When it comes to home security, it is better to pull all the stops and not need it than to be in a position where you need the safety measures and not have it. Also, home security is just like your health; you need to be proactive. You will always have the option of improving your home security before the worst happens. Simply adding security cameras around your home will do you wonders. If you don’t know how to set up security cameras and don’t want to shell out on an expert, you could always hire a handyman Myrtle Beach to do the installation.
Improving home security by adding security cameras take some planning
You need to have at least five outdoor cameras
You will need a number of security cameras in and outside your home for obvious reasons. However, you don’t just pick a random spot for the cameras. Home security needs to be cohesive and must work together harmoniously. That’s why you need at least five cameras outside your home. They should be installed by your Myrtle Beach, handyman Myrtle Beach, SC in the following areas:
- The front and back doors.
- Both sides of the house.
- The entry to your garage
Five cameras outside your home are just the minimum. You can put more to remove any blind spots. Remember, security cameras are there for a reason and that’s to cover as much ground as possible.
At least two indoor cameras
There are a lot of places in your home where you could install security cameras. However, for the minimal setup, you can put at least two cameras inside such as:
- Your living room.
- Any room where you keep valuables.
You could also add more cameras pointing towards areas where intruders could possibly break into. This will be a safety net in case the outdoor cameras don’t work or have been disabled.
Places where you shouldn’t install security cameras
There are a lot of locations where you should have home security cameras installed. However, there are also areas where you should not install them.
- Cameras should not point towards neighboring properties. Security cameras can be set up in a way that they will not intrude your neighbor’s privacy.
- Bedrooms in general should be free of any security cameras as they are considered private areas.
- It’s a no-brainer to not install security cameras inside bathrooms. Unless you are a total creep, you should never have cameras in any bathroom especially ones that guests use. Cameras outside the bathroom door, however, is totally acceptable.
In general, CCTV cameras should be installed in locations that are far from reach and in plain sight. There’s a good reason why you would put security cameras up high and in places where anyone would easily see them. One, the height alone will make it hard for intruders to disable the cameras. Two, the mere fact that security cameras are installed in a location is enough to deter would-be intruders.
If you need someone to set up your security cameras at home, you can always count on The Handyman. You may reach us at (843) 286-5873.
Myrtle Beach, SC