Today’s post is all about NOT installing business security cameras. This may seem a little bit counterintuitive, considering that this is the Business Security Cameras of Orange County blog and we’re pretty invested in convincing you that installing them is a good idea. But hear us out: there are some places where it’s really not a good idea to install business security cameras.

Tip #1: Avoid Anywhere with Expectation of Privacy

In today’s world people have an expectation to a certain level of privacy. When you violate the norms of privacy—even if you have good intentions—you can damage your relationship with customers and even your own staff.

That’s why you’ll never want to install security cameras with a clear view of areas like restrooms, locker rooms, or the inside of changing rooms. Whether the cameras are highly visible or not, people have an expectation of privacy in areas like these, and best practice is to respect that.

Tip #2: Avoid Clear Views of Others’ Property

You’ve probably seen something like this on TV: the cops are investigating some sort of crime. They’re stumped on how to proceed until someone’s gaze goes off across the street. The camera zooms in on a lonely security camera at the business across the street. The cops go inside and, sure enough, that camera captured just the footage they needed of the bad guy across the street.

Sounds great, right? Well, maybe on TV. In the real world, you can open yourself up to some liability and invasion of privacy concerns if your cameras are capturing too much information about someone else’s property. Avoid potential problems by following best practices and focusing your cameras on your property alone.

For Best Results, Consult with Expert Installers

To achieve the best results and to avoid these and other pitfalls, consult with expert installers when setting up your security cameras. Contact us today to set up a consultation.