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August 20, 2021

Where To Place Home Security Cameras In Mesa?

Where are the most effective locations to place your home security cameras in Mesa? Normally, there are three major regions of the home for camera installations: your principal entryway, your home’s exterior, and key interior rooms. Even though your installation team is able to suggest where you should install, consider the following best practices on where to place your home security cameras at your home.

Always Protect Your Main Entrance

Even though it may seem crazy that a criminal would attempt to simply walk in the front door, 34% of break-ins happen at the front door. You can also count porch pirates among other risks to consider. A video doorbell is ideal to handle all of these possibilities with an HD, wide angle lens.

Video doorbells are nice as you are able to converse with all guests who walk up and ring the bell. Through your cell phone app, like ADT Control, you may respond to every ring with two-direction audio and live video and look like you’re home. In the event someone begins doing something questionable, you are able to have your video doorbell automatically capture footage and transmit it to your cell phone via a text notification.

Plan Ahead to Maximize Coverage With Your External Cameras

Determining where to place home security cameras on the exterior of your home can be a daunting task. Fortunately, there are a handful of tips to make sure your home is well protected.

  • The corners of your Mesa residence allow for a better sightline, seeing two parts of your exterior.
  • Just below an eave or directly into a piece of siding or exterior trim are perfect spots for cameras as they will be partially concealed by blending into your gutterline.
  • Above your garage, because the garage door is a more likely access point for burglars than you might believe!
  • Overlooking a deck or rear door -- or any entryway not visible from the road.

In each of these spots, you should always cut back any overgrown plants or trees that could obscure your ability to see clearly.

Suggestions For Getting The Highest Level of Performance From Your Interior Surveillance

You have more options on where to place home security cameras on the interior of your home in Mesa. But the additional flexibility results in there being more factors to think about:

  • Beware of Sun Glare: Even though you should be certain your windows are down and latched, the natural light that enters via a window may cause glare and affect your video recording. Aim your interior camera lens away from direct sunlight to avoid this.
  • Utilize Height: In the same fashion as a guard tower, a video camera positioned in an elevated area will have a broader view. Consider putting your cameras above bookshelves or mounted on the upper reaches of a wall.
  • Keep Out of Reach: Your camera won’t be able to safeguard your home if it’s broken. Set your devices in a spot where little ones and house pets can’t interact with them. Consider mounting or another means of securing them to make sure they won’t wobble if inadvertently knocked into.
  • Conceal Your Cameras But Don’t Block the View: The best video camera will fail to be of much use if you’ve got a decorative item or plant blocking the view. However, interior decor and plant life also have the ability to cloak your security equipment. Just be careful they don’t keep the camera from doing its job!

Have Secure24 Alarm Systems Install And Place Your Home Security Cameras

For expert installation of your home security cameras and additional security components, use the experts at Secure24 Alarm Systems. We’ll find the ideal plan for your complete residence -- protecting every inch. Simply contact (480) 608-0065 or fill out the form on this page to get started.