Protect your family and property with M&D’s hi tech security camera and surveillance systems. Security cameras for both home and business.
Many of you will find the information below to be helpful prior to shopping around. Feel free to contact us at (718) 484-4050 should you want to know more or if you’d like us to offer you a quote. We’re Brooklyn locals and know the security requirements of residents like you. An M&D technician will be ready to answer all of your questions.
Bergen Beach is just one of several Brooklyn neighborhoods that have had a surge in security camera installations. Purchase the wrong system, however, and you can do yourself more damage than good.
What are the typical uses for home security cameras?
Most Bergen Beach homeowners deploy new home security systems for similar reasons. These reasons include the protection against robbery, a deterrent to break-ins and to observe care-givers, domestic workers and babysitters.
Which are the most popular security camera systems for Bergen Beach households?
We have done broad research and testing on security products from cameras, remote access systems to surveillance computers and recording tools. They are Bosch, Samsung and Sony. These units tend to be the most reliable, are easy to use and have excellent options for consumers on a budget, but who still need a substantial degree of quality surveillance.
These represent the three brands M&D sets up the most. We can update and service other makes and models, but check with us first.
What kinds of security cameras are there?
Network or IP cameras
IP or network cameras have become popular among Bergen Beach homeowners. They allow monitoring from any device and can integrate a number of other features such as remote monitoring, wireless technology and multi-viewing. You can monitor your home from your laptop or computer in your office or even from your mobile phone while on vacation.
What’s a CCTV camera? CCTV stands for closed circuit television and is a type of network camera that allows one to monitor activity on a computer or television screen. These units have gone through major improvements over the years and incorporate digital feed, recording and viewing on your computer from any location. You can even monitor your home while on vacation.
Dome cameras offer a 360 degree view so they can swivel in any direction. These are the gizmos you see in Atlantic City casinos. Because the dome is tinted, it is uncertain where the camera is aimed and if it is even working. This makes it a deterrent, even if the unit isn’t on.
Artificial Surveillance Devices
A more affordable solution, bogus camera systems present the appearance of surveillance without the price. The intention is that potential thieves will spot the camera and leave. Dome camera housing is frequently used for fake cameras. These models are generally used by people who cannot afford a genuine security solution, yet still need a deterrent for would-be trespassers. They even have pulsating lights to make them appear real.
Outdoor cameras are designed to be more rugged and are housed within a case that will help them stand up to the harsh New York weather conditions. The lenses are frequently made from fog resistant glass so moisture doesn’t impair the view. Generally, owners will have them pointed in one place and possess limited range. A few of the more expensive cameras can rotate their direction, but the majority of cameras are one-directional and need to be adjusted manually to change angles.
Night Vision monitoring devices can use infrared solutions to enable the viewer to see clearly in almost complete darkness. The versatility of these systems have improved considerably recently and now many of them work well in both day and night, delivering 24 hour monitoring capability.
Wireless security and remote access equipment is widely used among our Bergen Beach customers. Both outdoor and indoor systems may be set up for wireless installation.
Some clients ask us about secret cameras. We’ve put in several throughout the neighborhood. They can be of very good quality, although we seldom recommend them because a disguised camera does nothing to help prevent crime. It’s always much better use surveillance cameras to avoid break-ins rather than capture them on tape.
Motion detectors may be included with your alarm and home security system. Cameras are initiated whenever the sensing unit identifies movement. Moreover, some detectors will alert a security company. Many Bergen Beach residents have their detectors set up for fire, smoke and dangerous chemical compounds as well. Seek advice from your security expert to determine which settings are best for your needs.
Are surveillance and alarm systems difficult to control?
With all these very specialized cameras and monitoring equipment, it would appear that a new system could be hard to use. Well, a few of the more sophisticated security systems are a bit intricate and necessitate some training. For most homeowners, however, today’s security cameras are considerably easier. If you can turn on your personal computer, then you should have no problem. Be sure that your installation specialist goes through every operation with you until you are comfortable with its operation.
How do I set up my home security cameras?
You don’t. We will do it for you. We highly recommend that a professional technician install and service your security camera system, even if it’s not us.
How reliable are surveillance solutions?
The office of Homeland Security claims that security camera systems have been shown be extremely effective, but only if installed correctly and used effectively. Install it yourself and you risk burglars hacking your system and slicing cables. Intruders can generally recognize a system that was not put in by a specialist.
What to Consider in a New System?
We’ll say it yet again, make sure to use an experienced installation specialist, even if it’s someone else. Don’t risk the security of your family by cutting corners. Call M&D at (718) 484-4050. We’ve got many years of experience not only in security systems, but in your neighborhood as well. We’ll be sure to install one of the top three models; Bosch, Samsung or Sony. Your new camera system will be fully tested and operational after the installation is finished.
Ascertain if you’d like black and white monitors or color. There can be a significant price cost savings. If an vicinity has got extremes such as a great deal of light or dim light, it’s advisable to use black and white because it will be easier to pick up faint images. When the area to be monitored is inside your home, you can think about color, but it might not be necessary.
Choosing the best resolution for your monitors is important. The better resolution, the clearer your images will be. Lower resolution can be less expensive, but are not ideal for detailed facial or feature recognition.
It’s very important to purchase hardware that is compatible. It’s usually not a great idea to mix brands unless you know which of them work effectively together.
What should you expect to spend for a system set up in Bergen Beach?
We’ll need to know before we can answer pricing questions. For example, what do you need to monitor? Are there several rooms, a large home or a business to be monitored? What is the square footage of all the areas to be observed? Is this for indoor or outdoor surveillance? How state-of-the-art would you like your new security camera system? Will you need 24 hour surveillance, partial surveillance or motion detectors?
Don’t worry if you don’t know the answers. Give us a call at (718) 484-4050 and we’ll take you step-by-step through the whole process.
We have given out a good amount of advice over the years and have helped a lot of Brooklyn homeowners keep safe from break-ins. Home surveillance systems have been a huge part of that. Some other protective measures include putting in alarm systems, fitting entry ways with specialty locks and securing all windows, doors and gates. We’ll even secure your garage door if you’ve got one. In fact, let us do a comprehensive evaluation of your home or business and we’ll show you what points are likely to be targeted by burglars. And we always suggest engaging in a vigorous neighborhood watch system. Alert neighbors can do far more to deter burglary than nearly anything else. It’s a challenge within the city, but a dog can help with home security as well. Contact us at (718) 484-4050 for your home surveillance check today.