The Best Places To Place Your CCTV Cameras

CCTV cameras and surveillance systems have been popular for a long time in Australia because of how easy they are to maintain and how good an early warning system they can be. If you are considering jumping on the trend and getting yourself some CCTV cameras, there are a few things to consider, including the price, camera type and selected features, but something often neglected is where you will put them. Considering how important it is to get a good vantage point there are three things you need to consider when choosing the placement of your surveillance system.


If you want your CCTV cameras to be able to see more than a few metres, you need to give them a little bit of a view. By placing your CCTV cameras as high as possible, you can increase the field of vision, meaning they can cover a wider range of land around your home. If you have a two-storey house, the best place to put your cameras is on the top floor. If you have a single-storey home, you need to ensure there is not a lot of cover around your house (such as bushes or big trees), or else your CCTV cameras will be almost worthless.


Something not often considered is the available lighting for your CCTV cameras to get a decent image with. Lots of home invasions and burglaries happen at night, which means light can often be an issue. Luckily, there are now surveillance systems that offer night vision, and if you have the cash, they are the best option. Otherwise, a good tip can be to add sensor lights underneath your CCTV cameras so that if there is movement, a bright light will turn on and your camera will pick up everything. 

Entry Points

Most burglaries aren't done by master criminals but by regular people who think just like you would. That means the primary means of entry are generally through obvious points on your house: a side door, a big window or the attached garage. It is important that these areas are the best-covered areas by your CCTV cameras, as these are generally the "hot zones".  If you only have a limited amount of cameras, focus on these areas, even if they are a bit out of the way. These points of entry, especially doors, should have lights permanently on underneath your CCTV camera so that you can see everything (unless you have night vision cameras).

For more information on CCTV systems, contact a security company.