Do you want to keep your business / site protected at all times? Of course, you do.
Yet unfortunately, even if you have surveillance set up around your premises, you may be placing CCTV cameras in the wrong place and therefore leaving yourself open to vandalism and theft.
Placing CCTV Cameras
Whether you are placing CCTV cameras to safeguard your business or you are looking to set up a security system to cover a large residential block, there are certain guidelines that you should follow to ensure that your building is as protected as possible.
Below you will discover the top strategies for placing CCTV cameras, plus additional top tips to make your security system even more effective.
Tip #1: Ensure You Are Placing CCTV Cameras to Monitor Important Entry Points
When placing CCTV cameras, you need to put yourself in the shoes of a burglar or vandal. Where do you think they would most likely try to break in or what are they looking to achieve? The obvious places are through back windows, back doors, and basement windows if you have any. Bike and bin stores are also areas that need to be monitored for theft and illegal fly-tipping. You need to ensure that your cameras are positioned to view these vulnerable areas.
Top tip: Don’t forget to also cover the front door for incidents of mail or package theft.
Tip #2: Ensure You Are Placing CCTV Cameras Securely
All systems need to be secure, whether you are using a loT (Internet of Things) connected system, or localised on site. Strong encryption and physical security is key. Make sure that only authorised persons have access and that you follow GDPR.
Top tip: If you have multiple sites, consider access control solutions.
Tip #3: Ensure You Are Placing CCTV Cameras in the Right Lighting
There is little point in setting up a CCTV or security system if the footage taken cannot pick up on identifying details such as facial features. Therefore, it is vital that when placing CCTV cameras that you think about lighting.
Top tip: If you don’t have sufficient outside lighting, look for night-vision capable CCTV cameras and ensure High Definition is a minimum standard.
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