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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.

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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 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

 

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Review: Interlogix UltraSync smart home system lets you design your own security network

A professionally-installed security system offers flexibility on products and Z-Wave compatibility

Terry Sullivan Jun 04, 2018

 

Consumer electronics products are entering and leaving the marketplace at an increasingly faster pace, driven in part by smart IoT products that connect to the internet. While people may have purchased just one or two IoT devices in the past, perhaps an Amazon Echo or a similar voice-controlled speaker, consumers are now buying more. We recently tested a suite of these products, including those from Interlogix and its UltraSync system, that not only provides home security but also helps to connect, manage and wirelessly control this constellation of devices. A monitored home security that is professionally installed, UltraSync even allows you to use Amazon Alexa‘s voice commands to help control the system.

 

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We recently had a professional security company (Central Jersey Security Cameras, in Freehold, NJ) install the system, as well as several IoT devices, in one of our test houses. For this review, we had the following products installed:

  • UltraSync Self-Contained Hub
  • Yale Real Living Assure Lock SL Key Free Touchscreen Deadbolt (YRD256)
  • TruVision 1080p IP Wi-Fi Desktop IR Camera (TVQ-8101)
  • JASCO Z-Wave Plug-In Smart Dimmer (ZW3103)
  • UltraSync+ mobile app (free, iOS and Android)

 

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Installation and Overview of the UltraSync System

The UltraSync system is a professionally installed security system. From start to finish, it took Central Jersey Security Cameras roughly three hours to complete the job, which included setting up the mobile app and informal training. According to Central Jersey Security Cameras, the approximate installation cost was around $500, and included the cost of the individual items and labor.

There are several benefits to this system, along with the products we choose. First, all the products connect wirelessly to the system, so most likely you won’t need to do any drilling into walls, ceilings, or other parts of your home, unless you decide to mount the hub.

 

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The system is also based on the Z-Wave wireless protocol. If a homeowner has or plans to buy a Z-Wave device, it would be compatible with the UltraSync system, which includes such products such as lighting, locks, thermostats, wireless speakers, doorbells, garage door openers, fan controllers, and water management systems.

Overall, the UltraSync system worked well. I found it was consistent in notifying me, mostly through the mobile app, as well as in triggering sounds in the home from the hub. For instance, when I open the front door, the panel produces a chiming sound to let someone know that the front door is ajar. Much of these notifications are also customizable. For more on the overall system, you can go to Interlogix’s UltraSync Smarthome section of its website.

 

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The UltraSync+ mobile app

The mobile app, UltraSync+ (for iOS and Android), is the heart of the system since it’s where you’ll add products, or customize your UltraSync ecosystem. But unlike most consumer-oriented apps, it’s not really an app tailored for the DIY type. You need to work with the installation company that installed your system in order to understand certain aspects of the app, particularly passcode and passwords. At least, at first.

The app is divided into several sections, including overview, lights, thermostat, camera, lock, and sensor. In the upper-left hand corner of the app, there’s a menu section where, if you are not logged in, you can access a number of handy videos. However, you are asked to choose between videos targeted at homeowners and those targeted at the pro dealers. In terms of design, it would have been better to offer only one set of videos to consumers to confuse them. (In fact, if you choose the pro dealer videos, a warning pops up with a message telling you should never try to alter or even access the dealer settings. In my view, it would have been better to exclude such videos that might confuse users.)

 

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Additionally, there are differently designed sections that make the app feel a bit disjointed. For example, the Settings section looks markedly different from the main sections of the app. I also feel the app would benefit from a user manual or help section in addition to the help videos. Still, overall the app is useful and logical in its structure.

Overall, the system’s mobile app, worked reasonably well. I was impressed with the system’s consistent notifications, which appeared as popup messages on my phone and which can be configured in the Settings section of the app. All the commands and controls worked as expected, whether I was locking my front door, dimming the lights, or accessing video on the wireless camera.

The IoT Devices (Tested for this Review)

Because this review is focusing on a system, we chose to focus on several products that would most likely be included in a home-security system. The following devices were installed in our test house: UltraSync Self-Contained Hub, Yale Real Living Assure Lock SL Key Free Touchscreen Deadbolt (YRD256), TruVision 1080p IP Wi-Fi Desktop IR Camera (TVQ-8101), JASCO Z-Wave Plug-In Smart Dimmer (ZW3103), and several sensors to work with the UltraSync system.

 

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The UltraSync Self-Contained Hub

In many ways, you could have a review of just the UltraSync Self-Contained Hub. That’s because the features on this wireless hub are quite extensive: It can be set up for 256 users, 64 wireless sensors and 20 Keyfobs, and four distinct areas/partitions (which means you can split the system into smaller parts). Plus, it has a personal voice guided setup and menu prompts, and a 24-hour battery backup.

In terms of design, it has a very clear, functional, yet versatile interface: The various buttons are all color-coded and illuminated so that they can be clearly seen in dimly lit lighting scenarios. It’s also loaded with other system features: It’s internet ready, capable of being connected over Ethernet or Wi-Fi and, of course, includes a Z-Wave radio for controlling smart home devices. However, in many ways, I can see the average consumer opting to work mostly through the mobile app, and only use the hub when needed. Still, it’s worthwhile to take some time to study the hub’s extensive user PDF guide.

 

We installed the Yale Real Living Assure Lock SL Key Free Touchscreen Deadbolt with the UltraSync systemGearBrain

Yale Real Living Assure Lock SL Key Free Touchscreen Deadbolt

If you’re looking for a configurable lock that includes wireless Z-wave technology yet also has classic, non-tech styling, the Yale Real Living Assure Lock SL Key Free Touchscreen Deadbolt is a very good choice. The technology works well within the UltraSync system. In our test house, we were able to lock and unlock the unit from the UltraSync+ mobile app as well as entering a number code onto the key pad.

You also have a lot of flexibility: For instance, you can add a temporary code for someone, say, who might be staying with you for just a couple of weeks. Via the app, you can provide your guest with his or her own unique key combination for the keyless entry lock. When they’ve left, you can remove this temporary code from the app’s settings. So, you always have control over who can unlock the door.

 

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If there’s a downside, it’s with the display, although it’s more of a quibble: If you’ve installed the lock outside in an area that has direct sunlight, and it’s a bright and sunny day, it may be a bit difficult to see the LED numbers on the door pad. Obviously, you can shield the lock with your hands to see the numbers better. Overall, though, the product worked very well and provided a secure, yet flexible way to include a wireless, keyless lock into the UltraSync system.

 

The TruVision 1080p IP Wi-Fi Desktop IR camera had fairy accurate color, but highlights were blow out and had a lack of detail.GearBrain

TruVision 1080p IP Wi-Fi Desktop IR Camera

Our installation team set up TruVision’s 1080p IP Wi-Fi Desktop IR Camera as the security camera for the system, which as the name indicates allows for 1080p HD resolution video (as well as lower resolutions), and has a field of view of 115 degrees. We set it up in the living room, facing the door. In our tests, we found the model did a fine job at recording as well as capturing real-time video and audio. As with many security cams, there was quite a bit of sharpening as well as some barrel distortion, due to the wide angle of view.

 

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Nevertheless, the footage had nice detail and fairly accurate color (even though the colors were on the muted side, and not very saturated.) The dynamic range was decent in the midrange tones, although not so good at the extremes of the tonal range. Highlights were blown out, with no details. Likewise, there was little detail in the darkest tones, since the shadows tended to swallow up any details.

The camera includes an infrared illuminator for assisting in capturing images in various lighting scenarios. We also found the motion detection features were flexible and very accurate. (Video clips are stored onboard using a micro SD/SDXC card up to 128GB.) For our test purposes, we found the camera capabilities on this camera to be quite good and versatile.

 

In the UltraSync app you can power the JASCO Z-Wave Plug-In Smart Dimmer lights on and off.GearBrain

JASCO Z-Wave Plug-In Smart Dimmer

In many ways the dimmer is the simplest of the items to use in our test system. You simply insert the JASCO dimmer into a power outlet, and then plug your light (it accepts both two- and three-pronged plugs) into the dimmer. In the app, lights can be powered on and off, or set within a range of 1 to 100 percent illumination.

Conclusion

As with any review of a configurable system, it’s hard to anticipate all the variables with adding or substituting different products within the UltraSync system. And we also look forward to trying out the UltraSync system using Alexa voice commands, as well.

Overall, we like that Interlogix focused on Z-wave compatible components and products, which means that installers have great flexibility in designing and customizing a system for their customers. And while we think some aspects of the system’s structure and user design (UX) could be more streamlined or at least integrated more consistently, in general, we think the system meets the needs of many consumers and business owners who want to own a flexible and re-configurable system.

Pros:

  • A flexible IoT security system for adding multiple products (Z-wave compatible)
  • Offers the ability to include Alexa voice commands to operate the system
  • Relatively simple integration with mobile app

Cons:

  • Comprehensive features may confuse some consumers
  • Certain sections of mobile app could have been more consistently designed
  • Should include more help guides and quick tips sections, along with help videos

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.

 

Monroe, NJmain

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.

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.

 

 

 

 

DID YOU KNOW CARBON MONOXIDE IS THE SILENT KILLER?!

AS TEMPERATURES DROP, CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING RISK RISES!

Carbon monoxide cannot be detected by humans without the help of a detector. Did you know that one of the most dangerous things that can hurt you and your loved ones can be hiding right underneath your nose?! By definition, carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, and a tasteless gas formed when a compound containing carbon burns incompletely because there is not enough oxygen. This gas is deadly to both animals and humans. Carbon monoxide is known as the “silent killer” because it is colorless, odorless, tasteless, and non- irritating.

Homes that are completely powered by electricity do not have problems with carbon monoxide. The deadly gas is only a potential threat to individuals who heat their homes or appliances with natural gas or another type of fossil fuel. Also, during power outages in the winter, some people bring gasoline powered generators inside. This is NOT a very good idea! By having a gasoline powered generator inside your home, you are exposing yourself to carbon monoxide, which explains the spike in carbon monoxide poisonings in the winter. During power outages, people are more likely to use carbon-monoxide-producing heating and cooking equipment as well as generators that may be situated close to vents, which can draw gas into the home. You may think you are keeping the family nice and warm, but you are exposing them to carbon monoxide. Keep appliances in good working order, and use them safely. Have them serviced regularly by a qualified and registered professional. Ask your utility company about yearly checkups for all gas appliances.

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A kitchen stove was found to be one source of the leak in this article and the heating system is also being checked. The impacted apartment is part of a 5-unit complex. Firefighters said all units had missing or deactivated carbon monoxide detectors. There were no working smoke or carbon monoxide detectors.
http://boston.cbslocal.com/2018/01/13/hyde-park-carbon-monoxide/

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This house is believed to have slowly been filled with a deadly level of carbon monoxide over a period of days due to the pipe leading outside from a coal-burning stove being clogged, along with a crack in the frame of that coal-burning stove.
http://www.wktv.com/content/news/Augusta-family-of-six-shares-important-message-after-carbon-monoxide-poisoning-468384143.html

After having a licensed heating and cooling provider inspect the heating system in the cabin, they found a “significant failure in the heating system, which would be consistent with carbon monoxide overcoming the residence.”
http://people.com/human-interest/family-four-two-young-children-die-possible-carbon-monoxide-poisoning/

THE “SILENT KILLER”

If the early signs of carbon monoxide poisoning are ignored, a person may lose consciousness and be unable to escape the danger. Carbon monoxide is a silent killer. It has no smell, no taste, and no sound. Neither people nor animals can tell when they are breathing it, but it can be fatal.

CARBON MONOXIDE STATISTICS

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What goes under the radar every single year is that over 20,000 people who are exposed to carbon monoxide and survive. There are long-lasting health issues when you are exposed to carbon monoxide over a long period time. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said about 430 people die from carbon monoxide poisoning each year and 50,000 are forced to seek medical care. 94 percent of CO poisonings occur in residential properties. The highest number of carbon monoxide related deaths occur in the winter months: December, January, or February. Given 374 carbon monoxide deaths and a total U.S. population of 319 million, the mortality rate from carbon monoxide poisoning is 1.2 deaths per one million Americans. 19 states, representing 41% of the U.S. population, had enacted regulations requiring carbon monoxide alarms in at least one major category of residence. Still, relying on people voluntarily using the alarms isn’t working – the CDC reports that only 30% of American homes have functioning carbon monoxide alarms.
Conclusions: Numbers of deaths and death rates, both accidental and intentional, due to carbon monoxide poisoning significantly declined in the United States due to enacting required residential carbon monoxide alarms.

CAUSES

You may be exposed to unsafe levels of carbon monoxide by:
• Using poorly maintained or unvented heating equipment.
• Improperly vented natural gas appliances like stoves or water heaters.
• Using a gas stove, grill, or oven to heat the home.
• Clogged chimneys or blocked heating exhaust vents can stop carbon monoxide from escaping.
• Cooking with a charcoal or gas grill inside the home or other enclosure.
• Using a propane camp stove, heater, or light inside a tent.
• Running vehicles in garages or other enclosed spaces. Leaving a car in a closed garage with its engine running can produce deadly amounts of carbon monoxide within 10 minutes.
• Running generators or gas-powered tools indoors or outside near windows, doors, or vents.
• Being near boat engine exhaust outlets.
• Fumes from certain paint removers and cleaning fluids can cause carbon monoxide poisoning.
• House or building fires.
• Smoking cigarettes causes blood levels of carbon monoxide to rise.
Products that contain methylene chloride (dichloromethane) should be handled with care, because methylene chloride turns into carbon monoxide when it is breathed in.

Do you park your vehicle in the garage?

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Carbon monoxide is present in the exhaust gases of automobile engines and is very poisonous. Motor vehicles are responsible for 57% of unintentional deaths due to carbon monoxide and were associated with 71% of deaths.

This man was working on a vehicle in his garage when he was overcome with fumes. The home was not registered or equipped with a carbon monoxide detector as required by law.
http://www.app.com/story/news/local/jackson-lakewood/lakewood/2018/01/11/lakewood-death-monoxide-unsafe-rental/1021313001/

Police believe these individuals sat in the closed garage with the vehicle running.
http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/two-found-dead-of-possible-carbon-monoxide-poisoning-in-metro/article_ac1c216e-2d61-58c7-8cd4-cf0999a21724.html

Do you have small children that live in your home? How about elderly parents or grandparents?

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Did you know they are the most susceptible to carbon monoxide poisoning? Higher death rates were seen among black individuals, small children, and the elderly in winter months and in cold, high-altitude states. All people are at risk for carbon monoxide poisoning. Unborn babies, infants, the elderly, and people with chronic heart disease, anemia, or respiratory problems are generally more at risk than others.

• Unborn babies. Fetal blood cells take up carbon monoxide more readily than adult blood cells do. This makes unborn babies more susceptible to harm from carbon monoxide poisoning.
• Children. Young children take breaths more frequently than adults do, which may make them more susceptible to carbon monoxide poisoning.
• Older adults. Older people who experience carbon monoxide poisoning may be more likely to develop brain damage.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be especially dangerous for people who are sleeping or intoxicated. People may have irreversible brain damage or even be killed before anyone realizes there’s a problem. Carbon monoxide detectors can be life saving!
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In this tragedy, a 72-year-old woman was found unresponsive in her home along with a 5-year-old girl. Firefighters found the stove still hot to the touch and measured the highest carbon monoxide levels in the kitchen. There were no carbon monoxide detectors present and in this case a detector may have saved a life.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/news/ct-ptb-gary-death-hoskins-carbon-monoxide-st-1222-20171221-story.html

SYMPTOMS

Persons with carbon monoxide poisoning often overlook the symptoms.
Signs and symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning may include:
• Dull headache
• Weakness
• Dizziness
• Nausea or vomiting
• Shortness of breath
• Confusion
• Blurred vision
• Loss of consciousness

Undetected exposure can be fatal. If carbon monoxide levels are high enough, you may become unconscious or die. Exposure to moderate and elevated levels of carbon monoxide over extended periods of time has also been linked with increased risk of heart disease.
How is carbon monoxide harmful to the body? Carbon monoxide is harmful when breathed because it displaces oxygen in the blood and deprives the heart, brain, and other vital organs of oxygen. Copious amounts of carbon monoxide can overcome you in minutes without warning—causing you to lose consciousness and suffocate. Carbon monoxide binds to hemoglobin over 200 times more easily than oxygen does, so if carbon monoxide is present, oxygen will not be able to find space to get into the hemoglobin. This is because the space is occupied with carbon monoxide instead. As a result, parts of the body will be starved of oxygen, and the affected parts will die. The human body needs oxygen, but it has no use for carbon monoxide. If we breathe in carbon monoxide, it provides no benefit, but it deprives the blood of oxygen.

The warning signs of carbon monoxide poisoning can be subtle. But the condition is a life-threatening medical emergency. If you think you or someone you’re with may have carbon monoxide poisoning, get into fresh air, and seek emergency medical care. Carbon monoxide poisoning can be reversed if caught in time.

This couple had only lived in their home for two and a half weeks when they were hospitalized for carbon monoxide poisoning. The husband was treated in a hyperbaric chamber to replace the dangerous level of carbon monoxide in his blood with oxygen.
http://www.fox9.com/news/tenants-fight-for-deposit-after-carbon-monoxide-poisoning

PREVENTION

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If household appliances are well serviced and used safely, they should produce negligible quantities of carbon monoxide gas. Using old appliances, and not servicing them frequently, leads to a higher risk of carbon monoxide emission. Keep appliances in good working order, and use them safely. Have them serviced regularly by a qualified and registered professional. Ask your utility company about yearly checkups for all gas appliances, including your furnace. This is also an appropriate time to check the batteries in all your detectors and to check with your security company to make sure everything is up and running properly. It is important to be aware of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning. An alarm should be placed in every sleeping area in the house and should be checked regularly.

Simple precautions can help prevent the leakage of carbon monoxide & carbon monoxide poisoning:
• Install carbon monoxide detectors. Put one in the hallway near each sleeping area in your house. Check the batteries every time you check your smoke detector batteries — at least twice a year. If the alarm sounds, leave the house and call 911 or the fire department. Carbon monoxide detectors are also available for motor homes and boats.
• Make sure all rooms are well ventilated and that vents are not blocked. Be especially careful in well-insulated environments.
• Open the garage door before starting your car. Never leave your car running in your garage. Be particularly cautious if you have an attached garage. Leaving your car running in a space attached to the rest of your house is never safe, even with the garage door open. Do not leave any other type of gasoline-powered motor running in a garage at all. For example, motorbikes, cars, or lawn mowers.
• Service the exhaust pipe in a motor vehicle every year.
• If the tailgate of a vehicle is open and the engine is running, open the doors and windows too.
• Use gas appliances as recommended. Never use a gas stove or oven to heat your home. Use portable gas camp stoves outdoors only. Use fuel-burning space heaters only when someone is awake to monitor them, and doors or windows are open to provide fresh air. Don’t run a generator in an enclosed space, such as the basement or garage. Never use a generator within 20 feet of a window, door, or vent. Be careful when using gas-powered tools and equipment inside rooms. And always wear a mask when using products that contain methylene chloride.
• Keep your fuel-burning appliances and engines properly vented. These include:
o Space heaters
o Furnaces
o Charcoal grills
o Cooking ranges
o Water heaters
o Fireplaces
o Portable generators
o Wood-burning stoves
o Car and truck engines
• If you have a fireplace, keep it in good repair. Have chimneys and flues swept thoroughly regularly by a fully-qualified sweep, at least once a year.
• Keep vents and chimneys unblocked during remodeling. Check that they aren’t covered by tarps or debris.
• Do repairs before returning to the site of an incident. If carbon monoxide poisoning has occurred in your home, it’s critical to find and repair the source of the carbon monoxide before you stay there again. Your local fire department or utility company may be able to help.

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These unfortunate deaths were a result of unventilated propane heaters inside the trailer which produced a significant level of carbon monoxide inside the camper.
http://www.kbtx.com/content/news/Focus-at-Four-Three-dead-from-carbon-monoxide-poisoning-467754453.html

In this situation, a staff member was working in an enclosed area with a space heater that caused a buildup of the gas.
http://www.arkansasmatters.com/news/local-news/carbon-monoxide-poisoning-reported-at-razorback-stadium/906755117

This tragedy was the result of a collapsed clay liner inside the chimney that blocked the gas exhaust, causing the gas buildup in a multi-family home.
http://www.nj.com/middlesex/index.ssf/2018/01/blocked_chimney_caused_fatal_levels_of_carbon_mono.html

The CDC advises every household to install a carbon monoxide alarm. Some detectors have a digital readout. Others give out a loud, high-pitched sound when levels of carbon monoxide pass a certain limit. According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, long-term exposure to 1 to 70 ppm of CO will not normally cause any harm, but people with heart problems may have chest pain. Levels of over 70 ppm may cause noticeable symptoms, and if they reach above 150 to 200 ppm, they may cause disorientation, unconsciousness, and death.

CONNECT YOUR CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS TO YOUR ALARM

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By having an Ultrasync Smart Hub installed in the home, you can connect your carbon monoxide sensors right to the alarm itself. The advantages of connecting the detectors to the alarm? All of our alarms are either connected to Central Station Monitoring or are set up to send alerts directly to your smart device or you can even set it up to do both. Central station monitoring is a full-service nationally UL intrusion and fire alarm central station providing professional services since 1982. Having your professionally installed security alarm connected with Central Station Monitoring will alert the proper authorities when the alarm is triggered to respond to your home. Rest assured that Central Station alerts and sends the fire department right to your home before your home reaches the dangerous levels of gas that will make you sick, if not worse.

By having your carbon monoxide detectors installed by our professionally trained technicians, you will be able to sleep easier at night. Our technicians are trained to know the proper placement on where to put your carbon monoxide and fire detectors that are connected directly to Central Station Monitoring. Keep your family protected today by not only installing carbon monoxide detectors, but having them monitored through a professional alarm monitoring company 24 hours a day.

Central Jersey Security Cameras exclusively uses COPS monitoring to monitor our central station.

COPS Monitoring has more Five Diamond Central Stations than any other company in the industry and has been honored as the TMA Central Station of the Year. COPS monitoring is the largest wholesale alarm monitoring provider in the United States monitoring over 2,400,000 accounts for more than 3,500 independent alarm dealers from their six hot redundant and load sharing central stations in New Jersey, Florida, Arizona, Tennessee, and Texas, and Maryland. They are UL listed, FM approved, IQ certified, and have more TMA Five Diamond certified central stations than any other company in the industry and has been honored as the TMA Central Station of the Year.

Adding an alarm to your home to have these carbon monoxide detectors attached to is a great idea, but they are useless if they don’t work properly. When choosing home security, it’s an investment, and when making this investment, you need to think quickly but hard on the choice you make when you choose the company to do your home security. Shop around and be sure the company you choose is BBB accredited. Read the company reviews and make sure the Central Station Monitoring you choose is UL listed. (As a side note don’t forget to check with your homeowner’s insurance. Many companies offer a discount to homeowners with UL listed alarms, and now some companies offer discounts for installing security camera systems to your home. Check with your provider to see the discounts they are willing to offer.)

Don’t fall victim to the ‘silent killer’. Protect yourself and your family by having carbon monoxide detectors installed in your home and business. These sensors connect right to your alarm monitored by central station 24 hours a day and alert the fire department before the home reaches dangerous levels of this gas. Don’t underestimate what these detectors can do for you! Take control of your safety. Call Central Jersey Security Cameras today to prevent a tragedy. 732-333-0227

Home security Tips for today’s busy families

Home security Tips for today’s busy families

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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 just answer it and 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 many want to consider having an alarm installed and have you 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 New 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 you can now check on the following:
• Make sure the kids got home on time,
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• check in on contractors,
• see how your pets are behaving,
All through live-streaming video via UltraSync indoor/outdoor cameras or with text alerts. Come home to comfort your home can be ready for you at just the right time by automatically adjusting
• thermostats,
• turning on lights
• unlocking doors as you arrive
• Using the geo-location technology in your UltraSync
system paired with your smartphone’s GPS.∙In sync with your life.

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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 changed and you became fearful you might come home to frozen pipes. Have you ever ran out with the kids thinking you will be home in the daylight and now are coming home in the dark 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 and opportunity and bring harm to you and your family. Why take chances keep you and your loved ones safe, for a free on site evaluation of your home call 732 333 0227 central Jersey Security cameras today!

Should my home or business invest in an alarm system?

Should my home or business invest in an alarm system?
A burglar alarm is usually an indoor home security system. Sensors are installed on the doors and windows. Whenever a burglar tries to break into the house through doors and windows, an alarm will sound. An alarm system will alert the proper authorities.
What can it do for me?
• You will be alerted even when you are not home
• If you purchase a system from Central Jersey Security Cameras , you are sure to get a good quality system that may last for years
• You can choose what needs to be armed in your home
The biggest advantage to adding professionally installed alarm to your home with central station minoring is that it protects your house or other premise. Thieves and anti-social elements are sure to avoid entering your premise out of the fear of being caught.
This all sounds great but, Can I afford to have an alarm system on my home?
Today home security is becoming more and more affordable and a necessity. Central jersey Security Cameras starts our Alarm monitoring as low as $19.95 a month in a months that will run your family as little as .65 cents a day. That is less then you spend on your daily coffee you make at home in most cases!
The newest alarm System on the market Ultrasync
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UltraSync is sold through select dealers to help ensure that your system will be carefully installed by seasoned security professionals who can implement the ideal system for your home and provide professional security monitoring, to help protect what matters most. Here at Central Jersey Security Cameras, we are proud to say we are one of the few authorized dealers.
To get protected with the protection your home or business needs call Central Jersey Security Cameras today 732 333 0227