Different Quality Types in Security Cameras

Are you a homeowner or own a business? Are you looking to add a security system to your home or business? You know what you want to cover, but don’t know what camera quality may be best for you? Well, there are a variety of qualities that are out in technology these days. At Security Surveillance System we offer 2K, 4K, and even 8K systems. You may be wondering, what does the K stand for in 2K, 4K, or 8K, which some people didn’t even know existed? K stands for thousand, and it is referring to the number of pixels built into the camera. When there are more pixels in an image, the picture will stand out more in details, henceforth the higher the quality. Cameras come in many shapes and sizes, but the main purpose of a security camera is the image it transfers to a monitor. Security Surveillance System offers many unique cameras from 2 thousand up to 16 thousand pixels. Depending on your needs, detail is really important. For example, a 2K camera will be able to catch the face of a victim, 4k might catch the jewelry the victim was wearing, but 8K will catch the slightest and most important details, like the tattoo of the victim or the marks and bruise they might have. Not that the 2K and 4K will not catch that, but the detail will be remarkable in 8K footage.

Televisions have advanced majorly in the past decades, we went from box TV’s to flat screen HDTVs that show you an image almost close to reality. Soon, 8K TV’s will be offered in retail, which will bring visions of reality to life when showing you the footage on screen. When an incident happened, the TV that the camera footage is transferred may not yet be able to handle it when footage is minimized, but when the footage is maximized, the detail in the footage is remarkable and unbelievable. We also offer HD 1080p, our economical packages still clear as day, but to maximize efficiency and performance, 8K is the way to go.

Security Challenges & Solutions That State Licensed Marijuana Growers Face

Medical marijuana is a cash crop that’s very expensive to grow and produce. State licensed marijuana growers face many security challenges ranging from meeting state government regulations, to protecting your crops and preventing theft. As a state licensed marijuana grower, you are required to have 24/7 video surveillance at your facilities with a complete video security system. We offer a wide range of high-quality, reliable video security systems, security cameras and hidden cameras that are engineered to withstand the demands of around-the-clock surveillance.

Do surveillance cameras really have an effect on crime? Researchers in recent published studies say “Yes”

 

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In a study by Mikael Priks of the Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, newly installed surveillance cameras in subway stations in Stockholm, Sweden were shown to decrease crime in that area. Cameras were installed in over 80 subway stations in Stockholm and stayed in operation for two years. The overall crime rate in these usually high-crime stations was reduced by 20 percent, and incidences of robbery, drug-related crime and pickpocketing were reduced by 20-40%. What was also found was that crime outside of the stations where there weren’t any cameras was also reduced.

In Baltimore, Maryland, the city placed hundreds of security cameras in the high-crime and downtown areas. These cameras are “actively monitored” by retired police officers. A study done on this surveillance system showed that there has been a reduction of at least 30 incidents of criminal activity per month since installment. According to the Urban Institute, while the city spent a whopping $8 million on the system (installation and maintenance), they have saved over $12 million in criminal justice costs!

Although the success rate of crime reduction in security camera use depends on users actively monitoring the system , the majority of studies about this subject come to the conclusion that camera surveillance is indeed a great tool to prevent crime in public spaces, homes, and businesses.

Surveillance cameras for the Holiday Season

During the Holiday season, burglary is on the rise.  We are doing our shopping and buying gifts for friends and family.  Along with that comes the greedy thief who wants to get things without paying for them.  They steal them from your car, from your home and even from your place of business if they have the opportunity.  Protect yourself with Surveillance cameras.  These handy tools are great because they are low maintenance and record every person that comes in or around your home or business.  If you would like to find out how Surveillance cameras can help you then we would be happy to sit down with you and show you exactly how it works.  Give us a call today and we can set up a free onsite security review and figure out how to fully protect the things you work very hard to purchase and to keep your holiday season a safe one.

Let’s Get Connected!

WELL CONNECTED
You have most certainly heard that the most successful businesses are the ones that are well
connected. Well, connections are important for all types of networking including system networking.
You might be scratching your head right about now trying to figure out why networking has anything
to do with your security surveillance system. And, I’m gonna tell you! If you take your security as
seriously as you should then you want to ensure that the network your cameras are connected on is
secure.

5 Features the Best Surveillance Systems Have in Common

It’s important to outpace criminals, especially when it comes to technology. Surveillance systems are an important part of keeping one’s home or business from falling victim to people with bad intentions. With cameras in place, individuals stand a greater chance of catching criminals in the act or preventing crime altogether.

Anyone shopping for a video security system needs to be aware of the specific features offered by various surveillance cameras. Each security system will boast a range of different attributes, including high video resolution or the ability to capture images in the dark, and it’s important to choose the particular system that will work best for your unique needs.

Protect your investment with Surveillance Cameras

What is your biggest investment?  Is it your home?  Is it your Business?  Is it the expensive car you have in the garage that only comes out when the weather is nice?  Maybe it is the inventory that you keep in your home for a home based business that you maintain.  No matter what it is, it is a very important asset and should be protected at all cost.  We install and service surveillance cameras and we want to show you how you can protect the things that you invest the most in.  With our day & night cameras you can watch over your investment 24/7 and our state of the art DVR will record any and all activity that occurs.  We would be happy to come sit down with you and put together a system that will do just that and will provide you with the peace of mind that everyone wants when you spend a lot of money and time to get the things you have.  We offer remote viewing that can be accessed by phone, tablet and or remote computer to allow viewing anytime from anywhere.  Call Now and get your absolutely free estimate!

Embezzlement Prevention

A CRIME OF OPPORTUNITY
With the Holidays right around the corner, businesses are seeing a rise in crimes committed by their very own employees. Embezzlement occurs when an employee takes unauthorized funds from their employer for their own personal gain. Employees in charge of bookkeeping, accounting and auditing are a few likely suspects. Desperation can often turn an honest and hardworking employee into an embezzler. Often times an employee will justify their crime by an unwritten promise to pay their employer back. Well, it is not often that that promise comes to fruition. And even if it does, the crime has already been committed.

New Homeowner? 6 Ways You Can Help Secure Your Home and Protect Your Family and Assets

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Are you the proud owner of a new home? Congratulations! Hopefully, you are taking the steps necessary to protect your new investment from crime. According to the F.B.I., In 2013, there were an estimated 1,928,465 burglaries in the United States, and 74% of those burglaries were residences. There once was a time when simply locking your windows and doors was all that was needed to secure your home—but this is no longer the case. We have to approach the idea of home security while covering all bases to truly be protected. Here are some tips to help:

1.     Close the curtains and blinds at night.

Leaving the curtains or blinds open at night (whether the lights are on or off), is simply welcoming criminals to take a look at what you have inside.

2.   Install motion-activated lights outside.

Motion-activated lights are fairly inexpensive, will deter burglars, and will also help add some extra light to assist your infrared night vision security cameras.

3.     Install a Security Camera System.

Install security cameras in your home and outside to protect yourself. If your house is burglarized without cameras, good luck in finding the culprits—however, with security cameras, you may be able to identify the criminals, pinpoint the time of the burglary, and assist the police officers with their investigation.

4.     Install a security Alarm system.

The combination of security alarms and security cameras is nearly foolproof in deterring thieves and bringing them to justice.

5.     Invest in shatter-safe unbreakable security windows.

This will prevent burglars from entering through what is usually one of the most vulnerable areas in houses- the windows.

6.     Get a Best Friend.

Dogs are one of the best alarm systems around. They can detect an intruder long before you can, and the barking will usually scare away an intruder before they even try to break in.

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Things to consider when choosing surveillance cameras

Below is a list of a the most important questions that we ask when we come to your location for a security evaluation.  We need as much information as possible to ensure the proper installation and equipment to cover the type of application required.

  • Where is the system going? Is it a home or office? – This is helpful to know as the types of cameras used for different applications can be very similar but coverage can be more limited on lower end cameras that on higher end cameras.
  • Are the cameras going to be inside or outside? – Many camera types are suitable for inside and outside but not all of them.
  • What is the lighting like where the cameras are to be mounted? – This is important to determine if you need infrared cameras or just basic cameras.
  • What is the size of the area that you are trying to cover? (Distance from camera to the end of the property and width of area to be covered) – Many of the lower end or Analog cameras are only able to focus on shorter distances.  These cameras are great for indoor applications but not very useful outdoors.  Then there are the higher resolution HD or IP cameras that will reach quite a bit further or even better, PTZ cameras that you are able to control manually and point, tilt and zoom to the area you want to view.
  • What types of coverage are you looking for? – Are you watching over a cash register? Are you watching over an office? Are you trying to catch someone who is stealing your mail at home? Are you tracking license plates in a public parking lot? These are all different things that we have seen people use cameras for.  This will help to determine the clarity that you need and range of view that you need.
  • What is your budget? – This too can help determine the type of equipment to offer.  If you are a homeowner then chances are you are not going to have the same budget that a large corporation will have.  This can also determine the type and number of cameras to offer.
  • How much time do you need to be able to review? – Some types of companies are required a certain amount of time be available on their camera recordings.  For example: we had a client that due to the type of clients that they catered to they were required by law to be able to access footage as far back as 90 days.  This helped us to determine the proper hard drive size and settings for the cameras to make sure that the footage was guaranteed to save that far back.

All of these are very important things to consider before sitting down with one of our representatives for your free custom security review.  We take pride in everything we do and we want to be sure that you get the right system to fit your needs.  Please feel free to call us if you have any questions or to set up your free evaluation today.