Whether you own a commercial property, are responsible for housing association buildings, or are a new home developer, having a CCTV security system in place is the most effective way to safeguard your assets.
That being said, avoiding CCTV blind spots can sometimes be a challenge, leaving you open to theft or vandalism.
Guide to Avoiding CCTV Blind spots in Your Security Systems
If you are not sure where to start when it comes to avoiding CCTV blind spots, the below five foolproof tips should get you started. From where to place your security camera to considering the lighting of an area, by the time you have read the below blog, you will be an expert in protecting your buildings.
1. Decide Where To Place Your CCTV Camera
Review your building plan before deciding where to place your CCTV cameras, as this can help you determine the ideal locations for installation. Make sure you consider the size of each area and how much zoom is needed.
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2. Have A Trial Run
One of the simplest ways to identify blind spots, once you have put your CCTV cameras in place, test them to see how effective they are. All you need to do is ask a friend or employee to pose as an intruder and to approach your building from various angles. Then you will be able to see any blind spots in your footage.
3. Think About What You Want To Achieve
Although security systems are predominantly there to deter thieves and vandals, you also need them to be able to do their job if someone does gain unlawful access to your property.
Do you need your cameras to provide facial recognition or a clear picture of a license plate, for example?
4. Consider The Lighting
Depending on the type of property you want to protect, the area may be quite well lit throughout the night, or it might be in relative darkness. This is a key consideration when choosing what type of CCTV cameras you need such as ones of with infrared lighting.
5. Pay Attention To Natural Surroundings
Often forgotten, there are many external forces that you cannot control that can affect the performance of your security systems — for example, torrential rain or harsh winds, as well as branches that may obscure their view.
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