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Security cameras are one of the best devices to help secure your property and help to capture all activity that happens. You are able to both monitor and record with these devices and they have become increasingly popular. A lot of design and development has gone into the modern security camera, making them capable of seeing at night, remote viewing, and motion alerts. All of these features are great.
Most security cameras brands have one fault, they rely on a DVR/NVR in order to operate and record. Even those that stream media to the cloud to be recorded often have a base station. If a security camera DVR/NVR is damaged, the whole system is affected. Especially if the DVR/NVR is the only location that footage is stored.
In order to protect their DVRs/NVRs, most security camera users will have their DVR hidden. There are a variety of different ways to hide your DVR/NVR so let’s take a look at them.
Property owners from around the world will buy safes in order to protect their valuables. Safes often have a way to get wires into the compartment so you can add lighting or other features. Storing your DVR/NVR in a safe or locker will help you to keep it secure. It will also help to prevent access from those you may not want to view your footage.
In almost all cases you want to store your DVR/NVR in a locked room is a smart idea. This way it is shielded during an intrusion and generally protected from people tampering with it. However, a locked door signifies that there is something important behind it and will often make that room a target.
There are plenty of places that most criminals will avoid during an intrusion. Think of placing your DVR/NVR somewhere criminals wouldn’t normally be interested in going. An attic, crawl space, or a sock drawer are all good hiding spots for the DVR/NVR .
Why would criminals want to look in the wall? A professional can cut a space out of the wall in order to mount the DVR/NVR in place. This allows you to cover the DVR with a wall hanging, a poster, or a painting. It may sound uncommon, but the practice of hiding your recorder in the wall is quite popular.
Sometimes hiding anything in plain sight works better than trying to come up with a creative way to prevent tampering. Put the DVR/NVR on a bookshelf and come up with a way to conceal it. One way to conceal it is by creating fake book ends to make it look like a set of books on the bookshelf.
One way that thieves determine where a DVR/NVR is located is to track down the cables. They will follow the cable from the camera to the DVR/NVR. This is a good reason to run your security camera cables through the wall, so that they can’t be followed. People will also notice if cables lead onto a bookshelf or into an attic. Conceal wherever your cables are so as to prevent people from tampering with your DVR/NVR.
DVRs/NVRs are an essential part of the security camera system. WIthout them, your system can’t operate and you won’t be secure. Take the proper steps in order to conceal and secure your DVR/NVR.