Get The Most From Every Security Camera

November 15th, 2019

Surveillance is an important cornerstone of any business security system. Whether it’s personal surveillance, security guards, or a security camera system, surveillance help you keep your employees honest and your customers out of trouble. It can also prevent financial losses and protect you against lawsuits. However, to do all these things you’ll need to understand the cameras you own and figure out the best way to use them. Training and research are essential when you get a new set of cameras or new security staff.

Train And Practice 

A modern video camera is a complex device. Every model can record what it sees, but some cameras come with extra features like low-light imaging, a pan-tilt-zoom mount, different lens effects, high-quality image capturing, and motion detection. Each of these features can make your camera system more effective, but only if you know when and how to use them. 

You’ll also need to know how you can access your camera feeds and recordings. Some modern systems allow for remote access, which means you can use a secure app to check your feeds no matter how far you are from your office. However, each app and each camera often comes with different interfaces you’ll need to learn if you want to see what’s going on. Your staff will also need to learn how your hardware and software work if you want them to use your surveillance system effectively.

Find The Right Angles

Understanding your camera technology is important, but it’s just as important to find the best places to put them. Your business can only afford to have so many cameras, and even if that’s not a problem it’s harder to split your attention between a dozen feeds than it is to watch only four or five. That’s why you need to be strategic when you choose the locations for your security cameras.

Each camera should be able to see as much of its surroundings as possible without overlapping with other cameras, and they should keep blind spots in your building to a minimum. You should also consider your priorities and place cameras by cash registers and expensive equipment. Luckily, today’s wireless cameras are easy to move around, so you can relocate your cameras if you don’t like your initial placement. 

Think Of Other Uses

Most companies get security cameras to prevent and catch theft, but that’s not all they can do.

- Cameras can show you how customers move through your business.

- Cameras let you spot which employees are doing their jobs and which are sitting around.

- Cameras can provide valuable footage if you get hit by a lawsuit.

No matter what you use your system for, security cameras can be a big help for preventing losses and finding ways to maximize profit. Still, you’ll need to understand how your cameras work and where to put them if you want to get your money’s worth. If you need some professional advice for that, you can always speak to the experts at Protect 1 and learn more about how surveillance technology works.