Designing & Installing a Surveillance System:

Surveillance systems are used by businesses for many different reasons. Without a doubt, the most common reason for a company to implement a surveillance system is to protect their assets. Business owners have a desire to monitor what is going on in and around their buildings and properties. Whether it be to prevent intruders from entering the facilities or to keep an eye on all the employees, surveillance systems are critical for businesses. Important Factors Without question, the most important aspects of your surveillance systems system is where and how you choose to mount your cameras. Choosing a poor location will immediately put your system in a position to be far less effective than it would otherwise be. Choosing the right location is sometimes even more important than the type of cameras you choose to purchase. The first factor to consider when beginning the installation process is the location of the cameras. To pick the most effective position to place a camera you often must think like a criminal. Figure out what areas of your facility are most vulnerable to intruders. Remember, if you are focused on protecting your building, you most keep in mind that the front door is not the only place a criminal could intrude. If your building has windows, you need to consider this. To be most effective, be sure you will be able to monitor all possible entrances into your building. Finally, be sure you install your cameras in an area that will give your cameras less of a chance to be tampered with. Most surveillance cameras are not that complex and could be tampered with or broken by any intruder. A good way to prevent this is by placing your cameras up high or on a pole somewhere that an intruder would have a difficult time getting to.