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Where to install third security camera?

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Where to install third security camera?

I've got 3 Wyze indoor cams. Two are installed already; one at the front door entrance and one at the back door patio.

I'm trying to decide where to install the third; either in the garage or basement? Any thoughts or advice?
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what do you need it for?

The basement is irrelevant because if somebody breaks in ... they are bound to go upstairs.

The second floor is irrelevant because their will NOT be an idiot that would use a ladder to break into a house on the second floor.

Many people are too paranoid about security systems.

Simple setup and placement.
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Garage is a good place if you don't have any way to check the door status. I use it to check if the garage doors are closed halfway down the road as I often don't remember if I did. :D
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Put one in the window recording the front of your home
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Here's a great thread for thought ...

13 Cameras .... what the hell????

security-camera-between-houses-any-lega ... e-2373252/


To secure a property is simple.

One motion sensor for the front entrance to the house.
One motion sensor for the back entrance to the house.
One motion sensor facing the stairwell going upstairs to the second floor.
One motion sensor for the basement door (if crooks enter the premises via the basement would trigger the sensor when they open the basement door).

*** if you have the stairs right by the front entrance or right by the basement door, then it would not be necessary to put in an additional motion sensor. ***

One indoor camera facing the front entrance of the house.
One indoor camera facing the back entrance of the house.

Door sensors on all entrance doors.
Window sensors on your windows on the first floor (if they are easily accessible without a ladder). Otherwise it would be redundant. Should the crook smash the window that doesn't have a sensor, he/she is would bound to trigger one of the motion sensors.

If you have NO entrance door from the garage into the house, you can put a camera inside the garage so that sometimes if you forget to close the garage door you would be able to see.

Sensors on the second floor of a home is absolutely useless as there are NO STUPID IDIOT that would use a ladder to scale the house to get in from the second floor windows.
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This is difficult to answer since every house has a different layout.

I woulr place thr 3rd somewhere to monitor the cars.
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I can see most people put one at the front door entrance and the other on top of the garage door to see your driveway.
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I’ve got three and that’s how I have covered the home, the patio door, the front entrance door and one on the window covering the front entrance walkway/porch/entrance door.

I’m waiting for Wyze to release the outdoor version and the first one will go to cover the driveway.
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Because layout of my garage, garage door and front door, I only need 1 in the garage, I can place to see them.
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Side window to cover the side of the house?

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