Protect your family and property with M&D’s hi tech security camera and surveillance systems. Security cameras for both home and business.
Are you looking into security cameras for your Cobble Hill home? The importance of a reliable system can’t be over-stated so contact us at (718) 484-4050 should you have questions that aren’t addressed below. An M&D Locks and Keys home security expert will be pleased to assist you.
What are some of the common ways to use home security cameras?
Cobble Hill residents use security cameras for a number of reasons, but the most common are deterring intruders and break-ins, protecting family and property from theft and robbery and to monitor caregivers and domestic workers.
What are the top security camera systems for Cobble Hill homeowners?
Our company has done broad research and testing on security products from cameras, remote access systems to surveillance computers and recording instruments. They are Bosch, Samsung andSony. These models tend to be the most reliable, are easy to use and have impressive options for consumers with limited funds, but who still want a substantial degree of top quality surveillance.
For their efficiency, these are the three principal models we set up for our customers. We can update and service other makes and models, but check with us first.
What kinds of security camera systems are there?
Network or IP cameras are the most common home security systems for our Cobble Hill customers because they allow surveillance from any device. Many businesses often use network cameras and will display activity from all cameras on a single monitor. These systems can be a bit much if you are only keeping an eye on a small area, but let a specialist help you make that decision.
Network systems also include monitoring from closed circuit television (CCTV). 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 provide a 360 degree view so they can swivel in any direction. These are the devices you see in Atlantic City casinos. The dome glass is typically tinted, hiding the camera position. If you’ve been to Atlantic City, you might have noticed the “eye-in-the-sky” dome cameras just above your blackjack table.
A cheaper option, artificial camera equipment give the look of security without the cost. The objective is that would-be trespassers will spot the camera and move on. Dome camera casing is typically used for imitation cameras. These devices are typically used by individuals who can’t afford an actual security solution, but need a deterrent for potential intruders. They often come with blinking lights and are indistinguishable from legitimate cameras.
Cameras for outdoors are engineered to be much more durable and are housed within a container that will help them withstand the harsh New York weather. The lenses are generally made with fog resistant glass so moisture doesn’t obstruct the scene. In most cases, outdoor security cameras are pointed in one direction and possess limited range. Some can rotate their direction, but most cameras are motionless and need to be moved manually to change angles.
Night Vision units can implement infrared solutions to allow you to see clearly in complete darkness. Many of these systems will even serve a double purpose by permitting you to see at all times throughout the day or night.
Wireless brands are quite common among Cobble Hill. Both outdoor and indoor cameras may be configured for wireless installation.
Covert and hidden units can take on the look of a smoke detector, stuffed animals, figurines and even Kleenex boxes. They can be placed almost anywhere, even though we typically recommend very visible security cameras since they act as a deterrent and stop crime before it happens.
Auto sensor devices and motion detectors can be used with your home security camera system to help you save power and digital storing space. Receptors detect motion and are automatically initialized to capture it. They can be set for different sensitivity degrees and durations. Seek advice from your security pro to determine which options are best for you.
How difficult is it to operate security cameras?
With all these very complex cameras and surveillance units, it could appear that a new system may be difficult to operate. Well, a few of the more high-end security systems are a bit complex and necessitate some coaching. For most homeowners, however, today’s models are far easier. If you are able to power on your laptop or computer, then chances are you should have no problem. Make sure your installation consultant goes through each operation with you until you are confident with its operation.
How do I set up my cameras?
Don’t do this on your own. Please let one of our technicians to do it for you.
From time to time we come across a customer who has obtained their system at a big box retailer such as Walmart, K-Mart or Target. Without the right design and installation, these cameras tend to be positioned improperly and configured incorrectly, leading to more problems than they solve. These stores also offer low cost security units, which are very limited in the scope of their functionality. Seldom are these solutions suitable for Cobble Hill homes.
Be sure to hire a professional installation expert. We’ll help you avoid costly problems in the future.
Studies prove that effective use of security cameras can not only capture activity, but can prevent break-ins and burglaries, but only when the system is installed properly. The biggest problem with inadequate systems is faulty installation and incorrect use. This is why your cameras really need to be installed by a specialist. Trespassers and bad guys can usually recognize a system that was not put in by an expert.
What to Look for When Installing a System?
Once more, find a skilled installation expert. Your family and property are too precious to do this on your own. Call M&D at (718) 484-4050. Our specialists are experienced in Cobble Hill home security installation. We’ll make sure your new camera system is fully operational and that you are completely able to operate it all on your own.
You’ll have to settle on color or black and white. Substantial savings could be involved, but there could be additional things to consider as well. If an vicinity has extremes such as a great deal of light or dim light, it’s better to use black and white as it will be much easier to pick up faint images. Black and white is typically better outdoors whenever lighting is not very controlled while color is usually better for inside systems. This isn’t always the case, however, and there are occasions when black and white models are preferable indoors.
Know resolution. The higher the resolution, the clearer the image. Low level camera resolution is generally around 330. Expect 400 for higher resolution products.
It’s very important to make sure all your instruments interact. We really do not recommend mixing brands. This always seems to result in compatibility difficulties.
Always a good concern, we can determine the price of your system.
We’ll want to know some things first such as: What do you need to monitor? How many rooms do you need to observe? What is the square footage of all the rooms to be monitored? Will your cameras be for indoor or outdoor surveillance? How state-of-the-art do you want your new monitoring system? Will you need 24 hour surveillance, partial surveillance or motion sensors?
In case you don’t know the answers to these questions, don’t worry. Call us and one of our techs will come out and help you determine the right solution for you. Contact us today at (718) 484-4050.
We’ve given out plenty of advice throughout the years and have helped lots of Brooklyn homeowners keep safe. Home security systems have been a huge part of that. Other protective measures include adding alarm systems, fitting entry ways with specialty locking mechanisms and protecting all doors, windows and gates. We’ll even secure your garage door if you have one. We’ll do a complete home inspection and show you where you’re susceptible. If your building or block does not use a neighborhood watch plan, then suggest one. Mindful neighbors can do far more to discourage crime than almost anything else. It’s a challenge within the city, but a dog can help with home security as well. For a home security check, be sure to contact us at (718) 484-4050.
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