Home Security Camera Systems
Mix and Chic – 3 Ways to Integrate Security into Your Interior Design
Security cameras offer protection of your property, belongings, and your family. Everyone knows this and would agree that there is great value associated to in the installation of this type of equipment. What many homeowners don’t count on is that adding a camera to your interior design can be a challenge logistically, not to mention the risk of it becoming an eyesore. It needs to be mounted so that it captures the majority view of the room, but in doing so, it may need to be placed in an area that is obvious even to a casual observer.
In a rapidly growing trend of DIY, here are 3 ideas for integrating a home security camera system into your interior design so that looks like it was intended to be there all along; better yet, like it isn’t even there.
1. A View From Above
For cameras with an overhead installation, consider camouflaging it near a lighting source or a plant display. This may require thinking outside of the box, but it can be done.
A wall mounted shelving with books and decorative flower pots placed strategically will add charm and coziness while disguising the camera. Just be certain that you leave room for the camera to swivel if necessary.
2. Table-Height Cameras
For small, stationary cameras that stand alone on tables or countertops, options for integration are abundant. A few favourites are:
- Install in a faux plug socket so that the camera peeks out through one of the prong holes. Be careful that there is no electricity plumbed to the outlet!
- Place a camera behind the face of a traditional or digital clock. This may require taking the clock apart, so be sure to seek assistance if necessary
- Incorporate into a round feature of a piece of décor – the center of a silk flower, the speakers in your living room. Any circular opening will do
- Combine it with a finial at the top of a lamp. Look for round patterns so that the camera becomes part of the original design
- Use a frame for artwork that has a design in it. The more intricate the frame design, the less likely the camera eye will be visible to the naked eye
3. Cameras Down Under
For cameras that are closer to the floor, in the place of a digital clock as mentioned above, put the camera into the face of a television or stereo. Similarly, you can create a faux speaker, such as a subwoofer, that rests near the sofa or under an end table that hides the camera within the center of the cone.
This is certainly not a comprehensive list of ways to include a home security camera system into your interior design but is intended to spark your own sense of creativity. Regardless of how unseemly equipment can appear in your home, there are ways to make it less obtrusive. With a little ingenuity, you can create a secure home that is aesthetic and protected.
Thanks a lot for reading, stay safe!