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10 Places to Put Security Cameras Around Your Home

There is a smart security camera available today for almost any purpose you can imagine, and there is one for almost every inch of your house. There is a security camera out there that is suitable for any situation, whether it be indoors, outdoors, or somewhere in between.

However, a select few places stand out from the rest of the available crevices and crannies to install a security camera. The best places in your house to get the most use out of your smart camera are in specific locations.

These ten locations around your house are crucial to consider when installing security cameras.

1. above Your Garage

Depending on how your house is set up, the garage is the first line of defense for home security. Therefore, it makes sense to spend money on a smart floodlight to illuminate your driveway and provide a view of the entire front of your home, whether it is wired or wireless.

The Eufy Floodlight Cam 2 Pro tops our list of the best floodlights thanks to its powerful lights and no-cost local storage.

2. at Your Front Door

The area outside your front door is one of the most obvious places to install security cameras. With a video doorbell, you can always check in on your front porch from any location. Some of the best video doorbells are the Nest Doorbell (Battery) and the Ring Video Doorbell Wired. Both of these video doorbells feature two-way communication, high-definition video, and support for Alexa or Google Assistant.

3. in Your Backyard

Putting security cameras outside may be something you’re considering. If you have pets that like to roam your property, opting to mount a spotlight or weatherproof security camera in the back yard can go a long way towards giving you a crucial peace of mind.

Your mileage may vary but a well-placed solar-powered security camera, like the Eufy SoloCam S40, can be a great way to keep an eye on your critters and make sure no unwanted presences find their way into the yard.

4. in Your Garage

One of the less frequently visited parts of your house might be the inside of your garage. But when there is foot traffic, you’ll be glad you stuck one out there. (You will never forget the fright you felt when the garage camera alerted you to your first motion at 2:36 in the morning.)

If you choose to go in this direction, Wyze makes one of the best security cameras and garage door controllers combined, allowing you to remotely open and close your garage while viewing the action in real time.

5. in Your Living Room

The tech guru in me recommends installing a visible smart security camera in the living room as well to help deter potential break-ins. The animal enthusiast in me, though, has a hunch that your dogs and cats like to sprawl out on the couch while you’re away from home. While working at your 9 to 5, you could communicate with your furry friends using a smart security camera with two-way talk, like the Arlo Essential Indoor Security Camera.

6. in Your Nursery

Smart security cameras don’t necessarily have to be focused solely on security. For instance, placing a security camera in your child’s room is a great way to keep an eye and ear on them while they sleep (especially with the microphone advancements many modern cameras have made).

Many parents prefer to use an indoor security camera, such as Google’s indoor Nest Camera, as a baby monitor even though many baby video monitors meet the requirements.

7. in Your Hallway

Long, dark hallways are frequently the source of strange noises at night. You won’t need to get up in the middle of the night to look for that crash you just heard if you mount a smart security camera somewhere in that corridor. Instead, you’ll be able to check the live feed of your camera or see if it recently captured any motion.

8. Down Your Side Yard

A frequently overlooked location for an outdoor security camera is the side yard. But it does have a lot to offer. A small, wired option, such as the Lorex 4K Spotlight Camera, can be mounted discretely but pointed directly down the side of your home to be able to detect the first instance of motion, both desired and unwanted.

9. Pointed at Your Front Door

Anyone who comes to your front door will be captured on camera by a video doorbell. The moment someone enters your house, however, won’t be able to be recorded. The sole purpose of a device like the Ring Stick Up Cam (Battery), which is small enough to fit into a corner and has a fixed focus on your front door, is to record anyone who enters it.

10. in Your Kitchen

There, everyone has been. You’re hurriedly driving into the office even though you’re already late for work. You start to panic all of a sudden and wonder if you left the oven on. Instead of having to drive home to check, a well-positioned security camera in your kitchen will have exactly the answer you’re searching for.

Any indoor security camera should do the trick, but a smart display, like the Amazon Echo Show 10, is great for the kitchen and also functions as an indoor security camera. You can always check in on your built-in camera using the Alexa app, and you can even pan and tilt the camera to see what’s going on around it.

The List Goes On…

There are countless possibilities for integrating a smart security camera into your home. But the idea remains the same. Wherever you choose to install a smart security camera throughout your property, it is sure to add a real, palpable layer of security and peace of mind that will make you wonder where the next one could go.

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