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Breaking in Through the Front Door: Where to Place your Home's Security Cameras

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With an upswing of break-ins in your neighbourhood you take proactive measures and install video surveillance cameras around your home. Thinking like an intruder, you have carefully placed the cameras in spots you believe a criminal would break-in. To your surprise, your house is robbed and it’s determined that intruders broke-in through the front door, where there were no security cameras placed. It might be hard to believe, but it’s common for homeowners not to have a camera with a view of their front door. Continue reading this blog as Frontline Security outlines what areas of your home require security cameras.

You walk through it daily. Friends and family frequently make their entrances and exits there. Intruders are a big fan of it too! We’re talking about the front door. Approximately 34% of all intruders enter a home through the front door. It’s key to have a video surveillance camera installed with a view of your front door. All video surveillance cameras need to be installed in such a way that it can’t be disabled, removed or tampered with.

The next popular entry points for an intruder are the back and side doors. Have a camera positioned at every entry door and installed where rocks or the wrong hands can’t reach it. It’s advisable to have a few of your video surveillance hidden so nobody can see them; however, the mere presence of security cameras is a deterrent for criminals. Intruders usually research and look for homes that they believe have no video surveillance systems.

Two other hot spots for intruders use to enter homes is the basement stairs and the backyard gate. These areas are a little tricky, since they have limited visibility at night. Frontline Security recommends installing motion detectors along with your video cameras, the light produced often scares off any would be thieves. Intruders are smarter than you think and they are always on the lookout for an entry point through a window that can’t be seen from the street. These entry points need to have video cameras pointed at them.

Don’t give intruders an open invitation to break into your home. Have Frontline Security install a state-of-the-art security system. To find out more about installing a security system for your home and/or business, contact Frontline Security today at 403-291-9311.


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