"You don't get what you don't ask for."
I suggest that residential video cameras be placed on the exterior of the home. There are two key reasons for this. First, exterior cameras should be positioned to observe all potential entry and approach points for the home. This insures that anyone approaching and/or entering/exiting the house are recorded. Secondly, the obvious presence of cameras is a key deterrent. The repeat burglar/ home invader sees hundreds of homes without obvious security countermeasures versus the comparative few with them. For any rational criminal, moving on to one of the majority of homes without obvious security devices is an easy decision.
I personally do not want to be under surveillance inside my own home. I want security without invading my own privacy.
Lastly, it is important to find a balance between focusing on securing your home and family and focusing on living the lives we are protecting. God's speed.
Sound advice about camera positioning, recordings, and privacy. Thanks!
I hope this post didn't make it appear that I'm freaked out in my own home because that's not the case. I was freaked out when the door chime went off but I sleep like a baby even now. Additional measures will be taken with landscaping if the weather cooperates soon, and cameras will be going up soon as well.
Meanwhile, I've bought a biometric gun safe to start positioning hidden firearms throughout the house. Experimenting with a Sentry biometric safe that got a lot of good reviews online. If I like it, I'll be ordering a few more.
Can't wait for warmer weather. In a few weeks, we'll be opening our pool. So much for concealment!