Is Your Video Surveillance System Really Keeping You Safe?

video surveillanceVideo surveillance systems are a great way to ensure your organization is safe and secure from theft and vandalism. But sometimes organizations don’t use their video surveillance systems correctly, which can keep your system from doing its job.

So how do you know if your surveillance system is doing what you need it to do? Consider the following signs your surveillance system may need some help.

You can’t see the details you need on your security footage

When you install a video surveillance system to protect your business, it’s important to know just what you want to capture on camera. Despite what crime shows and movies show us, surveillance systems aren’t able to multi-task and you can’t zoom in on your footage and expect the image to be in high definition.

That said, when you’re setting up your system, ask yourself whether you want to capture license plates, the faces of the people in the area, or the entire area itself. You can always set up different cameras in different places, but each camera needs to have a role.

You can’t get the security footage you want

Sometimes the problem with your surveillance system isn’t that you’re trying to get the camera to multi-task. The problem might be that you have the camera in the wrong spot.

It may seem like a good idea to put your security cameras at the highest point of your building. But this placement will actually keep you from obtaining the footage you want.

Be strategic about where you place your cameras. You need to balance the camera’s effective range and the number of cameras in your surveillance system to get the footage you want.

Your cameras are too close to your building lights

Lighting is crucial when it comes to capturing good security footage. But you can actually put your cameras too close to your building lights.

This causes your security footage to be obscured and difficult to see. Be sure you’re keeping your cameras in an area that’s well-lit but not too close to the light itself.

Looking for high-quality video surveillance systems?

It’s no secret that businesses need security systems in place. In fact, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce estimates that employee theft costs employers an average of $20 billion to $40 billion per year. A high-quality surveillance system can help to keep your company safe.

ARG Communications provides security camera systems Delaware businesses can trust to ensure optimal security solutions. For more information about our security services or to learn about our structured cabling and hosted phone systems, contact ARG Communications today.