4 Key Considerations for Camera Layouts

Author: John Honovich, Published on Oct 20, 2012

Even once you know what you to monitor - the front door, the safe, the parking lot, etc. - how to layout cameras can be tricky. In this note, we explain the 4 fundamental considerations for camera layouts:

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