OHZ Remote Guarding is able to deter or apprehend virtually any intruder who tries to break into your facility. But how do we do it? A necessary part in ensuring you have the comprehensive security you need is to have appropriately located and installed cameras. While security cameras are an easy and useful tool against these would-be intruders, they often require a fair bit of forethought when it comes to placement and implementation. Because of the myriad of things you have to consider when planning your camera location, we thought we’d help you out. Here are the top tips we have to ensure you have your security cameras located in the right places.

  1. Ensure all entry points are covered –  We’ll admit, this one is probably the most obvious. But you can never be too careful! While main entrances should always be monitored, you also need to consider any side doors, windows, and even dog doors (depending on your building’s use) that might be accessible to an intruder. A camera should cover any point of entry that a human is capable of fitting into because they are potential security risks.
  2. Cover secluded areas: You might consider installing cameras at infrequently visited sites of your building. Areas like dumpsters and waste removal are commonly monitored, as people might hide themselves or stolen items in that vicinity without fear of someone finding it.
  3. Make sure all entry points are properly lit – A camera pointed directly at your front door won’t be able to capture the face or image of an intruder if there isn’t any light. Adding proper lighting to any entries and exits of your building ensures it can capture a solid shot of any intruder. While we utilize other measures, such as advanced video analytics and two-way speaker systems, to deter intruders, proper lighting is immensely helpful in the event you need to verify an intruder’s identity.
  4. Check that nothing is obscuring any camera from its target points – Imagine you have the perfectly positioned camera, only to check your camera and find a tree had grown and covered the area the camera was monitoring! Check your cameras periodically, even if nothing raises any alarms (figuratively or literally.) Ensure that trees and bushes are not obscuring external cameras, and shelving or furniture is not obscuring interior cameras. OHZ will contact you if this problem ever arises because with our round-the-clock surveillance we’ll determine the problem as soon as it happens.
  5. Angle your cameras to cover as much internal space as possible – You want to position your internal cameras to cover the most considerable portion of space it can, especially if the cameras are installed to track an intruder’s pathing through the building. Providing full coverage of your facility allows you to follow as much pathing as possible. And when working with us at OHZ Remote Guarding, we are better able to guide police officers to the intruder if the need arises.

    We also recommend you consider installing internal cameras that cover the entry points of the facility. This serves as a backup if the external cameras fail or are compromised, as you can see where and how the intruder broke in. There are other internal components that you might consider covering depending on the use of your facilities, such as a reception area or a point of sale location.

  6. Position cameras out of reach of intruders – You don’t want cameras in a position that makes them easy to be stolen, broken, or damaged. While you can still capture footage of an intruder breaking a camera if it happens, you might not get footage of the intruder actually breaking into your facility (which is far more critical.) Because of that, position your cameras in a high enough location that people cannot reach them.

With all the considerations you need to think about when implementing a camera or recording system, it can be challenging to think through all the necessary logistics to ensure your facility’s safety. Luckily, OHZ Remote Guarding provides a complete and comprehensive threat analysis of your property to help ensure your security system is functioning to the best of its ability. And, because we provide 24/7 monitoring of your cameras, working with OHZ Remote Guarding takes a lot of the guesswork and variability out of the effectiveness of your camera system. If you’re looking to make your facility as secure as possible, contact OHZ Remote Guarding to learn how we can help make that happen!