Okay here is another post for the newbies out there. If you are wondering how you are to connect both a video connection and power, study the picture above! Every security camera has two pig-tail connectors that come from the back of the camera's shell. The ends on the both cable runs are BNC connection. They are considered the female ends. There are a few different connection ends you can connect with. There are twist-on bnc connectors, crimp-on bnc connectors, and compression bnc connectors. This is just for the video. Yes, that's three type of connections that can connect to this end. The bnc connectors are considered "male-ends", naturally they fit-into-the-female-ends. The second cable is the power. You will can use the original power transformer to plug into this cord and test whether the CCTV camera works or not. But if you plan on locating your security camera far from an out-let you will need to get a security camera power adapter. Most of the adapters will have a method of connection to a power run. If you do it the hard way you will have to modify your OEM transformer to get the connection to the camera. But why! Keyword is "Security Camera Power ADAPTER", we have several adapters you can purchase so your configuration is not so stressful. There are a few examples below of the different ways you can adapt a secure method to power your security camera. This is off topic, but hey why would we make you wait for or look for another blog post:::
This is just one example of an easy way to connect to a security camera system's power run. The camera's power end is a male end. So in the picture above the connection is female. Upon connecting the two cables it should fit together tightly. The other end to the power adapter is simple, just take your 18x2 gauge power and plug the positive with the positive and negative with the negative input. It is that simple. You should look into buying RG59 cable that has power and video in the same jacket. It is another time saver you will want to have once you realize how difficult "one" camera run is! The picture below this will indicate what that type of cable looks like. Actually we took a step further and put video, power, and data in the same jacket. Great for ptz camera runs. If you have any questions, just comment below we will help anyone who still has trouble understanding how this all comes together.