FloodCam Installation

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Question

How do I install my FloodCam?

Answer

This is a very simple system to install - just a few connections and you're up and running, assuming you will use the FloodCam to replace an existing outside floodlight or porch light. If not, you will need to install a wall box and run conduit to it. If you need help installing a wall box and running conduit, please contact a local electrician or X10 installer.

Assembling the Parts

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  1. Screw the base of each lamp holder into the outer holes on the mounting plate.
  2. Rotate the locking ring on each lamp holder towards the plate until the lamp holder is secure against the plate.
  3. Screw the threaded end of the motion activated camera into the center hole on the mounting plate.
  4. Lock the motion activated camera into place using the locking ring.
  5. Locate each lamp holder’s WHITE wire and one of the WHITE wires from the motion activated camera and twist all three wires together using a wire nut (supplied).
  6. Locate each BLACK wire from the lamp holders and connect them both to the BLUE wire from the motion activated camera, again using a wire nut.
  7. Make sure no bare whiskers of wire stick out from the wire nuts (cover with electrical tape if necessary).

Installing the Assembly

You can install the Motion Activated Camera in a wall box that is powered at all times or in a wall box that is controlled by a wall switch, but if it is controlled by a wall switch, make sure you leave the switch on at all times. Turning the switch off will completely disable the motion activated camera. CAUTION: To prevent severe damage to the unit, do not connect it to a wall box that is controlled by any kind of dimmer or remote controlled switch. WARNING: Before making the following connections, be sure the power to the junction box you are installing the motion activated camera into is turned off. If not, a serious shock hazard will exist.

  1. Install the gasket (supplied) onto the junction box, and route the house wiring through the gasket.
  2. Connect the GREEN wire from the mounting plate to the bare ground wire in the junction box, or ground screw if there is one.
  3. Connect the WHITE (Neutral) wire from the motion activated camera assembly to the house wiring’s WHITE (Neutral) wire, using a wire nut.
  4. Connect the BLACK (Live) wire from the motion activated camera assembly to the house wiring’s BLACK (Live) wire, using a wire nut.
  5. Make sure no bare whiskers of wire stick out from the wire nuts (cover with electrical tape if necessary).
  6. Secure the mounting plate to the junction box using the screws supplied.
  7. Secure the insulating ring in each lamp holder and screw a bulb (max. 150W, not supplied) into each lamp holder.