device.

In the case of Blink cameras when they have connected to the module the light change to a solid green color which means it’s connected successfully.

Also, there are other LEDs used in cameras as power indicators to alert you when the battery runs out or needs to recharge.

Once you link your cameras with the main device turn on the cameras and test the cam footage on your mobile and see if there is something wrong or not? to fix it.

Note

This method to install security camera require a wifi router to make the connections between your wireless devices. So, if you search for a cost-effective way this is not suitable for you. In case you hate the wiring problems of traditional CCTV cameras you should use this method.

Alternative Options for monitoring Cars

For installing a security camera in a Car you can use wired security cameras or choose from wire-free cameras, there is more than one camera that will be helpful and increase the protection level of your car such as:

Rotating PTZ Camera

Another type of security camera aside from fixed cameras is available in the market. 

This camera is a rotating camera that can be rotated to an angle of 360-degrees and record the video. 

Place this camera at an appropriate point and monitor the 360-degree view inside the car. 

It is essential to remember to buy that rotating camera that fulfills your requirements, such as monitoring the whole vehicle (front or back) by its rotation.

Note: Rotating Cameras can be installed inside the car or outside in the garage, and parking areas.

Cellular 4G/3G Security Camera

A good alternative for installing a security camera in a car is to pick a Cellular security camera without the need for wires or cables.

Cellular cameras work with Nano SIM Cards from different network operators, this camera is the best option for people who hate the wiring problems of traditional CCTV cameras.

In addition, these types of cameras Powered by built-in rechargeable batteries or solar panels, and offer cloud storage for saving recorded high-resolution videos.

Tools Recommendations

Here are our tools recommendations that may use to install security camera in car, the tools mentioned in the below tables are cheap and have good quality, I tested most of them. Pick only what you want and see it will be helpful for your job.

ProductSpecifications
Blink Security Cameras– Wireless
– Small
– HD
Blurams Security Camera– Wired
– Ultra Wide Angle
– 1080p
Anpviz Dome Rotating Security Camera– Wired
– 16X Digital Zoom
– 4.0MP
Extension Cord – 3 USB Ports
– 3 Widely Spaced Outlets
– 5 Feet Braided Cord
Screwdriver– Multi-Bit
– 8 Industrial Strength Bits
– 3 Nut Driver Sizes
Electric Drill– Cordless
– 100 pcs accessories
-1500mAh Li-ion Batteries

Summary

The above discussion includes the details of the procedures for the installation of a security camera inside the car. 

Moreover, requirements for security camera installation are also mentioned in it. 

The structure of a CCTV camera is a beautiful way to protect your vehicle from stealing or monitoring people’s attitudes in the car. 

Installation of a security camera is straightforward. Just follow the steps for its quick installation.

Further, you can install two types of cameras: a fixed camera or a rotating camera. But it will cost you a lot of money and maybe you need a professional person to do it for you.


Marvin H. Tarrance

Marvin H. Tarrance

Marvin Is an Electric and Electronic Engineer passionate about content writing and marketing. In the past, He was installed a large number of CCTV security cameras, and IP cams also. For now, He is the Head of the Content Team which is responsible for writing informative and detailed posts for Safebudgets.Com


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