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Protect Your Place of Worship with Central Jersey Security Cameras

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

There are three factors that can be used for authentication:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Helping the Elderly Protect Their Homes!

Protecting your home or elderly parents’ home from home invasions

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

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

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

KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR LOVED ONES

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

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

 

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

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

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

Free remote management of the alarm which include:

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

Home Automation the Central Jersey Way!

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

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

Our Featured Alarm System Products:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cars are generally stolen for one of three purposes:

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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10 tips to help protect your vehicles from burglary:

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

How secure is your home and place of business while you are away enjoying your summer vacation?

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With summer underway, many of us plan vacations or trips that take us away from our homes and place of business. Are you a fully packed schedule, busy, home or business owner? Do you worry about what may be going on at your place of business or home while you are away? No matter if you are going away for a few weeks or a few hours, as you drive away from your Freehold, Jackson, Colts Neck, Howell, Farmingdale, Manalapan, Old Bridge, and Marlboro, New Jersey home and place of business, who will be watching while you are gone? How safe will your place of business and home, and all the belongings you work so hard for really be while you are away? Take the worry away, enjoy yourself, kick back, put your feet up and relax on your vacation. Call Central Jersey Security Cameras/Jersey Security Solutions today for a free on-site estimate for your place of business and home. We can help you decide what security system is best to fit your security needs or we can fill you in on how to improve your existing security.

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/Jersey Security Solutions 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 benefits of owning a security system from Central Jersey Security Cameras/Jersey Security Solutions.

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10 Benefits of owning a security system for your place of business and home:

  1. Deter criminals
  2. Prevent theft
  3. Improve productivity
  4. Reduce liability
  5. Protect intellectual property
  6. Manage remotely
  7. Enhance customer experience
  8. Streamline operations
  9. Validate alarms
  10. Deliver peace of mind

Many of our New Jersey business and home owners are installing surveillance systems with line crossing detection. 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 business or in your home, you can see everything that’s going on in and around your place of business and home right in the palm of your hand. 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 your business. Not only will security cameras help you keep an eye on your place of business and home, you may also need to know when the midnight delivery you’ve been waiting on for your place business arrives, or maybe there’s an area of your business employees are not supposed to be accessing, so you would set up a virtual intrusion area at your door. Never miss a beat, you can have the 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.

Just like all other seasons, make sure to lock your doors when you leave the home, check that your cameras and alarms are working properly and make sure your home looks occupied if you leave for an extended period of time. 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 as well as your security at your place of business!

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

Unfortunately, not all dangers to your business come from the outside. 64% of all small businesses fall victim to one of the biggest threats, employee theft and fraud. While some and hopefully most of the theft being minor office supplies, that isn’t always the case. Majority of losses that come from employee theft are cash losses, with $20,000 being the average lost. That’s not something a business owner should have to worry about while they aren’t present. Have security cameras installed pointing at the register, this way you can see the cash as it is being handled and know it is going to the proper location and not your employees pockets. Security equipment such as locks, video intercoms, access control and security cameras can help act as barriers or even a deterrent to crime. With the use of personalized ID’s and key fobs, it makes it nearly impossible to enter the vicinity of your office space without proper clearance. Technology like this is what keeps the piece of mind that a business owner needs to operate without any worries. Keeping your business safe and protected can be a job by itself, a stressful one at that. Central Jersey Security Cameras/Jersey Security Solutions can give you peace of mind, call us today and have your business evaluated for a security surveillance system.

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

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

 

Double up on your surveillance system. Have Central Jersey Security Cameras/Jersey Security Solutions come install security cameras at your home and place of business. 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 adding on security cameras for your home. Don’t call when it’s too late!

 

No business is immune. Call Central Jersey Security Cameras/Jersey Security Solutions today. Don’t wait until it’s too late. You’ve worked too hard to let your business fall victim to theft and fraud. For businesses, it pays to boost security to prevent thefts or burglaries. We can help you with that. Central Jersey Security Cameras/Jersey Security Solutions has been working hard all winter long working up and down the coast of New Jersey with homeowners, businesses and even state parks installing security cameras and alarm systems to get them ready for this very welcomed summer and “help protect what matters most to you!” We have installed full home security systems consisting of home security cameras and alarm systems, homes with full home automation, home surround sound, home theaters and outdoor audio systems. If you want to find out how secure your home or place of business is, give Central Jersey Security Cameras/Jersey Security Solutions a call today for a free on-site estimate. We can help you decide what security system is best to fit your security needs or we can fill you in on how to improve your existing security. Central Jersey Security Cameras/Jersey Security Solutions motto is to “get them before they get you”, so give us a call today at 732-333-0227 or check out our website.

 

 

 

 

With summer now in full swing, it’s time to think of your home security.

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With summer now in full swing, it is time to think of your home security. Are your kids home for the summer? Are they old enough to be left at home alone, but you still worry they are safe? Do you have a summer vacation planned or even a stay-cation where you are going to take a few day trips and be away from home? Are you just a busy New Jersey family with your family booked up with summer sporting events? If you answered yes to one or more of those questions, then it is time to think about your home security.

We have all taught our kids to never open the door for a stranger. However, as adults most of us do not take those same safety precautions before answering the door. In today’s society, you can’t trust that the person on the other side of the door is a friendly visitor. Of course, we all want to go to the door and just answer it to see who is there, but today you have to be smart and think back to telling your children why they can’t just whip the door open, you just don’t know who is there or what their intentions are.

Here are a few home security tips for today’s busy families:
• Use a security camera to see who is at the door. Make the camera visible. A camera could deter someone with devious intentions. The camera itself will allow you to see who is at the door.
• You may want to consider having an alarm installed and have your key fob in your hand when you decide to answer the door. If the person at the door makes you feel you are in danger you can hit your panic button to dispatch the police.
• Interact with the visitor using an intercom. This is an effective and affordable way to talk with a stranger without actually answering the door.
• Trust your instincts, your instincts are often right so, if your gut is telling you that something is wrong, then don’t open the door!!

The advances in today’s home security systems have now reached a new level and have become even more user friendly to today’s busy families. The UltraSync alarm now provides complete home protection from the inside out. The system easily incorporates additional security and home safety devices for extra peace of mind so you can now check on the following all through live-streaming video via UltraSync indoor/outdoor cameras or with text alerts:
• Make sure the kids got home on time.
• Check in on contractors.
• See how your pets are behaving.

 

Come Home to Comfort: Your home can be ready for you at just the right time by automatically adjusting:

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• Thermostats – Adjust your home to the temperature that satisfies you. In the summer, turn down the air conditioning to get it nice and cool before you even step into the home. In the winter, turn the heat up to make it toasty and warm inside for you after that chilly walk from the car.
• Turning on lights – Nobody likes to walk into a dark home. Be prepared for the unexpected day trips that turn into all day affairs. You can have the lights turned on before you even step foot into your home, but the advantage of that is to also make it look like you are home even when you are not to deter a potential burglar.
• Unlocking doors as you arrive (Using the geo-location technology in your UltraSync system paired with your smartphone’s GPS.) – Long trips to the grocery store sometimes means you don’t have a free hand to unlock the door with your keys as you are carrying in all those bags.

 

 

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Have you ever gotten on the soccer field with your child and stopped to think, “did I lock the front door?” Did you ever take a vacation and the weather unexpectedly changed and you became fearful you might come home to frozen pipes? In the hot summer months, after a long day at work or play, do you want to cool your house down before you get home? Have you ever ran out with the kids thinking you will be home in the daylight and now are coming home in the evening to your house all dark? If you answered yes to any of the questions above, the UltraSync alarm/home automation is just what your busy family needs. From your smartphone you can now lock your front door, change the heat in your home and turn on the lights before you get home..

With the busy families in Ocean County, Monmouth County and in Middlesex County, to just name a few busy central New Jersey counties, keep in mind no matter where you live in New Jersey it only takes a second for a criminal to seize an opportunity and bring harm to you and your family. Why take chances? Keep you and your loved ones safe. Protect what matters most to you! For a free on-site evaluation of your home or your business, call Central Jersey Security Cameras today. 732-333-0227

 

School may be out for the summer, but it’s never too early to start making the plans to have your school as safe as it can be for the upcoming school year!

Most New Jersey towns are ending their 2017-2018 school year within the next few days. The teachers, administers and parents are all thinking of summer fun, but it’s also the best time to plan for the 2018-2019 school year safety plans and school security. This school year has seen an unfortunate amount of school shootings and crimes throughout the country. This is now the time to ask, “How safe is your school?” School lock downs known as “shelter in place“ is now sadly a way of life for our children. There have been at least 46 incidents of gunfire on school grounds in 2018. A total of 65 shootings were reported on school campuses in 2017.

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Just this past May, Freehold Township schools, Monroe Township schools and Union City schools, all-in New Jersey, were all locked down to “shelter in place” different days. In Bethlehem, PA schools were locked down when a threat was written on a wall in the school this past month as well.

So the question to ask here is, “how can we keep our children safe?” It’s scary to think of all the safely measures that need to go into place today in our schools. The first lines of defense that all schools need to have today are locked doors with a buzz in system. These doors should have a camera pointing at the person at the door with an intercom system. With the buzz in system in place, a person at the door can state why they are there and actually show their ID before the doors are opened. Here at Central Jersey Security Cameras, we sell cutting edge access control systems such as CDVI Atrium as one of our top selling products. Access control is a way of limiting access to a system or to physical or virtual resources. In computing, access control is a process by which users are granted access and certain privileges to systems, resources, or information.

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

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

There are three factors that can be used for authentication:

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

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

One of the latest and greatest features we have to offer is a feature that unfortunately today is becoming more necessary in our everyday lives, “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. In the case in Bethlehem, PA cameras in the hall would have shown who the person was that wrote the threat on the wall and saved time in catching the person or persons responsible for the threat. Cameras inside the schools keeps your children protected on so many levels. They will protect your children from bullies, protect teachers from falsely being accused of something and can protect your child from a teacher that may not be treating your child right.

Many schools are now even adding cameras to the actual classrooms. This is often the proof to show parents how their child is behaving in the classroom, or proof of how a teacher may interact with your child. Cameras in the classroom often serve as not just protection for the child and the teacher, but to go back and see how both teacher and child can improve in the future.

 

Here is a list of all of the shootings that took place over the 2018 part of the academic year:

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  • 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 14-year-old boy who was found dead inside an elementary school bathroom in southern Arizona, shot himself with a family member’s firearm.
  • 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.
  • January 25: A 16-year-old student at a high school in Alabama pointed the gun at school administrators and other students in the school before going outside and firing all the rounds in the air. No one was injured.
  • January 26: Shots were fired during a high school basketball game in Dearborn as part of a feud between students who were apparently trying to settle a score.
  • January 31: A large fight took place and shots were fired in the school’s parking lot during a school basketball game in Philadelphia.
  • February 1: A shooting took place in a Los Angeles middle school classroom that left one boy in critical condition and injured four others.
  • February 5: A 17-year-old Oxon Hill High School student got into an SUV with the suspects and was shot in what appears to have been a robbery attempt.
  • February 5: The police officer was talking with students at the Harmony Learning Center in Maplewood, Minnesota when the student pulled the trigger of the officer’s weapon.
  • February 8: A gun went off at Metropolitan High School in Longwood when it fell out of a student’s bag. One shot was fired into the floor. No one was hurt.
  • February 14:  A teen gunman opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle at his former high school in Parkland, Florida. The gunfire began outside the school and continued inside. 17 people were killed and another 14 were wounded.
  • February 15:  A teacher in Florida thought she heard gunfire and notified a friend who then called police, prompting students to go on lock down.
  • February 20:  A seventh-grade student shot and injured himself inside the restroom of an Ohio middle school.
  • February 23: Two people were shot on the campus of Southeastern Louisiana University. The two people suffered non-life threatening injuries.
  • February 24: One person is dead following a shooting at Savannah State University.
  • February 26: The shooting at Oakland High School occurred during the school’s lunch period. The two students responsible were in the men’s bathroom when a gun was fired. The bullet passed through the floor and entered the room below where students where gathered. The school went into lock down. No one was injured.
  • February 27: A shooting at a Norfolk State University residence hall has injured one student.
  • February 27: A shooting at a Mississippi university has left one person injured.
  • February 28: A teacher told the students to leave the classroom and he locked them out. The students alerted the principal, who then tried to get inside the classroom. The principal then heard at least one gunshot. The shot went through an exterior window.
  • March 2: The Central Michigan University student accused of shooting and killing his parents in a dorm used his father’s gun.
  • March 4: Shots were fired outside of a Texas State University dormitory. Police said the suspect was a non-student who got in an argument that escalated. No injuries were reported.
  • March 5: 17-year-old male was found dead from what’s believed to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. No other students were in danger during this incident.
  • March 7: A Huffman High School senior was killed and another injured when gunfire erupted inside a classroom at the east Birmingham school.
  • March 9:  A student at Frederick Douglass High School suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The student with the gun suffered a hand injury as a result of the gun accidentally firing.
  • March 13: A school resource officer accidentally fired his gun inside a middle school in Alexandria, Virginia, during school hours. No one was hurt.
  • March 13: A teacher accidentally fired a gun during a class about public safety at a California classroom.
  • March 16: The school resource officer and Big Sky staff were investigating a report that a student brought a gun to school. As a student was being questioned, he ran into the parking lot and was followed by the resource officer. The student got into his car and attempted to run over the officer, that’s when the officer shot at the student’s car.
  • March 20: A gunman who opened fire at Great Mills High School in Maryland was killed Tuesday after engaging an armed school resource officer. The shooter was the only fatality. Two students were injured; one with life-threatening, critical injuries and the other in stable condition.
  • April 12: One person was injured after shots were fired in the parking lot of Raytown South Middle School. When the shooting happened, a track meet was going on. Administrators evacuated the track meet, and no students at the meet were injured.
  • April 19: Gun shots were heard in the neighborhood surrounding Jackson High School on Wildwood Ave. Moments later, the school realized it was hit by bullets. Two windows were hit and bullets went into two classrooms where students were learning. Thankfully, no one was hurt.
  • April 20: The students at Forest High School in Ocala, Florida had planned to participate in the national walkout against gun violence, but a student was shot at the high school before the walkout started, sparking a school evacuation and sending the rest of the district into lock down. One student was injured and has been hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.
  • April 22:  A fight in the Mays High School parking lot between a female student and a male who does not go to the school resulted in at least one shot being fired into the air.
  • May 3: A Waynesboro Elementary School student reportedly brought a gun to school that accidentally discharged in a bathroom. No one was injured in the shooting.
  • May 5: An off-duty Michigan police officer’s gun accidentally discharged at a high school wrestling meet. The bullet struck and lodged in the gym floor, and one person trying to flee twisted an ankle.
  • May 11: A 14-year-old boy was arrested after shooting another 14-year-old student in the arm in Palmdale, California. The police described it as an isolated incident.
  • May 16: Roughly 180 students were in Dixon High School’s gymnasium to practice for graduation when one of the seniors graduating came out of a bathroom with a gun and began shooting.
  • May 18: A shotgun-toting teenager opened fire at a Texas high school killing at least 10 people and leaving a cache of explosives in and around the area. Nine students and one adult were killed. Ten other people were wounded.
  • May 18: One person was killed and another wounded in a shooting between people who had just attended a high school graduation ceremony at a Mt. Zion High School.
  • May 21: A gunshot victim says he was wounded in the parking lot of a Georgia elementary school, but deputies say the gunfire appears to be unrelated to the school.
  • May 25: A male student opened fire at a suburban Indianapolis middle school wounding another student and a teacher before being taken into custody.
  • June 1: A teacher found a student with a self-inflicted gunshot wound inside an empty room at the school.

 

Gunfire ringing out in American schools used to be rare, and shocking. Now it seems to happen all the time. Every day, threats send classrooms into lock downs that can frighten students, even when they turn out to be false alarms. Thousands of schools conduct active-shooter drills in which kids as young as 4 hide in darkened closets and bathrooms from imaginary murderers.

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.

 

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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”

“Not safe, very insecure, I fear for my son’s life. You know what I mean, you really hear about things like this in the news, and just to hear that something like that happened so close to home, it scared the life out of me.”

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!

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 throughout the 2017-2018 academic year, this is how we can keep our children safe. It’s time to start planning to get the security your school needs.

Keep in mind, no two schools are the same when choosing a company to install cameras and alarms 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