Remote Video Surveillance Systems have become the preferred choice for property owners looking to protect their homes and businesses. These systems enable users to view live security feeds from any computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone, and other smart devices connected to the Internet. However, many users have no idea how they can improve the effectiveness of their security camera systems.
Choosing the best locations for CCTV cameras
Video Surveillance Systems require cameras to capture video images. The cameras must be installed in strategic locations, depending on what one intends to achieve. CCTV installation experts recommend that cameras be deployed in two major areas, namely, chokepoints and assets.
These refer to entry and exit points, and other critical areas within the property where both human and vehicle traffic must pass. Some of the common chokepoints include driveways, doorways, and hallways. Surveillance cameras at these points enable the CCTV operator to monitor everyone who enters or exits, as well as their movements within the facility.
2. Cover Assets
These refer to valuable items or sensitive areas within the property that require enhanced security. Every organization has different priorities and needs which determine the important assets within their premises. Examples of assets are cash registers, merchandise, safes, private offices, and parking lots. Security cameras at these locations have a wide range of application, including:
- Crime deterrence: Intruders, shoplifters, robbers, vandals and other criminal elements pose serious challenges for businesses. In most instances, criminals target an organization's assets. Therefore, installing cameras to monitor these assets would deter would be criminals from making an attempt on them.
- Public Safety: Some businesses engage in activities such as manufacturing that pose serious health and safety risks. In addition, there might be areas within the business premises where hazardous material is stored. As such, it is important to restrict access to these areas and ensure that only authorized personnel have access. Surveillance cameras can be integrated with other access control devices to monitor the movements in and out of these areas, and keep out unauthorized personnel.
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