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Guide to Using Home Security Cameras

There are a variety of options when it comes to security cameras to use around the home. When using cameras, it is important to know how to position them so that you can have an optimal view of the exterior of your home. I personally like to keep all the exterior windows and doors monitored so that I can be notified when anyone goes near an entry point. I am also an advocate for not placing cameras inside the house, with the exception of the garage.

One of the outside locations that are good to monitor in addition to entry points are the driveway and the front yard. If the cars are in the front yard it is also a great idea to include a floodlight along with a camera. The backyard is also a good location to monitor as well so that you can get a good view if anyone approaches from that angle as well.

When placing the cameras outside it is also important to make sure that plants or seasonal decorations do not obscure them. You also want to make sure that you clean and maintain the cameras frequently. I have had wasps and birds fly around the cameras and try to make nests on them. Some times, spiderwebs can obscure the motion sensor or lens. These can also lead to the motion sensor being triggered when no one is around. This is is also an important situation if you use battery operated cameras where excessive triggers can run down the battery quickly.

I hope that this helps. If you have any other suggestions, feel free to add them in the comments section below.

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