Security cameras have become one of the best home security gadgets to stop criminals from intruding into your house. In case someone breaks into your house, this could be a valid proof of identification.
But, it is always a point of discussion on where to install security cameras at your home? So, we have come up with this article to help you figure out this.
As per the statistics, 34% of burglars enter through the front door, 22% through the back, 23% through the window, and 9% through garage and basement. The other entry points that come in the list is first floor windows and second floor.
Apart from this, there are many other entry points too. Therefore, it becomes a prime necessity to have a proper security system in our home to keep our loved ones safe and secure.
Most of the analytics say that placing a camera at 9ft above the ground on every door can stop burglars from targeting your house. They also say to get a camera with a wide-angle to cover anyone who tries to approach your door. But, is it really enough and covers all the entry points? What if they try to approach through sidewalks? Are they covered too?
Let me tell you about the best places where you should install Security cameras inside your home to get the best result and catch every intruder.
Nowadays, most modern houses are being built with open living areas. Even people are remodeling their homes with open floor plans. These build-up plans have their advantages too. You have to use a few wide-angle cameras to cover all the space.
Install cameras in your living room and point them towards all entrances i.e., all doors and windows. Always get those cameras which have wide angles and come more space.
Installing a camera in living space has other benefits too. First, if you have a babysitter or nanny for your child, then you can be comfortable as they would know about being watched. Most of the cameras have motion sensors and therefore, they only start recording when they find any activity around, and therefore, you do not need to keep your eye on the monitor for hours.
Most of the teenagers develop a habit of sneaking out at night, but knowing that they are being recorded, won’t try this.
Second, there are chances that an intruder can bypass the security cameras outside your house. But, having cameras inside your home and pointing toward the entry doors and windows, there are no chances that they couldn’t be caught.
That’s why I would recommend you to have a camera with wide-angle points towards all your entry doors and windows. And if you have windows and doors opening outside, then it is a must.
Therefore, just by having cameras in your living area, you can catch 34% of the intruders.
Cover all Entrances
We have already discussed above covering the entrances that are attached to the living room. However, there are other entrances too, which cannot be covered by placing cameras in living areas.
Cover those doors and windows too. Put a camera pointing toward the kitchen area. It’s possible that an intruder would try to get inside through your kitchen window.
The idea behind placing this camera is to make it impossible for an intruder to break in.
Covering Hallways is essential if an intruder anyhow gets inside without being identified by your outside and living room cameras. An intruder must have to pass through the hallway to reach other places inside your house, and a camera covering your hall would be the best option to do it.
However, if you have some valuables placed inside your wall vaults then pointing a security camera towards that would also serve the purpose.
Have you ever thought of placing the security cameras in your basement staircase? According to FBI statistics, 9% of burglars break into a house through the basement. Having a security camera covering the stairs for coming from the cellar to the ground level would make sure that an intruder gets caught.
This is the part of the house which is always overlooked. According to the property Crime statistics, 9% of burglars try to force break into the house through the garage. So, it is easy to break in by an experienced burglar, but putting a camera and making it secured can be the best option.
Most of the people do not put any door alarm or deadlock on the entry door from the garage to the house. This makes the home more vulnerable to burglars.
Some of the people keep two doors in a garage. Pointing a camera covering both the doors is the best way to keep your home secured.
This is only necessary if you have an infant, you monitor through a baby monitor. Placing a camera in that room can give you a lot of comforts. There are many cameras available that can be even accessed through a smartphone. Putting one of them can help you monitor while your baby is playing and can also prevent any dangerous situation.
However, placing a camera in the nursery would not help you secure your home from burglars and intruders but would give you a lot of comforts and smile on your face.
Some Burglary Statistics that you must know
- 2.5 million burglaries happen every year, and 66% of them are home break-ins.
- Every 13 seconds, a burglary takes place.
- FBI Statistics shows that 65% of burglaries happen during day time.
- 65% of burglaries occur when nobody is at home.
- Only 17% of US homes have a home security system.
I know, the idea of covering each part of your home with security cameras would sound like insane to you. But, believe me, I only want your home to be secured against any break-in.
You can just cover your entry doors and relax, but this would not protect you enough from a break-in. It is said that “Prevention is better than cure,” so it’s better to stop a bad thing from happening rather than trying to fix it up later.
Therefore, cover your stairways and hallways as it would be a great help if your house has a lot of entry doors and windows.
You can go through this article to know my personal three favorite cameras I like, and I am using for securing my home.