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How Many Security Cameras Do I Need? Here Are 3 Tips

Whether you're installing cameras for your home or your business, it's essential to understand the camera types you need and the amount you need. What if you thought one camera was enough and it turns out you needed more? Or, what if you purchase too many? Errors like these can cause you many trips to the surveillance stores and cost you a bunch of money...a lot of grief you don't need when trying to install something that's meant to give you ease. That's why you should figure out how many security cameras you need before you buy. Need help deciphering the amount? Here are three tips to go by:

Figure out your budget

First things first, how much do you want to spend on your security cameras? You need to figure out your budget and stick with it. Many cameras vary in price, so if you have a budget on the lower end, there's no need to fret. There is a security camera for everyone.

It also may be a good idea to research camera prices during this step, just so you can get an idea of how much cameras cost on average.

Where do you need cameras installed?

Are you looking for security cameras for your home or your office building? If you're looking to install cameras for your home, how many do you have outside versus inside? Should you put them by all of your entryways or would you rather put them around your whole house? If you're trying to install them for an office building, what are the locations where you'd need the most security? What are the most important areas that you need to protect? Although there are so many questions you need to ask yourself, but once you figure out where you need the cameras, you'll be able to match the need to the type of camera.

Decide on the type of camera you need

Now that you've decided where you need the cameras, it's time to decide which cameras will work best for those locations. There are plenty of cameras to choose from. Some examples include ones that are strong during the nighttime and for darker surroundings, ones that can do a 360-degree view, others that can record sound, and some that can store tons of past footage in a database. Surveillance companies also offer specific cameras to cater to specific needs like ones meant for big corporate buildings versus apartments and homes.

Something to note is that if you're on a stricter budget, it may be best to find a camera that will meet more of your needs than others. Figure out your top security priorities and then narrow down which cameras will do the job and do it well.

Interested in Learning More?

Contact ATI today for a zero-pressure consultation and to discuss a custom plan, helping you decide on what solutions may be best to help accomplish your technology needs. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

James Needham

Owner and CEO, ATI

Proudly Protecting and Enhancing Southern California Properties Since 2008.

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