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Spring is Coming

Seems like this weekend spring will finally show its face around central New Jersey. The days are getting longer, and everyone seems to start to come outside after the long winter. Everyone is making spring home improvement plans to get their homes ready for summer. One thing we love to do at our home each year is to start planting flowers and shrubs around our property. However, after working for a security company for many years, I know to think twice before I plant anything around my home. Working for Central Jersey Security Cameras over these years has taught me a thing or two about home security and keeping my family safe. Don’t get me wrong I love planting each spring and do add a shrub or two to my home each year, I just now choose where I plant my additions more wisely. I have a home security system on my home with security cameras throughout the perimeter of my home and now when I plant I take into consideration and ask myself “will the shrub I plant ever block my camera’s views as it grows?” I also think about the shrubs and the effect it will have on the lighting around my house. As these shrubs grow, will it affect the lighting around my home and give my yard dark spots that can make it easier for a would-be intruder to come up to my home? Keeping my family and home safe is a priority for me. I run alarm tests on my home alarm system monthly and I make sure my security cameras always have clear views of my home and the surrounding areas. Making sure your equipment is working properly and making sure you do not add shrubs to an area that will block your camera’s views are just a few quick ways that I help keep my family and home safe.

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Here are some spring home safety tips:

• Keep your home lit: Even with it staying brighter longer in the spring it is still important to keep your home lit up so a person lurking around our home can be seen.
• Lock your doors: Ensure all your door and window locks around the home are working and are not loose. When you’re out of the house, increase your privacy and security by closing blinds and curtains. This can help deter criminals from looking in your house and coveting your things.
• Test your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors: Replace any batteries that are dead. If your units are more than 10 years old, it is time to replace them! It’s also a great time to test your alarm system if you have one. There are 5 simple steps which can be found
• Spring can get hot: If you are putting in window air conditioning units this spring, make sure you stabilize and secure the units so that they cannot easily be taken out by a criminal or fall out on their own inviting criminals to your home. If you have central air and cooling, have your system serviced before you begin to use it.

Do you have small children that live in your home? How about elderly parents or grandparents?
With spring comes warmer weather. With warmer weather, the desire to be outside increases. With that being said, you’d naturally want to keep an eye on your elderly loved ones while they sit outside drinking their coffee reading the newspaper. Maybe they even have a green thumb of their own and are out planting in the yard. Sure, you’d love to be there and see for yourself, 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 right in the palm of your hand.
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, so you would set up a virtual intrusion area at your front door. For your older children that don’t need a sitter, the bus rolls in to drop them off while you’re still at work. Sure, they’re going to want to play outside on their own and you’re going to want to make sure they don’t stray out of the yard and keep an eye on them. Make sure they’re not getting themselves into trouble by having line intrusion alerts sent right to your phone.
WHAT IS LINE CROSSING DETECTION?
Line crossing detection, or intrusion detection, is a function of your DVR, NVR or IP camera. What it does is that it instantly detects any motion in a certain “set”, which is a set area that is personally set by you for your alert needs. It will send immediate alerts to your smart device directly from the DVR, NVR  or IP camera. For example, you want to know when someone or something enters your driveway? So, you go into the software of your DVR, NVR or IP camera and start setting up specific areas by drawing lines across the driveway. Of course, these are not visible lines to the human eye since it is only a virtual line or perimeter you have created, but it acts just as good as a virtual tripwire. In essence, what it will do is activate the area when the area or line is breached and send you a notification either directly through the app or to your email, whichever option you choose. You can even have audible alerts right on site through an external siren or right from the DVR or NVR.
You can set this to work on schedules, certain hours during the day, certain days during the week or if you are on vacation and will be away from your home or business and you want to be alerted when someone or something breaches your “set” area or areas. While both High Definition and IP cameras or the use of an NVR in conjunction with IP cameras will both do the job, there is more flexibility with the NVR and IP cameras in terms of having multiple cameras set up for line crossing/intrusion detection. There are also sensitivity settings that do adjust to meet your needs. For example, you may not want to know when a cat or small animal crosses the line, so you would adjust the scale to measure for larger objects.

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 smartphone to do much more! Just to name a few key features you can use right from your smartphone:
• You can turn your lights on and off at your home.
• You can lock and unlock your doors.
• You can control your thermostat.
Spring is also that time of year where the weather goes from hot to cold, cold to hot. Being able to control your thermostat from your phone is super convenient! Now you’ll have your home set to the right temperature while we battle the weather, not knowing if we need our home to be warmer on the cool days or cooler on the warm days.

SPRING CLEANING

It’s that time of year some of us love and some of us dread. Spring cleaning! While you are doing your spring cleaning in and around your home, this is also an appropriate time to check the batteries in all your detectors and make sure there are no excessive amounts of dust in your detectors. This is also an appropriate time to check with your security company to make sure everything is up and running properly. It is important to be aware of the dangers that follow a faulty detector. As the warm weather creeps up on us we tend to forget to make sure we are safe! In the event of an emergency, you want to be ready for the worst with the best plan in mind starting with the swift notification from an alarm or detector.

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Summer Is Approaching

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Don’t forget, we also do outdoor audio systems. Pool season is coming, wouldn’t it be great to listen to your favorite Pandora station while you’re out relaxing by the pool or barbecuing on the grill? Call Central Jersey Security Cameras today and book your backyard sound system install before the start of the summer season. Let us know what kind of speakers you would like installed in your home. These are a great addition to have in your home theater as well.

There is a certain mood we get into when the weather is warm, and the pool is a few feet from our toes. This goes hand and hand with loud music and a cold drink, often surrounded by friends and family. Picture yourself with a solid surround sound system by SONOS right in the comfort of your backyard. You have stumbled upon the right company that wants you to make the best of your family time and alone time. Be your own radio station right from your phone with this Bluetooth enabled speaker system. We have tested these products for multiple summers and they never disappoint!

We offer the best technology in the business that our team is trained on frequently. There is much to learn about this type of technology because it is constantly getting more innovative to ensure the safety of society as it advances! We test our surveillance cameras and alarm systems on a consistent basis to make sure all is in working order. The same is recommended for you, one can never predict a burglary unless line crossing detection is implemented, and you will not know If someone is trying to break in without the use of a camera doorbell or motion detection technology.
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 become 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!
We offer all information on cameras and alarms in detail on our website as well as instructional videos in case you experience either user errors, which happen, or in the event of a piece of equipment not working to its potential. Either way, we are here to protect you and make sure all loose ends of your safety are covered. We take pride in our work and love what we do. The successful install keeps our guys motivated and they know they are keeping people out of harm’s way. The more surface area you have covered in and around your home the better because people think hard when trying to commit a crime on someone’s house. With more exposure and high-quality technology, you will be as prepared as possible this spring and summer for anything that comes your way.To keep your family and home safe with home security, call Central Jersey Security Cameras today!

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Summer Vacation Security Importance

This is the time of the year is when many New Jersey families think of going on summer vacations. This is also the time of the year many NJ beach town hotel / resort owners in Sea Side Heights, Sea Side park, Belmar, Spring Lake, Wildwood, Wildwood Crest, Ocean City, Cape May, Sea Girt, Avon by the Sea, Bradley Beach all start to gear up for the busy summer season. With only 39 days until the unofficial start to the summer season in NJ Memorial Day weekend is right around the corner. How ready are your hotel / resort security surveillance systems?

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CJSC van in front of Hampton Inn

The Importance of Having Hotel / Resort Security Cameras: for the Hotel / Resort Owner and Hospitality Staff

Hotels/Resorts are huge places, and have many areas that have potential for a customer to injure themselves due to their own careless mistake. Hotel-goers could even become injured because a staff member neglected to do their job, and didn’t maintain an area. Security surveillance will help prove who or what may be at fault, and help protect your hotel/ resort investment. Below, you will find a few more of the most common reasons why security cameras are needed in hotel/ resorts:

-Slip and Fall Claims-

In a perfect world we would like to believe everyone will tell the truth and not be dishonest however, not everyone will tell the truth, and some will try to take advantage of an opportunity to cash in on money from the hotel or resort. Security Cameras will be the proof the hotel needs to actually see the event that took place at the time of a slip and fall claim. The DVR/NVR’s hard drive can store up to 2 years of footage, making it more accessible to you.

-How does your Staff Work?-

Just like in any place of business owners often want and need to know how productive their staff is. This also protects the staff from unwarranted, untrue claims that someone may make against your business, once again, it’s all now recorded from the security cameras placed in the hotel/resort.

-Assaults-

Let’s face it, this is not something you often think of when you are traveling on your vacation or even on a business trip, unfortunately, this is something that does happen. Often it is high vacation areas that unwanted guests may try to get into, or near hotel guest and look to rob valuables, and may even cause bodily harm. Here is a cause where security cameras help protect the hotel customer as well as the hotel. It helps to have proof of who and how the person gained access to the location.

-Thefts-

While on vacation, someone stealing is one of the last things people often think of, but once again, it is something that takes place. When we are in the vacation mode we often let out guard down a bit, and leave our bags filled with expensive cell phones, I pads, Wallets, etc. on our beach chair, by the pool. A thief looks at this as a way to make an easy score. Hotels and resorts that have security cameras often deter these crimes from even taking place. Here once again this helps the hotel see if something took place or not to its hotel guest.

-Damage to your Hotel Claims-

This is something, unfortunately, all too many NJ shore hotels face each year, with guests over indulging in the NJ bar scene. Especially in Towns such as Sea Side Heights NJ, Belmar NJ, and Wildwood NJ. All too often, hotel guests overdo it and can potentially cause damage to the hotels they are staying in, or become unruly and authorities need to be called. Often to the hotel owner that does not have security surveillance it’s now a case of he said she said, or relying on other guest testimonials of what took place. Hotels that are now equipped with hotel security cameras now have the proof they need for insurance, and for the authorities

The Importance of Having Hotel / Resort Security Cameras for the Vacationer / Business Traveler

~ FAMILY TRAVEL TO THE JERSEY SHORE ~

Many wait all year to take their vacation in Sea Side Heights, Sea Side Park, Belmar, Spring Lake, Wildwood, Wildwood Crest, Ocean City, Cape May, Sea Girt, Avon by the Sea, Bradley Beach vacations and for a fleeting period of time, it’s your home away from home. NJ Beach Vacations are often a family tradition that generations of families take together year after year. Before you go, wouldn’t you like the comfort of knowing your favorite family vacation spot takes all the repercussions necessary to help keep you and your family safe?

~ BUSINESS TRAVEL TO THE JERSEY SHORE ~

Others that travel to the Jersey shore for business, have to often travel from hotel to hotel in various cities and towns for work. In both cases for work, or for vacation you want to know the place that you’re staying at has taken to the highest measures of protection to keep you and your loved ones safe. Just like the home security camera system you may have at home, video surveillance helps offer you proof of what takes place and often deters crime from happening.

~ CHOOSE THE RIGHT HOTEL / RESORT ~

Hotels that have video surveillance are often the hotels that have made the investment in protecting itself and its customer’s wellbeing. Why take chance when you are away from home choose a hotel that is protected with video surveillance
Every year the hotel industry sees thousands of claims against the industry some are false claims and some are true. With the investment of security cameras, you can now have the proof needed to keep false claims down and limit the hotels liability to the true claims in many cases.

Book your vacation in Sea Side Heights, Sea Side Park, Belmar, Spring Lake, Wildwood, Wildwood crest, Ocean City, Cape May, Sea Girt, Avon by the Sea, Bradley Beach, and be sure to ask about the hotel/resort security cameras in place before you book, then go off and have the best summer vacation ever!
To get a free security audit of your hotel/motel/ resort call central jersey security cameras today 732 333 0227. We have worked with Many Jersey Shore hotels up and down the Jersey coast.

Waiting for storm Stella that never happened, How prepard was your NJ busssniess today?

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New Jersey towns all braced for super storm Stella the past few days. The food stores were packed with people loading up for the storm and Generators were checked to make sure they were running properly in case power outages. Then to wake up to today in Jackson NJ, Manchester NJ, Toms River NJ, Freehold NJ, Brick NJ, Howell NJ and in Colts Neck NJ to just a big mess of slush. What will all of this slush turn into? ICE!!!With ice forming from this storm I want you to stop and ask your self the following questions:
1. Would you like to know, How good is your clean up crew at your business, shopping center, mall, school or restaurant?
2. Would you like to know, when and how long a clean up crew is on your property and exactly what took place while they were there?
3. Would you like to know, that rock salt was spread around and walk ways are cleared all from the comforts of your home?
If you answered yes to the above questions then its time to look into installing a security camera system to your business with remote views that you can view on your smartphone, Laptop or IPad . There are many types of security camera companies and systems that you can even do your self at the chain retail stores today. However, before you make an investment in security cameras you need to do your research.
Buying and installing your own system
- If you buy a do it your self system can you actually install it yourself?
- Do you know how to position cameras to get the best views?
Also keep in mind when you install your own system you have no support when something goes wrong.
Thought of installing your own system not for you then its time to look for a reputable company.
When choosing a company to install security cameras at your business check for the following
1.Make sure they licensed
2.fully insured
3.Employees are background checked
4. Ask for reference/read reviews
5.look for a company that is better business bureau accredited an A
Can Your business afford a false slip and fall claim ?
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An investment in a security system to your business will help you know what take place at your property with out you stepping foot outside your door on a day there is a threat of a storm like this week with Storm Stella you would be able to check in and see if your parking lot was cleared for your employees to get into the parking lot safely.
Cameras on a parking lot will not only let you see who is working in a parking lot, They will help you see your customers coming and going and in snowy icy weather. Security Cameras on your parking lot will also help you prevent costly false slip and fall claims. It is unfortunate that there are some people always looking to put in a claim looking to make money off of a false claim. Security Cameras would have the event a person claimed happen caught on tape and will be the proof you need for exactly what took place at your business.
Importance of security cameras in parking lots in all kinds of weather:
Security Cameras in parking lots are important today not just on icy days for slip and fall claims, They are more and more important to protect your customers and their cars. With the advances in security cameras today not only can a security camera see the color of a car but in many cases:
-Security Cameras can see a license plate
-Security Cameras can show a clear description of a person in a parking lot
-Security Cameras in a parking lot can also prove if a car was hit in a parking lot
-Security Cameras can show proof if a car was broken into
-security cameras will show proof if someone causes damage to another person or their vehicle.
Jackson NJ, Manchester NJ, Toms River NJ, Freehold NJ, Brick NJ, Howell NJ or Colts Neck NJ that your business is in its time to get your parking lots protected with security cameras. If you are a business owner the piece of mind on a day you are waiting for a storm like Stella that never happens or if your waiting for a much bigger storm its nice to know you can look in with out leaving the comforts of your home if you have security cameras installed with remote views.
To learn more about security cameras and what they can do for your business take a look at our website Central Jersey Security Cameras or call today 732 333 0227