Every home could use an indoor security camera as an extension of their home security system.  They are great for peace of mind when you have a new baby, kids at home alone, if you travel, and of course, for extra security and protection against crime. 

It’s important to remember that security cameras are not a replacement for monitored home security systems.  They are to simply add an extra layer of security.  If you want to feel safe and secure inside your home, you should purchase a security system with professional monitoring so if an intruder gets inside, you will have help – quickly. 

Below are 5 places inside your home that you should consider for an indoor camera:

Front and Back Doors5 Ways to Use Your Indoor Security Camera

  • It makes sense to monitor the main entrances of your home. Most burglars will try the front doors first, and then side and back doors next.
  • For indoor security, point the camera directly at the door. If possible, aim to keep the camera about 7 feet off the ground pointing down at a slight angle. This is ideal to capture a clear view of an intruder’s face.

First Floor Windows

  • If an intruder cannot get in through a door, they might try the first-floor windows.   Having a security camera sit on a table facing the window (diagonally to reduce glare) can work as a great deterrent.   Because burglars know more about home security and security systems than most law-abiding citizens, they might deduct that they have been caught on video and make an escape.   
  • Cameras may deter would-be burglars, or record their crime, but they do not physically reinforce your first-floor windows. Installing a security system with sensors on both your doors and windows should always be a priority in making your home the most secure. 

Master Bedroom

  • The master bedroom is usually the first place a burglar heads to because many valuables are stored here.  The master is also a great place for a camera with two-way audio.  Speaking to the intruder directly might cause them to flee the scene without taking anything.   


  • Home burglaries happen very quickly, and as a result, the criminals are in and out of the home in minutes. The stairs are an area that forces a person to slow down, especially on the descent. Placing a camera here guarantees two looks at the perpetrators, as they will need to go up and down.

Garages & Sheds

  • Approximately 9% of all break-ins occur through garage doors. But even if your home isn’t invaded, open garages can offer a wealth of opportunities to steal resalable items.  Place the camera inside the garage at an angle, facing out to reduce glare.


Check out EMC Security's selection of video cameras at emcsecurity.com.

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