How to Design a Security Camera System for Storage Units

Storage units can be a target for theft. Thieves know this is where tenants store valuable items. This floorplan and explanation can help you decide where the best placement for security cameras would be.

storage unit security camera floorplan

Explanation

Goals: One important goal when owning a storage unit facility is to not be held liable for stolen, or even lost items. This means using a quality surveillance system to prevent, or if needed convict, a robbery. The best coverage is making sure you have one camera per isle or row of units, just like you see in this layout here. Also, placing cameras on the perimeter of the property, including entrances and exits, increases your chances that no one can slip in undetected.


The Red cones represent how far away you can recognize someone with our fixed lens 4MP bullet camera, called the Warrior 4.0. With this camera you will recognize someone up to 75ft away with 80 degrees for the field of view.


The Green cones show you how far away you can recognize someone with the Viking 4.0. The Viking has a motorized optical zoom which is ideal for recognizing someone up to 125ft away. The lens can go from 2.8 to 12mm, for a field of view ranging from 91 degrees down to 27 degrees.


The Yellow cones shown in the floor plan represent the Gladiator 8.0, recognizing someone up to 150ft away. The 4k (8MP) camera offers the highest resolution we carry. Ranging from 80 to 35 degrees of coverage, the motorized optical zoom helps protect the perimeter of the storage unit facility.



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The Warrior 4.0 - 26BF4



Resolution

4MP UHD Quality

4MP @ 25 FPS: 2560 x 1440

Detect: 150 ft
Recognize: 75 ft
Identify: 50 ft


4MP vs 4K


Indoor/Outdoor

weatherproof

IP67
Full protection from dust, rain, snow, dew, frost, and sprinklers.

You can even submerge it for a few minutes.


Temp

temperature rating

Temperature rated from -31°F to 140 °F

Humidity rated between 10 and 95%.


Lens

fixed lens

Fixed: 3.6mm
80.8° of coverage (horizontal)

Digital Zoom Only

Learn about the 4 types of Zoom


Day/Night

night footage

Infrared night vision up to 100 FT

Color video possible until 0.02 lux

How to get the best footage at night


Special

special features

True Wide Dynamic Range (120dB)

Seeing in shadows: Understanding WDR

The Warrior is our most popular camera model. It is tied with the Deputy in terms of how easy it is to install and position, since neither camera requires you to remove any part of the camera to screw it into the wall/ceiling/soffit. This makes it ideal for outdoor use as you don't have a tendency to trap moisture in the lens, as is common with dome cameras, where you have to remove the outer glass dome to mount them. The 81 degree lens is great balance between covering a large area and identifying faces and license plates. Although you can use this camera inside or out, the most common use of the Warrior models (the camera comes in 2MP, 4MP, or 8MP) is to cover the side of buildings or large sections of yards.

Sample Photos taken by the Warrior 4.0. Click to enlarge the images. Press ESC key to close.

10 FT 20 FT 50 FT 75 FT 100 FT

detection

Detect someone up to 150 feet

"Detecting" a face means being able to tell that a human face is in the picture.

recognize

Recognize someone up to 75 feet

"Recognizing" a face refers to being able to say "I have seen that person before" - even if you don't know or can't place who it is.

identify

Identify someone up to 50 feet

"Identification" refers to being able to make out identifiable marks with enough certainty to make a sketch or claim.

The Viking 4.0 -26BV4



Resolution

4MP UHD Quality

4MP @ 25 FPS: 2560 x 1440

Detect: up to 175 ft
Recognize: up to 125 ft
Identify: up to 75 ft


4MP vs 4K


Weather

weatherproof

IP67
Full protection from dust, rain, snow, dew, frost, and sprinklers.

You can even submerge it for a few minutes.


Temp

temperature rating

Temperature rated from -31°F to 140 °F

Humidity rated between 10 and 95%.


Lens

varifocal lens

Motorized Varifocal: 2.8 - 12mm
91° - 27° of coverage

Digital Zoom and Optical Zoom

Learn about the 4 types of Zoom


Day/Night

night footage

Infrared night vision up to 100 FT

Color video possible until 0.02 lux

How to get the best footage at night


Special

special features

Alarm Input and Output

Audio Input and Output
Audio Input/Output FAQ

Micro-SD Card Slot

True WDR (up to 120 dB)

Seeing in shadows: Understanding WDR

The Viking has a motorized telephoto lens that allows you to optically zoom in to see a distant area more clearly. You can adjust the angle of view with our apps, over the web, or via your SCW NVR. Just like with a point-and-shoot camera or a pair of binoculars, when narrow the field-of-view, you zoom in on an area and you can see more detail in that area. Although the Viking is a very popular camera for homes that have a mid-range (35-100 foot) points of concern like gates, roads or driveways, this camera is also frequently used is corporate environment such as long and narrow warehouse aisles.

Sample Photos taken by the Viking 4.0. Click to enlarge the images. Press ESC key to close.

2.8mm at 4MP - the widest angle (91 degrees)
10 FT 20 FT 50 FT 75 FT 100 FT
12mm at 4MP - fully zoomed in, smallest angle of view (27 degrees)
10 FT 20 FT 50 FT 75 FT 100 FT 125 FT

detection

Detect someone up to 175 feet

"Detecting" a face means being able to tell that a human face is in the picture.

recognize

Recognize someone up to 125 feet

"Recognizing" a face refers to being able to say "I have seen that person before" - even if you don't know or can't place who it is.

identify

Identify someone up to 75 feet

"Identification" refers to being able to make out identifiable marks with enough certainty to make a sketch or claim.


The Gladiator 8.0 - 26BV8


The Gladiator 8.0 - 26BV8 - 4K (8MP - 4x1080P) Multi-Purpose Lens Bullet Camera with Motorized Zoom and P-Iris


Resolution

4K

4K (8MP) UHD @ 30 FPS: 3840 x 2160

Detect: up to 200 ft
Recognize: up to 150 ft
Identify: up to 100 ft


4MP vs 4K


Weather

weatherproof

IP67
Full protection from dust, rain, snow, dew, frost, and sprinklers.

You can even submerge it for a few minutes.


Temp

temperature rating

Extreme Cold Temperature rated from -40°F to 140 °F

Humidity rated between 10 and 95%.


Lens

varifocal lens

Motorized Varifocal: 2.8 - 12mm
80° - 35° of coverage

Digital Zoom and Optical Zoom

Learn about the 4 types of Zoom


Day/Night

night footage

Infrared night vision up to 325 FT

Color video possible until 0.02 lux

How to get the best footage at night


Special

special features

Micro-SD Card Slot

P-Iris

Alarm Inputs and Output

Audio Input and Output
Audio Input/Output FAQ

True WDR (up to 120 dB)

Seeing in shadows: Understanding WDR

The Gladiator is very similar to our Viking camera, but has twice the resolution. It has a motorized telephoto lens that allows you to optically zoom in to see a distant area more clearly. You can adjust the angle of view with our apps, over the web, or via your SCW NVR. Just like with a point-and-shoot camera or a pair of binoculars, when narrow the field-of-view, you zoom in on an area and you can see more detail in that area. 4K video records 8 Million pixels per frame and the Gladiator shoots 30 frames per second. The Gladiator also has a P-Iris, which allows it to change its aperture on the fly and optimally focus in all lighting conditions.

Sample Photos taken by the Gladiator 8.0. Click to enlarge the images. Press ESC key to close.

2.8mm at 4K - the widest angle (80 degrees)
10 FT 20 FT 50 FT 75 FT 100 FT
12mm at 4K - fully zoomed in, smallest angle of view (35 degrees)
10 FT 20 FT 50 FT 75 FT 100 FT 125 FT

detection

Detect someone up to 200 feet

"Detecting" a face means being able to tell that a human face is in the picture.

recognize

Recognize someone up to 150 feet

"Recognizing" a face refers to being able to say "I have seen that person before" - even if you don't know or can't place who it is.

identify

Identify someone up to 100 feet

"Identification" refers to being able to make out identifiable marks with enough certainty to make a sketch or claim.


If this is not your exact scenario, you would need to modify our pre-made systems slightly. This is very easy to do.

We've listed a 12 channel pre-made system below. You could add that to the cart, which will break it up into its individual parts, and then modify the numbers of each camera. You would also want to add a Gladiator camera, as needed. If all of this seems like to much trouble, we can also send you a custom quote as well.

*If you would like a 4MP fixed lens camera for areas with a short distance then 100ft, you may want to consider the Warrior 4.0 model.


  1. The Warrior 4.0 - 26BF4 - 4MP (2x1080P) Fixed Lens Mini Bullet Camera



    The Warrior 4.0 - 26BF4 - 4MP (2x1080P) Fixed Lens Mini Bullet Camera

    In stock.
    Usually ships the same business day if ordered before 2PM EST.

    $200.00


    Resolution

    4MP UHD Quality

    4MP @ 25 FPS: 2560 x 1440

    Detect: 150 ft
    Recognize: 75 ft
    Identify: 50 ft


    4MP vs 4K


    Indoor/Outdoor

    weatherproof

    IP67
    Full protection from dust, rain, snow, dew, frost, and sprinklers.

    You can even submerge it for a few minutes.


    Temp

    temperature rating

    Temperature rated from -31°F to 140 °F

    Humidity rated between 10 and 95%.


    Lens

    fixed lens

    Fixed: 3.6mm
    80.8° of coverage (horizontal)

    Digital Zoom Only

    Learn about the 4 types of Zoom


    Day/Night

    night footage

    Infrared night vision up to 100 FT

    Color video possible until 0.02 lux

    How to get the best footage at night


    Special

    special features

    True Wide Dynamic Range (120dB)

    Seeing in shadows: Understanding WDR



  2. The Viking 4.0 - 26BV4



    The Viking 4.0 - 26BV4 - 4MP (2x1080P) Multi-Purpose Lens Bullet Camera with Motorized Zoom and Focus

    In stock.
    Usually ships the same business day if ordered before 2PM EST.

    Price: $399.00

    Limited Time DIY Special: $249.00


    Resolution

    4MP UHD Quality

    4MP @ 25 FPS: 2560 x 1440

    Detect: up to 175 ft
    Recognize: up to 125 ft
    Identify: up to 75 ft


    4MP vs 4K


    Weather

    weatherproof

    IP67
    Full protection from dust, rain, snow, dew, frost, and sprinklers.

    You can even submerge it for a few minutes.


    Temp

    temperature rating

    Temperature rated from -31°F to 140 °F

    Humidity rated between 10 and 95%.


    Lens

    varifocal lens

    Motorized Varifocal: 2.8 - 12mm
    91° - 27° of coverage

    Digital Zoom and Optical Zoom

    Learn about the 4 types of Zoom


    Day/Night

    night footage

    Infrared night vision up to 100 FT

    Color video possible until 0.02 lux

    How to get the best footage at night


    Special

    special features

    Alarm Input and Output

    Audio Input and Output
    Audio Input/Output FAQ

    Micro-SD Card Slot

    True WDR (up to 120 dB)

    Seeing in shadows: Understanding WDR



  3. The Gladiator 8.0 - 26BV8 - 4K (8MP - 4x1080P) Multi-Purpose Lens Bullet Camera with Motorized Zoom and P-Iris



    The Gladiator 8.0 - 26BV8 - 4K (8MP - 4x1080P) Multi-Purpose Lens Bullet Camera with Motorized Zoom and P-Iris

    In stock.
    Usually ships the same business day if ordered before 2PM EST.

    Price: $799.00

    Limited Time DIY Special: $699.00


    Resolution

    4K

    4K (8MP) UHD @ 30 FPS: 3840 x 2160

    Detect: up to 200 ft
    Recognize: up to 150 ft
    Identify: up to 100 ft


    4MP vs 4K


    Weather

    weatherproof

    IP67
    Full protection from dust, rain, snow, dew, frost, and sprinklers.

    You can even submerge it for a few minutes.


    Temp

    temperature rating

    Extreme Cold Temperature rated from -40°F to 140 °F

    Humidity rated between 10 and 95%.


    Lens

    varifocal lens

    Motorized Varifocal: 2.8 - 12mm
    80° - 35° of coverage

    Digital Zoom and Optical Zoom

    Learn about the 4 types of Zoom


    Day/Night

    night footage

    Infrared night vision up to 325 FT

    Color video possible until 0.02 lux

    How to get the best footage at night


    Special

    special features

    Micro-SD Card Slot

    P-Iris

    Alarm Inputs and Output

    Audio Input and Output
    Audio Input/Output FAQ

    True WDR (up to 120 dB)

    Seeing in shadows: Understanding WDR



  4. The 4MP Motorized Admiral Series - 12 Channel HD Customizable Security Camera System




    Cameras


    4MP @ 25 FPS: 2560 x 1440

    Motorized Varifocal: 2.8 - 12mm
    91° - 27° of coverage
    IP67 Weatherproof
    Infrared night vision up to 100 FT
    -31°F to 140 °F temp rated
    True Wide Dynamic Range (120dB)



    4MP vs 4K.


    Software


    VCA: Motion Detection, Line Crossing, Face Detection, Intrusion Detection, People Counting, Vandalism Detection
    Video Content Analytics (VCA) Search
    VCA Event based Email Alerts
    Remote Footage Download
    1 Click Firmware Update

    Learn when you would use VCA


    Remote Viewing


    Smartphone Apps
    Tablet Apps
    Windows Apps
    Mac Viewing Apps
    Internet Explorer Viewing

    How Patent Wars have changed Browser Support


    Hardware


    Cat5e (RJ45) Ethernet to Network
    Standard 3-Prong Wall Plug
    SCWEasyConnect 2.0 ports on back for Plug and play 2018 SCW camera auto-configuration up to 750 ft away
    VGA Monitor Out
    4K HDMI Out for TVs/Monitors
    Footage Download via USB

    Learn about automatic backup footage options