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Ditmas Park, we understand your requirement for home security cameras. When it comes to crime, Brooklyn gets its share. As reported by NieghborhoodScout.com, Brooklyn is safer than only 38% of US communities. Yet, the likelihood of becoming a victim are just 1 in 167. In New York they are 1 in 246. If you have loved ones in Ditmas Park, you want to do everything you can to keep them safe.
What are some of the typical uses of home security cameras?
Ditmas Park residents use security cameras for many reasons, but the most common are deterring criminals and break-ins, protecting family and property from theft and burglary and to check caregivers and domestic workers.
What are some of the most effective security camera systems for Ditmas Park homes?
We hate to play favorites, but from years of experience, research and servicing, we find that there are three makes and models that set themselves above the rest. The three brands that stand out are Bosch, Samsung and Sony.
For their advantages, these are the three principal brands we set up for our customers. In case you already have a different brand, we may be able to service or update it for better performance. Contact us first.
What types of security camera systems are there?
Network or IP cameras
IP or network cameras are very popular among Ditmas Park home owners. They permit monitoring from almost any device and can integrate many other capabilities such as remote monitoring, wireless technology and multi-viewing. Many businesses often use network cameras and will exhibit activity from all cameras on one monitor. These systems may be a little much if you are only keeping an eye on one small area, but let a specialist help you make that decision.
Closed circuit or CCTV cameras have been around for a while and are very versatile. Recent improvements in the technology of CCTV cameras have made them a favorite among home owners and business owners alike.
We are big fans of Dome cameras. They are better looking, not intrusive and offer a broader range of surveillance. If you’ve been to Atlantic City or Coney Island hotels you’ve likely recognized the dome shapes protruding from the ceiling. 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 system isn’t on.
Fake Monitoring Devices
Imitation units tend to be applied as primarily deterrents and are little more than the camera shell. Dome camera housing is frequently used for imitation cameras. These devices are normally used by people who cannot afford an actual security system, yet still want a deterrent for potential trespassers. They often have blinking lights to make them appear authentic.
Made to be tough, outdoor security cameras are located in a case that will help them resist the harsh New York weather conditions. Generally, owners will have them aimed in one place and have limited range. Some can rotate their direction, but most cameras are one-directional and need to be moved physically to change camera angles.
Night Vision security cameras can implement infrared solutions to allow you to see clearly in almost complete darkness. A number of these models can now be used in both night and day, allowing for more dependable surveillance.
Wireless units have become common among Ditmas Park. Both outdoor and indoor systems can be configured for wireless installation.
Many consumers ask us about spy cameras. We’ve installed a few in the area. They can be of very high quality, although we seldom recommend them because a secret camera does nothing to help prevent intrusions. It’s usually much better to use cameras to avoid break-ins rather than capturing activity.
Motion detectors may be set up together with your alarm and security system. Cameras are set off whenever the sensor registers movement. Receptors detect motion and are instantly triggered to capture it. They can be set for a variety of sensitivity ranges and durations. Seek advice from your security expert to determine which options are right for you.
Are alarm and surveillance systems difficult to control?
With all these highly complex cameras and surveillance equipment, it would seem that a new system could be hard to operate. Well, some of the more high-end home security systems are a bit intricate and require some training. For the majority of home owners, however, today’s cameras are much easier. If you are able to power on your personal computer, then you will likely have no problem. Our professionals will walk you through each step of using your system until you are totally confident operating it on your own.
How do I set up my home security cameras?
We highly recommend you do not position your own cameras.
Quite often, we come across jobs where homeowners have bought their security cameras at Walmart or Target to try and cut costs, but all too often, this equipment is not set up adequately and does not operate the way they are meant to. We don’t find fault with anyone for wanting to cut costs, but home security is too important not to be done properly. Your cameras cannot be properly installed without the tech on site. Knowing just how to place your camera to attain top visibility, avoid glare and act as a deterrent is the work of a skilled expert.
We urge you to allow a skilled technician to set up and service your security camera system, even if it’s not us.
How good are camera networks?
The office of Homeland Security says that security cameras have been proven to be quite effective, but only if installed appropriately and used effectively. The primary problem with ineffective units is faulty installation and incorrect usage. That’s why your security cameras ought to be installed by a specialist. It is not difficult for professional burglars canvassing Ditmas Park to ascertain if your units were put in correctly or not.
What to Look For
We’ll say it again, make sure to use a professional installation specialist, even if it’s another company. Your family and property are too important to do this yourself. Call M&D at (718) 484-4050. Our technicians are experienced in Ditmas Park home security installation. Your new security camera system will be fully tested and operational the moment the installation is completed.
When you are researching, check out both black and white as well as color systems. Considerable savings may be involved, but there may be other concerns as well. The amount of available light in an area may help you make a decision. Dimly lit areas in addition to those with a high degree of variable light will often do better with black and white. When the area to be monitored is inside your home, you can think about color, but it may not be necessary.
Understand resolution. The better the resolution, the sharper the image. Low-level camera resolution is normally around 330. Expect 400 for better resolution products.
It’s important to purchase equipment that is compatible. Occasionally, we find homeowners that have purchased various makes and models and have found out that their cameras were not compatible with their other monitoring units. Try to stick to the same manufacturer for all your equipment whenever you can.
What can I expect to pay for installation in Ditmas Park?
That’s the only question in this article that’s difficult for us to answer without knowing more information.
To be able to answer this concern, we’ll have to ask you a few questions as well: What are your security aims? Are there a number of rooms, a large house or a business to be monitored? What is the square footage of each area to be observed? Do you need indoor or outdoor cameras? How state-of-the-art do you want your new security camera system? And how regularly will you be running your security cameras?
If this all seems too much, don’t worry. Contact us at (718) 484-4050. Our specialists are really good at making home security fun and easy.
Hopefully you are able to gain some basic information from this article. We’ve just scratched the surface of security camera systems and there is much more to take into account. Remember to call us at (718) 484-4050 for solutions to all your concerns. We love to help. As a local business and Ditmas Park neighborhood partner, M&D Locks and Keys is an awesome source for security camera installations..
A Shield for Your Home
Chances are, many of our clients are in your community. Check out our 5-star ratings in either Yelp or Google to see for yourself what others are saying about our quality service. Your loved ones are too important to trust unqualified installation companies. Call M&D Locks and Keys today for an inspection and quote to put in a wall of protection at your home.
We’d want to say thanks to all the Ditmas Park and Brooklyn homeowners who have used our solutions in the past and who have been so nice to refer us to their family and friends time and time again.
Living Secure in Your Neighborhood: Ditmas Park
What is more crucial than the security of your loved ones? Investing in a strong home security system, insuring you have the right locks at all access points, participating in a neighborhood watch program and installing video cameras at key points in the house are all valuable methods at curtailing break-ins. We also recommend getting a dog to warn you when something at home isn’t quite right. Getting a security camera system for your home is a great initial step. We’ll be sure it provides you the maximum protection.
M&D Locks and Keys knows Ditmas Park as well as any Brooklyn locksmith and can help you with all your home security. Contact us at (718) 484-4050.
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