For intelligent video cameras to truly help organizations get back to business, they must be expertly installed according to specific instructions. In this blog, we explore four key areas that need to be adhered to for an optimal product installation.

As businesses have reopened in the course of the pandemic, there’s been a race against the clock to install supporting technologies – such as AI-powered video – to help people return to work and public life safely.

It’s easy to see why back-to-business video is so valuable. These cutting-edge cameras can effectively detect people’s skin temperatures and check for masks, help to ensure social distancing, and monitor the flow of people through busy locations.

But in spite of the understandable urgency, organizations must observe due diligence when it comes to product installation – or their investment simply won’t work effectively.

While every device should be installed to its own specific guidelines, below we explore four critical considerations for an optimal installation of all AI-powered video security products.

First of all, it’s essential that cameras are mounted appropriately to avoid loss of accuracy and performance. For example, the installation height of every camera must be adjusted according to the camera’s resolution and focal length, or the camera will not be able to ‘see’ its target at all.

People-counting cameras, specifically, must always be mounted vertically – with the flow of people passing beneath the camera in a vertical, up-and-down direction – and the width of the passageway beneath should be set as the camera’s counting width.

It sounds simple, but all cameras must also be installed firmly, in a stable location (ideally, directly on a wall or a ceiling), to avoid errors caused by shaking.