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5 Things To Consider When Having Security Cameras Installed

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Having new security video cameras installed around and inside your Pensacola home can be a great way to enhance the safety and security of your house for you and your family, but with that being said, you need to give some thought to how these cameras are going to be placed around your home. Here at Sir Veillance Security Camera Systems, we are the premier security system installers the area has to offer, and to ensure you get the most from your new video cameras, our team of skilled professionals have taken the time to put together this short article highlighting several things you'll want to consider when deciding on placements for your new security video cameras. Read on to learn everything you need to know when it comes to finding the perfect placements for your new security video cameras for your Pensacola home.

Entry Points

While not all burglaries are attempted in the same way, statistics show that most attempted robberies and break-ins are attempted through your front or back door, which is why these locations should probably be the first you consider when looking for new video camera placements. By covering these main entry points, you have the best chance of catching any would-be criminal coming into your home on video.

Height Off The Floor

When installing new video cameras throughout your home, one factor that often gets overlooked is the safety of the equipment itself. If a criminal notices your cameras, one of the first things they're likely to do is try to cover or damage the equipment, especially if it's within easy reach. If possible, video cameras should be installed at least nine feet above the floor to make them more difficult to tamper with.

Image Quality

Another factor to consider when installed new video cameras is the image quality of the camera itself. After all, there's almost no point in having security cameras in place if your cameras can't capture a clear image of someone trying to come into your home. Our team of skilled security system installers can help you find a great high-definitely camera that will produce a sharper, clear image to make it more useful to police when trying to identify an intruder.


Angles are a slightly different consideration than positioning, as you'll need to take into account the zooming and panning capabilities of your chosen video camera when making said considerations. Cameras with smaller fields of vision are best used to focus on narrow trouble spots, while cameras that can rotate, zoom, or pan are better used in larger, more open areas where they can cover a larger field of vision.

Hidden Or Visible

Many homeowners are divided on the opinion of whether or not your video cameras should remain hidden or be left in plain view, and there are arguments that can be made either way. While having your cameras hidden can often result in thieves being more careless and leaving themselves open for a clearer image of their appearance, having visible security cameras can often be a deterrent, warding away potential thieves in the first place. At the end of the day, this is really an issue of personal preference