Where Should You Install Your Video Surveillance Cameras?

January 13, 2020

Video Surveillance Cameras: This January, American Defense Systems is running an exclusive video surveillance promotion with smart home security.

 

Our happiest customers are the ones that have opted in for video cameras. Whether it's video doorbells, CCTV solutions or a combination of indoor/outdoor cameras from Alarm.com; they love being able to see what’s going on in their home from anywhere!

 

With a wide array of video camera systems, there are many different options available. Each home has different needs and it’s best to know the most effective place to mount your cameras. Here are the top 5 places you will want to have a camera pointing, and why.

 

 

 

FRONT DOOR

We highly recommend starting with a Skybell or Ring doorbell solution. An estimated 34% of all burglars enter your home through the front door. If you opt to use a traditional camera, be sure to place it at second-floor level, or even in the eves of your house, and focus it on the front door, to prevent an intruder from tampering with your camera. If your home has just one level, consider enclosing your front door camera in mesh wiring to protect it from errant rocks, sticks or other weapons.

 

BACK DOOR

The 2nd most popular point of entry; 22% of home burglars enter through the back and side doors, so you will want cameras here, as well. It’s important to arm each entry door with a camera. Again, make the effort to place your camera out of the reach of human hands, or to protect it from anything an intruder might throw at it.

 

SIDE-OF-THE-HOUSE WINDOWS

Breaking through a rear window, or smashing windows out-of-site from the main road are both very popular points of entry. By choosing a window that is not in direct view of the street, they decrease their chance of being caught. Placing cameras at rear windows will allow you to catch any intruders who may be out of view of the street. 

 

BACK YARD & SIDE GATE

Keeping an eye on lawnmowers and kids’ bikes that are left out can attract intruders in to your yard. While it’s a good idea to have motion-sensor floodlights, a night vision surveillance camera is recommended. If your backyard is fenced in, make sure your camera has a view of the entrance gate or install a second camera there.

 

BASEMENT ACCESS

Many people don’t consider bulkheads or basement doors as a point of entry. Place a camera on the stairs leading up from the basement to your home to record any intruders who may break into your home through a basement window or other entryway.

 

Call today to learn more: 877-287-3077

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