Do you want a great way to protect your property and keep your home safe? Then install home security cameras. Security cameras keep extra eyes on your property and can provide visual evidence if and when something happens. If you are in the market for a home security camera system you may be wondering where the best locations to place the cameras around your property to get the most benefit.
Locations for Your Home Security Camera
You can install home security cameras outdoors and indoors. Here are several of our most recommended locations for Colorado Springs homeowners to maximize the value of their home security camera investment.
Front Door and Windows
Your front door is one of the best locations to install home security cameras. Placement in this obvious location makes sense because most Colorado Springs homeowners want to see who approaches their door and/or enters their home.
Windows are also popular locations for home security cameras. Burglars who are unable to gain access to your home through the front door often try to enter through windows, especially if they are not directly facing the street. Placing security cameras around these hidden windows will add another level of security to your home.
Back Doors and Side Doors
Like many windows, back and side doors are often hidden and not easily visible from the street, a characteristic that makes these doors more likely to be targeted for break-ins. Install home security cameras around these doors, especially if they are not used frequently to ensure you are aware of who is approaching your more private home entrances.
Driveways and Garages
Placing a home security camera facing your driveway can prevent trespassers from using your parked vehicles to hide their approach to your home.
Garages are also a great place to install home security cameras whether your garage is attached to your house or is a separate structure. For instance, if your garage is attached to your home, a security camera not only gives you a clear view of your vehicles, tools, and items stored in your garage, it also gives you another view of a potential entrance of your house. On the other hand, if your garage is detached from your house, placing security cameras around it gives you a great view of your vehicles and items stored in your garage. This can deter potential thieves who might see a detached garage as an easy target. But regardless of whether your garage is attached or detached, treat the garage like your house and place security cameras near the doors and windows so you will have a good view of anyone approaching.
Colorado Springs residents love their yards and take pride in maintaining beautiful landscaping and fencing. Unfortunately, however, sometimes our yards are beacons to trespassers. Installing home security cameras facing your front and back yards will give you a good view of anyone in your yard and make sure that if anyone does trespass on your property you can monitor their activities.
Indoor security cameras are ideal for areas of your home such as the kitchen or family rooms. Often referred to as “nanny-cams,” these security cameras can provide you with additional confidence in the security of your loved ones and belongings when left in the company of babysitters, cleaners, repairmen, etc. Rooms that have big windows are also a good location to place cameras as they can capture anyone tampering with the windows or are sneaking around outside the window.
Main Stairwell or Hallway
Installing a home security camera in a main stairwell or hallway is a great way to keep watch of those entering and wandering around your home. This is especially beneficial to catch thieves who may break in through a bathroom or bedroom. By determining the rooms they entered you will be better equipped to look for stolen items and file a complete police report.
Places to NOT Put a Home Security Camera
Placing surveillance cameras facing your neighbors’ property is never a good idea. Not only does it violate their privacy it can be illegal. Take the time to ensure that you have your home security cameras covering only your property. Consulting with professional home security camera installers like System Links is the best way to ensure you are compliant with laws surrounding placing security cameras on your property.
Bedrooms and Bathrooms
Your bedroom and bathroom are private areas and you do not want that privacy breached by a security camera. It is best to avoid placing cameras in rooms that violate privacy. Keeping cameras in hallways is typically more than sufficient for maintaining security while respecting privacy.
Tips for Placement
Tip 1: Before you install home security cameras, your first step should be to determine if you want the security camera to be visible or hidden. Each option has its benefits. Visible cameras may deter criminals from even attempting to infiltrate your house. But on the other hand, this could also potentially signal to burglars that you have valuables, leading to attempts to infiltrate your home.
Tip 2: Ensure that your outdoor cameras are durable and can withstand the weather conditions in your area.
Tip 3: Make sure that you install home security cameras out of reach. Cameras that are easily accessible can be tampered with, giving criminals the opportunity to access your home and destroying your chances of recording their actions on video. Between 8-10 feet off the ground is a good distance to prevent them from being stolen or tampered with.
Tip 4: Make good use of corners in your home for indoor camera placement, and increase the viewing range of your security camera.
Tip 5: Don’t forget to clean your outdoor cameras. Colorado weather is famous for its unpredictability, and the lens in your home security camera can easily attract dirt, pollen and other debris. Clean periodically with a disinfectant or lens cleaner to make sure your cameras remain functioning properly and that you are getting the most benefit from your investment to protect your home and loved ones.
Still Have Questions About Where To Install Home Security Cameras?
With so many options to consider, many Colorado Springs homeowners are confused and overwhelmed by the question of where to install home security cameras. System Links is your locally and woman-owned and managed resource for the sales and installation of security cameras and access control systems. We understand your desire to protect your belongings and loved ones because we have the same desires, and we have been helping our Southern Colorado friends and neighbors secure what is most important to them for over a decade. Contact us today for your free quote!