Home Surveillance Tips
For Many, the scariest thought is having their home burglarized, or broken into, especially if their family is home. Securing your home and having a well-protected environment is very high on the priority list, and rightfully so! Locking your doors and windows is a good start, but according to the FBI annual crime report, only 30% of burglars enter through an unlocked part of your home while a whopping 60% used forced entry. This proves that even if you are safe and conscious about locking off your home’s doors and windows, you might want to consider investing in an extra layer of protection in the form of a proper surveillance system.
Surveillance cameras are a great addition to home safety but proper placement plays a huge part in optimizing their efficiency. To help you get the most out of your cameras, here are some quick tips on where to place them in and around your home.
A front door camera is always a great option, not only as a deterrent for break-ins but also for other forms of theft like stealing mail or packages. Another great reason is that it allows you to see who may be at your door before answering it, so even when you’re not home you can see who’s knocking.
Easy entryways such as sliding doors, which can easily be taken off of the track even when locked, windows that don’t fully lock securely, and other first floor entrances are recommended to have the most surveillance since second floor entry, is much more difficult to get to and more likely to attract the eye of your neighbors or passers-by.
Doors and windows that are away from public view, specifically back or side doors may be covered by trees or fences are prime entry points for burglars. It’s far easier to sneak a TV out the back window than to walk it out the front door. Make sure you secure the locks and clear any potential things that could be blocking the site of those entryways.
When it comes to indoor cameras having them hidden has more benefits, if the visible camera outdoors was not enough to scare them off, a few well-placed cameras inside can help to provide more details of the burglary which will aid in prosecuting and also allow you to know what specific areas of the home were targeted to check for your belongings.
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