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Security Cameras – Wireless vs Hard-wired?

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When deciding on security cameras, there is always the debate between hard-wired or wireless.

Toowoomba Locksmiths always recommend hard-wired and here’s why –

A hard-wired security camera system conveys data to the NVR (recording device) and monitoring system via a cable. This system may take a little longer to set up, but in the end, it has various benefits compared to the wireless systems.

Security Cameras

Security Cameras – Wireless vs Hard-wired

As the hard-wired systems are connected to an NVR, they can store a lot more data. A wireless cameras system, only has a sim and SD card to store data on. The hard-wired systems also have a better picture quality, as they do not have to run on radio frequency. Criminals will have difficulties trying to jam hard-wired security cameras compared to a wireless system which runs on a radio frequency. To interfere with a hard-wired system, a criminal would have to cut the cord running directly to the camera which is a very hard task as it is typically in the roof and walls.

Compared to a wireless system where a routine battery change is vital to have the camera recording 24/7, the hard-wired systems are powered by a cord. But what happens when your power is out? Don’t fret you can purchase a backup battery to power your cameras if you were to have a power outage. This allows the camera to still record data and store it on the NVR.

A hard-wired system is also ideal for all home types, no matter how big or small. You can have from 2 to 10 plus cameras on a hard -wired system.

There is also the option to view the hard-wired security cameras on a tv, computer and smartphone. With the flexibility to watch what is happening on holidays and while a work. You can always feel safe your house is being protected.

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Hard-wired security camera systems are also the best options for business, with needing to reach multiple angles of a space and have the reliability for over the weekend and night when the store is empty.

No you know why we recommend the hard-wired option.  Contact Toowoomba Locksmiths now to organise your quote!

Are security and CCTV cameras worth it?

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Are security and CCTV cameras worth it?
Are security and CCTV cameras worth it

You cannot have your eyes looking over your home 24/7, this is where home CCTV cameras come in. Security cameras are designed to be looking at all angles of your property all day and all night to protect you and your home from vandals and intruders. Cameras will deter any suspicious people from your home, as it is clear evidence that can be used against them. Authorities consider video footage recorded by security cameras to be valid evidence of crime. Security cameras can therefore help your case in the courtroom. CCTV cameras on a home have proven that burglars/intruders are likely less to target a house with cameras. If a burglar noticed surveillance cameras 50% of offenders said they would not continue the robbery and run. 

Home Security Cameras Options

There are so many different options of home security cameras, it can be very overwhelming. If you talk to the right people, they can assist you in choosing the best option for your home. The main two home security options are wireless cameras and CCTV (closed circuit television) systems. Wireless systems are a cheaper way to keep an eye on your property, but sometimes aren’t the most reliable. We would prefer to install a CCTV system; these systems are hard wired and use an NVR (network video recorder) that is a lot more reliable with footage and tampering. The CCTV systems can be tailored for everyone’s different situations, they are also outdoor friendly. The cameras are built to withstand vandalism and severe weather conditions.

CCTV for Businesses

CCTV for Businesses

Security cameras systems are also worth installing for a business. Small businesses need to have surveillance systems to protect their inventory, technology, and employees. Small business security systems usually include several cameras, which makes them more complicated than typical home security systems. 

Every business has customers walking through the door, browsing at your products and basically have free reign of the store. Sometimes they can get out of the view of the employees and steal items as they know you can’t see them. A security camera system allows people to capture the people who come into your store with bad intentions. The footage can sometimes allow you to identify the thief’s and get your products back. 

Break in often enough happen at night when no one is in the store and a camera can again help identify the intruder and assist the police in their investigations.

When you next get a Toowoomba locksmith to your home, ask them to have a look around your exit and entry points of your property to identify weak security points and any lock or padlock upgrades that may be needed.

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Why You Should Ask For a Security Survey From Your Locksmith

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04.03.16

Security Surveys – Don't be caught out when you least expect it

If you are security conscious, you may wish for one of our Local locksmiths to visit your home or commercial premises to conduct an in depth security survey which will outline any current flaws in your lock suitability and will highlight our recommendations to improve the overall security of your premises. We can quote for a complete lock overhaul and will take care of all the installation required to fully secure your home or office or warehouse.

Crime Prevention

Crime prevention in Toowoomba is the first step to making your home or office a safer place. For residential properties that are often vacant for long periods, you need to make sure your locks can withstand an attempted break in. We will advise on the latest locking systems available to you whether manual or digital and only use the most trusted and well tested brands on the market. Security is certainly and area where you do not want to cut corners however our locksmiths will work accurately within your stated budget to provide the most cost effective solution. breakins toowoomba Offices and warehouses are quite regularly left unattended over weekends and throughout the holidays so security needs to be tight. We can offer expert advice not only on locks but also on digital security systems to best suit your needs and level of protection required. For more information on our security surveys or to book one of our experts, call us today on 07 4632 6060 or use the contact for to your right.

Lock Upgrades

You may require your locks to be upgraded or replaced for many reasons. Perhaps you have been in the unfortunate situation where your property was broken into – our local locksmith is on hand 24 hours a day and will be able to secure your premises and change your locks where required. frontdoors If you are moving to a new house, we would always advise that you get your external locks changed the day you move in. Not only for added peace of mind you are the only key holder but also to make sure the locks are up to standard and working properly – one less hassle for you to worry about during the stressful time of moving. Give our locksmith a call today and arrange to have your locks changed the day you move in, here are a few things we can do to upgrade your home security.
  • Install deadlocks on all external doors and internal door between garage and house.
    • One key for all your door and window locks.
  • Install key operated window locks.
  • Install keyed patio bolts to ranch sliders and French doors.
  • Make sure all out buildings are secure.
  • Secure valuable possessions and documents in a safe, that is secured to the wall/floor in a concealed spot in your home.

When you next get a Toowoomba locksmith to your home, ask them to have a look around your exit and entry points of your property to identify weak security points and any lock or padlock upgrades that may be needed.

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Contact us today to book your free, no obligation security survey.

Home CCTV Solutions That You Can Check In On Remotely.

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12.06.15

Home CCTV systems are being pushed more and more by insurance companies in a bid to lower the chance of you making a claim and they reward you for your installation of a home CCTV system, that you can check in on remotely or has a recording facility, by lowering your annual premiums.  Although in saying this, the increase in conviction in crimes has increased in Australia with the Federal and State Police attributing this outcome to the use of home CCTV footage.  This makes a lot of sense, as criminals are quick to identify government and business sercurity systems and adjust their crimes around that, but to be adept with each homes security systems in the area would be near impossible.

So with this demand there has been an influx of systems that are DIY's from JB HiFi and JayCar and Ebay, but most times there is a little twist to installing it, this ends up being installed by a locksmith or not properly at all.  We get it though, if you are savvy enough to set up the camera system, position the camera and get everything going smoothly on your own these systems are great, the only concern after that would be replacement parts and upgrading of technology.  This leads to a long term issue with these systems is that it is tricky for locksmiths to be able to adequately service a store bought alarm/CCTV system and replace parts that will support it, so sometimes (when the main port of the system is compromised) the system may need to be replaced.  With our experience in the security industry we have seen a lot of these DIY camera systems come and go. A product that we have been excited to use is the ABUS CCTV security systems.

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We install and service the ABUS 7"/3"  MONITOR & 1xIR DIGITAL WIRELESS CAMERA 2.4GHz; it has a high pixelation in that cameras, can record to an SD card and can be used through an app on your phone or ipad.  This system supports a 4 camera usage system that will allow adequate external and internal visibility of your property whilst you are home or away.  This system is ideal for private homes, restaurants, offices, and small businesses.   This system allows remote access wtih the image and sound being transmitted between the camera and monitor on a secure basis. This excludes the possibility of third parties viewing the images or listening in.

We can install any part of the ABUS security range, for further options for what you may need for your home we have included a link to the main supplier site.

Then contact us to inquire about what would be the best solution for your home or small business.abus 7

Features

  • Complete set consisting of an IR wireless outdoor camera, monitor, and docking station.
  • Video transmitted using encrypted digital radio.
  • Compact IP66 outdoor camera with infrared night vision function and 640 x 480 pixel resolution.
  • 7" colour touch-screen monitor (operates on rechargeable batteries).
  • Easy to operate.
  • Mobile access via iPhone, iPad app.
  • Remote access via LAN using the docking station (battery for monitor charged at the same time).
  • Can be extended to include up to four wireless cameras (TVAC16010).
ABUS 7" monitor system; TVAC16000 User Manual

Smart Investors, Buy a Good Safe

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With the announcement of a deposit tax by the Abbott government in recent weeks this will see an influx in demand of home safes.  Not because we are all going to keep our money in the safe but because the time to look beyond the bank for investment purposes has just become more prevalent.  It will not only be inspired from this tax but in protecting our investments in the future as savvy investors will be keeping their eye on the horizon for any other changes to taxes and super contributions.  To be on top of this, smart investors will not only be looking at what to invest in but in determining what factors meet the criteria for keeping those investments safe, hence we are advising you in this post on how to buy a good safe.

The opportunity to look beyond cash, to invest in good stock items that will accrue value without you having to watch the stock market are a good way to diversify your investments and with that you need to look at a good sturdy safe.  Now, any safe that can be picked up and taken with the would be criminals offers you not much extra security either.  What is recommended when you choose a safe that fits your items, cash rating requirements and fit for your home, is to make sure it is fitted by one of our licensed technicians who will fix it to the wall or floor to ensure optimal security.  We do sell angle grinder proof safes, Guardall BFG range, that have been tried and tested to deter any semi or professional criminals, you will be confident that you have given your home security the best options.

We also advise that you look at home insurance policies and excesses and premiums, as this is also a good idea to look at the idea of also installing a CCTV or alarm system in your home.  There are some great DIY alarm installations on the market like the Yale DIY Alarm system, ask us about this system for your home.  When a safe is installed with a supported security system, CCTV or Alarms or both, then your insurance premiums will reduce, please check with your insurance company to compare the price points.

Call us to talk about what you may need for security for your valuables and investments.

07 4362 60 60

Read the article here about Abbott's Deposit Tax; don't forget to go through the comments as this will clarify the impact that this tax will have on Australians.

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