6 Tips on Installing Hidden Security Cameras in Your Home

In an increasingly connected world, protecting your home has never been more important. Hidden security cameras provide a discrete yet powerful way to monitor your home. Whether you’re worried about burglaries or vandalism, or you just want to keep an eye on your surroundings, strategically installing hidden cameras can bring peace of mind.


In this post, we go over six crucial techniques for successfully installing covert security cameras in your house.


1. Choose between wired and wireless cameras

If you’re still looking for a home security camera system, you’ll have to choose between wired and wireless security cameras. Almost every aspect of camera location is influenced by your choice.

Coaxial or PoE (Power Over Ethernet) cables connect wired security cameras to a central hub. Cameras can be placed everywhere the cables can reach, but the cables must be run through walls or in the ceiling.

Wireless security cameras use wireless signals to relay the feed to the hub. Wireless cameras are more versatile because they do not require transmission lines. However, they still require either electrical power or battery power.


2. Perfectly Position Cameras

Monitored areas are not always in the same locations as the cameras. Indoors, it is usually best to keep the camera in the same room. Corners function best since they provide the best view of the room.

It may be advisable to install the camera indoors for monitoring outside places. Keeping an eye on your driveway may include installing a camera in a kitchen window. Setting the camera on a bathroom window sill may provide the ideal perspective for a broad view of the garden.

One disadvantage of aiming a security camera outside (while remaining indoors) is that infrared light technology washes out the image when viewed through glass. Experiment with various angles. Turn off the infrared or night vision feature. Alternatively, place a little towel over the camera to prevent room light from reflecting on the glass.


3. Think about Signal Transmission

Along with the power source, pick how the security camera will broadcast its feedback to the central hub, which could be a DVR, networked video recorder (NVR), or Wi-Fi.

Wireless security cameras transmit a clear, consistent signal through open areas or thin, less thick walls or floors. If the camera must transmit a signal via stone walls, the signal may not reach the hub.

To deliver the signal back to the hub, wired security cameras employ physical PoE cables or coaxial cables. The signal should be flawless and crystal clear. However, you will need to plan a route for the wire through the walls, ceiling, or beneath the floor.


4. Install the Camera Correctly

Security cameras can be installed in a variety of ways. Freestanding cameras can be found on window sills, kitchen wall cabinets, and refrigerators. While these are simple to install, trespassers can easily mess with them.

The most durable security camera mounts employ two or three screws to anchor the camera base straight into a stud, outside siding or plasterboard. High mounting settings are preferable since they put the security camera out of reach of intruders, curious children, and curious dogs.

Avoid placing the camera too high, such as near the tops of the gables, as the camera will be unable to pick up fine details. Furthermore, cameras mounted too high are more difficult to clean and maintain.


5. Use Hidden Security Cameras

With so many home security cameras on the market today, would an intruder know where to look for them and how to disable them? Possibly. As a result, many homeowners take the extra step of installing covert security cameras.

Some of these hidden cameras, often known as spy cameras, are the size of an ice cube and provide video and audio feeds to your smartphone. While they are not as durable as full-fledged security camera systems, they do have the advantage of being so little that they are difficult to detect.

Some homeowners go so far as to install a larger phoney decoy camera in the same room as the hidden camera. If the burglar disables the false camera, the real camera continues to record.


6. Keep Legalities in Mind

Never record or observe areas where a person may anticipate privacy. Typically, this refers to bathrooms and bedrooms. However, the legal criterion of “expectation of privacy” might apply to any location in or around the home.

Outdoor security camera placement is more of a legal grey area. Capturing only your home is acceptable. Specific portions of a neighbour’s residence are normally not acceptable and may be interpreted as harassment. Capturing a larger area that includes a portion of a neighbour’s residence is a grey area.





Incorporating hidden security cameras into your home’s security system adds an extra layer of security. Prioritise your family’s protection and gain peace of mind by strategically installing covert security cameras. Keep in mind that a well-protected home is a confident and safe home.



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