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So you live in or around Prospect Park South and you’re thinking of installing a security camera system. Before you make that purchase, there a few things you should know. Considering that we’ve been installing surveillance and security systems in Brooklyn for so long, we thought we would put together a number of standard concerns and questions we’ve received over the years from our clients. The importance of a reliable system should not be over-stated so contact us at (718) 484-4050 should you have any questions that aren’t addressed here. One of our home security specialists will be happy to speak with you.
You can find numerous applications, but we find that many Prospect Park South homeowners use home security cameras for some specific reasons. Popular uses are: As prevention for break-ins or robbery; to protect family members from intruders; to supervise in-home care providers, household staff and nannies.
What are the most effective security cameras for Prospect Park South properties?
We have done extensive research and testing on security products from digital cameras, remote access units to surveillance computers and recording tools. Our favorites for dependability, durability and ease of use are Bosch, Sony and Samsung.
For their advantages, these are the three principal brands we install for our clients. We maintain and support other makes and models.
What kinds of security cameras are there?
Network or IP cameras
IP or network cameras are very popular among Prospect Park South homeowners. They permit monitoring from almost any device and can integrate other capabilities such as remote monitoring, wireless technology and multi-viewing. You can monitor your property from your laptop or computer in your office or even from your hand held device while out of town.
Network systems also include monitoring from closed circuit television (CCTV). Recent improvements in the technology of CCTV cameras have made them a favorite among home owners and business owners alike.
Featuring a larger surveillance area, dome cameras have become very popular with their smooth structure and plentiful functions. If you’ve been to Atlantic City or Coney Island hotels you’ve probably recognized the dome shapes protruding from the ceiling. Because the dome is shaded, it is not certain where the camera is directed and if it is even operational. This makes it a deterrent, even if the device isn’t on.
Imitation Security Equipment
A less costly selection, fake camera equipment provide the appearance of security without the price. The intention is that would-be robbers will spot the camera and move on. Dome camera casing is often used for fake cameras. These units are usually used by individuals who cannot afford a genuine surveillance system, but still want a deterrent for likely trespassers. They often have pulsating lights to make them look real.
Cameras for outdoors are sturdy and able to endure severe weather conditions. The lenses are often made with fog resistant glass so moisture doesn’t obstruct the scene. Typically, they are pointed in one direction and have limited range. Higher end systems can usually rotate their direction, but most cameras are still and need to be moved by hand to change angles.
With infrared technology, night vision cameras permits you to keep an eye on an area even if it is completely obscured by darkness. Many of these cameras will even serve a dual purpose by allowing you to see continuously during the day or night.
Wireless security and remote access cameras are increasingly popular among our Prospect Park South customers. Both outdoor and indoor units can be set up for wireless installation.
These babies are good if you don’t want someone to be aware that you are observing them. They can take the look of a lot of different objects such as smoke sensors, lights and portraits. Many are so tiny, they can fit into a shirt pocket. A lot like your favorite spy movie. We typically suggest that your security cameras be obvious to everyone, however. It’s always better to avoid theft and unwanted entry whenever you can.
Auto sensor devices and movement detectors can be used with your home security camera system to help save power and digital storing space. Receptors detect movements and are promptly triggered to capture it. They can be set for different sensitivity levels and durations. Check with your security pro to determine which configurations are best for your needs.
How tough is it to use security camera systems?
With all these highly complex cameras and surveillance units, it could seem that a new system could be difficult to use. Well, some of the more high-end home security systems are a bit intricate and necessitate some coaching. For the majority of homeowners, however, today’s cameras are far easier. If you can turn on your personal computer, then chances are you should have no problem. Be sure that your installation consultant goes through each and every operation with you until you are comfortable with its operation.
Where are the best places to set up my home security cameras?
It would be irresponsible for us to give tips about where to place your monitoring devices without knowing the particular area you would like to observe.
We frequently come across jobs where homeowners have purchased their security cameras at Walmart or Target in an attempt to save money, but all too often, this equipment is not installed properly and does not function the way they are supposed to. We don’t blame anyone for wanting to cut costs, but home security is just too important not to be done properly. Rarely are these models adequate for Prospect Park South homes.
We urge you to allow a skilled technician install and service your home security camera system, even if you choose a different company.
How efficient are surveillance networks?
If installed by an expert, they are highly effective at recording the exact activity you want. But a good pro won’t end there, he or she will position them as an effective crime deterrent so the burglar or intruder will move on. Install it yourself and you risk bad guys hacking your system and cutting wiring. It is not difficult for experienced burglars canvassing Prospect Park South to determine if your units were put in correctly or not.
Things to Consider
Use a pro. Don’t attempt installing your camera system on your own. Home security is too important. Call M&D at (718) 484-4050. We have got many years of experience not only in home security, but in your neighborhood as well. We’ll be sure to install one of the top three models; Bosch, Samsung or Sony. Your new system will be properly tested and operational after the installation is finished.
Find out if you’d like black and white monitors or color. There could be a substantial price cost savings. The amount of available light in an location could 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 monitored is inside your home, you can consider color, but it might not be necessary.
Understand resolution. The greater the resolution, the sharper the image. Low-level camera resolution will likely be around 330. Expect 400 for higher resolution products.
It’s necessary to choose equipment that is compatible. Every now and then, we find homeowners that have acquired several makes and models and have discovered that their surveillance cameras were not compatible with their other monitoring equipment. Try to keep to the same manufacturer for your components whenever you can.
The price of a new system can certainly determine the degree of security for your premises.
We’ll want to know several things first such as: Precisely what are your security objectives? Are there many rooms, a full house or a business to be observed? What’s the square footage? Will your cameras be for outdoor or indoor surveillance? How sophisticated would you like your new security camera system? And how often will you be running your security cameras?
If all of this sounds like too much, don’t worry. Call us at (718) 484-4050. Our specialists are very good at making home security easy and fun.
Helping Brooklyn locals stay secure and safe is what we do best. Home security cameras are just one way to safeguard your home from break-ins and intruders. Different protective measures include adding alarm systems, fitting access points with specialized locking mechanisms and securing all doors, windows and gates. We’ll even secure your garage door for those who have one. We’ll do a full home evaluation and show you exactly where you are susceptible. If your building or block doesn’t have a neighborhood watch program, then lead the charge and initiate one. Aware neighbors can do more to discourage criminal activity than almost anything else. It can be difficult in the city, but a dog can help with home security as well. Contact us at (718) 484-4050 for your home security review today.
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