Surface Mount Installation of the Dome Camera
Use Backing for Additional Support
These days, dome cameras are made up of light weight high-tech materials. Therefore, it can be directly mounted to the ceiling tile without any additional support. However, you can use rectangular plywood as backing for additional support to the dome camera. It would evenly distribute the weight of the camera over the ceiling tile. This technique is specially used for heavy cameras.
Now, put the backing on a table and put the ceiling tile over it. The base of the dome camera will be put at the top, i.e., on the ceiling tile. All of them must be aligned because the next step is to drill holes through them.
Screw the Base of the Camera in the Ceiling
Now, you will need to attach the base of the dome camera in the ceiling. There are four screw holes on the base of the camera. You just screw the ceiling tile, backing, and base of the dome by drill through the screw holes present on the base of the dome.
You will need to drill one more hole at the centre of the base, which will be used for passing cables (video and power cables) from the junction box.
Fix the Ceiling Tile in its Place
After completing the work, fix the ceiling tile in its place. Draw the cables from the junction box though the center hole before fixing it.
Connect the Cables
Now, connect the cables of the junction box and the dome camera.
Attach the Camera to the base
After connecting the cables, attach the camera itself to the base of the dome. You should use flat-edged screwdriver to screw the camera to avoid any crush on the base of the dome.