We have a lot of confidential corporate information in our office that we need to keep secure. Having key codes is hard because a lot of the staff forget them regularly and end up writing them down, which ends up making our office a lot less safe! As a result, we have switched to using fingerprint and facial recognition security which is working a lot better. It's not like people can forget to bring their faces into work! This blog has some tips on how to switch your office to using more modern security options like fingerprint scanners and facial recognition security.
CCTV security systems have become an integral part of the safety measures many companies consider today. In fact, it's not easy to come across a business that doesn't have a CCTV security system. However, people often get overwhelmed with the need to secure their business premises, assets and employees and forget about the CCTV security system installation basics. This results in a number of mistakes that can render the security system ineffective, even if it's the best system in the market. Knowing common mistakes people make while installing their security systems can help you make informed decisions, and some of them are outlined below.
Failing to understand your environment
Most people make the mistake of buying a CCTV system and installing it before knowing their environment. Later on, they end up incurring extra expenses to cater for some things they would have noticed if they took the time to survey the area before buying. As such, it's crucial to know the factors that will determine the kind of surveillance system you should install. This includes exposure to bright light, low light, the total area that needs coverage and climatic conditions. So, if a certain area isn't well lit, you should consider getting a high megapixel camera to get quality images in your footages.
Going for low-quality security cameras
Everyone desires to save as much money as they can when handling a project. While this is okay, it should never be done at the expense of quality. So, as you choose security cameras, do not opt for the cheaper models for a few dollars. This will cost you more in the long run since such cameras will not last long, and the quality of images will be lower too. Other than providing poor footages, such security systems have lesser features. Therefore, start by identifying the essential features you need and then get the cameras that suit your requirements. You can get several quotations from reputable suppliers, then compare the rates before purchasing.
Choosing wrong camera locations
Buying high-quality cameras doesn't necessarily mean that you will get the protection you need. You still have to ensure that all the cameras are installed at the right locations — not on blind spots. If you had surveyed your environment before, then you won't have problems during installation. Also, you won't have issues if you have hired an expert to do the installation. The work will be done correctly since they know how to spot the ideal locations for the cameras.