Best Locations for Your Home Security Cameras
You have made the smart decision to have home security cameras professionally installed. Now it is time to determine the best locations on your property to place your security cameras. To ensure optimum protection, it is important to carefully consider the placement of cameras that make the most sense for your home and lifestyle. No two properties are the same, so while there is no “one size fits all” answer, we have compiled a list of placement locations for you to consider:
Outdoor Security Cameras
Front Door: While you may think that break-ins happen in more discreet locations of the home, statistics show that 1/3 of burglars enter through the front door. Having a security camera on your front porch can also deter package thieves. Doorbell cameras are a great choice for capturing activity on your front porch.
Side/Back Doors: Burglars who prefer to be more inconspicuous will likely want to enter your home where there are not in plain sight. When positioning your outdoor security cameras to cover your back or side doors try to include your backyard and driveway.
Ground Level Windows: If a burglar is unable to gain access to your home through a door, another option for entry is a low window. 23% of burglars break into a home through ground-level windows.
Indoor Security Cameras
Common Areas: Installing security cameras in high use areas of your house can help you stay in the know of activity while you are away. Keep an eye on your kids, the babysitter, or the handyman from wherever you are on your smartphone. If you have large ground-level windows in a common area it is best to make sure to keep those in view as well.
Main Hallway: Choosing to place a security camera in the main hallway allows you to capture movement throughout your house. If a burglar breaks in through the window of one your bedrooms will need to use the hallway to access other parts of your home. For privacy reasons, we recommend not installing cameras in bedrooms and bathrooms. Capturing the main hallway will help you monitor those areas.
Wherever you choose to have your security cameras installed you will be adding protection and value to your home. Contact us today to receive a free quote for a home security camera system.