Around the U.S. and the Lowcountry we’ve seen a rapid rise in homeowners requesting & installing home security camera systems in the past few years. Seen more as a necessary security measure rather than an “add-on” feature as it was previously, having video surveillance for homes and neighborhoods now goes hand in hand with any form of electronic security system chosen for an area.
While having a CCTV system is becoming the new norm for home security in Charleston many homeowners still have questions about installing them in their home.
To help guide you on the best route to standardizing your home security system with cameras, here are 3 top recommendations from local homeowners who’ve had cameras installed in their home:
1. Keep Tall Shrubbery And Other Obstacles To A Minimum
Having tall shrubbery, lawn decorations or any other large object around your house not only block camera paths, but also provide burglars and other criminals a convenient place to hide when approaching your house.
2. Get At Least 4 Cameras
If obstacles do block specific areas around your house, one way to combat this is by increasing the number of cameras around your property to make sure all pathways to your home are covered. Homeowners recommend at least 4 cameras depending on the size of your home to make sure any would-be burglar is captured on camera.
3. Install Quality Equipment
Many homeowners that have come to us to install security cameras have learned the hard way that installing low-quality stock cameras is a sure route to getting low quality results — and a waste of money. Homeowners say to pass up on those cheap camera deals and hire a proper security company in Charleston to make sure you get the best possible results out of your system.
Hopefully these recommendations will help answer some questions or help you learn a bit more about the best way have cameras installed in your home in the Lowcountry.
If you still have questions about cameras or any other security you’re thinking about, feel free to give us a call — we’ll be glad to help you review your security needs and give you the peace of mind you deserve.