Are You Getting the Most From Your Security Cameras?

camera securityPutting up security cameras to enhance the security of your home or business is really never a bad idea.

There are however some ways to make sure that you maximize the efficacy of those cameras by the positioning and the set up that allow you to not only get the most bang for your buck and thus better value for your money but also to truly ensure that you are as protected as humanly possible.

Anyone can randomly place security cameras around the perimeter of their home or business and no matter where they might be the mere sight of them may well deter opportunistic thieves from attempting to gain entry, but if they are not positioned optimally then the really good professional thieves, who are as dedicated to their craft as you are to yours, will unfortunately not be deterred and may well be emboldened by what they encounter.

A primary thing to keep in mind is that not all structures are built the same and not all have the same weaknesses that need to be monitored and protected. Essentially the point is that there is no one size fits all when it comes to a security approach for protecting residential homes or businesses.

By having a security consultant who specializes in assessing properties security risks come and give you an in depth report on exactly where your risks are highest and where they are minimized makes the task that much easier to fulfill.

If, however, you are determined to do it on your own there are some tips that you may find useful when beginning.

For the most part crooks will look for the easiest and quickest way to gain entry into a residential unit. Their intention is to gain access as quickly as possible and then accumulate as much of your valuables in the shortest amount of time they can and then get the heck out of Dodge just as quickly.

For this reason the route of entry is very commonly the front or back door. They knock and if no answer is received they then proceed to force entry. Having a camera pointed at the front and back doors is often enough to deter a thief and for this reason many advocate making the camera as visible as possible so that the thief is sure to see it and will choose another target, others think that by having a hidden camera you will be able to locate the thief much more easily after the event but really who wants to have to go through the hassle of losing their stuff to try and catch the guy later, deterrence is a much better option overall.

Placing security cameras around walkways and paths that lead to your house is also a good idea and can prove beneficial as well as they will often cover access points through upper floor windows and even in some cases the basement window wells that are also very popular with thieves as they often offer cover while they perform the nefarious job of gaining access to your home and valuables.

Contact us here at Pre-Lock Security Services 416-773-5625 and we will answer any questions you may have regarding the purchase of and the placement of cameras that will help to enhance your business or residential security quickly and efficiently!

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Paul Seidman is a Toronto security expert providing security services since 1978. Trained as locksmith & alarm security professional Seidman understands how to keep you safe and sound.
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