Protecting your property and your loved ones is a top priority for homeowners. Adding a home security system can provide peace of mind and help ensure the safety of what you hold dear. With current technology, installing security cameras is easier than ever. But owners still need to be property prepare before jumping into the project.
Planning - Owners need to select the right security system to fit their home's needs. Before purchasing equipment, start by identifying the home's vulnerabilities and determining key access points. This can help you assess the size and type of security system needed. Also consider the type of security cameras that will be used. From outdoor/indoor to wired/wireless, there are many options to choose from. Proper research and planning will prevent headaches and save you money when shopping for equipment.
Placement - Every home is different, but the general rule is to always place a camera at your front door and back door, as these are the most common points of entry. Gates or garages or other areas where you may want to install cameras, and keep in mind that some walkways may need more than one camera to properly capture the entire area. Make sure to place the cameras facing slightly downward to accurately detect motion.
Installation - Once you've determined where the cameras will go, keep these things in mind. Make sure to mount the cameras out of reach from anyone on foot, an intruder could otherwise break or disable them. Place the cameras in a position to avoid backlighting and lens flare. This means point the cameras away from areas that may have strong light/reflection (sun or a street lamp) in the background to create a clear view. And ensure the cameras are not able to capture the inside of a neighbors property as this is a privacy violation.