Proper Placement of Home Security Cameras Is Necessary for Effective Surveillance

Residential security systems are becoming increasingly popular as homeowners look for ways to improve safety and security. These systems offer greater peace of mind and a practical way to monitor your home and loved ones while away. But, selecting a security system is just the beginning. To maximize the system’s effectiveness, properly installing any corresponding security cameras is crucial. Continue reading to learn how the professional team from A.B.E. Networks works to improve home safety when installing security cameras for our Washington, D.C., clients.

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Why You Need Professional Installation

Washington, D.C., like many other metropolitan areas, has a wide variety of home styles, each with its unique layout and security needs. There is no universal layout or guidance for installing a home security system, which makes the recommendations from a professional all the more necessary. Our team of skilled experts understands local homeowners’ specific security challenges, which means their guidance will optimize your system for the greatest function and value. 

Optimal Camera Placement

When installing security cameras, professionals will tell you many factors should be considered to ensure effectiveness, including location, angle/height placement, and connectivity.

  • Strategic Locations: Where are the most vulnerable areas in your home? We suggest placing cameras at all home entry points, including front and back doors, sliders, and balconies, to deter potential break-ins. Also, install cameras near your driveway, garage, or storage sheds to prevent unauthorized access and theft.
  • Selecting Angles and Heights: A well-angled camera aims to capture as much of the targeted area as possible. For exterior cameras, you’ll want to use higher placements to avoid the camera being tampered with, while interior cameras should be positioned to prevent obstruction and interference with daily household activities.
  • Wireless Connectivity: Many homeowners prefer wireless security cameras for convenience and clean appearance. However, to work correctly, these devices rely on strong wireless signals. Our team will assess and optimize your home’s wireless network to ensure a quality signal for consistent security coverage.

In addition to surveillance cameras, remote access controls are another beneficial addition to your home security system. With remote access, you’ll have the ability to lock and unlock doors using a smartphone application. This feature also includes setting one-time-use codes for service workers such as repair technicians or cleaning crews to enter your home while you’re away.

We know that the safety of your home and loved ones is a priority, so we recommend hiring a professional team to install security system components like cameras and remote access features. With A.B.E. Networks, you will receive the quality assurance that expert installation and tailored guidance can deliver. We’ll ensure your security system excels in protecting your home.

Would you like to discuss home security system solutions for your Washington, D.C., home? Contact us for a personalized consultation today!