You can never be too careful when it comes to security. Statistics show that in the United States there is a home intrusion every thirteen seconds. More than 2.5 million home intrusions are committed each year.
Surveillance cameras are effective tools, which serve as deterrents for burglars. They help in ensuring that your house remains safe and secure. They also offer homeowners with peace of mind. However, proper placement of the camera is important to ensure its effectiveness.
Camera placement is an art form in itself. Here are some things that you need to consider when placing surveillance cameras:
Make sure the camera is out of reach
When you make the decision of installing home security cameras, make sure you select a location that is out of reach. Camera installation companies suggest that you place the camera at least nine feet above the ground.
Burglars are less likely to tamper with the camera if it is tough for them to reach it without support. It is important to ensure that the camera is visible to intruders so that it discourages them from trying to break in.
Select the right angle
Every model has different specifications and zooming capabilities. Cameras that have smaller angles are effective at focusing on a particular spot like your front door or windows.
Keep in mind the obstructions like tree branches might block the view of your camera.
Keep an eye on entry points
Eighty percent of the robberies involve entry through the front or back door of your house. The windows of your house are also vulnerable.
Placing cameras facing in the direction of these entry points helps ensure that they stay secure.
Ensure proper lighting
Maintaining proper lighting is almost as important as selecting the right angle for the camera. We suggest that you avoid placing the camera in such a way that it directly faces the sun. Similarly placing the camera near a lighting fixture can affect the quality of the image captured.
In order to ensure that the image captured is clear, place the camera in a location where there is even and indirect light.
The surveillance system in your house is also prone to online threats like hacking. This can result in the loss of privacy. In order to avoid these problems, place the camera in such a way that it does not directly face your computer screen.
We also suggest that you avoid placing cameras in places like bathrooms and bedrooms in order to ensure that there is no breach in privacy.
If you are looking for a security camera installation service, get in touch with us. We visit our customer’s residence to identify the ideal locations for placement of surveillance cameras before offering a detailed proposal in order to ensure that our customers make the right choice for placement of surveillance cameras.