How to Properly Place Your Business Surveillance System

October 24th, 2019



To protect employees, staff, and others, many businesses install video surveillance systems. These kinds of systems can greatly reduce threats, including internal and external theft as well as any fraudulent activity there may be.

We have a few tips when it comes to properly place and setting up your business surveillance system.

The Security Needs of Your Business

When determining the proper placement and setup of your business surveillance system, you need to identify any potential threats and vulnerabilities there may be.

Some risks include the lack of around the clock monitoring, blind spots around the property, low visibility in point of sales areas, poorly lit areas, and entry and exit points that are not secured.

Once you are able to identify your risks, you can better choose a surveillance system that will work the best for your unique needs.

Camera Placement

Since you want your surveillance cameras to have a good coverage area and provide you with some valuable insight, the placement of the cameras will prove to be important.

You want to make sure that there are cameras placed around all entry points, around areas with valuable products or sensitive documents and safes, and near all POS terminals as well as walkways.

However, when placing your cameras, you also need to familiarize yourself with the privacy laws in your state. Many laws prohibit cameras from being placed in dressing rooms, exam rooms, hotel rooms, locker rooms, and restrooms.

Proper Setup

Finally, you also need to ensure that all of your equipment is installed professionally, so you have the best protection possible for your business.

There are several mistakes that are commonly made when installing security equipment for a business.

Bad Camera Placement

Sometimes the cameras are not placed properly, and this can ultimately lead to a weak Wi-Fi connection and an obstructed view of the area you needed the coverage. They should be placed in a way that ensures a strong connection and increased visibility.

No Remote Access

Another common mistake is not having any remote access capabilities. As a business owner, you want to be able to view the footage and monitor and control the system from anywhere.

Not Enough Visibility

A business can have several high-risk areas, and for this reason, you want to make sure that each of these areas has more than adequate coverage with the best visibility possible. When the view is obstructed, or a camera isn't installed in one of these sensitive areas, then you do not have the visibility you need to properly protect your business.

No Password Protection

All surveillance systems should be protected by passwords to help prevent cyberattacks. These passwords also require regular updating to help ensure that no one can hack into the system.

As you can see, with the right placement and set up of your surveillance cameras, you can effectively monitor and protect your business and safeguard your assets.

If you need help determining the kind of coverage you need, or you

want to update your current surveillance system, contact the experts at Grayson Pro-Tech for more information.