Where Should Security Cameras be Installed in a Business?

When you walk into a gas station, it’s safe to assume that everything is being monitored. Businesses seek to maintain the safety of their employees, customers, and property at all times, and a commercial security system is the most common way to do so.

Commercial security systems include many pieces, including video security components. CCTV cameras are regular features in public spaces, including stores and other businesses. Video surveillance is common and legal in workplaces, although not an option in some private areas.

Types of CCTV Cameras

From styles and resolutions to wired, unwired, and night-vision, there are many security camera options available to business owners.

Some types of CCTV cameras:

  • Video Doorbell Cameras

  • Bookshelf Cameras

  • Dome Cameras

  • Bullet Cameras

  • 360 Fisheye Cameras

  • Pan-Tilt-Zoom Cameras (PTZ)

  • Turret Cameras

To determine what type of CCTV camera best suits your needs, you will need to determine the spaces that require cameras and your security goals.

Consider some of the following questions:

  • Will the cameras be placed indoors or outdoors?

  • Do you want the footage to be accessible remotely or only on-site?

  • Do you want monitoring?

  • Is low-light or night vision an important feature?

  • Will the cameras be visible or hidden?

  • What kind of resolution do you require?

  • Do you want constant or motion-activated footage?


Where to Place Security Cameras

Obviously, CCTV cameras should be placed in the areas of your business where high-value property or money is kept, entrance and exits, and other high-traffic areas.
Common places for a camera to cover include:

  • With a view of the entrance and exit points

  • Parking lots or walkways

  • Cash registers

  • Storage rooms

  • Hallways or alleyways

  • Around vaults or safes


Installing CCTV cameras in your business is something that should be left to a professional team, like the one at FSS Technologies. The placement of cameras is an essential consideration during your business's security camera installation. We know how to optimize the placement of your cameras, ensure your business is being outfitted with the best equipment that will meet your needs, and save you time.
You will be surprised at just how easy it is to get set up with a new security system for your business. Give our friendly team a call to find out more.

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