Concerns About Safety? How To Strategically Place Security Cameras Around Your Home

No matter where you live, there are always unexpected surprises that may have you wanting a better security system. If that’s the case, security cameras are a great way to give yourself and your family peace of mind.

But just putting security cameras around your residential property won’t always be useful – you need to place your cameras in the right places. These tips will help you strategically set cameras so that you and your family know you’re protected all the time, whether or not you’re at home.

Points of Entry

One of the key places you’ll want cameras is anywhere that someone could easily enter your home, from your front door to any balconies to your garage. Chances are someone is going to try these places first if they want to break in before looking for alternatives, so focus on first-floor and entryways to start. Not to mention, you’ll have the ability to watch for packages or home deliveries even when you’re not there.

Rear Windows

Most burglars will choose to break one of your back windows to get in rather than one that is facing a street or other homes. Make sure the rear side of your property, particularly any windows, can be seen by cameras clearly.

Side Gates

A strategically placed camera near a side gate can be a way to monitor any activity in and out of your backyard. Not only will this help you keep an eye out for intruders, but you can also make sure kids and other family members are always safely behind a locked gate.

Basements

Whether your basement has an exterior access door or just a small window, intruders will often look to these spaces as entry points because they’re less likely to be heard. Place a camera near the top of your basement stairs so you can get a view of anyone coming in, and a very clear picture if they do make it inside.

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5 Reasons to Automate Your Home

 

The experts are telling everyone they can to automate your home, but what exactly does that mean? Well, the easiest way to explain this is that with a few upgrades, you can run your house without even being there. Why would anyone want to do that though?

 

We have a few reasons to step into the future of technology right now, and once you read them, you’ll be ready to join us!

 

 

  • Control Your Lights

One of the best benefits of automation is the ability to control your lights. Why is this a huge benefit when you can do that with a light switch? It’s a great way to keep burglars at bay when you aren’t home.

 

Whether you’re staying late at work and no one is home, or you’re on a family vacation, having the ability to turn the lights on as if someone is there is an effective deterrent to anyone scoping out your home.

 

You can turn on the lights and the TV as if someone is inside your house, and even schedule all of this to happen daily so that you don’t need to remember to get your tablet and do this each night. What better way to ruin a vacation than having to go home early to turn the lights on from your tablet every night? Set it up automatically and forget about it!

 

This can also be done for your ease as well. If you know you’ll be home daily at a certain time from work; you can have the lights come on and even have music playing to greet you before walk in the door!

 

  • Control Your Energy

Having kids means lights left on, pool heaters on in summer, and all types of other power wasting examples because they don’t always pay the best attention to simple instructions. You can always check all of these while you’re at work from your tablet and turn them off. This goes for wastefully using the air conditioner on an empty house too.

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Another great advantage is for when you are traveling. My parents used to leave a hallway light on every night while they were out of town. Not only is that a dead giveaway when it’s on all day and all night, but it’s also a huge waste of energy.

 

Using your mobile devices, you can be the most energy efficient house on the block!

 

  • Control Your Home Security

Using lighting to keep your home safe while you aren’t there is just one way that you can keep criminals away from your house. You can also add an extra layer of security when you automate your house by adding a video system to monitor your home.

 

Many security companies are now offering the ability to add this and also be able to view your cameras while not at home.

There is another great reason to do this though. To be awesome!

 

When your kids get home, you can unlock the door for them. When your spouse gets home from work, you can play music to greet them. Everyone will think you’re the coolest person ever!

 

  • Control Your Privacy

One feature that we really like is installing blinds that can be controlled remotely. Not only is this a fun feature, but it’s also practical. When you aren’t home, you can open the blinds to give your plants some sun and your animals something to look at.

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However, if you think someone may be looking in your home or scoping it out, close the blinds and make them believe that you’re home. They’ll probably get extra freaked out when they see the blinds closing, and they don’t see anyone there doing it!

 

 

  • Do It from Around the World

Being able to leave you home for a week or even months at a time without having to worry about your home’s safety is a luxury few of us can afford. When you automate your home, you’ll be able to rest easy while you see the big world out there.

 

Some people would trade everything to have that freedom, and all you have to do is invest in automating your home to get it!

 

Bonus: Impress Everyone

When you automate your home, you will be safer, more energy efficient, and it will impress the heck out of everyone you know! It’s still early in the game, so not many people will have all of the cool features that you can get with Experience Audio Video.

 

If you’re ready to automate your home and step into the future today, give us a call at (714) 744-4455, or email us at Sales@EAV-INC.com and let’s talk about your options today!