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Various surveillance camera blind spots and avoiding them

After you have installed security cameras in your building space in Singapore, be it a home, office, a supermarket or restaurant, sit back and relax knowing that everything is under your observation and being recorded for you to see. However, there are instances when spots get left outside the visible range of your cameras. Most of the time, this has nothing to do with the quality of the cameras themselves but rather how they are set up. Therefore, when you are creating your plans to install surveillance cameras, look out for some of the common factors to prevent blind spots, such as the following:





CCTV camera for homes are marvels of technology; however, they have some inherent limitations. Some of these occur due to how they capture images. Therefore, you should make sure that the camera is able to see your intended areas throughout the day and throughout the year without being blinded by the sun. Similarly, note how darkness affects vision of your cameras.

With changing seasons in Singapore, you’ll note that the position of the sun changes and that trees might be covering the sun from the cameras; when the leaves are shed, sunlight might create a blind spot. When testing in cooler weather, the opposite might be true. Sunlight may be present at the place you are covering with your camera because the trees are bare but when there are dense leaves, your cameras might not be able to view the intended location properly.





Apart from natural reasons, blind spots occur due to how cameras are positioned. They may not be covering everything simply because of the height, location or angle they are placed at. This is easy to correct as you can take photographs from the locations where you intend to install them and see what portions are not covered.


Furthermore, blind spots can occur when items are placed on the line of sight of a camera, for example, a cupboard, a car, etc. Whenever you are installing equipment or moving something around, be sure to assess how this affects your camera’s line of sight. This is especially important in places like supermarkets and warehouses in Singapore where there is an abundance of cupboards stocking materials, which may be moved around by staff for easier management.





Finally, it is important to have the right type of equipment. While most cameras are built for a general-purpose use, you might have some specific requirements. For example, you may need night vision if your buildings have their lights turned off during the night. You may also want to invest in wide-angle or fish-eye lenses to have a wider view per camera. If you want to look at more than one direction, you may want to get PTZ (pan, tilt, zoom) camera, which you can point at any direction on the go (usually through a mobile device). All types of cameras and equipment is generally available and you can check Singapore’s CCTV camera system price online too.


Another way to check for blind spots is testing with friends to go to places such as doors and windows and check how visible they are. Meanwhile, they search for cameras and identify places where they couldn’t see any.



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