Ask Away...: Installing Home Security

Monday, December 18, 2017

Installing Home Security

Installing surveillance systems in and around your property is a great way for you to find out if anyone is checking out your home for the possibility of robbing it. You may see suspicious looking folk poking around the front and side of your home, trying the shed and even seeing if the back door will open.

Until recently, only the rich were able to afford a good home security system, however these days you can buy a kit for a few hundred dollars. You can find reviews for different kits at to help you make your mind up if you are unsure which one you want.

The first thing you will need to do when planning to add security to your home is to make a diagram of your house, and then work out exactly where you need cameras. Take into account the movement of each camera and try your best to cover any blind spots between the footage. Cover your main entrance, the side of the house and the back entrance if possible.

Once you’ve bought yourself a kit, you will need to also by a recorder and monitor to watch and save any footage you take. This will be a DVR and a small TV. make sure that you have a decent memory capacity for the footage, and that you remember to clear it every now and again to make room for more.

Run some tests on your cameras before you install and set them up. You don’t want to go to all that effort of hanging them in various places only to find that you haven’t set them up properly or they don’t work.

Once you have made sure that your cameras work, it’s time to install them. When you are choosing places for your cameras to go, you will want to find an angle which covers a broad area, and make sure that it clearly covers any entry and exit in frame. Also make sure that you install your camera high off the ground to stop it from being simple knocked down.

The best way to mount your camera is with screws as it is more secure than if you were to use adhesive tape. Once you’ve screwed down your camera you will need to connect it up to a power source. You will find that most cameras come with a traditional plug for a socket, so make sure that the cable is long enough to reach a socket before you install the camera.

Once the camera is powered up, take a look and see how the angle and height looks. At this point you can go back and adjust the angle and height if it isn’t quite right. You will now want to connect the camera up to the DVR. then hook it up to a computer monitor or a TV monitor and take a look at the footage you’ve got. You’re done! You can now record the footage any time the motion sensor is triggered and make sure your home is secure.

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