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:
The person is detected – an alert and video clip is sent to your phone. The cat is ignored.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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