apr 11 - 2023

Misconceptions of Commercial security camera installation

Understand the common misconceptions of commercial security camera installation to make informed decisions about protecting your property.

Commercial security camera installation is a critical aspect of protecting your business, employees, and assets. Unfortunately, there are several misconceptions about commercial security camera installation that can lead to inadequate security and leave businesses vulnerable to theft, vandalism, and other security threats. 

As Maryland business security experts, we hear many misconceptions about security. In this blog, we are going to clear up some of the top misconceptions we hear from businesses so that you can make informed decisions and protect your business. 


Any security camera will do

One of the most significant misconceptions is that any security camera will do. However, not all security cameras are created equal. Some cameras may be better suited for indoor use, while others may be better suited for outdoor use. Additionally, some cameras may have better low-light capabilities, while others may be better at capturing high-resolution images. 

It can be tempting to buy a cheap security camera from Amazon or some other retailer, but doing so may not provide you with the protection you need. It's essential to choose the right camera for the specific security needs of the business.


Security cameras are easy to install

Another misconception is that security cameras are easy to install. While some cameras may be relatively straightforward to install, others require more technical expertise. Proper installation of security cameras involves several steps, including determining the best location, running cables, connecting the camera to the recording device, and configuring settings. It's crucial to have an experienced technician install the cameras to ensure that they are installed correctly and functioning correctly.


One or two cameras are all that is needed

When businesses seek security camera installation for the first time, they sometimes believe they only need a couple of cameras. In reality, these businesses really need half a dozen cameras or more. One or two cameras are often not enough to adequately protect their business. Having multiple cameras properly installed can help cover blindspots and makes it more difficult for criminals to bypass. 


A large number of cameras provide better security

More cameras may help one feel more secure, but it doesn’t mean the more cameras the better security. When installing cameras, it's not necessarily the number of cameras that matters, but rather their placement and coverage. Placing cameras in strategic locations, such as entrances and exits, high-traffic areas, and areas of high-value items, can provide better coverage and improve security.


DIY installation is just as effective

While DIY installation may seem like an attractive option to save money, it's essential to recognize the potential risks and drawbacks of doing so. Commercial security camera installation requires specialized knowledge and equipment, and improper installation can result in camera malfunctions, poor image quality, and other issues. Hiring a professional to install your security cameras can ensure that they are installed correctly and function effectively.


Protect your business with proper installation

Commercial security camera installation requires careful consideration of the specific security needs of the business, and technical expertise to get the job done right. Without proper installation business owners leave their businesses vulnerable. 

To ensure proper installation based on their client's needs, a professional will follow a process much like this one.

  • Initial discussion of security needs
  • Analyze area to assess needs
  • Recommendations for cameras
  • Install security cameras and additional security systems
  • Test to ensure proper installation and functionality

Working with a professional security company will improve the likelihood of proper installation which will lead to improved security. We recommend that any business looking to install security cameras speaks with a professional first. 

If your business is in Maryland then give us a call. We can provide a consultation and recommendations for your security based on your needs. 


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