The Best Places to Put Security Cameras


“Where are the best places to put my security cameras?” “How many security cameras should I have on my property?” These are two of the most common questions we hear at Titan Alarm, Inc. It’s important to note that no two homes are exactly alike — the answers to where and how many cameras you should have depends on the size and layout of your property and a host of additional factors, such as:

  • Make first-floor doors and windows a priority – Burglars and intruders prefer taking the path of least resistance when breaking into a home — and that usually means attempting to enter through an exterior door or first-floor window. You should place enough security cameras to provide sufficient coverage for your ground-level doors and windows.
  • Cover your hidden areas – Just about every home has at least one high-risk area — it could be a cellar door that is out of sight from the street or maybe a detached garage at the end of your backyard. Your camera layout plan should account for these vulnerable locations.
  • Cover any previous break-in points – If you or a previous owner have ever experienced a break-in at the home, there’s probably a good reason that the perpetrator picked the specific access point — it likely served as an easy target. Make sure your cameras provide a clear view of this area.
  • Place them high – but not too high – Place your cameras at an elevated spot so that they’re out of reach of thieves or vandals. This will prevent them from tampering with and possibly disabling the devices. However, don’t place them so high that they will not provide a detailed view of the intruder’s physical features. Most security experts recommend a placement height of about nine feet.
  • Install a camera inside your garage – A garage is a favorite target of many thieves — if they know you’re not at home, they’re likely to spend a good amount of time rummaging through your garage’s contents. Place a camera that offers a full view of the inside of the garage so you can see how the thieves are getting in and the objects they’re targeting.
  • Don’t forget the backyard – Many intruders prefer accessing a property via the backyard so they can avoid detection from the street. A backyard security camera is crucial — especially if your yard is out of the view of neighbors or passersby.
  • Cover the master bedroom – Most burglars head directly to the master bedroom, as this is where most homeowners keep jewelry and other valuable items. Your cameras should provide a full view of the bedroom, especially the areas where you keep expensive goods.

Contact Titan Alarm to Learn More

If you’re not sure where to put security cameras at your home or business, Titan Alarm, Inc. can help. As a leading security solutions provider in the Phoenix, AZ area, we can assist you in developing the most effective camera placement strategy for your property. Contact us to schedule a free consultation today!

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Updated by Titan Alarm on November 5, 2018.