Having a secure home environment is important to the whole family. Getting security cameras and setting them up in specific locations at your home can be one of the most important things you do at home to keep that family safe. There are many options on the market for home security but the placement and position of cameras for your security system is important.
There are many obvious choices for placement of your cameras and other factors you can and should consider as well when implementing your residential security cameras. This article will give you some tips and pointers about placement and positioning of your home security cameras. If you need assistance with setup and configuration of cameras or other security equipment, don’t hesitate to call Protect America.
“Most people come to know only one corner of their room, one spot near the window, one narrow strip on which they keep walking back and forth.” – Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet
What the Research Says
There has been a great deal of research on how criminals can be deterred from entering a home when there are security cameras or home security systems present. It is one of the things that burglars and home invaders look for actually. You are far less likely to have your home broken into when you have security cameras and monitoring equipment installed at your home.
In fact, a study from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology called UNDERSTANDING DECISIONS TO BURGLARIZE FROM THE OFFENDER’S PERSPECTIVE sheds light on how these intruders think and why a home security system should be worth every penny, even if nothing ever happens (remember that’s what you want).
Reccomended Locations from Security Experts
There are recomendations from security professionals on where to put security cameras at your home. The effectiveness of your home security setup will be impacted by where you place your individual security cameras around the home. The front and rear doors may seem like the most obvious starting points and it is correct to assume so. You want to be able to monitor any points of entry. That brings us to think about other possible points of entry.
Where are other areas of your house that could provide entry? There are windows, other doors, attic entry, an attached garage, etc. Locate these entry sources and get cameras placed at those vantage points so you can monitor suspicious activity. Motion sensors can help too. You also want to place the cameras at the highest points possible to avoid anyone interfering with them or attempting to cover them. This has been reported to happen to others.
Other Things to Consider
Beyond cameras, you should consider other items like motion sensors and alarm systems that can alert authorities or a monitoring company of a situation. The footage on your cameras should be recording to a digital video recording unit, or DVR, as well. This way, you have proof of an intruder to possibly identify to the police. You can also get a run-down of what exactly happened if it has been recorded to the DVR unit. You should also consider placement of cameras near children’s rooms and near valuable items. You can also install cameras inside the home, not just on the exterior. Cameras often have other features as well that can be useful. Some of them include night vision, so you can better monitor footage that has been recorded at dark. Interested in monitored home security? Get a free quote from Protect America.