I'm in the planning stages of a camera system for my home and hoping to get some advice on cameras and location. I currently have an alarm system with available zones as well... not sure how people typically integrate cameras and rest of alarm/security system. I'm looking for advice on cameras for moderate climate (SF Bay Area). Two story home in nice neighborhood... main concerns are package and mail theft. The mailbox is on the street in front of our house (less than 30ft from the house), packages delivered to front porch... fenced side/back yard (typical redwood, lattice-topped fence) with a double gate entrance to the side/back yard on one side of the house. This house has a side patio with french doors and a sliding glass door in the back yard. Not worried about people hopping fences for access... just not gonna happen. So, I need coverage for the front yard to capture the mailbox, front porch for package delivery, side yard/patio to capture anyone entering the side/rear yard. Anyway, my thinking is: 1) vandal dome near the front door, 2) either a high MP fixed bullet or turret under the 2nd floor eave for front yard and mailbox, and 3) one to cover the side patio/entrance to back yard. Additional questions: Is an exterior camera in the back yard overkill? I'm thinking an interior webcam covering the back door would suffice since the side patio camera will capture anyone entering the back yard, and would allow us to check in on the dog during the day as well. I can capture the side entrance from a camera placed inside a living room window...ill advised? Likewise, I could capture the front porch/door with a camera placed inside as well (door has sidelights) and the glass is not exposed to the elements, so will stay relatively clean... better option, or worse? Lastly, broad-coverage for the front yard... better to have higher vantage point from set-back second story eave, or better to have camera closer to the action from the first story eave? The house faces East. Sorry for the long first post, and Thanks!