Poor security cameras choice can influence video surveillance objective in a negative way

Video surveillance has the potential to deter crime to a certain extent and that’s now a proven fact. For those who do not agree, refer Google search to gain authentic proof. But can you ever imagine that poor security camera selection and installation can influence whole of the video surveillance objective in a negative way.

Yes, a poor solution design and poor camera placement might ultimately result in a camera system that might fail to solve security challenges on a site.

Want to know how it’s possible? Just follow the article further

Traditionally, video surveillance systems nowadays have a plethora of advanced features like high resolution, built in analytics and edge storage. But despite these feature, a poorly designed system can still get compromised.

Technically, most cameras are chosen to provide a wide or broad overview of a large area giving the sense that this area is adequately monitored, but in reality, they offer nothing more than a bird’s-eye or panoramic view with no specific intention to manage risk within that area.

If there is an incident of any kind, there is often no forensic value contained within the video footage because the overview is too wide and the camera, despite the fact that it may be a high resolution camera, is not performing a specific function by viewing an identified target.

And in many cases, incorrect camera positions can put down the surveillance objective to a great extent. Placing the security camera too far away and not using it to manage a specific area, makes it generally impossible to identify a target. The issues lies in the camera inability to capture an object in the expected pixels on target required for identification from that distance and position. Truly speaking, it is not a camera’s functionary fault, but an installation fault.

So, what’s the solution?

The solution lies in selecting the correct video camera suited to a specific area and more importantly, making certain that the camera addresses a specific risk and does not fall into the general overview trap. This ensures that users will get excellent high in quality footage all the time which is admissible in court if law as video evidence.

Avoid general overview cameras unless they are needed for an operational or process control reason.

Always make sure that the camera resolution is high enough so that the footage it generates has evidential value the number of pixels-on-target should agree with the standards for detection and identification that the camera and VMS manufactures all publish.

Select fewer high-resolution cameras that record at a decent frame-rate (no less than 15fps) for a shorter time frame, as opposed to many lower-resolution cameras recording at low frame-rate for a long period of time.

Choose a reliable video storage offering company, as video surveillance data storage is as important as recording the footage.


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