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How to Set Up an Outdoor Security System

How to Set Up an Outdoor Security System

Protecting your home is incredibly important. Your home is where you spend the majority of your time, where you hang out with friends and live with those you love, and, perhaps on a more superficial level, this is where all your most valuable purchases are kept. It makes perfect sense to look into getting an outdoor security system fitted in order to protect the people and things you love.

Contracting a security company to do this is not the most budget-friendly option, but thanks to advances in technology, buying and installing your own security system has never been easier. All you need is some advice on what to buy and how to set up outdoor security cameras, and before you know it you will have the most secure household in your neighborhood.

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How to Choose The Right Camera For You

There are many different options when it comes to security cameras. It’s vital to choose one that can protect both you and your living space, when you’re there and when you’re gone. By taking a look at our best outdoor security cameras, you can directly compare models and see what features will work best for you.

If you are environmentally conscious (or simply not confident with rigging up wiring), then getting a solar-powered system such as the ieGeek Wireless camera would be perfect. It comes with an increased night-vision range, a backup rechargeable battery, and encrypted cloud storage of footage to give you peace of mind with easy installation.

For someone living in an area that frequently sees bad weather, or if there is nowhere for your camera to be placed outside and protected from the elements, then the Wansview Waterproof Outdoor Security Camera might be a better choice and comes with Wi-Fi enabled real-time notifications. It is also compatible with Amazon Alexa.

Installing Your Outdoor Security Cameras

While setting up your own camera is going to save you a lot of money, it is still important to make sure you get installation tips from professionals to avoid any rookie mistakes that could hinder their functionality.

The natural instinct with an outdoor camera is to hide it from view, but the experts suggest that having your security cameras visible to passers-by can act as a deterrent from people trying to break into your home. The best places to put your cameras are above all entrances to the home, as these are the areas where robbers might be drawn to.

One big mistake people make with self-installation is not having the cameras high enough to get the proper footage incase of a break-in. The ideal height is between eight and ten feet above ground level, tilting between fifteen and thirty degrees for optimal footage.

Other Ways To Protect Your Home

Outdoor security cameras are a great way to ensure the safety of your home, but they are by no means the only way to do this. Experts recommend that you bolster your security cameras with additional smart home technology for increased safety.

One such add-on would be a motion sensor which could be used either outside to cover areas your cameras cannot see, or inside the property to be turned on when no one is home. Out of the best sensors on Amazon, the Fibaro Motion Sensor stand out from the crowd with its sleek, compact design, as well as remote notifications through its specialized app.

Another popular security option is a smart doorbell, which allows you to “answer” the door via your smartphone no matter where you are. These doorbells have added video and audio recording capabilities that will work in tandem with your outdoor security cameras.

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