Common Issues With Security Cameras

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In George Orwell’s 1984, no matter where a person was or what they were doing, Big Brother was always watching. It’s pretty freaky to think that someone, somewhere, is watching our every movement; but for businesses everywhere, having a security camera system is essential.

While there are people who are still relying on Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) while others have upgraded to High Definition (HD), at the end of the day, they’re both susceptible to glitches.

Blurry Images:

First things first. Your security is not the area where you should skimp if you have a tight budget. Make it a priority to only purchase high quality cameras, so that if there is an issue, you only have to troubleshoot instead of having to replace all of your cameras.

If you already have quality equipment, there may be simple reasons for blurry image: Dirty camera lenses, wireless cameras that are too far from the router, adjusting the pixilation in your camera settings. If all else fails and you do have to upgrade your system, consider installing HD over coaxial cables. It’s not as expensive as it sounds, and Source 1 Solutions can do it for you.

Infrared Glare (IR Glare/Reflection):

This may also be caused by a dirty lens; but more likely than not, it may be caused by other sources of light within your frame: They could be LED lights in your building, a large window, or any type of reflective surface. Or you might need to adjust the camera’s angle or disable the IR light function.

Blind Spots:

This one is a relatively easy thing to fix. Don’t just place your monitors in the usual corners. Take into account the nature of your business, the neighborhood where it’s located, and the locations where it would be most likely for a crime to occur. For example, what would be the point of having a camera facing an ATM, that wouldn’t allow the viewer to see the faces of those standing in front of it?

Have enough cameras so that they overlap each other’s viewing range. Also take into account lighting when everyone’s gone from the office. Don’t wait until a has crime occurred before you realize that you need to install infrared/night vision security cameras.

To determine what would work best for your business, you need to have security and IT experts study your infrastructure. At Source 1 Solutions, we have been doing exactly that for venues such as Amalie Arena, the Florida Aquarium, Moody Air Force Base, the Atlanta Falcons, the Delano Hotel, and the 2012 Republican National Convention, in addition to other sophisticated businesses and events around the world. Contact us and let us help you protect your business.


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