Today’s high crime environment absolutely mandates the use of CCTV cameras. If you value your security, you should get a high-quality all-weather CCTV system for the protection of your home and workplace.
However, it is very important to understand that it’s not just the quality of the system that is important but also its placement as well.
Let us check out some of the best places where you can install your brand-new close circuit TV (CCTV) camera system.
The Exterior of the House: Front Door
Contrary to popular belief, burglars do not always sneak in via the rear window. It is possible for them to walk straight through the front door. It makes a lot of sense to install a camera at the main entrance in order to keep tabs on anyone that comes to your home.
The Back and Side Doors
The fact that you have installed a camera at the front door is no reason to believe that your back and side doors are also secure. In fact, just about any entrance that allows ‘out of sight’ visitors to enter undetected has to be covered. This is the best way to ensure that there are no uninvited visitors around.
The Garage and the Driveway
A day and night capable camera mounted at or near your garage and the driveway will help you to keep a watchful eye on your grills, bikes, cars tools, sports equipment, and also everyone that handles your stuff. If there is an access gate that allows entry to the driveway, then you should mount a camera there to spot anyone who might be attempting to gain entry without your permission.
The Front and the Back Yards
Monitoring your lawn and front and back yards will allow you to observe anyone scoping out your home from the street outside. It will also help you to see the activities of your kids, animals, and even trespassers.
Common Areas in The Interior of The House
Placing multiple cameras in various gathering points like the living room, the den, or the kitchen will help you see what your kids and guests are up to when you are not around. It can also ensure that you will be able to observe the activities of the repairmen and other hired help as well.
In light of the above, we may conclude that a CCTV system an absolute must for the safety and security of your family. However, it can only truly help when it has been properly installed in the right places.