A dry run is a great way to mitigate the risk of running into issues when you are high up on the lift in the middle of the installation. Read this article to get to know all you need to know about technical requirements and how to test whether the camera connection works.
Complete the Dry Run in three steps
Start by testing the camera system under the same or similar network and firewall configurations as you will have on location. Get cables and switch prepped.
Connect cameras to a PoE or PoE+ switch. If PoE is not supported by the switch you can use external PoE injectors.
Check your installer link to see if the camera's images are visible. You should see a live image once they are connected to the switch.
Note: As long as you have an Internet connection and a firewall that will let through the traffic as described above, the cameras will report back to our backend when you plug in the Ethernet cable from the PoE switch to the cameras. If they don't show up or go offline again, check the camera offline troubleshooting article for help.
If you are on a PC or Mac and want to find the cameras IP’s in the local network you can use these tools:
Mac via Chrome browser https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/mdns-browser/kipighjpklofchgbdgclfaoccdlghidp
What is next?
After completing the Dry Run contact the Installation Manager and share the date or week when you want to start the installation. Please do that at least 48 in advance and use this email: email@example.com