Businesses are at a great risk of theft and other unwanted attacks these days. It is essential to make the right kind of security arrangements. This not just ensures safety of your valuables but also the security of the people who are employed with you. Safety precautions are especially essential for businesses that see a huge influx of people on a daily basis. Outdoor security cameras can do a good job of stopping the intruders before they can enter your premises to cause any damage.
Types of Outdoor Security Cameras
The outdoor security cameras can be broadly classified into two categories:
Wired security cameras – These outdoor cameras are connected to a surveillance unit and power outlet through wires. The installation process in very labour intensive and the cost of installation is high. These types of cameras should be installed at places where they will not be removed or moved from in the near future.
Wireless security cameras – Wireless outdoor cameras are very popular as they do not need installation of wires. These cameras can be easily installed and mounted and can be moved as per requirements. They are especially useful for discreet purposes.
The other classification of security cameras for outdoor purposes is:
Dome Shaped Cameras – Dome shaped outdoor cameras as very popular as they can easily blend with the surroundings. Their shape is quite trendy and they are available in a variety of colours. The dome cover makes it difficult to spot the position of the lens cover and this can give security to areas outside the coverage of the lens as well. The dome shape also protects the camera from vandalism. Thus, it makes these cameras apt for outdoor use.
Night Vision Outdoor Cameras – You can opt for infrared based cameras as they offer a good picture in black and white with high picture quality. Cameras that use thermal imaging and image enhancement are also very popular for night surveillance. Warehouses and stores can be protected well during the night as well.
Dummy Cameras – These low-cost imitations of the real cameras make them an ideal addition to the security system. Less vulnerable areas can be guarded by dummy cameras as their very sight will deter intruders from entering the premises.
Important Points to Remember:
Make sure that the camera is waterproof and weather resistant as the conditions can change during different parts of the year and harsh weather conditions and moisture will damage the camera to a great extent. Also ensure that the camera is protected against vandalism by installing them at appropriate heights and with safety cases.
The cameras used for business surveillance should be able to take a wide angle and if there is an area where movement is restricted, like a locker room or safe, then the camera should have motion sensors to catch any unwanted movements. The camera should also be able to pan and tilt to capture movement in any direction.