When you think about complexes and apartment buildings you
typically think large scale communities that are constantly changing in
their population of residents. Most of whom are complete strangers to
one another . When you have that many people situated in one location
the risk of vandalism and theft can be high. Installing well designed
surveillance system for your apartment complex can help boast a secure
living environment for all residents.
Apartment Complex CCTV Benefits
Easy of install - With new HD cameras that
most people can now install themselves you can easily choose where to
place your cameras and reconfigure them at any time depending on your
needs. With the introduction of WiFi antennas you can now place cameras
all accross your parking areas without the need of cabling or digging
Securing the public - Not only does video surveillance help
keep residents safe but the it also provides public safety to those
visiting. Tenants will feel more secure knowing that camera are
protecting their property and that security cameras are looking out for
them. Installing a security camera at the main entrance can help prevent
possible intruders from slipping in through secure and locked
entrances. Cameras also help to discourage crime and violence from
occurring on your premises.
HD images - With HD cameras
you receive high quality digital video that provides fine detail.
Unlike older analog cctv cameras that transmit very small dull images.
Playback anytime - With digital video recorders (DVRs) and network video recorders
(NVRs) you have the ability to playback your HD video from anywhere you
have a remote internet connection, this includes your tablet or
Risks of Apartment Security Cameras
All condominium complexes and apartment buildings range
size and type and each location requires a different type of security
system to gain the best best protection. Here are some factors to
consider when you are setting up your video surveillance system:
Privacy for Tenant - When installing apartment security
cameras one should only install the cameras in public places such as
parking lots, entrances, and laundry rooms to help better protect tenant
privacy. Use caution when installing the cameras and make sure they do
not point into tenant doors or windows.
Vandalising - One of the many problems with apartment
complexes is the amount of people that exit and enter the property on a
daily basis. This makes it possible for would be vandals to easily slip
in the property undetected and commit a crime, damage your property or
even vandalise your camera system.
Power Outages - Acts of God and power outages, and surges
can cause havoc and disruptions to your apartment security camera
system. Though rare, it's important to take precautions and properly
protect your security camera system from this possibility.
Damage to Outdoor Cameras - Weather can cause major damage
to security cameras installed in outdoor areas such as pools, parking
lots, and courtyards. Make sure to use properly protected surveillance
cameras to keep possible damage down.
Apartment Building Video System Configuration
The landscape is changing everyday and apartments are part
of housing landscape - whether is a small town, urban area, suburban
area, or even rural area apartment complexes are pop up everywhere.
Neighborhoods play a huge role in determining security. Tenants,
landscaping and architectural features can all help to determine safety
needs or concerns. We suggest that you take the following considerations
into account when installing and shopping for a system of security
cameras for an apartment building:
Do you currently have cameras in place?
If so, what do these cameras currently lack?
Consider your biggest security issue at your building or complex?
Consider the current tenants. What are they like? Do you have turnover rate?
What issues or problems have occurred in the public areas of the apartment complex?
What is the layout of the apartments? Are they spread out over a large complex or all grouped together?
Do tenants currently park out in the open or do they have carports or a parking garage?
What is the lighting like at night? Is it dark or well lit?
Apartment Security Camera Systems Setup Advice
Secure public areas such as building entrances, parking garages, mail rooms, and laundry areas.
Consider the possibility of using WiFi IP cameras to easily
cover areas that are further away. This will allow for easy expansion
and the ability to always move the cameras is need be.
All cameras installed outdoors should be in protective housings so they may be protected from the exposed elements
- If tenants currently pay rent on site consider placing cameras in administrative areas and the management office.
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