SAULT STE. MARIE -- Police say some home security cameras are not being installed in the optimal location to properly identify the suspects of break and enters.

The Sault Ste. Marie Police Service sent out an educational video for home owners with security cameras.

Officers are asking people to re-think where they are installing their cameras.

Detective Constable Mike Rogers wanted to get the message out to the public.

"Unfortunately it happens quite often where we get good footage of the top of somebody’s head and the side of the hood and we get very little footage where we can actually recognize the suspects face from it."

In the video, Rogers demonstrates how one simple change in the location of a camera could help police identify suspects.

"Ideally we would have them a little bit lower so we would get a good picture of anybody’s face who’s entering your property and also we would have them in a position where it’s not solely focussed on the front door, but actually focussed in a way that it shows the extended property in the surrounding area as well."

You can also view the video on the Sault Police’s social media pages.