The security camera is one of the most powerful weapons to protect home security, but it will be more complex to install your security camera after purchasing it, because your security priorities, layout, and housing estate are different from others.
This guide will help you consider all aspects when you customize your home security system. Only when you install your ieGeek security cameras in the right location, can cameras maximize the power to protect your property and family.
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Where you should install ieGeek security cameras?
1. Front, back, and side door
According to statistics from the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors, it shows that 34% of thieves enter through the front door to commit a crime. Coincidentally, 22% of break-in happens from the back door. Based on these facts, we recommend placing your ptz camera for the front door as a primary camera and putting up another cameras at the back and side door as secondary cameras.
If a burglar wants to get inside the house through the garage, they may walk through the driveway to enter the garage door, you should locate the camera on the driveway to monitor any suspicious activity.
Installing a security camera in the yard will not only monitor the sneaky people outside, but record the meaningful moments with your family and lovely pets.
4. Main stairways or hallways
If a burglar is harboring bad thoughts about your property, they may consider the balconies or basements with stairways or hallways that lead to entry, so place your cameras on the stairs to prevent potential risks.
Where you shouldn’t install ieGeek security cameras?
1. Neighbour’s property
Be mindful of your neighbor’s privacy, it can be illegal to monitor the areas that may violate your neighbor’s privacy. You should check out the local privacy estate laws before you decide to install the camera in a sensitive area.
Never install the camera in the bathroom, it may increase the risk of stealing a camera. You will never know if the burglar is interested in camera footage or not.
If you want to keep a watch out for your children, similarly, there will be the risk that the hacker taps into a camera that has access to your private spaces. Fortunately, we have ieGeek cameras that are really secure.
Some tips for installing security cameras:
1. Install your security camera high
It’s important to place your ieGeek security camera eight to ten feet from the ground. On the one hand, this height is proper to capture rich details on the ground. On the other hand, it can protect the camera from thieves and vandals in an effective way.
2. Choose security cameras with color night vision
There are varieties of security cameras in the market, some cameras only provide black-and-white night vision. If you have enough budget, we suggest that cameras with spotlights or floodlights will be more helpful, as the night vision will be in color.
3. Utilize the corner of a room
Hanging your security cameras in the corner of a room will give you the largest possible vantage point. Because it can maximize the camera’s field of view, and also reduce blind spots that may be harder to capture on camera. Don’s discount the whammy of the indoor corners.
4. Avoid direct sunlight
Don’t place security cameras in direct sunlight for outdoor cameras, and avoid direct light from lamps, bright windows and other light sources for indoor cameras, Because direct lights will wash out camera footage.
5. Set up your device before installation
It’s better to test and set up your device before installation. First of all, you should angle the camera correctly which requires the camera to be connected to WiFi in advance. Then, you might take down the camera from the wall if you need to reset the security camera, last but not least, we suggest doing a few motion tests to see that it’s working well.
6. Consider camera maintenance
Remember that you will need to clean and maintain cameras at times especially outdoor cameras with solar panels. They always accumulate some dirt or fallen leaves with time passing. So don’t mount a camera that is impossible to maintain.
7. Protect your camera in extreme weather
No matter how good the camera’s waterproof is in the market, if you don’t put the camera in a proper place, the waterproof will gradually be damaged, thus affecting the clarity of the footage. Place it under the eaves or in another semi-protected area if you can.
8. Hide security cameras or have them visible
Someone who intends to break in or commit a crime might damage the camera or cover the camera lens so that it can’t record their activity. This is the main reason why we should make cameras hidden; On the flip side, if someone is targeting your house, the visible camera might deter the crime from attempting to break in, steal or damage something.
9. Think about WiFi signal strength
If you place the camera where the WiFi signal is weak, the camera will disconnect from your home security system. Remember to take Internet signal into consideration.
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