How to Hide a Trail Cam for Home Security

Three things to consider.


December 21, 2020

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Trail or game cameras have often been a past time for many, especially for those living outside of the city. But these game cameras can also be repurposed for home security purposes. Here are three things to consider when also using your camera for your home security.

Placement of Your Camera

Game cameras already capture images at wide angles, which makes it easier to place the device out of the line of sight of intruders, but still within range. Regardless of where you decide to install your cameras, make sure to be discrete about your placement for home security, and choose your position carefully.

  • Most thieves start with the attached garage, so be sure to install a camera inside the structure.

  • Bury a camera within a tall tree or bush hidden from view but point straight at the house.

  • Lights often deter thieves from entering your home, so place a camera with a flash near a window or door to have it light up when it detects movement. Plus, the extra light can deter would-be thieves.

  • Choose a shady or covered area that’s out of the direct sunlight. This prevents glares on the camera during the day.

  • Wireless cameras can be installed anywhere, allowing you relative freedom when deciding your camera’s location.

Consider the Range

Aside from the proper placement of your camera, you need to make sure it covers the area that you want to be covered. Measure your yard if you need to, then check to make sure the motion sensors with your camera can reach as much of that area as possible. Many trail cameras have a range of 40ft, but some may have a wider reach.

Available Technologies

Whether you are tech savvy or not, trail cameras come with a lot of bells and whistles, so you can choose the best one for your needs. Many of these cameras can send footage straight to your smart phone. If you want to save the images for viewing later, purchase a camera with a space for a memory card. This allows you to take the card out to view the images on your computer. Camouflage exteriors also make it easier to hide the camera in plain sight.

For expert home security, call us at Brinks Home™ today to explore options for indoor and outdoor cameras.

Linley Stringer is a copywriter with Brinks Home. She is passionate about telling stories that keep consumers informed and protected.

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