Home security cameras are a great way to protect your home and family from theft. In the United States, home video surveillance is a booming industry. With home security cameras becoming more and more affordable, more and more people are installing them in their homes.
When installing a home security system, one of the most important decisions you’ll make is where to place your security cameras. If you don’t place them in the right spots, you could be leaving your home vulnerable to theft and burglary. In this blog post, we will discuss some tips on how to get the most out of your home security camera system.
Factors To Consider
There are many factors to consider when choosing the best home security camera placement. These include:
- How much coverage the home needs
- What type of crime is probable in the area
- Which areas will be monitored by video surveillance
- The landscape around the home
Entrances & Valuables
When installing home security cameras, you want to make sure you cover all the common areas of your home. This includes entrances, exits, and areas where valuable items are located. Cameras should be placed in areas where they will have a clear view of any valuable items in your home. You should also consider covering any outdoor areas that may be vulnerable to intruders. The most popular place to install a home security camera is in the front door, as this is the entrance that most burglars use.
You’ll also need to decide if you want indoor cameras as well as outdoor cameras. Outdoor cameras need to be durable to withstand weather conditions, so choose one appropriate for where you live. Nevada may be the driest state, but some parts still get snow, so it’s important to keep the climate in mind. Regularly wipe down the camera and lens to remove dust and debris that can build up.
If you have trees and shrubs in your front and back yard, it’s possible they can obstruct your security’s camera view. For this reason, you want to choose camera placement that has the clearest view of the area around your home. If you have abundant foliage, regularly trim branches and shrubs to keep the view from your camera clear.
When installing your cameras, place them between eight and ten feet high, as it offers the most visibility of your yard while being low enough to capture details as well.
Hidden or Visible
Do you want your cameras to be visible to act as a deterrent to burglars? Visible cameras are great for that purpose, but it also makes them susceptible to damage or theft. A fake camera or sign indicating camera use can also act as deterrents while keeping your real camera hidden.
There are multiple factors to consider that will help you choose the best camera and placement for your home. For more recommendations, speak to one of our Orbis Tech Service professionals serving the state of Nevada to choose the system right for you!