Best Places to Install Security Cameras

Best Places to Install Security Cameras

Cameras are a vital part of any home security system. Whether you’re at home, at work, or vacationing halfway across the world, having a few security cameras around your property can give you peace of mind. However, simply having the cameras is not enough. To be of real value, these devices need to be installed properly in places where they are most likely to document a break-in, if one ever occurs.

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Where to Install Security Cameras

Although the technology behind residential cameras has seen significant improvements over the last several decades, these cameras do have limits on their rotation and zoom capabilities. Because of this, it is a good idea to install several cameras around the interior and exterior of your home to create a more complete area of surveillance.

Every home is different, so there is no hard rule on the number of residential security cameras you should have. Rather than concentrating on the number of cameras, think about which locations need security the most and try to select a place that will provide the widest range of view.

Common Burglary Entry Points

Doors and windows are often the most vulnerable to intrusion, especially if they are out of sight of the main street. Install security cameras above these areas, paying special attention to back doors and side windows.

Inside of the home, place your cameras in high-traffic areas (like the living room) and other entry points. For example, if you have a second floor porch or a tree nearby an upper window, place cameras by these potential break-in locations.


Once you have determined where the cameras should be generally, it is time to get specific about their placement. Security cameras should be placed somewhere that they cannot be easily swatted down or smashed. These devices can be installed in plain view; seeing the cameras tracking their every move can be a powerful deterrent to any would-be thief.

The next step is to find the best angle to see the intruder’s face. This can be achieved by angling the cameras downward, and a home security professional will have the best understanding of what is effective.

If the cameras that you have selected are wireless, be sure to check the WiFi signal in the places you are considering installing them. You want the signal to be strong and constant, so that your footage will be smooth and as clear as possible.

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Coggin Security’s cameras come equipped with the latest motion detection and infrared technology. With playback capabilities and 24/7 monitoring, you can rest assured that your home will be well protected. To learn more about residential cameras and other security solutions, visit our services page or reach out to one of our security technicians at our Myrtle Beach headquarters today.