Before installing the Somfy Outdoor Camera

Please note the following before mounting and installing your camera:

 

Connectivity and bandwidth 

Wireless connection:

  • 802.11b/g/n, 2.4 GHz wireless connection (compatible with WPA and WPA2 encryption)
  • Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) for installation from the app 

Required connectivity:

  • Wireless connection
  • High-speed internet connection (minimum speed of 500 Kbit/s)
  • Smartphone compatible (Android 5.0 or later / iOS 10 or later) and Bluetooth 4.0

Required bandwidth: 

  • For 360p (SD configurable from the app): minimum 150 Kbit/s (0.15 Mbps) upstream bandwidth
  • For 720p (HD configurable from the app): minimum 500 Kbit/s (0.5 Mbps) upstream bandwidth
  • For 1080p (FHD configurable from the app): minimum 1200 Kbit/s (1.2 Mbps) upstream bandwidth

 

Electrical connections

Important! Your camera must be connected to an electrical installation that meets current national standards.

  • 3 power supply options:
    • Connected to a mains socket with a suitable power cable (not included)
    • Connected to a suitable electrical outlet
    • Connected to an existing outdoor light 
  • Camera input:
    • 110-230V AC
    • 50-60Hz
    • 4.8A max
  • Camera output: maximum supported lighting power: 500W (halogen) or 100W (LED)

Warning! Turn the power off before touching any electrical installation. Working on an electrical installation is hazardous. If you are not qualified to do so, use the services of a qualified professional.

 

Tools required

You will need the following tools to install your camera: 

  • Drill with a 5mm bit
  • Crosshead screwdriver
  • Hammer
  • Level 
  • Pencil 
  • Ladder

If you wish to connect your camera to an existing light, you will need the following:

  • Electrical connection block or terminal strip
  • Electrical cables suitable for outdoor use (2 twin-core cables or 1 triple-core cable)
  • Casing to protect and secure the cabling 

 

Box contents

Your camera is supplied with the following for installation:

  • Somfy Outdoor Camera
  • Mounting plate with built-in electrical terminal
  • Reset pin
  • Allen key
  • 2 screws and 2 wall plugs
  • Installation instructions
  • Legal notices

 

Camera location tips

To ensure your camera operates effectively and to maximise its detection and deterrent capabilities, we recommend:

  • Before drilling, ensure that the chosen location is within the range of your wireless router. You can use your smartphone to check this.
  • The camera should ideally be located 2.5m above the ground. If the camera is placed too low, its detection distance will be reduced. 
  • Choose an area with overhanging eaves to protect the camera
  • Do not install the camera near a horizontal or angled surface. This will prevent infrared reflections from occurring when switching to night vision.
  • Consider any elements that may vary throughout the day, such as sunlight which may cause reflections, or branches that may move in the wind and enter the camera’s field of view.
  • The HDR function prevents sunlight from impeding the camera’s view. However, if you notice undesired reflections when playing back video, try angling the camera slightly downwards.
  • Your camera is also a passive deterrent as it can be seen by anyone approaching your home.
  • Don’t forget that your camera is equipped with a light that helps deter intruders when protection is activated or when you are watching the video feed.

Note: You must use your camera in accordance with current regulations.

 

Installation

Electrical installation of the Somfy Outdoor Camera

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