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6 Tips To Ensure Your Commercial Security Cameras Are Effective

6 Tips To Ensure Your Commercial Security Cameras Are Effective

Your business has many valuable assets and workers that need protection. When companies invest in high-quality security cameras, they receive added assurance that any potential thieves are caught while also deterring criminal activity. Criminals are less inclined to target businesses with visible security cameras as well as security cameras that are very difficult to avoid or to tamper with. Beyond the deterring power of security cameras, they also catch people in the act and can help to identify faces or vehicles involved in vandalism, break-ins, or attempted robberies. To ensure your camera can get everything recorded effectively, make sure to use 

Get The Most Out Of Your Commercial Security Cameras

1. Place Security Cameras Strategically
​Your security cameras won’t do you any good if they can’t get a proper view of the space you’re trying to protect. When you receive an initial consultation, your security expert will help you to determine where the security cameras should be placed for optimal surveillance. If it’s difficult to survey the area needed because there are multiple corners and nooks or if it’s too large of a space for a single security camera, you may need to have multiple security cameras.

2. Monitor Entry Points
While it’s a good idea to monitor as much of your commercial space as possible, the entryways are the most important. Entry points that are particularly vulnerable to criminals are back doors, back windows, basement windows, and loading dock entries. The front door and front windows are also susceptible and should be under surveillance, especially to limit any mail or package theft.

3. Keep The Space Well Lit
While some security systems come with night vision security cameras, you can just as easily make sure everything is visible with proper lighting. By keeping the monitored space well lit all night or by using motion-activated lights, it will be easy to identify the faces of any trespassers. Lights also help to deter criminals, as people attempting to break in or vandalize tend to stay in the shadows where they are less likely to be caught.

4. Use The Right Type Of Security Cameras
We’ve all seen a spy or heist movie where the protagonist times their entrance in accordance with the motion pattern of the camera. These types of security cameras that move side to side are called pan tilt zoom (PTZ) cameras and they can work well when there is a security guard actively watching the feed with live video monitoring but are not recommended for general use. Although the exact type of security cameras will depend on your company’s needs and preferences, in general, wide-angle security cameras are recommended. These cameras have far fewer blind spots and are highly reliable. You can also use both wide-angle security cameras and PTZ security cameras if you want the option to zoom in and move at will while also seeing a comprehensive view of the space.

5. Hide Your Cables
Yet another heist movie cliché is the cutting of the security camera wires so the thief cannot be identified. This trope is not limited to the screen; criminals will cut or otherwise damage the cables if they are exposed. Unless your security cameras are wireless, make sure you secure your cables or hide them so that they are less likely to be cut. Despite the threat of cut cables, wired security cameras are often recommended over wireless security cameras. If you hide the cords or make them inaccessible, then you don’t need to worry about cut cords. But wireless security cameras can come with other difficulties, such as needing to be taken offline for charging. Click here to learn if wired or wireless security cameras are better for your commercial property.

6. Get Help From The Experts
When setting up security cameras for your commercial space, you can’t afford to make mistakes. This is why it’s so important to contact the security experts. When you work with knowledgeable security installation and supervision workers, they can explain what type of security cameras will best suit your needs, where they should be placed, the benefits of different security camera types, and more.

Commercial Security Cameras In Calgary

Keep your commercial space safe from threats with the protection of security cameras. When you choose high-quality security cameras that are set up by security professionals, you will reduce the cost of lost product while increasing employee safety. Be prepared for attempted break-ins or vandalism and deter criminals before they strike with the installation of security cameras for your Calgary business. At Frontline Security, our security specialists will carefully examine your space to determine the best layout of security cameras so you can have a comprehensive view of any potential threats. To have a top-rated Calgary security company set your business up with commercial security cameras, call the security experts at Frontline Security at 1-403-291-9311 or fill out the online contact form.


When it comes to what you can use your commercial access control system for, the possibilities include: 

  • Keyless entry
  • Keeping track of employees (audit trail)
  • Elevator access
  • Denying access to unwanted visitors
  • Restricting specific areas of your property to employees or tenants
  • Restricting access to your commercial property at specific times
  • Remotely allowing access to employees, tenants, or contractors via your smartphone
  • Intercoms
  • Gas pumps

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Yes, Frontline Security offers a feature called environmental monitoring that alerts the business owner or manager if there are environmental threats inside the building such as fires or a carbon monoxide leak. Read more about environmental monitoring here.

Yes, Frontline Security offers live video monitoring to keep your business safe 24 hours a day. Learn more by reading The Benefits Of Live Video Surveillance.

Get the Peace of Mind You Deserve

You’ve worked hard to build your business or buy your home. Now it’s time to protect them properly and give yourself the peace of mind you deserve. Our full-service security solutions can give whatever matters most to you the 360° protection it needs. Contact us today by calling (403) 291-9311 or by filling out the form below and put us on your frontline.

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