A lot of pool homes in Florida have pool screens. The pool screen is manufactured of a hollow core aluminum frame and most of the times this structure can serve as conduit to run LV wiring thru it. As the picture shows we installed 3 cameras in the corner of the home on the pool screen to accommodate the best possible view of the pool are , side yard , and back yard.
It’s very important that the camera is placed in the best possible location not the easiest location . Make sure that you use outdoor rated UV coated wiring for this type of installation and do not make any holes in the structure that are larger than 1/4 inch. And never remove any screws that have been installed by the screen company . Last tip do not remove any of the screen it’s very difficult to install again properly once it has been removed on any side. At safecam we have all the accessories , wiring and hardware that you would need to accomplish this or any other installation.
The holidays have come to an end along with all the spending on gifts, parties and travel.
We need to think about your families safety and security one of the many priorities of things put on the back burner.
Safecam has been serving central and south Florida for of 20 years and we would like you to consider us as your family owned local security company. We have a full show room with all the equipment we sell up on display for full demonstration at your convenience.
We offer no contract alarm systems with full home automation integration built in.
24 hour monitoring with 2way communication thru your state of the art alarm system .
Security Cameras are amazing and they work even better with an alarm system that is monitored 24 hours with cell commutation so you don’t need to depend on your internet being up for your alarm to work.
Don’t depend on your internet provider for security that’s not what they do for a living.
Leave it to the true security professionals.
With the advance technology of night vision in the security camera industry we tend to think that we no longer need to leave the lights on. That can not be further from the truth even though we have super starlight , starlight and many other fancy names for night vision we still Recommend and highly suggest that you leave your lights on.
Outdoor lighting adds beauty and dimension to a home. Lighting is also an integral part of an effective home security system. Outdoor security lighting discourages would-be intruders from targeting your home by increasing the risk of being caught. The best lighting design allows physical detection and facial recognition, minimizes hiding spots, and increases your sense of safety.
You don’t have to light your home like a Christmas tree to feel safe. Over-illumination can draw unwanted attention to valuable items in your home or business and can cause light pollution. In this guide, we offer an overview of security lighting and simple tips to help you identify potential safety and security risks, select the best security lights, and determine their placement to ensure your safety and security.
Take a look at the above picture with and without lights.
Safecam was recently at ISC East and we looked at the new uniview Omniview 180 degree camera . This camera has close to 200 feet of night vision just to mention one of the many features.
• 1/1.8″ progressive scan CMOS
• Up to 4096×1800 resolution,30fps
• 180°Horizontal viewing angle
• 4×4.2mm lens
• Ultra 265,H.265
• Smart IR, up to 50m IR distance
• 120dB True WDR
• 2D/3D DNR, ROI
• AC24V/DC24V, Wide voltage range of ±25%
Outdoor Rated with available brackets , and junction boxes to buy separately. Safecam will be stocking this camera as soon as it available in North America. We will post some more pictures of our visit to ISC East soon .
Unfortunately consumers are being sold DIY systems like ring , skybell , just to name a few and are not being told that these systems have very large gaps in securing your home or business. Don’t misunderstand me, they are great add on’s to a professionally installed security camera system but that’s all they are add on’s. You should not put these devices in place of a hard wired system that is always recording with or without internet.
Unfortunately if your internet happened to be down during the incident or your motion setting were set to low the video would not capture. We recommend that you adjust your motion settings and test them at night as well as in the day. Ring has multiple motion zone settings that will allow you to do this. Also consider adding a camera that is wired to a local recorder as well as cloud backup. This will record incidents even if your internet happened to be down. Internet service providers tend to do updates and services on their networks during the same times that are more prevalent for criminal activity because of the slow internet traffic at those times. The provider assumes that they will affect less of their clients during these times. Go to a local licensed professional and look at the options that you may have. Don’t expect your internet provider to secure you , your belongings or your family. It’s not their job. They just provide you internet.
We’ve all seen leaked video footage of people in elevators. Often the images are of celebrities or athletes caught in the act, so to speak. Other times the footage is attached to a legal case and the video is being used as evidence. No doubt you’ve gotten into an elevator and spotted a camera pointed right at you. You might have wondered about the legality of security cameras in public places. While cameras are allowed – within reason – there are rules governing when and how such devices can be used.
According to FindLaw.com, “In order to avoid violating privacy laws, cameras in elevators must serve a legitimate business purpose and avoid intruding into a person’s reasonable expectation of privacy. For this reason, elevator security cameras are installed at a high vantage point and only record video. Recording audio without permission would be in violation of federal wiretapping laws.”
Elevators are out to the public so there is never any guarantee of your privacy. It’s a good idea to always remember that cameras could be on you at all times, so take appropriate caution.
At SAFECAM we stock and will help you design a system that will work on your existing or be constructed elevators. We will explain what are you options with existing wiring on the elevator and what type of camera you should use.
When it comes to TV size it’s important to consider the room size that the TV will be installed in and the average distance of the viewer from the seated position to the screen. Even though we would all like a huge 85″ TV or even larger it’s not always practical. Bigger is not always better.
Consider the room in which the TV will sit. As long as the furniture in that room is not permanently attached to the floor — and you’re willing to move it — then you have some flexibility in the size of the TV you can get.
Take for instance the picture on this post a 85″ TV in a room that measures about 15 feet in width and 22 foot in length with a viewing distance of of about 9 feet because it’s a 4K TV if this were a 1080P we would recommend the viewer to sit 12-13 feet away.
Hanging the TV on the wall, on the other hand, can add a foot or more to the viewable distance, which can be the difference between a 60-inch TV and a 72-inch model. Depending on what sort of mount you use and the thickness of the TV, your screen will still sit a few inches from the wall, but the specifics will vary from one model to the next.
Coming soon to Safecam is the new UNV black turret dome . This little camera has been part of our camera line for 2 years now in white. After a lot of waiting and asking here it is now available in black. Stop by our showroom to see this camera for those clients that only want black cameras to blend in with dark soffits. We will also be carrying the black junction box for this camera.
Take a look at this combination junction box with wall bracket for the uniview turret dome camera. It incorporates two 3/4 inch inlets for emt or flex. They can be placed on the top or the bottom by just flipping over the back portion of the box. Constructed from high grade aluminum and stainless steel mounting bolts. Don’t make the mistake of using ugly looking standard electrical boxes for your next security camera installation.
Stop by our showroom and see what bracket or junction box you will need for you next install.