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A security camera in situ

Overview

When it comes to protecting your home, installing smart security cameras is a good way to give you peace of mind. But before you tackle the installation, there's a few important things to consider.

Steps

1Check the most vulnerable spots on your property

Take a look around at the most vulnerable spots on your property or any entrances that are obscured, such as windows or doors.

2Don't hide your cameras

Most unwanted characters consider the presence of cameras when selecting a target and will actively avoid homes with cameras, so they don't get caught in the act.

3Ensure there's enough light for a clear shot

If your cameras don't have night vision, check there's ample light for your camera to get a clear shot in the dark. Too much bright light and this may cause the picture to be disrupted.

4Name your cameras logically

If you're connecting multiple cameras and they're in different parts of your home, give them logical names to avoid confusion.

5Consider your neighbours

When positioning your cameras, make sure they're not pointing towards your neighbour's property or infringing on their privacy.

6Protect your home

Once you've figured out the best spots for your cameras, make a plan and you're ready to install. Check out our full range of smart security cameras online or at your local store.

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Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.