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M&D Locks and Keys has been a Brooklyn regular for years helping locals with lockout services and home security services. If you’re like us, you really appreciate the neighborhood, but you also need to keep yourself safe from break-ins and theft. Setting up a security camera system is a good idea and if you live in Dyker Heights, you’re in luck because with M&D’s practical experience, we know the kind of security cameras, surveillance devices and alarm systems that perform best for you. We’re happy to share with you some thoughts that our other Dyker Heights clients have had with regard to installing a new security camera system in their homes.
What are typical uses of home security cameras?
There are many applications, but we find that most Dyker Heights homeowners use home security cameras for a few particular reasons. Typical uses are: As a deterrent to break-ins or robbery; to safeguard loved ones from intruders; to supervise in-home health care providers, household staff and babysitters.
Which are the most effective security cameras for Dyker Heights homes?
With our experience in home and office security within Brooklyn neighborhoods, we have found a number of brands that are the most popular and best equipped for Dyker Heights residents. They are Bosch, Samsung and Sony. These systems tend to be the most dependable, are easy to use and have effective alternatives for consumers on a tight budget, but who still want a good degree of quality surveillance.
Due to their efficiency, these are the three primary models we set up for our customers. We can update and support other makes and models.
What kinds of security camera systems are there?
Network or IP cameras
Network or IP cameras are the most popular home security systems for our Dyker Heights clients due to the fact they enable monitoring from almost any device. You’ll be able to monitor your home from anywhere as long as you have a computer or other hand held device with internet access.
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.
Dome cameras give you a 360 degree view so they can turn in any direction. Another very popular solution among Dyker Heights residents and business owners, dome cameras give the most mobility. They can swivel in any direction without warning intruders that they are being observed. The dome glass is often tinted, hiding the camera angle. If you’ve been to Atlantic City, it’s likely you have noticed the “eye-in-the-sky” dome cameras just over your black-jack table.
Imitation Surveillance Equipment
Fake models are often used as primarily deterrents and are little more than the camera housing. Dome camera casing is frequently used for imitation cameras. These systems tend to be used by individuals who cannot afford an actual security system, but still need a deterrent for potential trespassers. They do a decent job since they are virtually indistinguishable from genuine cameras.
Cameras for outdoors are engineered to be more rugged and are encased within a container that can help them tolerate the harsh New York weather conditions. Typically, they are aimed in one direction and possess limited range. Higher end systems can rotate their direction, but the majority of cameras are motionless and need to be moved physically to change angles.
Night Vision units are able to use infrared solutions to allow you to see clearly in complete darkness. The versatility of these models have improved significantly recently and now some work well in both day and night, giving you 24 hour monitoring capability.
A lot of the previously mentioned systems come with wire free and remote access technology so you don’t have to make a choice between an effective network camera and one that allows you to monitor your home while away. Now you can have both. These systems are excellent choices to avoid long cables, drilling and damage to your home.
Covert and hidden spy cameras may take on the appearance of a smoke detector, pictures, figurines and even tissue boxes. They can be of very high quality, though we seldom recommend them because a disguised camera does very little to help prevent crime. It’s always much better use cameras to prevent break-ins rather than capture them on tape.
Motion detectors are often used with various security systems. Receptors detect movements and are automatically activated to capture it. They can be set for various sensitivity degrees and durations. Speak with your security pro to determine which options are best for you.
How hard is it to operate security camera systems?
With all these highly complex cameras and monitoring units, it would appear that a new system could be hard to operate. Well, some of the more sophisticated security systems are a bit complex and necessitate some coaching. For the majority of homeowners, however, today’s devices are far easier. If you are able to turn on your computer, then you will have no problem. If M&D sets up it for you, we will show you how it all works until you are completely satisfied and comfortable with your system’s functions and features.
What is the best way for me to set up my security cameras?
It would be very irresponsible for us to give advice about where to place your cameras without knowing the exact area you wish to observe.
Frequently, we come across jobs where homeowners have obtained their security cameras at Walmart or Target in an attempt to save money, but often, this equipment is not set up properly and does not function the way they are supposed to. We don’t fault anyone for looking to cut costs, but home security is simply too critical not to be done properly. Rarely are these systems suitable for Dyker Heights homes.
Make sure you use a professional installation specialist. We’ll help you avert costly problems in the future.
How efficient are surveillance solutions? How well do they work?
Assuming they are installed by a skilled professional, they are highly effective at recording the precise activity you want. But a pro who knows what they’re doing won’t stop there, they will position them as a crime deterrent so the robber or thief will move on. Install it yourself and you run the risk of burglars hacking your system and slicing wiring. It is easy for professional burglars canvassing Dyker Heights to know if your units were put in correctly or not.
Things to Look For
Use a pro. Don’t try installing your system on your own. Don’t risk the security of your loved ones by taking shortcuts. Call M&D at (718) 484-4050. We have 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 3 models; Bosch, Samsung or Sony. Your new camera system will also be properly tested and operational once the installation is finished.
As you are researching, check out both black and white as well as color models. There can be a substantial price savings. If an area includes extremes such as a lot of light or dim light, it’s better to use black and white because it will be easier to pick up weak images. Black and white is typically better outdoors when lighting is not very controlled while color is usually much better for inside systems. This is not always the case, however, and you may find instances when black and white units are more suitable indoors.
Understand resolution. The better the resolution, the sharper the image. Low-level camera resolution is generally around 330. Expect 400 for better resolution units.
It’s necessary to get equipment that is compatible. It’s generally not a great idea to combine brands unless you know which of them work effectively together.
What can I expect to pay for all this in Dyker Heights?
That’s the only question in this article that may be hard for us to answer without knowing more details.
We’ll need to determine several things first such as: What do you need to track? How many rooms do you need to keep track of? What is the square footage of all the areas to be observed? Will your cameras be for indoor or outdoor surveillance? How sophisticated do you want your new security camera system? And how frequently will you be operating your security cameras?
In case you don’t know the answers to these questions, don’t worry. Call us and one of our experts will come out and help you decide on the perfect system for you. Call us at (718) 484-4050.
We have given away a good amount of advice throughout the years and have helped a lot of Brooklyn residents keep safe from intruders. Home surveillance systems have been a huge part of that. Be sure to ask us about our alarm systems and specialty locks for your doors, windows, garages and gates. In fact, let us do a complete inspection of your home or business and we’ll explain to you which areas are likely to be targeted by burglars. And we always suggest participating in a good neighborhood watch system. Mindful neighbors can do more to deter crime than nearly anything else. It can be hard in the city, but a dog can help with home security too. Contact us at (718) 484-4050 for your home surveillance inspection today.
M&D Locks and Keys
140 Empire Blvd.
Brooklyn, NY 11225