The Best Places To Put A Security Camera

September 20th, 2021

Even the best security camera system in the world will not be of any use whatsoever if the cameras are not installed in the proper place. Proper placement is so important, in fact, that it is something that an individual in Chico, CA should start considering long before they ever decide on exactly what type of system they are going to purchase. The last thing that a person wants to do is find themselves costly having to relocate their camera over and over because it simply is not providing them with the level of surveillance that they need.

While most homeowners and business owners already know what area of their property they are interested in monitoring, there are still a few very important things to keep in mind when it comes to actually choosing the final location to install a camera. Of course, the placement of the camera will also be dependent on the type of camera that an individual purchases. For example, an individual will have a lot more flexibility when it comes to where they install a camera if they choose one with a wide angle lens rather than one that has a relatively narrow view.

On a home in Chico, CA, a camera should be mounted high and pointing towards the front of the house, specifically focusing on the windows and the front door. Although criminals will use whatever access point is the easiest, they generally prefer the front door which makes this the perfect place to focus on when installing a security camera. An added benefit to monitoring the front door is that an individual can also keep an eye on everything from deliveries to solicitors.

Once the front door has been covered, the next step is to take the exact same technique and apply it to the rear of the house. Backdoors, side doors, and any other access point, such as large, low Windows, are excellent places to go point a security camera at. An individual who has a long driveway on the property may also want to consider placing a surveillance camera at the end of the driveway so that they can see who is coming long before they actually arrive at the building.

When it comes to the rest of the property in Chico, CA, specifically an area like the back yard, it is a good idea to either purchase a dedicated low light camera or pair a camera with a motion sensing light in order to make sure that the area can be monitored both night and day. This type of camera is not only incredibly useful when it comes to preventing crimes, they can also be used to keep an eye on kids as they play outside or even make sure that the family pet does not wander off or get snatched by some in scrupulous individual.

Inside the home, a security camera can be placed in a wide variety of areas, ranging from bookshelves to a mantle in order to monitor the most popular living areas. Hidden cameras may also be a great choice if a person is concerned about housekeeping staff or the caregivers were looking after their children.

Lastly, a person in Chico, CA will want to carefully consider whether or not there are any other problem areas on their property. For example, an individual with a fenced in yard who has found that they are constantly having to deal with graffiti being sprayed on their fenced may want to consider placing a security camera so that it can monitor the activity for them. Other areas of the property that are poorly lit or that could pose potential problems are also excellent places to put a security camera to use.

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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
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