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How to Optimize Your Home Security Camera System

Did you realize a home burglary happens every 13 seconds in the United States? Instead of waiting until a home is burglarized to take action, most homeowners take preventative measures and invest in security alarms and cameras. As time goes by, the home security cameras you have will need to be cared for and optimized to stay working correctly. 

Some homeowners think that their security camera system is something they can set and forget, but this is far from the truth. When faced with security camera problems, seeking out the help of experienced professionals is a great idea. These professionals will be able to diagnose and fix your security camera issues in a hurry. Below are some things you can do to optimize the existing home security camera system you have in place. 

Routinely Clean Your Security Cameras

The longer you have the same security cameras in place, the harder it will be to keep them clean. If the lens of a security camera is covered with dirt, it will be hard for you to get a clear shot of criminal activity. This is why taking the time to clean these dirty camera lenses are so important. As you are cleaning this part of your security camera, you also need to take notice of any obstructions that are present. 

If trees or shrubs are growing close to the camera, you need to make sure their view is not being obstructed. Hiring landscaping professionals to trim or remove these elements altogether is a good idea. The last thing you want is your security camera to be rendered useless by an overgrown tree or bush; you need to work on removing these elements immediately. 

Use Motion Detection 

Allowing your security camera to run all of the time can lead to a lot of problems. Having hours and hours of useless footage can fill up your DVR and lead to more expenses in the long run. This is why setting your cameras only to come on when motion is detected is crucial. 

If your existing camera system does not have a motion-detection feature, investing in a new system is a good idea. With some research and the input of security professionals, finding the right new camera system will be much easier. Once you have chosen a new system, you need to allow professionals to install it to ensure it works properly. 

Make Sure the Cameras Are in the Right Location

Another important thing you need to do when trying to get new security cameras in place is to choose the right spots to install them. Trying to figure this information out on your own is nearly impossible, which is why working with experienced professionals is a great idea. They should have no problem choosing the correct location for your cameras and getting them installed in a hurry. 

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