1) Front Door
Most people, whether invited or uninvited, enter your house through the front door. It is, therefore, very important for you to install a CCTV on the front door. Install it at a height so that no one can tamper with it. If your house is multi-storey, install it on the second level, but point it towards the entrance of the house. If you do not have a second floor then install the CCTV at an accessible height, and make sure you put a protective cover around it. A metal casing works well and prevents people from tampering with the camera.
2) Back Door
All the entry points to your home should have a CCTV surveillance system in place. So, if you have a back door to your house, make sure you install a CCTV there as well. The aim should be to monitor everyone who tries to enter the house. Much like the front door, for the back door too, the CCTV should not be placed at an accessible height. Try to place it higher up or cover it. If there is a break in, or even an attempted break in through the back door, the footage from the CCTV can be of immense help. Therefore, you must guard your doors with good CCTVs.
3) Rear Window
Rather than placing a CCTV on a window that faces the road and is very visible, install it on a rear window of the house. This way, the CCTV will be in a less spottable place. So, if someone does try to create nuisance, they won’t know about the CCTV’s existence. This will help you keep a watch and prevent an unfortunate event from happening. Or even if it does take place, the authorities will be able to nab the culprits with the footage from the ‘hidden’ CCTV.
4) Top of the Staircase
If your house has multiple levels, install a wireless CCTV system, or a regular one, at the top of the staircase. Install it at a spot from where a large part of the lower level is visible. You can get footage of the hall, the kitchen and maybe even a few room entrances if the CCTV is installed at a correct angle on top of the staircase. In the absence of a higher floor and consequently a staircase in the house, install the CCTV close to the ceiling of the living room. You can get a good idea of who comes in and goes out of all the rooms since in most homes the living room is connected to all the other rooms.
5) In the Children's room
Unfortunately, children are at a great risk these days. So, install the best CCTV cameras in your children’s room and keep an eye on them at all times. If your child is small, it is all the more important to fix the CCTV. You can then monitor your child and his/her well-being from all corners of the house, provided you have a monitor with you. If you leave your children alone at home with a hired help, you most definitely need to install a CCTV. You can then know how well your child is treated in your absence and take action if required.