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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.

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!

Importance of Security Cameras

In the present world, there is a wide importance of security cameras. In almost all important places we find security cameras are installed to check the arbitrary activities of people. Security camera installation methods are different for the different types found on the market.  The security surveillance system is a very useful tool for monitoring and detecting the activities and behaviors of the people that go against the laws of the state. This  is a very important system as it is very useful and helpful in governmental functions and enforcement of laws in order to maintain social control, monitor and recognize threats and investigate or prevent criminal activities. With the various types of programming, software and technologies for security surveillance systems, law enforcement now possess unprecedented ability to check, monitor and investigate the activities of various subjects.

Security cameras, especially the closed circuit television systems, help in crime detection as these cameras are mainly installed in the parking spaces, public transportation stations and in other public places. This also provides monitoring of Hacking and video art and Traffic monitoring. In industrial processes, it is very helpful in chemical and nuclear industries as the conditions in these places are dangerous and may also be harmful if certain procedures are not followed. This type of security cameras help in supervising and monitoring the working conditions of such places. Surveillance cameras have also become very useful today in retail shops.

On the other hand the IP cameras (Internet Protocol) are flexible and can move around anywhere on the IP network. They are also able to function on wireless networks. IP cameras can also be accessed by remote for 24/7 monitoring. They have secured data transmission systems through authentication and encryption methods by TKIP, WPA, WPA2, and so on. The modern IP cameras can work without an additional power supply but on PoE-protocol, by which powers can be obtained via Ethernet cable, these cameras provide for a two way audio via single network. These cables allow the users to communicate to what they are seeing. In this way they provide for a useful service for both the manufacturer and the consumer.

 The wireless security cameras are becoming more popular in the market. They are a cost-effective way to have a security surveillance system installed in business area or home with out wires. The absence of wiring in the wireless cameras allow less clutter and thus avoids damage to the building and the structures where it is installed.

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!

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.

All about Wireless Cameras

Homes as well as businesses face a very big challenge and that is dealing with the word security. In this era there is a huge need for a term called “planning your security”. A good security plan helps you to be safe and secure to all the threats up to appropriate levels. We as humans have become so security savvy that we tend to protect everything and believe me it’s a need. Starting from protecting your mobile phone to installing antivirus in your laptop to secure your information to having insurance to secure your assets as well as your own self.

Securing your home or offices with technological equipment is also necessary. Technology helps you to be better secured. Many types of equipment such as wireless cameras, CCTV, led TV, security camera installations etc have come up in discussions. They are of a great use as they are one time installations and help you protect your assets in a better way than humans can.

Wireless cameras are coming up after use of CCTV cameras and have become a lot more popular than them. These are very cheap as well as a perfect solution for people who wish to monitor other people living in their house for a short period or in some situations when a house is for rent. It is also a great solution for renters because it does not require permission to be installed as long as it is totally wireless.

From technological point of view we have come up with a solution that provides you with wireless cameras. These basically are cameras which help to transmit information with the help of a radio band and they work the same as CCTV cameras with out wires being used. These are more useful because:

  • Easily mounted – you can easily mount it anywhere and because it doesn’t need wiring at all it can be used as hidden camera.
  • Low cost- these have lower cost than CCTV cameras as a whole.
  • Easily accessible
  • Provides seamless video streaming
  • You can transmit commands and functions.
  • A wireless camera is also a great option for seasonal monitoring and surveillance. For example, one can observe a pool or patio in summer months and take down the camera in the winter.

Security Surveillance System provides you with both analogue as well as digital camera solutions.

Analogue cameras transfer your information using digital radio frequencies vs. wireless cameras which transfer information in encoded format over high bandwidth.

Either way you go, as long as you have the ability to monitor your investment then you can go about your life knowing that at any time you can trust that your home or business is being watched.

 

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.

What does security mean to you?

To define security you could go the old fashion route and look up the dictionary definition and it will tell you that Security means safety and freedom from harm, anxiety and doubt or precautions taken to protect yourself from the same.   To take this definition to the next level you need to really evaluate what the word means to you individually.

As a homeowner, security most likely means that your property, family and pets are safe and free from harm.  Security means that you have the peace of mind knowing that when you are not home you don’t have to worry that an outside force is not damaging or destroying what you value the most.  We all work hard for the things that we value most.  As a parent, you want to know that if your children are at home they are not at risk or that they are not doing something that you would not approve of if you were home.  Some people even have the same concerns when it comes to their pets.  Not everyone has children and as pet owners pets are just as important as children and even more they are helpless to defend themselves against someone who would enter your home to take what does not belong to them.  Criminals do not care who they hurt and that is why security cameras have become so prevalent in homes as well as businesses.

That brings me to the next subject.  As a business owner, security means a great deal considering that when you own a business, that is your livelihood and a means to support, protect and secure the family and property that you value outside of the business.  When a business is secure, the employees feel safer, the business owner can feel confident that when his or her back is turned, their livelihood is not in jeopardy.  With security cameras in your business you can keep an eye on your investment at all times by monitoring the video footage onsite or remotely and know that if something or someone does not have your company’s best interest in mind you can take the proper steps to ensure the safety and security of the biggest investment you have.  Cameras are used inside and outside of a business to ensure that all angles are monitored and if anything happens, that could cause the company undue stress or cost money to repair, is not unnoticed.  The most common risk for a company is unproductive employees who are getting paid and are not performing to their full potential.  With cameras inside your business the employees are aware that they are being monitored and studies have showed that the productivity of a business can be greatly increased by just adding a couple cameras.  Outside cameras can monitor people coming and going from your business and for companies that utilize company vehicles, the equipment that cannot be stored indoors is also being monitored.

Theft and vandalism is a very universal crime and can happen both in and around a home or a business.  The effect it has on the person who invests their time and money to have the things they have can be devastating.  Why not be sure that if a criminal has the mind to destroy, steal or damage someone else’s property they are caught in the act.  If you would like us to come evaluate your home or business for security cameras we offer a free no obligation site survey that gives you a good idea of what could potentially save you, your property and your money in the long run.  Feel free to contact us by phone, email or our short contact form on our website and we would be more than happy to schedule a free security evaluation at your convenience.