Assuredly, crime will happen anywhere. What you do beforehand could mean the difference between it happening to you or it being avoided. While we’d like to think that the world around us is safe, a home or business is broken into every 14.6 seconds in the United States, according to the FBI. Here are 10 security recommendations from Smart Security Camera to give you the smartest home safety tips you can use.
Should I Upgrade My Existing Security System?
This is a very good question to ask your self when you are looking at an outdated security system and scratching your head. Every year hundreds of people move into their new home with an old security system which is already installed. It can be a little bit confusing whether to re-activate that system, get rid of it or if it’s time to upgrade to a new security system. Here is what you should do…
If it is older than 10 years, you need a new one!
If it is all wired, it’s got to go!
If the motion detectors are hardwired into the wall along with door sensors, it’s time to pull that security system out and call one of the top security companies Smart Security Camera to come to upgrade and install a wireless one. If it looks old, then do yourself a favor and get a new one! People continually upgrade cell phones to newer, sleeker versions. The same should be done every 5-7 years with their home security systems. With Smart Security Camera promotions the cost of paying to restart the old security system is going to be close to the same as getting a new system altogether so it only makes sense to get a new one.
Can I reconnect it with the current provider?
Yes, but it is not recommended. Then you are missing out on the new promotions they offer to new customers and going straight to the monthly monitoring billing. If the equipment is still in good condition, see what you can get added to it!
Will the technician charge more for an existing security system in my home?
No, this is our job to work around the current security system. We should be able to pull out the old panel and put in a new one. The new one will still be wired and connected to a power source but the rest of the equipment, such as motions, cameras and window sensors, should all be wireless.
Will security companies buy back my equipment?
Not any that we have reviewed or know of. But like most technology, it is outdated and replaced with new and updated technology after 3 to 5 years.
It is more secure and better to get updated to the latest security system. If you moved to a place with an existing system, you can either replace it yourself with a security kit or have Smart Security Camera come out for a FREE Estimate and install a new one for you. Regardless, if it is older than 10 years, it is time to upgrade with a new Smart Security System. Out with the old, in with the new!
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How safe is your school?
Running and managing a Day Care Facility is no easy task. You have visitors, parents, children and staff to monitor and look after. As a church administrator or private daycare operator, perhaps your biggest fear is that something might happen to one of the children entrusted to your care. Our children deserve to be safe and a well installed CCTV system is a perfect tool to help you safeguard your location and children. A security camera system installed at your child care center or day care will provide parents a piece of mind while helping to keep children safe.
Smart Security Camera is a locally-owned video security systems consultant and provider to churches, daycare operators and private schools in South Florida. We offer FREE on-site security assessments to churches, summer camps, daycare providers and private schools. Some of our local clients include Building Blocks Learning Center, Levy Learning Center, Presbyterian Church School, Hochberg Preparatory School, and Apple Tree Montessori School.
How IP Video Works
Security cameras are your second pair of eyes and ears. A well designed video surveillance system will help you keep track of your staff and children at all times while helping to keep unwanted visitors and intruders out of your daycare. Burglar alarms, access control and CCTV cameras can work in tandem to help secure your building and keep it safe from intruders, thieves and vandals.
Cameras are set up to record footage from multiple angles at all points of entrance and exit at your facility. In the event a child goes missing, video footage can be accessed and reviewed to see if a child simply wandered away or was taken by a parent or an unauthorized individual. The ability to quickly answer this question helps law enforcement and/or search-and-rescue teams develop a strategy to locate the child.
Our HD video cameras offer high-definition video quality to make it easier to identify who a child left with and the time the child was taken from the premises.
Surveillance video footage is archived, as necessary on your terms, to provide valuable evidence in the event of an adverse incident or a claim is made against your organization. You define the archival parameters in accordance with your records retention policies.
Depending on where you choose to place the surveillance cameras, the footage may also be useful in evaluating claims of injury, abuse or bullying by staff or other children.
Remote Viewing Capabilities
New digital security camera systems allow you to remotely monitor and view your cameras from anywhere you have an internet connection. Daycare owners with multiple properties and multiple day care centers will be able to check in on any of them at any time. You have the option of providing parents with the web address to view the security video feeds in your playground, classroom or playroom so they may check on their children. Its imperative that you protect the privacy of your staff, employees and all the children you care for, so we suggest keeping video security cameras in key public places such as playgrounds, playrooms, and nap areas.
How it Works:
- Under normal operating circumstances, the cameras simply record the footage and store it according to the time-frame you define. You are able to go back and review the footage or allow it to be deleted according to your retention policy.
- Sometimes the system may trigger an alarm indicating an unauthorized access (based on the parameters you define). In other situations, your staff may suddenly realize a child is not where he or she should be. Regardless of the cause, the IP video footage is always accessible for immediate monitoring and/or review.
- If you have a need to monitor an area in real-time the IP-capabilities makes it easy to do so. You simply log into the system from the dashboard using a mobile device (including smartphones) or a stationary computer and take a look at the area under surveillance.
- You define the time period that footage is archived and you set the policy and the system automatically stores or deletes the footage based on your risk management policy.
We are Your Local Security System Provider
Smart Security Camera is locally-owned and operated. We live in South Florida, and as parents, we understand the peace-of-mind that comes from knowing that the professionals who take care of our children are committed to their safety.
We Provide Proactive Customer Service
When Smart Security Camera is your provider we do more than simply set up the camera system and leave you to manage on your own. Once installed, we work with your administrative staff to make sure everyone is properly trained to use the system. With our maintenance agreement, we conduct regularly site inspections to make sure the cameras are working properly and offer proactive guidance on any necessary system upgrades.
Call us today 954-925-2127 to discuss how Smart Security Camera can help you protect the children in your care.