MonitorClosely of WNC & ETN offers complete security solutions for customers throughout Western North Carolina and Eastern Tennessee. Major cities include Asheville, Hendersonville, Hickory, Bristol, Johnson City, Gatlinburg, and Pigeon Forge.
Our offerings include HD Video Surveillance / CCTV, Burglar / Intrusion, and Access Control Systems.
Here, you can keep up with the latest technology and news as it relates to the security and surveillance industry.
"...Install a home security system. Home security cameras and a home alarm system are great selling points. Install these way ahead of time for security purposes. During showings carry a remote control for your alarm system that has a panic button and can alert law enforcement if you run into trouble."
On the House
Saturday, April 24, 2010
By James and Morris Carey, The Associated Press
When we were kids the milkman delivered milk bottles to our door-step. A produce truck stopped in front of our home at least twice a week. It was always loaded with farm-fresh fruits and vegetables. Best of all, we never found it necessary to lock our front door. Friends and family would knock and then walk in, "Hello, are you there?"
Things have changed. Today, leaving a door unlocked can be dangerous. The need for home security has become a necessary part of our lives. Last year, more than 4 million residences were burglarized. Folks with home security systems are 15 times less apt to be burglarized than families without them. Doors are the first place that burglars try. So, invest in strong doors with even stronger locks. Don't rely on a latch that can be opened with a knife or credit card.
When looking for surveillance cameras, here are some of the top reasons to consider infrared:
1. Perfect for covert applications. Infrared illumination is in a frequency range beyond what the human eye is capable of registering as light. Conversely, most video cameras perceive infrared light just as they would any other type of light. So if your goal is to catch a bad guy in the act – and they usually strike in the darkness, then infrared is an invaluable tool to obtain irrefutable evidence of a suspect who believes he is not being watched.
2. Never get left in the dark. The day/night capability of IR cameras provide the best of both worlds, delivering vibrant color images during the day and high resolution b/w images at night.
3. Save on energy costs. Video cameras equipped with IR capabilities typically use LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) to produce infrared illumination. In comparison to incandescent lighting (normal light bulb), LEDs use 80% or less energy while still producing the s…
Dome cameras can be the perfect choice for retail, medical, commercial, and residential applications that require a highly effective security solution while also maintaining aesthetics.
Dome cameras come in a multitude of configurations such as vandal proof, day/night, wide dynamic range (WDR), infrared (IR), and even Pan/Tilt/Zoom (PTZ). Their versatility allows them to be used both indoors and outdoors. Some dome camera housings can even be painted in order to match its environment. Another benefit is the ability to mount the cameras both vertically and horizontally. In addition, dome cameras can be configured with a smoked cover which makes it much more difficult for a criminal to determine which direction the camera is pointing - a feature other cameras styles cannot offer.
So if you are looking for an inconspicuous security camera solution that will blend in with your existing decor, you may want to take a look at a dome style camera.