What was once thought to be a security measure for businesses like banks and retail stores has now found its way home. They are not just at home; CCTV cameras are now in every place you can think of, schools, hospitals, etc.
Their proliferation has also seen them work hand-in-hand with developing technologies such as automation, cloud computing, and the internet. All this has only made them more capable and easy to use, thus making them even more efficient in matters of security.
As their popularity and use increase, the million-dollar question remains: how easy is CCTV security camera installation?
As earlier mentioned, the positioning of the CCTV camera is the holy grail of CCTV camera installation. The following are pointers you must consider when installing your surveillance cameras:1. Front elevation
Have one camera adjacent to your main door. That way, you will have a unique facial image of all people accessing that property.
Next, add a camera covering your driveway because vehicles are targets. Getting a low-light surveillance camera with a night color image will do.
Lastly, get one CCTV camera installed beneath your soffit. That way, you’ll have a view of your road area and garden.2. Side elevation
You should cover your property on both sides more if either side is accessible.
If there is a narrow side, consider getting the varifocal camera. That way, you’ll be able to adjust an image so that the focus is on a path and not a wall.
It would help if you also positioned a camera so that it looks to the front, thus seeing anyone trying to jump over a fence or gate.3. Rear elevation
Here, the camera can be positioned so that you have an overview of your rear garden. Add another camera if there’s a conservatory or extension such that blind spots are covered.
Remember to consult your neighbors on the positioning of your CCTV, more so if it is facing their property. Even though it may sound like a no-brainer, not everyone will welcome a CCTV facing their way all day and night.
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