DIY: How to Install and Set-Up Your NLSG Security Camera. - Norita Live Security Guards, LLC

DIY: How to Install and Set-Up Your NLSG Security Camera.

Are you a DIY neophiliac? Then you will love this.

Yes, you can easily install your NLSG – Live Monitoring security camera yourself. In small and easy steps. In less than 30 minutes, you can actually finish:

  • Activating your Hub,
  • Synching your HUB to your cameras and mobile device,
  • Locating mounting points and testing camera Wi-Fi strength,
  • Setting up your protection zones,
  • Drilling in the mounts,
  • Mounting up the cameras, and
  • Registering your camera with our Live Guards.

Imagine – you won’t even require complex tools. You get your security camera kit with everything, including installation accessories and a simple to follow instructional video. Our camera system is an easy self-installation pack.

You won’t need to hire a qualified Electrician either, plus you won’t need a city permit. Your cameras won’t ever need to be plugged into any electric socket. They run on batteries, and your cameras won’t be running on messy network cables either, they will use Wi-Fi.

Loving this? Then let me take you through the simple DIY process of installing your smart home NLSG security camera system.

1. What’s Included?

You get your shipment package with: cameras, a single Hub, batteries, yard sign, power supply plug, Ethernet cable (for connecting your Hub to your Wi-Fi router), wall-mounting, a masonry drill bit (5mm or 3/16″), and a screwdriver.

On the picture below, you can find all the pieces that get delivered to you:

NLSG sells 1, 2 and 3 camera systems for those with smaller properties. We also sell 4, 5 and 6 camera systems for those with larger properties. However, each extra camera comes with its own masonry drill bit. That’s the only difference you will see for each camera set package.

Inside the package, you will also get an extra rechargeable battery for back up.

2. What’s Required?

Before you start, just make sure you have a ladder to reach your select mounting points. Then you also need to source a handy screwdriver, which comes in the package courtesy of NLSG.


NLSG recommends that each Camera be mounted 6 – 8ft high, so you will definitely need a small ladder or anything similar to step onto.


Do you want to mount the cameras on brick, concrete, wood or stucco? That means you need to drill holes, so for that, you definitely need an electric or battery powered drill. Do you use regular nails? Nope. NLSG packs in some masonry drill bits, one drill bit for each camera.

3. Download the App

Now next step, clear your working space and download our NLSG mobile app.

Mobile device

Our mobile App is compatible with:

  • A mobile smartphone or tablet.
  • Operating System versions:
    • Apple devices: iOS version 10 or higher
    • Android devices: 4.4 or 5 or higher

Any other older operating system, will not work perfectly.

To download the mobile app for your Apple or Android device, you can scan the following QR code to be directed to the app in the app store on your device:

4. Select a Place for the Hub.

Your Hub needs to be in a central location inside your house, to help it ping out a strong Wi-Fi bandwidth to your cameras, back and forth. When you synch the Hub to the Cameras, your mobile App should be able to show you whether the signal strength has one, two or three bars.

You will need to find a raised place, like atop a cabinet. You will also need the Hub to be at least 6 to 8 feet above the ground, away from signal interfering equipment like your microwave, fridge and home phone.

5. Connect the Hub.

Your Hub actually is the brains of your NLSG security system. So kindly tackle it first. Simply connect your Hub to your Wi-Fi router, and plug it into a power source, before syncing it with your mobile phone, via the App.

Please Note: Both your Hub and mobile phone, need to be on the same Wi-Fi network, for your synching connection to work! If they are both on different networks, synching won’t work!

Internet connection.

You then need to use the provided Ethernet cable to link up the Hub to you Internet Router. Your Hub needs internet access, to be able to communicate with our Live Monitoring servers and to link you up to guards on duty.

As soon as your Hub is on both power and internet, it will take some time running updates. You may want to use that time for a coffee break, as you wait for it to finish.

However, to effectively synch up the cameras, you need an upload speed of at least 1.5Mbps per camera. You can do a quick speed test by visiting sites that test internet connection speed, like the link below:

6. Charging Your Battery

The app actually guides you in charging your spare battery and placing the other batteries each in its own camera. To recap on what the App will instruct, kindly do the following:

  • 1. Remove the Camera from the mount.
  • 2. Remove the battery compartment lid and slide the Battery out.
  • 3. Insert a charged battery into the compartment and replace the lid.
  • 4. Press the camera power button once and release. The button is located on the rear of the Camera see illustration below.
  • 5. The Camera will re-connect to the Hub.

With NLSG kits, you will receive an extra battery so you can swap out empty batteries without waiting for them to charge. However, the Smart Hub with AI processor, which is basically the brains of the system, must always remain plugged into your power outlet.

7. Pair/Connect Your Camera to the Hub

On the next step, before you take your camera outside, you need to pair it with your Hub first, whilst you are still inside the house. Once paired, you can now take it out to your preferred installation spot.

To pair the cameras, you need to insert the batteries, then standing next to your AI hub, follow the prompts in the mobile app. Once paired, the camera can be moved to where you plan to mount it so you can check the NLSG app for the wireless signal strength.

8. Position the Camera

To position the camera, put it in such a way that if any persons were to walk in the field of view, they would be walking from one side of the camera view to the other. Instead of them walking up to the camera.

This kind of positioning is necessary, since the cameras can capture optimal video stream if something moves across the protection zone, rather than towards the camera itself.

Camera Placement – Isolate Environmental Factors.

When positioning and setting up each Camera, it is important to isolate environmental factors as much as possible. Branches, flags, swings or similar close to the Camera can cause undesirable triggers that reduce Camera battery life. Avoid directing a Camera towards a busy street as this will also reduce battery life.

Optimize Protection Zones.

The NLSG system will analyze only the activity that occurs within the Protection Zone that is marked for each Camera. The Protection Zones can be edited quickly to ensure the best performance and to reduce false alerts. Focusing the Protection Zones so they are smaller and avoiding busy areas will extend battery life.

Here are some guidelines to follow related to Protection Zones:

  • First, go into edit protection zone for the Camera in the system settings. Assess the field of view for the Camera and optimize the red Protection Zone to include only the specific areas where coverage is needed.

Edit the Protection Zone so it does not include busy public areas (e.g. a street, sidewalk or busy driveway).

  • Reducing the size of the Protection Zone will decrease false alert.
  • Review the Protection Zone positioning on a regular basis especially after replacing batteries or adjusting the Camera angle or position.

In the app, NLSG lets you create protection zones, which affects motion detection. Using your finger, you can drag and drop the areas in view where you want to control the motion detection.

9. Syncing or Verifying the Connection and Signal Strength

Camera Placement – Consider Wi-Fi Signal Strength.

When a Camera is unable to communicate efficiently with the Hub it may lose its connection.  In this case, the Camera will wake and attempt to reconnect to the Hub once every minute. If the Hub is powered off or the Camera is out of range, this will considerably reduce the Camera battery life.

Here are some points to help ensure strong Wi-Fi signal strength:

  • Position the Hub in a central location
  • Position the Hub in a raised position (not on the floor).
  • Position the Hub to avoid metal obstacles.
  • Avoid sources of interference (cordless phones, smart speakers, microwave ovens…).

Follow the separate guides covering Hub and Camera placement for full details to help ensure good Wi-Fi signal strength.

10. Install the Mount

What follows is the “hard” part, although, with the aforementioned instructional video, you will be able to screw and drill the mounts with ease.

11. Attach the Camera

Once you complete installing the mount, you now secure the cameras into their appropriate mounts and shift them to your desired angle. Then, you set up protection zones on the app, including your porch, back patio, and driveway, basically any space you want to protect.

12. Request for Live Guard Response/Confirm Ownership

Your favorite part will definitely be confirming that you are the owner of the security system—for this – just stand in front of one of your cameras, form an “O” above your head, and a NLSG Live Guard will respond within seconds and identified you.

Our NLSG security cameras provide impeccable proactive protection for you and your family, in such a way that we stop intruders before they break into your home to harm you.

Why wait any longer. Get yourself a camera set from our shop, by hitting the “SHOP NOW” button below.



Our writer has some years of experience, working as a Security Control Room - Operator. He has a deep passion for security related techs and trends. He loves sharing viral and useful stuff about the latest security camera gadgets - hot on the market. Keep visiting our blog for more.

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