Indoor Dome Housing
DR41-C-VB/DR41-S-VB Installation Guide
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:
Indoor Dome Housing DR41-C-VB/DR41-S-VB is a separately sold product for exclusive use with
VB-H43/VB-M42/VB-H41/VB-M40. This allows installation of the camera recessed into the ceiling.
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).
•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 the latest information (firmware and included software, user manuals, operating
environment, etc.), please refer to the Canon Web Site.
* Some cameras are not sold in some countries or regions.
CautionRequest 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.
2. Backside ceiling bracket x2
3. Dome x1
5. Safety wire x1
7. Fixing screws (M3) x7
9. Dome fixing screw (M2) x1
•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.
Failure to do so may result in the camera falling or other accidents.
4. Dust cover x1
For installation or inspection of this camera, consult the dealer where you purchased
the product.
•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 the camera.
1. Ceiling bracket x1
6. Template x1
8.Ceiling bracket screws (M4) x3
10. Installation Guide (this document) x1
•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.
Symbols Indicating Camera Model
Camera specific functions will be listed using the icons below.
: VB-H43
: VB-M42
: VB-H41
: VB-M40
© CANON INC. 2014
Printed in Taiwan
•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.
Using the Indoor Dome Housing
When using the indoor dome housing, it is recommended you use it with the VB-H43B/VB-M42B/
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.
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
•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 (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 dedicated AC adapter (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.
The contents of this guide are subject to change without any prior notice.
M3 x 4
M3 x 3
Installing the Camera
The procedures for mounting the camera to the ceiling using the indoor dome housing are
described below.
Before installing the camera, set the IP address and other network information on the camera
using the “VB Initial Setting Tool” on the Setup CD-ROM.
For details on how to operate the “VB Initial Setting Tool”, see “Operation Guide”.
If using an memory card, insert the memory card into the camera before installing (see
“Installation Guide” > “Using an Memory Card” included with the camera).
Once the camera is installed to the ceiling, to insert and remove the memory card, the camera must be
removed from the ceiling and the ceiling bracket dismounted.
1 Determine an installation position for the camera and drill holes in the ceiling
Using the included template, line up the directon of the camera, determine the locations of
the backside ceiling bracket mounting holes (three) and the ceiling bracket holes, then drill
the holes ( 165 mm ( 6.50 in.)) into the ceiling.
Use the template with the printed side facing you.
Ceiling bracket screw
M4 x 3
When mounting the indoor dome housing, be sure no shavings enter the dome.
2 Mount the camera to the ceiling bracket
Affix with four included fixing screw (M3).
3 Mount the dust cover to the ceiling bracket
Affix with three included fixing screw (M3).
4 Attach the backside ceiling brackets inside the ceiling
From the inside of the ceiling, insert the protrusions on the backside ceiling brackets through
the mounting holes drilled in step 1.
5 Temporarily tighten screws to the backside ceiling bracket
Temporarily tighten the three included ceiling bracket screws (M4) through the ceiling.
6 Secure the safety wire
Securely attach the safety wire to an anchor or structure. After securing one end of the safety wire
to the ceiling, secure the other end to the camera using the screw that is fastened to the camera.
7 Connect the LAN cable to the camera through the wiring hole
If AC Adapter (sold separately) or an external power supply is used, connect the power connector
to the camera. Connect cables to external device I/O terminals and audio input/output terminals
as necessary (see “Installation Guide” > “Connecting the Camera” included with the camera.).
8 Mount the ceiling bracket on the ceiling
Position the ceiling bracket over the screws temporarily tightened in step 5, turn clockwise to
temporarily secure in place, and completely fasten the screws.
9 Attach the dome
Align the (O) mark on the dome with the (I) mark on the ceiling bracket, and turn clockwise
until the (I) mark on the dome aligns with the (I) mark on the ceiling bracket. This procedure
also aligns the ceiling bracket screw hole with the dome fixing screw hole.
10 Affix the dome
To prevent the dome from rotating, attach one dome fixing screw (M2).
11 Reboot the camera when the installation is complete
Safety wire
Secure to an
anchor or
The camera position is initialized (see “Operation Guide” > “Setting Page” > “Maintenance”).
LAN cable
While the LED is on, light may reflect inside the dome and be captured on video. If this happens, set the
LED setting to [Turn Off] (see “Operation Guide” > “LED Setting”).
Ceiling board
Main Specifications
External Dimensions
( 7.
7( 0.28)
(R R6
2.4 2
204 (8.03)
.18 s)
( 0 nt hole
3- iling mo
10 (0.39)
176 (6.93)
92 (3.62)
162 (6.38)
(Max. circumscribed
exterior dimension)
Unit: mm (in.)
( x H) 204 x 176 mm ( 8.03 x 6.93 in.) (Dome: R62 mm (R2.44 in.))
Approx. 765 g (1.687 lb.) (excluding camera)
Smoked (DR41-S-VB)
This dome is approximately 50% transparent.
Min. subject illumination
Day Mode (color)
0 .8 lux (F1.6, shutter speed 1/30 sec., when smart shade control is off, 50IRE)
0.06 lux (F1.6, shutter speed 1/2 sec., when smart shade control is off, 50IRE)
0.02 lux (F1.6, shutter speed 1/2 sec., when smart shade control is on, 50IRE)
0.8 lux (F1.6, shutter speed 1/30 sec., when smart shade control is off)
0.2 lux (F1.6, shutter speed 1/8 sec., when smart shade control is off)
0.06 lux (F1.6, shutter speed 1/8 sec., when smart shade control is on)
Night Mode (monochrome)
0 .04 lux (F1.6, shutter speed 1/30 sec., when smart shade control is off, 50IRE)
0.004 lux (F1.6, shutter speed 1/2 sec., when smart shade control is off, 50IRE)
0.002 lux (F1.6, shutter speed 1/2 sec., when smart shade control is on, 50IRE)
0.02 lux (F1.6, shutter speed 1/30 sec., when smart shade control is off)
0.004 lux (F1.6, shutter speed 1/8 sec., when smart shade control is off)
0.002 lux (F1.6, shutter speed 1/8 sec., when smart shade control is on)