Christmas decorations and surveillance Cameras

When you put up your Christmas decorations this year, please consider the surveillance camera view.

Christmas Tree in surveillance camera view

Here is a classic example of where the Christmas decorations have completely blocked the surveillance cameras view in a shopping centre.

With the incidence of shoplifting being elevated at Christmas, the last thing you want to do is reduce the effectiveness of your video surveillance system. But this is exactly what happens in many shopping centres each year.

It is not only Christmas that causes this problem as anything than is relocated or installed in a retail environment can reduce the effectiveness of the video surveillance. When a camera is installed, it should have been placed to give the best coverage of shelves, check ours and door ways. Adding a hanging sign or putting in a temporary display can impact on the vision as explained in this video put up by the FBI in the US.

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