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3 places you should never put a security camera

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Location is everything when it comes to your home security setup. You could spend thousands on a top-of-the-line system, but setting up your cameras near the ground does nothing. You always want your security cams high on walls and near room corners.

However, some rooms shouldn’t even have cameras. You’re doing more harm than good if you put security cameras in these three spots. 

1. Don’t put security cameras in the bedroom

Unless you remember to turn your cameras off when you get home, you’ll end up with awkward sleep footage. You’ll also have to worry about hackers breaking in and filming your private moments. They might even torment you or your children over the microphone.

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2. Avoid the bathroom

Don’t put security cameras in your restroom. Not only will you make guests uncomfortable, but you’ll also violate laws. It’s illegal to record people without their consent in places with an expectation of privacy. That includes changing rooms, private bedrooms and bathrooms.

Maybe you want something in the restroom when you have guests over because of past experiences. Kim can relate. A contractor once stole meds from her mom

Kim didn’t want to put a security camera in the restroom, so she did the next best thing: put a motion sensor on the medicine cabinet door. This way, she gets an alert whenever guests snoop where they shouldn’t be.

3. Look out for places that are blocked or obstructed 

Most burglars break into your home through obvious spots like windows or doors. Don’t put your security cameras in hidden areas like side alleys. Keep it simple and point the lens towards places with a lot of traffic.

While at it, avoid obstructions like plants, tree branches or backyard jungle gyms. Try to put your camera up high, so running pets or rowdy partygoers don’t throw it off.

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