It’s all well and good having the best quality CCTV security cameras, but if they’re not installed at the right angle – they might not be very good. If you are having your CCTV security cameras installed by professionals, you can rest assured that have been installed at the right angle. However, if you are installing or moving your CCTV cameras yourself, you will need to think about the angle.
In this blog post we look at the importance of the right angle of your CCTV security cameras and what angel your CCTV cameras should be.
It is important to note that security cameras are rarely placed at eye-level. Instead, you will find them installed at a high vantage point. The camera will often be angled downwards to capture more footage. By pointing the lens down further you can focus on certain objects. This could include things like computers or entrances to the building for example. This can all be done while providing you will a greater capture angle of the surrounding area too.
If you have CCTV cameras that are positioned at eye-level, you may find that they are able to capture better quality images. This is especially the case when the CCTV security camera is angled towards a single object. However, this will typically give you a small angle of view. This can mean that you could miss events or activities that take place in the nearby or surrounding areas. These are things that would be outside the view of the CCTV camera.
You need to think about the lens size of the CCTV security camera. This will influence the angle and install position too.
A smaller lens on your CCTV camera will increase your viewing angle. However, it will also reduce your viewing depth. If you were to choose a security camera with a 2.8mm lens it would provide a wide 90-degree viewing angle. That said, it’s important to note that this would only offer you quality imaging to a depth of 3 – 5 metres.
If you were to opt for a CCTV security camera with a 16mm lens, you would gain a clear line of sight for a depth of up to 25 metres. However, the viewing angle of your CCTV security camera would be restricted to 17 – 18 degrees.
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