Monthly Archives: January 2018

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 This directly affects the account holder since all money being withdrawn is right from an unsuspecting individual’s account.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