Everyone knows the peace of mind that comes with keeping your property safe and secure. But that’s not always easy, particularly where security camera installation and monitoring is concerned. That’s why Locksmith Columbus is here. We provide professional-grade security solutions for Central Ohio households and business enterprises.
The installation of security cameras is too important a job to be taken lightly. You should never try to do this yourself or entrust the task to an amateur. Locksmith Columbus makes sure you get qualified, experienced technicians on-site, so you can rest assured everything is installed properly and efficiently.
Not only that, having one of our experienced installers complete the job means you get to benefit from their expertise and gain access to their recommendations about activities and events that may require additional surveillance. This could range from residences to even public art or monuments in Columbus.
When it comes to monitoring, we provide you with the necessary equipment to ensure maximum safety. We’ll discuss with you the type of system or software you require, such as cloud monitoring or motion sensors. There are different types of cameras for different applications, so we can help you determine the best one for your needs – from traditional wired cameras, to wireless, to motion-activated cameras.
If you’re ever in need of updates or repairs to existing systems, our technicians can provide this service too. Our understanding of the latest security trends means that you can remain up-to-date with the most up-to-date surveillance technology available.
In short, Locksmith Columbus is dedicated to providing professional, knowledgeable, and efficient security camera installation and monitoring, with same day service available for customers throughout Central Ohio. For more information or to get an estimate for security camera installation and monitoring, simply call (614) 585-8955.
Best Practices for Security Camera Installation and Monitoring
When it comes to evaluating your home or business security needs, nothing can provide the same peace of mind as security cameras. From capturing evidence of crime to helping you keep an eye on employees, security cameras provide an invaluable service, provided that the systems are installed correctly and monitored regularly. Unfortunately, this is something that many businesses and homeowners overlook when choosing their security system.
At Locksmith Columbus, our team of experienced technicians has extensive experience helping customers in Central Ohio choose, install and maintain their security cameras to ensure maximum protection. With that in mind, here are some of our top tips for making sure your security camera system is operating at its peak performance and providing you with the highest level of safety and assurance.
Choose Cameras with Reasonable Resolution
One of the first — and most important — decisions you’ll have to make when it comes to installing your security system is choosing cameras with the appropriate resolution for your needs. Today’s security systems are capable of capturing video in very high resolutions, but most of the time the average home or small business won’t require such a detailed view. Anything higher than 1080p can strain your storage capabilities and your viewing capacity, so it’s best to check your network specs and make sure you’re not overdoing it in terms of resolution.
Consider Placement of Cameras
The placement of your security cameras is another aspect to consider when setting up your system. Not only do you have to make sure the cameras are accessible and easy to feed with power, but you also have to test out the view of each camera to make sure that the angle of the shot will capture the footage and images you need. This is especially crucial in outdoor areas, where your power sources may be more limited and you may need to consider angle and placement in order to create an effective coverage.
Focus on Sensor Quality
The “eye” of your security system is the camera lens, but the sensor is its “brain”. Without a good quality sensor, you may be unable to identify faces or capture footage in difficult lighting conditions. Moreover, you may miss important details such as license plates or facial features. For this reason, it’s incredibly important to make sure to choose a high-quality sensor that has been tested and verified.
Secure Your Cameras for Safe Storage
The footage produced by your security cameras means absolutely nothing if someone could easily access it and tamper with it. For this reason, it’s incredibly important to ensure your security camera system is secured in a secure location with limits access to authorized personnel only. Insecure storage of footage can lead to tampering of evidence, as well as potential liability exposure in the event that confidential information or imagery was accessed and mishandled.
Utilize Intrusion Detection
The primary purpose of a security camera system is to observe the surroundings in order to capture any suspicious activity that may occur. As such, it’s important to make sure you are taking advantage of features such as motion sensors and intrusion detection. These allow your security system to alert you in the event that a certain area is accessed or an individual tries to gain entry, helping you to quickly respond to the potential intrusion.
Rely on Remote Live Viewing
When evaluating your security camera system, you want to make sure that the footage is able to be accessed remotely. Thanks to modern technology, it’s now easier than ever to access your camera system remotely from any location with Internet connectivity, enabling you to view a live feed of the surrounding area and track any suspicious activity. This provides you with an added layer of security, as well as convenience in case of an emergency.
Upgrade Cameras as Needed
Finally, it’s important to keep your system up to date by continually upgrading and replacing your equipment as necessary. Without proper maintenance, your cameras may begin to malfunction or become outdated, leaving you with a lack of protection. By periodically replacing and updating camera systems, you can ensure that the coverage and quality of your cameras remains effective and that you are always prepared for any potential security issues.
At Locksmith Columbus, our team of experienced technicians is here to help you evaluate your security needs and provide you with all the resources you need to ensure your system is up to date and secure. Whether you need a full system installation or just a few tips on setting up your current cameras, don’t hesitate to give us a call at (614) 585-8955 to discuss how best you can protect your home or business.