Testing & Commissioning Of CCTV Cameras – Method Statement

The objectives of the process of testing and commissioning of CCTV camera is to verify proper functioning of the equipments and system after installation, and to ensure the performance of the installed system meets the specified design intent through a series of tests and adjustments. Finally to capture and record performance data of the whole installation as the baseline for future operation and maintenance.

Preparation & Pre Testing & Commissioning Work

Before start of testing & commissioning the completeness of the system shall be ensured by physical inspections and interpreting the previously submitted and approved work inspection reports/records.

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Pre-commissioning of  Cameras

  • Ensure all installation works are complete as per approved method statement for installation of CCTV system. Also ensure that IT data network is ready and commissioned.
  • Make sure all cables/wires for CCTV system has been tested for continuity.
  • First Step involved in pre commissioning is to establish LAN network between camera and commissioning laptop.
  • Connect IP camera network port to the portable POE network switch from the patch panel in respective communication room. Plug the commissioning laptop to the other port of the portable network switch.
  • Set the IP address of commissioning laptop to the required  range.
  • From the commissioning laptop run “Configuration Manager” application. Then press search.
  • Fixed dome IP camera with default IP address will be discovered in IP Installer windows.
  • Click “Manual Set” button on the IP Installer application and set the IP address of the camera as per your own IT network plan.
  • Now change the IP address of commissioning laptop same as of IT network plan and again discover the camera through IP Installer application.
  • Once the camera is discovered double click on it, web browser for the camera will open “Live Monitoring View” screen will open. Go to setup then camera setup then focus setup.
  • Adjust zoom and focus for the camera lens to the desired field of view
  • Go to system setup then time and date setup.
  • Check Synchronize with the time of PC define IP address of the related communication server.
  • Pre commissioning of camera is complete.

Pre-commissioning Of Analogue Camera

  • Ensure all installation works are complete as per approved method statement for installation of CCTV system and drawings. Also ensure that ICT data network is ready and commissioned.
  • First step involved in pre commissioning is to establish LAN network between Encoder and commissioning laptop.
  • Connect network port to the portable POE network switch from the patch panel in respective communication room. Plug the commissioning laptop to the other port of the portable network switch
  • Set the IP address of commissioning laptop to the  required range
  • Open the video encoder with default IP address from web browser.
  • Enter the Username with Password
  • Go to encoder settings for selecting the profile
  • Now go to system settings and set password and date and time. For date and time define the IP address of respective communication gateway.
  • Go to network settings and change the IP address same as of IT network plan.
  • Now change the IP address of commissioning laptop same as of IT network plan.
  • Open the web browser of encoder with new IP address.
  • Login to encoder web browser by entering user name and password.
  • Go to live monitoring view page and adjust the focus of camera.
  • Focusing of camera to be done manually from camera lens.
  • Pre commissioning of encoder and camera is complete.

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Commissioning of Fixed Dome IP Cameras

  • Open the CCTV application on the desktop client.
  • Login – using the user name and password.
  • Create the site tree e.g. levels 02, level 3 or floor 1 etc
  • Go to “System Tool Box” then “All devices” then “CCTV System”.
  • From CCTV System go to IP camera.
  • Define Camera name, CG, Site name, Device Type, Time zone, IP address.
  • Now click on the NVR configuration and define IP address of NVR, Video data backup path, Retention period. Click ok.
  • IP camera is created with its NVR association.
  • Go to the device browser and right click on the IP camera then press discover. H264 and MPEG profile of the camera will be discovered.
  • Now right click on IP camera and press edit. Select live video profile as H264 and NVR profile as MPEG.
  • Open the Video Viewer from software i.e. Fusion toolbar. Drag the IP camera from device browser and drop it into any pane. Live video of camera will be displayed.

Commissioning of Analogue Camera with Encoder

  • Open the CCTV application on the desktop client.
  • Login using the user name and password
  • Create the site tree i.e. floor 01, 02, or level 02, level 03
  • Go to “System Tool Box” then “All devices” then “CCTV System”.
  • From CCTV System, go to IP encoder.
  • Define Encoder name, CG, Site name, Device Type  Time zone, IP address. Now click on the NVR configuration and define IP address of NVR, Video data backup path, Retention period. Click ok
  • Video encoder is created with its NVR association.
  • Go to the device browser and right click on the encoder then press add analogue camera. Analogue camera will be attached to this encoder.
  • Now right click on IP encoder and press edit. Select live video profile as H264 and NVR profile as MPEG.
  • Open the Video Viewer from Fusion toolbar. Drag the analogue camera from device browser and drop it into any pane. Live video of camera will be displayed

Testing of CCTV Cameras

Camera function, coverage and quality can be checked from the desktop client software, select the camera and verify the picture quality.

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