There’s no doubt that installing HD CCTV helps to protect and secure either your home or work premises. They dramatically work to bring down crime rates, and in the event that a crime has taken place, also provide much-needed evidence to catch the perpetrator.
But where should you place the cameras to get the most out of their installation?
- Over the front door
It might seem like an obvious one, but the front door is a crucial place to have CCTV installed. According to the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors [https://www.nachi.org/burglar-resistant.htm], approximately 34% of burglars enter through the front door.
They may not always have easy access, but that won’t stop them from smashing glass or picking the lock if they don’t think they will be caught. Along with dead-bolt locks, a solid door construction and not hiding spare keys nearby, CCTV can provide a further layer of security.
- Overlooking windows on the first floor
Windows are a key entry point for burglars: 23% enter through a first-floor window while 81% enter, in whatever capacity, through the first floor. It is important that windows are made of strong glass and are kept securely locked at all times while not becoming a fire hazard.
In order to ensure your CCTV can be used optimally, it is important that these windows are not obscured or blocked – for example, by trees or overhanging signs. If your windows are away from the street or not easily visible to passers-by, this will make them particularly vulnerable to attack so adding extra security will be hugely valuable.
- Your back door
Often a quieter and more secluded way of entering a property, the back door is where 22% of burglars will decide to enter. It’s important that this is always securely locked, as 4% enter through an unlocked entrance.
However, just because you have locked your door, it doesn’t mean they don’t find a way in – and HD CCTV is the ideal way to keep an eye on comings and goings, as well as provide evidence in the event it is required.
- Any other entrances
If you have side gates, garages, basement stairs, a storage area or any other means of accessing your property, it is always a good idea to have a CCTV camera watching over these points to check people’s movements and record activity. Even if a crime isn’t committed, you may catch people loitering that shouldn’t be there, and this can alert you to potential activity that will take place. In response, you can then increase your security levels.
Contact us today at I-HT for a thorough review of all the places you can add CCTV systems on your premises.