Purchasing a home security system is one of the smartest investments you can make in your home. Not only will you help protect your family and hard-earned assets, but you’ll also get a variety of other benefits like a discount on your homeowner’s insurance. If you’ve decided to go the DIY route, you want to make sure that not only do you know how to install your cameras but where you should install them. The location of your security cameras can make all the difference in the benefits you get from them. Here are some helpful tips for installing your security cameras in the right spot.
Think Like A Criminal
One of the best ways to determine where to install your cameras is to think like a criminal. Walk around both the interior and exterior of your home and ask yourself the following questions:
• How would I break into my home undetected by my neighbors?
• What items would I target for theft?
• Where is my family most vulnerable to intrusion?
Answering these questions will help give you a good starting point of where to install your cameras. Another important thing to think about is that most criminals enter our homes exactly the same way we do. In fact, according to the US Department of Justice 40% of burglars enter our homes without forced entry.
Once you have a general idea of where you want to place your surveillance cameras, there are some technical considerations you must address. First, you need to make sure that you have access to outlets. Secondly, you want to make sure you position the cameras where you will have a full view of the vulnerable area. Usually the higher you place the cameras on your wall, the better because you can see further. Finally, it’s a good idea to install the cameras so that you can angle them downward. So make sure there is nothing blocking the view.
During The Installation
Once you have mapped out your area and begun the installation, there are some things you can do to ensure that you are on the right track. Here are our tips:
• Connect the cameras to the recorder to make sure that you are capturing the footage before finalizing the installation.
• When mounting the camera, make sure to mount it to a wall stud so that it is fully supported.
• Mount your cameras out of easy reach so they are less likely to be tampered.
• Check for blind spots and if necessary, install multiple cameras to cover the area.
• Review the footage for any lighting or blockage issues.
These tips will help make sure that your installation not only goes smoothly, but you capture the footage you need if there ever is an emergency.
If you want more tips or advice on how to install your security cameras, give our team of security experts at Supercircuits a call. We offer free, unlimited technical support to our clients. So give us a call anytime.
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