Recommendations For Covering Dock Doors - Exterior

A question that comes up fairly often and for some reason end users seem to think there is some magical way to this inexpensively. What do others do when this comes up? For example a row of 16 dock doors next to each other all on the side of the building. The customer wants full visibility to see if people are going between the trailers, etc. Some scenarios -

  • Cameras on the building between every dock door. Pro - Clear visibility between all trailers. Con - Expensive!
  • Cameras on the building up high looking down. Pro - Less cameras needed. Con - Less visibility and the cameras are looking down providing very little detail.
  • Cameras on an object off the building looking back at the dock doors. This I believe is the best scenario if feasible. Pro - Best visibility with the least amount of cameras. Con - Typically expensive because trenching needs to be done, poles added, etc unless there is already infrastructure/mounting location readily available.

Any other ideas/thoughts/opinions?

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