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Topic of thinking where to hide CCTV DVR. It’s own features doesn’t matter as both the sizes from the outside are the same. Shaped in a rectangular order, that’s the main point of knowledge to know of before planning where to place it.

Yes, it’s common to prioritize on hiding CCTV cameras, but for DVR/HVR is also important. There are many different ways to conceal from burglars doing any damage to it.

Hiding Your DVR / HVR

Some places have a secret location created by the owner where you can hide the DVR out of sight. Burglars won’t have much time to search for a device and will want to get out of the location. They are robbing as quickly as possible, especially if you double up your surveillance system with an alarm. Here is a list of a few places that may be a great hiding spot for your security camera recording device:

1. The Ceiling

This can be a drop ceiling, or even an attic. Just be aware of the temperatures because some hot temperatures have the ability of damaging the hard drive in the device.

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2. In Walls

Homes which have been modified with false walls, or even a locked safe inside of a wall that can be covered by a picture frame to hide where the device it hidden.

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3. In a Closet

Hide the DVR in an uninteresting closet. Sometimes this can mean putting it up on a high shelf in a closet with some clothing or boxes in front of it. Just make sure the wires are hidden as well that are coming into the back of the DVR.

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4. Hiding your DVR in a Basement or Cellar

You can make an area in a basement or cellar that would be perfect for hiding a DVR. There will be a lot of stuff in front of the DVR that will hide it such as old boxes.

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5. Cabinets

Some companies manufacture in-wall tilt-out steel cabinets.

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False or Decoy DVR

One of the best solutions for hiding the digital video recorder from your surveillance system is to have a decoy available to burglars. Many people are currently upgrading from older analog systems to newer digital IP systems.

If you have an extra DVR, set it up in a place that is not hidden, with some wires fully attached. This way if someone breaks into your location, they will be thinking that they are smart and have stolen all of the evidence.

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Another solution is to look online and see if you’re able to find a DVR that is no longer functional. You may even be able to go on craigslist or eBay and find a DVR that is really old and no longer being used. This would be a great solution because then you’ll have a cheap secondary recording device.

Lastly, you can have a secondary DVR set up that is actually recording all of the footage from the first DVR. This also works if you have an external drive that you can send all of the data to it. This way if the DVR is stolen or damaged, you still have an external hard drive that is storing all of the recordings.


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