If you have ever thought “I wish I could see, and had a recording of …..”
Who's at the door?
What is happening at the store?
Motion detection triggers - we are on vacation!
What are they up to?
Everything looks normal - good!
Today’s IP cameras are affordable network devices. They connect to any network and are a smart addition to your home, business or school security and surveillance plan.
- Easy to power through POE (power over ethernet)
- Simple to connect as wireless WIFI devices
- Available to view on your network or through the internet
- Inexpensive to store video on normal PC or network storage
- Indoor, outdoor, fixed view or pan/tilt/zoom for the best view
Is this a DIY project for home or business? NOPE.
Setting up even a small surveillance system using POE vs. WIFI, multiple motion detection zones with variable sensitivities, email notification with picture attachments, properly sized storage, the correct codex, the right playback software, access via the web without sacrificing quality or security, etc. is harder than setting up your HGTV and changing a tire, combined.
We put our networking expertise to work and offer a wide range of IP cameras which meet the needs of any residential and business surveillance requirements, from start-ups and SMB to large organizations with multi-site locations.
We offer an end-to-end IP surveillance solution that includes the 4 S’s: Surveillance, Switching, Storage and Software. Our complete solution is rounded out by proven integration of:
- A wide breadth of IP Cameras
- Multi-layer PoE switches
- Video Storage
- Video Management Software
- Wireless networking infrastructure
Because our IP Surveillance solutions operate seamlessly with other network products, video or images can be stored or sent instantly to a range of devices (PC, smart phone and web-enabled equipment).
All of this adds up to a great time to call us to implement your surveillance solution.
Home Security: 8 Things to Do Before You Go on Vacation
Ah, summer. The season of bathing suits, beach time, barbecues and … burglaries. Yes, burglaries. Turns out, summertime isn’t all about hot dogs and Slip N Slides – it’s also the favorite season of burglars! The majority of home break-ins occur during July and August, when many families are hundreds of miles from home enjoying piña coladas and summer reads on the sand. So if you’re planning a getaway this year, here are ten things you can do to make sure your home (and everything in it) is safe and sound while you’re away.
1. Don’t tell Facebook
In a recent study, 78% of ex-burglars said they strongly believe current thieves use social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter to target properties, so if you’re planning a getaway, don’t share the dates online and be sure to switch off location services on social platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. It’s also a good idea to hold off on posting vacation photos until you’re back at home, but if you simply can’t wait be sure you adjust your social media settings so only your close friends can see your updates.
2. Use your neighbors
If you’re lucky enough to have neighbors you trust, tell them when you’ll be out of town and ask them to keep an eye on your place while you’re gone. If they’re willing to go the extra mile, ask them to pick up your mail, put your trashcans out on trash day and park in your driveway. By giving the impression that someone is home, you can further decrease the chance of your house becoming a target.
3. Put on a light show
On that note, another great way to make it look like you’re home is to set your lights on a timer. If you’re feeling really fancy, you could even plug a few lamps – and maybe even a radio – into a Smart Plug so you can set on/off schedules and control them from anywhere right from your mobile device.
4. Tidy up the yard
The goal with this tip is to make it tough for burglars to hide in your yard while they’re attempting to gain entry into your home. Trim any trees or bushes that would provide cover for a burglar and cut any branches that might provide access to second story windows or skylights. Also, consider incorporating gravel into your landscape so it’s easy to hear anyone lurking outside.
5. Post a sign
Burglars take things like alarm signs and surveillance equipment into consideration when selecting a target, so make sure they know your home is protected to deter them from attempting a break-in. Prominently display neighborhood watch and alarm company signage around your house and install outdoor Wi-Fi Cameras in visible locations.
6. Lock the doors and windows
According to the Electronic Security Association, burglars on average will spend no more than 60 seconds trying to defeat locks. In fact, one third of burglaries require no forcible entry at all! So while this next tip may seem like an obvious one: lock your windows and doors. Double check them. Triple check them. And don’t forget second story windows and the garage door! Lock your windows and doors.
7. Set up motion detectors
In the event that a burglar does break into your home, be sure to have security measures in place so you can respond appropriately. One great idea is to install a Wi-Fi Motion Sensor so you receive a text alert when motion is detected in your home.
8. Install Wi-Fi cameras
And last, but certainly not least, one of the best things you can do to protect your home while you’re away is to place Wi-Fi Cameras throughout your house so you can view a live feed of any suspicious activity from anywhere, anytime right on your mobile device. Have them set up correctly and they won’t require any monthly fees. Eliminate false alarm charges from your local police department – there is no false alarm if you see someone on your camera or email alert!
Whether you’re planning a month-long European vacation or a quick weekend getaway, it’s important to take the time to secure your home so it’s safe and sound while you’re away. With these 8 tips, you’ll be able to enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing your home is protected until you return.