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security camera system

by paigewhite187 0 reviews

Category: .hack//Sign - Rating: G - Genres:  - Published: 2013-10-21 - 1037 words

It's that simple, security camera placement is all about Location, Location, Location. The devil is in the details and the details determine where a camera should be placed. All too often a security camera is placed to cover just as much real estate as possible and that is the incorrect approach. A CCTV or Surveillance System should be just that, a method. Each camera should play a key role in the complete system, like a single instrument in an orchestra, alone they're nice, but once combined they magnify one another's performance.

Within my humble opinion, the most important camera in a complete CCTV system is the gotcha camera. This home security camera should provide you with the same image because the culprits mug shot will when the police take his picture, that is to say, super close-up. Typically the best location for this camera is appropriate behind the register. Obviously every store has one there however they usually try and cover the entire front counter. Huge opportunity loss! The gotcha camera should be at eye level right in front of the customer (actually slightly to the side so that the salesperson doesn't block the look). A would be robber would think twice after staring in to the eye from the camera. This security camera should be such a tight shot that you only have a few feet on each side of the check out. It is the money shot, the one which will place the robber into that mug shot I spoke of earlier.

If you're doing a home surveillance system then your gotcha camera would be at eye level at the front door. Since 70% of break-ins occur through a door, and most of them are through the front door, this is your money shot. Whether or not the burglar doesn't break-in in front door he will almost always ring the doorway bell to see if anyone is home. Once more, after looking into the eye from the camera he'll probably go to another house. One other good location for the gotcha security camera is at a gate. Most burglars will use the easiest method to get into the back yard and if you have a fence, that might be the gate. Don't be tempted to get an image of the entire fence, you want just the gate, to get that sharp picture which will put him around the 11:00 news. (10:00 Central time)

Its not all security camera should be the super close-up. This is where the concept of an entire system is available in. Like in any movie you will need a camera to set the stage. That wide angle shot that sets the scene in each and every TV sitcom, that makes you think they live in that house. You can cover lots of ground with this particular camera, even though you would not be in a position to identify the individual, that's the job of the gotcha camera. This surveillance camera covers a large area to try and catch the bad guy in the act. It may be a parking lot or a back yard. By itself if might have little benefit, but as part of a method it plays a key role. you may not be able to identify the intruder, but you'll have the best possibility of catching him red handed. In a parking lot you'll have an idea of the kind of car he drives and what direction he was going when he left the parking area. In a store you may see two criminals working together and see which camera they're walking before.

The last location is the security camera that matches in somewhere between the super close-up, and also the stage setting wide angle camera. Its role is for high priority locations. Maybe where you have expensive merchandise or a trouble spot where you have had shop lifting problems before. It may be the very reason you decide to get a CCTV system. In a home it might be in an area where you keep valuables. You will need to cover just as much real estate as possible while still being able to identify the culprit. The important thing to this camera location is to not try and canopy so much area that your can't identify the person ripping you off.

Leading us to facial recognition. This priority camera must incorporate facial recognition. Which means you must be in a position to identify the person that is taking food out of the mouths or your children and stealing the Gifts of your Grandchildren from under your tree (both figuratively and physically). The FBI has come up with a rule of thumb of ten heads. Consider the image on the monitor and imagine stacking the heads along with each other like on the totem pole. Should you only allow it to be half way your screen when you count ten heads, then the face will be too small to get an identifiable image. Anything less then ten is good as long as you balance the real estate you want to cover with the size of the face area.

To sum up a perfect surveillance or CCTV system, you'll need at least one money shot camera (your gotcha scum-bag camera), a minumum of one stage setting camera (your wide shot camera), and as many priority (high risk area) security cameras as needed. It all depends on the size the store and also the merchandise you're attempting to cover.

One further thing I have to cover, may be the monitor. After putting together a killer system, don't go and blow it by putting the computer monitor in an area where customers can easily see it. A robber will be looking for blind spots, if he aren't able to find any he'll wear a mask. You may have a camera super tight for the gotcha shot, but all of the shop lifter sees is a camera and that he doesn't want to get picked up. If he thinks he's on camera he won't try anything. Just like a poker player, never show your hand until you have to.
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