Blind Spots and Why Professional Installation Will Eradicate Them

By Jonathan Ratcliffe

How confident are you at your ability to install a closed-circuit television kit you have bought yourself? It’s easy to get caught up in the blurb on the box. Most of these kits will tell you they are very easy to install – perhaps even in minutes – and you can soon protect your home ... Read more


How confident are you at your ability to install a closed-circuit television kit you have bought yourself? It’s easy to get caught up in the blurb on the box. Most of these kits will tell you they are very easy to install – perhaps even in minutes – and you can soon protect your home in just the way you want to.

But is it really that easy? And even if you do install it and get it working, can you be certain you’ve done a good-enough job?

Following instructions regarding camera installation and linking up the system so everything works is one thing. It is quite another to be sure you have done a great job. One area you need to focus on is that of blind spots. Positioning the cameras in just the right spots is very important. Get it right, and you will cover all the ground you need to cover. Get it wrong, and you will end up with one or more blind spots.

How can a blind spot reduce the efficacy of your CCTV system?

You can bet many burglars will check out CCTV systems if they see properties with them installed. Some will avoid these properties altogether, but others will evaluate how effective they are. If there is an obvious blind spot present, it means a burglar could easily evade detection by the cameras and still reach the property to break in.

How can professional installation ensure you are not bothered with blind spots?

A professional installer is trained in how to install numerous types of CCTV kits, from basic ones to multi-camera kits. One of the most important aspects is to create a strategy to ensure the required area is fully covered, and there are no blind spots a burglar could take advantage of.

Unless someone has had proper training in this field, it is very unlikely they will be able to install a complete CCTV system that eradicates all the blind spots that might be present. Could you be confident you could do this, and get your CCTV kit up and running and protecting your property without any help at all?

If you are investing in a closed-circuit television system to protect your home or business, you should be ready to invest in proper installation as well. It means you’re guaranteed to get the best from whichever kit you have bought.

Photo of author
BY Jonathan Ratcliffe

Jonathan manages Marketing at CCTV.co.uk - with over 15 years experience in CCTV Installation - he writes as an Expert in CCTV Systems, News, Crime Rate Analysis and other FAQs