So you have made the decision to invest in a security system for your home and want to include surveillance cameras. The problem is, you aren’t quite sure where the best places for those cameras are. Some of the placements may be fairly common sense, however, there are always things to keep in mind when placing cameras out and about. Let’s take a look at some of the places we suggest putting these surveillance devices.
A surprisingly large percentage of burglaries and home invasions occur through the front door. Placing a surveillance camera at this entrance helps to deter potential break ins and also helps discourage thieves from snagging packages left out on your porch. An added benefit of having a surveillance camera at your front door is the opportunity to connect it to home automation devices and allow access to your home remotely, while being able to keep track of who is at the door and who enters and exits.
Back & Side Doors
While a large number of invasions happen to utilize the front door, any entrance that is somewhat hidden or tucked away allows for intruders to enter and exit undetected. These access points are great places to put surveillance cameras up as well. While you may not be utilizing them to allow visitors in and out, being able to keep an eye on them remotely, or to track movement around them, or capture video if a break in should occur, all are benefits of installing cameras here.
Garage & Driveway
Being able to keep an eye on anyone who pulls into your driveway or garage, or anyone who may be lurking around in those spots, in one major benefit of installing surveillance cameras in that area of your home. Garages can often become storage spots for potentially valuable items, such as outdoor equipment and power tools, and may be easy targets for home intruders or burglars. Placing cameras around your garage and driveway can deter potential theft, and can keep track of who is frequenting these spots.
Common areas such as kitchens, living rooms, or family rooms are great choices if you are thinking of installing surveillance cameras on the inside of your home. Not only do these allow you to keep an eye out for potential intruders, you are also able to keep an eye on children, pets, babysitters, repairmen, and more. This gives you the peace of mind that everything is operating as it should within your home, even if you are accessing the cameras remotely.
Stairways & Hallways
While we do not suggest placing surveillance cameras in bedrooms or bathrooms, you can place them at the ends of hallways or at the tops of stairways in order to monitor access to these private rooms. That way, if anyone enters or exits who should not be there, you can track them throughout the home, and also get visuals on what they might be taking or doing, without impeding on the privacy of the bedrooms and bathrooms themselves. This allows you to maintain security for your home, without causing discomfort for other household members or guests.
If you are ready to take the next step with your home security, and want to see what your options are for surveillance cameras, contact our experts. We offer many solutions and would love to see how we can help boost the security of your home.