American Defense Systems specializes in SMART HOME installations; this includes security, automation and surveillance. When it comes to surveillance, you have options. You can choose from wifi cameras, hard wired systems and video doorbells. You can even choose to protect your home with Alarm.com SVR (stream video recorder) equipment.
If you would like to go with something as robust as the SVR solution, there are some system requirements. Your home will need to meet in order to qualify for this opportunity.
The first requirement is a good internet upload speed. Alarm.com Cameras require a WiFi connection; you will need 5 Mbps of upload speed, per camera, in order for the cameras to be able to produce quality footage without slowing your internet speeds.
The second requirement is an available Ethernet port on your internet router. This port will connect to your SVR device, a 1TB hard drive, and will connect with up to 8 cameras. The cameras will be able to record 24/7, and footage will be stored to the Alarm.com Cloud. The cloud is able to be accessed through your smart device in your Alarm.com account. When an Alarm.com camera detects motion it will record a clip to alert you, and will take a moment to reset in order to pick up the second motion.
Alarm.com will alert you, clips will be sent to your phone or smart device, and you will have your 1k clips a month. With the Alarm.com SVR you will have the luxury of going back and checking the footage around the time that the notification was received. Set rules to record 24/7, or rules to record continuously for certain periods of time, or when security devices are activated, (i.e. a door is opened or a Motion Sensor is activated).
We recommend using Alarm.com cameras on single story homes. The cameras are hardwired for power and wiring on a second story is dangerous. Our technicians, and their safety, are very important to us. Your multi-story home may not qualify for Alarm.com cameras; it may qualify for wireless Arlo cameras.
Arlo cameras are battery powered and wireless. Unlike the Alarm.com camera, the Arlo cameras must be accessed through the Arlo app. Arlo cameras are unable to be accessed through your Alarm.com account, but you still receive notifications through your phone or email when motion is detected.
An Ethernet port is a necessity for Arlo cameras, too. The Arlo Hub is able to connect with 6 Arlo cameras. In either case, both brands of cameras require powerful wireless internet connectivity.
Contact your internet provider to see if your speeds qualify, and contact us to get you and your family secured. To learn more about our surveillance options, and what will work best to protect your home, call American Defense Systems today. We can customize a solution to suit your home, and your budget!