Installing the IP Camera to a Ceiling or Wall
To install the 3421V IP camera to a ceiling or wall using a vandal resistant (VR) enclosure, perform the following steps.
Step 1 Use the included screwdriver to loosen the four screws and remove the dome cover.
Step 2 Apply the included alignment sticker to the ceiling or wall.
Step 3 Using the circle marks on the sticker, drill four (4) pilot holes into the ceiling or wall. Then hammer the included wall anchors into the holes.
Step 4 Attach the included ferrite core to the cable. Ensure that the ferrite core is attached approximately 2 inches (5 cm) away from the IP camera.
Note The 3421V IP Camera can be mounted with the cable routed through the ceiling/wall or from the side. If you want to feed the cable through the ceiling/wall, drill a 3/4 in. (19 mm) cable hole in the large notch on one end of the alignment sticker, and feed the cable through the hole.
Step 5 Secure the IP camera to the ceiling or wall with four included screws.
Step 6 (Optional) Use a mini cable with BNC connector to temporarily attach an NTSC or PAL compliant analog video display device to the analog video out port on the IP camera.
Note The mini cable with BNC adapter is included in the audio/video cables accessory kit, which you can purchase from Cisco (Cisco part number CIVS-AVCABLE).
Analog video is enabled by default to allow you to adjust the camera field of view during installation. However, it is not supported as a normal camera feed and is automatically disabled when any of the following camera settings are made:
- The primary video stream frame rate must be set higher than 15 fps.
- The secondary video stream must is enabled.
Note We recommend that you disable analog video after installation. To disable analog video, see the Cisco Video Surveillance 3000 Series IP Camera Configuration Guide.
Step 7 Remove the black cover.
Step 8 While viewing video from the IP camera, perform the following steps to adjust the 3-axis field of view:
a. Grip the two tilt adjustment screws and pan the IP camera left or right.
b. Loosen the two thumb screws, tilt the IP camera, then tighten the thumb screws.
c. Rotate the IP camera to adjust the image horizontal orientation.
Step 9 While viewing video from the IP camera, perform the following steps to adjust the back focus and zoom factor.
a. Loosen the locking screw on the focus ring, adjust the focal length (from near to infinity [∞]) to achieve a sharp image, then tighten the locking screw.
b. Loosen the locking screw on the zoom ring, adjust the zoom factor (from telephoto to wide angle) to achieve the desired field of view, then tighten the locking screw. If the focus is no longer sharp after adjusting the zoom, repeat Step 7a to achieve a sharp image.
Step 10 Install the black cover.
Step 11 Attach the dome cover to the IP camera base by aligning it with the mounting holes.
Step 12 Use the included screwdriver to tighten the four dome cover screws to secure the dome cover to the IP camera. Make sure all parts of the IP camera are securely installed.
Step 13 If you have an external input device, such as a sensor, connect it to the terminal block.
What to do next
After you install the IP camera, follow the instructions in Chapter 3, “Performing the Initial Setup of the IP Camera” to access the IP camera through your network.