Residential Video Surveillance
I am proudly a fourth generation Miltonian. When I first ventured into the security business my grandparents thought I was crazy. ‘Why would anyone in Milton ever need a security system?’ A lot has changed in the 18 years that I have been a business owner in Milton. Just look around, the growth although amazing, has changed the ‘small’ town of Milton that my grandparents knew. They would be speechless to know that I am writing an article that video surveillance is becoming a necessary fixture in home security.
There are a variety of reasons that a homeowner would consider investing in video surveillance. Here are some of my reasons for having video around my home: My wife likes to be able to see who is at the door before opening. I can pull up video footage to see if someone was in my yard while I was not home. I am able to confirm that my kids got home from school safely even while I’m travelling. I like the comfort of knowing that my family is safe and at any time, I can log on to my DVR and see what is happening real-time… and the list goes on.
Keeping up with today’s technology is not easy but here is a quick summary of the everyday camera system that SECUR-U would install into a home. For starters, choosing the size of digital video recorder (DVR) is most important so that your overall needs can be met. DVR’s are sold in four, eight and sixteen camera inputs and you can add one camera at a time. Recorders can be purchased in both a computer based configuration or a stand-alone model similar to your cable TV box which is our most popular selling item for homeowners. Digital video recorders capture an image based on pixel or image change and store the video image onto a hard drive that can be played back within a specified period, the variables are based on the rate of motion, the hard drive capacity and the size of the compressed image. MPEG4 compression has been the compression leader for many years and is now being replaced with H.264 a compression which makes a significant difference to the storage capacity.
Here is the cool part, our more recent recorders also provide remote viewing on your iPhone, Android or Blackberry Smartphone or you can view your home remotely with a computer while at work, home or play.
As for camera options, our best seller is a rugged dome camera that can handle the outdoor elements and provides a color image during the day and automatically converts to black and white at night with infrared illumination to assist with image clarity in darker environments. These cameras can be purchased in a fixed view wide angle or adjustable view lens to suit your needs. Depending on the specific camera location our knowledgeable staff can offer a wide variety of camera products to suit every need and location.
When it comes to installation, I would highly recommend consulting a professional as the camera location and the methods used by our trained staff will make your installation seamless, tidy and professional. The town is changing. Security is changing. Don’t let other companies use scare tactics to sell you on to security or surveillance. Trust SECUR-U, the company that has been Working Together for a Safer Community for over 18 years.
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