If you’re designing a luxury home, most likely you wish you could design it without having to think about security equipment. Nonetheless, security cameras, alarms and other equipment are essential aspects of any luxury home. Fortunately, you can design your house around security equipment in a way that minimizes or hides it. This way, you don’t have to choose between style and security, but get the best of both worlds by combining cutting-edge technology with creative design ideas. Here’s how.
1. Install Wire-Free Security Cameras
The HD cameras in Lorex’s wire-free security camera systems are free of cabling, so you can reduce ugly functional elements that take away from your home’s design. Wire-free camera systems are also convenient because the placement doesn’t have to be permanent, so you can move them around to make adjustments as needed. Plus, the installation and setup process is DIY and hassle-free.
2. Choose Wi-Fi-Enabled Security Camera Systems
Opting for a Wi-Fi-enabled security camera system can help you reduce the amount of equipment, and hence, the bulkage that gets in the way of your home’s aesthetic. They don’t require an NVR or DVR, since they transfer footage over Wi-Fi, saving it temporarily on a microSD card inside the camera.
3. Position Your Security Cameras on Entrances Only
It’s easy to think you need to point your cameras on areas containing your most valuable items, but the most important placement is on entrances. This is where intruders break in, and you want to stop them as early on as possible, before they’re able to find valuable things. In fact, positioning cameras on places that aren’t entrances only clues potential burglars in on where they can find valuables in your home.
4. Use Sensors on Windows and Doors
Window and door sensors in home alarm systems detect entries when a window is broken or door is opened. They’re are small and can be put in place at every possible entry point in your home without hardly being noticed. When set to trigger the alarm and make a “beep” or even sound a loud burglary alarm, window and door sensors can even scare an intruder away before they fully enter your home.
5. Include Outdoor Cameras in Your System
Putting more of your security cameras on the outside of your home to monitor its entrances and perimeters can reduce the number of security cameras required indoors. Plus, it improves your home’s security by scaring away potential criminals before they consider your house for a burglary.
6. Hide Your Cameras by Incorporating Them Into Your Decor and Design
Using some of the above tips, you can reduce the number of cameras in the way of your interior design, but for the cameras you still need indoors, you can come up with ways to disguise them with style. Incorporate them into the rest of the room’s decor by making them an element. For example, you can help a security camera blend in with your interiors by using a camoflauge or brown mount to place it on the trunk of an indoor plant.
When you get the best equipment with the latest features, you get flexible installation options you can more easily work around your interior design. You end up with a sleeker, smaller design, whether you want to display the camera outside or hide it discreetly indoors.