This is a question we are often asked here at Jensen Security; how many cameras does a person need for their home. There is no short and simple answer. This is because it depends how big your home is. For example, if you have a larger home that is complex in shape, therefore has hidden areas and blind spots from the outside, then more high quality CCTV cameras will be needed that a smaller square house.
The safest and best way to ensure that you choose the right number of high quality CCTV cameras for your home is to speak to a specialist. Here at Jensen Security we have a team of CCTV specialists. They have installed CCTV cameras into numerous homes of all shapes and sizes. They can help you understand how many cameras you need to protect your home.
Is It the More the Merrier?
Just like a party, it’s the more the merrier. If you have more high quality CCTV cameras then you have better security coverage for your building. While you need to ensure that you are not breaching your neighbours privacy (which we can discuss with you), there is no limit to the amount of high quality CCTV cameras you can install.
However, there is no point in having lots of high quality CCTV cameras all in the same place, watching the same thing. You need to ensure that your CCTV cameras are strategically positioned. They need to cover areas where thieves may attempt to break into your home. For example, the front door, back door and large windows. Consider access points to the property too, such as a country lane to your house and driveways, or outdoor buildings such as sheds and garages.
Is One High Quality CCTV Camera Better Than No Cameras?
Yes! CCTV cameras are excellent deterrents to thieves. Just having one high quality CCTV camera can be enough to put a burglar off. If you only have one high quality CCTV camera protecting your home then thin about where it is. You need to place this by the front door or main entrance to your building, or at the main gates to your property for example.
Here at Jensen Security we can meet with you for a CCTV camera consultancy. We can tell you how many high quality CCTV cameras we would recommend for a home like yours. Our CCTV specialists will give you a free, no obligation quote and you can contact us when you are ready. Our CCTV installers will then install the high quality CCTV cameras for you, to ensure maximum security coverage.