4 Key Considerations for Camera Layouts

By John Honovich, Published Oct 20, 2012, 12:00am EDT (Info+)

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:

Field of View Width

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Camera ******** ******

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camera high

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angle incident

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Logistical ***********

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