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Best Places To Install Your Security Cameras At Home

Best Places To Install Your Security Cameras At Home

Home Security is a concern for many homeowners. Residential Security Systems are a valuable tool to protect your family from break-ins, theft, vandalism, and violence. There are many options for residential security systems: motion sensors, residential alarm systems, signage, monitored systems, and video surveillance. A quality residential security system can deter potential intruders, alert you or a security company, and aid authorities in investigations.

Cameras are a key component of a comprehensive home security system. As well as the protection from break-ins, you can use them to keep track of deliveries, monitor your children and pets, and keep your street and neighbours safer. When choosing security cameras as part of your residential security system, placement is paramount. A well-thought-out schematic for installing your cameras will help you ensure that every nook and cranny is monitored and no troubling activity goes unnoticed. Here is our guide to ideal security camera placement.

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Planning out exactly where your cameras should go will ensure that you are optimizing your viewing coverage and maximizing the camera’s deterrent potential. The most robust system will have cameras installed inside and outside your home.

Where To Install Cameras

  • Front Door And Porch: A front door camera will allow you to see anyone who approaches your home and track deliveries. One of the most common ways for burglars to enter your home is quite simply through a front door that has been accidentally left unlocked or that has an ineffective locking system.
  • Garage/ Driveway: It is important to watch your driveway for unusual activity. Most people’s garages contain valuable items like power tools and expensive recreational gear. Since many people do not always lock the door between a garage and their main living spaces, a thief can easily gain access to your entire home through an overhead door or side entrance.
  • Main Entrance/ Hallways/ Stairs: Placing cameras in these centralized areas will allow you to monitor the spaces where an intruder will most likely have to pass through to access all the areas of your home.
  • Basement: Many families will have expensive entertainment equipment, stash valuables in basement storage rooms, or even keep a safe in the basement. Thieves may choose to access a home through the basement windows since fences and shrubs can conceal the entry. And many walk-out basements will have doors that are seldom used and possibly inadvertently left unlocked.
  • Yard: Installing perimeter cameras is a great deterrent for would-be thieves and can allow you to surveille your entire property to not only protect against theft but also to watch for wildlife that may be seeking food or shelter. 
  • Upstairs: If you store jewelry, collectibles, or other valuables in your bedrooms or closets. Consider placing cameras in hallways to monitor activity in and out of these personal spaces.

Where Not To Install Cameras

  • Bedrooms: Even if you have valuables stashed in your bedroom, there are so many personal activities that occur, that you are better to maintain privacy there. Consider instead installing a camera in a hallway outside to monitor activity in and out the door.
  • Bathrooms: There is most likely very little value in your bathroom and leaving your bathroom unmonitored is unlikely to be a risk. This is another area of your home where privacy should be prioritized.
  • Your Neighbour’s Property: Although street-view cameras can help monitor traffic mishaps and illegal activity that occurs in front of your house, it is unethical and may be illegal to have a camera trained on a neighbour’s home or property.

Your Partner In Safety And Security

Home security cameras are a fantastic way to monitor and protect your home and property, your family, and contribute to the overall safety of your neighbourhood. And with cameras as part of a comprehensive residential security system with a home alarm system, a residential alarm monitoring company, and some of the technological advances of notification apps, you can feel confident that you are doing everything you can to keep crimes against your home and family at bay.

If you are seeking knowledgeable and thoughtful insight into the most effective and appropriate residential security system for your home, the team at Frontline Security in Calgary, Alberta is your ideal crime-fighting partner. We will conduct a complimentary security audit of your home to identify areas of risk or concern and design a completely customized security plan based on your needs and budget. We guarantee the highest quality of security technology and equipment, vigilant monitoring services,  and the most professional installation customer experience. For your free, no-obligation quote, contact the team at Frontline Security in Calgary at (403) 0291-9311.


Q: Will a commercial video surveillance system impact my insurance rates?

A: Many insurance companies offer adjusted rates for homeowners with security systems that are installed and/ or monitored by recognized security specialists. And in addition to those savings, you are less likely to experience costly home thefts due to the deterrent properties of a home security system. 

Q: How much will a residential camera system for my home cost?

A: Every family has different security needs so this question can be hard to answer. If you are considering installing security cameras in your home, Frontline will provide a no-obligation consultation and can make recommendations for comprehensive security for every budget. And we promise no additional fees. Your quoted price is what you will pay for your protection plan. Call us at (403) 0291-9311 to book.

Q: Does Frontline monitor by video feed?

A: We offer 24-hour monitoring and two-way audio to scare potential intruders away. You will also be able to access your home and property video feed in real-time on your own device.

Your First Line of Defence

Your First Line of Defence

In a world of ever-increasing threats, you need a security company you can count on. We’re that company. Our Calgary-based full-service security company specializes in commercial security solutions, providing large-scale properties and facilities with the protection they need to guard their valuable assets. We also provide residential alarm and video surveillance systems, giving homeowners the peace of mind they need to sleep soundly at night. 

If it’s important to you, it’s important to us. Put us on the frontline and rest easy knowing you’re properly defended.

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You’ve worked hard to build your business or buy your home. Now it’s time to protect them properly and give yourself the peace of mind you deserve. Our full-service security solutions can give whatever matters most to you the 360° protection it needs. Contact us today by calling (403) 291-9311 or by filling out the form below and put us on your frontline.

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