The recommendation is to have the cameras mounted at head height outside homes and business. The best approach would be to have two cameras – one placed about 2.4 metres (8ft) to capture faces and a second one placed higher up about 16.4 metres (5ft) to get the overall activity.
If using only one camera, it is recommend installing this at around the 2.4metres. Cameras placed too high results in images of the tops of their head, which is not very helpful for facial recognition. The most important features to be captured includes the eyes and configuration of the facial area including the nose and mouth.
If you would like help with improving your existing security solution get in touch with Charles Knight Security – call us on 0800 6101098 and we would be happy to provide a quotation.