You have thought about installing a house Security camera system for a while now, but you haven’t gone through the effort and expense yet.
Maybe you are not sure whether you need it or you think that setting up a system is beyond your technological capabilities.
To address your first concern, study afterwards study has shown that surveillance cameras deter crime. We don’t say that if you don’t have one security system Your property will be robbed or damaged on the spot. What we are saying is that if you have cameras in your house you are less likely to be a victim of property crime.
To address your second problem, many of today’s surveillance camera systems are plug and play. They are easy to set up and manage via an app on your phone.
Here are some other things to consider when you start installing surveillance cameras in and around your home.
- Point a camera at your front door.
Not only can you see those entering (or trying to enter) your house through the front door, but you can also see if bandits on the porch accept one of your packages. It’s also not a bad idea to see if your teenager sneaks out at night (or someone else sneaks around the house).
- Point a camera at your back door.
Although statistically speaking, burglars usually enter through the front door of a house, there is a chance that he will also come through the back door. Make sure the area around your back door is well lit, possibly with light coming from a motion sensor.
- Aim at a camera at your garage door.
Do you often leave your garage door open while you work in the garden? This can make the items in your garage vulnerable to theft. Burglars can even consider an open garage door as an invitation to go into your house. Place a camera on your garage door so you can see everything coming and going.
- Keep your camera out of reach.
Of course, a surveillance camera is of no use if the cameras are easily accessible. A burglar can simply take the camera or deactivate it before entering your home. For this reason, it is best to install the cameras 8-10 feet above the floor.
- Pay attention to glare when installing your cameras.
Think about where the sun shines at all times of the day when you install your camera. Also think about how a street lamp can affect your visibility.
- Think about whether the cameras should be hidden or outdoors.
When choosing a security system, consider whether the cameras should not be visible or not. If a person sees a camera, this can prevent the person from committing a crime. If a person knows they are in front of the camera, they can work harder to hide their identity at the same time. Or a burglar tries to damage the camera, making it unusable.
If you want to install a home security camera, there are many other aspects to consider. Talk to law enforcement officers near you for more ideas on how to protect you and your property.