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Where to Place Outdoor Security Cameras

By April 27, 2022 July 19th, 2022 No Comments
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It’s impossible to keep watch of everything that is going on around your property throughout the day and night. Fortunately, we can help you keep an eye on the outside of your property even when your own eyes or elsewhere.

ADT-monitored outdoor security cameras from SafeStreets can keep tabs on your property 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. If any activity is detected outside of your home, you can choose to receive alerts to your smart device. You also have the ability to watch live feeds from your cameras anytime you want by simply opening the ADT Control app.

The right outdoor security camera placement is a key aspect of properly utilizing the cameras. Outdoor security cameras are only as good as where you place them, and one of the most common mistakes we see homeowners make when they install outdoor security cameras on their own is putting them in the wrong locations. If you’re ready to install outdoor cameras around your property, contact the home security experts at SafeStreets. They can provide you with the best outdoor security cameras in the industry, professionally install them for you and show you how they work.

Keep reading to learn more about the best spots to install outdoor surveillance cameras.

Where Should I Install My Outdoor Security Cameras?

Ideally, you want the entire exterior of your home covered by your outdoor security cameras. Some of the most common areas you should consider installing them include:

Front Doors

Although you might think that most burglars look for more inconspicuous areas of the home to break-in, the truth is that 34% of burglars try and gain entrance right through the front door, according to ADT – making it the most common point of entry. An outdoor home security camera installed at your front door can deter criminals from trying to enter and can also catch porch pirates in the act of swiping a package. You can choose to install a video doorbell camera as your only front door camera or use it in conjunction with another outdoor security camera located at the front door.

Back and Side Doors

It’s a good idea to ensure all doorways are covered with outdoor security cameras including back and side doors, which are also popular places for burglars to break-in. Many of these entryways are hidden away from general view, making them enticing for criminals to try and enter through.

Garage and Driveways

Your garage door is typically one of the weakest entry points for burglars to access your home. It’s an enticing entry point because garages contain vehicles, expensive equipment and tools, bikes and grills. It’s crucial to have an outdoor security camera pointed at your garage and another camera pointed at your driveway to keep a close eye on any suspicious activity. Having a good view of the driveway can also alert you when someone pulls up – whether it’s a friend, neighbor or a stranger that you may want to keep an eye on.


Using outdoor security cameras to keep an eye out on your yard is another great way to monitor for any suspicious activity. But it can do more than that; you can also monitor your kids and pets to make sure everyone is ok. And one of the best benefits of ADT-monitored outdoor security cameras is that you don’t even need to be home to view what’s going on. You can simply open up the ADT Control app and watch live footage from your smartphone.

Other Considerations When Installing Outdoor Security Cameras

After you figure out where to install your outdoor security cameras, it’s important to work with a professional from SafeStreets regarding how to place and install them. Consider the following:

  • Keep them out of reach. Consider placing outdoor security cameras 8 to 10 feet above the ground so they are out of reach of potential intruders who can steal or inactivate them.
  • Power and connectivity. If you have a wireless security system, make sure your Wi-FI signal is powerful enough to get a quality picture.
  • Lighting. Avoid pointing the cameras directly at the sun, which can cause a glare and prevent you from receiving clear footage.
  • Corners. Placing your security cameras on corners of the home is the best way to cover larger areas. You can overlap with your other security cameras so there aren’t any blind spots around your home.

Contact SafeStreet for Outdoor Security Cameras

When you hire SafeStreets to install your outdoor home security cameras, you can rest assured knowing that our professionals are expertly trained to help you choose the right cameras and place them in the best areas outside of your home for maximum security and protection. Contact SafeStreets today to learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment.

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