Tamper Proofing Your Security Cameras

December 26th, 2018

If you have chosen to utilize a security system in your home, then you are actively taking the steps to protect your home and family. However, for the security system to remain an effective means of protection, you want to make sure that they are well maintained and working properly at all times, and this also includes tamper-proofing your security cameras, so thieves can’t undermine your level of security.

Vandal Proof Cameras

Vandal proof cameras are security cameras that a potential thief can’t tamper with. They tend to be strong and durable and can withstand any abuse thrown at them as a desperate criminal tries to take out your security.

Better Security Camera Placement

For more effective protective measures, it is best to install the security cameras at a heightened level, so they are out of reach. Doing so is a great deterrent because a criminal won’t have all the time in the world to find a way to reach them, dismantle them, and still do what they went there to do.

Hide the Security Cameras

In the same respect, you can also hide your security cameras, so they are not in clear view. It is hard to tamper with a camera if it can’t be located. However, you should still keep some in plain sight so potential thieves can see that you have a security system in place.

More Protection for Your Cameras

In addition to the above tips, you can also get housing for your cameras. The housing is typically made from strong and durable plastic material that is placed around the camera in such a way that it will not in any way obstruct the view. Not only will the housing protect the cameras from misuse, but it is also a good layer of protection against the weather too.

Friendly Neighbors

Finally, your neighbors are another great line of defense when it comes to protecting your home. Let the neighbors know that you have a security surveillance system in place and even offer to position some of the cameras to cover your neighbor’s yard as well. Keeping your neighbors in the loop adds another set of eyes to watch for any suspicious activity. You can help each other out.

Maintenance of Your Security System

To ensure that your security system is properly working at all times, you will want to test it at least once a month. You can call the security company and ask them to put your system into a test mode. Test mode is when the system is armed, and one of the sensors is set off, so you can see if the system is working as it should. The security company would be able to tell you if the sensor went off as it should after the system was armed.

Additionally, check all your monitors and other equipment regularly to make sure nothing has been tampered with. Following all these tips will help you keep your security system in top shape and working as it should protect your home and family.