How to Add a Box Camera to an Outdoor Housing

Installing your box camera to an outdoor housing is a great way to protect the camera from the weather and make it waterproof. You can accomplish this in a few simple steps that shouldn’t take you more than a few minutes. So, here’s how to add a box camera to an outdoor housing step by step. 

Add a Box Camera to an Outdoor Housing 一 Step-by-Step

Before starting the installation, it’s important that you make sure you have all the necessary parts. The box camera and protective outdoor housing set should include the following components:

  • Box Camera
  • Lens
  • Camera Mount
  • Outdoor Housing
  • Seal
  • Screws

Step 1: Install the Camera Lens

This is essential to do first because you won’t be able to install the lens to the camera after you’ve placed it in the outdoor housing. Simply unscrew the lens port cover placed at the front of the camera and screw on the lens. There is a cord attached to the lens. Plug it in the port located on the side of the camera. 

Step 2: Install the Box Camera Inside the Outdoor Housing

Firstly, you will have to unlock the latch on the back of the housing and open it. You can’t attach the camera inside yet. You will first have to attach the mount that will hold the camera in place. To do this, install the mount by screwing it on the bottom of the camera. The mount should be inside the housing if you can’t find it at first. Then, simply slide the mount inside the housing and lock it in place.

Step 3: Feed the Cord

Take the weatherseal, unscrew it, and feed the network cord through the bottom part of the seal. Then, feed the same cord through the opening at the bottom of the outdoor housing and close it off by screwing the top part of the weather seal. Now, simply plug in the network cord at the back of the camera.

Step 4: Close and Lock the Outdoor Housing

To conclude the process, close the housing and secure the latch at the back. It’s always a smart idea to place a small lock on the back latch of the housing to secure your camera and ensure that no one can open the housing and steal it. 

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