1. Be thoughtful about the wiring in placement
Make sure you put lots of thought into the placement of your all your security cameras when designing your system, try to be as strategic as possible about the path the wiring follows when you install cameras.
It’s best practice to run the wires for your cameras wires on the interior of your home, organise them so the wiring can enter directly into your house from the base of the security camera itself. This way of installation will prevent intruders from accessing and tampering the connecting wires to your security cameras.
2. Use cameras in combination with lighting.
When installing security systems that do not have night-vision capabilities, it is best practice to pair the system with motion activated lighting to increase your camera’s potential and maximise the deterrent to any would be intruder.
3. Place your cameras in strategic areas
The placement of your cameras plays a very important role in the overall effectiveness of your system, so have a very good look around the exterior of your home and take extra care to pay attention to the places that are most likely to be targeted by intruders. These places include:
- Driveway areas leading to your home, the garage of your house which will often have cars and valuable equipment kept inside.
- Parts of your property that have lots of cover from the street, like small trees or bushes where someone could hide easily from sight.
- Obvious points of entry, such as your ground level windows and back door.
Ensure the security cameras on your home’s exterior covers a wide coverage angle of vision, be sure they are also easily visible to would be intruders to serve as a deterrent to intruders.