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RodneyE
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Posted - 07/18/2016 :  02:54:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi everyone I just recently bought a new security camera for my house as I would be leaving on a vacation soon. I am looking for a good place to place the camera so that the neighbourhood trouble makers can stir clear out of my house.I found a blog from api alarms that mentions some good locations to place your camera http://www.apialarm.com/blog/home-security-camera/best-locations-to-install-home-security-cameras/ .Can you guys tell me where do you normally place the camera and how to best protect my house while I am away. Any input would be great.Thanks

stusviews
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Posted - 07/18/2016 :  10:19:18 AM  Show Profile  Visit stusviews's Homepage  Reply with Quote
If you have only one camera, then you might want to place it indoors facing the most likely break-in point.

Actually, there is no one place that's best for all installations. An ideal location depends on the layout of you property and you home as well as any entrances.

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RodneyE
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Posted - 07/27/2016 :  03:06:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the reply. You are right I guess the front door entrance would be the best place.
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jakinidtek
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Posted - 07/29/2016 :  05:10:07 AM  Show Profile  Visit jakinidtek's Homepage  Reply with Quote
1. Front Door

An estimated 34% of all burglars enter your home through the front door, so you’ll definitely want to train one of your surveillance cameras here. To prevent a thief from knocking out your camera, place it at second-floor level, or even in the eves of your house, and train it on the front door. If your home has just one level, consider enclosing your front door camera in mesh wiring to protect it from errant rocks, sticks, or other weapons.

2. Back Door

Another 22% of home burglars enter through the back door, so you need a camera here, as well (and if you have side doors, they count as back doors for sake of statistics). The bottom line is, arm each entry door with a camera. Again, make the effort to place your camera out of the reach of human hands, or to protect it from projectiles, like rocks or sticks or anything an intruder might hurl at it.

3. Off-Street Windows

Burglars often enter a home by breaking a rear window. By choosing a window that is not in direct view of the street, they decrease their chance of being caught and buy some privacy to do the dirty deed. Get a jump on them and train a camera on any area of your home with windows that cannot be viewed from the street.

4. Backyard/Side Gate

Crooks love a good backyard, since they’re often brimming with expensive lawn & garden machinery, recreational equipment, and kids’ toys. Arm your yard with motion-sensor floodlights and a night vision surveillance camera to protect your home and belongings. If your backyard is fenced in, make sure your camera has a view of the entrance gate (or install a second camera there).

5. Basement Stairs

Many basements have access hatches/doors, or at least small windows that are large enough to crawl through. Place a camera on the stairs leading up from the basement to your home to record any wayward prowlers who sneak their way into your home via the subterranean route.

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Boggy
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Posted - 10/06/2016 :  11:08:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by jakinidtek

1. Front Door

An estimated 34% of all burglars enter your home through the front door, so you’ll definitely want to train one of your surveillance cameras here. To prevent a thief from knocking out your camera, place it at second-floor level, or even in the eves of your house, and train it on the front door. If your home has just one level, consider the sizegenetics enclosing your front door camera in mesh wiring to protect it from errant rocks, sticks, or other weapons.

2. Back Door

Another 22% of home burglars enter through the back door, so you need a camera here, as well (and if you have side doors, they count as back doors for sake of statistics). The bottom line is, arm each entry door with a camera. Again, make the effort to place your camera out of the reach of human hands, or to protect it from projectiles, like rocks or sticks or anything an intruder might hurl at it.

3. Off-Street Windows

Burglars often enter a home by breaking a rear window. By choosing a window that is not in direct view of the street, they decrease their chance of being caught and buy some privacy to do the dirty deed. Get a jump on them and train a camera on any area of your home with windows that cannot be viewed from the street.

4. Backyard/Side Gate

Crooks love a good backyard, since they’re often brimming with expensive lawn & garden machinery, recreational equipment, and kids’ toys. Arm your yard with motion-sensor floodlights and a night vision surveillance camera to protect your home and belongings. If your backyard is fenced in, make sure your camera has a view of the entrance gate (or install a second camera there).

5. Basement Stairs

Many basements have access hatches/doors, or at least small windows that are large enough to crawl through. Place a camera on the stairs leading up from the basement to your home to record any wayward prowlers who sneak their way into your home via the subterranean route.



Great post jakindtek, really helpful. I'm wondering if it's a good idea on the outside to put up fake cameras which are a lot cheaper just as a deterrent?

Edited by - Boggy on 09/05/2017 06:46:31 AM
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RalphXHoff
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Posted - 11/14/2016 :  7:59:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Is your home multi storeyed?

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