Optimal signal quality is obtained when there are no obstacles whatsoever between the antennas. Avoid placing antennas at different heights and/or placing them close to metal objects. Keep this in mind when planning your installation.
It is important that both outdoor antennas are placed on the outside of the buildings to reduce the number of obstacles.
- Free line of sight: Decide where you intend to place the outdoor antennas. Make sure that there are as few obstacles (trees, bushes, buildings) as possible in the line between the outdoor antennas.
- Antenna cable length:Three antenna cables are included in the farmCam box: A 16m cable for the camera, a 9m cable with 90° connection for the monitor and one extra 9m cable. The extra 9m cable can be used with either the camera and the monitor. If you would like to use it, screw the two cables together. If you intend to extend the cable to the monitor you will need to use the large antenna instead of the medium one. (See Chapter 9, Installing the outdoor antennas.)
- Camera Placement: Avoid placing the camera behind glass or windows as the glass will reflect the night vision IR light and cause a blurred picture. If you are planning to use the motion detection function, avoid pointing the camera at bushes, flags or other objects that might move in the wind and cause unwanted recordings.
The 2,4 GHz frequency signals are sent out as radio waves in the air. The waves can penetrate most objects or bounce around them. However, the signals loose strength at every obstacle (trees, windows, walls etc.) they need to penetrate. If penetrating metal or concrete, the signal strength will be substantially reduced.