Get Creative with Your Camera Placements
Another strategy to protect your security system installation from vandals is to place your cameras creatively in locations where thieves can’t see or reach them. There are many ways you can do this, with the specifics varying based on the layout of your facility. Here are a few ideas:
One way to protect a camera from vandals is to place it somewhere where they can’t see it. This strategy works best for cameras that are intended to identify intruders rather than deter them. For instance, if you run a commercial rental property and you want to set up your security system so you can help law enforcement identify intruders, you can set up a concealed camera at a point burglars would have to pass in order to enter the premises, such as at eye level inside a lobby door frame.
Similarly, if you run an auto dealership, you might place a camera inside the hood of a vehicle strategically parked at a location where you can film the perimeter of your lot. Alternately, a sign could provide both concealment and elevation. Similar strategies could be deployed at a construction site. For instance, you might mount a camera on the crane of a vehicle so that it’s too high for criminals to notice or reach.