5 Recommended Locations for Outdoor Security Cameras

by | Oct 18, 2022 | Strauss Security

Did you know the best way to deter a burglar from breaking into your home is to have a visible security presence on the exterior of your home? Based on a report by the University of North Carolina (Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology), about 60% of convicted burglars affirm that the presence of a security system influenced their decision to target another home.

Contrary to popular belief, the majority of home burglaries take place during daylight hours, not at night. That’s because most people are at work or school—which reduces the chance the burglar will be noticed. At Strauss Security we can protect your home with outdoor surveillance cameras to ensure you are able to keep an eye on what’s important, whether home or not – so you can relax and enjoy your life. Below we will identify the 5 recommended locations for outdoor surveillance cameras to make your life easier and your home more secure.

 

Security Camera Maintenance

Before we dive in to the ideal locations for outdoor home surveillance cameras let’s talk fall maintenance! As we switch seasons, you will want to ensure you are keeping up with seasonal maintenance measures. This can be accomplished by cleaning camera lenses and domes, removing cobwebs, and maintaining system video software. These steps are all critical to making sure the video will perform as needed when called upon. SEi can help customers with these tasks if necessary or requested.

 

1. Video Doorbell

A popular option for home video surveillance these days is a video doorbell. Your doorbell camera is the front line of defense and can prevent unwanted visitors and robberies. Not only that but you can also use it to communicate with delivery people or anyone who comes to your door while you are away. Think about the fun factor of the holidays, such as Halloween! How fun would it be to re-watch footage of all the cute trick or treaters who gather treats while either home or away!

2. Porch Camera

In addition to or instead of a video doorbell, another good option would be to install a separate porch camera. This could be a personal preference for the aesthetic look of the video doorbell or a separate camera would capture a more desired viewing angle.

3. Garage Cameras  

Garages are a common entry point leading burglars directly to a room full of expensive tools, sports equipment, vehicles and more. By installing a camera to monitor your garage, this will help to deter break ins, or give you the evidence you need in the event of a break in.

4. Driveway Camera

Driveway cameras offer another level of protection for your home by monitoring any activity happening on the street in front of your home. By monitoring this footage you could pick up on any potential casing activity of your home such as if a vehicle sticks around for an extended period of time or repeatedly shows up with no clear agenda.

5. Backyard Camera

You may not have thought about placing a security camera in your backyard, but it can serve not only a security purpose but also a safety measure. You can monitor the safety of anyone swimming in a backyard pool or jumping on a trampoline. This also provides a level of protection for your pets by being able to monitor them to see which direction they went in the event of a runaway, or to have video footage if they are taken. Storage sheds and their contents are also a popular subject to keep an eye on.

 

CONTACT US TO SECURE YOUR HOME

In the end, security cameras on the exterior of your home can provide an awareness of what’s going on in real-time. Strauss Security has many options available for you to consider. Contact Strauss Security Solutions today to learn more about what tools we can provide to keep your home secure.

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