CCTV is a type of digital surveillance that uses cameras to transmit video to a connected screen(s), where the recorded activity can be monitored. The following are reason why a camera system might be beneficial to your property:
- Neighborhood Watch Assistance – Camera systems for residential properties not only benefits the property owner but the neighborhood as well! Exterior cameras can help capture suspicious activity in the neighborhood before a crime is committed. Burglars tend to frequently visit their targeted neighborhood while planning their robbery; neighbors can capture this footage directly from their tablet or smartphone and notify their neighborhood watch group.
FAQ’s before purchasing an alarm system
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There are a lot of things to consider when looking for a new home security system. You may find yourself confused by all the terms and different systems out on the market. Here are some basic things to know before investing in a home security system. Does a home alarm system prevent burglaries? Yes! In fact, it has been proven that homes with a currently monitored security system along with signs and stickers are up to 3 times less likely to experience a break in. Depending on what type of alarm system you have in your home, the intruder may be detected before they even enter your home. How will I know if there is an intruder? (more…)
Access control systems are the new wave of the future when it comes to building safety. Now more than ever, a variety of access control technologies can work together so that hospital, school and university protection professionals, together with administrators, can more easily manage the data coming in from those systems and develop improved situational awareness during an emergency situation. New access control systems can also help campuses manage the many forms of mass notification used by your institution if a crisis occurs. (more…)
It is typical to believe that having one camera with enough coverage for an entire room is all you need to keep your business or home secure, but is that true? What if the area you want to cover is a lobby, a large office space, or even your front porch, will one camera be enough to see what happened in the event of a burglary? (more…)
Property managers employing high-tech CCTV and DVR products to strengthen its management quality is a fast-paced trend in recent years. Being able to remotely view all around the property without having to physically walk the perimeter of a building is ideal for property management. With massive complexes housing hundreds of people it tends to be more likely to have an increase in vandalism, violence & theft. (more…)
The use of CCTV in hotel parking lots has grown dramatically in recent years due its perceived ability to deter and detect crime, and its relative lower cost as compared to a 24/7 human security team. Not all criminals are deterred by cameras. The design and installation of a CCTV system should be performed by an individual within the organization who possesses the necessary background and skill set to do so, or an outside consultant. (more…)
With the price of metal going up on a daily basis we’ve seen a rapid increase in metal thefts especially in aluminum, steel & especially copper. The best defense is to prevent theft at the source. Consider these measures to reduce your risk.
- Install security cameras with a video recorder and keep recordings for a sufficient period of time.
- Use a perimeter security system with contact alarms or motion detectors.
- Secure building access with deadbolts and door and window locks.
When you want the best solution to a problem that arises what do you do? Do you spend time trying to become an expert so you can fix the problem yourself? Do you reach out to an unqualified person to give you advice? No, you look to an expert in the field for their opinion and insight.
It surprises me how many people will attempt to be an expert in everything and not rely on trained professionals for their needs. This is very common when it comes to securing your home or business. As you may know there are many products and services that allow “do it yourselfers” to (more…)
There seems to be a horrific trend as of late with school shootings. Unfortunately, many schools have had to reevaluate their security systems and have had to add protocols in the event of attackers on their premise. There has been some research as of late to strengthen school security by implementing some of these procedures.
Some schools have installed a camera-equipped doorbell. When you ring the doorbell, school employees inside, are immediately able to see you, both through a window and on a security camera. The person in charge of viewing the monitor may be able to determine the mood of that person by his/hers facial expressions. (more…)
Securing your storage facility and your customer’s future business
Studies have shown that customer’s are naturally attracted to facilities that visibly show a sense of security. The main priority of your customer is making sure that their possessions are secure, and that they feel safe while on your property. Falling victim to a burglary or having a customer harassed at your storage facility is always devastating, either case can damage a healthy customer relationship and your reputation; I will be showing you the best and most secure options to go above and beyond your customer’s expectations
- Access control systems require renters to use individual codes (more…)