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Installing The Right Security Can Mean The Difference Between Knowing And Stopping A Crime On Your Property


You have worked hard for your home, and it should be a place of safety and solace. Security is an essential element, and adding home surveillance cameras can provide you peace of mind that your home and family are safe.

There are many options when it comes to cameras, and one might be tempted to favor an off-the-shelf product. While many DIY security systems' ingenuity and feature sets are intriguing, they are often lacking in some crucial areas of security, interoperability, and reliability. Like many things, you get what you pay for when it comes to video surveillance.

Learn why a professionally installed security camera system offers more for your Camas, WA smart home.

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Details Matter

One of the first things you will notice when comparing pro systems to DIY is the quality of the video. While great strides have been made with mini cameras in smart doorbell devices, they pale when compared to professionally installed units.

Our high-definition cameras and recorders are capable of 5-8MP, which is equivalent to a 4K ultra-high-definition resolution video. Many IoT devices barely generate 720p or 1080p, meaning you lose essential details in the video recordings. Quality becomes a critical factor if you submit files to the police; it is the difference between capturing a license plate or a blur. You wouldn't settle for degraded video quality in your home theater, so why accept it in your security system?

Is Your Security Secure?

Consumer security devices are designed to be cheap for all their convenience, with installation being quick and dirty. To keep costs down, manufactures often skimp on all-weather housings, quality lenses, and connection security. Many consumer-grade cameras and remote door locks communicate over Wi-Fi to transmit video, sound and connection credentials with the bare minimum of encryption. More challenging passkey encryption systems take up more bandwidth, processing, and require more expensive chipsets.

The remarkable truth is that most of the name-brand DIY units can be cracked with software tools easily obtained over the internet. In addition, at least one well-known maker of smart doorbells has admitted it will connect your home cameras with your neighbor's network by default! Of course, you wouldn't accept this from your internet service provider; why should you allow it from your security cameras.

Relationships Matter

A professional, smart home security system does not stand alone; as part of the larger ecosystem of your house, it can act and react with the other systems. Beyond just alarms, our designs can be tied to your lighting, triggering both indoor and outdoor illumination when necessary.

With connections to your temperature and humidity sensors, you can be notified if the levels in your wine cellar go out of range. In addition, water damage from frozen pipes or a leaky HVAC system can wreak havoc on your furniture, artwork, and electronics. An integrated security system will alert you to these issues before they become devastating.

Have A Safer Home Today

A system from Encore Audio Video includes our relationship with you. Our first task is not to install equipment but to listen. We design systems that meet your needs and desires today and grow with you tomorrow. Are you ready for a safer home? Experience it for yourself by scheduling a visit to our certified showroom. Call us at 503-224-9400 or fill out our contact form to start the conversation!

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