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Bullet and Turret Camera Installation Guide

Bullet and Turret Camera Guide, There are various types of CCTV cameras nowadays, turret, dome, bullet, and many more. But out of all these cameras, there are two that stand out. Turret and dome, these two cameras look very similar in appearance, yet what they offer can be very different at the same time. Knowing the difference will help you out when it comes to buying a camera.

What is required:

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What is included:


Optional Additional Hardware:

Cinder block and brick wall anchors

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Step 1

Apply the drill template sticker where you will mount the camera.

If the cable will be mounted externally, make sure to note the direction of the cable exit.

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Step 2

If mounting to drywall:

Drill three holes according to the drill template using a 3/16” drill bit.

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If mounting to cinder block / brick:

Drill three holes according to the drill template using a 3/16” masonry drill bit.

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If mounting to sheet metal:

Drill three holes according to the drill template using a 1/8″ drill bit.

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Step 3 (optional, if routing cable internally)

If routing the ethernet cable internally, use a 1” hole saw to create the routing hole according to
the drill template.

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Step 4

If mounting to drywall:

Apply the drywall wall anchors and gently hammer them in.

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If mounting to cinder block / brick:

Apply the cinder block / brick wall anchors and gently hammer them in.

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Step 5

If mounting to drywall, cinder block or brick:

Start by screwing in the top screw. Tighten by hand to avoid stripping the wall anchors.

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If mounting to sheet metal:

Directly screw into the sheet metal. No wall anchors are required.
Start by screwing in the top screw. Tighten by hand to avoid stripping the hole.

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Step 6

If mounting the cable externally:

Make sure the cable exit is sitting within the cable exit groove before fully tightening the

mounting screws.

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If mounting the cable internally:

Route the cables into the pass through hole.

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Step 7

For the Turret camera:

Snap the camera cover onto the mounting plate.

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Use the Spot AI dashboard to view the camera field of view while adjusting the camera angle as

desired.

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Step 8

Once the camera angle is set, use an allen key to tighten the set screw.

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Step 9

Remove the camera protective lens covers from the camera lens.

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Note:

Examine the RJ45 waterproof kit provided. One gasket is to cap the ethernet end closed. It is
not needed. Discard this part. You will only need what is circled in blue.

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Bullet and Turret Camera Installation Guide

Read More : How to Use Hunting Trail Cameras


The order of assembly is as shown below:

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There is a ridge on the inside of the main housing and the grommet. These should mate when

assembled.

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Step 10

Assemble the grommet into the main housing.
Assemble the (1) screw cap then (2) the main housing with grommet insert onto the ethernet

cable.

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Step 11

Assemble the gasket to the RJ45 receptacle pigtail from the camera side. Ensure that it is

properly seated for an appropriate seal.

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Step 12

Using an insulation removal tool, strip the cable jacket of your ethernet cable.

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Step 13

Orient your cable wires to be inserted into the RJ45 connector

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Step 14

Prepare the wires for the RJ45 connection by trimming the wires to 1/2″ in length.

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Step 15

Check the wire order once more, then with clip side down, push the wires into the RJ45
connector. Ensure all wires slide smoothly into the appropriate wire grooves.

Double check all wires are seated in the correct position.

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Step 16

Then place the RJ45 connector into the crimping tool and crimp the wire.

Many RJ45 crimping tools are all-in-one, stripping and crimping at the same time.

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The completed connection should look like the image below. If you have an ethernet cable

tester, this is a good time to test the connections for continuity prior to use.

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Step 17

Plug in the ethernet connection into the camera RJ45 receptacle pigtail.

Slide the waterproof housing over the connection and twist the bayonet lock.

Lastly, tighten the end cap to create a watertight seal of the grommet on the wire jacket.

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How to do RTSP Directly from Ubiquiti in order to be use on Spot Dashboard

This guide will show you how simple and effective it is to add a camera to your SpotAI appliance using auto-discovery and quick activation. If you have cameras connected to an NVR that you need to add, check out this article.

 In order to use Ubiquiti IP Cameras, you will first need to make sure you are running the firmware on the camera and then enable the “Standalone mode” on this unit.

 1. Connect the camera to the as outlined in the Quick Start Guide (QSG) that came with your camera. QSG's current versions are also downloadable in the Downloads page, within each product's Documentation section.

2. Update the camera's firmware to the newest available (also found on the Downloads page).

3. Log in to the camera.

a. On a new install, the wizard will appear. Select Standalone mode.

b. If this camera is already in use, go to the Configure tab and ensure it is set to Standalone mode and click Save.

> Once you have saved the Standalone simply head back to the Spot Dashboard and type ” /s0  ”    where the Path field is located and click authenticate.

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Source: https://help.ui.com/hc/en-us/articles/221314008-UniFi-Video-How-to-Utilize-RTSP-Directly-From-the-Camera

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Adding an Existing 3rd Party NVR to the Spot Dashboard

This article will guide you through how to pull video streams from an existing 3rd party NVR. This is for the scenario where cameras are connected to the 3rd party NVR rather than to the network directly. If you have cameras connected to the network directly that you need to add, check out this article.

 

Spot AI Dashboard

Step 1: Click on Configure at the top of the page.

Step 2: Go to Locations, find the location of interest and click Edit.

Step 3: Go to Cameras if you're not already there and the Spot AI dashboard will automatically search for your cameras and NVRs.

Step 4: Spot Genius will attempt to auto-authenticate and find how many streams the NVR has, but if that fails, please enter the following:

 Username and password:  This will be your 3rd party NVR's username and password. If you don't remember, please look at your NVR brand and model number and google the NVR's default username and password. 
 Test Path: This is the link to provide the RTSP path for your camera brand and model. Use this link to find the RTSP path of your camera or just Google “RTSP path” for the camera brand and model. Please note: you just need to input what comes after the IP address and Port in the path URL i.e. for the example RTSP path:
 RTSP URL: rtsp://username:password@192.168.1.5:554/cam/realmonitor?channel=1
 You only need to enter: /cam/realmonitor?channel=1
 If the NVR isn't able to be activated with the RTSP path set to “1”, sometimes the cameras aren't connected to the first port on the NVR, but rather one of the middle ports. Verify if this is the case by looking at the camera connections on the back of the NVR. If they start at port 8, change the channel in the RTSP path from “1” to “8”.

Step 5: Once you have entered the information. Please click Authenticate. If all inputs were valid, you will see a still image populate from the cameras with a few streaming options. 

 

For the best viewing experience, choose the streaming option which has the specs closest to: 

For Appliances starting with sn5a and up, and enterprise Appliances (snae, snea, snae2):

 Video : H.265/H.264 (H.264 is acceptable if H.265 is not an option)
 Video resolution: Up to 5MP (2560×1920 [4:3] or 2880×1620 [16:9])
 FPS: 15
 Rate Control/Bitrate Type: CBR (Constant)
 Bitrate: 2048 Kbps 
 I-Frame Rate: 15 (should match FPS, may not be an available setting)

For Appliances starting with sn4e and up:

 Video Encoding: H.265/H.264 ((H.264 is acceptable if H.265 is not an option))
 Video resolution: Up to 2MP (1920×1080)
 FPS: 15
 Rate Control/Bitrate Type: CBR (Constant)
 Bitrate: 2048 Kbps 
 I-Frame Rate: 15 (should match FPS, may not be an available setting)

 

Step 6: Click Activate on each stream. 

If you are stuck at any step, please reach out to Spot AI Support for assistance.

  

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Adding a New Camera to the Spot Dashboard

This article will guide you through how to add a camera to your Spot AI Dashboard using auto-discovery and auto-activation.  These steps will require a Spot IVR having already been added to the current location.  If that still needs to be done please follow this article. If you have cameras connected to a 3rd party NVR that you need to add, check out this article.

Step 1: Click on the Configure tab located at the top of the page.

Step 2: Go to Locations in the left-side menu, find the location of interest, and click Edit.

Step 3: Go to Cameras and the Spot AI dashboard will automatically search for your cameras and you'll see a listing of all available cameras to choose from. 

Step 4: Spot Genius will attempt to automatically authenticate all discovered cameras. 

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1.If the cameras are automatically authenticated, all you will need to do is click the Auto-Activate button on the camera listing. The appliance will immediately start ingesting video and you're done!
2.If Spot Genius is unable to auto-authenticate the camera, it will be listed with “Enter Credentials”, in which case, all you need to do is click on the listing and enter the credentials for the camera. Once authenticated, Spot Genius will use the same credentials to authenticate all cameras of the same Vendor.
3.If the camera has “Manually Activate Stream“, Spot Genius was able to authenticate the camera but doesn't have a working RTSP path. An RTSP path just needs to be added in order to activate the camera. 

For the best viewing experience, choose the streaming option which has a resolution closest to:

For Appliances starting with sn5a and up, and enterprise Appliances (snae, snea, snae2):

 Video Encoding: H.265/H.264 (H.264 is acceptable if H.265 is not an option)
 Video resolution: Up to 5MP (2560×1920 [4:3] or 2880×1620 [16:9])
 FPS: 15
 Rate Control/Bitrate Type: CBR (Constant)
 Bitrate: 2048 Kbps 
 I-Frame Rate: 15 (should match FPS, may not be an available setting)

For Appliances starting with sn4e and up:

 Video Encoding: H.265/H.264 ((H.264 is acceptable if H.265 is not an option))
 Video resolution: Up to 2MP (1920×1080)
 FPS: 15
 Rate Control/Bitrate Type: CBR (Constant)
 Bitrate: 2048 Kbps 
 I-Frame Rate: 15 (should match FPS, may not be an available setting)

This is the optimal resolution for low latency and seamless web viewing.  

cameras not showing in the list:

If you do not find your camera in the list of , here are some troubleshooting steps:

 IP address search: Go to your existing NVR and go to any individual camera stream and check for details. Find the IP address of the camera, and use “Add a Device” [check image below] to manually add the camera
 Adding Camera Subnet search: Ensure that the appliance is connected to the same network as the cameras. Often times internet access and camera network might be separate and you will have to use the second ethernet cord provided to ensure the Spot appliance is connected to both the internet and the camera network. For a more detailed article on setting this up – Setting up Dual Network Interfaces
 More detailed troubleshooting for camera discovery can be found here: Troubleshooting Camera Setup Discovery Issues

Troubleshooting cameras not authenticating or activating:

 Username and password:  This will be your camera's username and password. If you don't remember, please look at your camera brand and model number and google the camera's default username and password. If the default doesn't work, google the instruction to factory reset your particular camera name and model. 
 Test Path: This is the link to provide the RTSP path for your camera brand and model. If you're not sure what it is, Google “RTSP path” for the camera brand and model. Please note: you just need to input what comes after the IP address and Port in the path URL i.e. for the example RTSP path:
 RTSP URL: rtsp://username:password@192.168.1.5:554/cam/realmonitor?channel=1
 You only need to enter: /cam/realmonitor?channel=1
 Spot AI cameras with MAC addresses starting with 2c:6f:51, and 0c:cc:47 use the following RTSP path:
 Port: 554 
 Test Path: /
 Spot AI cameras with MAC addresses starting with b4:4d:43 use the following RTSP path: 
 Port: 554
 /snl/live/1/1
 More detailed troubleshooting for camera authentication and activation issues can be found here: Troubleshooting Camera Authentication and Activation Issues

Changing the password of an already activated camera:
If you need to change the password of a camera, please see the Camera Password Guide.  Once changed, access the camera on the Spot Dashboard (either through Maintain or Configure > Edit), click on the Connection and update the password entry there, then click Authenticate. If it's correct you will see “Valid Connection” show up in green text.

 

Here is video showing how to add cameras on dashboard 

 https://youtu.be/-iUb3MhBamA

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Camera Password Guide

As part of the initial camera installation process, Spot strongly recommends changing the camera password from the default credentials to something more secure. The supported characters, default credentials, and how to change the password for the Spot cameras are included below.

Default Credentials:

Username: admin

Password: spot2330 OR admin

For cameras with MAC addresses beginning with 0c:cc:47:

Passwords can be up to 32 characters in length, and can include upper and lowercase letters, numbers, and the following special symbols: ~!@#$%^&*-_+=|;:,./?`

Changing the Password:

1.Log into the Native Camera Config page. 
2.Click Setup > Security > User
3.Choose the admin user > Edit https://help.spot.ai/hc/article_attachments/17352791100045
4.Enter the Old Password, (new) Password, and confirm the new Password > OK https://help.spot.ai/hc/article_attachments/17352811475469

For cameras with MAC addresses beginning with 2c:6f:51:

Passwords can be up to 31 characters in length, and can include upper and lowercase letters, numbers, and the following special symbols: ~!@#$%^&*-_+=|;:,./?

1.Log into the Native Camera Config page. 
2.Click Configuration > System > Security
3.Choose the admin user > Edit https://help.spot.ai/hc/article_attachments/17353002315917
4.Enter the Old Password, make sure Modify Password is checked, (new) Password, and confirm the new Password > Save
5. https://help.spot.ai/hc/article_attachments/17352971125517

   

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