Adding a layer of protection to your home often requires more than simply installing security cameras today. Many home security camera systems available offer a wide range of tools and technology to ensure maximum security and protection even if you are not on the premises. With the right home security system, using DVR devices allow individuals to record and save video detected by motion or by auto-programmed recording.


Knowing the best location to put your home security DVR is a way to guarantee you have access to all monitored areas of your home at a moment’s notice.


Why DVR Devices are Necessary for Home Security

The FBI reports more than $4.6 billion dollars in property loss was reported in 2010 alone by victims of more than 2.1 million burglaries.

DVR devices are not always standard when purchasing individual security cameras available on the market today. However, they are extremely useful for those looking to find a solution that allows them to record and save data while monitoring their homes or businesses (even if they are not on the premise themselves).

DVR devices come with varying features, some having more space to record longer videos than others. Choosing the right DVR setup and security camera system that works for your household is a way to feel more safe and secure even when you are not in your home or are away at work or on vacation.

What’s Included Your Home Security System?

Review the home security camera system you are interested in purchasing along with what is included. While not all security camera providers include DVR setups, there are many with additional options to add a DVR into the package you desire. It is also important to consider how many DVR systems you may need based on the size of your home or commercial property, and how much space is necessary for your recording needs. If you are unsure about whether a DVR device is right for you, speak with a professional representative of the company you have purchased your security cameras from to learn more about the options you have available with your current setup.


Determine the Best Location for Your DVR

Choosing the very best location for your home security DVR can be done by truly taking the time to consider the entire layout of your home and which rooms and spaces are most accessible to you at all times. If you have a hidden room in your home for security and protection, this may be the most suitable position for your DVR device. If you are looking to monitor both indoors and outdoors at all times, a location closer to where you and your family spend most of your time may be fitting. Before setting up your home security DVR, consider the following:

  • Do you want your DVR system in view immediately upon entering your home, or hidden away from potential thieves and burglars?
  • Should the entrance to the location where your DVR is be locked or have additional security to enter it?
  • How often do you plan to check your monitoring system? How much video do you want to save each day?
  • Should all members of your household have immediate access to viewing your setup, or should it be more secure?
  • Will you have the ability to access your DVR setup in the case of a break-in and burglary?

Want to get started with additional protection for your home with a security system that works? Contact ProtectAmerica today to learn more and get a quote for you and your family!