Lighting is your business’s first line of defense. However, depending on the type of business you run and where it is located, video surveillance can be a powerful ally for you as well. The thing is, you have to put your cameras in the right place in order for them to be effective. In the next few blogs, we are going to share some strategies for placing (and pointing) security cameras.

Exits and Entrances

When it comes to gathering ID images, entrances and exits are the best locations. You will need to make sure that your camera can view a three-foot wide area. When the door opens, the light difference can black out peoples’ faces, so we recommend you either place your camera carefully inside, or use an outside camera to get the footage you need.

If you feel you need it, you can put a monitor near the entrance. It will draw peoples’ eyes to itself, giving you the chance to get a full image of their faces.

Secluded Areas

This one is pretty intuitive, so go with your instincts. Alleys and parking lots are much safer when they are being watched. Not only will you be able to investigate vandalism more easily, you will deter a bunch of it.

A security camera cannot help you at night or in dark corners if you don’t have proper lighting. That’s where we come in. American Lighting is proud to keep American businesses safe with bright, energy-efficient lighting. Contact us for lighting help with commercial buildings today!

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