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Are you looking into surveillance cameras for your Cypress Hills home? Given that we’ve been putting in surveillance and alarm systems in Brooklyn for so long, we thought we would put together a list of the standard questions and concerns we’ve received through the years from our customers. The importance of a reliable system should not be over-stated so contact us at (718) 484-4050 if you have any questions that aren’t addressed here. An M&D Locks and Keys home security expert will be happy to assist you.
You can find numerous uses, but we find that a lot of Cypress Hills homeowners use home security cameras for a couple of particular purposes. Typical uses are: As prevention for break-ins or robbery; to protect loved ones from intruders; to watch over in-home caregivers, household personnel and babysitters.
We hate to play favorites, but from years of experience, testing and servicing, we find that there are three makes and models that set themselves above the rest. Our preferred brands for reliability, stability and ease of use are Bosch, Sony and Samsung.
For their advantages, these are the three primary models we install for our clients. In case you currently have another model, we may be able to support or update it for better performance.Contact us first.
Network or IP cameras are the most in-demand home security systems among our Cypress Hills clients due to the fact they enable surveillance from virtually any device. Many businesses often use network cameras and will display activity from all cameras on a single monitor. These systems may be a bit much if you are only keeping an eye on one small area, but let a professional help you make that decision.
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. Recent improvements in the technology of CCTV cameras have made them a favorite among home owners and business owners alike.
Dome cameras provide a 360 degree view so they can pivot in any direction. These are the gizmos you see in Atlantic City casinos. Because the dome is hued, it is not certain where the camera is directed and if it is actually working. This helps make it a deterrent, even if the unit isn’t on.
Imitation models tend to be employed as mainly deterrents and are nothing more than the camera covering. Dome camera housing is normally used for fake cameras. These systems are normally used by individuals who cannot afford a genuine security solution, yet still need a deterrent for likely trespassers. They generally do a good job since they are practically indistinguishable from authentic cameras.
Cameras for outdoor use are meant to be a little 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 and humidity doesn’t impair the view. In most cases, outdoor security cameras are aimed in one area and have limited range. A few of the more expensive cameras can rotate their direction, however, most cameras are still and need to be adjusted by hand to change angles.
With infrared technology, night vision units permits one to monitor an area even if it is completely obscured by darkness. Some of these units can be used in both night and day, enabling more dependable surveillance.
Most previously mentioned solutions come with wire free and remote access technology so you don’t have to choose between a good quality network camera and one that permits you to monitor your home while away. You can now have both. These systems are perfect choices to avoid long cables, drilling and damage to your house.
Many consumers ask us about secret cameras. We’ve put in a few throughout the neighborhood. They can be hidden almost anywhere, though we usually recommend very visible security cameras since they act as a deterrent and prevent crime before it happens.
Motion detectors can be installed together with your alarm and security system. Cameras are triggered when the sensor picks up movement. Furthermore, some receptors will alert a security company. Some Cypress Hills homeowners have their sensors configured for fire, smoke and dangerous chemical substances as well. Consult with your security expert to determine which configurations are best for you.
Security cameras have become less difficult over the last few years in spite of their advanced capabilities. Your M&D expert will go through each and every operation step-by-step with you until you are comfortable using your new security camera system by yourself.
You don’t. We do it for you.
We frequently come across jobs where residents have obtained their security cameras at Walmart or Target to try and save money, but all too often, this equipment is not set up appropriately and does not perform the way they are meant to. We don’t blame anyone for wanting to cut costs, but home security is too critical not to be done correctly. Discounted security systems typically are not adequate to protect your home in Cypress Hills in our opinion.
We recommend that a professional technician put in and service your home security camera system, even if it’s not us.
The office of Homeland Security says that security camera systems have been proven to be very effective, as long as they are installed correctly and used effectively. Install it yourself and you run the risk of thieves hacking your system and cutting wiring. It isn’t difficult for professional thieves canvassing Cypress Hills to be able to tell if your cameras were mounted correctly or not.
Once more, find a competent installation specialist. Your family is too precious to do this job 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 make sure to install one of the top 3 models; Bosch, Samsung or Sony. Your new camera system will also be properly tested and functional as soon as installation is done.
You’ll have to settle on either color or black and white. There could be a significant price savings. If the area has got extremes such as a large amount of light or dim light, it’s advisable to use black and white because it will be much easier to pick up faint images. Black and white is generally better outdoors when lighting is not very controlled while color is much better for interior systems. This is not always the case, however, and you may find times when black and white models are preferable indoors.
Be aware of resolution. The higher the resolution, the sharper the image. Low-level camera resolution is generally around 330. Expect 400 for higher resolution systems.
Lastly, be sure that your cameras, monitors, sensors and remote access items are all compatible. On occasion, we find homeowners who have purchased different brands and have discovered that their cameras were not compatible with their other monitoring equipment. Try to keep to the same brand for all your components whenever you can.
The price of a new system can certainly determine the quality of security for your home. Here’s what we need to know: What do you need to view? Are there multiple rooms, a whole house or a business to be observed? What’s the total square footage? Do you need outdoor or indoor cameras? How sophisticated would you like your monitoring system? And how frequently will you be using your security camera system?
If all of this seems too much, don’t worry. Call us at (718) 484-4050. Our specialists are very great at making home security a breeze.
We hope you were able to gain some useful information with this article. The tips here are by no means complete so be sure to call us at (718) 484-4050 in case you have more concerns or would like to talk with a security camera installation professional. As a local service and Cypress Hills neighborhood partner, M&D Locks and Keys is a popular resource for security cameras.
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What is more important than the security of your loved ones? Investing in a good burglar alarm system, insuring you have the appropriate locks at all access points, adding a neighborhood watch program and installing surveillance cameras at key points in your home are all effective steps at protecting against break-ins. We also suggest getting a dog to warn you whenever something at home isn’t quite right. If you are planning to spend time and money on a security camera system, be sure that it’s done correctly.
M&D Locks and Keys knows Cypress Hills as well as any Brooklyn locksmith and will help you with your security camera selection, installation and operation. Call us at (718) 484-4050.
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