How Secure is your Mall or Shopping Center?

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Do you own a store here in the garden state of New Jersey? It does not matter if you are in a strip mall or in a large enclosed mall, your store needs security cameras. Security cameras are needed to help deter crimes. When a possible thief sees they are being filmed they will move on to their next target in most cases.

Today more than ever security cameras in shopping malls and stores are needed to help keep the public safe not only from small shoplifting crimes but from threats to the shopping malls as well. Video surveillance is often used as an aide today for the proper authorities to see what is taking place once a threat is called in.

Here are a couple quick tips that can help reduce burglary at your place of business or home:

  • Clear your entrances and windows of trees and shrubs that block views from the street and/or provide a hiding place for thieves
  • Secure your doors with sturdy deadbolt locks or padlocks
  • Install bars or gates on windows to help prevent them from being broken and used as an entry
  • Motion sensor-activated lighting and alarms can also help deter burglars

Shopping malls use a wide variety of cameras to monitor shoppers throughout a shopping mall. These cameras are used to reduce theft and to improve the overall safety in the shopping mall. Cameras also, help store owners keep an eye on their employees. Store owners often install cameras in areas not only to watch the merchandise but to also watch employees on the cash register too. Unfortunately, not all dangers to your business come from the outside. 64% of all small businesses fall victim to one of the biggest threats, employee theft, and fraud. While some and hopefully most of the theft being minor office supplies, that isn’t always the case. Majority of losses that come from employee theft are cash losses, with $20,000 being the average loss. That’s not something a business owner should have to worry about while they aren’t present. Have security cameras installed pointing at the register, this way you can see the cash as it is being handled and know it is going to the proper location and not your employees’ pockets. Security equipment such as locks, video intercoms, access control, and security cameras can help act as barriers or even a deterrent to crime. With the use of personalized ID’s and key fobs, it makes it nearly impossible to enter the vicinity of your office space without proper clearance. Technology like this is what keeps the peace of mind that a business owner needs to operate without any worries. Keeping your business safe and protected can be a job by itself, a stressful one at that. Central Jersey Security Cameras can give you peace of mind, call us today and have your business evaluated for a security surveillance system.

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Here are a few tips that might help you to reduce your chances of becoming a statistic:

  • Conduct a background check on prospective employees
  • Install an access control system allowing employees to enter only those areas needed for them to do their jobs
  • Place security cameras around areas where money is exchanged or kept
  • Make daily bank deposits to minimize the amount of cash on the premises
  • Close and lock doors to areas where valuable products or supplies are stored. Use fencing and locked gates to protect equipment and supplies kept outdoors

Cameras with remote viewing are a great way for the owner to watch their store, even when they cannot be there, with cameras that can now remote view from anywhere in the world. Owners can view their stores remotely from almost anywhere in the world that has internet with the use of their smartphone, tablet or laptop.

Most malls use CCTV security cameras to monitor common areas in the mall. These are areas such as the walkways, food courts and various halls in the mall. The crimes that happen in malls are typically shoplifting; menacing behavior involving juveniles and thefts. CCTV cameras are often watched by a central station monitoring station that will alert mall security or the proper authorities if they see something in the mall that has a safety concern.

According to the FBI, there’s a burglary every 12 seconds. Those thefts annually combine for more than $3.1 billion in property and personal loss. So how do burglars get into your business? Six of ten burglaries involve forcible entry, about a third of those were unlawful entries. The rest, a little over six percent, were attempted forcible entries. The primary ways in which they gained access were through open windows or doors or by forcible entry through windows or doors. Only about one in eight burglars reported picking locks or using a key they had previously acquired. Not surprisingly, most commercial burglaries occur at night, weekends, or holidays when many businesses aren’t open. What’s more enticing to a burglar than nobody being there to stop them?

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Parking lots around the malls are another key area to a mall to make sure they are protected. Parking lots have seen a large increase in suspicious activity in recent years. They’ve unfortunately become an ever-growing space for kidnappings and human trafficking issues, especially in Monmouth and Ocean Counties. Security cameras used in parking lots are often dome cameras. Dome cameras are not always easy to detect unless you are looking for them. These cameras because of their dome shape are also hard to know or see where they are pointing. Dome-shaped cameras feature dark colored glass that often helps prevents them from being seen. Bullet cameras are used in parking lots as well; these cameras are made to withstand the weather outdoors and are hard to be tampered with. Bullet cameras can see large areas and many parking lots use PTZ (Pan Tilt Zoom) Bullet cameras so security can zoom in and move the cameras with a joystick to get the views they need. These cameras are often instrumental in finding licenses plate numbers for the authorities.

Just earlier this week an act of violence took place when a group of teenagers was assaulted just outside a mall parking lot in Deptford Township, New Jersey. The security cameras installed in the parking lot captured the attack and assisted police and mall security to have a better understanding of the situation. For more information and for the video footage of the attack, click here or the image below to view the article.Untitled

In Malls with elevators cameras will monitor the people coming and going and the actions that they are doing in the elevator. In most malls, the biggest crime that takes place is often vandalism. Now with cameras in place, these vandals will be caught.

When choosing a security camera company for all your store/mall needs you need to choose a company that has training in installs in the complex mall settings. Here at Central Jersey Security Cameras, our technicians have gone through extensive training for mall security cameras and alarms. They have worked closely with mall security in the proper placement of cameras to help mall security personal use cameras in their malls to their fullest potential. When installing security cameras, you want to go with a company that will come to each location and does a safety audit to best meet the needs of each facility. A safety audit is something that should be done at least once a year to ensure all the systems are working properly and are still meeting your facility’s needs. This audit of the facility should not just be limited to security cameras and alarms. It should also include every point of entry and door access protection. Another tool your organization can use when looking for the company that is going to install your security system is to look them up in the Better Business Bureau. You want to use a company that is BBB accredited so you can look back on the company’s track record. Central Jersey Security Cameras will come work with your organization and their budget to best protect your most valuable assets. Our staff is background checked and highly trained in the installation of all aspects of security systems. Central Jersey Security Cameras is Better Business Bureau Accredited A+.

If you need a company to help you protect your store or mall, call Central Jersey Security Cameras for a free on-site evaluation at 732-333-0227 or visit www.centraljerseysecuritycameras.com

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How can you secure your home this holiday season?

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Tis the season to purchase gifts for loved ones. As you run to the store looking for the perfect gift, do you know what else can be happening when you are carrying in that new high priced TV for your loved one? The wrong person can be watching your home and looking for a way to steal that gift right from under your tree!!

Sooo.. what can you do to keep the gifts you work so hard to buy safe in your home when you are not there? A professionally installed home security system! We all see many commercials this time of the year telling us all how we need home security this time of the year to help prevent your home from becoming the next statistic; burglaries take a spike in the month of December each year. But before you jump in and buy just any security camera system you need to make sure you educate yourself first and look into the following questions:

  1. What kind of cameras are good for my home?
  2. Do these cameras have clear night vision?
  3. Can I get an alert on my phone from my cameras?
  4. Can I save the footage from my security cameras?
  5. Do you have support after my install?

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What kind of cameras are good for my home?

Central Jersey Security Cameras will look at your home and help you decide what is best for your unique home and determine what cameras are best for your home’s needs. Our trained staff will listen closely to what your needs are and look at exactly where you need the most coverage around your home and how far from your home you may need to view with your security cameras. With that information, they will effectively be able to design and offer a product that will surely meet your needs and budget. Technical support personnel is available in our offices daily to answer any questions you may have about the functionality of your system.

 

Do these cameras have clear night vision?

An infrared security camera has infrared lighting (light from a different region of the electromagnetic spectrum than we normally use to see) installed around the outside of the lens of the camera. This lighting allows the camera to capture a good image in no light at all. With a little bit of light (called low light) the infrared camera can capture a picture that looks just like daytime. Keep in mind that even at nighttime there is normally some light from the moon, stars, or street lights.

Infrared cameras do not do well in outdoor housings because the infrared light reflects off the glass of the housing. Some people get acceptable results if the camera is absolutely flush with the glass. An alternative solution is to use a day/night camera which has an extra sensitive imaging chip that allows it to capture a good picture in low light situations without using infrared lighting. This works well for example if there are street lights outside or an exterior light that can be left on at night. Keep in mind that cameras without infrared lighting will not capture an image with zero light.

The level of light required to capture a good picture is referred to as a camera’s lux, the lower the lux the better the camera can see in the dark. For example, a camera with 0.003 lux is better than a camera with 0.2 lux. Infrared cameras are also compared by how far they can see in total darkness. We sell cameras that see in total darkness over 120 feet at night. People use infrared security cameras for businesses (that have the lights out at night (in case of break-ins). Or for outside, nighttime viewing.

The image that infrared cameras capture is black and white – however, some cameras will capture color images during the day when light is available and will automatically switch to black and white when light is low.
Times are changing and there has been a significant breakthrough in night vision with the introduction of EXIR or Matrix IR’s. Hikvision pioneered this type of technology and we at Central Jersey Security Cameras noticed a tremendous difference in the quality of the picture at night. These cameras incorporate Hikvision’s EXIR infrared array technology to provide best-in-breed illuminators for any zero-dark environment – indoors or out. Compared to conventional IR cameras, Hikvision’s high-performance EXIR series delivers the most advanced levels of night-time surveillance available on the market today.

These EXIR cameras (a highly-efficient light source and enhanced LED light strength. By employing the most advanced thin-film and light-emitting technology, this series provides up to 30% more illuminant efficiency over traditional LED array technology. Furthermore, the EXIR series even provides a 40% light-extraction rate improvement when compared to traditional models, resulting in a stronger light for long-range visibility usage.

To make the most out of IR LED light, EXIR HD and IP cameras produce LED light in the form of a rectangle. This allows a better fit for a screen’s normal size (4:3 or 16:9). Additionally, it helps improve LED utilization efficiency and reduce light pollution in the surrounding environment. Images are further optimized with EXIR’s luminance uniformity functionality, which eliminates traditional LED lens issues, such as over-exposure at the center of images, as well as darker areas at the corners. EXIR HD/IP cameras deliver superb image detail in poorly lit environments, better providing for solutions at industrial parks, harbors, roads, airports, etc. Furthermore, excellent heat dissipation, longer lifespan, and greater energy savings are but a few of the advantages that Hikvision EXIR cameras bring. IP66 protection, in both bullet and dome styles, further provide users with options to best fit their specific needs.

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Can I get an alert on my phone from my cameras?  

Would you like an alert sent right to your smartphone when someone walks up to your front sidewalk or pulls in the driveway? Well, Central Jersey Security Cameras in Freehold, NJ has a solution for this. With our professionally installed HD security cameras, you can set up a perimeter around your house, arm a specific area or individual cameras to send an instant notification to your mobile device when the area is entered or “breached”. You will receive this notification right to your smartphone that will include the persons or movement that triggered the alarm within seconds of it actually happening. This feature is called line intrusion that we can set up on your security cameras. The best part, there is no monthly charge! This is a free bonus to having your security cameras professionally installed.

WHAT IS LINE CROSSING DETECTION?
Line crossing detection, or intrusion detection, is a function of your DVRNVR or IP camera. What it does is that it instantly detects any motion in a certain “set”, which is a set area that is personally set by you for your alert needs. It will send immediate alerts to your smart device directly from the DVRNVR  or IP camera. For example, you want to know when someone or something enters your driveway? So, you go into the software of your DVRNVR or IP camera and start setting up specific areas by drawing lines across the driveway. Of course, these are not visible lines to the human eye since it is only a virtual line or perimeter you have created, but it acts just as good as a virtual tripwire. What it will do is activate the area when the area or line is breached and send you a notification either directly through the app or to your email, whichever option you choose. You can even have audible alerts right on site through an external siren or right from the DVR or NVR.
You can set this to work on schedules, certain hours during the day, certain days during the week or if you are on vacation and will be away from your home or business and you want to be alerted when someone or something breaches your “set” area or areas. While both High Definition and IP cameras or the use of an NVR in conjunction with IP cameras will both do the job, there is more flexibility with the NVR and IP cameras in terms of having multiple cameras set up for line crossing/intrusion detection. There are also sensitivity settings that do adjust to meet your needs. For example, you may not want to know when a cat or small animal crosses the line, so you would adjust the scale to measure for larger objects.

 

Can I save the footage from my security cameras?

Record all events in “real time” as they happen. Receive push notifications or “text messages” of real-time video from your security equipment. Watch your home live when you’re not there from smartphones or other portable devices. Protect your family and your assets. Surveillance cameras in plain view are a “proven guaranteed deterrent” by persuading potential intruders to move on.

Event schedule, meaning that if an incident occurs somewhere for example in a 24-hour period and you are not sure when the event happened, instead of sitting through endless hours of reviewing until the event is found you would have indicators. Most likely a color-coded event list. This would enable you to jump ahead to all motion triggered events, thus making your search quicker and more successful. Conserving hard drive space, meaning if your cameras are set to record all the time, even with nothing moving in front of them you could potentially shorten the life of the hard drive and absolutely shorten the length of time your NVR/DVR will retain recordings.

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Do you have support after my install?

Not only does Central Jersey Security Cameras have a help tab that has step by step tutorial videos for you to follow along with, but we offer technical support as well. Technical support personnel is available in our offices daily to answer any questions you may have about the functionality of your system. Our technicians receive monthly training on all of our security products to keep their knowledge on the cutting edge of technology. Some of our lead technicians have been with us for over 15 years. They will explain the process of the installation prior to starting the job. They will keep you informed of all progress. They will ensure the best possible outcome and provide a full tutorial at the conclusion of the install.

 

Why an alarm system with security cameras are the best line of defense:

Home security cameras are the #1 deterrent on a home or business. Often criminals see security cameras and move on to the next location. The ones that try to outsmart security cameras often get caught because they do not know the capabilities on the range of today’s IP cameras. Look, at the inchworm bandits crawling on the floor!

 

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No, unfortunately, these cameras did not stop this break-in from happening, but it is the proof this owner needs to show exactly what took place at their business location for their insurance. In this case, an alarm system doubled with security cameras would have helped alert the proper authorities and the business owners sooner.

Central Jersey Security Cameras believes after many years in the business and continuous training each year a whole home security system with a security camera system on the home and an alarm system is often the best protection a New Jersey homeowner can have on their home.

So, now you have to make sure you have the right alarm for your home too! It’s easy with today advances in alarms with our preferred alarm the UltraSync alarm. Some things to consider when you are looking for the right alarm system for your home.

  1. Make sure the alarm and company you use is UL listed
  2. Check for discounts with your home owner’s insurance (often it can cut the price of your homeowners 5-20%)

To get the protection your home or business needs this holiday season call Central jersey Security Cameras today for a full home or business security audit. Don’t forget a home security system makes a holiday gift that will keep giving for years to come! Call us today at 732-333-0227 or visit our website.

Protect Your Place of Worship with Central Jersey Security Cameras

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Protect your place of worship. Did you know that every church, synagogue, temple, mosque, and non-profit facility is entitled to a homeland grant for security of up to $150k this year? Don’t let this opportunity pass you by to secure your facility with the latest security measures, such as 4k surveillance camera/security camera systems that can give you the best quality and most secure surveillance of the surrounding facility including both the interior and exterior. Additionally, we can provide burglar alarm systems with the ability to have a direct police dispatch with mobile panic buttons. Central Jersey Security Cameras/Jersey Shore Security can even provide access control with controlled entry and immediate lockdown feature for emergencies. With all these services your place of worship, non-profit organization, home, or business would benefit from the many layers of security by deterring criminals, reducing liability and delivering you peace of mind.

Your security company must be fully registered, licensed and able to comply with all regulations to be on the approved vendor list for this type of work. Central Jersey Security Cameras/Jersey Shore Security are proud to say we are fully able and have already completed multiple projects like this for organizations with the Homeland Security Grant.
Some of the organizations we have worked with over the past few years are listed here for your reference:

  • The Salvation Army of Plainfield
  • New Brunswick SDA Church – New Brunswick, NJ
  • The Salvation Army of Red Bank
  • Bethel Church -  Freehold, NJ
  • The Salvation Army of Union
  • Christ Family of God Church – Fords, NJ
  • Christian Mission Church – Orange, NJ
  • El-Shaddai Church – Roselle, NJ
  • New Dorp Moravian Church – Staten Island, NY
  • The Salvation Army of Kearny
  • Old First Presbyterian Church – Newark, NJ
  • Resurrection Lutheran Church – Hamilton, NJ
  • St. Anthony’s Church – Red Bank, NJ
  • The Salvation Army of Montclair
  • St. Catherine of Siena Church -  Farmingdale, NJ
  • St. James Church – Newark, NJ
  • The Salvation Army of Perth Amboy
  • St. John’s Baptist Church – Fairview, NJ
  • The Marthoma Church – Staten Island, NY
  • The United Methodist Church of Greater NJ – Neptune, NJ
  • Alpha School – Jackson, NJ
  • Alphabets Preschool – Asbury Park, NJ
  • Alpine Montessori School – Oak Ridge, NJ
  • Asbury Park School District Thurgood Marshall Elementary – Asbury Park, NJ
  • First Pentecostal School – Jersey City, NJ
  • The Goddard School of Bordentown – Bordentown, NJ
  • Harbor School – Eatontown, NJ
  • Howell High School – Howell, NJ
  • Little Lamb Preschool – Staten Island, NY
  • New HS Learning Center for High School – Short Hills, NJ
  • New Road High School – Parlin, NJ
  • Ocean Gate School – Ocean Gate, NJ
  • Princeton Charter School – Princeton, NJ
  • Royal Montessori Preschool – Manalapan, NJ
  • The Country Day School of Colts Neck – Colts Neck, NJ
  • The Goddard School of Princeton – Princeton, NJ
  • The Goddard School of Flemington – Flemington, NJ
  • Tower Hill School – Red Bank, NJ
  • TPA Preschool – Jackson, NJ
  • and fifteen YMCA Locations throughout New Jersey.

The Homeland Security Grant Program is comprised of three grant programs:

  • State Homeland Security Program (SHSP)
  • Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI)
  • Operation Stone Garden (OPSG)

Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) provides funding support for target hardening and other physical security enhancements to nonprofit organizations that are at high risk of a terrorist attack and located within one Fiscal Year 2018 Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI)-designated urban areas. Funding can be used for the acquisition and installation of security equipment on real property (including buildings and improvements) owned or leased by the nonprofit organization, specifically in the prevention of and/or protection against the risk of a terrorist attack. Eligible applicants may apply for a maximum of $150,000.00 per organization and eligible categories now include Equipment, Training, Planning, & Exercise

The Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) plays an important role in the implementation of the National Preparedness System by supporting the building, sustainment, and delivery of core capabilities essential to achieving the National Preparedness Goal of a secure and resilient nation.

As stated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, these four areas of mission-supporting responsibilities are what drive the Homeland Security Grant Program:

  • Protecting the United States from terrorist threats is the founding principle and highest priority.
  • Securing the Nation’s southern and northern borders along with air and sea ports of entry.
  • Facilitating legal immigration and naturalizing new Americans, while prosecuting those who violate the country’s laws.
  • Helping communities prepare, respond and recover from all facets of disaster.

Many places of worship are used also as youth centers, daycares, and schools, so it is also our top priority to ensure that all these facilities are as safe for the public as possible. The first lines of defense that all organizations such as churches, synagogues, temples, mosques and non-profit facilities need to have today are locked doors with a buzz in system.  These doors should have a camera pointing at the person at the door with an intercom system. With the buzz in system in place, a person at the door can state why they are there and actually show their ID before the doors are opened. Here at Central Jersey Security Cameras, we sell cutting-edge access control systems such as CDVI Atrium as one of our top selling products. Access control is a way of limiting access to a system or to physical or virtual resources. In computing, access control is a process by which users are granted access and certain privileges to systems, resources, or information.

In access control systems, users must present credentials before they can be granted access. In physical systems, these credentials may come in many forms, but credentials that can’t be transferred provide the most security. For example, a key card may act as an access control and grant the bearer access to a classified area. Because this credential can be transferred or even stolen, it is not a secure way of handling access control.

A more secure method for access control involves two-factor authentication. The person who desires access must show credentials and a second factor to corroborate identity. The second factor could be an access code, a pin or even a biometric reading.

There are three factors that can be used for authentication:

  • Something only known to the user, such as a password or pin.
  • Something that is part of the user, such as a fingerprint, retina scan or another biometric measurement.
  • Something that belongs to the user, such as a card or a key.

For computer security, access control includes the authorization, authentication, and audit of the entity trying to gain access. Access control models have a subject and an object. The subject, the human user, is the one trying to gain access to the object – usually the software. In computer systems, an access control list contains a list of permissions and the users to whom these permissions apply. Such data can be viewed by certain people and not by other people and is controlled by access control. This allows an administrator to secure information and set privileges as to what information can be accessed, who can access it and at what time it can be accessed.

One of the latest and greatest features we have to offer is a feature that unfortunately today is becoming more necessary in our everyday lives, “building lockdown” feature. For example, this would allow the organization to press either a fixed or mobile button to instantaneously lock down the entire facility by locking every single-entry door in the building. This feature would allow an organization to fortify the building so no unauthorized persons would be able to enter.

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Cameras should be placed at each exterior entrance of the facility as well, so the front desk can see who is moving around the outside of the facility at all times. A greatly useful feature that we must not forget about is our Line Crossing Detection Systems. A Line crossing detection, or intrusion detection, is a function of your DVRNVR or IP camera. What it does is that it instantly detects any motion in a certain “set”, which is a set area that is personally set by you for your alert needs. It will send immediate alerts to your smart device directly from the DVRNVR  or IP camera. For example, you want to know when someone or something enters your driveway? So, you go into the software of your DVRNVR or IP camera and start setting up specific areas by drawing lines across the driveway. Of course, these are not visible lines to the human eye since it is only a virtual line or perimeter you have created, but it acts just as good as a virtual tripwire. In essence, what it will do is activate the area when the area or line is breached and send you a notification either directly through the app or to your email, whichever option you choose. You can even have audible alerts right on site through an external siren or right from the DVR or NVR.
You can set this to work on schedules, certain hours during the day, certain days during the week or if you are on vacation and will be away from your place of worship, school, organization, business or even home and you want to be alerted when someone or something breaches your “set” area or areas. While both High Definition and IP cameras or the use of an NVR in conjunction with IP cameras will both do the job, there is more flexibility with the NVR and IP cameras in terms of having multiple cameras set up for line crossing/intrusion detection. There are also sensitivity settings that do adjust to meet your needs. For example, you may not want to know when a cat or small animal crosses the line, so you would adjust the scale to measure for larger objects.

Next, would be proper placement of cameras inside the facility. Each hallway and stairwell need to be protected. Cameras inside the facility keep your guests protected on so many levels. Many of these organizations also double as a school or even host after school care programs. Schools are now even adding cameras to the actual classrooms. This is often the proof to show parents how their child is behaving in the classroom, or proof of how a teacher may interact with your child. Cameras in the classroom often serve as not just protection for the child and the teacher, but to go back and see how both teacher and child can improve in the future. They will protect your children from bullies, protect teachers from falsely being accused of something and can protect your child from a teacher that may not be treating your child right.

Keep in mind, when choosing a company to install cameras and alarms at your facility that a company that offers a package is not really your best bet. You want to go with a company that will come to each location and does a safety audit to best meet the needs of each facility. A safety audit is something that should be done at least once a year to ensure all the systems are working properly and are still meeting your facility’s needs. This audit of the facility should not just be limited to security cameras and alarms. It should also include every point of entry and door access protection. Another tool your organization can use when looking for the company that is going to install your security system is to look them up in the Better Business Bureau. You want to use a company that is BBB accredited so you can look back on the company’s track record. Keep in mind too, when choosing the company or any company that may work in your schools, be sure that the staff is all background checked. Central Jersey Security Cameras/Jersey Shore Security will come work with your organization and their budget to best protect your most valuable assets. Our staff is background checked and highly trained in the installation of all aspects of security systems. Central Jersey Security Cameras is Better Business Bureau Accredited A+. Call Central Jersey Security Cameras/Jersey Shore Security today for your free onsite evaluation and let’s start making the plans to have our certified technicians make your school, place of worship or non-profit center as safe as it can possibly be. 732-333-0227 or visit our website centraljerseysecuritycameras.com.

AS TEMPERATURES DROP, CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING RISK RISES!

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Even though fall has just made it’s appearance, we are getting winter like temperatures the past few days. With that being said, I’m sure your home is starting to get a little chilly resulting in you turning on your heat. As you would do a test on your air conditioning for the summer, you should also do a test on your heating units as well. Those that are not electric can be dangerous. In fact, any appliances in your house that are not electric can be a danger due to carbon monoxide. Make sure to have your appliances serviced regularly by a qualified and registered professional. Ask your utility company about yearly checkups for all gas appliances.

Carbon monoxide cannot be detected by humans without the help of a detector. Did you know that one of the most dangerous things that can hurt you and your loved ones can be hiding right underneath your nose?! By definition, carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, and a tasteless gas formed when a compound containing carbon burns incompletely because there is not enough oxygen. This gas is deadly to both animals and humans.. HAVE YOUR APPLIANCES SERVICED REGULARLY BY A PROFESSIONAL!

If you do not already have an alarm system installed in your home, Central Jersey Security Cameras can help with that. We can come to your home and install an UltraSync Smart Hub alarm panel which gives you the ability to connect your carbon monoxide sensors and smoke detectors right to the alarm itself. For more information on our alarm systems, visit our website.

Carbon monoxide is known as the “silent killer” because it is colorless, odorless, tasteless, and non- irritating. Neither people nor animals can tell when they are breathing it, but it can be fatal. If the early signs of carbon monoxide poisoning are ignored, a person may lose consciousness and be unable to escape the danger. Below is a list of symptoms to not be ignored!

 

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SYMPTOMS:

Persons with carbon monoxide poisoning often overlook the symptoms.
Signs and symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning may include:
• Dull headache
• Weakness
• Dizziness
• Nausea or vomiting
• Shortness of breath
• Confusion
• Blurred vision
• Loss of consciousness

 

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CAUSES:

You may be exposed to unsafe levels of carbon monoxide by:
• Using poorly maintained or unvented heating equipment.
• Improperly vented natural gas appliances like stoves or water heaters.
• Using a gas stove, grill, or oven to heat the home.
• Clogged chimneys or blocked heating exhaust vents can stop carbon monoxide from escaping.
• Cooking with a charcoal or gas grill inside the home or other enclosure.
• Using a propane camp stove, heater, or light inside a tent.
• Running vehicles in garages or other enclosed spaces. Leaving a car in a closed garage with its engine running can produce deadly amounts of carbon monoxide within 10 minutes.
• Running generators or gas-powered tools indoors or outside near windows, doors, or vents.
• Being near boat engine exhaust outlets.
• Fumes from certain paint removers and cleaning fluids can cause carbon monoxide poisoning.
• House or building fires.
• Smoking cigarettes causes blood levels of carbon monoxide to rise.
Products that contain methylene chloride (dichloromethane) should be handled with care, because methylene chloride turns into carbon monoxide when it is breathed in.

 

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PREVENTION:

Simple precautions can help prevent the leakage of carbon monoxide & carbon monoxide poisoning:
• Install carbon monoxide detectors. Put one in the hallway near each sleeping area in your house. Check the batteries every time you check your smoke detector batteries — at least twice a year. If the alarm sounds, leave the house and call 911 or the fire department. Carbon monoxide detectors are also available for motor homes and boats.
• Make sure all rooms are well ventilated and that vents are not blocked. Be especially careful in well-insulated environments.
• Open the garage door before starting your car. Never leave your car running in your garage. Be particularly cautious if you have an attached garage. Leaving your car running in a space attached to the rest of your house is never safe, even with the garage door open. Do not leave any other type of gasoline-powered motor running in a garage at all. For example, motorbikes, cars, or lawn mowers.
• Service the exhaust pipe in a motor vehicle every year.
• If the tailgate of a vehicle is open and the engine is running, open the doors and windows too.
• Use gas appliances as recommended. Never use a gas stove or oven to heat your home. Use portable gas camp stoves outdoors only. Use fuel-burning space heaters only when someone is awake to monitor them, and doors or windows are open to provide fresh air. Don’t run a generator in an enclosed space, such as the basement or garage. Never use a generator within 20 feet of a window, door, or vent. Be careful when using gas-powered tools and equipment inside rooms. And always wear a mask when using products that contain methylene chloride.
• Keep your fuel-burning appliances and engines properly vented. These include:
o Space heaters
o Furnaces
o Charcoal grills
o Cooking ranges
o Water heaters
o Fireplaces
o Portable generators
o Wood-burning stoves
o Car and truck engines
• If you have a fireplace, keep it in good repair. Have chimneys and flues swept thoroughly regularly by a fully-qualified sweep, at least once a year.
• Keep vents and chimneys unblocked during remodeling. Check that they aren’t covered by tarps or debris.
• Do repairs before returning to the site of an incident. If carbon monoxide poisoning has occurred in your home, it’s critical to find and repair the source of the carbon monoxide before you stay there again. Your local fire department or utility company may be able to help.

 

All of our alarms are either connected to Central Station Monitoring or are set up to send alerts directly to your smart device or you can even set it up to do both. Central station monitoring is a full-service nationally UL intrusion and fire alarm central station providing professional services since 1982. Having your professionally installed security alarm connected with Central Station Monitoring will alert the proper authorities when the alarm is triggered to respond to your home. Rest assured that Central Station alerts and sends the fire department right to your home before your home reaches the dangerous levels of gas that will make you sick, if not worse.

When choosing home security, it’s an investment, and when making this investment, you need to think quickly but hard on the choice you make when you choose the company to do your home security. Shop around and be sure the company you choose is BBB accredited. Read the company reviews and make sure the Central Station Monitoring you choose is UL listed. (As a side note don’t forget to check with your homeowner’s insurance. Many companies offer a discount to homeowners with UL listed alarms, and now some companies offer discounts for installing security camera systems to your home. Check with your provider to see the discounts they are willing to offer.)

Our technicians are trained to know the proper placement on where to put your carbon monoxide and fire detectors that are connected directly to Central Station Monitoring. By having your carbon monoxide detectors installed by our professionally trained technicians, you will be able to sleep easier at night. Keep your family protected today by not only installing carbon monoxide detectors, but having them monitored through a professional alarm monitoring company 24 hours a day.

Fall is the perfect time of the year to prepare your home for the winter months ahead and to keep your family safe from carbon monoxide poisoning. Call Central Jersey Security Cameras today for a free home audit on how we can help you protect your home with our UltraSync Smart Hub alarm panel that will alert you if it detects dangerous levels of carbon monoxide in your home. 732-333-0227

 

 

Come Home To Comfort This Fall By Having Your UltraSync Alarm Installed

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Summer transitioning into fall, much like winter transitioning into spring, is the time of year that the weather changes throughout the day. We can walk out of our home in the morning needing a sweatshirt and pants, by midday be ready for shorts and a tank and then as the sun sets be right back to needing a sweatshirt and pants again. This makes it inconvenient to set a thermostat manually so your home is at the temperature that is comfortable to you. Unless….. you have an UltraSync alarm panel installed in your home! With the convenience of the home automation  features the UltraSync has to offer, you can now set your thermostat from the palm of your hand using your smartphone and a touch of your finger. Just like that, with a touch of your finger, you can have your home set to be nice and toasty for when you wake up and get out of bed in the morning, set it back to being cool throughout the day as the sun peaks in, and have it right back to the perfect temperature for you when you walk through the door from a long work day. The same goes for your lights. With fall upon us, it gets darker earlier. Don’t come home to a dark house. Have your lights set on a timer, or turn them on before you even walk through the door. To learn more about what the UltraSync can do for your home, visit our webpage.

With advances in alarms this past year with the launch of the new UltraSync alarm home automation system, you can now not only be alerted when someone is at your home and place of business but right from the palm of your hand, you can use your smartphone to do much more!

Features like arming and disarming your system from your phone is only the beginning!

Peace of Mind: Kids? With the school year beginning here in New Jersey, would you like to know when the kids walk in the house? Contractors? Having work done on your home while the weather is still nice, would you like to be able to see what contractors are doing when you can’t be home to see for yourself? Pets? We all love our pets. Would you like to look in on them and see how your pets are behaving? Now you can, by pairing professionally installed security cameras along with your UltraSync alarm.

Come Home to Comfort: With the fall season now upon us, would you like to be able to control the temperature in your home while you are not there? Would you like to make sure your lights are on in front of your home before you pull in, now you can. Your home can be ready for you at just the right time by automatically adjusting thermostats, turning on lights and unlocking doors as you arrive, using the geo-location technology in your UltraSync system paired with your smartphone’s GPS.

Night Mode: Set your home to automatically close the garage, lock doors, turn out lights, and modify home temperature with the push of a button, all from the comfort of your bed. This means no more getting out of bed to check if the doors are all locked, you can now check right on your phone and have the peace of mind your home is secure.

Enhanced Security, More Convenience: Use the UltraSync mobile app to create temporary codes for people who need limited access to your home. If, for example, you need to let a friend or worker into your home, you can use the app to create a unique code, and then remotely set the system to allow access only on select days and at specific times. Check your system status, arm/disarm and trigger automations from virtually anywhere. Also, view the status of security and life safety sensors, and be alerted when selected devices are opened or activated.

 

Burglars often look for the homes that are easy hits. Double up on your home security by having an alarm system and security camera system installed at your home. Not only will security cameras help you keep an eye on what’s going on around your home, but you may also need to know when the kids get home from school, so you would set up a virtual intrusion area at your front door. For your older children that don’t need a sitter, the bus rolls in to drop them off while you’re still at work. Sure, they’re going to want to play outside on their own and you’re going to want to make sure they don’t stray out of the yard and keep an eye on them. Make sure they’re not getting themselves into trouble by having line intrusion alerts sent right to your phone.

WHAT IS LINE CROSSING DETECTION?
Line crossing detection, or intrusion detection, is a function of your DVR, NVR or IP camera. What it does is that it instantly detects any motion in a certain “set”, which is a set area that is personally set by you for your alert needs. It will send immediate alerts to your smart device directly from the DVR, NVR  or IP camera. For example, you want to know when someone or something enters your driveway? So, you go into the software of your DVR, NVR or IP camera and start setting up specific areas by drawing lines across the driveway. Of course, these are not visible lines to the human eye since it is only a virtual line or perimeter you have created, but it acts just as good as a virtual tripwire. In essence, what it will do is activate the area when the area or line is breached and send you a notification either directly through the app or to your email, whichever option you choose. You can even have audible alerts right on site through an external siren or right from the DVR or NVR.
You can set this to work on schedules, certain hours during the day, certain days during the week or if you are on vacation and will be away from your home or business and you want to be alerted when someone or something breaches your “set” area or areas. While both High Definition and IP cameras or the use of an NVR in conjunction with IP cameras will both do the job, there is more flexibility with the NVR and IP cameras in terms of having multiple cameras set up for line crossing/intrusion detection. There are also sensitivity settings that do adjust to meet your needs. For example, you may not want to know when a cat or small animal crosses the line, so you would adjust the scale to measure for larger objects.

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Make sure you trim back any branches that may have become over grown this spring. Make sure your security cameras have a clear view of your home and the surrounding areas. Any dark spots in the yard can make it easier for a would-be intruder to come up to your home. Check to make sure your home and the surrounding areas are lit up, making it less enticing for a potential burglar.

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Home Safety Measures to Take Now This Fall:

  1. While the weather is still nice, now is the time to check your carbon monoxide detectors in your home before the heat goes on for the season.
  2. Check your fire detectors, if you have detectors that are hooked into central station, it’s time to run a test to make sure they are working in proper order. This is also the time to replace batteries in smoke alarms in your home too.
  3. Make sure your home is free of obstructing trees and bushes and your security cameras have clear views.
  4. Test your security alarm. Check to make sure your contacts and glass breaks are all in working order.
  5. Make sure all your doors have secure locks and don’t forget your windows all have locks, you do not want to make it easy for a would be intruder to get into your home.
  6. Send a clear sign. Make sure your home security signs aren’t covered up with decorations. As illustrated by the picture below, some people choose to use their security signs as a place to add decoration. It’s important to remember that even though this is a time to be festive, signs are one of the easiest ways to deter a criminal. Consider using decorations to highlight your security camera sign instead, and make it more obvious to potential thieves so they avoid your home all together. Enjoy your holiday decorations, but make sure they don’t hide your signs.
  7. Rake away the leaves. Make sure your outdoor home security cameras don’t get obstructed by leaves or snow. Ensuring your camera’s view is clear is an easy way to maintain visibility whether viewing in real-time or during play-back. Nothing is more frustrating than needing security footage that has been carelessly covered. Clearing out your gutters can help for cameras located up high, to prevent dangling fall foliage from blocking your view. Don’t let leaves or snow block your camera views.
  8. Brighten up. One distinct characteristic of fall and winter is the earlier setting sun. Lighting can play a big role in improving your homes safety, and from discouraging robbers from targeting your home. Make sure to add additional lighting if necessary to dark corners, and keep lights on in the late afternoon and evening. Keeping a light on can keep a robber away.
  9. Don’t open the door for strangers. Though trick-or-treaters will be abundant this week, it’s important that you know who you’re opening your door for. Sometimes burglars disguise themselves, and come right up and knock on your door to either rob your home, or get a better look around until you aren’t home. Security camera can help you view who’s approaching your home so you can make smart decisions about who you decide to open up for. Know who’s at your door before you answer it.
  10. Add an alarm. If you don’t already have one, consider adding an alarm system to increase your home safety. While the presence of security cameras are a deterrent in and of themselves, no burglar wants to stick around a home with a blaring alarm going off. In the event that someone breaks into your home, an alarm system can quickly notify you and police through our central station monitoring.

 

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Enjoy your holiday decorations, but make sure they don’t hide your signs.

Not only can Central Jersey Security Cameras provide cameras with line crossing detection, we can also put cameras inside the home in areas you may need to watch. With today’s technology, the possibilities are endless.

Here at Central Jersey Security Cameras we offer instructional videos to walk you through the entire process on setting up your security system to send you the alerts when areas are breached, or lines are crossed. You must remember to allow notifications on your smart device if you are being notified through the app or “surveillance center” as it is called on the software setup.

With fall in swing and the holiday season to come, now is the time to make sure your home is secure. Many families go away for the holiday season. Know your home is safe and secure and that you have the ability to see what is going on even when you are not there to see with your own eyes. Before you take that trip, check that your cameras and that your alarm is working properly and make sure to leave your home looking occupied if you leave for an extended period of time.

Don’t let the fear of your home’s safety stop you from doing the things you love. Know that you can leave the house for 10 minutes or days at a time and that you won’t miss a beat. Don’t let a burglar take that peace of mind and holiday joy away from you. The peace of mind while you are away from home, knowing that your home is protected from unwanted guests while you are away, is priceless. Get yourself and your family protected. If you don’t already have a home security camera or alarm system, or if you want to update your current system, give us a call at Central Jersey Security Cameras for a free estimate. To learn more about how to keep your home safe, secure, and protected, visit our website today or call us at 732-333-0227

 

How do you secure your Jersey Shore home for the winter and beyond?

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How do you secure your Jersey Shore home for the winter and beyond?

Many homeowners in towns such as Toms River, Lavallette, Midway Beach, Berkeley Township, Brick, LBI, and Surf City are sad to say goodbye to “local summer” as there is a bit of coolness in the weather along the Jersey shore. This bit of coolness has many of the Jersey snow birds thinking of their sunny winter in Florida. Before you close up your Jersey shore home and fly off for the winter, you need to think of how secure your home is. Would you like to be able to look in and see exactly what is happening at your shore home from any location in the world that has internet excess?  If you answered yes, then it’s time to think of installing security cameras to your Jersey shore home.

Whether you are going south for the winter or just back to your residential home until next summer, are you leaving your beach home unattended? With fall and winter approaching, we all know it gets darker earlier outside. The darker it is outside, the easier it is for a burglar to go unnoticed. Keep an eye on your home while you are not.

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Secure your Jersey Shore home with Security Cameras

Beach towns have less population as the cooler months join us, making it easier for a burglar to go undetected. Do you worry about your shore home when you are not physically there to see what may be happening? Security cameras give you that peace of mind knowing what’s taking place around the home when you are not able to be there. Would you like to know if someone steps on your property that shouldn’t be? Today’s security cameras can send you an alert right to your phone and notify you when someone is somewhere they are not supposed to be just by having the line crossing detection perimeters set up around your home. With the line crossing detection, or intrusion detection feature, you can now know exactly each time someone comes and goes, and rest assured your home is safe and secure. Here at Central Jersey Security Cameras/Jersey Shore Security not only do we train you on your system the day of the install we also offer instructional videos to walk you through the entire process on setting up your security system to send you the alerts when areas are breached, or lines are crossed. You must remember to allow notifications on your smart device if you are being notified through the app or “surveillance center” as it is called on the software setup.

Line crossing detection, or intrusion detection, is a function of your DVR, NVR or IP camera. What it does is that it instantly detects any motion in a certain “set”, which is a set area that is personally set by you for your alert needs. It will send immediate alerts to your smart device directly from the DVR, NVR  or IP camera. For example, you want to know when someone or something enters your driveway? So, you go into the software of your DVR, NVR or IP camera and start setting up specific areas by drawing lines across the driveway. Of course, these are not visible lines to the human eye since it is only a virtual line or perimeter you have created, but it acts just as good as a virtual tripwire. In essence, what it will do is activate the area when the area or line is breached and send you a notification either directly through the app or to your email, whichever option you choose. You can even have audible alerts right on site through an external siren or right from the DVR or NVR.
You can set this to work on schedules, certain hours during the day, certain days during the week or if you are on vacation and will be away from your home or business and you want to be alerted when someone or something breaches your “set” area or areas. While both High Definition and IP cameras or the use of an NVR in conjunction with IP cameras will both do the job, there is more flexibility with the NVR and IP cameras in terms of having multiple cameras set up for line crossing/intrusion detection. There are also sensitivity settings that do adjust to meet your needs. For example, you may not want to know when a cat or small animal crosses the line, so you would adjust the scale to measure for larger objects.

Added Benefits of a home security camera system for landlords

We all think of security cameras to keep our homes safe from intruders, but are you thinking of renting out your shore home? If you are thinking of renting your shore home out for a season, or if you rent you Jersey shore home as a weekly rental, would you like to know how your tenants are keeping the area around the outside of your home? With professionally installed security cameras by Central Jersey Security Cameras/ Jersey Shore Security, you would be able to look in on your home and know winter, spring, summer, and fall your home is being treated and cared for the way it should be.  With today’s security cameras, you can check on your home at any time right from the palm of your hand! Get those crisp, clear pictures right on your smart phone when you have remote views set up with your cameras.

Layered Home security to protect what matters most to you!

A beach home is often something that many dream of for many years, protect your investment with Layered security to your Jersey Shore beach home by having security cameras and alarms system professionally installed.  The average burglar loves this time of year as it gets darker earlier. Homes with the added protection of a home alarm system and security cameras are a burglar’s worst nightmare. Now not only were they caught on tape by the security cameras, but they now alerted the proper authorities by setting off an alarm system. Chances are they will be caught on the spot. With the footage from your security cameras, you now have the proof of what took place at your home. Having a security alarm system and security cameras creates a trail of accountability of exactly what did take place.

Alarm systems with Central Station Monitoring

Today’s alarm systems are more than just a loud shrieking noise when they go off. All of our alarms are either connected to Central Station Monitoring or are set up to send alerts directly to your smart device, or you can even set it up to do both. Having your alarm connected with Central Station Monitoring will alert the proper authorities when the alarm is triggered. There’s no such thing as too much security!
With advances in alarms this past year with the launch of the new UltraSync alarm home automation system, you can now not only be alerted when someone is at your home, but right from the palm of your hand, you can use your smartphone to do much more! You have access to using all these features that make your life more convenient away from home. Just to name a few key features you can use right from your smartphone:
• You can turn your lights on and off at your home or place of business.
• You can lock and unlock your doors.
• You can control your thermostat.

Convenience of UltraSync alarm

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How convenient would it be to check the temperature in your home when you are not there, you save Money not running the heat high all winter if it’s a mild winter then you can turn the heat up if you see that it’s going to freeze outside. Protecting you and your home from costly repairs to the home. Battle the weather with ease right from the palm of your hand. You may hear that someone is lurking around down in an area near your shore home and is up to no good. With ease, turn your lights on right from your phone to make it look like you are present and that the home is occupied and not just your summer vacation home. You can turn lights off and on with the tap of your finger. UltraSync can even schedule the lights to turn on at a specific time of day. When you aren’t home, make it look like you are home. If you have a close friend or family member in the area and you want them to stop in and check on your home, but they don’t have a key, you can even lock and unlock your doors for them to physically go check in on the house. Take advantage of the key features our UltraSync has to offer.

 

Some of our Jersey Shore Security customer’s thoughts

“I’m so happy we decided to install security cameras and an ultra sync alarm in our home. Living with my small children in Toms River the summer months does bring a crowd through our town for many months and now I have peace of mind knowing my home is protected even when we are not home. My husband has peace of mind he can check on me and the kids while he travels for business. Thank you, Jersey Shore Security!” – Jill of Toms River, NJ

“Bob and his crew are the best they came in one day installed 6 cameras at our home. The views around my home are crystal clear day, night sunny and in the rain! In fact, a few days ago I came home and walked into my kitchen where we set up a monitor and could see my wife and kids pulling up at my back dock and I couldn’t believe how beautiful the footage was.” – Jon of Bayville, NJ

“I was hesitant to install security cameras to my home and my husband wanted them for years. Now we have them and I don’t know how we lived without them! Kris and Justin did our install and they were neat, clean, helpful and extremely patient with my wife and I learning how to work the system (we are not the most computer savvy couple) They made it so easy and user friendly. This past week I could not recall one of the features the guys showed us so I called the office and the office staff was also so patient and helpful and were able to direct me to the Central Jersey Security Cameras website where there is a help tab with step by step instruction videos. Thanks Jersey Shore Security for making it so easy and stress free using our new cameras.” – Megan of Brick, NJ

It’s always nice to hear customer feedback! Here at Central Jersey Security Cameras/Jersey Shore Security, we love to keep the public protected and secure with security cameras and alarms professionally installed by our continually trained technicians. Here are a few tips from our technicians in the fields for our Jersey Shore home owners that can protect their homes.

 

Top 5 Tips to Keep you beach home secure:

  1. Make it looked lived in even when you are not there.

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2. Make sure your arm your alarm.

3. Keep your home clear of shrubs so your home can be clearly looked at from the street.

4. Don’t keep mail delivered to the home when you are not there as a sign there is no one using the home.

5. Check your camera views in all seasons.

 

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If you want to find out how secure your home is, give Central Jersey Security Cameras/Jersey Shore Security a call today for a free on-site estimate. We can help you to decide what security system is best to fit your security needs or we can fill you in on how to improve your existing security. Central Jersey Security Cameras/Jersey Shore Security’s motto is to “get them before they get you” The peace of mind while you are away from your shore home, knowing that your home is protected from unwanted guests while you are away, is priceless. By installing security cameras at your summer beach home, you will be able to check in and SEE the home and see what’s actually going on there. Do you worry about the home when you are not physically there? Double up on your shore home’s security by having an UltraSync installed. With the upcoming fall and winter, know your home is safe and that you can take advantage of the home automation the UltraSync has to offer. Get yourself and your family protected. To learn more about how to keep your New Jersey shore home safe, secure, and protected, call Central Jersey Security Cameras/Jersey Shore Security 732-333-0227 or visit our website today to get your free quote!

 

 

 

 

 

Back to School Safety Preparation 2018!

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Back to school time here in Central, South, and North New Jersey. With your children returning to the classroom this fall, after the previous year the United States saw in school shootings and lock downs, it’s time to think school security now more than ever. Many NJ schools have tightened security by not allowing anyone to just walk though the doors. You now have to show your ID as a parent during school hours.

It’s scary to think of all the safely measures that need to go into place today in our schools. The first lines of defense that all schools need to have today are locked doors with a buzz in system. These doors should have a camera pointing at the person at the door with an intercom system. With the buzz in system in place, a person at the door can state why they are there and actually show their ID before the doors are opened.

Here at Central Jersey Security Cameras, we sell cutting edge access control systems such as CDVI Atrium as one of our top selling products. Access control is a way of limiting access to a system or to physical or virtual resources. In computing, access control is a process by which users are granted access and certain privileges to systems, resources, or information.

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In access control systems, users must present credentials before they can be granted access. In physical systems, these credentials may come in many forms, but credentials that can’t be transferred provide the most security. For example, a key card may act as an access control and grant the bearer access to a classified area. Because this credential can be transferred or even stolen, it is not a secure way of handling access control.

A more secure method for access control involves two-factor authentication. The person who desires access must show credentials and a second factor to corroborate identity. The second factor could be an access code, a pin or even a bio-metric reading.

There are three factors that can be used for authentication:

  • Something only known to the user, such as a password or pin.
  • Something that is part of the user, such as a fingerprint, retina scan or another bio-metric measurement.
  • Something that belongs to the user, such as a card or a key.

For computer security, access control includes the authorization, authentication and audit of the entity trying to gain access. Access control models have a subject and an object. The subject, the human user, is the one trying to gain access to the object – usually the software. In computer systems, an access control list contains a list of permissions and the users to whom these permissions apply. Such data can be viewed by certain people and not by other people and is controlled by access control. This allows an administrator to secure information and set privileges as to what information can be accessed, who can access it and at what time it can be accessed.

One of the latest and greatest features we have to offer is a feature that unfortunately today is becoming more necessary in our everyday lives which is the “building lockdown” feature. For example, this would allow a school to press either a fixed or mobile button to instantaneously lock down the entire school by locking every single-entry door in the building. This feature would allow a school to fortify the building so no unauthorized persons would be able to enter.

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Cameras should be placed at each exterior entrance of the school as well, so the front desk can see who is moving around the outside of the school at all times. Next, would be proper placement of cameras inside the school. Each hallway and stairwell needs to be protected. Cameras inside the schools keeps your children protected on so many levels. They will protect your children from bullies, protect teachers from falsely being accused of something and can protect your child from a teacher that may not be treating your child right. Many schools are now even adding cameras to the actual classrooms. This is often the proof to show parents how their child is behaving in the classroom, or proof of how a teacher may interact with your child. Cameras in the classroom often serve as not just protection for the child and the teacher, but to go back and see how both teacher and child can improve in the future.

Today we are living in an uncertain world, and just sending our children off to school is scary. With the events that have taken place in this country throughout the last academic school year, this is how we can keep our children safe. It’s time to start planning to get the security your school needs.

Keep in mind, no two schools are the same when choosing a company to install cameras and alarms at your schools. A company that offers a package is not really your best bet. You want to go with a company that will come to each school and does a safety audit to best meet the needs of each school. A school safety audit is something that should be done at least once a year to ensure all the systems are working properly and are still meeting your school’s needs. This audit of the school should not just be limited to security cameras and alarms in the school, it should also include every point of entry and door access protection. Another tool your school board can use when looking for the company that is going to install your security system is to look them up in the Better Business Bureau. You want to use a company that is BBB accredited so you can look back on the company’s track record. Keep in mind too, when choosing the company or any company that may work in your schools, be sure that the staff is all background checked. Central Jersey Security Cameras will come work with your school district and school budget to best protect your most valuable assets, your children! Our staff is background checked and highly trained in installation of all aspects of security systems. Central Jersey Security Cameras is Better Business Bureau Accredited A+. Start with getting the security your school needs. Call Central Jersey Security Cameras today and let’s start making the plans to have your school as safe as it can be for this upcoming school year. 732-333-0227

 

Helping the Elderly Protect Their Homes!

Protecting your home or elderly parents’ home from home invasions

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Gated communities are great with all of their club houses filled with activities and the convenience of no longer needing to cut your lawn or shovel snow in the winter but… how protected is your home in a gated community? What stops someone from getting into your gated community home?

Most of these communities here in NJ are gated at the entrances and around them are decorative fencing, if they have any at all. What would truly stop someone from just parking somewhere near by and walking right in and finding a way to break into and over power someone in one of these homes? Unfortunately, this past week in Lakewood, NJ this is what seems to be the case, an elderly couple at 55+ The Enclave were beaten, tied up with duct tape, and robbed.

Installing security cameras in the homes of your elderly parents and/or grandparents to be able to check in on them is starting to sound like a great idea now, isn’t it? Not only can these security cameras protect your elderly loved ones from intruders, but they reek the benefits of much more than just that. We all think of security cameras to keep our homes safe from intruders or to watch our children at home with the babysitters/nannies, but have you ever thought of how they protect the elderly as well? By installing cameras in the homes of your elderly parents and/or grandparents, you will be able to check in and SEE them and know what they are actually up to. Do you worry about your elderly loved ones when you are not physically with them? Not only will having security cameras give you that peace of mind knowing what your parents or grandparents are doing, but it can also be lifesaving for the elderly! With security cameras placed in the interior of the home, you can watch mom in the kitchen cooking and keep checking in that she is still safe around the stove. You can check in on the camera located by the steps and be sure dad did not fall as he has become more unstable in his walking. Everyone needs the added home security no matter the age of the home owners, however, with the advance in todays technologies, there are added safety bonus for our elderly loved ones to think about.

KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR LOVED ONES

Would you like to keep a watchful eye on mom or dad to know they are safe? Home security cameras installed in a few key spots in the home can help you make sure mom or dad are protected and safe in their home. Have you been thinking of having a home health aide come to the home, but you are unsure of the treatment your loved one will get from them? We can set up nanny cams in their home, so you can be sure your loved ones are being treated the way they should be. With today’s technology, the possibilities are endless.

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Would you like an alert sent to your phone when someone walks up to your front side walk or pulls in the driveway? How about would you like to have this on your phone for your parents that are ageing to help you look out for them? Well, Central Jersey Security Cameras in Freehold NJ has a solution for this. With our professionally installed HD security cameras we have a feature called line intrusion that we can set up on your security cameras, and the alerts? The alerts can be set to go directly to your phone!  The best part, there is no monthly charge! This is a free bonus to having your security cameras professionally installed.

 

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Your parents still live on their own but you have concerns about someone coming to their home and taking advantage of them. Would you like to know every time a door is opened in the home? Many families in New Jersey try to keep their loved ones in the home with them, but unfortunately, you cannot be everywhere all the time. With security cameras placed at your elderly loved one’s home or in your home, you can see everything that’s going on in and around the home. Would you want to know about every time someone enters or exits the home? Take advantage of the intrusion detection features that all our Central Jersey Security Cameras systems come with.

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In today’s high-tech world, now more than ever things are easy to use and help guide the non tech savey groups though to keep there homes and loved ones protected.  We are proud at Central Jersey Security Cameras to now offer the most innovative alarm panel called UltraSync. This was originally a product put out by GE and subsequently Interlogix bought the alarm/intrusion portion of the GE business. Interlogix is always on top of innovation making their products better with new revisions and releases. Some of the features our customers are enjoying about the UltraSync self contained alarm panel are:

• Completely wireless setup
• Fast, neat and easy installation, no mess
• Reliability and ease of use
• Home automation integration

Free remote management of the alarm which include:

• Remote arming
• Remote bypassing of sensors
• Instant sensor notifications directly to smart devices
• Remote door lock control/garage door
• Remote lighting control
• Remote thermostat control
• Instant video verification with connected cameras triggered by alarm sensors

• Best part, all of this at no additional monthly charge other than the basic monitoring fee.

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With all these convenient features you can now help your elderly parents stay in their own home and help monitor them. During the recent heat waves in NJ, it is nice to know you can check in and make sure the air conditioning in their home is at a temperature where it should be to keep them healthy, or over the winter you can check on the heat in their home. They lost their house key at the club house? No problem, because now you could open the door to their home even if you are hours away this way they no longer need to wait for you to get into their home safely.

 Don’t wait till something takes place in yours or your parents gated community.  Call Central Jersey Security Cameras today for a free home evaluation on ways to protect your 55+ gated community home. 732-333-0227

 

 

 

 

Home Automation the Central Jersey Way!

Wouldn’t it be great to have the ability and convenience of being able to control your home right from the palm of your hand? What about knowing what’s going on at the home? As long as you have a smart phone, we here at Central Jersey Security Cameras/Jersey Security Solutions can make this possible by adding and installing an UltraSync SmartHome alarm to your home.

At Central Jersey Security Cameras/Jersey Security Solutions we are in the business of protecting lives and property. Whether you are seeking security for your family while you are at home or for you property while you are away, Central Jersey Security Cameras/Jersey Security Solutions can design a total home security system that is tailored to fit the needs of your home and family.

Our Featured Alarm System Products:

We are proud to now offer the most innovative alarm panel called UltraSync. This was originally a product put out by GE and subsequently Interlogix bought the alarm/intrusion portion of the GE business. Interlogix is always on top of innovation making their products better with new revisions and releases.

31czYtD5UpLSome of the features our customers are enjoying about the UltraSync self-contained alarm panel are:

  • Completely wireless setup
  • Fast, neat and easy installation, no mess!
  • Reliability and ease of use
  • Home automation integration
  • Free remote management of the alarm which include:
    • Remote arming
    • Remote bypassing of sensors
    • Instant sensor notifications directly to smart devices
    • Remote door lock control/garage door
    • Remote lighting control
    • Remote thermostat control
    • Instant video verification with connected cameras triggered by alarm sensors
    • The best part? All of this at no additional monthly charge other than basic monitoring fee.

Some of the things we as the dealer enjoy about this new system would be that we have the ability to troubleshoot and assist our customers with their alarm through our customer web portal. We also enjoy the great tech support and customer training that Interlogix has to offer to our staff on a regular basis to keep up on the latest changes and revisions to the system, so we can pass that along to our customers.

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Adding an UltraSync alarm to your home can now give you control over your lights at home. From the palm of your hand, you can now have complete home automation with the ease of your smart phone. You can turn the lights off and on with the tap of your finger. UltraSync can even schedule the lights to turn on at a specific time of day. When you aren’t home, make it look like you are home.

You are also able to control your heat while you are away with this alarm system! With all the advances in alarms this past year with the launch of the new UltraSync home automation, you can now not only be alerted when someone is at your home, but you have access to using all these features that make your life more convenient away from home. You can even lock and unlock your doors without digging for those keys in your pocket. Take advantage of the key features our UltraSync has to offer. To learn more about what the UltraSync can do for your home, visit our webpage.

The UltraSync has so much convenience to offer! Built on cloud-based technology, the UltraSync system and app give you the ability to remotely manage and automate compatible HVAC systems, lights, thermostats, lock systems and more from your smartphone of tablet.

The advances in today’s home security systems have now reached a new level and have become even more user-friendly to today’s busy families. The UltraSync alarm now provides complete home safety devices for extra peace of mind so you can now check on your home through live-streaming video via UltraSync indoor/outdoor cameras or with text alerts. With advances in alarms this past year with the launch of the new Ultra Sync alarm home automation system, you can now not only be alerted when someone is at your home and place of business but right from the palm of your hand, you can use your smartphone to do much more!

Features like arming and disarming your system from your phone is only the beginning!

Peace of Mind: Kids? With the school year about to begin here in New Jersey, would you like to know when the kids walk in the house? Contractors? Having work done on your home while the weather is still nice, would you like to be able to see what contractors are doing when  you can’t be home to see for yourself? Pets? We all love our pets. Would you like to look in on them and see how your pets are behaving? Now you can by pairing professionally installed security cameras along with your UltraSync alarm.

Come Home to Comfort: With the fall season soon ahead of us, would you like to be able to control the temperature in your home while you are not there? Would you like to make sure your lights are on in front of your home before you pull in, now you can. Your home can be ready for you at just the right time by automatically adjusting thermostats, turning on lights and unlocking doors as you arrive, using the geo-location technology in your UltraSync system paired with your smartphone’s GPS.

Night Mode: Set your home to automatically close the garage, lock doors, turn out lights, and modify home temperature with the push of a button, all from the comfort of your bed. This means no more getting out of bed to check if the doors are all locked, you can now check right on your phone and have the peace of mind your home is secure.

Enhanced Security, More Convenience: Use the UltraSync mobile app to create temporary codes for people who need limited access to your home. If, for example, you need to let a friend or worker into your home, you can use the app to create a unique code, and then remotely set the system to allow access only on select days and at specific times. Check your system status, arm/disarm and trigger automations from virtually anywhere. Also, view the status of security and life safety sensors, and be alerted when selected devices are opened or activated.

Businesses without alarms are 4.5 times more likely to be burglarized than those that have an alarm system installed. They are also four times as likely to be burglarized as homes. Your business is a much more tempting target to burglars than your home. But, burglars don’t like getting caught. Eight in ten convicted burglars said they would look for a security camera or an alarm before attempting a burglary. If they found an on-site surveillance system, 60% said they would seek an alternative target.

Make sure your home looks occupied if you leave for an extended period of time. Home owners that add an alarm system to their home are four times less like likely to be victimized. With the advances in today’s technology, we are able to make it look like we are home, even when we are not. With the ease and convenience of the UltraSync home automation, you are able to do just about everything you do at home from the palm of your hand on your smart phone. Check to make sure the doors are locked. Turn on the lights to deter a potential burglar. Come home to comfort.

Wouldn’t it be great to know what’s taking place at your home even when you are not there to witness for yourself? If you want to find out how secure your home is, give Central Jersey Security Cameras/Jersey Security Solutions a call today for a free on-site estimate. We can help you to decide what security system is best to fit your security needs or we can fill you in on how to improve your existing security. Central Jersey Security Cameras motto is to “get them before they get you”, so give us a call today at 732-333-0227 or check out our website.

How safe is your car? Protect your vehicles with a home security system!

Over the past few years car burglaries have decreased, but we have seen a fair amount of them in 2018. Theft from parked cars is one of the most common complaints received by police in residential neighborhoods. According to the U.S. Department of Justice statistics, these types of crimes make up 36 percent of all larcenies reported to the police. Thefts from vehicles usually involve small dollar values in terms of the property that is stolen, but they also take up considerable police resources and increase residents’ fear of crime. Having security cameras on your home is often the number one deterrent in stopping a burglar. If you want to find out how secure your home is, give Central Jersey Security Cameras a call. We can help you to decide what security system is best to fit your security needs or we can fill you in on how to improve your existing security.

Stolen cars create an inconvenience, generate higher insurance costs, and financial losses for car owners as well as the risks to the safety of police officers and other motorists from stolen vehicle pursuits.

Cars are generally stolen for one of three purposes:

  1. For temporary transportation, such as use in another crime or for “joyriding”
  2. To strip the car of its valuable parts for resale
  3. To re-sell it, often disguised as a legitimate car

Where and when cars are parked are probably the most significant factors that offer opportunity to thieves. Cars are typically safer in driveways rather than parked on streets, but this will depend to some extent on the length of the driveway, shrubbery, lighting, and other factors that affect natural surveillance. Most car thefts occur on the street outside the victim’s home. A car parked on the street is much more likely to be targeted by criminals than a car parked in a driveway. Vehicles are safer in a garage, more at risk in a driveway, and much more at risk on the street.

Because suburban residential areas are relatively quiet and safe, residents can become unconcerned about car security. They may leave their car doors unlocked or leave their keys in the ignition. Unsecured cars, cars with valuables left in plain view, poor house and street lighting and vegetation or other features that provide concealment for thieves are commonplace. Oftentimes, their homes’ exterior lighting is wholly inadequate. Tall shrubbery and other brush on the premises can provide thieves with cover. An entire neighborhood filled with unlocked cars and poorly lit homes, with plenty of places to hide, is an inviting scene for a thief. Residential subdivisions surrounded by rural lands and that are not served by public transportation are less likely to suffer from car crime. Thieves would have to travel to the location, and then walk around in an unfamiliar neighborhood where they are more likely to appear out of place and attract suspicion. These areas often have no sidewalks, so pedestrian traffic in general draws attention. Probably the most effective response for car owners is not to park their cars in the open streets or driveways. Of course, many car owners, especially in more densely populated residential areas, are forced to park on the streets because they do not have garages or driveways. The capacity to prevent theft of cars and their components is limited, especially when cars are parked on the street where they are easily accessible at any time of the day.

Thefts of and from cars in suburban residential areas generally occur at night. This is because it is the time most cars are present, as well as the fact that the darkness provides cover for the thieves. In residential areas that contain multi-family apartment complexes, parking lots can be vulnerable to thefts during the day because there are so many people using the lots, thus providing anonymity to the offender. Some special events that draw large numbers of vehicles to an area also generate high volumes of thefts from cars.

Frequently, thefts from cars occur in clusters. Numerous burglaries may be reported during the early morning hours when thieves have already passed through a neighborhood looking for property to steal. In general, two kinds of property are stolen: personal items and car components. Personal items that owners may leave in their cars include loose change, laptop computers, portable music players, and wallets or pocket books. Personal valuables inside the passenger compartment accounted for 35 percent of items stolen, while stereo components made up 27 percent of the stolen items. Compact discs as well as car stereo parts and accessories can easily be traded for cash at second hand music stores or pawnshops. These items can also be difficult to trace. Few owners take the time to record the serial numbers of after-market stereo components.

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In general, older model cars are more often stolen than more recent models because fewer of them contain built-in anti-theft devices. However, newer models may be targeted for theft if they contain expensive components that are in great demand. Each year, $1.255 billion in personal items and accessories are stolen from vehicles in about 1.85 million thefts; and for every theft, experts estimate, there are several break-ins and attempted break-ins. With these tips and preventative measures, you can greatly reduce the chances your vehicle will become a target.

 

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10 tips to help protect your vehicles from burglary:

  1. Lock your doors, roll up your windows. Thieves often look for unlocked cars, as well as sheds and garage doors that are left open. While this piece of advice should be a no-brainer, up to a quarter of vehicle thefts are from unlocked cars. Even if you’re running into the store for a Coke, that’s too long to leave your vehicle’s contents open for the taking. Simply locking the doors will deter those who might just be waiting around for an easy target. Close your windows and sunroofs.
  2. Take your valuables. Don’t leave your valuables in the vehicle, or in plain sight. Make sure you take out your phones, pocketbooks, purses, and even your change. In today’s day and age, change has been something taken out of cars more often than you would think. Don’t leave any bait out for thieves; stow your electronics and accessories well out of sight, or better yet, bring it with you. The evidence alone might be enough to pique the interest of theieves, so hide that too, including power plugs, telltale iPod adapters, or nav-system windshield suction cup mounts, and even put the cigarette lighter back in place.
  3. Hide your things. Stash before, not after you park. Get in the habit of putting shopping bags in the trunk right when you return to the vehicle, rather than after you park at the next place. Thieves sometimes linger in busy parking lots looking for valuables being moved out of sight. Don’t display to them what you have. Almost any worthless personal item that’s visible from the outside – even an empty shopping bag – could be seen as a valuable or a carrier of valuables. If you have a wagon or SUV that leaves your cargo area on display, consider getting a cover. Most of these vehicles can be fitted with inexpensive retractable covers to help keep shopping bags or belongings out of sight.
  4. Turn off your car. Yes, this seems like a no brainer, but all too often we see cars left running in front of our local convenience stores, such as wawa or even in our neighbor’s driveway. It is almost like your car is there saying “take me, I’m already running and the keys are in here”.
  5. Never leave the keys. Years ago, a close family friend made a joke about when you are out, you never leave the person that has the keys so you always know you have a ride home. This is true in so many ways. Make sure you keep your keys with you for the simple fact that they often have more then just your car keys on there. They often have your house key on them as well. So, by leaving your keys behind, not only are your saying “hey, take my car” but now you are also saying, “hey, why not stop by my home and help yourself there too”.
  6. Park in secure and visible areas. ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS, park your car in a well lit area! Parking in a secure area does not only protect your belongings, but can also protect you and your family from the dangers that may be lurking. Avoid concealment from larger vehicles, fences, or foliage. Except for the most brazen thieves, the greater that chances are that someone might see a crime in progress, the lower the chances are that potential thief will attempt it.
  7. Car alarms. If you have a car alarm, don’t forget to activate it. It’s as simple as that. And don’t forget if you are in the parking lot and feel you can be in danger, hit that car alarm button. Often the alarm will scare away the would be attackers.
  8. Get a vehicle locator. For stolen vehicles, consider having some type of vehicle locator installed.
  9. Report anything suspicious. Better safe then sorry! If you see something suspicious, REPORT IT!
  10. Add home security cameras. For your home, consider adding surveillance cameras that can capture any car thefts or burglaries on film and help find the thieves and get them off our streets.

 

Unfortunately, in many densely populated areas, thefts from cars go uninvestigated if there is no information from the victim as to the identity of the perpetrator. The fact that streets and the driveways attached to them are accessible to everyone makes cars very vulnerable. This is when having a surveillance camera system can benefit you. Not only are security cameras a deterrent to burglars, but they can also help you to identify the perpetrator. Central Jersey Security Cameras motto is “get them before they get you”. Do just that by having a surveillance camera system installed on your home.

Many of our New Jersey business and home owners are installing surveillance systems with line crossing detection. With security cameras placed at your home, you can see everything that’s going on in and around your home right in the palm of your hand. Never miss a beat, you can have the line intrusion alerts sent right to your phone.

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WHAT IS LINE CROSSING DETECTION?
Line crossing detection, or intrusion detection, is a function of your DVR, NVR or IP camera. What it does is that it instantly detects any motion in a certain “set”, which is a set area that is personally set by you for your alert needs. It will send immediate alerts to your smart device directly from the DVR, NVR  or IP camera. For example, you want to know when someone or something enters your driveway? So, you go into the software of your DVR, NVR or IP camera and start setting up specific areas by drawing lines across the driveway. Of course, these are not visible lines to the human eye since it is only a virtual line or perimeter you have created, but it acts just as good as a virtual tripwire. In essence, what it will do is activate the area when the area or line is breached and send you a notification either directly through the app or to your email, whichever option you choose. You can even have audible alerts right on site through an external siren or right from the DVR or NVR.
You can set this to work on schedules, certain hours during the day, certain days during the week or if you are on vacation and will be away from your home or business and you want to be alerted when someone or something breaches your “set” area or areas. While both High Definition and IP cameras or the use of an NVR in conjunction with IP cameras will both do the job, there is more flexibility with the NVR and IP cameras in terms of having multiple cameras set up for line crossing/intrusion detection. There are also sensitivity settings that do adjust to meet your needs. For example, you may not want to know when a cat or small animal crosses the line, so you would adjust the scale to measure for larger objects.

Having security cameras installed on your home is often the number one deterrent in stopping a burglar.  A home that is well lit with home security camera signs prominently posted will often be passed by because no burglar wants to be caught on security surveillance. With the advances in today’s home security cameras, often the local authorities can identify or get a good look at who is committing crimes in an area by going to the home owners and retrieving the footage from their home security cameras. Today’s security cameras can send you an alert right to your phone and notify you when someone is somewhere they are not supposed to be just by having the line crossing detection perimeters set up around your home. If you want to find out how secure your home is, give Central Jersey Security Cameras a call today for a free on-site estimate. We can help you to decide what security system is best to fit your security needs or we can fill you in on how to improve your existing security. Central Jersey Security Cameras motto is to “get them before they get you”, so give us a call today at 732-333-0227 or check out our website.