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Where Are the Best Places to Put CCTV Cameras?

Where Are the Best Places to Put CCTV Cameras?

CCTV CamerasNYCONN Security Systems’ motto is “we protect you like family.” In the old days, before technology took over, it was usually the dad’s job to make sure the family was protected from any unwanted intruders on the property. That typically meant he’d sleep within arm’s reach of his shotgun, ready to scare off any would-be burglars who wanted to mess with his house and family. These days, though, times have changed, and home and business owners need a more prudent security approach.

The Benefits of CCTV Cameras

Cameras have become an integral part of security systems, because they act like a million dads watching homes and properties in order to protect families and more. CCTV (closed circuit television), also known as video surveillance, is the use of video cameras to transmit a signal to a specific place– on a limited set of monitors. With home security systems, there are often a number of cameras placed around a home’s exterior as well as parts of the interior in order to see/record what goes on, especially when folks aren’t home. These cameras send their signals to a faraway monitoring site, where someone sits and monitors a whole bunch of screens at one time– taking notice of anything out of the ordinary.

Where to Place CCTV Cameras

Obviously, it makes sense to have CCTV cameras “properly placed” so they can do the job they’re intended to do. So what are the best places to install and utilize security cameras.

Where are the most common entryways for burglars? That would be the front door, the back door and first-floor windows. Therefore, cameras should “cover” those! Place cameras above door or window frames, facing downward in order to cover the area a few feet in front of the opening. Furthermore, cameras should be placed high on the outside of a home/building. Consider placing them at least 9 feet up, which means even a 6-foot man or woman wouldn’t be able to mess with them. Should the camera be seen by people? Yes. This helps deter criminals, since they know someone is watching them.

For info about NYCONN’s video surveillance cameras and wireless security cameras, contact us at your convenience.

The Advantages of Having a Modern Security System

The Advantages of Having a Modern Security System

Security systems have evolved with the times. If you have an older security system from many decades ago, you might be missing out on some very helpful technological advancements found in newer systems sold by companies like us, NYCONN Security Systems. Did you know that in addition to protecting homes and businesses from burglaries, modernContinue Reading

How Does a Home Security System Function?

How Does a Home Security System Function?

For some people, having a large and loud dog in the house is their version of a security system. Others will post stickers on their windows warning would-be robbers that their house is protected by a security system. Whether or not they actually have one installed isn’t the point– those stickers are meant to deterContinue Reading

Why You Should Have a Backup to Your Home Security System

Why You Should Have a Backup to Your Home Security System

For decades the only way a message could get from your house to the authorities was via the good old-fashioned telephone line. Many people had home security systems in the 1980s and 1990s, for example, that were directly hard-wired to their phone lines. If and when there was a fire, an intruder or a problemContinue Reading

Reasons to Have a Panic Button on Your Security System

Reasons to Have a Panic Button on Your Security System

Panic is defined as a sudden, uncontrollable fear or anxiety. Imagine you’re at a business and you’re there all alone, at night. Suddenly you hear a door open and men are talking to each other about robbing the place. What do you do? You panic! Wouldn’t it be nice to have a panic button youContinue Reading

How to Determine the Right Security System for Your Business

How to Determine the Right Security System for Your Business

You own a business and you want to protect it. How can you determine the right security system for your business? Determining the Right Approach First off, consider this: you’ve got a physical place to protect from “breaking and entering,” and, these days, you probably have a digital place (a website, online files, etc.) thatContinue Reading

How Having a Security System Provides Peace of Mind

How Having a Security System Provides Peace of Mind

In this increasingly violent world, one thing’s for certain: people crave feeling secure. It doesn’t matter if you’re in a small grocery store in rural America or an city school in a rough neighborhood– either way, it’s nice to know someone or something is “there” for you, watching over you, ready to help if needed.Continue Reading

Why Businesses Should Have Access Control Systems

Why Businesses Should Have Access Control Systems

In the old days, it seemed like anyone could go anywhere. These days, however, society is not as trusting. With news reports of school shootings, terrorist bombings, and criminals up to no good making headlines daily, it behooves businesses to have access control systems in place for the proper protection of employees, technology and criticalContinue Reading