Organizations, companies, retail stores, and offices use CCTV cameras as an essential security tool for preventing crime, detecting anomalies, and nabbing criminals. Recently, homeowners are using these security cameras as a piece of great machinery to protect their residential facilities and premises from attacks like robbery, vandalism, and burglary.
While it’s possible to install your CCTV cameras by yourself, it’s always best to hire a CCTV professional who understands the ethics and principles of installing security cameras to eliminate loopholes that may arise from a DIY installation.
In this article, we examine some crucial factors you should consider while installing surveillance cameras around your home or office.
One of the most important factors to look out for while installing CCTV cameras in the areas to cover. Some spots on your property are more vulnerable than others and maybe easier targets for vandals and trespassers. Therefore, you need to watch out for these areas and see that they are covered. If you work with a security camera professional, they’ll analyze these spots and determine the best spots to place cameras to get optimal coverage.
CCTV Camera Types
There are various types of security cameras. Although their purposes are almost similar, their modes of operation and ideal usage often differ. Away from the traditional unidirectional camera (popularly called a bullet camera) and dome cameras found in corporate offices and malls, more people are switching to wireless CCTV cameras. These wireless security cameras do not need wires and they are easy to control. However, the type of security cameras you’ll choose should be determined by the area you want to cover and the type of quality you really desire.
Laws and Legality
You need to understand the laws governing CCTV camera installation in your state or country. By law, you should notify people that security cameras are watching them, especially in public spaces such as offices or malls. Similarly, you should also notify (maybe verbally) your domestic workers and visitors that you have CCTV cameras on your property. You should also know that it’s totally illegal to install CCTV cameras in bathrooms and similar private areas.
Specifications and Technical Details
Depending on what you really desire, you’ll also need to figure out the technical aspects of your security hardware. Can your cameras record HD videos? Will you need to buy recording and storage hardware separately? How large is the hard disk storage? Does it offer cloud storage? Does it provide remote control and access that lets you monitor and control the CCTV camera even when you are away? These and many other related questions are important for you to ask as you procure and install CCTV cameras in your home or office.
Depending on laws governing surveillance cameras in your locality, you may need to obtain official permission from local authorities. It’s also important to talk to your neighbours and seek their permission in cases where your outdoor CCTV cameras may be covering some parts of your neighbour’s space. You may need to change the directions and locations of your cameras if your neighbours complain about encroachment.
Although this list is not exhaustive, the points we have discussed above are worthy of consideration whenever you’re considering installing a CCTV camera in your office or residential space.
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