Reason why you’re thinking about outfitting your home with cameras is because you want to make sure your family and your house is safe from burglars and vandals. However, installing a home security camera isn’t as simple as putting it near a door.
The effectiveness of your security camera doesn’t depend on how many you have installed but where you’ve decided to place them. So after going through the home cameras range at Harvey Norman, make sure to plot these points so you can put your camera in the right location.
Statistics tells us that about 34% of burglars still use the front door when breaking into a house. This is also where your packages are being dropped off so thieves can just walk up there to steal it. Setting up a camera that focuses on the front door allows you to keep tabs of the people that come to your home from family members, babysitters, maintenance people, and more.
Make sure to place the camera at a level where thieves will not be able to knock it out. If you can’t, just make sure there’s a mesh wiring covering the camera to protect it. You may also choose to install a doorbell that comes equipped with a camera.
Back and side doors
After finding that they can’t go through the front door, the next ones they’ll try are doors that are out of sight. This means the side and back doors. Just like the camera by the front door, make sure your camera here are out of reach. For the back doors, make sure that you can view the rear windows, especially if you can’t install cameras there too. This is important if you also use these doors to get in the house, they might know how to open it and where it leads to.
Garage and driveway
A camera at the garage and driveway protects valuables such as cars, bikes, and all the equipment you have stored there. If your garage is attached to the house, it also provides another layer of security in a possible entryway. If you have a gate at your driveway, you can have cameras there too to monitor who gets in and out before they even reach your front door.
Trespassers might come through your yard, but the camera here is more for your kids rather than the house. You can at least monitor them from inside your house or from an app whenever they come to play on the yard.
Common areas around the house
Again, more than just to make sure no intruder has come in, the cameras in the common areas in your house is more for your kids. Especially if you’re not at home, you can check in on them and their babysitters, the pets, household help, and other visitors you might be expecting. Consider setting them up where you can see big windows, main stairways, and hallways.
After purchasing your security cameras, make sure you’ve got these areas of your house covered for maximum protection and safety.