Having a CCTV camera is one thing, while having it installed in the correct place is quite another. You can have as many as 10 quality CCTV cameras in different locations but fail to capture the face of the criminal if the cameras are not well-placed.
However, someone else may have only three CCTV cameras and still manage to capture the culprit in the footage. It is all about knowing the right places to plant the camera.
Alarm systems should also be well-placed and in the right functioning condition.
It’s a big misconception that having a well-defined home security system is only for the rich. Setting up a home security system is not as expensive as most people think.
It is very affordable and since it’s there to protect you, this gives you more reason to want to invest in it.
The security cameras and alarms should be placed in the areas that are commonly used to break in. Every vulnerable place should be taken into consideration, just like the ones described below.
There are people who may choose to install cameras in places where thieves are able to see them, while others prefer to have them hidden. Both decisions are somewhat good.
When thieves see them, they might fear breaking in, but these cameras can be broken easily.
If the cameras are hidden, this provides a good avenue for catching the criminal whilst they’re unaware.
The better decision is to install the cameras in places where they can’t be seen, as well as have dummy cameras to fool the burglar. In this way, you kill two birds with one stone.
Here are the five most important places to install alarms and surveillance cameras at your home:
1. Front door
Many criminals break in through the front door so this is the area where you place your first camera. You may want to enclose the camera with mesh wire to protect it from being broken.
Install it in the highest place possible. Also, make sure you install an alarm to alert you in case someone tries to break in.
2. Back door
Burglars like the back door too, so this area deserves a camera. If you have more than one back door, install a camera for each.
The camera should have night vision and be waterproof so as to be effective in all conditions.
3. Off-street window
A rear window is a perfect place for a burglar to break into the house. There are very few people watching, and it is mostly hidden. Even the neighbours may not be in a position to see the break in.
The burglar knows that he or she has few chances of being caught, therefore they will execute their job very comfortably and then leave unnoticed. You should install cameras and alarms on these windows to prevent such break-ins.
The backyard is where you place your expensive garden machinery and lawn equipment. The kids might also leave their toys in this place thinking that they are secure.
You should make sure that the yard is secure by installing CCTV cameras and floodlights facing it. You can also install a good fence to maximise security.
5. Basement stairs
For homes with basements, you might have a small window or door via which a thief can squeeze into the house. You need to install surveillance cameras and alarms here, preferably a motion sensor camera which has infrared night vision.
Your security and that of your family’s is very important. This is why installing a CCTV system as well as security alarms, is recommended to make sure that people who may have the potential to harm you do not get a chance to.
At times, there may be no one at home, making it favourable for burglars to strike. Having CCTV cameras in the right places and well-functioning alarms will save the day.
Any potential burglars may disappear before the police show up, but you won’t have to worry when they can still be caught from the footage.
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This article first appeared in PropSocial and later in kaodim.com
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