How Many Security Cameras Does Your Home Need

And where should you place them.

BY JASON STEVENS

November 13, 2020

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You’ve unpacked the boxes, unloaded the furniture, and are ready to settle in and enjoy your new home. But don’t forget about home security. Since you’re a Brinks Home Security® customer, your home security system moved with you and you’re ready to set it up.

Your new home has a different layout than your previous home, and may require you to reconsider what exactly you need in a smart home security system.

The amount of cameras necessary

As you might have guessed, the number of cameras necessary to protect your home depends on a variety of factors.

How big is your house? How many doors and windows are present? Where is your home located? Is it in the country or in the city?

There isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer for how many cameras a home needs. Instead, you’ll need to decide which locations in your home need cameras.. You can always ask a Brinks Home Security® expert to help assess your needs. .

Points of Emphasis

Entryways and Exits

You should place security cameras at all entry and exit points in your home. Over 34% of break-ins occur at the front door, and other notable locations include back doors, side doors, windows, and garages. It might not be feasible for you to secure every single door and window in your 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 your 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 burglars as they attempt a break-in at the garage.

Make sure you monitor any area outside that leads to your home. Point cameras on the backyard, the driveway leading up the garage, and the front yard.

Monitor areas inside your home

Security cameras aren’t only about protecting the exterior of your home but about guarding the interior as well. Place cameras near sleeping areas and in any storage location that houses important items like money, collectibles, and other significant personal objects.

You can also use cameras inside your house to monitor children or pets, or to make sure no one is getting into places in your home where they shouldn’t be, like pantries or liquor cabinets.

Cater to your needs

Remember your home will likely have unique needs that others do not. 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 somewhere else will work perfectly for you.

Thinking about home security?

With a property crime occurring every 3.7 seconds, it’s important to know that you are 33% less likely to be broken into with a home security system. Brinks Home Security® offers monitored security systems to suit a variety of circumstances. Contact a senior security consultant today for advice on protecting your new home.

Jason Stevens is a senior writer for Brinks Home Security. He is a "tech guy" who enjoys sharing home security and automation tips with others.

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How Many Security Cameras Does Your Home Need

And where should you place them.

BY JASON STEVENS

November 13, 2020

You’ve unpacked the boxes, unloaded the furniture, and are ready to settle in and enjoy your new home. But don’t forget about home security. Since you’re a Brinks Home Security® customer, your home security system moved with you and you’re ready to set it up.

Your new home has a different layout than your previous home, and may require you to reconsider what exactly you need in a smart home security system.

The amount of cameras necessary

As you might have guessed, the number of cameras necessary to protect your home depends on a variety of factors.

How big is your house? How many doors and windows are present? Where is your home located? Is it in the country or in the city?

There isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer for how many cameras a home needs. Instead, you’ll need to decide which locations in your home need cameras.. You can always ask a Brinks Home Security® expert to help assess your needs. .

Points of Emphasis

Entryways and Exits

You should place security cameras at all entry and exit points in your home. Over 34% of break-ins occur at the front door, and other notable locations include back doors, side doors, windows, and garages. It might not be feasible for you to secure every single door and window in your 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 your 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 burglars as they attempt a break-in at the garage.

Make sure you monitor any area outside that leads to your home. Point cameras on the backyard, the driveway leading up the garage, and the front yard.

Monitor areas inside your home

Security cameras aren’t only about protecting the exterior of your home but about guarding the interior as well. Place cameras near sleeping areas and in any storage location that houses important items like money, collectibles, and other significant personal objects.

You can also use cameras inside your house to monitor children or pets, or to make sure no one is getting into places in your home where they shouldn’t be, like pantries or liquor cabinets.

Cater to your needs

Remember your home will likely have unique needs that others do not. 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 somewhere else will work perfectly for you.

Thinking about home security?

With a property crime occurring every 3.7 seconds, it’s important to know that you are 33% less likely to be broken into with a home security system. Brinks Home Security® offers monitored security systems to suit a variety of circumstances. Contact a senior security consultant today for advice on protecting your new home.

Jason Stevens is a senior writer for Brinks Home Security. He is a "tech guy" who enjoys sharing home security and automation tips with others.

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