The Best Places To Install Home Security Cameras

July 14th, 2020

If you are looking for security cameras or have already bought some, then you are aware of how they can help ensure the safety of your home and your family. Through the years, many homeowners have realized how important it is to have an effective home security system in place.

Installing Security Cameras

Not only does a video surveillance system help catch intruders or burglars in the act, but it can also prevent break-ins from happening in the first place. Depending on the type of system you have, you can also keep an eye on your CA property even when you are away.

Whatever type of security cameras you choose, a number of factors affect their effectiveness. Among the most important ones you need to consider to maximize the advantages of having a video surveillance system is the location. You have to make sure that you install the cameras in strategic places. 

The Best Places

To get adequate surveillance, you need to position your security cameras in places where potential burglars will see them. However, you should also make sure that you keep them safe from possible damage.

Here are some recommended spots that you can consider when choosing where to place your security cameras:

  • Front And Back Doors  Research shows that the majority of crooks do not use complicated techniques to get into a home. Most of them enter through doors and windows. Around 34% use the front door, while 22% go through the back door. If you have a second floor, put the camera on that level to prevent intruders from knocking it out. If your CA home has only one floor, then protect your security cameras with an enclosure to avoid tampering. If you have side doors, it would be best to attach security cameras to those areas too.


  • Off-Street Windows  Another common way for thieves to break into homes is through windows, especially those away from street view. Being away from passing cars increases their chances of not getting caught. So, it would be a good idea to point a camera to any off-street window. 


  • Other Strategic Places – Once you secure your front and back door as well as your off-street windows, you should check other possible entry points. Among the other locations that might need additional protection are the garage, basement, and driveways.

When choosing the placement of your cameras, make sure you do not violate the privacy of your neighbors. 

Things To Consider

Now that you have a clear idea of where to set up your video surveillance system in your Chico home, the next thing you should do is to find high-quality equipment. You can buy security cameras and do the installation on your own. Another option is to hire a home security solutions company that can provide you with a customized system that suits your needs and conduct professional installation for you. Contact us if you want to learn more ways on how to strengthen your home security.

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With 16 years of experience in law enforcement, Tim Truby, CEO, is fully certified in video surveillance and training.

  • Certified Advanced Crime Prevention Specialist
  • Academy Instructor Certification
  • California POST Certification in Specialized Surveillance Equipment
  • California POST Certification in Basic Crime Prevention
    • Advanced Crime Prevention through Environmental Design
    • Certified Alibi Security Dealer
    • Enhanced Risk and Threat Assessment (FEMA)
    • Incident Command System (100 & 200)
    • Certified Cognitech Video Forensic Investigator
    • Neighborhood Watch Toolkit Trainer
    • Computer Crimes/Investigations
    • Domestic Crisis for Crisis Negotiators