It goes without saying that when you own a business, more often than not, a simple lock on your front door isn’t enough to provide your commercial property with the protection it requires. For this reason, many business owners will invest in additional security systems to ensure that both their property and the equipment within are kept safe, even outside of business hours when there is no one on the premises.
Whilst there are a number of different commercial security systems to choose from, undeniably one of the most popular is a CCTV system and for many business owners, this will be their first choice. When choosing to install a business CCTV camera system, you will have a number of different things to consider, but arguably the most important is where you’re going to install the surveillance cameras. If you’re unsure what would be best in this regard, below we have put together a list of highly recommended locations.
The entrance to your car park
It can be easy to overlook, but if you have a car park or even land around your business property, then it is beneficial to place surveillance cameras at the entrance to your premises. This will help you to keep an eye on who is entering and exiting your site, allowing you to flag any unauthorised vehicles and visitors.
Usually, it is worthwhile having your business CCTV system installed throughout your car park too, if you have one. This can provide employees and visitors with peace of mind that there will be a camera watching over their vehicle whilst it is parked here. Often, simply having CCTV cameras will help to prevent things such as theft and vandalism as well.
The exterior doors at your property
Even if you have access control systems on the exterior doors of your property, it is still worthwhile installing CCTV cameras looking over the entrance and exit doors too. These cameras will help you to see exactly who is entering and exiting your property, enabling you to keep track of who is in the building.
It is beneficial to have both indoor and outdoor cameras installed at your exterior doors so that you’re able to get a clear view of people’s faces, which is undeniably beneficial if you ever need to identify people. Again, simply having a business CCTV camera system, will help to prevent unauthorised people even attempting to gain entry to your property.
The main communal areas
Whilst many assume that their security cameras are simply there to catch illegal activity and intruders, it is likely that they will be much more useful than this. Having surveillance cameras installed, especially in main communal areas such as receptions, allows you to keep an eye on your employees and the daily running of your business as well.
Of course, in high foot traffic areas like a reception, it can be difficult to keep track of every single person, but a CCTV system will allow you to have an extra pair of eyes on the space. Monitoring these surveillance cameras throughout the day is just as important as having them installed to protect your property outside of business hours.
The interior doors of high-security rooms
Many businesses have specific areas or rooms in their property that contain important documentation or expensive equipment/products and it is important to ensure that these are watched over by surveillance cameras. Even if you have other security systems in place on the doors of these rooms, a business CCTV camera system can provide another layer of protection.
When you have cameras in high-security areas, not only will they enable you to identify any unauthorised people attempting to gain access, but they also allow you to keep track of authorised employees entering and exiting these areas too. This can be beneficial if there is ever an issue with the contents of this room and it will help you get to the bottom of things.
Installing a business CCTV camera system
All in all, whilst depending on the layout of your business property and the industry that you work in, the recommended locations for your CCTV cameras may differ, generally speaking, the locations above work well at the vast majority of properties. Of course, it is always worthwhile sitting down with a specialist CCTV company to figure out the precise location of your surveillance cameras, this way you can ensure that nowhere important is overlooked.
When wanting to install a business CCTV camera system, be sure to contact us here at The EA Group. We have been assisting business owners with the bespoke design and installation of complex commercial CCTV systems for decades now, so you can trust that we can help you to protect your business. No matter what your individual needs may be for your business CCTV camera system our experienced team of engineers will work with you to create the perfect solution. We look forward to assisting you further with your business’ security.