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How can you secure your home this holiday season?

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Tis the season to purchase gifts for loved ones. As you run to the store looking for the perfect gift, do you know what else can be happening when you are carrying in that new high priced TV for your loved one? The wrong person can be watching your home and looking for a way to steal that gift right from under your tree!!

Sooo.. what can you do to keep the gifts you work so hard to buy safe in your home when you are not there? A professionally installed home security system! We all see many commercials this time of the year telling us all how we need home security this time of the year to help prevent your home from becoming the next statistic; burglaries take a spike in the month of December each year. But before you jump in and buy just any security camera system you need to make sure you educate yourself first and look into the following questions:

  1. What kind of cameras are good for my home?
  2. Do these cameras have clear night vision?
  3. Can I get an alert on my phone from my cameras?
  4. Can I save the footage from my security cameras?
  5. Do you have support after my install?

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What kind of cameras are good for my home?

Central Jersey Security Cameras will look at your home and help you decide what is best for your unique home and determine what cameras are best for your home’s needs. Our trained staff will listen closely to what your needs are and look at exactly where you need the most coverage around your home and how far from your home you may need to view with your security cameras. With that information, they will effectively be able to design and offer a product that will surely meet your needs and budget. Technical support personnel is available in our offices daily to answer any questions you may have about the functionality of your system.

 

Do these cameras have clear night vision?

An infrared security camera has infrared lighting (light from a different region of the electromagnetic spectrum than we normally use to see) installed around the outside of the lens of the camera. This lighting allows the camera to capture a good image in no light at all. With a little bit of light (called low light) the infrared camera can capture a picture that looks just like daytime. Keep in mind that even at nighttime there is normally some light from the moon, stars, or street lights.

Infrared cameras do not do well in outdoor housings because the infrared light reflects off the glass of the housing. Some people get acceptable results if the camera is absolutely flush with the glass. An alternative solution is to use a day/night camera which has an extra sensitive imaging chip that allows it to capture a good picture in low light situations without using infrared lighting. This works well for example if there are street lights outside or an exterior light that can be left on at night. Keep in mind that cameras without infrared lighting will not capture an image with zero light.

The level of light required to capture a good picture is referred to as a camera’s lux, the lower the lux the better the camera can see in the dark. For example, a camera with 0.003 lux is better than a camera with 0.2 lux. Infrared cameras are also compared by how far they can see in total darkness. We sell cameras that see in total darkness over 120 feet at night. People use infrared security cameras for businesses (that have the lights out at night (in case of break-ins). Or for outside, nighttime viewing.

The image that infrared cameras capture is black and white – however, some cameras will capture color images during the day when light is available and will automatically switch to black and white when light is low.
Times are changing and there has been a significant breakthrough in night vision with the introduction of EXIR or Matrix IR’s. Hikvision pioneered this type of technology and we at Central Jersey Security Cameras noticed a tremendous difference in the quality of the picture at night. These cameras incorporate Hikvision’s EXIR infrared array technology to provide best-in-breed illuminators for any zero-dark environment – indoors or out. Compared to conventional IR cameras, Hikvision’s high-performance EXIR series delivers the most advanced levels of night-time surveillance available on the market today.

These EXIR cameras (a highly-efficient light source and enhanced LED light strength. By employing the most advanced thin-film and light-emitting technology, this series provides up to 30% more illuminant efficiency over traditional LED array technology. Furthermore, the EXIR series even provides a 40% light-extraction rate improvement when compared to traditional models, resulting in a stronger light for long-range visibility usage.

To make the most out of IR LED light, EXIR HD and IP cameras produce LED light in the form of a rectangle. This allows a better fit for a screen’s normal size (4:3 or 16:9). Additionally, it helps improve LED utilization efficiency and reduce light pollution in the surrounding environment. Images are further optimized with EXIR’s luminance uniformity functionality, which eliminates traditional LED lens issues, such as over-exposure at the center of images, as well as darker areas at the corners. EXIR HD/IP cameras deliver superb image detail in poorly lit environments, better providing for solutions at industrial parks, harbors, roads, airports, etc. Furthermore, excellent heat dissipation, longer lifespan, and greater energy savings are but a few of the advantages that Hikvision EXIR cameras bring. IP66 protection, in both bullet and dome styles, further provide users with options to best fit their specific needs.

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Can I get an alert on my phone from my cameras?  

Would you like an alert sent right to your smartphone when someone walks up to your front sidewalk or pulls in the driveway? Well, Central Jersey Security Cameras in Freehold, NJ has a solution for this. With our professionally installed HD security cameras, you can set up a perimeter around your house, arm a specific area or individual cameras to send an instant notification to your mobile device when the area is entered or “breached”. You will receive this notification right to your smartphone that will include the persons or movement that triggered the alarm within seconds of it actually happening. This feature is called line intrusion that we can set up on your security cameras. The best part, there is no monthly charge! This is a free bonus to having your security cameras professionally installed.

WHAT IS LINE CROSSING DETECTION?
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. 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.

 

Can I save the footage from my security cameras?

Record all events in “real time” as they happen. Receive push notifications or “text messages” of real-time video from your security equipment. Watch your home live when you’re not there from smartphones or other portable devices. Protect your family and your assets. Surveillance cameras in plain view are a “proven guaranteed deterrent” by persuading potential intruders to move on.

Event schedule, meaning that if an incident occurs somewhere for example in a 24-hour period and you are not sure when the event happened, instead of sitting through endless hours of reviewing until the event is found you would have indicators. Most likely a color-coded event list. This would enable you to jump ahead to all motion triggered events, thus making your search quicker and more successful. Conserving hard drive space, meaning if your cameras are set to record all the time, even with nothing moving in front of them you could potentially shorten the life of the hard drive and absolutely shorten the length of time your NVR/DVR will retain recordings.

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Do you have support after my install?

Not only does Central Jersey Security Cameras have a help tab that has step by step tutorial videos for you to follow along with, but we offer technical support as well. Technical support personnel is available in our offices daily to answer any questions you may have about the functionality of your system. Our technicians receive monthly training on all of our security products to keep their knowledge on the cutting edge of technology. Some of our lead technicians have been with us for over 15 years. They will explain the process of the installation prior to starting the job. They will keep you informed of all progress. They will ensure the best possible outcome and provide a full tutorial at the conclusion of the install.

 

Why an alarm system with security cameras are the best line of defense:

Home security cameras are the #1 deterrent on a home or business. Often criminals see security cameras and move on to the next location. The ones that try to outsmart security cameras often get caught because they do not know the capabilities on the range of today’s IP cameras. Look, at the inchworm bandits crawling on the floor!

 

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No, unfortunately, these cameras did not stop this break-in from happening, but it is the proof this owner needs to show exactly what took place at their business location for their insurance. In this case, an alarm system doubled with security cameras would have helped alert the proper authorities and the business owners sooner.

Central Jersey Security Cameras believes after many years in the business and continuous training each year a whole home security system with a security camera system on the home and an alarm system is often the best protection a New Jersey homeowner can have on their home.

So, now you have to make sure you have the right alarm for your home too! It’s easy with today advances in alarms with our preferred alarm the UltraSync alarm. Some things to consider when you are looking for the right alarm system for your home.

  1. Make sure the alarm and company you use is UL listed
  2. Check for discounts with your home owner’s insurance (often it can cut the price of your homeowners 5-20%)

To get the protection your home or business needs this holiday season call Central jersey Security Cameras today for a full home or business security audit. Don’t forget a home security system makes a holiday gift that will keep giving for years to come! Call us today at 732-333-0227 or visit our website.

Keeping the Jersey Shore Safe and Secure with Central Jersey Security Cameras!

This is the weekend that many residents of the tri-state area look forward to. The official summer kick off on the Jersey Shore! Central Jersey Security Cameras has been busy working with home owners and businesses all around the Jersey Shore. 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. Over the cold winter months, our crews have worked hard keeping the coast of the Jersey Shore safe and secure for these customers…

Asbury Park, NJ

 asburyOver the past few years it’s been nice to see Asbury Park once again become a growing summer hot spot on the Jersey Shore, in fact it was just named the 2nd best beach in the world! Central Jersey Security Cameras has been helping home owners and business owners secure their properties before the summer rush. One thing we have enjoyed over the winter months is seeing the beautiful old homes come back to life in this town. Home owners have been installing the Ultrasync alarm panel in their homes and in their Asbury Park business. In addition to Ultrasync alarm systems, many residents and business owners are making their homes and business secure with surveillance systems. Asbury Park 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. Many New Jersey towns, such as East Brunswick and Edison, have already adopted this program and now Asbury Park is looking to become one of the 1st Jersey Shore towns to do this.

Belmar, NJ

 

belmarBelmar is known as one of our beloved beachy towns here in New Jersey. Belmar has cameras facing towards the beach known as the ‘surfers view’ which is very useful to the surfers and the beach goers. You get to see what’s going on before taking the ride down the shore. This has become so popular that other beach towns are starting to catch on as well. Central Jersey Security Cameras has held a presence in Belmar over the winter. We have done security camera installations at the hotels that tourists would vacation at as well as the condo’s and homes of our locals that like to make themselves at home down the shore for the summer months. Central Jersey Security Cameras has helped to keep the business owners at ease and their patrons safe by upgrading and maintaining their security systems as well.

Spring Lake, NJ

 

welcome-to-spring-lakeA beautiful town in New Jersey filled with many pristine summer homes and cute shops and cafes to visit along the shore. Many of the shops in the business district have now added surveillance to their business.Home owners in the area have found that using their security cameras have been a great tool to let them know what’s going on with the weather before they go down to the shore for the weekend or they enjoy the ease of checking on these homes when they can not be there. This past week Central Jersey Security Cameras has worked with the Spring Lake Manor, a popular wedding/banquet facility, getting their surveillance system updated for the busy summer season.Home owners in Spring Lake have utilized alarm systems Central Jersey Security Cameras have installed by using the feature on the

Ultrasync alarm that allows the home owner to open doors remotely or to give someone only limited access to their home by only allowing their code to work on their alarm certain times of the day assigned by the home owner. For example, if a home owner has a weekly care taker to come into the home at 12pm every Thursday, that will be the only time that their code will work in the alarm panel. This is a great feature that protects you from having to hand out keys to your home that can be lost and protects you from having staff come back to your home that no longer are employed by you in the future.

Point Pleasant, NJ

Point Pleasant Beach -1Point Pleasant is a year-round family town. Many, when they think of this town, think it’s a fun summer family destination. As this is true, there is also a large growing population of this town that is now filled with families year-round. In fact, the high school was just added to the list of great high schools in New Jersey. With the growth of Point Pleasant becoming a year-round primary residence for many home owners more of the businesses in Point Pleasant are now operating year-round as well. Central Jersey Security Cameras has worked with numerous home owners over the years installing home security. We are proud to say that has now expended to customers on the Jenkinson’s Boardwalk and businesses in the Point Pleasant Boro. We have installed security camera systems and alarm systems in boutique stores, doctors’ offices and restaurants.

Long Branch, NJ

 long-branch-pier-village-modern-shopping-area-nj-33650712Another town that has remodeled itself along the shore of New Jersey is Long Branch. Pier Village in Long Branch is filled with restaurants and shops that overlook the ocean and was the beginning of the rebuild of this sea side town. Central Jersey Security Cameras has installed surveillance cameras in restaurants, liquor stores, marinas and for home owners in the area. In addition to surveillance cameras, we have also installed Ultrasync alarm panels in many of these locations to provide our customers with dual protection of both security cameras and security alarms.

Seaside, NJ

 DSC_0345To many, Seaside Heights would be looked at as the party that never ends. With the popularity of the “Jersey Shore”, this town was made even more of a party town and brought to life more of the Seaside party scene.  Yes, Seaside is home to many of the bars and clubs that would attract us all summer long, but it does consist of much more than that. Seaside Heights is home to one of the infamous boardwalk’s that many businesses run on. As a business owner, the merchandise these boardwalk stores sell is of high value and they are not open all year round like a typical business would be. Much like the businesses, there are also many residents that have their summer homes and beach houses in Seaside Heights. As one of those residents, wouldn’t it be convenient to be able to check in on your summer home all throughout the year without taking the trip down the shore? If the answer is yes, give Central Jersey Security Cameras a call.

A second part to Seaside, NJ is Seaside Park. Seaside Park is filled with family friendly beaches and rental homes for the summer season. Many of the Seaside Park rental home owners have had Central Jersey Security Cameras install exterior cameras to the homes to watch that the homes are being kept in good shape during the times they are being rented. These surveillance cameras will also become the evidence of what take places around the property if there are damages to the property.

Island Beach State Park, NJ

island beach Island Beach Park is right past Seaside Park and is a beautiful state park that Central Jersey Security Cameras has had the pleasure to work at. We have over the years worked installing cameras in and around the toll booths as you enter the park and our staff has even enjoyed a few company outings at this beach. On your way from Seaside Park to Island Beach, there is a small area of homes on mid-way beach. These bungalow homeowners have been installing security cameras to watch what happens around their homes. Many of them use their surveillance systems to check on weather damages throughout the winter when storms come up the coast. The same systems help these homeowners monitor when they are not there in the summer months and possibly rent out their midway bungalows, that their tenants are caring for their homes the way it should be.

Brick, NJ

 brickOften Brick is a forgotten beach town. Many of the year-round residents like to keep it that way and it’s not a big summer Benny town like many of its nearby Point Pleasant. Brick is a town that runs along the coast of New Jersey and comes inland and touches parts of Lakewood and Howell. Bick is filled with family homes, marinas, and restaurants. Central Jersey Security Cameras has installed cameras around marinas in Brick to help the marina owners keep an eye on the marina all day and night with the line intrusion feature. 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. This is a function that homeowners enjoy having too because it will send the alerts to your phone that you set when your children arrive home or when your mail is delivered.

 

Mantoloking, NJ

mantoloking_bridgeJust south of Brick is Mantoloking. Mantoloking is a borough in Ocean County that was just named one of the richest towns in New Jersey. With a title of New Jersey’s richest town, you know these homeowners need to secure their homes. Not only does Central Jersey Security Cameras secure these homes with state of the art home security cameras and alarms, we also have installed outdoor audio systems around pool areas and homeowners backyard decks for their enjoyment.

Toms River, NJ

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Toms River is a large township, with 3 high schools in Ocean County, that runs along the New Jersey coast. Central Jersey Security Cameras has worked with homeowners, keeping their homes safe in the

New Jersey town from the start of this company.  Toms River was one of the first Five Guys chain restaurants that Central Jersey Security Cameras installed security cameras in. Since then, Central Jersey Security Cameras has installed security cameras in Five Guys in Howell NJ, Manalapan NJ, Shrewsbury NJ and Manalapan NJ and in Ocean NJ.

 

Ocean City, NJ

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Ocean City is on New Jersey’s coastal Jersey Shore. The city has a string of beaches and a boardwalk with shops, eateries and amusement parks. Central Jersey Security Cameras has worked with several homeowners and hotel owners in the area installing surveillance cameras this past winter. Our company has worked with a hotel chain in the area installing an outdoor audio sound system to enhance its pool area and bring this hotel in more clients.

 

Wildwood, NJ

 

wildwoodWildwood is a resort city on the New Jersey coast. It sits on a barrier island known for its wide, sandy beaches. The iconic sightseer tram car runs along the long Wildwood Boardwalk, which is packed with eateries, shops, waterparks and thrill rides. Wildwood has a wide variety of hotels and summer home rentals that Central Jersey Security Cameras has worked with, installing our security camera systems to protect the tourist coming to “ The wildwoods”.

It’s been a cold and busy winter for Central Jersey Security Cameras. Our staff and families are ready to go out and have some fun on the Jersey Shore. Summer beach lovers of the tristate area and beyond come join us down to the shore. 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!”!

If you want to know how secure your home or business is in the tri state area, call Central Jersey Security Cameras today for a free on-site estimate. We can fill you in on how to make your home or business secure. Call us today 732-333-0227. Central Jersey Security Cameras is located in the heart of Central NJ at 620 US Highway 9 South, Freehold, NJ – On your way down the shore on Route 9, stop by and see our headquarters.