Setting Up Video Surveillance Around Your Home


If you've decided to set up a video surveillance system at your home, you want to put the cameras in the best spots. This way, you will get views at the right angles to be able to clearly identify someone who attempts or even succeeds at breaking into your home. Use the information below to help you decide on the best placement of your surveillance cameras.   

Covering the doors

The most obvious places to put cameras include front and back doors. However, the angle is important here too. You want to angle the camera so it points at the center of the walk way where it would catch the persons face for the longest amount of time. Have someone of average height walk up and make sure you get a clear view of their face with equal amounts of blank space on the top and bottom. This way, you know you can capture the image of a taller and a shorter person.

Covering the driveway

Sometimes capturing the vehicle a person is driving is more helpful when it comes to catching them after a crime has been committed. It's easier to find a car driving down the street than to spot a person. Cover as much of your driveway as you can and get a surveillance camera that's capable of showing a license plate clearly. A camera this powerful will cost more, but it will much more helpful at identifying a trespasser.

If your home is close to the street, it may be more likely a car would park on the street. In this case, you want to do your best to set up cameras to cover the street in front of your house along with your driveway.

Covering windows

It's unlikely that you are going to be able to cover every single window in your home. Therefore, you want to cover the windows that are the most vulnerable to a break in. Place a camera near any window that offers a burglar a bit of privacy, which is low enough to the ground to make it easy for them to climb in and that looks as if it may be easy for them to get through. This is the type of window a criminal would be most drawn to and one you want to be sure you put a camera on.

If you have any other vulnerable areas outside your home, you will want to put a camera there as well. Make sure each camera is set up to give you a clear view with good lighting by testing them one at a time.


21 July 2015

Protect Your Place of Worship

A couple of years ago, two men broke into three churches in my neighborhood one night. During their horrible escapade, they stole expensive cameras and musical instruments. They also committed thousands of dollars of vandalism damage at these three places of worship. After finding out about this unspeakable act, my whole community was shaken. Sadly, none of these churches had security systems on the night of this savage event. If you are the pastor of a place of worship, you should seriously consider installing a state-of-the-art security system at your church. On this blog, you will discover the best types of security systems to install at a place of worship.