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!
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.
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.
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.