Now you have made the decision that you do need CCTV cameras for your home, you may be wondering how many you need. In addition, you may be wondering where you need to put them. Home CCTV security cameras will offer you that extra level of security for your home and your family. However, this will be increased if you have the right CCTV cameras in the right places.
So, let’s think about where you might want to put your CCTV security cameras. As a minimum, you will want a home CCTV camera at the main entrance of your home. This will show you if there is any unusual activity at the front of your home. If you hear a knock at the door and you’re not expecting anyone, you can use your CCTV footage to see who it is before opening the door to find out.
This home CCTV camera at your front door can also be connected to a system of several cameras. Each would ideally cover any potential entry points into your home on the ground floor. This could include your patio doors, garage door, downstairs windows and more. Make sure you have a home CCTV camera that records footage of your cars too. These are one of your most valuable assets and attractive to the eye of potential thieves too.
If you are looking for added peace of mind you might want to have interior CCTV cameras installed. These could be located in the entrance hall to capture any intruders. They could also be placed in rooms where you have higher-value possessions that thieves would be more likely to target.
It is important that you think about the viewing angle of your CCTV cameras too. For example, a dome camera will offer a 360-degree view of a room when it is installed on the ceiling. This means that only one dome camera would be needed in a room, for example. However, bullet cameras or hidden cameras will have a more restricted viewing angle. If you are using this type of camera you may need to have one or more to properly secure a room. Alternatively, it could be worth investing slightly more in this type of camera and getting one that offers tilt or zoom capabilities.
When it comes to installed home CCTV camera systems, it always best to speak to the experts. Call our team now to discuss the best number and locations of CCTV cameras in your home.