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How Many Security Cameras Do I Need & Where Should They Go?

Date: 23 November 2023

If you're expecting an answer like “X number of cameras per X square foot” … sorry to disappoint! BUT the good news is we can help get you the right cameras in the right place for the right price!

We know that "it depends" isn't what anyone wants to hear. But...

  • Building layout
  • Building height
  • Furniture layout and
  • Your primary security goals


...are just some of the things that determine how many security cameras you will need and where they should be positioned.


And, since these factors vary, every business requires a different number of cameras installed to meet their requirements. Now you can see why a ‘one size fits all’ system is out of the question!

The good news is, a professional installer will know how to install the perfect system for your business. AND they could even save you money! Read on...


The Value of Expertise

We installed a new surveillance system for a popular theme park in Essex. Their in-house security team had planned to use expensive 360° security cameras throughout the park.

Our CCTV expert, Simon Blake, reviewed camera locations and types, substituting the expensive 360° cameras with Day / Night Dome cameras where possible – otherwise 180° of the panoramic view would have been capturing footage of a wall!

This adjustment allowed coverage across the same area, at a higher resolution and a lower cost!

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Our CCTV Expert Says...

"You could always take a guess, but only a professional can determine exactly how many cameras you need. You could end up overspending on the wrong type of camera. Or, not purchasing enough cameras to properly safeguard your business"

Simon Blake, CCTV manager at Blake Fire & Security Systems

Secure your business!

A professionally installed CCTV system is the difference between keeping your business secure and leaving it vulnerable to attack!

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