Ever wondered how to hide security cameras indoors?
Home security technology is constantly evolving and advancing. Many homeowners are now choosing to install security cameras for extra peace of mind. Footage taken from security cameras can be monitored wirelessly. Although having security cameras in plain sight may deter criminals, it can also have its downfalls.
At Glenco, we are well-versed when it comes to safe and reliable security systems in Sydney. In this article, we discuss how to hide security cameras indoors. We also share information about the laws and regulations surrounding security systems.
Why hide security cameras indoors?
There are many benefits to hiding your security cameras. The main one is that it stops criminals from being able to disable them. Some criminals can configure and shut down a security system. However, if they cannot see it, they cannot do this. We discuss how to conceal your security cameras later on.
Having security cameras in plain sight also means potential criminals can avoid them. It is difficult to set up a system that covers 100% of an area. Therefore, there are often dead zones where the camera cannot see. A criminal can figure this out and avoid being seen.
Another reason is simple aesthetics. Many people do not like the look of cameras being visible in their homes. By hiding them you avoid this issue.
How to hide security cameras indoors
Ever wondered how to hide security cameras indoors? Hint: you may need to get a little creative. You can hide them in plain sight or disguise them as other objects. When hiding them in plain sight, you need to look for subtle areas in your home where a camera will go unnoticed. You can purchase sleek modern cameras that blend in with your windows, ceiling and moulding. Having your cameras up high means a greater vantage point. It also makes it more difficult for a criminal to reach it and tamper with it.
Here are some ideas on how to disguise your cameras:
- Indoor plants – you can use real or artificial plants to hide your cameras, leaves and flowers offer great camouflage.
- Books – you can purchase hollowed books or simply hide the camera within a bookshelf.
- Smoke alarms – you can purchase cameras that are designed to look like smoke alarms. It is important to always install real smoke alarms as well.
- Toys – you can use stuffed animals to hide your cameras (just be sure your kids know not to touch them).
- Curtain rods – this is a great place to hide a camera as it offers a high vantage point.
- Tissue box – you can cut a small hole in the side of a tissue box and place a camera inside.
- Power outlet – you can remove the plate of a power outlet and place a small camera inside.
Place your security cameras in critical areas
There is no point in using security cameras if they are not in the correct areas. You need to ensure your camera can capture images from critical areas. These areas include the living room, walk-in wardrobe, kitchen, study and foyer. Depending on the type of camera you buy, they may need to be placed in areas with sufficient lighting. Make use of natural light, lamps and commonly used light switches. Finally, they need to be placed in such a way so that they capture wide angles.
Adhere to local regulations
Before you install or hide security cameras indoors, you need to make sure they adhere to your local regulations and guidelines. There are privacy concerns when installing security cameras. In certain instances, you need to obtain consent before filming someone. You also need to be cautious you are not capturing images from private household areas.
We can assist you in implementing a lawful surveillance system
Security cameras are a great way to protect your home. It can be tricky to navigate all the options on your own. At Glenco, we can help, we offer top quality surveillance equipment with professional installation. We also understand all the local regulations, so you can be assured of compliant implementation. Give us a call today if you’d like to know more.