By now, you already know that installing CCTV cameras around your business premises or office is an important security measure with many advantages. With active surveillance cameras, you can prevent theft, burglary, and vandalism around the clock – even after business hours. Added to that, CCTV surveillance systems also give you and your employees peace of mind, enhance productivity, and all-around safety of goods, resources, and assets.
However, as much as installing CCTV cameras in your business premises require some technicalities and expertise, deciding where to position them also needs some due diligence. Installers need to place surveillance cameras at the most strategic locations, use the best height and angles, and avoid blind spots. All of this would make your surveillance systems work efficiently and make them a worthy investment.
In this post, we shall examine some important areas to position CCTV cameras in business environments.
Placing functional security cameras at the entrance/exit door of your business facility allows you to easily track and observe who enters the premises, when they exit, monitor how long they stay in the facility, and also with a clear view of their faces – in case you need to identify them later. It’s also important that you place these CCTV cameras at strategic, visible spots of the entrance and exit doors so that visitors are aware they are under active surveillance. This goes a long way to deter intending vandals, thieves, trespassers, and burglars on your property.
However, it’s also necessary to consider lighting when installing security cameras next to doors. For the highest quality images, it’s best to place cameras above the door and away from windows or direct light sources. When bright light floods cameras sensors, they may produce dull or blurred footages, in which the captured faces may be partially unclear or unrecognizable.
Most commercial properties often overlook their reception areas while installing surveillance systems. However, since the reception area serves as the hub for incoming and outgoing employees and visitors, it requires close monitoring and uninterrupted surveillance. If you have an office where the reception faces a busy street, you should know that trespassers may attempt to use it to force their way into the premises. When you choose to position a security camera at your reception, you can stay abreast of the entry and exit of customers and staff, and also identify suspicious activity.
Storage rooms housing sensitive resources such as corporate documents, server racks, or products scheduled for distribution, are often restricted from general access. Sometimes, these storerooms may become primary targets of criminals. Hence, it’s great to position CCTV cameras at the door of storage rooms so that you can monitor whoever enters or exits the room, and taking notes of unauthorised attempts to access.
In large business environments, warehouses may house products worth huge amounts of money and are often a primary target for burglars and vandals. Therefore, you have to place sufficient CCTV cameras at visible spots around your warehouses to track who enters or leaves the warehouse, identify and deter trespassers with ulterior motives. Conversely, if you have a large warehouse, ensure you keep security cameras in sight to discourage thieves who may target certain sections in the warehouse. This will help you stay security-conscious and avoid losses.
We are certain this post will help you to position your CCTV cameras in areas with the utmost importance to your business. For your professional security solutions in Nigeria, contact Trivest Technologies on +234-802-230-6494 or forward a mail to email@example.com