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Installing Security Cameras: How Can You Make Sure You're Getting It Right?

The good news is that intelligent security technology will soon be installed in your house: Your new surveillance cameras will make your home a lot safer. All you have to do is wire them up and get them ready to use! However, this can be a tricky process. More and more people are opting for a home improvement approach in their homes and small businesses. That could also be your plan for installing your new CCTV security cameras. Some cameras are easier to install than others, and there are a few key points that you must be aware of in order to take full advantage of your home security system. So how do you go about getting your security surveillance cameras up and running? Read on for a few handy tips and tricks.

First things first: Are wired security cameras the right choice in your home or is it a wireless system?

Before you begin installing a security system, consider whether wired or wireless security cameras are the right choice for your home.
If you think wired CCTV cameras are the best option for your home security system, you may need professional installation service to get them set up.
Experts are able to connect your new security cameras to your home electrical system and ensure that the cameras are properly installed and ready for use.
However, if your new video surveillance system will use wireless security cameras, you may be able to install them yourself.
If so, read on for some practical tips that will help keep your security system working properly.

Connect your wireless security cameras to your internet network

Wireless security installations are becoming increasingly popular because of their flexibility.
Unlike wired security cameras, wireless systems can provide you with live updates on your home security through an app that is downloaded to your mobile devices.
Wireless security cameras are also much easier to install in your home. All you have to do is place your new surveillance cameras at strategic points on your property and then connect your new CCTV system to your home's WiFi network.
As soon as you have set up the WiFi connection for your surveillance cameras and put it into operation, all you have to do is download the corresponding app on your mobile devices.
You can configure the alerts you receive when an intruder enters your home or when your security cameras detect something suspicious.

You can also control your intelligent safety equipment remotely. This allows you to check and manage the security of your home at any time, such as when you are at work or on vacation.
What many people often ask themselves: should my home's surveillance cameras be clearly visible to potential intruders?
Some research has shown that visible surveillance cameras can actually be an effective deterrent for potential intruders.
So it is wise to ensure that at least some of your security cameras in your home are clearly visible to ensure that they are having the maximum impact.

How should you choose the positions for your home security cameras?

First of all, it is important to position your new CCTV security cameras within easy reach of your home's WiFi connection.
But there are a few other important points that you may not have considered.
For one, it's always a good idea to position one of your security cameras so that they can take pictures of your front door.
You might think that intruders or burglars would not choose to break in through the front door of your home as it is too obvious. But this entry is actually a pretty popular option.
So make sure to position one of the new cameras in your security system so that it takes a picture of the main entrance of your house.

Below are some more tips on how to best place your new security cameras to keep your home safe. Try to make sure your security cameras are in the best locations:

  • Within a wide range of your home's WiFi system
  • At the right angle to provide you with the surveillance videos you want to capture around your home
  • Recording of all potentially endangered entry points (such as front and back doors, windows on the lower floor, garden gates, garages, etc.)
  • Record of blind spots that could make your home more prone to break-ins
  • Have the correct angle of view to cover strategic motion detection areas so you can be alerted when intruders are on your property
  • Positioned out of reach (this will prevent potential thieves from removing them before they enter your home)
  • Avoid glare from other light sources as these could impair the quality of the surveillance images (e.g. street lamps or intense sources of natural light)
  • No pointing or recording of images of public roads.

It is illegal for individuals to take pictures of public roads, so be sure to keep this last point in mind!
When installing surveillance cameras for the outside of your home, make sure that your surveillance system's cameras are not aimed at public roads (or taking pictures of public roads).
One more quick note about motion detection on your cameras: Experts typically advise installing your home's surveillance cameras at a slightly downward angle to optimize their motion detection capabilities.

Install your security cameras at home

Once you've decided on a wireless security system for your home, installing your new security cameras should be pretty straightforward.
Just follow the instructions provided to mount your security cameras on the outside walls of your home in your chosen locations (need any tips? Read the previous section)
Most smart surveillance cameras can be easily attached with just a few screws.
All you have to do is mount your new surveillance system on the walls and then check the images they are recording to make sure you have your new cameras properly aligned.

Netatmo info

All Netatmo Smart Home Security products, including Netatmo Smart Cameras, are designed with ease of use and installation in mind. Therefore, our security cameras are easy to install - even if you are not a real do-it-yourselfer!