How to Decide Where Your Indoor Camera Should Go

Tips to help you establish the optimal security camera placement for your home.

BY LAUREN SLADE

May 13, 2020

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Installing an indoor camera is a quick and easy way to stay on top of what’s happening when you’re not home. Indoor cameras can help you monitor your house while you’re away, sending you alerts if motion is detected, or letting you access a live feed right from the Brinks Home mobile app. However, when building your integrated home, make sure you’ve given thought to where you’re placing the cameras. Check out these guidelines to guarantee you’re getting the most out of your smart home security:

Location, location, location Whether you’re keeping an eye on the kids 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 WiFi 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.

Professional installation vs. 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 immediately. These plug-ins are called “wireless” because they use a wireless internet connection, however they still require power, so make sure you place them near an outlet. Hardwired cameras may require the assistance of a professional, particularly if you opt for a mounted one. If you feel more comfortable with professional installation, Brinks Home Security™ can schedule your installation, especially if you need help taking your surveillance system outdoors.

Benefits of an indoor video camera When connected to a smart security system, indoor video cameras can provide plenty of ways to easily track what’s happening while you’re away from home. For example, you can view clips and live feed through your desktop login, as well as video footage that’s stored on your Stream Video Recorder (SVR), if you have one. You can watch it on your smartphone or tablet, through the mobile app. Other benefits include night vision and the flexibility to customize rules around sensing motion. You can even set a rule when the camera senses you moving down your dark hall for a glass of water, the system can automatically flip on the lights (if you’ve got smart lightbulbs or light switches) – offering you a clear path with little to no chance of stubbed toes.

No matter where you decide to place your camera, you should feel confident in your security and privacy. Rest assured, Brinks Home Security does not have access to your camera feed or any other unauthorized data. You are always in control of your home security system, but we’re here to provide you with the assistance, equipment, and experience you may need to best protect your home. Our U.S.-based Alarm Response Center is here when you need it, 24/7/365.

Have a story about your indoor camera you’d like to share? Post it to social using #homesafehome or #mybrinkshomestory.

Lauren Slade is a Dallas-based writer and editor.

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How to Decide Where Your Indoor Camera Should Go

Tips to help you establish the optimal security camera placement for your home.

BY LAUREN SLADE

May 13, 2020

Installing an indoor camera is a quick and easy way to stay on top of what’s happening when you’re not home. Indoor cameras can help you monitor your house while you’re away, sending you alerts if motion is detected, or letting you access a live feed right from the Brinks Home mobile app. However, when building your integrated home, make sure you’ve given thought to where you’re placing the cameras. Check out these guidelines to guarantee you’re getting the most out of your smart home security:

Location, location, location Whether you’re keeping an eye on the kids 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 WiFi 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.

Professional installation vs. 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 immediately. These plug-ins are called “wireless” because they use a wireless internet connection, however they still require power, so make sure you place them near an outlet. Hardwired cameras may require the assistance of a professional, particularly if you opt for a mounted one. If you feel more comfortable with professional installation, Brinks Home Security™ can schedule your installation, especially if you need help taking your surveillance system outdoors.

Benefits of an indoor video camera When connected to a smart security system, indoor video cameras can provide plenty of ways to easily track what’s happening while you’re away from home. For example, you can view clips and live feed through your desktop login, as well as video footage that’s stored on your Stream Video Recorder (SVR), if you have one. You can watch it on your smartphone or tablet, through the mobile app. Other benefits include night vision and the flexibility to customize rules around sensing motion. You can even set a rule when the camera senses you moving down your dark hall for a glass of water, the system can automatically flip on the lights (if you’ve got smart lightbulbs or light switches) – offering you a clear path with little to no chance of stubbed toes.

No matter where you decide to place your camera, you should feel confident in your security and privacy. Rest assured, Brinks Home Security does not have access to your camera feed or any other unauthorized data. You are always in control of your home security system, but we’re here to provide you with the assistance, equipment, and experience you may need to best protect your home. Our U.S.-based Alarm Response Center is here when you need it, 24/7/365.

Have a story about your indoor camera you’d like to share? Post it to social using #homesafehome or #mybrinkshomestory.

Lauren Slade is a Dallas-based writer and editor.

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