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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.

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

HOW SECURE IS YOUR HOME THIS SUMMER?

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Everyone is currently making spring home improvement plans to get their homes ready for summer. Central Jersey Security Cameras has been busy working with homeowners and businesses all over New Jersey. 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 haven’t had the jump on getting your home ready for this upcoming and very welcomed summer, give us a call today. Central Jersey Security Cameras can give you a free on-site estimate evaluation and help you determine what your security needs and entertainment wants are.

 

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Monroe is part of the outer-ring suburbs of the New York Metropolitan area. More growth has been from single family homes within the past 10 years, than with senior citizen developments. Monroe had the third-largest increase in population of any municipality in the state between 2010 and 2014. With all that growth, that would mean more homes, more businesses, more schools. And with that, they would need to be protected with a security system as well, right? Central Jersey Security Cameras has installed surveillance systems at many of these homes in Monroe and worked with many of the business owners to make sure they have security that fits all of their needs. 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!

 

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East Brunswick is a town that continues to grow with an excellent school system, shopping centers, state-of-the-art office complexes, and medical services. With its strategic location and room for growth, it continues to attract residents and homeowners. With that being said, East Brunswick has a multitude of housing choices from single family homes, to townhouses, to condominium and apartment complexes. East Brunswick is also known to host a strong medical presence, in fact Central Jersey’s largest radiology group is headquartered here. East Brunswick is home to the Tower Center Complex which includes two office towers that are among the tallest structures in Central Jersey that can be seen for miles, a Hilton Hotel, a Holiday Inn Express hotel, a convention center and one of the township’s regional commuter park-and-ride facilities.
The five-mile stretch of Route 18 within the township is lined with stores, offices and eating establishments. There are supermarkets, movie theaters, three large and several small shopping malls, the largest of which is the Brunswick Square Mall, a one million square foot complex.

 

With all these homes and businesses, Central Jersey Security Cameras has been very busy in East Brunswick. Home owners have been installing the Ultrasync alarm panel in their homes as well as in their business. In addition to Ultrasync alarm systems, many residents and business owners are making their homes and business secure with surveillance systems. Police have now asked home owners and businesses to register their surveillance cameras with the police department as a tool to keep crime down in this area. East Brunswick has already adopted this program. East Brunswick still has a lot of future growth to come in the next several years and Central Jersey Security Cameras is looking forward to teaming up with the future business and home owners to come.

 

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Milltown, located on the outskirts of New Brunswick, NJ is a quaint little town. Many families choose to settle down in Milltown because it is a family-oriented town. Over the past two months, Central Jersey Security Cameras has been working hard helping many homeowners in the area to find the surveillance system that best suits their needs. A quote from one of our technicians here at Central Jersey Security Cameras “It’s been a pleasure to work in Milltown over the past few months and to see so many home owners getting surveillance and alarm systems on their homes”. Many of our New Jersey home owners are installing surveillance systems with line crossing detection.

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

 

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Another little town much like Milltown is Spotswood located between East Brunswick and Old Bridge. Spotswood is known for its large lake. Although it’s not a swimmable lake, many homeowners have a pool in their backyard. Enjoy listening to your favorite Pandora station while you are out by the pool or barbecuing with company by having Central Jersey Security Cameras come out and install a backyard sound system 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.

 

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Old Bridge township was named as a contender for the title of one of the best places to live in the United States by Money magazine in both 2005 and 2007. When the home invasions in Old Bridge, NJ took place in 2014 they made national headlines on various news networks, it was noted on these newscasts that Asian-Indian communities in Middlesex County were being targeted. This terrified Asian-Indian communities in Middlesex County, and many of the Asian-Indian communities turned to home security systems to keep their family and businesses safe.
Central Jersey Security Cameras worked closely with many Asian-Indian families to help them feel safe in their homes again. Central Jersey Security Cameras, President and Owner, Robert Murphy said, “I would like to point out that it was an honor to know I made families feel safe and secure again in their homes, and I wanted to point out burglaries/home invasions can happen to any type of family, or business, that a criminal decided to target, The crimes back in 2014, against the Asian-Indian families, took place when it was around a holiday known to have riches in the home. The truth is, it could have been any family in New Jersey targeted, if a burglar thinks may have a large score of goods in their home or business, they can be the criminals next potential victims.”

With that being said, Central Jersey Security Cameras has had a presence all over Old Bridge. We have done security installations from single family homes, to businesses, to restaurants, to fire departments, to libraries, to daycares in Old Bridge. Central Jersey Security Cameras is here to help you protect what matters most.

With summer approaching, many of our New Jersey homeowners like to be outdoors, which would mean they are typically not home. Make it look like you are home even when you are out and about, whether you’re down the shore enjoying the beach and boardwalk or just out at your neighbors barbeque. Protect your home. Adding an Ultra-Sync alarm to your home can now give you control over your lights at home. From the palm of your hand, you can now have complete home automation with the ease of your smart phone. You can turn lights off and on with the tap of your finger. Ultra-Sync can even schedule the lights to turn on at a specific time of day. When you aren’t home, make it look like you are home. You are also able to control your heat while you are away with this alarm system! With all the advances in alarms this past year with the launch of the new Ultra-Sync alarm home automation, you can now not only be alerted when someone is at your home, but you have access to using all these features that make your life more convenient away from home. You can even lock and unlock your doors without digging for those keys in your pocket. Take advantage of the key features our ultra-sync has to offer. To learn more about what the Ultra-Sync can do for your home visit our webpage.

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

Everyone is making spring home improvement plans to get their homes ready for summer. Central Jersey Security Cameras has been busy working with home owners and businesses all over New Jersey to help them get their homes and businesses ready for this upcoming and welcomed summer. 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. Central Jersey Security Cameras 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 “help protect what matters most to you!”! Central Jersey Security Cameras is located in the heart of Central New Jersey at 620 US Highway 9 South, Freehold, NJ. If you want to find out how secure your home and/or business is, give Central Jersey Security Cameras 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 motto is to “get them before they get you”, so give us a call today at 732-333-0227 or check out our website.

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.

Keeping Your Home and Business Safe, How Prepared are You?

Jackson, Watchung , Cranford, Morris Township, Scotch Plains, South Plainfield, Linden, East Brunswick, South Brunswick, North Brunswick, Manalapan, Wayne, Pompton lakes , and Elmwood park NJ what do each of these NJ towns have in common? They have all had homes that have been burglarized since January 2017. So, why is it important to point out the above towns have all had homes that have been burglarized when in the United States there is a home broken into every 15 seconds what makes these towns stand out in the news?
As of January 2017 NJ has a new bail reform, under the new rules nearly all defendants are expected to be released back out into the public with no monetary bail. This new bail reform has resulted the following headlines in the media over the past few weeks:
George Pescavage - 47 - of North Brunswick
YOU WON’T BELIEVE HOW MANY TIMES THIS ACCUSED BURGLAR HAS BEEN RELEASED
Jason Major - 34 - of Hopatcong
AUTHORITIES IN SUSSEX SEEK TO DETAIN ALLEGED SERIAL BURGLAR
Dawud Ward - 23 - of Plainfield
BAIL REFORM AGAIN TAKES HEAT FROM COPS AFTER ALLEGED REPEAT BURGLAR ARREST
Jackson, Watchung, Cranford, Morristown ship, Scotch Plains, South Plainfield, Linden, East Brunswick, South Brunswick, North Brunswick, Manalapan, Wayne, Prompton lakes, and Elmwood park NJ all have had homes that have been burglarized, and the accused burglars were all released and last least three if the same accused burglars were picked up again by law enforcement for allegedly committing the same crimes again. Scary to think with the new bail reform if your home was burglarized and the person that was caught in your home can be released, without bail, and in many cases the same day to burglarize another home, or worse try to come back and finish the job at your home.
On Average, a homeowner that was a victim of a home burglary has a loss of $2230.00. Many NJ households do not make $2230.00 in a week, how long does it take for your house hold to make that amount? Not only does a family that is victimized by a burglar stuffer a loss in a monetary amount they also suffer emotionally, in many cases. Their home may no longer feel safe.
Burglary Statistics every NJ homeowner should know
• In the US a Burglary/home invasion happens every 15 seconds
• Average loss per homeowner that has had a burglary is $2,230
• 34% of burglars enter though the front door
• 65% of Burglaries happen between 6am-6pm (while most of us are at work )
• Most Criminals can Burglarize a home in less than 10 minutes
• Most burglars start in the master bedroom
Burglars are always looking for homes or businesses that are easy targets
Homeowners and business owners alike can help protect their home or business by making a few security improvements
1. Lock your doors, and make sure all door and window locks are secure, and in proper working order
2. Install and maintain a home alarm system, have your alarm connected to a UL listed central station monitoring. (alarms are a deterrent to an intruder)
3. Look at installing a home security camera system to your home or business preferably one with intrusion detection
Intrusion detection/perimeter or area notations otherwise known as line crossing detection

• Line crossing detection, or Intrusion detection, is a function of your Dvr, Nvr or IP camera. What it does is instantly detect any motion in a certain “set”, set by you. 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 well as a virtual Tripwire. In essence what it will do is activate when the area or line is breached and send you a notification either directly through the app or to your email, whichever you choose. You can even have audible alerts right on site through and external siren or right from the Dvr or Nvr.
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• You may want to know when the kids get home from school or if the delivery person is at your front door, so you would set up a virtual intrusion area at your front door. You can set this to work on schedules, certain hours during the day, and 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 you’re “set” area or areas. While both High Definition and IP cameras and 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 to 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.

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

So, now you know burglars are looking for easy targets, the statistics and know with the new bail reform in NJ the average burglars even when caught can be back out on the streets to commit more damage to NJ families or NJ Business what can you do? It’s time to get our homes and businesses protected! Where do you begin how do you choose the right home or business security for your family’s needs? Here are a few tips when choosing a security company for your home or business.
1. Make sure they are a registered company (preferably with a location you can go to)
2. Are their employees background checked? (It’s your home or business security you don’t want just anyone there)
3. Is the company BBB accredited? (Choose a company with an A rating)
4. Check to make sure the company you deal with is fully insured
5. When installing an alarm system, make sure the company you choose is UL listed with their central station monitoring
(In most cases when you choose an alarm company that is UL listed you can get a discount on your homeowners insurance)
Central Jersey Security Cameras takes great pride in being a registered, Licensed and fully insured New Jersey Company. We are accredited A+ with the bbb, every employee is background checked to the fullest extent of the law and our alarm systems are UL list with central station motoring.
Jackson, Watchung , Cranford, Morris Township, Scotch Plains, South Plainfield, Linden, East Brunswick, South Brunswick, North Brunswick, Manalapan, Wayne, Prompton lakes , Elmwood park NJ and the surrounding areas to get your home, family and business protected call Central Jersey Security Cameras today (732)333-0227, Don’t become the next victim!