Where Is the Best Placement for Home Surveillance Cameras?
Set up your cameras in the right places to optimize their effectiveness at securing your home
There’s no place like home — it’s where you and your family unwind, relax and enjoy each other’s company. Home should be a safe space for you, your children and your loved ones. With that in mind, when was the last time you upgraded your home security features?
Video cameras are a crucial component of an airtight security surveillance system. Today, smart security solutions from WSC Home Audio Video allow you to remotely access your surveillance system via a smartphone or tablet and receive immediate alerts when your cameras detect motion.
Proper placement ensures that your cameras work effectively to keep you safe. Keep reading to learn the best areas to install security cameras around your Suffolk, VA, home.
Doors and Windows
According to FBI crime statistics, the front door, back door and first-floor windows are the 3 most common places where burglars stage break-ins. You’ll want cameras placed in these vulnerable areas, especially over off-street windows that may look like easy targets to burglars.
A front door camera can also function as an effective peephole to observe delivery persons or other figures who knock on your door. If you aren’t expecting anything or don’t recognize the person, avoid the potential risk of answering the door.
Door and window cameras need to be securely placed high enough that invaders can’t rip them down and dismantle them or smash them with an item like a baseball bat. Your cameras should still be visible — their presence alone will be enough to deter some would-be burglars.
Garage and Driveway
Installing cameras that overlook your garage and driveway is an effective way to keep an eye on your property. You’ll be able to see people approaching your house, or would-be burglars trying to sneak into your garage.
Outdoor cameras for your driveway and garage must be weatherproof and have night and glare-resistant vision. At WSC Home Audio Video, we can help you choose high-quality security cameras that will capture clear, vivid recordings in the darkest and brightest parts of the day. We’ll also ensure your outdoor cameras are securely fastened and impervious to strong winds or other severe weather events.
You may want a few indoor security cameras to safeguard valuable or potentially dangerous items like gun safes, home safes or lockboxes and liquor cabinets. In the event of a break-in, a dedicated camera watching over valuable items will inform you if anything was stolen.
Surveillance cameras can also help keep small children, pets and house guests from accessing potentially harmful items. For example, if you keep a liquor cabinet in your study, set up a motion-sensor camera that triggers when someone walks within a specific range surrounding the cabinet. You can set the range yourself and you’ll receive an alert to your smartphone or laptop when someone (or a furry four-legged friend) activates the sensors.
Why Choose WSC Home Audio Video?
With a smart security surveillance system from WSC Home Audio Video, you’ll gain:
- High-quality surveillance cameras with crystal-clear night vision
- Cloud storage with easy access for you to watch all past footage
- Remote access to control turning on/off cameras and to view footage from a smartphone, tablet or laptop
- Alerts sent to your smartphone or laptop when someone triggers a motion-sensor camera
Our team of experts will design and install custom security surveillance systems for homeowners in Suffolk, VA. We can assess your property, evaluate your most vulnerable areas and help you choose strategic placement for surveillance cameras. To schedule a consultation, call us at 757-493-5000, fill out our contact form or start a chat with a representative using the chat box in the righthand corner of your screen.