How to install a video door phone

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How to install a video door phone

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Project Overview

A video door phone is a great security feature in your home. It enables you to see who is at the door without having to answer it. We’ll show you how to install one, including the camera at your front door and the monitor inside your house.

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Step by Step Instructions

1 Run the cable through your roof
2 Mark the holes for the bracket
3 Pre-drill the holes
4 Insert the wall plugs
5 Screw the bracket to the wall
6 Connect wires to the camera
7 Connect camera to wall mount
8 Mount monitor bracket in house
9 Hook up the wires and power for the monitor
10 Attach the monitor to the bracket
  • Step 1. Run the cable through your roof

    Before you start, you’ll need to run the cable through the roof between the position of the camera and the video screen. Drill holes in the wall and using a draw cable, pull the wire through the wall at the front door where the camera will go and in the kitchen where the screen will be.

  • Step 2. Mark the holes for the bracket

    Position the bracket over the wire and mark your holes on the wall with your pencil.

  • Step 3. Pre-drill the holes

    Use your drill to pre-drill the holes. You will need to use a masonry drill bit if you are drilling into a brick wall.

  • Step 4. Insert the wall plugs

    Now put the wall plugs in the holes and tap them in with a hammer.

  • Step 5. Screw the bracket to the wall

    Now take your screws and fix the bracket to the wall using your screwdriver. 
  • Step 6. Connect wires to the camera

    On the back of most cameras you’ll find instructions showing you where to attach each wire. Following these instructions carefully, use a screwdriver and attach the wires to the back of the camera.

  • Step 7. Connect camera to wall mount

    On the backing plate of the camera is double-sided tape. Attach the tape to the camera backing and then stick the camera onto the wall mount firmly into position. Tighten up the grub screw at the bottom of the mount for a more secure fixing. 

  • Step 8. Mount monitor bracket in house

    At the indoor location where your monitor will go, you will already have your feeder wire poking through your pre-drilled hole (refer to step 1). Pull the wire out and mount the monitor bracket by marking your holes and using a spirit level to make sure the bracket will be level.  Pre-drill your holes and use plasterboard fixings to fix the bracket to the wall.  

  • Step 9. Hook up the wires and power for the monitor

    Just like attaching the wires to the camera, you will have instructions showing you how to attach your wires to the monitor. Attach the wires and then plug in the power source before you hang the monitor on the wall. 
  • Step 10. Attach the monitor to the bracket

    Now you’re ready to clip the monitor onto the wall bracket. Turn on the power and you’re ready to go. You could also get an electrician to hard wire the unit for you if you prefer.

Tools and Materials

Tools

  • Drill
  • Hammer
  • Masonry drill
  • Measuring equipment
  • Screw driver
  • Pencil

Materials

  • Video door phone
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