3 Mistakes to Avoid During a Commercial Security Camera Installation

Your business surveillance can’t be effective without proper system design and installation

3 Mistakes to Avoid During a Commercial Security Camera Installation

Commercial surveillance is an essential component of comprehensive building security for businesses of all sizes. Surveillance helps reduce the risk of theft and crime occurring on your property, but it’s only effective when you have the components of your system designed and installed correctly.

ASAP Security Services has been in the security and surveillance business for years, and we’ve seen plenty of organizations attempt a DIY commercial security camera installation to avoid the costs of hiring a professional. We’ve also seen plenty of mistakes arise from first-timers building a new system from scratch.

Don’t let that happen at your Waco, TX business — keep reading to learn three common mistakes to avoid.

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1. Failing to Properly Place Security Cameras

Improper placement and positioning lead to blind spots, poor-quality footage, and ineffective utilization of your surveillance system. There are several factors to consider when mounting and positioning your commercial security cameras:

  • Obstructions — make sure there are no obstructions like trees, telephone poles, shrubbery, or stairwells within the sightlines of your cameras.
  • Horizontal and vertical range — what is the total field of view for your cameras? You need to mount and position security cameras at the height and angle that capture the maximum field of view — and, therefore, the maximum amount of footage.
  • Distance — do you want your cameras to capture fine details like faces and license plates? If so, you need to account for how far the cameras can see clearly (which will depend on the quality and type of camera) to determine optimal placement.

2. Failing to Invest in Quality Cameras

Not all security cameras are created equal. Once your footage is recorded, there’s not a whole lot you can do to make it clearer, brighter, or less distorted — you need to invest in the quality features you want from the beginning.

Resolution is one of the primary factors that affect footage quality. High-resolution cameras ensure that your images look crisp, clear, and detailed. Without adequate resolution, no amount of zooming in or image enhancement software will produce clear and detailed footage.

Consider the other features your cameras need to perform the tasks you have in mind. Do you want facial and license plate recognition? Invest in cameras that support advanced AI video analytics. Will your cameras be placed outside? Invest in models with day vision and night vision or thermal imaging. A higher upfront cost now can save you tenfold down the line in the event of a major security threat.  

3. Failing to Hire a Professional

Do you want to know the surefire way to avoid making the mistakes listed above? Hire ASAP Security Services at the beginning of your project. Our team has years of experience designing, installing, and servicing security camera systems for commercial organizations across the State of Texas. We’ll perform a site survey and make recommendations on the number of cameras, best placement, and storage solutions that will be the right fit for your organization’s surveillance needs. Additionally, we offer installations with bundled service plans that cover proactive inspections, maintenance, and IT troubleshooting for your system. We make it as easy and cost-effective as possible for your business to maintain complex camera systems.

Let’s set up a time to discuss your Waco, TX, business’s surveillance needs — call us at 877-418-ASAP, fill out an online contact form, or start a live chat with representatives on our website.

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