Let’s get straight to the point. The high point that is. What is a high point? According to the Google Dictionary it’s an “enjoyable or significant part of an experience or period of time.” Wherever groups of people spend the most amount of time is usually where they have the most enjoyable or significant experiences.
The backyard, the front yard, the living room, the kitchen, etc. These are some of the first places you need to think about for installation of security cameras. For privacy reasons we skip over bedrooms and bathrooms. The only bedroom that is highly encouraged to have a security camera are baby rooms, but the more popular suggestion is getting a baby monitor. The best view for a camera in any room is in the opposite corner of the entrance. This gives a full view of the surrounding area.
High traffic zones are also significant for security camera placement. Whether outside or inside camera’s should be placed with a view of front doors, back doors, side doors, basements and hallways. For basement placement, it’s best to put a surveillance camera at the top of the basement stairs or any corner of the room on-looking the entrances. According to safety.com, 34% of burglars enter homes through the front door and 22% enter through the back and side doors. That’s 56%!
Another way of setting up security cameras is utilizing “trap surveillance.” This is a form of placement that allows security cameras to have full coverage of the outside of the home. No one will be able to enter the premises without a camera picking it up on surveillance. Backstreet Surveillance points out that “this design reduces the number of cameras needed to effectively protect the inside of a home while keeping bedrooms and baths private.”
More Tips! (based on suggestions from safety.com and www.wearemore.solutions)
1. Install a peephole camera! This allows you to see whoever is at the door before opening it.
2. For outdoor surveillance especially, it’s crucial to install security cameras that are waterproof. It’s also more beneficial if they’re equipped with night vision.
3. Anything left outside can attract onlookers to your home; bikes, children’s toys, equipment etc. Because of this it’s good to install motion-sensor floodlights and cameras with night vision to ensure your outdoor possessions are always safe.
4. Ola Shaw, owner of We Are More, advises to set up a “mockupancy” program “that will turn interior lights on and off in unpredictable patterns when you’re not around, giving any onlookers the perception you’re home.”
5. If you have a two-story home it’s good to have a camera on the second story directed towards all entrances incase burglars take out your first story cameras.
6. Wireless cameras that can be controlled/accessed from a phone/tablet are the most accommodating.
7. Upon securing your basement, a night vision camera with a motion sensor is the best option.
8. Make sure your cameras are noticeable! Safety.com says that “just seeing a security camera is enough to make a home intruder move on to another home.”