Category: Surveillance Camera System
Surveillance Camera System
In the last few months, we install quite a bit of camera systems. We had lots of calls from potential clients asking us if they already have a system and just needed someone to install it, would we be willing to install it for them. I answered simply yes. It has occurred to me that there are lots of vendor out there that their requirement to become a customers is that you have to purchase everything from them. Even if the customer already have a system, they still wants to sell you another one. I understand the logic behind it, it is a bit harder to get your technician to support all the camera systems, it’s much easier to get them to learn just 1 brand. I understand the other logic is that you have to make more money. Well, here at Business Communication Solutions, we do our best to support other brand of cameras systems, whether we sell it or not. We understand sometimes you can inherit a system when you bought a house or a business. You probably got a system as a Christmas gift. It doesn’t matter! At the end of the day, if you feel more comfortable buying the camera systems you prefer, just wanted someone to install it for you, give us a call! Let us help you save!
In the last few months, we have installed Lorex, Swann, Night Owls, LTS, Ankee, some where POE and some were TVI (coaxial)..
Last week, we had a call potential customer call that needed help finishing off a cabling job that another vendor started, but did not finish. We then schedule a meeting for a site survey to see what was going on. When we came on site, we had notice that none of the cables were terminated and some cables run never made it to the destination boxes. While we were walking through the building, the customer asked us if we do security cameras systems, we replied of course! I’ve asked him if it was poe, and we found out that all the cabling was already done for it, all we needed to do was terminate, install the cameras, program the system, and set it up so the customer can view from off site via smart phone, tablet (android or ios or even windows), or from a PC. As I was wrapping things up, the customer ask us if we can install the access point and program it for them, I got a bit excited as I realize there were potential for more work. In the end, we ended up doing all the work for the customers. For those companies that have a cabling crew run all their cables, but couldn’t finish the job 100% give us a call. We can help. Whether you need to add or program security cameras, setup a basic network or a complete network with windows servers, router, antivirus, and wireless access point, we can help!
Yesterday we had a ticket on our schedule to help customer install a ring doorbell. When we arrived, we realized that the customer had a wireless doorbell. Right next to it, was a face plate that cover where the old doorbell was. My guess is that doorbell stopped working. This can be two reasons, bad wiring or bad power supply. After we trace the cable down, we realize the the customer use to have a phone system install in this home. They had a intercom system tie to the phone system, therefore, the doorbell wiring did not had power to it. This create a small dilemma for us, we ended up ordering a power supply and have to make a second trip just to install a Ring door bell. After installing probably 30 ring door bell, we still are still on a learning curve. Welcome to the IT business!
Last week we had a call for a customer that wanted help installing a security system that her daughter gave her as a Christmas present. So we negotiated a deal, and schedule a time to install the system. Yesterday, while installing the system for her, she ask us if we install Ring. I’ve answered or course we do. Ring has been a very popular options for lots of home, especially for homes that doesn’t want or need a full camera systems. To be ring compliment most security camera system, as for a small fee, you can have a copy of the what happens in the cloud, in case your home was broken into and the thieves steal the DVR (Digital Video Recorder) or NVR (Network Video Record) in stock, you still have some the recording of the ring in the cloud.
Security camera system have came along away. I remember it used to cost thousands of dollars for a simple 4 camera systems. Time have changed. Not only costs have came down, features rich camera systems are the norm. Whether you want color, motion detection with thermal, or monitoring from a smart phone features, most system supports these. With the cost of cameras going down, it had made it affordable for most small business and homes. With this being said, check out our security camera deals.
We are pleased to announce due to requests and demands, we are now selling, servicing, and installing video surveillance system. It was a process to get certified and licensed, but it was well worth it. Did you know that most burglary happens during the day time? I first thought it happens at night, but after going through some training, I’ve learn that most burglary happens during the day time. I guess in a way it make sense, burglars typically try to avoid being seen, so they normally try to do it when people are most likely at work. Typically between 10 am and 3pm. With that being said, camera system have been getting more and more affordable. It use to cost thousands for a low end system, now depending on how many cameras and the quality you require, it you can still get a decent system installed for hundreds. That’s a big drop in prices. Even with the lower end cameras, the quality are still decent compare to what it used to be.