Location, Location, Location: Best Spots for Security Cameras
Location is everything..if we were all in Hawaii, we’d never have to worry about harsh cold Canadian winters! More so though, the location of certain things within the home can dictate how one is able to properly navigate and work with other necessary elements (having your fridge in the basement and away from the kitchen doesn’t make any sense when you’re trying to cook a meal).
When it comes to home security, the location of surveillance cameras can make a big difference. Here is a list of some of the best spots to place security cameras for maximum effectiveness:
An estimated 34% of all burglars enter your home through the front door, so you’ll definitely want to train one of your surveillance cameras here. To prevent a thief from knocking out your camera, place it at second-floor level, or even in the eves of your house, and train it on the front door. If your home has just one level, consider enclosing your front door camera in mesh wiring to protect it from errant rocks, sticks, or other weapons.
Expert Tip: You can install a high-tech peephole camera, so you can see who’s knocking before you open the door.
Another 22% of home burglars enter through the back door, so you need a camera here, as well (and if you have side doors, they count as back doors for sake of statistics). The bottom line is, arm each entry door with a camera. Again, make the effort to place your camera out of the reach of human hands, or to protect it from projectiles, like rocks or sticks or anything an intruder might hurl at it.
Expert Tip: Be sure to install a camera that’s both weatherproof and is equipped with night vision.
Crooks love a good backyard, since they’re often brimming with expensive lawn & garden machinery, recreational equipment, and kids’ toys. Arm your yard with motion-sensor floodlights and a night vision surveillance camera to protect your home and belongings. If your backyard is fenced in, make sure your camera has a view of the entrance gate (or install a second camera there).
Expert Tip: Place a camera in plain sight. Most times, just seeing a security camera is enough to make a home intruder move on to another home.”
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