Boxes are unpacked, the couches are unloaded, and you’ve managed to move into your home without breaking any of the dishes during the process. Since you’re a Protect America customer, your home security system moved with you for free and you’re ready to set it up.
Your new home is larger than the last and you have a lingering question on your mind. “How many home security cameras do I need in the home?”
The Amount of Cameras Necessary
As you might have guessed, the number of cameras necessary to protect a home are fully dependent on the variables present in the home.
How big is the house? How many doors and windows are present? Where is the home located? Is it in the country or farther away from the city?
There isn’t a one-size fits all answer for how many cameras a home needs, rather a breakdown of what locations in the home will need cameras, and then homeowners can determine their needs from there. If you have further questions or want to talk to a home security expert to walk through your needs, our Protect America team of experts are here to help.
Points of Emphasis
Entryways and Exits
Security cameras should be placed at all entry points and exits in the home. As we’ve mentioned previously on our blog, over 34% of break-ins occur at the front door, and other notable locations include back doors, side doors and windows, and garages.
It might not be feasible for you to secure every single door and window in the home, but you should begin by accounting for the main points of entry—front door, back door, backyard, garage, and notable side entries.
All Outdoor Areas That Lead to the Home
Thieves may use foliage and bushes in the front or backyard to hide themselves as they attempt a break-in. Back alleys can also conceal a burglar as they attempt a break-in at the garage.
Any area outside that leads to the home should be protected. Cameras should be pointed on the backyard, the driveway leading up the garage, and the front yard.
Monitor Areas in the Home
Security cameras aren’t only about protecting the exterior of the home, but about guarding the interior as well. Cameras should be placed near sleeping areas, and any storage location that houses important items like money, collectibles, and other personal objects.
Inside of the house cameras can also be used to monitor children or make sure that no one is getting into places in the home when they shouldn’t be, like pantries or liquor cabinets.
Cater to Your Needs
Remember that your home will likely have unique needs that others do not. You may have additional doors, doors that are uniquely placed, larger than average windows, or a number of other variables.
Take an accurate assessment of your home and its needs when you begin to equip it with security cameras, and never assume that what works for someone else will perfectly work for you.