This short article will give you pointers on where to place cameras for the best effect!
Tips for good camera placement:
1. The front door is a great start. You can get a clear view of visitors before they knock by placing a camera above or around it. About 1 in 3 burglars like to enter through the front door, especially if there is cover nearby.
2. Place a camera to cover a back door, or overlooking your back yard. Recent studies find that around 20% of thieves approach from your back yard.
3. Place a camera to watch over your driveway, where it is open and unobstructed. This lets you watch over your car and see approaching vehicles.
4. Indoors and looking out a window. This lets you catch anyone attempting to enter the building through your windows.
5. If your building's basement has windows, you may want to install a camera facing your basement staircase. This lets you catch intruders as they come up to the rest of your home.
6. Lastly, try to place your outdoor camera somewhere at least 9 ft. high, so it cannot be tampered with easily.
As you may know, there are certain places where you shouldn't place cameras:
1. Where sun glare can affect your image. Too much light hitting the camera can cause image quality to suffer. Instead of pointing the camera at direct sunlight, choose a place with average lighting.
2. Where obstacles can block your view. These decrease the effectiveness of your camera, so watch out for sight blockers such as branches or bushes.
3. At places that are easy to reach. Try not to place cameras low to the ground outdoors, where they can be tampered with, damaged, or even stolen.
4. Where there is too much area to cover. Keep in mind that our cameras have a viewing angle of 62 degrees, which means they should be focused at one area.
5. Where you can look into your neighbors' yards. Certain states have laws warning against these for breach of privacy, so watch where you're looking!
With these pointers in mind, you should have a pretty good idea of the do's and don'ts of security camera placement. We hope you have a solid plan!
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