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View: Operator Guide
4.2 At the Source…
Cameras in the environment
Normal operation of View can reveal weaknesses in the position of cameras. Video
surveillance can be hampered by:
• blind spots. Mobile equipment, vehicle docking, renovation work, and so on.
• environmental lighting. a camera can be rendered ineffective by direct sunlight,
artificial lighting or their opposite, darkness.
• environmental conditions. Condensation, excessive heat or cold, even a dirty
camera lens, due to dust or grease can be common over time and require
Report problems with camera position to your organization. A discussion of good
camera position, corrective photography, and so on, are beyond the scope of this guide.
For such background questions, see reference works such as:
• Kruegle, Herman, CCTV Surveillance: Video practices and technology,
Butterworth–Heinemann, Newton (MA), 1995
• Newman, Oscar, Defensible Space: Crime Prevention Through Urban Design,
Macmillan, New York, 1973