You might be thinking that the title of this blog post is kind of a trick question. You’re probably thinking that this should be a no-brainer. I only have one front door and since a door peephole usually goes in the front door, then the answer is one.
I can’t blame you for thinking along those lines because that is the most popular answer to the question that I asked in my title. But if you really think about it, the answer really boils down to the security level that you are shooting for. It really does. It really all boils down to how secure do you want the inner spaces of your home to be.
If you are just going to put the best door peephole camera on your front door, then you better have many other CCTV cameras pointed not only in that location, but on many different entry and exit points of your home. You have to understand that most homes have at least two exits and entry points. Depending on how your house is designed and how your neighborhood is laid out, you can actually have more than two exits and entry points.
Why is this a big deal? Why should you pay attention to this? Why does this matter as far as your choice of door peephole cameras are concerned? Well, the more ways people can enter and exit your home, the more insecure your home is. This is especially true if there are certain parts of your home that don’t have railings or tempered glass.
Somebody can easily pick up a rock, hurl it at the window and get some sort of stick or rod to clear away the glass and enter your home. And the worst part to all of this is you are none the wiser. They’ve just successfully breached your home’s security and there you are, all vulnerable and they can pretty much do whatever they want to you.
I don’t mean to scare you, but I want to bring home the point that you have to look at door peephole cameras from a strategic vantage point. You really have to. There really is no other way around this. In fact, you have to look at your door peephole cameras as part of the overall security network you’ve set up for your home.
By security network, I am of course talking about your alarm, your closed circuit tv cameras, as well as motion detectors. If you’re able to do this, then you would have set up a security network that completely covers your home so that people moving around your home, walking close to your home, approaching the front door, or trying to get through the back door, are not only closely monitored, but recorded.
This way, you get two levels of security. If they’re unsuccessful, at least you have recorded their appearance and you can send this information to the proper authorities. If they have successfully breached the security of your home, then your internal cameras should kick in and the combined footage of both your internal cameras and external cameras should paint a very clear picture of how the perpetrators got in and this can increase the likelihood of the police catching them.
You see, when people are just outside, you can only take so much footage of their faces and their bodies. Once they are inside your home, your internal security can record even more footage. Putting all this footage together, the police should have a lot of what they need to properly identify and track these individuals.
You have to think along these lines. You have to think strategically as far as your security product selection choices are concerned. You can’t just try to decide on them in a vacuum. As tempting as it may be, a door peephole camera doesn’t exist by itself. It’s part of a network. It has to be part of a larger overarching security system.
If you don’t think in terms of systems, then it’s very easy for one device to fail and as a result, your whole security network provides less than stellar security. I’m sure you don’t need me to remind you that it only takes one false move or one bad decision for you or your loved ones to suffer irreparable harm.
The stakes are too high. You really can’t afford to roll the dice as far the health, safety and security of your family are concerned. You have to invest in as many door peephole cameras as you can. It really all boils down to how much security you need.
Don’t worry about the price. Don’t worry about the inconvenience, don’t worry about the energy requirements. Instead, focus on identifying the level of security you’re looking for and deciding to pay for it.