DOES YOUR SCHOOL SECURITY GET A PASSING GRADE?!

Today we are living in an uncertain world, and just sending our children off to school is scary. With the recent events in this country this past month, you need to ask the question, “how can we keep our children safe?”. With three school shootings taking place in one week; Texas, New Orleans and Kentucky; it marks the 11th school shooting of 2018 and we’re only one month into the new year, what can we do to make our school’s safer?

It’s scary to think of all the safety 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, along with an intercom system. With the buzz in system in place, a person at the door can state why they are there and show their ID before the doors are even 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 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.

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 installed inside the schools keep 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.

Here are all the school shootings so far in 2018:
• January 3: A 31-year-old man shot and killed himself in the parking lot of his former elementary school in Michigan.
• January 4: Shots were fired at New Start High School outside Seattle. No one was hit or hurt.
• January 5: A bullet from a pellet gun shattered the window of a Forest City, Iowa, school bus full of students while in transit. No one was injured.
• January 9: A 14-year-old male student killed himself in the bathroom of an elementary school in Arizona.
• January 10: A bullet hit a building at California State University, San Bernardino. No one was injured.
• January 10: A student at Grayson College in Texas accidentally fired a bullet during a gun training session with an instructor. No one was hurt.
• January 15: Police in Marshall, Texas, responded to reports of gunfire just after midnight on the Wiley College campus. A stray bullet entered one of the dormitories, but no one was hit.
• January 20: A Winston-Salem State University football player was shot and killed during an event at Wake Forest University.
• January 22: A 16-year-old shot and injured a female student several times at Italy High School in Texas.
• January 22: Someone in a pickup truck fired at a group of students gathered in front of Net Charter School in New Orleans. One boy was injured.
• January 23: A 15-year-old student at a high school in Kentucky shot and killed two students and injured 17 others.
There was also a student shot outside a Jersey City school at dismissal. A Lincoln High School student was shot near an elementary school at dismissal time. The 10th grade student was shot just one block away from where the student attends high school. Both schools were placed on lock down following the shooting.

School shootings have become all too familiar in the wake of massacres at Virginia Tech in 2007 and Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012 that sparked outrage but little policy change. U.S. schools have already faced 11 shooting incidents this year. Within one week’s time, these unfortunate events have taken place in Texas, Kentucky & New Orleans. A student bringing a gun onto school property and firing at peers or teachers seems to occur most often, though that’s not always what happens. Two of the shootings this month were later identified as suicides. And in one instance, a 32-year-old man shot at a school bus with a pellet gun.

Gunfire ringing out in American schools used to be rare, and shocking. Now it seems to happen all the time. On January 22nd, a school cafeteria outside Dallas and a charter school parking lot in New Orleans. And before that, a school bus in Iowa, a college campus in Southern California, a high school in Seattle. The scene in Benton, Kentucky, on January 23rd was the worst so far in 2018. Two 15-year-old students were killed, and 18 more people were injured. But it was one of at least 11 shootings on school property recorded since January 1st, and roughly the 50th of the academic year. Our nation’s schools should be some of the safest spaces in our communities.

Most of the incidents were suicides and resulted in no injuries, but they highlight communities’ growing concerns about guns and school safety. At this point last year, there had been five school shootings nationwide. Twenty-four shootings — nearly one in six — occurred after a confrontation or verbal argument intensified, because of the presence of a gun rather than in spite of it. Every town said it’s also fairly common for a school shooting to result from a confrontation or verbal argument that escalates. Regardless of the individuals involved in a shooting, or the circumstances that gave rise to it, gunfire in schools and at colleges and universities undermines the sense of security that all students should have in their learning environments. By tracking this data, every town hopes to begin a reasoned discussion about effective means to promote school safety. Of shootings perpetrated by minors at primary and secondary schools and for which the source of the firearm was known, more than half of the kids obtained the gun at home, likely because an adult did not store it locked and unloaded.

Experts have also begun to document the effects that fatal school shootings have on students. “These incidents can affect students’ decision about whether to stay at their school, affect their cognitive skills, and influence their behavior at school,” according to a 2015 study titled “The Effect of High School Shootings on Schools and Student Performance”. Authors Louis-Philippe Beland and Dongwoo Kim found that enrollment in ninth grade drops following a deadly shooting, as do standardized test scores in math and English for up to three years after a shooting.

A quarter of U.S. parents said they fear for their children’s safety while they are at school, according to an August 2017 Gallup survey. Parents’ concern about children’s safety reached a high after the 1999 Columbine shooting and has spiked sporadically in the wake of other major school shootings.

Here are some words spoken by the parents of the children stuck inside the school during these incidents:
“I still want him to come because he’s learning so much here. This is a great school, he’s improved so much here.”

Another parent said she hopes to see some changes to ensure nothing like this will ever happen again.
“We don’t need this happening when they’re in school, when they’re trying to learn,”

“But it’s a scary thing to have happen at your child’s school, you drop your child off at school and you don’t except this kind of thing to happen, you expect them to be safe at school.”
“I’m just aggravated that you can’t even go to work or school without something like this happening,”

The only thing your child should have to worry about is their grades and who their date to the dance is going to be… they should not have to worry about their safety! They should be able to walk around school knowing they are safe. Your child should not have the fear of looking over their shoulder as they walk from class to class. They should be able to traipse right down that hallway to the girl they have been anxiously and eagerly awaiting asking to the next school dance. Let’s make schools safer!

SHOOTINGS ARE NOT THE ONLY SAFETY ISSUES IN SCHOOLS:
A STABBING

A stabbing also occurred within the first month of the new year. The incident on Thursday, January 18th, occurred in a classroom at New Rochelle High School around 8:50 a.m., when a 15-year-old boy asked to use the bathroom, stabbed a 16-year-old boy twice in the torso on his way toward the door, then ran out of the school. It is unclear what the victim was stabbed with because no weapon was recovered at the scene.

The victim told police that he is not sure why he was stabbed by the suspect, whose name has not been released and who has a violent past. Police said they know the suspect from an assault in May 2016, when he stabbed another student in the chest during a fight outside Isaac E. Young Middle School. The suspect had a lengthy history of behavioral issues even before the 2016 stabbing. Police have not found any connection between the stabbing and an assault that took place a day earlier, when the stabbing suspect was attacked by a group of teenagers in Gemelli Pizzeria on North Avenue. The stabbing suspect was uncooperative after he was attacked in the pizzeria on Wednesday afternoon, and no one has been arrested in that incident, which he said involved bottles and chairs being thrown.

A FIRE
Two students have been charged with setting fire to the boys’ bathroom at Veteran’s Memorial Intermediate School in Vineland earlier this month, police said. A small fire in the boys’ bathroom activated the sprinkler system, which then resulted in flooded conditions on the school’s ground floor. The two 14-year-olds face a charge of arson in the January 2nd fire that forced students and staff to be evacuated sending the student body out into frigid conditions, when an alarm sounded. No injuries were reported, and the damage was minimal and confined to the bathroom, police said. Students returned to the school soon after the fire, police said.

Today we are living in an uncertain world, and just sending our children off to school is scary. With the recent events in this country this past month, this is how we can keep our children safe. We’re only one month into the new year, and there has been so much tragedy. Being halfway through the academic year, 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 to 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+. One of the parents of a student in the New Orleans incident said she hopes to see some changes to ensure nothing like this will ever happen again. 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 next school year 732-333-0227

How Secure is the ATM you use?

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Thieves have found yet another way to victimize people and steal their savings directly from the bank’s ATM machines. This directly affects the account holder since all money being withdrawn is right from an unsuspecting individual’s account. This is called “jackpotting” and while we associate this term mostly with a positive outcome, this is certainly the opposite. Basically, what happens is someone on the back end at a remote location is hacking the banks secure servers and accessing the ATM’s functions allowing them to access your account and programming the ATM to spit out your savings directly from the machine while an accomplice waits in front of the ATM for your savings to wind up in their hands.

Obviously, the best way to combat this is to build an “unhackable” network… until that time what can the banks do other than addressing the network’s vulnerability? Well, placing up to date security cameras at all ATM machines with the highest quality image with interactive facial recognition, self reporting real time security cameras with system integration. Explained in a simpler form, cameras that have the highest possible resolution such as I.P. cameras equipped with a feature that can store a person’s face that can be labeled as a suspicious person and when that person appears in front of the camera again it will send a real time notification that can effectively trigger alarms and alert either the authorities or directly to the institution for information gathering.

Believe it or not there are still a lot of banks with very low-resolution cameras or even non-functioning cameras at their ATM machines. Security cameras won’t solve every problem, but are a very effective resource as a preventative or post measure to deter thieves or gather footage. The time has come to arm yourself with high quality security cameras for your home and business. There has never been a better time between the quality and pricing of the cameras.

Keep in mind its just as important to choose the right security company as it is to choose the right cameras. Placing up to date security cameras at all ATM machines with the highest quality image with interactive facial recognition, self reporting real time security cameras with system integration. Cameras that have the highest possible resolution such as I.P. cameras equipped with a feature that can store a person’s face that can be labeled as a suspicious person and when that person appears in front of the camera again it will send a real time notification that can effectively trigger alarms and alert either the authorities or directly to the institution for information gathering.

Another tool your commercial business 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. Keep in mind too, when choosing the company or any company that may work in your business, be sure that the staff is all background checked. 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+. You want to use a security company that is BBB accredited so you can look back on the company’s track record. Choose a company that has a proven track record such as Central Jersey Security Cameras. Security cameras are a very effective resource as a preventative or post measure to deter thieves or gather footage. Give us a call and find out how we can help you protect your ATM machine at your business/bank against “jackpotting”. 732-333-0227

Customer Feedback about Central Jersey Security Cameras!

One of the greatest compliments we get here at Central Jersey Security Cameras is the continuous feedback from our customers that talk about their pleasurable experience with our highly trained technicians and friendly office staff. Central Jersey Security Cameras keeps their techs trained with the latest and newest technology to better serve our customers. Here at Central Jersey Security Cameras, we highly appreciate the kind words we receive from our customers and are pleased to hear about our customers being satisfied.

Take a look at what some of our satisfied customers have to say about Central Jersey Security Cameras. Give us a call and find out how we can help you protect your family, home, and business. 732-333-0227


Lorin R.
Hillsborough Township, NJ
5.0 star rating
1/18/2018

I was looking to have security cameras installed and based on favorable reviews from the internet, I called Central Jersey Security Cameras. Soon after, I received a call back from the owner, Bob, who explained some options, answered all of my questions and even provided a rough estimate for what I wanted.
I then called back the next day with additional questions, which he patiently answered. Several days later, he came out to my house to work out the details on placement of the cameras. He also brought samples of the cameras so I could see what I was getting. He did not try to oversell me. In fact, he suggested some ways that I could save money. Overall, his pricing was better that any other estimate that I had obtained in the past.
A couple of weeks later, the installers came out and spent the whole day working. One of the workers was Justin and I believe the other two were Mike and Dave. They were all very polite, professional, neat, and and very helpful. They thoroughly explained how the system worked. I was very satisfied with the installation.
I did later notice that one of the cameras did not seem to work properly after dark and I called back and spoke with Bob. He sent out a new camera and that resolved the problem. One of the technicians who came out, Pat, was wonderful. I am not overly savvy with computers and he very patiently reviewed the camera operations and he also installed them on my computer and iPad even though he was only there to replace a camera.
Last but not least, the office staff of Heather and Tracey are always so friendly and helpful. It is such a pleasure to deal with a company that walks the walk.
If you’re looking for security cameras, I heartily recommend that you consider Central Jersey Security Cameras.

Dawn Gutierrez
Old Bridge
5.0 star rating
in the last week

I want to thank Central Jersey for coming through with such a quick turnaround with the installation of our video cameras. Owner Bob was a pleasure to work with. Special shout out to Adam, Ray and Chris the installers , who were meticulous even when the weather conditions weren’t in their favor. All around great guys who went above and beyond for us!!! This company is truly Professional and a pleasure to deal with . Thank you all very much.

Pete B.
Freehold, NJ
5.0 star rating
1/4/2018

Called Central Jersey security cameras on a Tuesday, had a salesman At my house Wednesday afternoon and a proposal the same night, the work was done five days later, they sent a crew of four technicians and installed nine cameras and an alarm system in my home within seven hours, crew was courteous and friendly. Equipment is definitely what we expected, even a little more. After dealing with some sub par companies, kind of feel compelled to let everyone know that this is a real deal company and they deliver on what they say, highly recommended

Lisa R.
Jackson, NJ
5.0 star rating
1/4/2018

Central Jersey Security installed a system in our home and were great! The office staff was friendly and knowledge and the installer was professional and courteous. Would highly recommend!

Holly A.
Jackson, NJ
5.0 star rating
1/4/2018

Central Jersey Security cameras recently installed cameras and a alarm system in our home. I m extremely impressed with how knowable the Owner bob is and his crew that came to our home. Not being tech savvy I was worried I would not able to follow along with the equipment we were getting installed, my mind was put at ease after the lead tech Pat was very patient and went over everything for my camera system and alarm system until I knew exactly what I was doing. If you are thinking of getting home security cameras or an alarm system this is the place to call our family is very Happy.

jessica d
5.0 star rating
2 weeks ago

We just had a couple cameras installed. We had a great experience with the company! The owner Bob was easy to talk to and understood just want we wanted. Justin and Mike who installed the cameras were very nice and helpful! They answered all of our questions and explained things in details. I would definitely recommend them to everyone!

Diane Katko
5.0 star rating
2 weeks ago

Central jersey security camera are very knowledgeable and the office staff is very professional and helpful and easy to talk to.

Nitebeat
5.0 star rating
a month ago

Well folks, here’s the “4-1-1″ on this company; if you are thinking “I need security for my home or business” – end your thinking and CALL this company! Why? Simple, they do an honest day’s work, are genuinely concerned about your needs (and satisfaction) and WILL NOT leave your premise until everything is CORRECT and you understand the basics about how your new system works. Included with the installation are links to various video tutorials and the availability via telephone of service personnel, etc. should you need to review your installation, have questions, etc. If there are issues, they can always re-visit your location if not resolvable over the phone. As you may well know, TODAY, people are more interested in ripping you off, than doing an honest day’s work, for an honest day’s pay. This company (spear-headed by owner Bob Murphy) doesn’t play that game; you get what you need (professional equipment [no Bestbuy or Costco do-it-yourself junk] & professional installation) by a knowledgeable and concerned staff. Period! I’ve got seven (7) cameras and a wireless alarm system (all installed in one afternoon) and it’s looking mighty fine! Call ‘em and get er done; thank me whenever!

Paul D.
Lyndhurst, NJ
5.0 star rating
4/18/2017

Very professional. Very detail oriented which is important to me. They figured out how to hide all the wires when setting up my security system. Our team was Adam, Mike, and Dave. They were very helpful and explained everything. Would recommend them highly!

DID YOU KNOW CARBON MONOXIDE IS THE SILENT KILLER?!

AS TEMPERATURES DROP, CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING RISK RISES!

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. Carbon monoxide is known as the “silent killer” because it is colorless, odorless, tasteless, and non- irritating.

Homes that are completely powered by electricity do not have problems with carbon monoxide. The deadly gas is only a potential threat to individuals who heat their homes or appliances with natural gas or another type of fossil fuel. Also, during power outages in the winter, some people bring gasoline powered generators inside. This is NOT a very good idea! By having a gasoline powered generator inside your home, you are exposing yourself to carbon monoxide, which explains the spike in carbon monoxide poisonings in the winter. During power outages, people are more likely to use carbon-monoxide-producing heating and cooking equipment as well as generators that may be situated close to vents, which can draw gas into the home. You may think you are keeping the family nice and warm, but you are exposing them to carbon monoxide. Keep appliances in good working order, and use them safely. Have them serviced regularly by a qualified and registered professional. Ask your utility company about yearly checkups for all gas appliances.

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A kitchen stove was found to be one source of the leak in this article and the heating system is also being checked. The impacted apartment is part of a 5-unit complex. Firefighters said all units had missing or deactivated carbon monoxide detectors. There were no working smoke or carbon monoxide detectors.
http://boston.cbslocal.com/2018/01/13/hyde-park-carbon-monoxide/

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This house is believed to have slowly been filled with a deadly level of carbon monoxide over a period of days due to the pipe leading outside from a coal-burning stove being clogged, along with a crack in the frame of that coal-burning stove.
http://www.wktv.com/content/news/Augusta-family-of-six-shares-important-message-after-carbon-monoxide-poisoning-468384143.html

After having a licensed heating and cooling provider inspect the heating system in the cabin, they found a “significant failure in the heating system, which would be consistent with carbon monoxide overcoming the residence.”
http://people.com/human-interest/family-four-two-young-children-die-possible-carbon-monoxide-poisoning/

THE “SILENT KILLER”

If the early signs of carbon monoxide poisoning are ignored, a person may lose consciousness and be unable to escape the danger. Carbon monoxide is a silent killer. It has no smell, no taste, and no sound. Neither people nor animals can tell when they are breathing it, but it can be fatal.

CARBON MONOXIDE STATISTICS

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What goes under the radar every single year is that over 20,000 people who are exposed to carbon monoxide and survive. There are long-lasting health issues when you are exposed to carbon monoxide over a long period time. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said about 430 people die from carbon monoxide poisoning each year and 50,000 are forced to seek medical care. 94 percent of CO poisonings occur in residential properties. The highest number of carbon monoxide related deaths occur in the winter months: December, January, or February. Given 374 carbon monoxide deaths and a total U.S. population of 319 million, the mortality rate from carbon monoxide poisoning is 1.2 deaths per one million Americans. 19 states, representing 41% of the U.S. population, had enacted regulations requiring carbon monoxide alarms in at least one major category of residence. Still, relying on people voluntarily using the alarms isn’t working – the CDC reports that only 30% of American homes have functioning carbon monoxide alarms.
Conclusions: Numbers of deaths and death rates, both accidental and intentional, due to carbon monoxide poisoning significantly declined in the United States due to enacting required residential carbon monoxide alarms.

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.

Do you park your vehicle in the garage?

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Carbon monoxide is present in the exhaust gases of automobile engines and is very poisonous. Motor vehicles are responsible for 57% of unintentional deaths due to carbon monoxide and were associated with 71% of deaths.

This man was working on a vehicle in his garage when he was overcome with fumes. The home was not registered or equipped with a carbon monoxide detector as required by law.
http://www.app.com/story/news/local/jackson-lakewood/lakewood/2018/01/11/lakewood-death-monoxide-unsafe-rental/1021313001/

Police believe these individuals sat in the closed garage with the vehicle running.
http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/two-found-dead-of-possible-carbon-monoxide-poisoning-in-metro/article_ac1c216e-2d61-58c7-8cd4-cf0999a21724.html

Do you have small children that live in your home? How about elderly parents or grandparents?

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Did you know they are the most susceptible to carbon monoxide poisoning? Higher death rates were seen among black individuals, small children, and the elderly in winter months and in cold, high-altitude states. All people are at risk for carbon monoxide poisoning. Unborn babies, infants, the elderly, and people with chronic heart disease, anemia, or respiratory problems are generally more at risk than others.

• Unborn babies. Fetal blood cells take up carbon monoxide more readily than adult blood cells do. This makes unborn babies more susceptible to harm from carbon monoxide poisoning.
• Children. Young children take breaths more frequently than adults do, which may make them more susceptible to carbon monoxide poisoning.
• Older adults. Older people who experience carbon monoxide poisoning may be more likely to develop brain damage.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be especially dangerous for people who are sleeping or intoxicated. People may have irreversible brain damage or even be killed before anyone realizes there’s a problem. Carbon monoxide detectors can be life saving!
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In this tragedy, a 72-year-old woman was found unresponsive in her home along with a 5-year-old girl. Firefighters found the stove still hot to the touch and measured the highest carbon monoxide levels in the kitchen. There were no carbon monoxide detectors present and in this case a detector may have saved a life.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/news/ct-ptb-gary-death-hoskins-carbon-monoxide-st-1222-20171221-story.html

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

Undetected exposure can be fatal. If carbon monoxide levels are high enough, you may become unconscious or die. Exposure to moderate and elevated levels of carbon monoxide over extended periods of time has also been linked with increased risk of heart disease.
How is carbon monoxide harmful to the body? Carbon monoxide is harmful when breathed because it displaces oxygen in the blood and deprives the heart, brain, and other vital organs of oxygen. Copious amounts of carbon monoxide can overcome you in minutes without warning—causing you to lose consciousness and suffocate. Carbon monoxide binds to hemoglobin over 200 times more easily than oxygen does, so if carbon monoxide is present, oxygen will not be able to find space to get into the hemoglobin. This is because the space is occupied with carbon monoxide instead. As a result, parts of the body will be starved of oxygen, and the affected parts will die. The human body needs oxygen, but it has no use for carbon monoxide. If we breathe in carbon monoxide, it provides no benefit, but it deprives the blood of oxygen.

The warning signs of carbon monoxide poisoning can be subtle. But the condition is a life-threatening medical emergency. If you think you or someone you’re with may have carbon monoxide poisoning, get into fresh air, and seek emergency medical care. Carbon monoxide poisoning can be reversed if caught in time.

This couple had only lived in their home for two and a half weeks when they were hospitalized for carbon monoxide poisoning. The husband was treated in a hyperbaric chamber to replace the dangerous level of carbon monoxide in his blood with oxygen.
http://www.fox9.com/news/tenants-fight-for-deposit-after-carbon-monoxide-poisoning

PREVENTION

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If household appliances are well serviced and used safely, they should produce negligible quantities of carbon monoxide gas. Using old appliances, and not servicing them frequently, leads to a higher risk of carbon monoxide emission. Keep appliances in good working order, and use them safely. Have them serviced regularly by a qualified and registered professional. Ask your utility company about yearly checkups for all gas appliances, including your furnace. This is also an appropriate time to check the batteries in all your detectors and to check with your security company to make sure everything is up and running properly. It is important to be aware of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning. An alarm should be placed in every sleeping area in the house and should be checked regularly.

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.

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These unfortunate deaths were a result of unventilated propane heaters inside the trailer which produced a significant level of carbon monoxide inside the camper.
http://www.kbtx.com/content/news/Focus-at-Four-Three-dead-from-carbon-monoxide-poisoning-467754453.html

In this situation, a staff member was working in an enclosed area with a space heater that caused a buildup of the gas.
http://www.arkansasmatters.com/news/local-news/carbon-monoxide-poisoning-reported-at-razorback-stadium/906755117

This tragedy was the result of a collapsed clay liner inside the chimney that blocked the gas exhaust, causing the gas buildup in a multi-family home.
http://www.nj.com/middlesex/index.ssf/2018/01/blocked_chimney_caused_fatal_levels_of_carbon_mono.html

The CDC advises every household to install a carbon monoxide alarm. Some detectors have a digital readout. Others give out a loud, high-pitched sound when levels of carbon monoxide pass a certain limit. According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, long-term exposure to 1 to 70 ppm of CO will not normally cause any harm, but people with heart problems may have chest pain. Levels of over 70 ppm may cause noticeable symptoms, and if they reach above 150 to 200 ppm, they may cause disorientation, unconsciousness, and death.

CONNECT YOUR CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS TO YOUR ALARM

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By having an Ultrasync Smart Hub installed in the home, you can connect your carbon monoxide sensors right to the alarm itself. The advantages of connecting the detectors to the alarm? 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.

By having your carbon monoxide detectors installed by our professionally trained technicians, you will be able to sleep easier at night. 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. 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.

Central Jersey Security Cameras exclusively uses COPS monitoring to monitor our central station.

COPS Monitoring has more Five Diamond Central Stations than any other company in the industry and has been honored as the TMA Central Station of the Year. COPS monitoring is the largest wholesale alarm monitoring provider in the United States monitoring over 2,400,000 accounts for more than 3,500 independent alarm dealers from their six hot redundant and load sharing central stations in New Jersey, Florida, Arizona, Tennessee, and Texas, and Maryland. They are UL listed, FM approved, IQ certified, and have more TMA Five Diamond certified central stations than any other company in the industry and has been honored as the TMA Central Station of the Year.

Adding an alarm to your home to have these carbon monoxide detectors attached to is a great idea, but they are useless if they don’t work properly. 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.)

Don’t fall victim to the ‘silent killer’. Protect yourself and your family by having carbon monoxide detectors installed in your home and business. These sensors connect right to your alarm monitored by central station 24 hours a day and alert the fire department before the home reaches dangerous levels of this gas. Don’t underestimate what these detectors can do for you! Take control of your safety. Call Central Jersey Security Cameras today to prevent a tragedy. 732-333-0227

GOODBYE 2017, HELLO 2018!

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2017 was a busy and exciting year for Central Jersey Security Cameras! We were ranked #36 in the fastest growing security companies by Security Dealer and Integrator magazine which is a national magazine! We have grown so much that we have moved into a much larger building in July located at 620 Rt. 9 South, Freehold, New Jersey. Our staff has continued to grow right alongside the growth of the company. This summer, we even hired our first summer intern. With our continued growth, we also continue with all the training for our technicians to be knowledgable in the latest and up to date technology to best serve our valued customers. Owner Bob Murphy received an award earlier this year from LTSecurity for being the largest buyer in the U.S. LTSecurity is one of the leading distributors of surveillance technology. LTSecurity has 13 branches located throughout the U.S. Central Jersey Security Cameras also took part in various charity events such as the Trunk or Treat hosted by PAL as well as donate to the SPCA in February as well as during the hurricane relief just to name a few. As this year comes to a close, Central Jersey Security Cameras owner Robert Murphy would like to thank everyone that has made 2017 such a successful year.

With this year coming to an end and the new year among us, how many of you are going out with your friends and family to ring in the new year? Are you worried about leaving your home for the night? Don’t be! Have security cameras and an alarm installed in and around your home and always be aware of what is going on in and around your home, even when you are not. Are you getting in that last minute shopping preparing for the new year? Whether it be that you’re hitting the grocery store to get those hors d’oeuvres and finger food snacks, or the liquor store for that bottle of champagne, or even the party store for those finishing touches on your decorations and party favors, know that your home is safe and secure! Listed below are some tips to follow this New Years Eve.

TOP 5 TIPS to keep your home safe this New Years Eve while you are out watching the ball drop and ringing in the new year!
1. Lock your doors and windows before you go.
2. Make sure your home is well lit when it gets dark out.
3. Don’t post on social media that you are not home (it’s an invitation to burglars to come on in!)
4. Check your security cameras to make sure they are on.
5. Don’t forget to turn on your alarm.

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. Another advantage to security cameras with remote views is that you can be out and away from your home, but still be alerted by your smart phone by setting alerts to notify you when someone steps within a perimeter you set on your property on your cameras.

Homes that add an alarm system to their home with security cameras are four times less likely to be victimized. Double up on your home security. Today’s home alarms 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 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 Ultra-sync 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 smart phone to do much more! Just to name a few key features you can use right from your smart phone:
• You can turn your lights on and off at your home.
• You can lock and unlock your doors.
• You can control your thermostat.

Burglars often look for homes that are easy hits. Most of the items burglars look for, such as jewelry, electronics, gold, silver, and guns are easy to sell at a pawn shop, which makes them more appealing to a burglar. If you do not have your home secure with a home security system, the odds are not in your favor. It is a known national statistic that a home is broken into every 15 seconds!

WALKING INTO YOUR DARK HOME, MAKE IT LOOK LIKE YOU ARE HOME EVEN WHEN YOU ARE OUT AND ABOUT.
Are you uncomfortable walking into your dark home when you return home from your night out? Adding an Ultra-Sync 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 lights off and on with the tap of your finger. Ultra-Sync 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 Ultra-Sync alarm 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 ultra-sync has to offer. To learn more about what the Ultra-Sync can do for your home visit our webpage.

HAVE YOUR HOME PROTECTED WITH SECURITY CAMERAS.
Home security cameras are the number one deterrent from a burglar breaking into your home! Time and time again, we see a criminal look right into the camera, and walk away. In many cases we find a neighbor or someone down the block without the protection of security cameras becomes the unintended victim of the burglar. Double up on your home security! Get yourself an alarm system and security cameras for your home. Don’t call when it’s too late!

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LEAVING THE CHILDREN WITH A BABY SITTER TO RING IN THE NEW YEAR?
Are you leaving your children with a baby sitter while you go out to watch the ball drop and ring in the new year? Your children are precious to you. Know that they are being taken care of and treated the way that you wish. You can do that by having security cameras installed, whether they are installed in plain sight or hidden. Do you miss them while you’re away from home? Take a look at them via your cameras. We have an app where you can see them remotely right on your phone. Are your kids old enough to not need a sitter and are able to stay home alone? Do you want to know if your kids have invited their friends over while you are out for the night? Check in and make sure they’re not having a little party of their own thinking they’re sneaky and you’ll never catch 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.

Many families in New Jersey try to keep their loved ones safe in the home with them, but unfortunately you cannot be everywhere all the time. With security cameras placed at your home, you can see everything that’s going on in and around the home. Would you like to know every time a door is opened in 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. Set up a virtual intrusion area at your front door. 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.

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.

Just like all other seasons, make sure to lock your doors when you leave the home. 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. With the upcoming holidays you spend away from home with family and friends, know your home is safe. Don’t let the fear of your home’s safety stop you from doing the things you love. Know that you can enjoy that glass of champagne while you’re counting down the new year.. 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 NJ home safe, secure, and protected, visit our website today or call us at 732-333-0227

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Is your home protected this holiday season?

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Your home is probably one of the biggest investments that you will ever make and it’s the one place you should truly feel the safest. This can make having your home broken into or invaded by an unwanted intruder devastating. If this unfortunate event takes place at your home, you may wonder if you will ever feel safe again in your own home. Is that a chance you’re willing to take? Why risk it? Keeping your home safe in today’s world means becoming diligent with your home’s security needs.

Often what we see at Central Jersey Security Cameras is a would-be criminal walk up to a home, look right up at the camera, and walk away. In many cases we find a neighbor or someone down the block without the protection of security cameras becomes the unintended victim of the burglar. Double up on your home security! Get yourself an alarm system and security cameras for your home. Many families in New Jersey and throughout the tristate area are doing so today.

The average home burglar loves this time of the year as we are all busy out shopping and visiting family. They know it’s that time of year that the expensive electronics make their way into your home. All those new game systems that came out just in time for Christmas, that nice big screen TV you’ve been waiting to get for yourself… they’re all enticements for these burglars. Think smart, don’t advertise your new expensive items. Dispose of their boxes properly by breaking them down and placing them in black trash bags. Your home can possibly be being watched by just about anyone like the professional burglar or the junkie looking for a quick steal to make cash fast. Don’t make it easy! No burglar wants to be caught on film on your security cameras. So, what do you do? You get your home protected!

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. So, this holiday season it’s time to take action on keeping your home safe. Call Central Jersey Security Cameras and get your home protected.

HERE ARE 5 HOME TIPS TO HELP YOU SECURE YOUR HOME:

1. Take a good look at your home: Most burglars decide within five minutes whether your home is a good target for them.
-Look at your home during the day. Can just anyone look inside your home, walk up, and see no one is inside?
-Look at your home at night when the lights are on in your home. Can just anyone see that new expensive TV system you bought while looking in from the street?
Both day and night views of your home are important for a burglar to check out, so beat them to it. Take a look and get protected!

2. Examine each point of entry to your home: Today, burglars have YouTube, which has thousands of lock picking videos. These videos can help a pro get into your home, with a standard lock in many cases, in less than a minute. A window can be broken in less than a minute as well. Here is where you need to take a close look at adding a home alarm system to your house. If someone opens a door or breaks a window, (as long as you have glass breaks or motion sensors), your home alarm will sound, in many cases scaring the burglar away, and the proper authorities will be on their way to your home.

3. Be careful what you post on social media: Going away with the family for Christmas and think it’s a good idea to brag to your friends? Think again. This is social media – even with the “friends only” setting on, anyone can take a picture of your post with their cell phone and now show millions of people you are away and that no one will be in your home for days.

4. Identify and remove enticements from clear views: Home invasions and home robberies happen for a reason. A burglar wants to be confident that your home is worth the trouble. This Christmas, you need to make sure when you get that new expensive TV, game system, DVR, and home appliance that you do not leave boxes out in front of your home or have them visible in your trash. If a prospective robber goes past your home and sees you have new goodies in your home, you may become a target. Don’t advertise all your new electronics to would-be thieves. Remember to break your boxes down this Christmas in an effort to disguise your new valuables. Make sure you dispose of boxes to pricey items in black trash bags.

5. GET home security and keep it up to date: Adding security cameras and alarms is a great idea, but they are useless if they don’t work properly. 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.)

Have the security you need this holiday season by having an alarm system put in place to notify you when someone is trying to break into your home. Not only do we do alarm systems, but we also do security camera systems. Don’t let that Grinch like burglar ruin your holidays! Call Central Jersey Security Cameras today! 732-333-0227

Don’t forget, home security also makes a perfect gift for a loved one that will keep giving for many many years to come!!!!

HOW SECURE IS YOUR HOME WITH THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY AMONG US AND FOOTBALL SEASON IN FULL SWING?

With football season among us, how many of you are going out with your friends and family for Sunday football? What about Monday night football? Thursday night football? Whether you are going to an establishment or to someone’s home to watch the game, are you leaving your 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. Have the security you need by having an alarm system put in place to notify you when someone is trying to break into your home.
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Here are 5 home tips to help you secure your home:
1. Take a good look at your home – Most burglars decide within five minutes whether your home is a good target for them.
-Look at your home during the day. Can just anyone look inside your home, walk up, and see no one is inside?
-Look at your home at night when the lights are on in your home. Can just anyone see that new expensive TV system you bought from the street?
Both day and night views of your home are important for a burglar to check out, so beat them to it. Take a look and get protected!
2. Examine each point of entry to your home. Today, burglars have YouTube, which has thousands of lock picking videos. These videos can help a pro get into your home, with a standard lock in many cases, in less than a minute. A window can be broken in less than a minute as well. Here is where you need to take a close look at adding a home alarm system to your house. If someone opens a door or breaks a window, (as long as you have glass breaks or motion sensors), your home alarm will sound, in many cases scaring the burglar away, and the proper authorities will be on their way to your home.
3. Be careful what you post on social media!! Going away for Thanksgiving and think it’s a good idea to brag to your friends? Think again. This is social media – even with the “friends only” setting on, anyone can take a picture of your post with their cell phone and now show millions of people you are away and that no one will be in your home for days.
4. Identify and remove enticements from clear views. Home invasions and home robberies happen for a reason. A burglar wants to be confident that your home is worth the trouble. You need to make sure when you get that new expensive TV, DVR, and home appliance that you do not leave boxes out in front of your home or have them visible in your trash. If a prospective robber goes past your home and sees you have new goodies in your home, you may become a target. Make sure you dispose of boxes to pricey items in black trash bags.
5. GET home security and keep it up to date!!! Adding security cameras and alarms is a great idea, but they are useless if they don’t work properly. 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.)

UNCOMFORTABLE WALKING INTO YOUR DARK HOME?
Are you uncomfortable walking into your dark home when you return from those late-night games? Adding an Ultra-Sync 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 lights off and on with the tap of your finger. Ultra-Sync 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 Ultra-Sync alarm 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 ultra-sync has to offer.

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LEAVING THE CHILDREN WITH A BABY SITTER TO CATCH THE GAME?
Are you leaving your children with a baby sitter while you go out to an establishment to catch the big game of the week that you’ve been waiting for? Your children are precious to you. Know that they are being taken care of and treated the way that you wish. You can do that by having security cameras installed, whether they are installed in plain sight or hidden. Check in and make sure they’re not getting into all that left-over Halloween candy and junk food thinking they’re sneaky and you’ll never catch them. Do you miss them while you’re away from home? Take a look at them via your cameras. We have an app where you can see them remotely right on your phone. Are your kids old enough to not need a sitter and are able to stay home alone? Do you want to know if your kids have invited their friends over while you are out for the night? 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.

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. With the upcoming holidays you spend away from home with family and friends, know your home is safe. Know that you can enjoy that late night football game and all that family you only get the chance to see for the holidays. Don’t let a burglar take that peace of mind and holiday joy away from you! Get yourself and your family protected. To learn more about how to keep your NJ home safe, secure, and protected, call Central Jersey Security Cameras (732)333-0227 or visit our website today to get your free quote!

Numerous home invasions on the elderly have been taking place all across the U.S. Keep your elderly loved ones safe by having security cameras installed in their home.

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Take a look at the home invasions going on around the US lately that are targeting the elderly. How awful?
HARRISON, NJ
http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2017/11/70-year-old_woman_thrown_across_bed_during_home_in.html

BALTIMORE, MD
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/harford/aegis/ph-ag-havre-de-grace-crime-story-1108-story.html

FLORIDA
http://nypost.com/2017/11/13/naked-intruder-breaks-into-elderly-womans-home-tries-on-her-clothes-cops/

FRESNO, CA
http://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/crime/article183995551.html

NEWINGTON, CT
https://patch.com/connecticut/newington/man-accused-newington-home-invasion-assault-elderly-person

BROOKLYN, NY
http://www.wrdw.com/content/news/Elderly-man-dies-after-being-tied-up-with-wife-robbed-of-5000-451124623.html

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.

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 receive from them? We can set up nanny cams in their home, so this way you can be sure your loved ones are being treated the way they should be. Does your elderly loved one already have a home care giver that is supposed to come each day? Would you like to know when they come and go each day? With the line crossing detection, or intrusion detection feature, you can now know exactly each time they come and go, and rest assured your loved one is getting the care they deserve.

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.

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.

Not only will security cameras help you keep an eye on the older generation, you may also need to know when the kids get home from school or even if the delivery person is at your front door, so you would set up a virtual intrusion area at your front door. 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.

Not only can Central Jersey Security Cameras provide cameras with line detection, we can also put cameras inside the home in areas you may need to watch, such as the kitchen to make sure our loved one is safe when they are cooking or anywhere else you may worry about their safety. 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.
To get your elderly loved ones protected with a home security camera system, call us at Central Jersey Security Cameras and we can help you work out a plan that best fits their needs within a budget and without becoming intrusive in their lives. Call us today. 732-333-0227

Top 5 Security Tips for your home or Bussniess this fall

 
Howell NJ PAL Trunk or Treat
Howell NJ PAL Trunk or Treat

Central Jersey Security Cameras had a great time taking part in the Howell NJ Trunk or Treat last night. We saw many of our customers out and about with their families last night and met many new families that all had one common question for us and that was, “what is the Best way to keep my home safe?” In today’s world, safety while we are out is always a concern, but safety at home should be the place you feel the most secure and safe. Here at Central Jersey Security Cameras we send our staff for training through out the year to stay up to date on all of the latest home and business security camera and security alarm updates to stay ahead of all the newest technology available. While staying ahead with all of the newest technology is important, below you will find a list of our top five fall home security tips from Central Jersey Security Cameras.

 

 

 

1.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.

2.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 leave or snow block your camera views.

3. 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.

4. Don’t Open 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.

5.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.

Just like all other seasons, make sure to lock your doors when you leave the home, check that your cameras and/or alarms are working properly and make your home looks occupied if you leave for an extended period. Fall is a special time of year where you should be able to enjoy fun activities- pumpkin picking, gathering with friends and family, and enjoying the outdoors. Don’t let fear of your home’s safety stop you from doing the things you love. If you don’t already have a home security or alarm system or if you want to update your current system, call us at Central Jersey Security Cameras for a free estimate (732) 333-0227.

 

Back to school in NJ- How safe is your school security?

central Jersey Security Cameras has worked close with many NJ schools

central Jersey Security Cameras has worked close with many NJ schools

back-to school time to get safe

Its back to school time in New Jersey!! All over social media and the news channels, you see it’s back to school time. Going back to school should make your local schools do a check up on their security that they have in place to protect what truly matter most to all of us our children!

 

Today we are living in an uncertain world, and just sending our children off to school is scary. So, the question to ask here is, “how can we keep our children safe?”. It’s scary to think of all the safety 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, along 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.
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 keep 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 as a way to go back and see how both teacher and child can improve in the future.
Keep in mind, no two schools are the same when choosing a company to install cameras and alarms to 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 and every 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+. Call today and let’s start making the plans to have your school as safe as it can be for next school year! 732-333-0227