As an integrated part
of your home security system, affordable video surveillance cameras offer you
another line of defense against crime. Security/surveillance cameras let you monitor
the interior and/or exterior of your home–in real-time, day or night. You may
choose to access video feed from any computer in your home, or opt for the
convenience of remote video access. This feature allows you to securely log-in
and view your cameras video feed from your smartphone or tablet. The proper
placement of security cameras is essential to your home protection. Here are
five of the best places to install cameras on your property:
1. Front Door:
Placing a camera on your front door is definitely a good idea to protect
against break-ins. A camera in this location may help catch a thief attempting
to steal your packages or mail. You can also see who’s ringing your bell before
you open the door.
2. Back Door: The
back door is another common place where break-ins occur. You should install
these cameras in plain view. This will show that your home is well protected
and will help deter potential burglars.
3. Living Room:
Hiding a surveillance camera in the living room will allow you to monitor the
heart of your home. This is a great option if you have people frequently
working in your home, such as house cleaners or babysitters. You may want to
opt for a smaller camera that you can easily hide anywhere in the room.
Burglars love garages because you keep so many goodies in them–bikes, tools,
lawnmowers, not to mention your vehicle. This is stuff that can be sold
quickly. Install a surveillance camera that has a good view of your garage and
driveway, and ensure that it’s visible.
5. Backyard: A
surveillance camera with combined with night-vision functionality will give you
a clear view of your backyard, even in the dark. This is really important if
you have a large yard, or if you keep expensive equipment stored in a shed on