Best security camera locations
Security cameras could be a good investment for your safety, but only if you place them in the right locations. Here are the spots where experts say you should install your cameras.
Many people overlook placing security cameras in the garage. James Both, an engineer that tests and reviews smart home security cameras for the website onehoursmarthome.com, says it’s a key place to have one. “Garages are often a target of burglaries because they are easily accessible and often get accidentally left open,” Both says. “On top of that, garages are full of items that burglars can quickly sell on the black market like bikes, tools and sporting equipment.” You might want to put a security camera pointing at your garage door as well as out outwards, too.
The front door
Security experts agree that the most important places for homeowners to install security cameras is at the front door. “Your average criminal is looking for a crime of opportunity, an unlocked door, or swiping a package off your front porch,” Both says. “A security camera at your front door is a great way to deter criminals because it’s visible and can help you know when your packages have arrived.” Opting for a security camera or even a smart doorbell security camera allows you to see who’s there before answering the door, adding safety and security to your home.