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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.

More D.I.Y. Advice

Health & Safety

Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. 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 or visit our Health & Safety page.

When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.