The Ideal Number of Security Cameras for the Home

October 16th, 2018

One of the biggest questions many Denison homeowners ask when choosing to install security cameras at their home is how many they should get. Having the right amount of security cameras inside and outside of the home can help deter criminals from trying to break into your home, and if something were to happen, the footage is great evidence to have that can be used in court.

So how many cameras do you need to adequately protect your home? There are a few things to take into consideration when determining just how many security cameras you will need:

  • How big are the home and property?
  • Where is the home located?
  • How many windows does the home have?
  • How many doors or other points of entry does the home have?
  • Do you need to monitor indoors and out?
  • What other areas outside of the home do you need to monitor?

Cover the Entrances

First, you will want to take a look at how many points of entry your home has. Many residential break-ins actually occur at the front door of the home, but they can also happen in other areas such as a window or the back door. This is why it is important to cover every possible point of entry in the home, including the garage.

Monitor Outside           

You should also consider monitoring the outside of the home especially if you have plenty of places a criminal could hide such as thick foliage or bushes. You will want to have a camera pointed at your driveway, following your walkway to the door, as well as other leading points of entry to the home. This is also a good way to monitor and protect any assets you have outdoors and also help to deter property crime.

Monitoring the Inside of the Home

Homes in Denison, TX are all different and since they are all different, each home may require their own security needs. For example, one home may have much smaller windows while the next home has larger windows. You may also have an area of the home that houses more of your valuables than other areas which means you may want some added protection there.

Another use for indoor cameras is the ability to also monitor what goes on inside the home including what your children or pets may be doing in your absence. It is just another layer of protection for your family.

Always Consider Your Individual Needs

Since each home and each family is different, it is important to consider your own unique wants and needs when it comes to the type of security cameras and surveillance system you want for your home.

You will also want to consider the cost of installation for a certain number of cameras, what kind of monthly monitoring fees you will have, and what kind of remote viewing options will be available to you.

Once you have determined what kind of security you want for your Denison home, contact us so we can go over the options with you and give you a breakdown of the costs of installation as well as fees that are involved with the system you select.