Best locations for your security cameras
60% of burglars would consider the presence of security cameras when selecting a target, and more than 40% said that cameras are a factor in choosing another target.
Law abiding people don’t tend to consider the mind of a burglar. But the fact is, most thieves know more about home security than the average
- Because most burglars try the front door first, installing a security camera here is a great way to deter them before they try to get in.
- Place your camera above the door, about 7 feet up, at a downward angle to best record facial images.
Side and Back Doors
- If the front door isn’t an option, the burglar will most likely try a side or back door. Reports show that 22% of burglars enter through the back door because they know that in most homes the back door is not as secure as the front.
- If there is a window at the door, position the camera so that it covers them both.
- It’s also a good idea to position a camera to cover your entire backyard and any out-building you may have.
- Approximately 23% of burglars will break into a home from a
first floorwindow if they can’t get in through a door. Windows at the back or side of the house are the most vulnerable.
- This is also a good place for an indoor camera placed on a table focusing on the window and anything that might crawl through.
- Approximately 9% of burglars get in the house through the garage so consider pointing a security camera at your garage doors.
It’s important to remember that security cameras are not a replacement for monitored home security systems. They are to simply add an extra layer of security. If you want to feel safe and secure inside your home, you should purchase a security system with professional monitoring so if an intruder gets inside, you will have help – quickly.