Keeping your home secure is something that concerns all of us. One option is to install a residential CCTV system. Not only do these deter crime, they can provide evidence if something criminal does happen. Setting up a system in terms of how many cameras are needed and at which angle they have to be placed can be quite complicated. Some things to consider to get this right include the area being monitored, the assets requiring protection and the type of cameras. The best system has a multitude of cameras that overlap, but this makes it much more expensive.
An effective security system is able to create evidence that is usable in court. To do this, cameras should be carefully placed so that perpetrators can be caught and identified. This is achievable by placing the cameras in key locations across the property. Two of these key locations are entry and egress points. These points are always passed by someone who either enters or leaves a property. Naturally, not all criminals will come in through the front door, but most will at least try it. The entry and egress point cameras should have narrow viewing points. This allows for greater detail to be captured. Hence, it allows for identification of any perpetrator. Naturally, the camera has to be placed right too. The camera should be placed in such a way that there is no way for a perpetrator to reach the entry or exit without being captured. Never use cameras that automatically pan for these points. This is due to the fact that perpetrators are then provided with a window of opportunity to pass through them. In order to get the rest of the security cameras right, people need to first assess exactly what they want to monitor. It is always better to have too many cameras rather than too little, although budgets often limit this to some degree.
CCTV systems have two main priorities. These priorities are seeing criminal acts and seeing who committed them. As such, having the right lens and placing the camera at the right angle is the most important thing. In many cases, the footage that is captured is simply not detailed enough. This is why it is so important to choose the right lens. The best lens only focuses on the most important details. However, it is equally important not to have too small of an angle, as this allows perpetrators to get past the camera. Generally speaking, it is best to involve a professional security company to install it properly.