Security Cameras Melbourne

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4 Camera System $1,799.00

I would like to say that Tara was wonderful and did an excellent job in both the installation / setup and training on the use of our cameras. Thanks very much for all the time that you spent on the phone answering my initial questions as well! I have been thoroughly impressed with the service!
Ljuba Butcher

Smart Camera Systems That Send You An Alert and A Video Clip When An Intruder is Detected on Your Property

Professionally Installed Video Security Packages from Melbourne's Most Trusted Security Installer

Dahua-cctv-system

Dahua 4MP Kit $1,899.00

Hikvision-smartphone-camera

HikVision iPhone Camera $249.00

Risco-agility-4

Risco Agility 4 $2497.00

All Melbourne Alarms CCTV Security Packages include

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Starlight and Artificial Intelligence

The best camera in the world is useless unless you’re notified before a crime occurs.

Real-time alerts give you a chance to respond immediately to the threat.

All our systems include powerful alarm system functions (also known as Video Analytics)including:

  •  Perimeter detection – detects a person entering your driveway, approaching the front or back door, climbing over your side fence. Customise the detection zone yourself in seconds!
  • “Object Removed” detection.
  • “Car-Parked-Where-It Shouldn’t-Be” detection.
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    The person is detected – an alert and video clip is sent to your phone. The cat is ignored. 

    Thanks Steve, very professional service. Thanks for helping us out.
    Keith Hogal
    Malvern

    If the security camera detects a breach you’ll receive an alert on your smartphone with a video clip so you can respond in real-time.

    You’re far more likely to avoid theft or vandalism to your property if you can detect the crime before it has occurred.

    WITHOUT these features, CCTV security cameras are simply a reactive tool – you don’t know a problem has occurred til its too late.

    A Melbourne Alarms security system will go a long way in protecting your home or business from theft

    Our methods technology and experience combine to make sure your business is protected from break-ins, vandalism, and theft -properly

    It’s through the experience with THOUSANDS of installations that we know exactly how to deter and prevent intrusions from happening.

    And if a thief does get inside your premises our security measures make sure they are detected within 5 steps. That way the alarm is detected quicker to minimize loss and damage.

    We have developed a cost-effective way of detecting entry and verifying that an actual intruder has entered your premises so you don’t need to respond unless a break-in is in progress.

    It Costs No More To Use An Expert

    "Steve and Tara are great. Professional and knowledgeable. They know their stuff, and work hard to ensure that the system is exactly what you want. Then they do a very professional and neat and tidy job of installing. I have no hesitation in recommending them wholeheartedly. I have been a customer for many years. Friendly service"
    John Lattanzio
    Professor - Monash Uni

    Why
    Choose
    Melbourne
    Alarms?

    No Hidden Costs

    Our price includes installation and GST. You won't pay a dollar more than the price we've quoted.

    Don't Risk it...Use An Expert

    Security is all we do. We don't install power points or telephones or air conditioning. We DO know how to protect your business and help you feel safe. It's all we've done since 1985

    Trained and Licensed

    Our Installers Are Licensed. All our installers and technicians carry a security license issued by Victoria Police for your peace of mind.

    Money Back Guarantee

    Money Back Guarantee. Try our system for a full 30 days. If you're not completely satisfied for any reason, we will remove the system and promptly refund every cent of your money. No questions asked.

    Where Should I Install Security Cameras?

    Our experienced installer will recommend the best places to locate each security camera. Each site is different so a bit of planning is needed before camera installation starts.

    The final locations will depend on your desired result.

    Generally, there are two ways to install cameras in a home:

     1 – Spot Protection: the camera looks at a particular area where an intruder is likely to attempt entry to a building.

    For a home, these might be the front door, side gate, back patio or carport.

    When armed, any movement that occurs in the cameras field of view immediately sends an alarm notification to your smartphone along with a video clip clearly showing the event.

    2 – General Surveillance: A wide, non-specific view of a large area.

    This could be the front yard or back yard or the street at the front of your home.

    These locations are OK for keeping an eye on the general area around your home while you’re out but useless in detecting or preventing an actual crime.

    WIRELESS CCTV SYSTEM

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     Wireless CCTV security cameras are not a viable alternative to a professionally installed hardwired camera security system.

    There are four reasons for this

    1 – They are battery operated so the batteries must be recharged or replaced regularly.

    2 – Battery-powered cameras do not record continuously.

    They are in a low-power ‘sleep’ mode until they detect motion. Then they ‘wake-up’ and record the activity. Significant and important footage is lost in the lag between the camera detecting motion and the commencement of recording. The recordings are stored in the cloud, not on a digital video recorder

    3 – Poor Night Vision.

    Professional cameras use powerful infrared LEDs to illuminate a large area in front of the camera.

    These LEDs can illuminate 20 or 30 metres away from the camera  – and they use a lot of power.

    Battery-powered cameras use between 1-3 low power infrared LEDs or a single white LED to illuminate the area.

    This means the security camera can only see objects 5-8 metres from the camera at best.

    4 – Many wireless systems store the footage in the cloud. Most allow you to access video clips for free for a short period of time. If you want to access your video for longer you need to pay a monthly subscription fee.

    There is certainly a place for wireless cameras.

    • They’re quick and easy to install
    • The feature list and performance is growing as technology improves.
    • Can enhance your home security

    They are not, however, a direct substitute for professionally installed hardwired cameras – not yet anyway.

    It may take six months or ten years but the day will come when all camera systems will be wireless.

    If you’re on a budget and are reasonably handy, wireless CCTV security cameras are a useful home security asset and worth considering.

    Can I Connect Cameras To The Bosch Alarm System?

    No. Bosch do not have an alarm system that fully integrates cameras like the Risco LightSys or Agility 4.

    You can add a Hikvision stand-alone camera that will send you an alert on your smart phone if an intruder gets inside your business premises or home. We use these in the office and they do a great job of identifying unauthorised people on your property.

    CCTV CAMERA INSTALLATION – MOUNTING HEIGHT

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    The mounting height of CCTV cameras is important.

    To achieve the best results in a home CCTV installation the cameras should be mounted between 2.4 and 2.7 metres from the ground.

     This height makes the cameras harder to vandalise and produces a useful image.

    If the cameras are mounted higher than this, you miss faces, vehicle types and other important information.

    This is because the cameras need to angled down toward the ground to compensate for the higher mounting position – the angle is wrong.

    When mounted at the recommended height, the camera angle is almost parallel to the ground. This maximises the infra-red night vision capabilities.

     For double story homes, it’s important to stick to this recommended height. If you’re building a new home and can pre-cable for cameras, otherwise compromises will need to be made.

    This will most likely mean conduit or duct around the outside of your home. Installing cameras in two-story homes takes substantially longer and more skill than a single-story home. Consequently, you can expect to pay more for the installation.

    An experienced CCTV security installer will be able to achieve a neat professional result.

    What Happens If The Mains Power Goes Off?

    The Network Video Recorder is plugged into a power point . So if the power is switched off, the recording stops.

    Your internet modem also plugs into a power point. If it loses power, you won’t receive alerts on your phone if an intruder is detected.

    We can supply an Uninterruptable Power Supply (also known as a UPS). This is like a battery back-up for the power point. So if there’s a mains power failure, the recording, detection and alerts won’t be interupted.

    Is The App Completley Free?

    Yes. There are no set-up costs or on-going subscriptions for the Dahua or Kikvision CCTV apps.

    The Risco app was free but a small annual charge has been introduced recently.

    Risco Agility: $35.00 per year

    Risco Lightsys: $35.00 per year.

    It’s important to note that the fee is for the panel, not for each user that wants to receive alerts. That means you can have up to 10 smart devices that can have the app – all for the one annual fee of $35.00.

    While it’s annoying to have to pay for an app, the Risco app is full of features, looks pretty, and is regularly updated.

    Why Buy an Off-the-Shelf System?

    Melbourne Alarms is one of the few ‘Old-School’ security companies still operating in Melbourne.  We’ve been in business since 1985

    Many so-called security companies are really no more than Marketing companies selling a ‘box’ with no regard for what your unique requirements are.

    We have the knowledge, training and expertise to design and install a system that will deter intruders, promptly detect a genuine break-in and alert you immediatly if there’s trouble


    Don’t Leave Your Security to Untrained, Unqualified and Unlicensed Amateurs

    "Steve and Tara from Melbourne Alarms and Monitoring have just left after delivering yet another fantastic installation experience, upgrading the system here to include perimeter monitoring and CCTV coverage.Their knowledge of available systems and the amazing care and attention to detail they delivered left a lasting impression - and a system that operated faultlessly from the first day. When I wanted to upgrade, there was never any question that I'd call Robbie and get Steve and Tara to come back. The tireless way they went about understanding my needs and designing the perfect system for me is a hallmark of the way they operate. Come installation day(s) they were here early and left nothing to chance - every aspect of the system was tested and tweaked until they were happy it was doing everything it should. My home was spotless when they left. Finding any business that is so customer-focused is a gift. When you add the fact that the technical expertise delivered is peerless and they're such fun to have around, there's nowhere else I'd even consider going for a security solution. I can't recommend them highly enough! :)"
    Simon Bailey
    Bentleigh

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