Interactive Cellular Communication for your security system:
Our Security systems have the option of using Alarm.com's Interactive Cellular Communication, the System Enhancement Module. This offers users smartphone access to their alarm system and gives interactive notifications onto your smartphone or computer. Add the System Enhancement Module to your existing system. (additional monitoring rates may apply) Ideal for:
Those who are wanting to disconnect their existing land line or don't use a land line
Lakelot properties/Seasonal residences
Renovation or Construction trailers, Sea Cans, storage trailers and tool sheds
Backup to Cellular, when risk is high for land line vandalizm
**THIS MONTHS SPECIAL**
Knock, Knock, Who’s There? Answer Your Door from Anywhere with SkyBell
Let’s face it—there’s no escaping the evolving trend of smart electronic devices for the home. From remotely recording your favourite TV show to running a load of laundry, technology is bringing us closer and closer—and it hasn’t stopped there. Doorbells are becoming more advanced and have been getting a high-tech makeover.
Whether you’re at home or 2,000 miles away, Alarm.com’s new SkyBell series doorbells allow you to answer your door from anywhere. Using your home’s wireless Internet, the SkyBell syncs to an app on your smartphone, allowing you to see and speak with visitors at your front door.
Expecting a package? Concerned about suspicious activity? No problem. The SkyBell detects movement and activates a live video feed to monitor activity anytime. Even when visitors don’t ring the bell, a motion sensor triggers the SkyBell to store a video clip for later viewing.
Since most burglaries happen during the day when you’re not around, many home and small business owners are turning to low-cost, easy to install smart doorbells for peace of mind. This is especially true for a Nova Scotia woman, who thanks to having the SkyBell installed in her home, recently caught jewelry thieves lingering at her front door.
Activated by their movement, the SkyBell alerted the homeowner’s smartphone about the suspicious visitors at her front door. The pair were also unknowingly recorded the whole time, providing police with high-quality video to share across local media channels.
The home of the future is here and there’s no better time to invest in a smart doorbell and professionally configured home security solution! The complete Alarm.com solution provides the best combination of leading technology, proven hardware, professional monitoring and support. With the new SkyBell series doorbells from Alarm.com, you can bring your front door wherever you go.
To learn more about the SkyBell and other Alarm.com products with interactive services, Call Us Today!
Photo: Truro Police Service
Remote Smartphone access to your very own WIFI Outdoor Camera with Cloud Based Recording! $299 Installed. No onsite recorder to worry about, packages start at $25/month. Have multiple sites connected to your account. View your home, business, cottage, all on the same screen.
Low Voltage Wiring Services
Video Door Bell systems (can record who was at your door when you are not home)
Home Theatre system and custom wiring
Internet and Network Cable wiring
Intercom wiring and installations
Speaker wiring and installation
Wireless notification Solutions
Troubleshooting and repairs
New Home Construction/Retrofit Installations
Wireless and Hybrid systems
Custom work and repairs to existing installations
Covert (Hidden Cameras):
Cameras that can be concealed, and/or have the capability to record video when your
not around, has become increasingly popular, and important. They can
come in all shapes and sizes, and have been used by: Investigators,
Nanny Cams for worried parents, video recording of cottage or lake lot
motion activity, monitoring staff break times or cleaning staff, or any
other application that requires video evidence for theft or other
illegal activity that has taken place when you are not around.
Currently used in offices, cash register areas, restaurants, lounges, bars, daycare, extended health facilities, storage lockers, vehicles, stores, parking areas, etc.
Our high-quality cameras are discretely built into actual products for complete realism. They have the best image available from a covert video camera. Each model is available in color, high-resolution, and black and white configurations. Images are always crystal clear.
Excerpts by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)
How to Keep Your Home and Your Family Safe and Sound
three minutes, a home in Canada is burglarized. Many of those break-ins
occur while the homeowners are away. But burglaries can also take place
when you are at home, at any time of the night or day.
To help lock crime out of your home and keep your house and your family safe and sound, Canada's Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) offers the following tips:
If you have a security system, use it regularly.
If you have a Garage Keyless entry keypad, Change your Code regularly.
sure your lighting and landscaping offer a clear view of your house
from the street. Keep your windows and doors free of trees, bushes or
other obstructions that could provide a hiding place for someone trying
to break in. Entrances with good visibility and good lighting let
thieves know that your home is not an easy target.
all doors at all times with good quality deadbolt locks. Don't leave your interior Garage to House Door unlocked. If you want your children to have key-less entry, install a proper system for your interior Garage/House door. To
keep would-be intruders from using your garage to enter your home, make
sure everyone in your family knows to keep your garage door closed and
locked at all times.
Never leave the remote control for the garage on
your car's visor and don't keep maintenance receipts or anything else
with your address on it in your car. While
horizontal deadbolts are generally more popular, vertical deadbolt
locks are actually the most effective option available.
choosing a deadbolt, make sure that part of the bolt remains in the
lock when in the locked position. The body of the lock should be made
of solid steel, brass or bronze and it should have a solid or hardened
ring or beveled housing to protect the cylinder from being twisted off
with a wrench. This cylinder should have at least five pins and you
must be able to unlock it without keys from the inside.
To further secure the
entrances to your home, protect the hinge pins on all doors so they
can't be removed from the outside. To secure patio doors, consider
installing an anti-Jimmy plate or adding safety bars and auxiliary
Use the viewer in your front door to see who is there before you open it.
If you live
in a remote area or spend prolonged periods of time away from home,
consider investing in a burglar alarm system. A carefully selected and
properly installed alarm can provide you and your loved ones with some
welcome peace of mind. Contact us with confidence that we will work with you for your best interests.
Get to know your neighbors. They are your eyes and ears when your not home.
Practice Common Sense when it comes to personal safety, and home and business security.
Do Fake Security Cameras Work?
Oct 19 2017
Some people have funny ideas about home security.
Certain homeowners, for example, boast about preventing burglaries with nothing more than a large Beware of the Doberman sign. Others park a pair of muddy size 14 boots outside the front door as a crime deterrent. Some will tell you to entrust your security to a fake security cameras—an empty camera body designed to mimic a video monitoring solution.
When a burglar spots your dummy camera—complete with blinking, battery-powered red light if you spring for the high-end $20 model—they'll quickly beat a retreat… or so the story goes.
Does it work?
It's a home security urban legend with a grain of truth. A novice burglar might just be fooled, although experienced crooks can quickly spot a fake.
When this cheap trick fails, though, what's left to protect your home? After all, there's a whole lot that a fake camera can't do.
1: Fake cameras can't show you important activity
Take this everyday scenario: While you're at work, someone walks up to your front porch. Here's how it might go with a real camera, and with a fake one.
Real camera: With a true security camera, powered by Alarm.com, you'll be notified. The visitor's motion triggers your camera to record a clip, and Alarm.com sends you a smartphone alert. On opening the alert, you can pull up a live feed from your camera on your Alarm.com app and see what's happening.
Now, you can take action. You can call your spouse if they're home and let them know. You can zoom in on the video feed for a better look at the visitor's face.If your camera is a doorbell camera, you can address them directly through the camera's speaker and ask them: hey, what's up? If it's someone you're expecting, you can unlock your door for them.
Fake camera: With a fake camera, none of the above applies.
2: Fake cameras can't help you catch a crook
Let's say that your suspicious visitor really is up to no good. In fact, they're a package thief, and they make off with a parcel you just had delivered to your porch.
Real camera: We're sorry about your missing package. Your Alarm.com-powered camera supplies a silver lining for you and your neighbors: a clear video clip of the thief in action. It's easy to download to your phone and email it to your local police department or newspaper. You can even post it directly to Facebook to share with your neighborhood groups.
Your video clip can quickly become a crime-fighting asset that gives police the breakthrough they need to recognize and catch the thief.
PS: your Alarm.com service provider has a great solution to package theft.
Fake camera: You'll still realize your package went missing—after a couple of days, at least.
3: Fake cameras aren't connected to a security system
Let's look at the worst-case scenario. Your suspicious visitor is a daytime burglar intent on forcing your front door open, camera or no.
Real camera: This burglar quickly discovers that your camera is connected to your smart security system. As well as recording them, your Alarm.com technology is simultaneously sounding a loud alarm, sending alarm notifications to you and your family, and delivering an emergency signal to a security professional at a 24-hour monitoring station.
Fake camera: You're going to have a terrible surprise when you get home.
4: Fake cameras can't show you anything at all
Not everything that happens on your porch is an attempted burglary. On any given day, you're far more likely to have a package delivered, to have a neighbor visit, or to have your kids arrive home from school. Being able to see what's going on makes everything easier and reduces everyday worries.
This is how millions of Alarm.com-powered cameras are used every day, and it's what many users love most about their smart security systems. With a fake camera, you don't get any of this.