The business we put up is our blood, sweat, and tears. It means a lifetime of effort and sacrifice so
it is only fitting that we do what we can to make sure that it is protected against unwanted attack from criminals. This is why many experts in the security industry recommend getting hidden cameras installed in commercial spaces. This not only protects the owner’s own interest and those that work for them, but it can also protect the customers that regularly patronize the establishment. Here are a few tips to choose the best-hidden camera for your business.
1. Go with ones that won’t attract attention
Choose a hidden camera that can easily blend with the environment. For the office space, it helps to choose a camera with audio recorder that will not attract any suspicion from the people working inside. There are many products you can choose from that will fit right in the office space. A popular choice is hidden cameras in an adapter or smoke detector. No one would question these things inside an office. There are also options like picture frame cameras, wall clocks, and thermostat hidden cameras.
2. Quality of the footage
This is another important factor to consider when selecting a hidden camera to use in an office. Because you want to see the people in the actual footage, you want to choose a camera that has relatively good resolution. A camera with at least 600 to 700 TV lines of high-resolution video footage is generally enough for surveillance use. You also have to pay attention to the DVR’s recording resolution so the saved footage can provide accurate detail to be able to make the identification.
3. Lighting is everything
No matter how amazing and high-quality your hidden camera set up is, it will never achieve its full potential if there is not enough light in the room. There are options for day/night cameras available with built-in infrared capabilities and digital day/night features. All these features will allow hidden cameras to improve their light sensitivity in order to capture clear images despite low light conditions.
4. Power source
There are two options for the power source for hidden cameras. They are either battery powered or AC powered, each has its own pros and cons. Battery powered is convenient and portable and can be placed in any location. The limiting factor is battery life. AC powered cameras have to be plugged to a socket so their range is limited and their camouflaged capabilities will be compromised but you don’t have to worry about it dying.
For storage, there are a number of different options as well. Many cameras have a built-in SD card slot to store footage. Other cameras upload their footage online where it can be viewed by multiple devices. Others use a DVR to store all footage.
Purchasing a hidden camera for your office is going to be an investment so pay close attention to the price. A cheap one will save you money but the quality is going to be compromised. More expensive gears are more beneficial with many features but will take you quite some time to recoup the lost cash.