How To Create CCTV Network Diagram


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Closed-circuit television (CCTV) uses cameras and monitors to carry out video surveillance. Unlike broadcast television this system has only local signal. It is a feature of almost every video camera, yet CCTV is mainly a system for visual control of certain areas such as banks, airports, supermarkets, and other places for security reasons.

CCTV is often used to control production process, especially when people are recommended to stay away from the area (due to dangerous or unhealthy conditions). CCTV may work non-stop or during set periods of time, or watching a definite area and event. Another type of CCTV is digital video recorder (DVR). These devices vary in quality and features: motion detection, email or cell phone messaging etc. CCTV is widely used to observe public areas worldwide.

However, developing and installing CCTV system is a time-consuming process. It also requires certain knowledge and skills. ConceptDraw is a solution of setting video cameras rationally. You can achieve two aims at once: CCTV Design Tool saves your time and your money and helps you make professional video surveillance system.

  • Launch ConceptDraw PRO.
  • Set a page orientation: File – Page Setup – Horizontal Orientation – Ok.

    How To Create CCTV Network Diagram

  • Floor Plan Layer.
    • Open Inspectors – Double click on the layer – Change name.

    How To Create CCTV Network Diagram

  • In the Floor Plans Solution open the libraries containing the necessary shapes:
    • Doors
    • Walls, shell and structure
    • Windows

    How To Create CCTV Network Diagram

  • Using the necessary objects, create a floor plan.

    How To Create CCTV Network Diagram

  • File – Document Properties – Page Size – Adjust to Drawing Contents – Ok.

    How To Create CCTV Network Diagram

  • Select the floor plan (Cmd +A).
  • Open Inspectors – Line tab – Change color.

    How To Create CCTV Network Diagram

  • Windows Layer.
    • Inspectors – Layers tab – Select another layer for the next part of the drawing.
    • Lock the previous layer.

    How To Create CCTV Network Diagram

  • Open the Windows library. Place the Window objects on your floor plan.

    How To Create CCTV Network Diagram

  • Select all windows (Cmd+A). Open Inspectors – Line tab – Change color.

    How To Create CCTV Network Diagram

  • Doors Layer.
    • Inspectors – Layers tab – Select another layer for the next part of the drawing.
    • Lock the previous layer.

    How To Create CCTV Network Diagram

  • Open the Doors library. Place the Door objects on your floor plan.

    How To Create CCTV Network Diagram

  • Use Action Menu of the object for easier work.

    How To Create CCTV Network Diagram

  • Select all the Door objects – Change color using Inspectors – Line tab.

    How To Create CCTV Network Diagram

  • Rooms Layer.
    • Inspectors – Layers tab – Add a New Layer using plus icon (+).
    • Lock the previous layer.

    How To Create CCTV Network Diagram

  • Double click on the white space of the page – enter room name – move the Text box to the needed part of the floor plan.

    How To Create CCTV Network Diagram

  • To edit text, select it and open the Text tab in Inspectors.

    How To Create CCTV Network Diagram

  • Cameras Layer.
    • Inspectors – Layers tab –Add a New Layer using plus icon (+).
    • Lock the previous layer.

    How To Create CCTV Network Diagram

  • In the Security and Access Plans Solution open the Video Surveillance library.

    How To Create CCTV Network Diagram

  • Take the Camera object – Place it on the floor plan.
  • Use Rotation dot to rotate the object. Use Control dots to resize it.

    How To Create CCTV Network Diagram

  • Open Color menu from the Toolbar – Shape Color – Change color.

    How To Create CCTV Network Diagram

  • Holding down the Option key (ALT), copy the object. Place it on the diagram.

    How To Create CCTV Network Diagram

  • Take Camera P/T/Z object from the library. Place it on the floor plan.
  • Use Rotation dot to rotate the object. Use Control dots to resize it.

    How To Create CCTV Network Diagram

  • Open Color menu from the Toolbar – Shape Color – Change the color.
  • Holding down the Option key (ALT), copy the object. Place it on the diagram.

    How To Create CCTV Network Diagram

  • File – Document Properties – Page Size – Adjust to Drawing Contents – Ok.

    How To Create CCTV Network Diagram

  • Use needed objects from the library, place them on the floor plan.

    How To Create CCTV Network Diagram

  • Select the objects, holding down the Shift key, click successively on the needed objects.
  • Open Inspectors – Line tab – Change color

    How To Create CCTV Network Diagram

  • Using Direct and Smart Connectors from the Toolbar connect Camera objects.
  • Open the Line tab in Inspectors. Set End points, select color.
  • Using yellow dots on Smart Connector you can move it.

    How To Create CCTV Network Diagram

  • Now your Drawing is ready.
  • You may save it or export to different formats via the File menu.

    How To Create CCTV Network Diagram

The possibility of exporting to variety of popular graphical formats (PNG, JPEG, JPG, GIF, TIF, TIFF, BMP, DIB, EMF, SVG) and file formats, such as Microsoft PowerPoint (PPT), Adobe Acrobat (PDF), Microsoft Visio (VDX, VSDX), Adobe Flash (SWF), Encapsulated PostScript (EPS), HTML, opens wide opportunities for you.



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