It’s impossible to put a price on the peace of mind a home security system can bring. Yet, it’s also important for homeowners to understand what kind of investment that peace of mind calls for. One of the most frequently asked questions we hear from prospects is, “how many security cameras do I need?” It’s easy to understand why.
Cameras are perhaps the most conspicuous element of a home security system. And they serve a vital role in both deterring criminal activity as well as detecting it. Unfortunately, it’s impossible to say how many security cameras an individual may need. The total number depends on the size and configuration of the house, as well as what an individual wants from their security system. Still, we’ll help you determine how many cameras you need by taking a closer look at them today:
Outdoor Security Cameras
On a base level, it’s important to have enough outdoor cameras to monitor every possible point-of-entry of a home. This includes all doors and windows. Additionally, many homeowners want their cameras to cover their entire property. So they may want to install cameras that monitor other areas, like the garage or a back garden. These are all obvious places for security cameras, but they’re also important at the same time. Lastly, almost all security systems include a doorbell camera for the front and back porch to record everything from package deliveries to visits from neighbors. Many homeowners value these cameras because they can send automatic alerts to their phones when motion-sensors are triggered.
Indoor Security Cameras
Unlike outdoor security cameras, which are designed to discourage criminal activity as much as record it, indoor security cameras often serve a different function. True, some homeowners may use indoor security cameras if strangers enter their home on a regular basis. (Think construction workers or babysitters.) More often than not, though, homeowners use indoor security cameras to keep tabs on their own family members. Some people live-stream footage from their security cameras to check in on their kids if they’re out of the house, for example. As such, a homeowner could conceivably require at least one camera in every room of their home –– if not more.
Choosing the Right Cameras
Ultimately, the number of cameras needed for a home-security project varies on a case-by-case basis. What is not up for conjecture, though, is camera quality. Plain and simple, home-security cameras need to be extremely dependable. They must provide clear recordings and integrate with other home-security features seamlessly. In addition, both outdoor and indoor cameras should possess night-vision, a wide field of view, and remote-detection capabilities. (Outdoor cameras should also be weather-proof and boast long-range recording potential.) Lastly, homeowners should note that wireless security cameras are easier and cheaper to set up than wired counterparts. This is particularly salient in regard to indoor cameras, which homeowners may decide to move around for different purposes.
Contact the Pros
At Envision Security, we understand that a home security system is one of the most important investments you’ll ever make. That’s why we work closely with our customers to ensure they have a system in place that perfectly suits their needs. Contact us here to get a free home estimate today.