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Posted on August 22, 2017 9:41 AM by Max Video
Categories: Home Security
Many people fail to research what they need in terms of security and end up spending more money than they need to when investing in a home security system. Obviously, choosing a cheaper route with a security system can end up costing you in the long run but there is no need to overspend either. Minimize the cost of a home security camera installation by paying more attention to pricing and thoroughly consider what will meet your security needs. Use the following suggestions to avoid overspending on your home security system.
 
Determine Your Current & Long-Term Needs

Often, security systems come in different packages and you can choose according to your needs which may be influenced by several factors. There are security packages that are optimized for single households, households with young children, households with older children, among many other living arrangements. Determine which package best suits your current and long-term security needs to avoid investing in features you don’t need.
 
Avoid Redundancies

One mistake that some people make is spending money on multiple security devices that serve the same purpose. A home security camera installation should be done in a way that no two cameras are capturing the same view. When you avoid redundancies, fewer devices need purchased which lowers the cost of your security system.
 
Beware Of Hidden Charges

Before entering into an agreement, take the time to carefully read the fine print to find out if there are any hidden charges. If you overlook the details, you may end up incurring additional costs due to a renewal so insist on having maintenance or warranty commitments in writing. Ultimately, an ideal security system is one that offers great quality at a fair price. Follow this advice to avoid spending too much and get the best value for your money when are tackling home security camera installation. 
Posted on August 17, 2017 11:01 AM by Max Video
Categories: Home Security
Moving to a new neighborhood can be an exciting time but it's important that you take the time to consider how best to keep your family safe. The unfortunate truth is that your family may be much more vulnerable to home burglaries, especially during the first few months of living in a new place. 
 
If you've got family safety on your mind, you've come to the right place. Here are a few essential tips to help prevent your home from being burglarized and to keep your family safe. 
 
Work with a home security camera installation service
 
If don't have quality home surveillance systems installed on your property, your entire home is going to be at risk of being burglarized. Although the stereotypical burglary happens in the dark of the night, research has proven the movie tropes wrong. According to the FBI, most burglaries actually occur during the day: between 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM. Home surveillance cameras can pickup any criminal activity going on during the daytime or nighttime and help you and the authorities catch the burglars. Consult home security camera installation service companies and keep your family safe. 
 
Build a relationship with your neighbors 
 
When you move to a new neighborhood, one of the first things you should do is say hello to all your new neighbors. If you and your family keep to yourselves when you move in, your neighbors might just assume you're private people and leave you be. This is fine for the most part, but it's a much better idea to be friendly with your neighbors and build relationships with them so they keep an eye on your property as well. 
 
Research crime rates and crime history in your area  

You should also get online and do some research about that particular area. If there are relatively few burglary instances or very low crime reports, great. But if you notice a repeated pattern of home burglaries, you might want to be extra careful. 
 
Pay attention to any suspicious activity going on in your neighborhood
 
Always keep an eye out on your street to identify any suspicious people lingering. Simply walk to the front door every once in a while and peak out your windows a few times a day to survey the area. 
 
Consider building a fence and having large bushes outline your property  
 
Even something as simple as a small fence or having bushes outline your property can prevent criminals from burglarizing your home. It's much harder to look inconspicuous climbing over a fence or stepping through bushes than it is walking through a yard. 
 
Make sure you keep your family safe by any means possible. Work with a professional security camera installation service to fully ensure your property is always being monitored and your family is secure. If you want to learn more about home security camera installation services or business security cameras, contact Max Video Systems today. 

 
Posted on July 24, 2017 8:38 AM by Max Video
Categories: Home Security
Home burglaries happen far too often in the United States. Whether you’re going away for a week or two on vacation, you’re leaving the house for the day for work, or you’re simply in the other room, criminals will stop at nothing to take advantage of an unprotected home and steal your most valuable items. 

Because there are so many burglars out there searching for homes like yours to break into, it’s up to you as a homeowner to do everything in your power to prevent these criminals from stealing anything you own. 
 
Here are a few ways to combat burglars. 
 
Install quality home security cameras systems
 
It’s estimated that roughly 67% of burglaries can be avoided by installing home security cameras systems. There are professionals who provide excellent video surveillance installation services in order to keep you and your family safe when you’re home and keep all your valuable items protected when you’re away. Don’t just rely on your locked doors to prevent these criminals from entering your home. Take advantage of professional security camera installation services and have eyes on your home at all times. 
 
Built a fence around your yard
 
It sounds simple enough but putting up even a small fence can help prevent burglars from attempting to break into your home. It’s nearly impossible to nonchalantly hop over a fence, so criminals will immediately be skeptical about your property. Obviously if anyone notices someone crawling over a fence, they will alert the authorities and your home will be further protected. 
 
Install a motion light system
 
Although a lot more break-ins happen during the day, criminals will surely attempt to enter your home at night if they believe the opportunity presents itself. This is when a fence won't suffice because no one will actually see the burglars jumping over it. But if a motion light system is installed, as soon as the criminals gets close enough to your home, the light will go off and most likely scare them away. 
 
Don’t let these criminals easily break into your home, frighten your family, cause damage, and steal your valuable items. Do whatever you can to prevent these crimes from happening by installing motion light systems, putting up a fence, and installing home security cameras systems. If you want to learn more about residential security camera installation or purchase quality home surveillance cameras, contact Max Video Systems today. 
 
Posted on July 17, 2017 9:10 AM by Max Video
Categories: Commercial Security
Today, a quality security system to protect your business is a smart investment whether or not you feel it is necessary.  Failure to invest in commercial surveillance cameras and other components will put your business at risk in more ways than you might first imagine.  As a result, your business could suffer in a number of ways that negatively affect it long-term.  Have you thought about the potential consequences your business may face due to inadequate security?
 
Security & Legal Consequences
 
Without proper protection, your business is at a higher risk for robberies and vandalism.  There are many benefits to having commercial surveillance cameras on your business premises but maybe the most beneficial aspect is that criminals will be caught or deterred.  Additionally, cameras installed in key areas will help eliminate employees from stealing any property or engaging in activities that could undermine the growth of your business.
 
A security system properly installed will deter all sorts of troubling activity but you are also responsible for the security of your customers and their personal information.  If either of those is ever in jeopardy, legal action might be taken against your business.  As a business owner, you should protect your customers and their personal information by investing in the best security system so the business never faces legal action.
 
Maintain A Quality Reputation
 
Your reputation can be a determining factor if a customer chooses your company or the competition.  When a business experiences theft or vandalism, it can be perceived as a bad sign to customers and cause them to choose another business.
 
Often, business owners that have inadequate security for their business forget how far reaching the consequences are when negative events take place on their premises.  Invest in a security system that protects your business from being affected by criminal activities, legal liabilities, or public relations issues.
Posted on July 10, 2017 2:52 PM by Max Video
Categories: Home Security
As a homeowner, you need to frequently evaluate your security system to ensure that it functions at an optimum level and has no vulnerabilities.  Your residential security camera installation has to be performed in such a way that all crucial areas are covered and there are no blind spots that burglars could use to their advantage.  The following tips will help you evaluate any possible vulnerability so steps may be taken to resolve them.
 
Video Surveillance Vulnerabilities
 
A residential security camera installation that fails to fully cover all the areas of your residence leads to vulnerabilities that make your home an easy target.  Evaluate the areas covered by current cameras in place and see if you can identify places where additional cameras may need to be installed.  All locations that could potentially be used by burglars to enter your home require 24/7 video surveillance which include doors, windows, garage entry, and the stairway.
 
Eliminate Any Weak Points
 
Most burglars usually take advantage when they have the cover of darkness so verify there is adequate lighting all around your property, especially near doors and windows.  In regard to locks, test deadbolts to ensure they are strong enough to withstand an attempted forced entry.  One option is to invest in smart locks which allow you to remotely keep track of who enters your home.
 
If windows and doors are vulnerable, consider installing sensors as a way to improve security and lessen the risk where your system may be weak.  Sensors can be programmed to turn on smart lights or to sound off the alarm.  If an alarm is part of your security system, ensure the personnel with the alarm company respond promptly when the alarm is triggered.
 
Confirm your home is always safe by periodically assessing the cameras, alarms, sensors, locks, and security lights to remove any potential weak spot.  When it comes to security, never take a chance as you never know when your home might be targeted by a burglar.
Posted on June 26, 2017 3:14 PM by Max Video
Categories: Home Security
There are many benefits to investing in a home security system that should catch the interest of any homeowner.  Security systems play an important role in protecting homes even though they may be costly depending on what you want.  However, the alternative is that a home without surveillance is vulnerable to criminals who can enter and steal valuables that far exceed the cost of any security system.  Have you thought about all the advantages to having a home security system?
 
Keep You & Your Family Safe
 
The top reason for doing a home security camera installation is to protect your family.  An estimated 33% of all burglaries occur when you or a family member is at home.  The thought of that happening is frightening as those encounters almost always turn violent and a home security system could prevent this from happening.
 
The next advantage a system offers is the option to monitor children and pets.  Most modern systems can be accessed remotely which means you may see what your children and pets are doing when you are not around.  Additionally, a security system helps prevent the spread of fire if you have a system with heat detection sensors.  A security system with those sensors integrated into it can save your property and family from a tragic event.
 
Gain Assurance & Lower Premiums
 
Not only can a security system protect you from a devastating experience but it also helps lower home insurance premiums.  Statistically, a home security camera installation reduces the risk of theft, fire, and property damage and insurance companies reward you for that.
 
The last advantage a security system offers is the peace of mind that your home is well protected against all dangers. That usually guarantees you and your family sleep better at night as everyone is no longer worried about home invasions that threaten their safety!
 
Posted on June 20, 2017 8:42 AM by Max Video
Categories: Home Security
According to the American Kennel Club, dog theft is on the rise. The reasoning behind dog theft is complex, and whether or not pets are being stolen for the ownership of the thief themselves, for breeding purposes, or for dog fighting is unknown. And for those homeowners who work during the day, the risk of pet theft may be higher since, according to the FBI, burglars are more likely to enter your home between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. during the working day.
 
You can't always be around your dog in order to protect them. Fortunately, there are ways to protect your dog in the event of a burglary and to reduce the risk of pet theft.
 
  • Keep your dog on a leash
    Unless your dog is in the fenced privacy of your own backyard, they should be on a leash at all times. While it may be tempting to let your dog run free or let them trot along behind you while you bike, being off-leash puts your dog at risk for being stolen by thieves with a getaway vehicle.
  • Don't leave your dog unattended
    Because of their loveable nature and tendency to get into trouble when left alone, dogs have often been compared to children. And like children, you shouldn't leave your dog unattended in the yard. Be sure that you can see your dog at all times in order to keep them safe and to be aware of any passersby that may be showing more interest in your canine than usual.
  • Be wary of strangers
    It's one thing for a person to ask to pet your dog and ask if they can do tricks. It's another for a person to ask about their specific breed and any additional details that may be otherwise unusual. Strangers that show a strange amount of interest in your dog may be a potential thief looking to gather information when you're not paying attention. Therefore, be careful what questions you answer to be sure not to let your dog out of your sight around people you don't know.
  • Place home surveillance cameras around your house
    Houses that don't have a security system are more likely to be broken into. However, even if you have a security system in your home, you may not be able to give the police any details if you don't have home surveillance cameras. Home surveillance cameras can grab information about the thieves that enter your home should they make it past your front door. Police will then be able to use this information such as what the thieves look like or what car they were driving in order to catch them more efficiently and return your dog to you should they ever be taken.
As a dog owner, it's your responsibility to protect your pet at all times. Keep your dog on a leash when out in public and monitor them when they're in the yard or when you're not home utilizing a home surveillance system. These tips will keep your dog happy, healthy, and safe from pet theft.
Posted on June 16, 2017 8:46 AM by Max Video
A security system is a priceless investment for many businesses and homes as it discourages potential thieves and helps catch criminals in the act.  Due to this reason, your surveillance system is often a target for most vandals who would rather not be caught on camera.  The following advice ensures any security surveillance system installation is performed in a way that cameras are vandal proof.
 
Camera Placement & Wiring
 
To avoid vandalism, strategically place your cameras so they are not easily reachable or noticeable.  One option is to position the cameras as high as possible so vandals have a difficult time attempting to damage them.  Indoor cameras are more difficult to elevate than outdoor ones, but the general idea is to place any camera at the highest possible position without compromising the quality of what is being recorded.
 
Additionally, camera wiring should be routed in a way that it is out of sight because vandals may attempt to detach or cut the wiring.  While keeping cameras out of sight, you also need to remember to position your cameras so blind spots are avoided.  Blind spots make it easier for vandals to sneak up on a camera and destroy it without being caught.  What other measure can be taken to protect your security system?
 
Use Protective Casings
 
A variety of vandal proof casings are available today that are worth a look during your security surveillance system installation.  While these casings are not completely indestructible, they are able to sustain a great deal of impact and make it extremely difficult for vandals to ruin your surveillance system.  For example, domes that fit around the camera have been known to remain intact even when they were hit with a sledgehammer.  There are always going to be delinquents and criminals who want to destroy your security system.  Apply these measures during the installation process to save yourself the potential cost of having to replace surveillance cameras.
 
Posted on May 31, 2017 8:27 AM by Max Video
Categories: Commercial Security
Businesses face many challenges that can affect how successful they are when it comes to achieving their goals. Commercial surveillance cameras play an important role in protecting a business as they can be used for a variety of reasons.  Not only do cameras eliminate theft but they improve how well a business is managed and help control employee absenteeism.  Consider the following tips for your business to get the most benefit from video surveillance.
 
Valuable Video Surveillance Techniques
 
The key for a business to get the most out of commercial surveillance cameras is to consider each area where the business might be vulnerable. A great place to start is all places where transactions occur as money and data should always be given priority. This eliminates the potential for any illegal activity as your employees deal with clients and it monitors their work. Verify the location of the camera captures the desired angle or unexplained cash losses could happen.
 
In an ideal situation, cameras will capture all points where anyone is able to enter the business. The main entrance and parking area are obvious areas to have cameras as staff and customers want security when entering or exiting your business. Aside from that, cameras typically lead to increased performance from staff when they know their actions are being monitored. Often, employees want to be viewed as an asset to the business so they spend more time being productive which leads to a more efficient business.
 
Security After Hours
 
An additional area where video surveillance provides a business more protection is when the staff has left for the day. Some outsourcing services may be performed after business hours so you never know if their service is worth the expense. With video surveillance, you will always know the activity that is happening inside your business whether you are present or not. Make security a priority to ensure your business is safe for daily operations and avoid costly vulnerability issues.
 
Posted on May 30, 2017 8:46 AM by Max Video
Categories: Home Security
Every 15 seconds a burglary is committed in the United States. Within the next 20 years, three out of every four U.S. homes will be broken into by criminals. 
 
If you aren't working with a trusted home security camera installation service, you could be putting your valuable items and your family at risk. The scary thing about home break-ins isn't that they're always done by career criminals, either, but it could be literally anyone. Whether it's one of your neighbors, the friendly postal worker, kids passing by, or experienced criminals, if you don't have residential security camera installation, you're going to be constantly nervous that your home is being burglarized.
 
In California, even the local FedEx employee was a potential threat of breaking and entering.
 
According to SF Gate, Kevin Baker, 57, was working for FedEx seemingly as a front for a much more lucrative career: crime
 
"FedEx Ground contracts for, and expects the highest levels of conduct from service providers and their employees," said Meredith Miller, a FedEx spokesperson. "We are cooperating fully with the authorities as they conduct their investigation and will take the appropriate steps to address this matter." 
 
Baker already had a history of theft and burglary-related offenses and was a convicted felon. He was booked into the Maguire Correctional Facility and is facing first-degree charges of burglary, with bail set at $150,000. 
 
As a homeowner, it's your responsibility to protect your family and keep your valuable items secure at all hours of the day, even when you're away from your home. According to the FBA, the most home burglaries occur right in the middle of day, when most people are at work, from 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
 
Again, your best bet at protecting your home from burglars, whether it's from FedEx workers, mischievous neighborhood children, or professional criminals, is to use a home security camera installation service. Homes without security surveillance system installation are actually 300% more likely to be broken into than home security cameras installation programs.  
 
If you want to learn more about home surveillance cameras or are in need of home security camera installation services, contact Max Video Systems today. 
 
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