SECURITY CAMERA INSTALLATIONS

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Have piece-of-mind that your home or business is protected by the latest security camera technology!

Video security camera systems are not only a proven deterrent of theft and criminal activity, but also gives a complete picture of a business to increase safety and improve security. A video surveillance system involves strategic placement of security cameras, monitoring motion and activity, generating alerts, transmitting footage, and storing that footage.

Latest video security systems now feature remote and mobile access to live feeds and for playback. Hosted and cloud-based storage systems have less hardware limitations and provide tremendous economies of scale and flexibility.

Upgrade your existing system or have us install a completely new system.

Alerts and Notifications
Get notified if motion is detected while you're away. Or simply be able to check in on your home or business at any time using your smartphone.

Night Vision
See what's going on around your home or business with perfect clarity even at night! (up to a given range, usually around 150 feet.)

Security Camera Features

RECORD WHAT THEY SEE & VIEW ON YOUR SMART-PHONE - With all modern camera systems, you'll be able to record and review what your cameras see. You can set them to record continuously or whenever they detect motion. You can also review footage or watch them live on your mobile phone!

MOTION SENSING - The importance of motion sensing for security cameras cannot be overstated, especially if you want to record any suspicious activity that may go on while the camera is active. Rather than recording 24-7, which can quickly fill up a local or cloud storage drive, with motion sensing, you can pause recording until something moves in the frame. You can also receive alerts on your computer or phone if something moves when it shouldn't.

One of the most valuable reasons to configure a camera system using motion-sensing is that it makes finding events very easy.

Two-way audio - Speakers on a security camera enable two-way communication between the person monitoring the video stream and the person in front of the camera. With this, you could communicate with a person knocking on your front door when you're home alone or away, or you could also notify an intruder that law enforcement is on its way and that they have been caught on camera.

Cameras the feature 2-way audio can be a bit more pricy. But even if you purchase cameras that don't have this feature - it's always a good thing to be able to HEAR and record audio during key events.

Video quality - One of the most important features of a security camera is its image quality. For years, security camera capabilities lagged far behind recording resolutions found on common video cameras, producing choppy, pixelated video with slow refresh rates. Most modern security cameras offer at least 720p resolution, and many even offer as high as 4K for recording and streaming.

While high definition security video sounds like the perfect way to keep watch on your home, it poses a problem of its own: streaming one or more 1080p feeds can chew through your home Internet bandwidth. Before you pay extra for HD, make sure your Internet connection can handle the payload.

Power source - Most security cameras simply plug into a standard outlet, meaning they can be placed practically anywhere, so long as you have a long enough extension cord. However, some security cameras, such as Homeboy, Netgear Arlo, and Flir FX are battery operated or offer it as an option. This dramatically expands the possibilities when it comes to positioning the cameras around the house, but adds the hurdle of constantly replacing or recharging batteries. Having the option of battery power, however, can be very helpful.

We personally recommend PoE (power over ethernet) camera systems. These cameras allow the run of only one wire that provides a solid connection and power to the camera.

Low-light or infrared mode - Low-light cameras use image intensifiers to amplify very small amounts of ambient (visible) light and create a significantly brighter image with discernible details. This is the same technology used in night-vision goggles, but it also comes with limitations. Namely, if there is no visible light around, a light amplification camera won't see anything. Many cameras which use this technology will emit near-infrared energy to try and improve the effectiveness of the camera at night without drawing too much attention to itself.

Cloud or local storage - A security camera that doesn't save or record what it captures isn't very effective, especially if you're hoping to prosecute an intruder. That's why most security cameras offer either local or cloud storage (and sometimes, though rarely, both).

Local storage is a surefire way to capture everything that happens. The video feed is saved directly to a nearby storage drive as a video, but there's a catch. If you record everything (as opposed to only when motion is detected), you might fill up the drive and no longer be able to save footage until you empty the hard drive.

With cloud storage, you can sidestep that conundrum, but there are even more caveats. Could storage options typically charge a per-month or annual fee and limit the amount of footage you can store, either to several days or by the number of video clips saved to your account. If you don't want your footage lost forever, you will need to regularly offload footage from the cloud account to a local drive or another cloud storage service.


*YOU MUST HAVE WI-FI IN ORDER FOR SOME OF THESE FEATURES TO FUNCTION. WE CAN NOT GUARANTEE YOUR WI-FI IS STRONG ENOUGH TO REACH YOUR ENTIRE HOME.

 

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