Canon VB-M40 User Manual

Check included items, Safety precautions, Symbols indicating safety precautions

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For use with Network Camera VB-H41/VB-M40

Indoor Dome Housing
DR41-C-VB/DR41-S-VB Installation Guide


Indoor Dome Housing DR41-C-VB/DR41-S-VB is a separately sold product for exclusive use with
VB-H41/VB-M40. The camera is embedded into the ceiling for a clean appearance.
This Installation Guide describes the installation method using Indoor Dome Housing. Be sure to
read the “Safety Precautions” section for correct use. After reading this Installation Guide, keep it
in a readily accessible location for future reference.

In addition to this Installation Guide, also read the “Installation Guide” included with the camera
and “Operation Guide” (included in the Setup CD-ROM).
* For the latest information (firmware and included software, user manuals, operating

environment, etc.), please refer to the Canon Web Site.


Request a professional installer for all camera installation work.

Never try to install the camera yourself. Doing so may result in
unforeseen accidents such as dropping the camera or electric shock.

Check Included Items

This product comes with the following items. If any item is missing, contact the dealer where you
purchased the product.

1. Ceiling bracket x1

2. Backside ceiling bracket x2

3. Dome x1

4. Dust cover x1

5. Safety wire x1

6. Template x1

7. Fixing screws (M3) x7

8. Ceiling bracket screws (M4) x3

9. Dome fixing screw (M2) x1

10. Installation Guide (this document) x1

Safety Precautions

This section explains precautions that must be observed when using the camera. If

they are not observed, injury, death and/or property damage may occur. Read the

following information carefully and be sure to observe the precautions.

Installation Precautions


Do not install in the following places:

• Places in strong direct sunlight, near heat-generating objects, or subject to high


• Places near fire sources or flammable solvents (alcohol, thinner, fuel, etc.)
• Humid or dusty places
• Places subject to oily smoke or steam
• Places subject to sea air
• Confined or enclosed places

Fire or electric shock may result.


For installation or inspection of this camera, consult the dealer where you purchased
the product.

• This installation should be made by a qualified service person and should conform to

all local codes.

• When installing on a ceiling, make sure the surface is capable of withstanding the

total weight of the camera and indoor dome housing, and is sufficiently reinforced if


• Periodically check the parts and screws for rust and to see if they have loosened, in

order to prevent injuries and equipment damage due to falling items.

• Do not install in unstable places, places subject to significant vibration or impact, or

places subject to salt damage or corrosive gas.

• The camera cannot be installed on vertical surfaces such as walls.
• Be sure to attach the safety wire when installing the camera.
• Use exclusively with VB-H41/VB-M40.

Failure to do so may result in the camera falling or other accidents.

• Do not touch the edge of the metal parts with bare hands.
• Be careful not to trap your fingers during installation of the camera.

Injury may result.


• Do not carry the camera by the camera head.
• Do not turn the camera rotator by hand.
• Do not install the camera on an unstable or inclined surface.

Malfunction may result.

• Take care not to damage wiring or pipes in the room.

Damage to peripheral items may result.

Precautions for Use


• If you discover defective conditions such as smoke, strange sounds, heat or strange

odors, immediately stop using the camera and contact your nearest dealer.

Fire or electric shock may result from continued use of the product.

• Do not disassemble or modify the camera.
• Do not damage the connecting cable.
• Do not spill water or other liquid inside the camera, spray the camera with water, or

otherwise make it wet.

• Do not insert foreign objects into the camera.
• Do not use flammable sprays near the camera.
• Do not leave LAN cables, external power supplies or AC adapter (sold separately) power

connectors connected when the camera is not in use for long periods.

• Do not use flammable solvents such as alcohol, paint thinner or benzine when

cleaning the camera.

Fire or electric shock may result.

Notes on Power Supply


• Only use the dedicated AC Adapter PA-V17 (sold separately) for AC power.
• Do not set any heavy objects on the power cable.
• Do not pull, forcibly bend, scratch, or modify the power cable.
• Do not cover or wrap the AC adapter (sold separately) with cloth or blankets.

Fire or electric shock may result.

Be sure to read the user manual for the PA-V17 (sold separately) before use.


• Never touch the camera head during initialization. Initialization failure or malfunction

may result.

• After turning off the power, wait for at least five seconds before turning the power on

again. If the power is turned on again too quickly, the camera may not operate well.


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Printed in Taiwan

Symbols Indicating Safety Precautions

This Installation Guide uses the following marks to indicate the important information

the user should know in order to use the product safely. Be sure to observe these items.


Inappropriate handling against the instruction accompanied

by this sign may result in death or serious injury. Be sure to

observe these warnings to ensure safety.


Inappropriate handling against the instruction accompanied

by this sign may result in injury. Be sure to observe these

precautions to ensure safety.


Inappropriate handling against the instruction accompanied

by this sign may result in property damage. Be sure to observe

these precautions.


This symbol indicates important or restricted items. Be sure to

read this section.


Contains reference information for operation or additional


Using the Indoor Dome Housing

When using the indoor dome housing, it is recommended you use it with the VB-H41B/VB-M40B
(black model) to reduce the camera's visibility and reflection.


• If using the dome housing, care must be taken when installing the camera since the dome may blur the

video, or the body of the dome may be visible, when the camera lens approaches the horizontal (less
than 15°).

• The angle of view is slightly wider when using the dome housing.
• Grime on the dome may reduce image quality. Periodic cleaning is recommended. Use a soft cloth

moistened with water or diluted neutral detergent to wipe away grime, then wipe dry.

The contents of this guide are subject to change without any prior notice.

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