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Essential Locations in Your Home to Install Security Cameras

Your home is your sanctuary. It's where you relax, entertain, and feel safest. Yet, in today's society, the safety of our homes can't always be guaranteed. Implementing smart security measures is vital in enhancing your home's safety and reducing the risk of burglary.

One effective way is through the installation of security cameras. But knowing exactly where to install these cameras for maximum effectiveness can be quite puzzling. Here are some essential locations where you should install security cameras, helping you build a robust home security system.

Windows, Driveway, and Detached Windows

Robbers frequently use your garage to enter because they know it is one of the least secure areas in a house. Your outbuildings, such as a garage or a workshop, may also be inviting targets because they contain valuable tools and machinery. It is crucial to keep an eye on these spots to make sure your valuables are safe.

If you have a gated driveway, installing a camera to monitor the entrance can help you monitor who comes and goes through your property. You can protect your automobiles and other valuables against theft by keeping an eye on the surroundings around your house.

Door and Windows

Doors and windows are another primary target for potential intruders. Over a third of burglars enter a home through an unsecured door or window. You can monitor who comes and goes from your home, whether a known visitor or an intruder, with the help of cameras placed at each outside entrance.

Also, burglars may select houses with windows hidden from the street because they provide obscurity to would-be attackers. Cameras put outside, high above the windows, can provide a clear view of any unusual behavior. Remember to think about putting a video doorbell for extra safety at your front door as well.


You can keep an eye on what goes on in your vicinity by installing surveillance cameras in your front yard. Potential burglars may drive by your house to get a feel for it before breaking and entering. Therefore, you must keep an eye on it at all times. In addition, these outside cameras might help you avoid having your property broken into because of overgrown landscaping.

Similarly, keeping an eye on the backyard can provide you with a bird's-eye perspective of your entire property and help you catch any burglars red-handed. You can also keep an eye on the kids and the pets as they play outside thanks to yard surveillance.

Main Stairway

Placing a camera on your stairway will allow you to monitor for prospective break-ins and record any unusual behavior. You should also monitor the stairwells that provide access to your home's various levels, such as the basement or a balcony.

Additionally, a camera mounted on a set of stairs will offer an excellent vantage point to record the action below. This ensures that any intruder, regardless of how they enter the house, like via the bathroom or bedroom, will be caught on video as they continue through the house.

Common Areas

Although you should definitely have cameras at the front door and all around the outside of your property, you should not forget about the need to keep an eye on the living room and the kitchen as well.

This is where your loved ones and visitors will spend most of their time. You can keep an eye on the kids to ensure they are behaving and safe, the sitter to make sure she is paying attention, and the cleaners or repairmen to make sure they are doing their jobs.

Common rooms on the ground level with large windows should receive special attention because they present an easy target for robbers. Putting cameras in these vantage points makes it simple to record any tampering or other suspicious behavior.

In addition, the living area and the master bedroom are common places to store expensive objects. Having cameras set up can both deter theft and provide evidence in the event of a theft.

Contact us at Security Services Northwest, Inc. for home surveillance and security system installation.

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