AHD Rear Camera

AHD Heavy-Duty Camera

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The AHD Heavy Duty Camera (Kit P/N: DVR-916 (9000165), Camera P/N: PC-1916 (8010031)) is mounted in the rear, top area of a vehicle for easier wiring and a better field of view. The camera bracket allows for mounting above, below, or directly to the mounting surface. The camera has four (4) infrared (IR) LEDs for illumination during low light conditions. The camera is waterproof with a built-in microphone and wide 110° horizontal and 60° vertical coverage. The camera also has an optional heavy-duty mounting bracket (P/N: PC-1271 (8090393)) to protect the camera from harsh conditions.

Mounting Location and Installation:

This camera is often used on the outside rear of heavy-duty vehicles like box trucks, van trailers, and fire trucks to provide video capture of backup incidents and observation behind the vehicle. 

When using the U-Bracket, the camera can only be mounted to a horizontal surface. It can be mounted above, below, or directly to the mounting surface and can adjust up to 180°. The camera mounting screw holes are slotted to allow the camera to be aimed left or right after mounting. 

The Heavy-Duty Bracket is designed for vertical mounting. It offers greater protection from heavy debris and covers the camera from the top and sides.

Heavy-Duty Camera Brackets 

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U-Bracket

1. Locate the desired mounting location of the camera. It is recommended to power on the DVR unit and temporarily connect the camera to it and observe that the view in the desired mounting location is satisfactory before proceeding to the next step.

2. When the desired mounting location is found, mark or measure the two (2) mounting screw hole locations in the bracket (shown in ORANGE below). If necessary, remove the camera from the bracket.

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3. If the cable is routed through the vehicle body, it is often routed through a 3/4” hole drilled directly in the center of the vehicle body behind the bracket shown in RED above). Mark and drill this hole if needed. Remove any burrs from the hole to prevent damage to the cable.

4. Install the camera bracket to the marked locations from step 2 (shown in ORANGE above). Ensure the bracket is oriented for a proper aim as shown in the image above right, if needed flip the bracket 180° to allow proper adjustment.

5. Install the camera into the bracket with the six (6) screws, metal washers, and nylon washers as shown below. Leave the screws slightly loose until the final camera aim adjustment is completed.

6. Route the camera cable through the mounting hole (shown in RED above) in the center of the bracket (if applicable) and install a grommet or put adhesive around the cable to provide a seal with the hole.

7. Route and install the extension cable(s) to the camera’s final mounting location and connect it to the camera. Leave enough slack to allow removal of the camera if necessary for service in the future (4”-6”).

8. Power on the DVR unit and connect to the Wi-Fi to view the live camera image to properly aim it on the view page.

9. After the camera is aimed, tighten the six (6) mounting screws on the sides of the camera.

Heavy-Duty Bracket

  1. Locate the desired mounting location of the camera. It is recommended to power on the DVR unit, temporarily connect the camera, and observe that the view in the desired mounting location is satisfactory before proceeding to the next step.
  2. Important! Make sure there is no wiring behind the desired mounting location that could be damaged when mounting the camera to the vehicle.
  3. If the cable will be routed through the vehicle body, it is often routed through a ¾” hole drilled directly in the center of the vehicle body behind the bracket. Mark and drill this hole if needed. Remove any burrs or jagged edges from the hole to prevent damage to the cable.
  4. Holding the bracket up with the cable slot centered on the hole drilled from step 3, use a 5/16” socket to screw the four (4) mounting screws into the vehicle body. Make sure that the bracket is level to the vehicle body.
  5. Route the camera cable through the cable hole and install a grommet or put adhesive around the cable to provide a seal with the hole.
  6. Install the camera into the bracket with the six (6) screws and washers. Leave the screws slightly loose until the final camera aim adjustment is completed. After the camera is aimed, fully tighten the camera.

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