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Development of Recess Mounts for Fixed Dome Cameras

Jacobsson, Caroline LU and Karlsson, Linnéa LU (2015) MMK920 20151
Product Development
Abstract (Swedish)
This report describes the development of new concepts for recess mounts for fixed dome surveillance cameras. Several customers have the need to install their fixed dome cameras recessed into the ceiling, to make them discreet and prevent them from protruding. The aim was to find a solution that offers easier installation, without compromising mechanical properties and cost of goods sold compared to current recess mounts.
The first phase aimed to gather information and insight about fixed dome cameras, existing recess mount solutions, the installers’ conditions and experiences and other factors affecting the design of a recess mount. The main focus was set to develop a concept for P32-cameras, that offers easier installation at a lower... (More)
This report describes the development of new concepts for recess mounts for fixed dome surveillance cameras. Several customers have the need to install their fixed dome cameras recessed into the ceiling, to make them discreet and prevent them from protruding. The aim was to find a solution that offers easier installation, without compromising mechanical properties and cost of goods sold compared to current recess mounts.
The first phase aimed to gather information and insight about fixed dome cameras, existing recess mount solutions, the installers’ conditions and experiences and other factors affecting the design of a recess mount. The main focus was set to develop a concept for P32-cameras, that offers easier installation at a lower price than the current products. The main target group was set to retail, where there is a need for discreet installation. During the following phase, customer needs were identified and interpreted into functions and target specifications.
Concepts were generated during the third phase, idea generation within the team and during workshops resulted in hundreds of sketches. These were eventually narrowed down to a few concepts, with different characteristics. These concepts were evaluated based on the earlier stated specifications, which eventually resulted in one final concept.
During the final phase, the final concept was designed in detail. Several prototypes were made to evaluate function and appearance. The final design proposal consists of four plastic molded parts; an upper part which is placed above the ceiling, a lower part in which the camera is mounted, a threaded rod which tightens the two parts around the ceiling and a cover which is designed to protrude as little as possible.
The resulting design offers significantly improved ease of installation at a considerably lower price which opens up new opportunities to sell to a new market compared to today. (Less)
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Jacobsson, Caroline LU and Karlsson, Linnéa LU
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MMK920 20151
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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keywords
Recess Mount, Network Camera, Ease of installation, Product Development, Mechanical Engineering
language
English
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7370538
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2015-06-22 10:59:42
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  abstract     = {This report describes the development of new concepts for recess mounts for fixed dome surveillance cameras. Several customers have the need to install their fixed dome cameras recessed into the ceiling, to make them discreet and prevent them from protruding. The aim was to find a solution that offers easier installation, without compromising mechanical properties and cost of goods sold compared to current recess mounts.
The first phase aimed to gather information and insight about fixed dome cameras, existing recess mount solutions, the installers’ conditions and experiences and other factors affecting the design of a recess mount. The main focus was set to develop a concept for P32-cameras, that offers easier installation at a lower price than the current products. The main target group was set to retail, where there is a need for discreet installation. During the following phase, customer needs were identified and interpreted into functions and target specifications.
Concepts were generated during the third phase, idea generation within the team and during workshops resulted in hundreds of sketches. These were eventually narrowed down to a few concepts, with different characteristics. These concepts were evaluated based on the earlier stated specifications, which eventually resulted in one final concept.
During the final phase, the final concept was designed in detail. Several prototypes were made to evaluate function and appearance. The final design proposal consists of four plastic molded parts; an upper part which is placed above the ceiling, a lower part in which the camera is mounted, a threaded rod which tightens the two parts around the ceiling and a cover which is designed to protrude as little as possible.
The resulting design offers significantly improved ease of installation at a considerably lower price which opens up new opportunities to sell to a new market compared to today.},
  author       = {Jacobsson, Caroline and Karlsson, Linnéa},
  keyword      = {Recess Mount,Network Camera,Ease of installation,Product Development,Mechanical Engineering},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Development of Recess Mounts for Fixed Dome Cameras},
  year         = {2015},
}