THE TRUTH ABOUT FIBER…OPTICS

 

FIBER IS SO GOOD!

Fiber isn’t just a good addition to a healthful diet it’s also an incredibly useful, economical and reliable means by which to wire security surveillance systems that need to cover a long distance.   “Fiber-optic lines are strands of optically pure glass as thin as a human hair that carries digital information over long distances”.  Fiber optics are replacing the standard wire cabling because it has many advantages!

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.

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.

Read more at: Denver Security Blog.

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!

The Future Has Arrived – Video Analytics!

THE FUTURE IS HERE

I hope you are ready…because the future is here! Video analytics are the way of the future. Video analytics make it so that your security surveillance system is only alerting you for the really important stuff. Video analytics will also limit the amount of time an actual person needs to spend sitting in front of a screen watching every little thing that happens. No one has time for that!  Not everything that goes on at your property requires your attention, unless you’re into that…

Video Analytics save you time and thus money! Time saved is money in your pocket which you can reinvest in your business growing your assets. Now, that makes sense!

Peace of Mind Delivered

How Retailers Can Utilize Security Surveillance Systems to Mitigate Employee Theft

EMPLOYEE THEFT, AN INSIDE JOB

It has been said time and time again that a company’s biggest asset is their employees. We all know that with great assets comes great risk. It shouldn’t surprise you to learn that there is a great amount of risk when it comes to the personnel your organization employs, OR should it? In addition, businesses, like retailers, are at a greater risk for employee theft because their employees handle cash and other assets on a daily basis.

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.

4G FOR ME?

 

4G FOR ME?

Those four G’s have been buzzing all over the tech world and it’s no doubt your left questioning – “ is four-G” for me? So, here, we go!

Think of 4G cellular wireless technology as the highway, no scratch that, 4G today is the Hyperloop of the future that you can ride on today. 3G, the transmission speed your network is likely still on is TEN-times slower than the 4G network. Would you settle for anything that was ten times less slow?  Think how long it would take you to get your pizza delivered if it was 3G…. F.O.R.E.V.E.R…. So, if the speed of transmission matters to you then yes, SAY IT WITH ME – “4G is for me”!

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.

Wireless cameras – Pros & Cons

We have gotten quite a few people asking about wireless cameras lately and we would like to go over a few things to know about wireless cameras.  We will give you some pros and cons surrounding wireless security cameras and then you can decide if you think wireless is the way to go for you.

Pros:  The biggest advantage of wireless cameras is that there is no cable to run to the DVR.  This makes it very convenient when you need to put a camera in an area that it would be a little harder to run cable into the wall.  For example, on a cement or brick wall. These cameras only need a power outlet close to them to operate.  If there is no outlet the camera will not be able to operate as it will have no power.

Cons: Wireless cameras are not completely wireless.  As explained before they still must have power with in a small distance so that the power chord will reach.  This can be a problem for some people when it comes to their idea of wireless.  Another issue with wireless cameras is the fact that just like baby monitors and cordless phones they communicate through frequency waves.  If there is anything in the area of the cameras that is putting of the same or even higher frequency waves it can interfere with your cameras causing a disturbance and possibly loss of video feed.  This also means that they are able to be hacked by people who know about hijacking radio frequencies and can be viewed by outside of the area that they are meant to be viewed.  You are also limited on the number of cameras you can have for the same reason. If you have to many cameras all communicating at the same time it can cause interference with the other cameras as well.  For this reason we recommend wired cameras.

In any case you can make the decision yourself.  For some people wireless is the perfect solution and for others they are not.  If you want more information about cameras and installation please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to answer any questions you might have.  Let us protect what matters to you!