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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!

What Surveillance Camera options are available out there?

  • Dome – The most common cameras that people use.  They come with a variety of different options and functions for both indoor and outdoor use. Mounting is easier with these because they can be mounted directly to the wall or ceiling in whatever area you want them in. These diverse cameras come in both color and black and white.  They can be fixed to focus on one specific area or Pan/Tilt/Zoom (PTZ) so that you can zoom in or out and move the camera from side to side.  The applications for these cameras are endless.  They come in vandal proof so they can be used outside. They can come with clear cover or a smoked cover to hide the lens so that people don’t really know which direction the camera is pointing.  This feature is commonly used in retail locations and casinos for security reasons.  The dome camera comes in 2 sizes and colors so that you can choose the most esthetically pleasing design that fits your home or business decor.  Dome cameras tend to have a clearer picture and are designed to be noticeable to let criminals know they are being watched.  With the cover being clear on all sides it becomes the most popular PTZ camera with a much more affordable price.
  • Bullet – Getting its name from the sleek cylindrical shape, the bullet cameras are used when a specific area needs to be captured.  Mostly you will find these cameras mounted to the wall or ceiling to give it the best angle and stability when recoding.  They are typically used inside but with the right casing can be used outside.
  • Box – Box cameras come with interchangeable lenses so that you can manually choose the distance and area that you want to focus on.  Due to the versatility of this type of camera they have many uses. Very common in business applications and outdoor application for the variety of options with various lenses.
  • Spy – Spy cameras are any cameras that can be hidden or covertly placed to catch someone with out their knowledge.  These cameras come in various types of objects as well as sizes.  Things like pens, clocks, radios, stuffed animals and so on.  You can also buy a pinhole camera and install it inside any type of object you choose.  These cameras tend to be a bit more pricey due to the advanced technology involved.  All recordings are stored on a removable drive like a mini SD card that you have to remove and download footage from.  (Make sure to research your states laws when it comes to video taping people without their knowledge)
  • Internet Protocol (IP) – IP cameras are very popular because they have very clear and crisp quality and they stream their video footage over the internet whether wired or wireless they have less pixelation and the image received is  usually much clearer and it is easier to depict features of faces or identifying marks such as logos, signs, stickers or even license plates on cars.  The biggest struggle with wireless IP cameras is the interference from other devices.  Things like cordless phones, baby monitors, even cell phone signals can interrupt the signal.
  • Infrared (IR) – Most people know that IR is an element that detects heat and can give you better vision at night.  This is very useful if your main concern is what is gong on when you are not awake or at your business when you are at home sleeping.  Without IR the room will appear very dark and the camera will not pick up many images.  Only kicks in in low or no light situations.  These cameras are most often color during the day and black and white at night.

Now that you know what some of the options are please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to answer any questions you might have and schedule a free security evaluation to see if we might be able to provide you with the best coverage for your needs.

Fire Safety

Every year thousands of homes and businesses are destroyed and damaged by fire. Tragically the statistics show that much of that can easily be avoided and the potential for trouble mitigated when people make sound investments in their security.

Most people tend to think that security systems provide coverage only against burglary or other human threats but SSS also provides a technically sophisticated and effective deterrent against the danger of fire. Our packages can even be combined to create a blanket against both burglary and fire so you’ve got all your bases covered. The way it works is by installing systems that measure not only heat but can also use light to detect smoke. Smoke build up in enclosed spaces will interfere with the passage of light beams and when this interference is detected it automatically sends out an alert to you as well as authorities so danger and destruction can be stopped before it starts.

What’s more SSS can also offer packages that include automatic shutoffs for air flow so smoke doesn’t migrate through your home or business. This can be an invaluable tool in increasing the safety of your family or work staff. Our alarms are proven to be effective and have helped thousands of people sleep not only securely, but safely too. Don’t let a potential risk go unaddressed.

Get in touch with SSS today and receive a free consultation on what they can do for you. SSS service professionals are among the most knowledgeable in the field and are friendly and courteous. You’ll soon see why we’ve been in business for over ten years and have successfully served thousands in our local community. Rest easy and know that your safety, security, and peace of mind are in good hands with Security Surveillance System.

Why security cameras benefit home owners

“Why do I need security cameras on my home?”  or “I don’t need security cameras at home I have a dog that will protect my home.”  These are very common statements that we hear but now a days we hear more and more of criminals breaking into homes, stealing mail or packages off of porches and coming up on the holiday season we can’t tell you how many stories we have heard about people who have their entire family gifts stolen right out of their living room.  We don’t tell you this to scare you just to say that it is not just businesses that can be victim to theft or vandalism.  The career criminals that are out there know exactly how to get around dogs and can be in and out of your home in no time.  They bring treats for your dog, sometimes even laced with poison or sleeping aids to put the dog to sleep long enough for them to get what they came for.  We have taken the time to just personally research on youtube the number of videos of criminals caught on tape and as a result they are charged and taken off of the street so they cannot do this to anyone else.  Their very selfish motives can cause a person to feel extremely helpless when they come home to find that the holiday gifts they worked hard to be able to buy have vanished right before their eyes.  The police come and they make a report and then they say that if there are any leads they will let you know.  More often than not it is never the case.  The items are gone and there is nothing they can do…  But wait… there is if you have cameras.  If these crooks are caught on camera then they can get the footage to the proper people to try to identify the people who have violated you in the most inconsiderate way.  Every day less people are getting away with this kind of crime because of systems like ours.  With our state of the art technology we can cover every nook and cranny and if the worst case scenario happens to you your cameras will provide the video evidence you need to find out who did this and to possibly recover the items you had taken from you. Having cameras on the outside of your home will prevent your very valuable packages coming from friends and family will also be secure and will get to you the way they were supposed to. If you want to be sure that your Holidays are happy, and that no one can take the things you worked hard to buy,  then give us a call or fill out our short contact form.  We do free security evaluations and can tell you exactly where your vulnerabilities lye and how to cover those areas so that if it does ever happen to you the evidence will not lie and criminals will not prevail!

Securing life and property with Security Surveillance System

Security is priority be it individual, family, corporate, federal or commercial. Over the years the ranges as well as the effectiveness of security cameras have improved to a great extent. Cameras have become the pivot around which the surveillance for security revolves.  Vigilance is an integral part when securing a premises or parameter. Technological advancement has made security systems more powerful and effective than ever before.

Security is needed by every individual and organization alike. Security of life and property is a priority for everyone. Keeping this in mind, the security systems are designed in such a manner as to provide complete safety for individuals and their belongings.

While looking for security systems there are a number of companies which provide security system access and installation for securing your loved ones or your property. Equipped with high resolution IP cameras and Wireless cameras these companies provide an excellent Security surveillance system.   Securing parameters from trespassers, burglars as well as terrorist intruders is the need for every individual and organization. Be it a single entry or multiple level entry building, it can be covered under surveillance using the latest technologies and security systems.

The most common of all security systems are CCTV surveillance and wireless security cameras. Be it Local transportation services, highways, banks, agencies, apartments, out houses, airport, railways , metro as well as shopping malls all are covered under the security system to avoid any unwanted activity and keep vigilance on every movement.

No State is perfect, but by securing the citizens it can be made better. Earlier security systems were part of organizations, banks, or government organizations but now, its the common mass has adopted it to protect their family and property.  These security surveillance systems are easily available in the market and can be made to install. The companies providing such services will visit the site and inspect it for the best security system that suits its needs and install it. These systems vary from manual, semi- automatic to fully automatic and computerized security systems.

The surveillance system consists of cameras that are wireless, CCTV or IP cameras, planted in a spot like entrance, exits, main activity areas, least active areas as well as on that covers the outside movement. Security camera installation is aided with closed circuits programmed to run a security alarm if broken at any end. Also is available the option of dialing emergency services in case of emergency and providing quick support is a state of crisis.

 

Why SSS?

With all the competition out there why choose Security Surveillance System? Because SSS can offer unrivaled technical expertise, a wide selection of top of the line products and services, and dedication to personally serving your individual needs as a person, and valued customer. What’s more, SSS understands that not every security need is the same. We understand the needs can be many and varied and we’re equipped to deal with them all. We can provide a safe environment for you and your family.

We can protect your assets and offer an excellent assessment on what type of package might be best for you. Our services and equipment can provide evidence against liability claims and much more. In short we can help you reduce expenses and increase productivity for your business as well as provide a peace of mind for the home.

We will also personally design the package that’s right for you and your budget and install it in your home or business. SSS is locally owned and has installed thousands of security system packages all along the Front Range for over ten years. That’s more than ten years of dedicated service and experience in dealing with virtually every type of security need. Why pay more for less when you don’t have to?

A lot of places will just try to sell you things you don’t need but at SSS we care about you and your needs as an individual and every recommendation we make is geared specifically for you. That’s because we know quality of service is what brings you back not fast talk and fancy gadgets that don’t actually help you. So take a look around and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask.

Security = “Peace of Mind”

Many of us get comfortable in our lives with our day to day routines and commonality of every day being just like the one before.  Then someone comes along and violates our comfort and “Peace of mind” by breaking into our home, business or even our vehicle as it sits in front of our home.  Your home is supposed to be the one place you feel the safest and in today’s society crime is on the rise and it happens more than ever before.  You wake up in the morning and go about your everyday routine and as you leave your home to go to your job, take the kids to school or even just to take care of daily tasks like running errands and buying groceries and in your very own driveway is the car you work so hard to pay for in shambles.  Glass everywhere, the door open and your personal items scattered because items of monetary value is what they seek and they have taken what they want and left the rest behind.  Your heart sinks and you feel violated.  Even though most of are smart enough to bring in the items that thieves look for so they aren’t stolen while we sleep, it still feels like an invasion of privacy and most of all it cost us money to repair or replace the damaged parts of the car.  Car break ins are common and no matter how or where it happens it is a very uncomfortable feeling.  Even more uncomfortable is if someone invades your home or business.  Coming home from work to find your home wide open and your most valuable items taken right from under your nose.

Being in the security industry we hear all the time that “Surveillance cameras are for businesses not for homes.”  “Security cameras are to expensive for the everyday application of a home.” This is just simply not true.  The story above happens on a daily basis all around the world.  It happened to you at one time or to someone you know and love.  You call the police and they come out and fill out a report and you have a choice… file a claim with insurance or replace the items yourself and save yourself the insurance cost increase because of course insurance is available but if you use it they penalize you by increasing your rates.  Why are these the only options?  Well because without proof there is nothing the police can do.

Here is another scenario, after finding your car or home disheveled and broken, you go into your house and go to the security footage.  You now have something to go on!  You have video proof of what happened and when.  This is the proof the police need to track down the thieves that have broken into your car or home.  They can take finger prints and unless you have something to identify the person who has violated your privacy or unless they are a repeat offender and in the police database, there is not much the police can or will do about it.  It is a very sad fact.

Time and time again we hear stories of vandals, thieves and criminals being caught on camera and when that happens it brings us back our “Peace of mind.”  Justice is served and one less criminal will get away with violating the laws that are in place to protect those of us who actually work for the things we have.  We install surveillance systems in homes and in businesses and often time we get calls from our customers that because of our system, they were able to catch the intruder that took away their comfort in a split second when they invaded their space.  If you have had this happen to you or someone you love has or even if it hasn’t happened but you want to ensure it doesn’t, feel free to contact us and we will be happy to come out and give you a free security evaluation and bring you the “Peace of mind” you so rightly deserve whether it is in your home at night, while you are away at work, on vacation or even just out for a couple hours running errands. Outdoor cameras are equipped with automatic infrared so that as the sun goes down your camera will automatically switch and give you the optimal view of your investment.  All of this is just as valuable around your home as it is at your business.

We specialize in security cameras and we pride ourselves in what we do.  We will be happy to evaluate either one for you.  Call 720-535-5803 or you can fill out our information request on the side of this page and we will get back to you as soon as possible.  Going into the holiday season, take the steps necessary to protect what you have worked so hard to buy and have as your own.

IP Camera’s

One of the most frequently asked questions we get are “What are IP Camera’s?” “Aren’t they just another fancy camera with all the bells and whistles you don’t really need?” Well if by fancy you mean they have a lot of features then yes, but bells and whistles aren’t exactly among them. IP Camera’s are Internet Protocol Camera’s. That means they can dedicate their video and even audio feed directly through the internet to your location, like your home, or another office, or even your laptop computer. That allows you to be able to remotely view footage from anywhere you can access the internet. This offers you an unparalleled peace of mind in the security of your home or office or wherever your camera’s are.

Our IP Camera’s feature the latest technology and our company offers a proven track record of quality customer service that has lasted more than ten years. IP Camera’s come with many of the features you might already be familiar with like High Resolution, Night Vision, and others, but you don’t have to be there to see it. Our camera’s are weatherproof and come in a variety of models like our brick, bullet and dome models. This allows you a versatility in placing the camera’s so that any particular need you might have can be fulfilled and you aren’t limited in what you can place and where.

Whats more these camera’s are affordable and reasonably priced with dozens of accessories as well as a customer support network that gives meaning to the words when we say we understand the value of quality service. We are so confident that you’ll find what you need with us that we offer free professional consultations. So let us help you, address your security needs.

Take our IP Infrared bullet 2 mega pixel model camera for instance. It offers 22 x more detail than other competing models. That means no more grainy footage that doesn’t really show you anything. It’s weather and vandal proof, it features night visiondomdome and infrared LED capabilities and even has audio as well. It’s affordable and comes with our personal guarantee of confidence.

Then there’s our IP Infrared Dome model camera with a tough metal dome case and polycarbonate cover which provides excellent protection from weather and the elements and offers you the same quality as our infrared bullet model. It’s a perfect addition for any outdoor needs.

And these are just two of our many models with dozens of options to help satisfy every need you could have. So you see, with SSSCamera’s you get quality, and versatility and a professional friendly service at an unbeatable price.

Why wait till tomorrow? Do it today. See for yourself what we can do for you. It’s one of the best investments you could make for your family, home and business. You work hard and you deserve the very best security you can get. Get it with SSSCamera’s and call us today.

No Scare tactics

One thing you’ll notice when shopping around for security and surveillance assistance is that a lot of companies use scare tactics to frighten customers into purchasing their products and services.

At Security Surveillance System your security and peace of mind is our business, not your fears. That’s because we believe in providing you with all that you need to address those fears and put them to rest. We don’t use pushy scare tactics to convince you to come to us because we don’t need them, nor do we believe in them. Instead we use professionalism, thoughtfulness, and dedication to serving our customers individual needs and treating them with decency.

At SSS you’ll find a company with a versatility and unbeatable experience in addressing all your potential security needs. Our technical proficiency is second to none, and whether it’s for your home or business we’ve got you covered. Whether you need a little or a lot, we’ve got you covered.

Need an extensive audio and visual overhaul for your business with an extensive systems network? No problem. We offer a wide variety of products and services that keep your business safe and secure and keep you on top of it all. Do you need something a little less extensive? Maybe just a basic video camera or two for your home? Not a problem at all, and best of all at SSS you’ll receive the same attention and technical expertise no matter what your needs are. And if you aren’t sure what you need that’s not a problem either. Our staff can offer you a detailed assessment of your needs and help you construct a purchasing package that fits those needs, as well as your budget like a glove.

Feel free to browse our site, check out our line up or even just call us up. We’d be glad to answer any questions you have and help you develop that sense of safety, security, and peace of mind you are looking for. At Security Surveillance System you won’t find needless scare tactics, Just plain old common courtesy, decency, and dedication.