4 Factors to Consider When Placing Indoor Security Cameras

What to Consider When Using Indoor Security Cameras 

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Installing an indoor camera is a quick and easy way to stay on top of what’s happening inside your home—no matter where you are. Indoor cameras can help you monitor your house while you’re away, sends you alerts if motion is detected, and most indoor cameras can be accessed via live feed right from your phone.

When designing your integrated home system, make sure you’ve given thought to what kind of cameras you want, where you want to place them, and how you want to place them. Check out these helpful tips to guarantee you’re getting the most out of your smart home security cameras:

1. Location Is Key

Whether you’re keeping an eye on the kids, checking on your baby, or making sure your new puppy hasn’t destroyed the sofa, there are a few things to keep in mind when setting up an indoor video camera. You should consider the field of view and if you want to keep the camera fully visible, partially hidden, or completely incognito. While security camera placement comes with some flexibility, be sure to clear anything that may obstruct the camera’s view. Also, depending on the size of your home, always consider the proximity to a power source and Wi-Fi router. For example, if you live in a large, or multi-story home, you might need a Wi-Fi-extender to ensure strong network connections from all corners of the house.

2. Comparing Professional Installation to DIY 

When it comes to installing an indoor security camera, you have options. Wireless, plug in-powered models offer easy installation, especially if you’re taking a DIY approach and want to place them around your home yourself. These plug-ins are called “wireless” because they use a wireless internet connection. However they still require a power cord, so make sure you place them near an outlet where they can be plugged in.

Hardwired cameras may require the assistance of a professional, especially if you opt for mounted ones, which can be complicated to set up on your own. We personally suggest using professional installation no matter the type of camera, so you can ensure they are placed in the correct spot and working properly. If you feel more comfortable with professional help, contact Brinks Home™ to set up an installation appointment. We’re always happy to help you.

3. Smart Indoor Video Cameras 

Smart indoor video cameras provide plenty of ways for you to easily track what’s happening while you’re away from home. For example, you can view clips and live feed through your desktop or smart device like the Brinks Home mobile app.

Other benefits with smart indoor cameras include night vision and the flexibility to customize rules around motion sensing with the power of geofencing technology. For example, you can set a rule so that when a camera senses you moving down your dark hall for a glass of water, your system will automatically turn on your lights, as long as you have smart lightbulbs or light switches connected. As a result, you have a clear path to the kitchen with little to no chance of stubbed toes.

4. Choosing Indoor Cameras with Privacy Features

No matter where you decide to place your cameras, you should feel confident in your security and privacy. Rest assured, Brinks Home does not have access to your camera feed or any other unauthorized data. We also take measures to prevent hackers from accessing your cameras through our wireless encryption technology. You are always in control of your home security system, and we’re here to provide you with the assistance, equipment, and experience you need to best protect your home. It’s our mission to keep you and your loved ones safe and secure, and our Alarm Response Center agents are always available when you need them, 24/7.

If you are interested in getting free professional installation for your indoor cameras, contact Brinks Home and one of our Security Consultants will walk you through building your custom home security system.

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