While many are aware of the numerous benefits of wireless home security cameras, it isn’t always clear where they need to be placed. That’s right: we say “they” because the best approach is to have multiple cameras covering the most sensitive areas of your home instead of just relying on one near your primary entryway. Cameras are limited in that they can only rotate and zoom so much, meaning you need to create adequate coverage if you want to get the most out of your wireless home security cameras. Today, we’ve created a list of some of the prime locations for you to place your cameras, so read on to find out some easy ways to better secure your home.
Any Exterior Doors
Covering your front door may seem like a no-brainer, but back and side doors are always a good idea too. This is a burglar’s go-to option for getting into your home, but a visible camera is going to make them think twice. Many choose to place these exterior cameras above their doors. Don’t forget side doors either; plenty of homes have doors that go into their basements that aren’t used as often so they can get forgotten about.
Your Driveway and Garage
If you’re away on vacation and a burglar realizes it, they may just waltz up your driveway and go through your garage. This creates an illusion — to anyone who may see them — that they’re taking care of your home while you’re gone. In reality, you’re going to want to make sure these areas are covered in case any intruders try to take advantage of you being away from your home. Regardless, covering your garage is wise, as many people can get easy access to the rest of your home. Not to mention, garages tend to store some valuable items, too, like a bike or power tools.
Common Spaces in Your Home
Once a burglar enters your home, they’re going to look for quick places to get valuables. This likely means your living room, where many people keep their most precious items during the day. It could also mean a master bedroom, though, or anywhere else that sees a lot of foot traffic and potential valuables.
Windows that are directly facing a street may be less vulnerable since others could end up being witnesses, but a window that’s off the road view isn’t the same. Wireless home security cameras may be installed above these windows that are hidden from others. You could also install the cameras inside and have them facing the window.
If you have a balcony, porch, or basement that is attached to a stairwell, you may want to install cameras near these points. These are sometimes the best places for a burglar to access the rest of your home, so keeping them protected is a good first line of defense.
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