How Many Home Security Cameras Are Necessary?

When it comes to home security, you can never be too cautious. It’s essential that you protect your home. Security cameras thwart 67% of burglaries. Unfortunately, however, only about 9% of homes have them installed. So how many security cameras does it take to protect your house? If you are thinking about adding cameras to your property, here are some things to consider.

Assess Where You Need Cameras

The number of cameras that are required will depend largely on the property that’s being monitored. You might, for example, need a number of cameras to cover your entire home if you have a large property. Whereas if you have a smaller home, it may be enough to have one or two cameras pointed at doorways. The layout of your property may determine the number of cameras that you need to install. There may be rooms that you definitely want protected, especially if you have rooms that are used by your children or hold valuables.

Consider Your Reasons for Installing Security Cameras

The reasons you want to install security cameras can actually affect how elaborate your security system is. Multiple cameras may be necessary if you’re simply trying to protect your assets from being taken. However, if you are trying to deter burglars from entering your home, you may want to place the cameras in a more visible place.

Decide What Type of Camera You Need

The number of cameras you have will also be affected by the type of security cameras you need. You will not need as many, for example, if you use cameras that have a wide view. You may want a system that alerts you via text message or email if someone is seen on your property. Or you might want the option of being able to take a look at a live stream of your property. This will require you to have cameras that work with such a system. Another thing to consider is cost. If you are on a budget, it could limit the types of cameras available to you.

If you are considering adding security cameras to your home, there are a few things you may want to consider first. You want to make sure you review all of your options before you make a decision.


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