All of us want to make sure our home is secure. One option is to install a residential CCTV system. Their goal is to deter crime, but they also gather evidence in case something does happen. A CCTV system is only truly effective if the right number of cameras are utilized and they are placed at the right angle. In order to install them properly, the area needs to be assessed as do the assets the systems should protect, and the type of cameras also play a role. It is generally best to have overlapping cameras, but this is, of course, more expensive.
The definition of a good security system is one that creates usable evidence. Hence, the cameras should be installed in such a way that perpetrators can easily be identified and caught. In order to achieve this, cameras have to be placed in key locations of the property. Two of the most important key locations are the egress and entry points. In order to access or exit a property, these points have to be used. Although it is clear than criminals will not always use the front door, research suggests they do at least try it. The entry and egress areas should be monitored by a narrow viewing angle camera. These cameras capture images in greater detail. This allows a perpetrator to be identified much clearer. Naturally, the camera has to be placed right too. The camera should be placed in such a way that it is not possible to reach the entry and exit points without getting captured. Never use cameras that automatically pan for these points. With an automatic pan camera, a window of opportunity is created for perpetrators to pass through without being caught on camera. In order to get the rest of the security cameras right, people need to first assess exactly what they want to monitor. In most cases, having more cameras is better, but this also costs more money, which means it is not always possible.
CCTV systems have two main priorities. These are to be able to see an act being committed, and to identify the person doing it. As such, having the right lens and placing the camera at the right angle is the most important thing. In many cases, the footage that is captured is simply not detailed enough. Hence, it is incredibly important to select the right lens for the camera. The best lens only focuses on the most important details. However, it is equally important not to have too small of an angle, as this allows perpetrators to get past the camera. It is generally recommended to involve a security company to provide the initial installation.