In this day and age, CCTV cameras and surveillance systems have become something of a necessity if you want your property to be properly protected. As CCTV installation experts, we have compiled a list of some of the most common mistakes to avoid when setting up CCTV cameras in your home or business. By doing it right, you’ll ensure your cameras are working well and that your property is fully protected.
Mistake #1: Incorrect Positioning
You need to position your CCTV cameras in such a way that the most critical areas are focused on e.g. points of vulnerability where intruders have gained access in the past, or areas where valuable possessions are stored. Ensure that nothing is obstructing the view of the camera lens and that the camera position gives you maximum coverage of an area. Most cameras are positioned just under the roof of buildings in order to shade them from the glare of the sun.
Mistake #2: Inferior Equipment
This is not so much a CCTV installation mistake as it is a purchasing mistake. While it is understandable that you need to work with a limited budget, buying cheap surveillance equipment means you run the risk of it not working properly, capturing poor-quality footage, breaking down at the most inconvenient times, easily, and just having a short lifespan in general. While it may be a bigger upfront cost to invest in quality equipment, it will definitely save you money in the long run and ensure you have a CCTV system that protects you properly.
Mistake #3: Too Few Cameras
If you have too few cameras installed on your property, you have basically wasted your money, as having one or two cameras is just as helpful as having none at all. This may sound harsh but criminals are very savvy when it comes to CCTV cameras, and are able to avoid detection if they know where that sole camera is. So, be sure you have enough placed around your property to make it impossible for intruders to dodge them.
Mistake #4: Not Hiring The Professionals
To avoid all of the above mistakes (as well as others not mentioned in this blog), it is wise to have professionals install your CCTV cameras and surveillance system. They can advise which system will be best for your needs and budget and can install the cameras quickly and in the right places.
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Now that you’re ready to invest in CCTV installation that will better protect everything you value, contact Integrated Security Systems today. We offer affordable business and home security solutions and products, backed up by professional service and expert advice.