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Business Security Camera Placement Mistakes

March 22, 2021

According to a 2019 study by Hayes International, businesses would have lost approximately $114 million dollars to 279,000 thieves if they did not have security cameras in place. 279,000 includes employees who work within these establishments as well.

Although businesses take the first step of implementing security cameras, they make multiple mistakes that makes their investment worthless. Avoiding these mistakes will further help protect you from financial loss.

Know your Angles

Camera placement is important during installation. Experts recommend that you place cameras at or near head level so it becomes easier to identify people when needed. Depending on your budget, some businesses make the mistake of only having one camera installed at a high angle. However, when It comes time to have to identify someone, you’re in a tough spot.

Also, one camera doesn’t deter thieves. They know that avoiding the camera will be easy.

Poor Lighting

Lighting is everything when it comes to digital evidence. For example, if you have a low quality camera aimed at a strong light source, don’t expect the camera to capture facial features. What’s the point of having a security system if it doesn’t capture evidence needed to catch thieves?

The same issue can happen during the nighttime. A low quality camera won’t be able to adjust to the light difference and clearly show facial features in the dark.

Avoiding setup Costs

What’s an easy way to avoid expensive setup costs when implementing a security system in your business? Do it yourself! Many business owners who happen to be handle try to implement cameras themselves with DIY kits. The result? Faulty security system that doesn’t get the job done. The result of that? Thieves getting away with valuables.

Be sure to hire a professional to implement your security system. Taking the cheaper route in this case will only hurt you in the long run.

While there are many mistakes made during security system implementation, these are common and should be avoided at all costs. Your business is valuable and properly protecting it is worth the cost.