Everyone wants to feel safe and protected at home, but home security can seem complicated for new homeowners and apartment dwellers. To help you prepare for a move or secure your current home, we’ve worked with Redfin to answer a few commonly asked questions about home security.
How important are outdoor sirens?
What are the best places to place indoor cameras throughout your home?
- Front and rear doors are the most likely entry point for burglars, so make sure you have indoor cameras pointed in that direction. If any of these cameras detect motion when nobody is home, you can get a notification on your mobile device along with a snapshot or video clip. You can then call law enforcement if required.
- Windows are the other potential entry method for burglars—place cameras to cover windows that are not easily visible from the street.
- Garage doors: if you park vehicles there or if they lead to the inside of the house.