CCTV surveillance camera systems have recently become an integral part of any home security system. Home security systems have always been traditionally independent of CCTV security cameras. However, there has been a growing concern for providing higher levels of security in recent years. Here in Miami, statistics show that crime rates are one of the nations highest and there is no reason to believe that will change. So in response to the fact that crime rates are rising in Miami, Fl, many Miami residents are turning to beefing up their home security by integrating security video cameras.
Surveillance Camera IntegrationOne of the recent improvements to traditional security video camera systems is the ability to incorporate them together with home security systems. Today’s home security systems manufacturers are beginning to understand that home owners want all home security options to fit into a lifestyle rather than just supplying a security need. Someone who owns a residence in the famous CocoPlum, which is a Miami community filled with very high end homes, does not want to have to independently control security cameras, alarm system, lighting and HVAC. Instead they want a complete system that offers at the least the ability to control the CCTV surveillance system as well as the home security alarm system. With the latest interactive services offered by ADT Security called ADT Pulse and it’s counterpart Total Connect offered by Honeywell Security now it’s possible to have surveillance cameras and home alarm system integration.
Surveillance System OptionsOne of the biggest challenges all surveillance camera installing dealers have is wiring a home without having wires exposed. This challenge really comes into play when you are faced with a two story home or a home that has no attic crawl space. In most installations the natural way of running the necessary wiring to the CCTV system is through the access in the attic space. However, when there is no attic space then an alternative method must be used to run the wiring. One option is to run wires through electrical conduits on the exterior of the home which is effective but not very appealing to the exterior of the home. Another method is to run the necessary wiring under the home if a basement exists, but that is not always the case especially in Miami Florida where most homes don’t have a basement. Thankfully the major manufacturers have taken into account the challenges the surveillance installing companies face and have since designed what is known as network Z-Wave cameras. Z-Wave surveillance network cameras do not require wiring to go throughout the home. The only wiring necessary for these network cameras is a power wire that goes to the nearest electrical outlet. This means that one of these Z-Wave network surveillance cctv video cameras can literally be installed anywhere that an outlet exists. All of the video signals are sent wirelessly to the main control panel. This solution is the most practical because it requires a minimum amount of exposed wiring and a very limited amount of labor to install.
Off Premise Surveillance AccessThe greatest advantage to integrating the surveillance cameras and the home alarm system is the ability to view the cctv security cameras instantly in the event an actual alarm event occurs. In the city of Miami the traffic is often times very heavy and getting from one part of the city to the other can take up to an hour. This has always traditionally been a huge problem if your home alarm sounds and you have no way of knowing if it is a real alarm or just a false alarm. Most people race home in an effort to quickly know if someone is in fact causing their alarm system to go off. With the new surveillance and alarm integrated systems this is no longer a concern. Now in the event of an alarm condition occurring in your Miami home you simply press a button on your smart phone and instantly see what is occurring in and outside your home. Honeywell Security and ADT have both created smart phone APPS that allow you instant access into your home security and surveillance system.
Surveillance Cameras DesignUnlike many other home services you may need in your Miami home, surveillance cameras require a professional trained consultant to custom design a system according to your specific needs. Depending on your home’s particular layout a system will be designed to afford maximum camera view coverage and practicality in installation. Some homes can be wired in a way where no wires will be exposed which will require a traditional CCTV surveillance system. And other homes have no access to hide all wiring and will require Z-Wave wireless network CCTV cameras. In either case whether you use Honeywell’s Total Connect interactive service or ADT’s Pulse interactive system, you can be assured that you will have total integration and total control simultaneously of the home security features and the CCTV camera features. This will ensure that home security and surveillance camera integration is possible to fit your lifestyle.
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