Crimes are solved all the time thanks to the help of security footage.
One of the top concerns homeowners have about their neighborhood is just how protected that neighborhood really is. How can you make your neighborhood safer and more reliable?
If you’re concerned about neighborhood safety and want to get some tips on how you can increase the security near you, keep reading to find out the top 3 reasons you need security cameras.
1. Crime Deterrent
Criminals are not interested in the possibility of being recorded doing a crime. If someone seems a camera, they are less likely to want to commit a crime in that area.
A surveillance camera is a good way to show criminals that crime is not welcome in your part of town.
Be sure to place the cameras in locations that have good lighting from streets or buildings, however, because experienced criminals know how to spot a camera that is fake or won’t be able to see them clearly.
A criminal may choose not to commit a crime when they get there after seeing the cameraor even abort their plan once they get there after noticing a camera. Proactively deterring crime in the first place is a great way to reduce neighborhood crime.
2. Secure Reputation
If your neighborhood or home owners association is known as being a safe neighborhood, criminals will wonder why. After finding it is the result of security cameras, it will even further deter crime.
Neighborhoods that are deemed “safe” by the public can sometimes be a target for criminals because it may translate into the neighborhood being more affluent.
However, with camera installation around your area, criminals will learn that this is the real reason your neighborhood is safe, and therefore, they won’t want to target you.
3. Find Criminals
One of the great things about security cameras is that they are able to record footage. If you plan to include them around your neighborhood, you will rest assured that if a crime does still occur, you can find the criminal that did it.
The ability to be able to protect your neighborhood even after the fact means that you are safer because that criminal will know he or she made a mistake by targeting your neighborhood.
You’ll also find that other criminals may realize that your neighborhood is not going to be the new place to start committing crimes, especially if they hear that the criminal received a punishment.
Cameras Can Increase Neighborhood Safety
Now that you’ve learned a little bit more about how neighborhood safety can be increased with the use of surveillance cameras, you are probably interested in getting some through your HOA.
If so, you’re in luck because we have some of the best camera options in the San Antonio area! Our selections range from home installation, commercial installation, or structured cabling options for security purposes.
Feel free to contact us for a free quote and learn more about the services we are able to offer.
Cables are not all created equally. As your business grows, it is important that your technology supports it. You will want to ensure that your cables are set up for speed, easy organization, and effectiveness.
This article and chart explains more of the technical differences between Cat-5 and Cat-6 cables.
Qualities of Cat6 Cables
There are basically 4 things that are differentiators for our preference in cables:
- Shielded vs Unshielded (shielding can be wrapped around either all 4 pairs or around inner pairs, individually shielded to prevent cross-talk.)
- With spline vs without spline (splines allow cables to run at higher speeds over longer distances)
In a perfect world, we would prefer:
- with spline
- with thicker gauge
- color coded
The cables we choose are Cat6e, 550 Mhz, and each pair is twisted individually to prevent cross-talk and maintain speed of network. We also are careful to color-code our cables so we can work fast, make upgrades easily, and keep things organized in the cable room. It makes it much easier and to plug into switches and network when each color cable matches a particular function.
Within the last several years, some installers have been choosing a newer cable that is really more like an “older” cable. It is confusing because it is a Cat6 cable, but it’s quality is actually not the same. Installers sometimes like it better because it is seemingly easier to work with. It is thinner, so you can fit more cables within a certain area, and it bends easier which can make installation a bit faster. But this is not better for customer, the business owner. It is a thinner gauge, and so you will be regulated to one gigabit for the life of the cable, not allowing for the most speed. The cables are not usually shielded, and so the cross-talk also causes interference and can limit speed of technology.
Networks Installation and Structured Cabling For Business Owners in Texas
Business owners just want their technology to function smoothly so that they can get work done and give their customers a great experience with products or services. San Antonio Camera Installation is hired by businesses around Texas for all of a company’s IT needs. We offer network installation and structured cabling, in addition to security camera installation.
Because we work across an entire IT network, from hardware to software, we are able to see things systemically. It’s important to us to keep the end in mind so that technology can grow with a business when new needs arise.
Have you tried live streaming your pool tournaments with friends? How did it look with your phone cameras? Were you able to collect any donations from viewers?
Imagine if you could drastically increase the quality to make it an amazing experience for viewers, livestream on your favorite platform like Twitch, YouTube or Facebook, and then collect donations from anyone who is watching.
San Antonio Camera Installation can help.
We make sure you have everything you need with the hardware and software, and then train you on making it a fun and quality experience for everyone.
Live streaming has become even more popular this year as we were not able to gather in groups for a while due to the pandemic. Pool halls were closed, and so many people played at home and started streaming even more on social media platforms or watched countless hours of media, past or current.
This growing trend can be something you can participate in from your home.
Live Stream Your Pool Tournament
Here are a few things that make it a great experience:
- Position several cameras well throughout the room so that you can capture all the best angles. One camera is not enough.
- Mount the cameras properly. San Antonio Camera Installation makes sure they are mounted safely and correctly.
- Download OBS App to stream to your favorite platform.
- Have a microphone setup for quality commentating.
- Set up your computer to be able to manage OBS and coordinate the camera views and the commentating.
- Use Social Media to invite friends to watch.
- Include a payment option like PayPal or Cash App in case people would like to donate for viewing.
Contact Us Today for a Free Quote
Let us know if you have any questions. We love playing pool and have helped set up many homes with this equipment and training. We are even available for hire to help commentate on your next event if you’d like! Contact Us Today.