How Many Home Security Cameras Does Your Home Need?

May 21st, 2021

Security cameras play a vital role in your Chico, CA home. They help to deter would-be criminals from breaking into your home. They can also provide convictable evidence that can be used in court. To get the most out of your video surveillance system, it is essential to ensure that you have installed the right number of security cameras. The number of cameras needed to protect your home fully depends on variables present in your home. Where is your home located? How big is the house? How many windows and doors are present? There is no an exact answer for how many cameras your home needs. You need to determine what locations in your Chico, CA home will need cameras and then work from there. Here are top locations to consider:

Entryways and Exits

It is important to mount security cameras in all entry points and exits in your home. Research shows that 34 percent of residential break-ins occur at front doors, and other notable positions, such as windows, side and back doors. Thus, when deciding where to mount security cameras, it is advisable you account for all main points of entry- garage, backyard, back door and front door.

All Outdoor Areas Leading to Your Home

Some intruders may use bushes and foliage in the front or backyard to hide before breaking in. Installing cameras in such areas can help prevent a break in. More importantly, consider mounting a security at any area that leads to your home in Chico, CA. Account for cameras for your front yard, the driveway leading up the garage and for your backyard.

The Interior of Your Home

Apart from protecting your exterior, it is vital to install cameras for you interior as well. Therefore, you should account for cameras that will be placed near sleeping areas and storage location, where important items like collectibles, money and other personal items are stored. Indoor cameras can be used to monitor the house, such as children as well as ensure that nobody is getting into places where should not be, like liquor cabinets and pantries.

Consider Your Unique Needs

Homes in Chico, CA are different, and it is essential to consider the unique needs your home has. You may have larger than average windows, uniquely placed doors, additional doors or a number of other variables. Take time to assess your home accurately and determine its needs before you start equipping it with security cameras. Do not assume that what will work for someone else will also work perfectly for you.

These are some of the main ways you can determine the number of security cameras necessary for your Chico, CA home. If you looking for a new security camera, remember to consider factors, such as the cost of installation, monthly monitoring fees, type of camera, remote viewing capabilities among other factors. If you have any difficulties determining the type or the number of security cameras you need for your home, consider contacting a specialist. Experienced security camera installation experts in Chico, CA have an adequate knowledge about security cameras. They will help you determine the exact number of indoor and outdoor security needed to enhance the security of your home.

What Our Customers Say

"I had the Alibi system installed several years ago. It has functioned flawlessly. The image quality is exellent both night and day and in all weather conditions. I particularly like the replay (which can be set at various speeds) and zoom functions of the system. Tech support from Crimefreeliving has been excellent. I have received quick responses to questions, and timely home visits — as when I changed IP carriers and my Alibi system needed to be reset. I have recommended Crimefreeliving to several friends."


"As a small business owner here in Chico we definitely saw the need for video surveillance. After expressing our needs and concerns Tim did an excellent job getting us set up with the set up with the appropriate equipment. He really took the time to address our concerns in a very friendly, professional and knowledgeable manner. I highly recommend Tim for all of your business and residential video surveillance needs."

Ron H., Owner/Auto Doctor

"I have to say I love having my security cameras at my home. Tim Truby did a wonderful job of installing the five cameras. He is very neat and cleaned everything up after the installation. He explained to me how to operate the monitor, my phone and IPad. However, I have had to call Tim because I'm not tech savvy and forget what he has told me. He usually just helps me over the phone and then all is well. I'm 80 years old and enjoy the comfort of knowing I have these security cameras."


"Tim Truby designed and installed a 32 camera system for us here at the Butte County Mosquito and Vector Control District. We had received several other quotes from security system vendors, but Tim’s quote was the least expensive. Tim also installed the system quickly and has always been available when we needed him. We are very happy with our security camera system and we can highly recommend Tim Truby for all of your surveillance system needs."

D. Weseman, Butte County Mosquito and Vector Control District

Crime Free Living updated our old video system with a new 16 Channel HD Alibi Video Security System. The old system had been added onto by different installers which resulted in a cabling mess. There were cables that worked and cables that went nowhere. It was a mess. Tim sorted it all out and installed cameras that are very clear. He also installed a monitor for our cashiers to watch hidden areas, a monitor to watch the entry door, and a monitor that allows employees to watch the outside parking and gas pump area. All work was done on time and very professional! Will always recommend Tim and Crime Free Living.

S. AM PM Chico Arco Station

"I had Tim install an Alibi Video Security System at my residence and a couple business locations. The remote view option is invaluable to absentee owners or anyone who travels a lot. The clarity and quality of the cameras have allowed for viewing employee theft. The evidence provided from the HD video cameras was fantastic! Tim was professional and provided extra value from his law enforcement background."

J. Folsom Arco Station

"Tim, I want to thank you again for doing such a fantastic job on installing a wireless IP security camera system at our dream home. The extra time that you took to hide wires, and install a clean, professional system is much appreciated. I still can’t believe the clarity, quality, and ease of use of this new system. I wished that I would have met you before our original inferior system was installed by another company. Now, whether I am at home, or monitoring the system from around the world, I know that my home and family are safe and sound."

John M.

"In April of 2017, my husband and I made a phone call to Crime Free Living that turned out to be a smart and wise decision. Amazingly, in just a few hours, Tim installed four Dome Security Cameras, weatherproof enclosures, and hooked up into our home a 23" Full HD Widescreen Security Monitor. Even more than his professional expertise was the time spent with us in making sure that this system was working correctly and properly installed on our phones so that anywhere in our travels we can monitor our new home in Magalia."

Tieka and Don S.

"I have been using Crime Free Living for the last couple years ar work and at home and I really recommend this product. Tim is a very good service provider. If he can't figure it out, he's got good tech support with the system that he offers."

Gary D.

"I have known Tim for over 10 years. To date, Time with Crime Free Living has installed two separate surveillance systems for my company. With each system, Tim has listened to my needs and custom dsigned surveillance systems for my specific needs and within my budget. The equipment used is always state of the art, the workmanship is top notch, and Tim is the example of trustworthy. I would recommend him for any job."

Steve D., Down Range Indoor Training Center

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With 16 years of experience in law enforcement, Tim Truby, CEO, is fully certified in video surveillance and training.

  • Certified Advanced Crime Prevention Specialist
  • Academy Instructor Certification
  • California POST Certification in Specialized Surveillance Equipment
  • California POST Certification in Basic Crime Prevention
    • Advanced Crime Prevention through Environmental Design
    • Certified Alibi Security Dealer
    • Enhanced Risk and Threat Assessment (FEMA)
    • Incident Command System (100 & 200)
    • Certified Cognitech Video Forensic Investigator
    • Neighborhood Watch Toolkit Trainer
    • Computer Crimes/Investigations
    • Domestic Crisis for Crisis Negotiators