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Where Should Home Security Cameras Be Installed?

by Techy Rishav Home Security Advisor
Although no two homes are the same, everyone's property deserves to be safeguarded. Security cameras are an excellent way to increase your sense of security because they provide you with additional eyes on your property.

There is no one-size-fits-all approach for security camera placement because your property's layout, budget, and home security goals differ from your neighbor's. However, based on the vulnerabilities in your home, this guide will assist you in considering all components of your home security system and determining which ones are definite musts.



Places to Consider While Installing a Camera
Below are some great tips for people looking for space for installing security cameras.

  1. Exterior: Front Door - You might think that burglars only enter through side doors, but according to the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors, 34% of burglars enter through the front door. It's also a common target for parcel thieves. A camera installed at your front door monitors everyone who enters and exits your home, from family members and babysitters to maintenance personnel, delivery personnel, and others. (As a side note, video doorbells are excellent choices for the front entrance.) You can use them alone or in combination with another exterior camera focused at the yard or garage.)
  2. Exterior: Back & Side Doors - Visitors can enter unobserved through out-of-sight doors, whether they've been invited or not. According to NACHI statistics, 22% of break-ins occur through the back entrance. Install cameras on your secondary doors to assure complete visibility of everyone who enters and exits, especially if one of them is used as frequently as or more frequently than your main entrance, or if one (such as a basement door) appears particularly appealing or accessible to a possible intruder.
  3. Exterior: Garage & Driveway - Burglars frequently target garages since they are one of the weakest entrance points. A camera positioned at your garage and/or driveway keeps an eye on bicycles, tools, grills, sports equipment, cars, and anyone who handles them under surveillance. The camera keeps you linked if your garage is unattached. If your garage is connected to your house, an extra layer of security keeps an eye on another prospective entryway. If you have a gate at the end of your driveway, you may wish to install a camera to detect intruders.
  4. Exterior: Yard - Keeping an eye on the yard will allow you to keep track of anyone who is looking at your house from the outside. It can also be used to record the actions of children, animals, and trespassers.
  5. Interior: Main Stairway or Hallway - Install a camera in your home's key thoroughfares to make it harder for someone to move about surreptitiously. If someone enters through an unmonitored location such as a bathroom or bedroom, they will still be caught on video if they roam around the property.

It is ultimately your decision whether to install your own surveillance cameras or hire a professional to do so. There's no need to go it alone if the information in this article or the manufacturer's instructions makes your head spin. These technologies, on the other hand, have become more approachable and accessible over time, and are frequently set up for simple self-installation.

The installation of security cameras that you will be monitoring yourself (as opposed to professionally monitored security systems) is usually the easiest. Many of these cameras use Wi-Fi to connect and just require physical wiring to their power source. Batteries are widely used in smaller cameras such as video doorbells and peephole cameras, making them even more user-friendly. Outdoor security cameras might be more difficult to install, especially if the home's outside has limited power sources, if you don't have many tools, or if you don't want to detract from the aesthetic of your property. In these circumstances, you may want to engage a professional with previous camera installation experience.

Finally, there are a few situations where you won't be able to install your own security cameras. Many of the leading monitored home security system providers (such as ADT and Vivint) require professional installation to ensure that everything is in working order. In these situations, a trained technician will visit your home and take care of everything. If you're committed to doing it yourself but want a professionally monitored security system, you have a variety of DIY options.

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About Techy Rishav Junior   Home Security Advisor

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