What is a Skybell?
SkyBell works as a video intercom. It enables you to see and speak with visitors at your door from a smart device such as a smartphone or tablet. This HD device lets you see every single thing that happens in front of your door. It is a cloud-based, WiFi-connected camera and footage can be accessed with your smartphone from anywhere in the world.
Going on vacation this summer? Keep these helpful tips in mind while away from home during your summer trip!
Reduce the appearance of an unoccupied home: If you’re going away for summer vacation, make sure your home looks occupied and keep your home well-lit to give the illusion of an occupied home – installed porch lights or motion detection lights help discourage burglars from approaching your home. Home automation services can also help make your home look occupied. With home automation, customers can set their home’s lights to turn on/off throughout the day, making it seem like someone is home!
CCTV is a type of digital surveillance that uses cameras to transmit video to a connected screen(s) that displays the recorded activity. Here’s five ways a camera system can benefit your property:
- Neighborhood Watch Assistance – Camera systems for residential properties benefit both the property owner and the neighborhood! Use exterior cameras to capture suspicious activity in the neighborhood before crimes occur. Burglars tend to frequently visit their targeted neighborhood while planning their robbery; neighbors can capture this footage directly from their tablet or smartphone and notify their neighborhood watch group.
Here at Valley Alarm, we put our customers’ safety first! Stay safe this holiday season with our helpful tips:
- Going on vacation for the holidays?
People think that one camera with enough coverage for an entire room is all you need to keep your business or home secure.
Is that true? What if the area you want to cover is a lobby, a large office space, or even your front porch? Will one camera be enough to see what happened in the event of a burglary? (more…)
In recent years, more property managers have used high-tech CCTV systems and DVR products to strengthen management quality. Complexes that house hundreds of people are more likely to have an increase in vandalism, violence, and theft. Because of this, the ability to check on a property at any time is more important than ever. So, now you can view the entire property without having to physically walk the perimeter of a building. This is ideal for owners and management alike. (more…)
The use of CCTV in hotel parking lots has grown dramatically in recent years due its perceived ability to deter and detect crime, and its relative lower cost as compared to a 24/7 human security team. Not all criminals are deterred by cameras. The design and installation of a CCTV system should be performed by an individual within the organization who possesses the necessary background and skill set to do so, or an outside consultant. (more…)
When you want the best solution to a problem that arises what do you do? Do you spend time trying to become an expert so you can fix the problem yourself? Do you reach out to an unqualified person to give you advice? No, you look to an expert in the field for their opinion and insight.
It surprises me how many people will attempt to be an expert in everything and not rely on trained professionals for their needs. This is very common when it comes to securing your home or business. As you may know there are many products and services that allow “do it yourselfers” to (more…)