When performing a camera installation, be sure to properly document the installation. This is crucial for the end-user, so that all information is at hand for future upgrades to the installation, and for vital safety information, such as where cables are located. Proper documentation can also help to reduce customer calls.
All aspects of the physical installation should be documented during the actual installation process. This documentation should include, but not be limited, to the following:
Physical network layout showing all cable locations and the cable and port numbering scheme
Camera and server IP addresses
Floor plan showing camera locations
Camera parameter setup list
The necessary documentation can then be handed over, allowing the end-user to verify the information and also make better use of the training provided prior to system startup.