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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.

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.

Summer time = higher rate of crime

It’s almost summer time and as the weather gets nicer the rate of crime raises because more and more people are stepping out of their homes and getting out in the fresh air and sun.  This means more and more homes are being left unattended and susceptible to burglary and theft.  This is also the time of year that many people go on vacation.  Wouldn’t it be great to be able to look in on your home or business while you are away and know that no matter what your investment is secure.

With the advances in technology the new HD Surveillance Cameras can not only catch thieves in the action but the picture is so much clearer and, unlike the still photos that are somewhat blurry and hard to make out detail that we are so used to seeing on the news, the newest line of IP cameras are much better. The picture is clear and details can actually be seen as well as zoomed in.  On the older surveillance systems things like license plates, name tags, tattoos and scars could not be seen clearly because the resolution of the older analog cameras were so choppy.

Analog cameras are more of a frame by frame type of camera versus IP cameras that stream live digital images to a storage device like a DVR, NVR or even a bank of televisions in a security room so that more of these criminals can be caught.  Just as televisions have improved their images so have the cameras that film the images that we watch on these new HD Televisions.

Much like the videos we take of our family on vacation, the video that is captured by Security cameras can be a valuable addition to our lives.  They can be accessed remotely to check in on your home or business and be assured that while you are away that your valuables and assets are secure.  This will allow rest, relaxation and security that you need while taking a break from your usual routine.  Business owners can take comfort with our POS solutions that link to your cash register and will record every transaction so you can be sure that while the cat is away the mice will not be allowed to play.

Give us a call and get a custom quote just for your peace of mind.  Here at Security Surveillance System, “We secure what matters and make your world a safer place!”

Peace of Mind

One of the most difficult things to deal with for people who travel a lot is peace of mind. They’re worried about their home, and the safety of their family, or they own a business and they’re worried about their livelihood or safety of employees that work nights. If you are one of those people then you know exactly how that feels. You’ve probably wished for some sort of solution that could help make you feel a lot better about it all but would also be cost effective and not break the bank. That’s where SSS (Security Surveillance System) comes in.

SSS has been in business for nearly ten years. That’s a long time when it comes to the success or failure of a company. It shows that SSS has developed a proven track record for success. That means they’ve delivered on every promise made to help you create a security solution that’s right for your needs, and your budget. They know the fears you have, and they know how to turn that into peace of mind. IP Camera’s are just one way in which SSS provides you with that. IP Camera’s are Internet Protocol Camera’s. What that means is that once installed, you can access that video feed anywhere you have access to the internet. They represent the latest in home and business security solutions.

It doesn’t matter if your on a boat in the middle of the ocean. If you’ve got a laptop, you can view your home or business through the IP Camera system. You can personally see that your family, your employee’s, people, and livelihood is safe. Best of all SSS will work with you to develop a plan that’s right for your budget. SSS helps keep you in business, helps keep you firmly set in peace of mind and helps keep you confident. Call SSS today.

SSS Camera, Audio and Alarm Integration

One of the biggest misconceptions about Security Surveillance System (SSS) is that we just install security camera’s and that’s it. The truth is, we provide an extensive line of products.  Not only security camera’s, but alarm systems, accessories, support, and seamless integration of systems for your home or business. Seamless integration means that we can provide you with an alarm system that monitors for hazards like fire as well as burglary, along with our camera’s which are equipped with night vision, infrared capabilities, and mega pixel magnification for the best possible clarity. With SSS you’ve got it all. We offer audio and intercom capabilities in many of our integration’s as well as HD or Internet Protocol (IP) camera’s and systems. Once you are all set and your security is covered we can then set up remote access via the internet.  This allows you to sign into an app from your phone, computer, or tablet and view any room in your home or business from anywhere you have internet access.  That’s seamless integration and SSS offers you that with our dedication to service and taking care of the customers. It’s a complete package dedicated to your security, convenience and peace of mind. You’ll find that you aren’t just purchasing a security system; you’re purchasing peace of mind and the quality assurance of SSS with it.

The integrated Audio and Intercom system is perfect for any business or home and our dedicated staff of professionals can help you determine which service package is right for you. Whatever your needs are professional or personal we guarantee that you’ll find the safety, security, and satisfaction you’re looking for with SSS. Too often today many competitors are interested only in offering you a product, but SSS is interested in offering you quality personal service. That’s because we understand that what you’re really after isn’t just a product, but peace of mind. So take a look at the services we offer, search our online product list and feel free to call us or email and receive a free onsite security evaluation. You work hard for what you have and you deserve to keep it safe and secure. At SSS we can do that. So take a look and see what we can do for you today. We have a dedicated staff of technicians with over ten years experience in the security installation field and we know that we can provide a solution for virtually any need. We stand by our guarantee and we stand by our service. Most importantly, we stand by our customers. You can rest easy with SSS because we understand the value of good service, we understand the value of your business, and we understand the value of you. Stay safe, and secure, with SSS.

Surveillance System with POS Software

Do you own a retail location that uses a cash register or point of sale (POS) system? Many business owners who have a business that requires the use of a cash register would love to have a record of every item that was rung up, the time, the tender and the person who sold it.  We have a POS system that can integrate into a surveillance camera system that when pointed at a register will not only keep track of your register, and if any cash finds its way into an employee’s pocket, but also is tied into the register itself and will show on screen as the items are scanned, the item name, the quantity and at the end of a transaction will show the total and tender.  If there are any discounts they will show on screen.  If the cash register is off after a cashier ends their shift, you could go into the video and see just where the mistake happened and if it was indeed a mistake.  Everyone knows that mistakes happen but why not cover your own interest and the interest of your employees by providing an indisputable video proof of what happened and when.  This prevents false accusations of theft and hurt feelings all around.  If in fact the employee is stealing from the company then again you will have the proof you need to not only terminate the employee but also to prosecute as theft is a crime no matter how big or small.  If you would like to learn more about POS systems please give us a call and we will be happy to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.

Security Systems to Secure Your Life & Property

In the present world property crime has made a secured place for itself. Almost every day more and more crimes are committed, most of which go on without getting reported. So security today is the main priority not only for corporate and government bodies but also individuals and their families. In recent years technology has played a great role in curbing the crime rate with the introduction of security surveillance systems. The main part of the system includes CCTV Cameras, Wireless Cameras etc. Over the years the functional effectiveness of the cameras has drastically improved. For the purpose of securing a perimeter, vigilance plays a key part. All public and private institutions including banks, convenience stores, office buildings, apartments, railways as well as shopping malls are installed with surveillance systems to avoid any illegal or unwanted activity and keep a watch over the movement of each and every individual. Thus crimes can be easily avoided and promising a safe and secure tomorrow.

SPEED-PTZ-CAMERAS-PTZ-with-Motion-Tracking-Outdoor-Full-Size-Wall-MountSecurity Surveillance Systems are available in various models including automatic, semi-automatic and manual systems. The installations are provided with circuit programs to sound an alarm if there is any unwanted activity. Also the option is provided to dial emergency services when needed in case of any emergency, providing quick support to the individual or organization. Security cameras can also be provided with infrared vision and night vision for its functioning in the dark. Select cameras support the feature of facial recognition as well as a high level of magnification to prevent any grainy or dark footage.

Outdoor cameras are developed with the employment of weatherproof materials which are also tamper proof and promise maximum security and full customer satisfaction. Audio and intercom systems are also provided with the help in which one can speak with the people present in other rooms, switch on or off lights, change temperature etc. With the help of internet services the rooms can be viewed from anywhere, even from a smart phone. With the help of these security systems one’s inventory can be monitored and secured. By keeping a watch on employees, productivity can be improved. These security systems can be installed just by making a phone call to us today to get your quote or to set up a free site survey and we can customize your security needs. In a nutshell security surveillance systems provide an environment which is secure for family members and employees.

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.

Benefits to having Surveillance Cameras

On a daily basis we are faced with all kinds of decisions.  As home owners, as business owners and just in our daily lives as responsible adults we have to make choices about all kinds of different things.  One thing that should be a priority is “How do I ensure that the people and property around me are safe and secure?”  The most common reasons people have for not wanting surveillance cameras are “We are located in a safe neighborhood” or “I trust the people in my business.”  The fact is that there is no such thing as a safe neighborhood because crime happens where ever you go.  Even in the most wonderful of neighborhoods people have the risk of being vandalized, theft from outside the neighborhood, (because thieves like to look for the nicer neighborhoods to find the most expensive things), and even people who you hire to work on your home or business are capable of being criminals.  Why not protect your property by installing Surveillance Cameras and catching them in the act.  The people who expect it the least are usually the ones who are at higher risk of being violated by one or all of the above mentioned people.  If you have children in your neighborhood you have the risk of them getting reckless and damaging your property.  No one is immune from criminals because criminals don’t care. If you protect yourself, then the criminals have less reason to target the house or business with security cameras than the neighbor next door who has no security at all.  With a business, if you feel you can trust your employees, then that is an absolute luxury that not everyone has but what if someone decided that they were going to come into your business and violate either you or your employees with false claims of injuries, theft, or even if one of your employees gets hurt on the job and tries to come back and say that your business was not a safe environment?  Cameras not only will protect your business against false claims or theft but it is statistically proven that production in a company that uses cameras is even higher than one that doesn’t because the employees know they are on camera and they can’t get away with not working.  For what ever reason people decide to get surveillance cameras we have you covered.  Not only will it protect your assets but it can also decrease your insurance because of the extra protection from false claims. Many insurance companies will offer a discount on your insurance for having a camera system. In any case we can help you figure out the best use of your cameras and the maximum benefit for you and for your home or business.  Call or message us today to schedule your free evaluation and let us help you decide the best way to be safe and secure.

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.