location of a outdoor camera

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    Anonymous

    I own a color low lux wide angle (3.6mm) outdoor security camera. My dilema is where to locate the camera to get the best view. I know where to put the camera and what wall but im confuse at what height. The camera is covering a small 4 car parking lot and garage. Where im thinking to put the camera there is a Sodium light in the middle of the wall (1) Do I put the camera above or below the light or doesn't matter

    (2)I need to cover as much of the lot as possible…blow the camera there is entrance door

    Thanks

    #31878

    Mike Haldas
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    pingadude,

    Thank you for posting to CCTV Camera Pros forum. In answer to your questions:

    1) I would recommend putting the camera below the light if possible.

    2) A good height to mount cameras with a wide lens, 3.6mm for example, is at about 10 – 12 feet from the ground. This gives you a good viewing angle and generally is out of reach from vandals.

    Please let us know if we can help further.

    Sincerely.

    -Mike

    #31879

    Anonymous

    In addition to Mike's advices above I would also suggest to check your actual field of view in 3D using 3D modeling software.

    There is a special planning software to calculate CCTV camera coverage

    For example in your case you can add/draw a picture and add test objects (cars in your case).

    IP Video System Design Tool calculates actual field of view, angles, dead zone size and result resolution in pixels/foot or pixels/meter. The last version supports import of floor plans or site plan image from BMP/JPEG.

    Here is a sample picture:

    liamlee400.jpg

    You can use the software in the demo-mode for 45 days.

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