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Security cameras in Borough Parkis nothing new for us. Because we’ve been installing surveillance and alarm systems in Brooklyn for so long, we decided to put together a list of the typical concerns and questions we’ve gotten through the years from our users. We can’t underscore enough how necessary it is to get your installation right so if you have got questions, please give us a call at (718) 484-4050. A professional is standing by to answer all your concerns.
What are examples of common uses for home security cameras?
Borough Park residents use security cameras for a number of reasons, but the most popular are deterring criminals and break-ins, protecting family members and property from theft and burglary and to monitor caregivers and house cleaning staff.
What are some of the most effective security camera systems for Borough Park households?
We hate to play favorites, but from years of experience, testing and servicing, we find there are three manufacturers that set themselves apart from the rest. They are Bosch, Samsung and Sony. These models tend to be the most dependable, are easy to use and have impressive alternatives for consumers on a tight budget, but who still want a good degree of quality surveillance.
For their advantages, these are the three principal models we set up for our customers. If you already have another model, we can service or update it for better performance.Check with us first.
What kinds of security camera systems are there?
Network or IP cameras
Network or IP cameras are the best selling home security systems among our Borough Park clients because they permit surveillance from virtually any device. You are able to monitor your property from your laptop or computer in your office or even from your mobile phone while out of town.
Closed circuit or CCTV cameras have been around for a while are very versatile. These units have gone through significant improvements over the last few years by incorporating digital feed and sophisticated computer access devices.
We’re big fans of Dome cameras. They’re better looking, not intrusive and provide for a broader spectrum of surveillance. If you’ve been to Atlantic City or Coney Island inns you’ve probably recognized the dome shapes sticking out from the ceiling. The dome glass is typically shaded, concealing the camera direction. If you’ve been to Atlantic City, you may have noticed the “eye-in-the-sky” dome cameras just over your blackjack table.
Imitation Security Equipment
Artificial systems tend to be used as primarily deterrents and are nothing more than the camera housing. Dome camera casing is often used for fake cameras. These units are usually used by people who cannot afford a genuine surveillance system, yet still need a deterrent for potential intruders. They often come with pulsating lights and are indistinguishable from actual cameras.
Cameras for outdoors are engineered to be a little more durable and are housed in a case that can help them tolerate the harsh New York weather conditions. The lenses will often be made out of fog resistant glass so moisture doesn’t block out the view. They are often aimed in one area and possess limited range. Some can usually rotate their direction, but most cameras are one-directional and need to be adjusted physically to change camera angles.
Night Vision security cameras can implement infrared solutions to allow you to see clearly in total darkness. Many of these cameras will even serve a double purpose by permitting you to see at all times during the day or night.
Among the most popular installations for our clients are wireless devices. These products are perfect choices to avoid long cables, drilling and damage to your property.
Covert and hidden spy units can take on the look of a smoke detector, stuffed animals, statues and even tissue boxes. We generally advise that your cameras be visible to everyone, however. It’s usually better to prevent burglaries and unwanted entry whenever you can.
Motion detectors can be installed with your alarm and security system. Cameras are activated any time the sensor picks up movement. The recording begins any time movement is detected. Speak with your security pro to find out which configurations are right for you.
Are alarm and surveillance systems tricky to operate?
Security systems have become considerably easier to operate in the past few years. Our technicians will walk you through every step of using your system until you are completely confident operating it by yourself.
How can I set up my system?
Don’t do this yourself. Allow a professional do it for you.
We frequently come across projects where residents have bought their security cameras at Walmart or Target to try and save money, but more often than not, this equipment is not set up properly and does not operate the way they are meant to. We don’t blame anyone for wanting to spend less, but home security is just too critical not to be done properly. Your cameras cannot be correctly installed without the tech being on site. Knowing just how to place your camera to get max visibility, prevent glare and act as a deterrent is the job of a skilled specialist.
We highly recommend that a skilled technician set up and service your home security camera system, even if you choose a different company.
How good are surveillance networks? Just how well do they work?
Studies show that effective usage of security camera systems can not only record activity, but will prevent break-ins and burglaries, but only when the system is installed properly. Set it up yourself and you risk criminals hacking your system and cutting wiring. Thieves patrolling Borough Park generally know what they’re doing and will spot amateur installations pretty quickly.
What to Consider When Buying a System?
We’ll say it yet again, make sure you use a professional installation specialist, even if it isn’t us. Your family is too important to do this yourself. Call M&D at (718) 484-4050. We’ve got many years of experience not just in home security, but in your community as well. We’ll be sure to install one of the top 3 models; Bosch, Samsung or Sony. Your new system will also be properly tested and operational as soon as installation is done.
When purchasing, have a look at both black and white as well as color models. There may be a substantial price cost savings. If the area includes extremes such as a great deal of light or dim light, it’s advisable to use black and white since it will be much easier to pick up weak images. When the area to be monitored is indoors, you can think about color, but it might not be necessary.
Finding the optimum resolution for your monitors is important. The higher resolution, the better your images will be. Lower resolution can be less expensive, but aren’t good for detailed facial or feature recognition.
It’s important to get hardware that is compatible. Every so often, we find homeowners that have acquired various makes and models and have found out that their surveillance cameras weren’t compatible with their other monitoring instruments. Try to stick to the same manufacturer for all your components whenever you can.
What should I expect to spend for a system set up in Borough Park?
The price of a new system will likely determine the degree of surveillance for your premises.
Here’s what we have to know: Precisely what are your security goals? How many rooms do you need to monitor? What is the square footage of each area to be monitored? Will your cameras be for indoor or outdoor surveillance? How advanced do you want your camera system? And how frequently will you be using your security camera system?
In case you don’t know the answers to these questions, don’t panic. Give us a call and one of our techs will come out and help you figure out the right camera network for you. Contact us today at (718) 484-4050.
Helping Brooklyn residents keep secure and safe is what we do best. Home security cameras are only one way to protect your home from robberies and theft. Also ask us about our alarm systems and specialty locks for your doors, windows, garages and gates. In fact, let us do a complete review of your home or business and we’ll explain to you which points are likely to be targeted by burglars. And we always suggest engaging in an active neighborhood watch plan. Your nosey neighbors might be the biggest theft deterrent you’ve got. Finally, consider getting a dog. They will adapt to an urban setting rather easily and are outstanding protection against the bad guys. Call us at (718) 484-4050 for your home surveillance review today.