What Locations are the Best for Your CCTV Cameras?
So you have decided to invest in a state-of-the-art CCTV security system and are now left with the decision of where to place each camera on your property. While for many of you this will be quite straightforward as you know the main areas you want to monitor, for some of you it might be a little tough to make a final decision.
Having your cameras in the right place is the only way that you can ensure that your home and family is being adequately monitored. Furthermore, just owning CCTC cameras and mounting them in clear view will give a double bonus as they will act as a visual deterrent to anyone that might be considering trying to gain access to your home.
One of the key benefits of CCTV is that if you position them correctly you can reduce your home insurance premiums and car insurance premiums. Check out this blog in how CCTV installation reduces insurance premiums.
Best Places to Place Your CCTV Cameras
In order to get the best performance and security from your CCTV system is to have your cameras located at the known weak spots of your property. In addition, you should also ensure that the areas of your property that contain the most valuable possessions should also be monitored.
- Front Door
Most break-ins occur through the front door of properties so this is definitely a location that should be monitored at all times by a CCTV camera. These should be placed as high up as possible in order to make it difficult for criminals to damage the camera but should also be visible so that they could deter somebody from attempting a break-in.
- Other Exits/Entrances
Backdoors and other entrances to your property will also be a prime target for burglars and thus should be a location for one of your CCTV cameras. Again, you should always keep your cameras located in a place where they are safe from tampering with but left in full view. Furthermore, if you have patio doors, these are known to be a weak access point that intruders will target, so make sure these are monitored as well.
- Off-Street Windows
Burglars will normally try and avoid breaking in through windows that are facing the street as there may be witnesses to their actions. Off-street windows, on the other hand, are not always in view of other households or the public and are at greater risk of being targeted. For the above reason, you really want to ensure that you have a camera keeping an eye on them.
The garage is often home to expensive equipment alongside your car if kept there and these are normally a big target for burglars. Furthermore, some garages offer another access point into your home, so if you own one make sure that you monitor it with a CCTV camera. You even have another one placed inside the garage too.
- Back garden
Even our back garden can be a place where we keep expensive property and this area should not be forgotten in terms of security. You may have a shed full of tools, kids toys, and equipment that is worth quite a bit of money. Additionally, keeping the back garden monitored might pick up anyone trying to access your home via a backdoor as well.
- Inside the Home
While you will definitely want to make sure that the external part of your property is well monitored, you should also consider having some cameras installed indoors as well. While these will not offer up as much in terms of a deterrent, they might still be able to get a good clear image of anyone that has managed to get inside your home.
If you wanted to speak to a specialist that has the experience and knowledge to be able to give you the proper advice on where to install your CCTV cameras – then why not contact First Contact Fire & Security who are always happy to offer up advice and even take it further by giving you an idea of the type of quotation you should expect for the type of system you have. They also offer consulting services for commercial businesess.