Setting up surveillance cameras has become a necessity for the workplace and even homes. With the evolution of technology and internet and costs going down on local and cloud storage, surveillance systems have become accessible to all. All surveillance systems are setup with one common goal – security, be it to monitor employees, prevent unauthorized access, legal requirements etc. Since security is the main concern there are a lot of things that need to be considered before installing a camera surveillance system because an incorrect setup will be vulnerable to external threats and will defeat the purpose the system was setup for in the first place. In this article we will discuss a few guidelines and things to keep in mind when installing a camera system at your workplace or home.