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If anyone understands the security demands of Prospect Lefferts Gardens, it’s us. With two locations in Brooklyn, M&D Locks and Keys has been a permanent fixture in the neighborhood for many years. Camera installations are becoming increasingly popular here and you want a professional that not only knows security, but knows the area.
Setting up and positioning your video cameras is not a simple task and it needs to be done properly if they are going to be successful at deterring robberies and burglaries. The concepts listed here are typical concerns we have received from our clients through the years. You might have more questions so we urge you to call us at (718) 484-4050 to talk with one of our installation specialists.
What are some of the common uses for home security cameras?
There are numerous applications, but we find that a lot of Prospect Lefferts Gardens residents use home security cameras for a few specific reasons. Frequent uses are: As a deterrent to break-ins or robbery; to protect family members from intruders; to watch over in-home care providers, household staff and babysitters.
What are some of the best security cameras for Prospect Lefferts Gardens homes?
With our experience with home and office security within Brooklyn neighborhoods, we have found a few makes and models that are the most popular and best equipped for Prospect Lefferts Gardens residents. Those that routinely perform best are Samsung, Bosch and Sony.
These are the three brand names M&D installs the most. For those who already have a different brand, we can service or update it for better functionality.Contact us to be sure.
What kinds of security cameras are there?
Network or IP cameras
Network or IP cameras are the best selling home security systems among our Prospect Lefferts Gardens customers because they permit surveillance from almost any device. You are able to monitor your home from your laptop or computer in your office or even from your hand held device while out of town.
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. 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 give you a 360 degree view so they can swivel in any direction. These are the units you see in Atlantic City casinos. Because the dome is hued, it is uncertain where the camera is pointed and if it is actually operational. This causes it to become a deterrent, even if the system isn’t on.
Imitation Monitoring Products
Fake systems are often applied as mostly deterrents and are little more than the camera covering. Dome camera housing is typically used for artificial cameras. These devices are normally used by individuals who cannot afford a genuine surveillance solution, but still want a deterrent for would-be intruders. They often come with blinking lights and are indistinguishable from real cameras.
Outdoor cameras are meant to be much more rugged and are encased in a housing that will help them stand up to the harsh New York weather conditions. The lenses are generally made from fog resistant glass so moisture and humidity doesn’t impair the scene. In most cases, outdoor security cameras are pointed in one direction and possess limited range. A few of the more expensive cameras can rotate their direction, but most cameras are one-directional and need to be moved physically to change angles.
Night Vision monitoring devices are able to use infrared technology to allow you to see clearly in total darkness. Many of these units will even serve a dual purpose by allowing you to see continuously throughout the day or night.
Wireless security and remote access cameras are widely used among our Prospect Lefferts Gardens customers. Both outdoor and indoor units may be set up for wireless installation.
Covert and hidden cameras can take on the look of a smoke detector, stuffed toys, nic nacs 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 prevent crime before it happens.
Motion detectors may be set up with your burglar alarm and home security system. Cameras are set off when the sensing unit identifies movement. Sensors detect motion and are automatically activated to capture it. They can be set for different sensitivity ranges and durations. Speak with your security pro to determine which options are best for you.
Are surveillance and alarm systems difficult to use?
In the past, security cameras were large, clunky and difficult to use. These days, they’ve become a lot easier. Our experts will walk you through every step of using your system until you are completely confident operating it by yourself.
What is the best way for me to install my home security cameras?
It would be irresponsible for us to offer suggestions about where to put your monitoring devices without knowing the specific area you wish to observe.
Occasionally we come across a homeowner who has purchased their system at a big box store such as Walmart or target. Without proper installation, these cameras will often be positioned improperly and configured incorrectly, causing more challenges than they solve. These outlets also provide low cost security devices, which are limited in the scope of their effectiveness. Cheap security gadgets are not sufficient to protect your home in Prospect Lefferts Gardens in our opinion.
Make sure you use a professional installation specialist. We’ll help you avert costly problems down the road.
How reliable are surveillance systems? Just how well do they work?
The office of Homeland Security asserts that security camera systems have been proven to be extremely effective, but only if installed properly and used effectively. Install it yourself and you run the risk of bad guys hacking your system and slicing cables. Thieves patrolling Prospect Lefferts Gardens usually know what they’re doing and will detect amateur installations pretty easily.
What to Look for When Installing a System?
Again, find a qualified installation professional. Don’t risk the security of your loved ones by taking shortcuts. Call M&D at (718) 484-4050. Our specialists are experienced in Prospect Lefferts Gardens home security installation. Your new camera system will be thoroughly tested and operational the moment the installation is finished.
As you’re shopping, have a look at both black and white as well as color models. Significant savings might be involved, but there could be some other things to consider as well. The amount of available light in an location may help you decide. Dimly lit areas as well as those with a high degree of variable light will often do better with black and white. If the area to be observed is inside your home, you can think about color, but it may not be necessary.
Have an understanding of resolution. The greater the resolution, the clearer the image. Low-level camera resolution will likely be around 330. Expect 400 for higher resolution systems.
It’s highly important to be sure all your components work together. It’s typically not a great idea to combine brands unless you know which of them work efficiently together.
What can I expect to spend for a system set up in Prospect Lefferts Gardens?
Always a good question, we can determine the price of your system.
We’ll need to determine some things first such as: What exactly are your security goals? Are there multiple rooms, an entire home or a business to be observed? What is the square footage of all the rooms to be observed? Will you need indoor or outdoor cameras? How cutting-edge would you like your new monitoring system? Will you need 24 hour surveillance, partial surveillance or motion sensors?
If all of this seems too much, don’t worry. Contact us at (718) 484-4050. Our consultants are very great at making home security easy and fun.
We have given away lots of advice throughout the years and have helped a lot of Brooklyn homeowners keep safe. Home security systems have been a big part of that. Different protective measures include adding alarm systems, fitting access points with specialized locks and securing all doors, windows and gates. We’ll even secure your garage door if you’ve got one. In fact, let us do a complete evaluation of your home or business and we will explain to you which areas are likely to be targeted by crooks. In the event your building or block does not have a neighborhood watch program, then then take the lead and start one. Mindful neighbors can do more to deter crime than almost anything else. Finally, think about getting a dog. They will adapt to an urban environment quite easily and are excellent protection against the bad guys. To get a home security evaluation, make sure you call us at (718) 484-4050.
M&D Locks and Keys
140 Empire Blvd.
Brooklyn, NY 11225