Top tips for effective CCTV deployment


Here at Zaun, we firmly believe that perimeter fencing is the most fundamental component of any effective security system. However, it is often necessary to augment it with additional security features. One of the most common and effective security features that can be used with fencing is CCTV. Of course, we’ve talked about the merits of CCTV in previous blog entries. In today’s entry, however, we’d like to provide you with useful tips on how to deploy it. After all, a CCTV security system is only effective if its cameras are placed in viable, strategically sound positions and can record everything that might be important.

1. Check lines of sight

Your CCTV cameras’ effectiveness will be reduced if their field of view doesn’t cover every part of your site and premises. It is therefore vital that you ensure you place your cameras where their lines of sight won’t be blocked by structures or objects. Prospective intruders can take advantage of obstructed sight-lines to approach your site unobserved, so don’t give them the opportunity. Think carefully about how to place your cameras so that they each have an unobstructed field of view and covers as much of your site as possible.

2. Give entry-points extra CCTV coverage

Every part of your premises should have some CCTV coverage, but entry points should be covered more intensely. If an intruder intends to rob you or vandalise your premises, they will probably need to pass through the main entry point (such as the front door or a tradesman’s entrance) at some point. By using multiple cameras on each entry point, you can capture images of intruders from multiple angles. This will make them easier to identify and prosecute later.

3. Automatically back up recordings

If the recordings from your CCTV cameras are accidentally damaged, corrupted or erased, it can make it harder to identify intruders. Luckily, it’s easy to back up recordings digitally nowadays. You don’t even have to do it manually; you can utilise software that automatically backs up your CCTV recordings. So don’t risk losing vital footage: always back up everything you record.

If you need a comprehensive and powerful CCTV system, contact Zaun today. We offer highly effective systems alongside our security fencing options.

About Zaun

Zaun Limited is the sole remaining manufacturer of welded and woven mesh fencing systems that manufactures the entire system in the UK.  Zaun makes the mesh, fencing panels, posts, clamp bars and fixings at its state-of-the-art five-acre production facility in Wolverhampton in the West Midlands.  Products have been tested and approved by testing organisations including CPNI, LPCB and Secured by Design.

Zaun works very closely with all stakeholders within the business including employees, local, national and international suppliers and a long-established customer base of fencing contractors to design, manufacture and supply high-quality fencing systems, increasingly often providing expertise in integrating PIDs and other systems into holistic security solutions.

Zaun was founded in 1996 and remains a private company solely owned by co-founder Alastair Henman with a regional office in Dubai. They are certified to the ISO 9001 quality standard. It is also a member of the Perimeter Security Suppliers’ Association (PSSA), of which Alastair Henman is a director.

Zaun is a proud British manufacturer and founder member of the Made in Britain campaign, a key player in the UK fencing market and one of the fastest-growing companies in an increasingly competitive industry.

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