1. Plan ahead. What exactly do you want to see in the monitor or on the recordings?
2. It is best to avoid dummy cameras. Although they may help to deter a few problems, they can sometimes create an expectation of non-existing safety which could result in potential legal liabilities.
3. Use signs to help increase your security camera’s effectiveness. Highly visible signage lets your customers and employees know that they are being filmed.
4. Environmental and lighting conditions can impact your camera’s effectiveness. Check the lighting conditions during day and evening hours before you decided what camera will work best for your situation.
5. Be aware of distances and focal points when adjusting your camera. Make appropriate adjustments between the lens and the camera for optimum effectiveness. Security dome cameras with 1/3” lens should not be mounted on a ceiling that is higher than 12 feet.