Security Camera Installation in Calgary
The Installation Process
For CCTV and security camera installation, put your trust in the pros at Union Alarm. With over 30 years of experience in camera installations and surveillance recording systems, we can help you choose the right hardware to install and mount your new cameras and video recorders.
- First, know that we have the best available brands of surveillance hardware.
- Second, we stock a full line of network cameras and digital video recorders.
- We also install professional server racks to mount and secure your NVR Unit.
- We can service existing security cameras & upgrade outdoor camera mounts.
- Finally, we promote major brands including Bosch and HIK Vision,
As a result of your security cameras being installed by Union Alarm, we ensure that all mounts and fasteners are installed using protective sealant and backing plates wherever required. This ensures water damage is never a concern, and camera housings are securely fastened to your structure.
Notably, we carry the following installation hardware in stock for immediate use. Special camera mounts may require additional lead time for procurement.
- Wall mounts, pole mounts, and pendant hats required to mount exterior dome cameras and PTZ camera heads.
- POE network switches, managed switches, network cabling and waterproof network connectors.
- Video server racks and wall mount racks from Middle Atlantic (may require special order and lead time)
We also provide over the counter sales of home and residential camera kits for those who want to install their own security cameras. Advice on installations is always free of charge!
Frequently Asked Questions
Installation Concerns – Q&A
Can you upgrade our existing camera mounts?
Yes, we can! In many cases, clients have an older camera system with exterior enclosures. In fact, we service all brands of commercial camera systems, regardless of the company that originally installed it. Furthermore, we can service your DVR or recording devices even if you don’t have the current passwords.
In Calgary, many older camera systems include analog cameras and DVR’s (Digital Video Recorders). First, know that we can take over the service and upgrade your hardware as required.
Should we have the exterior cameras cleaned?
Yes. Absolutely! When it comes to exterior cameras, it’s important to ensure the cameras are clean at all times. At least once a year, the housings should be opened and cleaned inside and out to eliminate any moisture and keep the lenses clean and dry.
In short, this provides the best surveillance of your system as most CCTV cameras will need a clean lens in order to provide a quality picture in harsh outdoor lighting!
How do you ensure the installation is water resistant?
First! Know that we always use waterproof connectors, professional sealants and/or drip loops with our installations. This ensures the outdoor camera remains hermetically sealed and impervious to moisture.
With high winds and rain, this also guarantees that moisture never drips back into your structure to leak inside and potentially damage your walls. While understanding the benefits of a professional installation, know that we never take shortcuts!
Commercial Security Cameras
Installing Commercial Camera Systems
When it comes to professional camera installation, Union Alarm provides top-level service. Our technicians are heavily experienced with commercial installations and we know how and where to mount and position security cameras.
Furthermore, we exercise safety on all job sites with proper equipment including safety harnesses and fall arrest hardware. In many of our installations, we use scissor lifts and boom lifts to access high elevations while working around buildings and industrial sites.
We ensure all exterior camera mounts are securely fastened, and we never install any exterior cameras without professional cabling techniques being used. This protects water from leaking inside your walls as we use liquid-tite connectors and waterproof backboxes for all outdoor camera installations.
Professional installation with full safety measures taken on every UA Jobsite!
Network Video Recorder – Installation:
In addition to surveillance cameras, Union Alarm is known for its professional installations of NVR units, network switches and service racks in Calgary. This ensures your vital equipment is protected from tampering while be securely stored in a wall mount or free-standing server rack.
Furthermore, we install network cabling, POE switches and range extenders for large systems with long distance cabling. With that being said, no two installations are ever the same.
We approach each system with a full site survey, and all products and labor costs are quoted before to work begins.