Archive for March 2015

Security system installations for home & business

Security systems can help you safeguard the people you love.

For most, security is linked to their home & business. These are places where we are meant to be able to relax, work hard and enjoy life.

An important key to safeguarding those vital aspects of happiness is security system installation.

There are 3 important keys to security system installation:

Deterrence

Deterrence is effective: intruders are unlikely to break into a home or business if they notice anti-theft systems like video surveillance and alarm systems. This is known as perceived security.  Infiltrators will decide not to attempt to break in. Without deterrent systems an intruder might “approach a car, break the window, and then flee in response to an alarm being triggered. Either way, perhaps the car itself and the objects inside aren’t stolen, but with perceived security even the windows of the car have a lower chance of being damaged.”

  • Security Lighting

Security lighting is critical to security system installation and deterrent systems. A thief will think twice before entering a well-lit area because he is afraid of being seen. Invaders are prone to operate in the dark – doors & entrances should have adequate lighting to establish safety. In contrast to small patches of high-intensity lighting, a wide distribution of low-intensity lighting is better since it will not create blind spots for CCTV cameras and security forces. One major aspect of security lighting installation is ensuring that it is troublesome to tamper with the lights – for example, placing them high off the ground. In addition, security lighting must have adequate backup power.

 

Detection & surveillance 

Surveillance is the second key to security system installation. Through surveillance you can monitor the behavior and activities of people. This is for the purpose of protecting your family & assets.  Surveillance is essential to security – the Police can use your surveillance for the prevention of crime, the protection a person, or the investigation of crime.

  • Alarm Systems

Alarm systems are paramount to detection  – they will alert security personnel when unauthorized access is attempted. Detection systems can be configured to include motion sensors. A loud, audible noise like an alarm acts as psychological deterrent – it notifies burglars that their presence has been detected.

  • Video Surveillance

Video surveillance can also provide perceived security – a highly visible camera will deter intruders. In addition, surveillance cameras can be used for verification that alarms have actually triggered. They can be monitored & used for historical data gathering purposes – like turning the video over to police. Although CCTV has been traditionally used for video surveillance, this type of camera is giving way to camera networks operated over the internet. Wire Works Co Inc installs cameras that are affordable. They can be viewed remotely by you, anytime, anywhere. You can easily have settings for when you are away from home, for any length of time – daily, short vacations, or for extended periods.

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Access Control

Access control allows you to monitor and control traffic through your building. This is accomplished with video surveillance, ID cards, & electronic locks, doors & gates.

  • Electronic Locks

A security system installation is incomplete without locks. Locks control entries through a door or gate. Electronic “keys” can be manufactured to allow access to certain people, and they can even allow access for certain days & times – Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm.

Wire Works Co Inc provides security system installation in Colorado Springs, Colorado and the surrounding areas. Give us a call today – our specialized consultations can take your security to the next level.

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Home theater installers & HDCP 2.2 – Why do you care?

How can a seemingly random string of letters & numbers affect your home theater?

When building a home theater, you should be knowledgeable about the latest security standards & how to ensure your videos, games & audio operate at premium levels.

What is HDCP?

  • HDCP 2.2, or High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection version 2.2.
  • HDCP is digital copy protection. In brief, this protocol prevents copying of digital audio & audio content.
4k HDCP 2.2 Compliant Switch

Are your 4K switches HDCP 2.2 Compliant?

Why do you care?

HDCP causes problems for you:

  • If you want to connect multiple screens to a device; for example, a bar with several televisions connected to one satellite receiver or when a user has a closed laptop and uses an external display as the only monitor.
  • Video games can become latent because of additional processing power required. Live streaming or capture of game play is also adversely affected.
  • Edward Felten wrote “the main practical effect of HDCP has been to create one more way in which your electronics could fail to work properly with your TV.”
  • All Apple laptops, if they are confronted with HDCP, automatically switch all output from the DVI / Mini DisplayPort / Thunderbolt connector port to be HDCP compliant. If the user then wishes to record or use videoconferencing programs, these are inherently forbidden by HDCP.

What about HDCP 2.2?

  • HDCP 2.2 is a physical chipset. Only NEW chipsets can support 2.2 – existing chipsets cannot be upgraded with firmware.  HDCP 2.2 is a requirement for any source device delivering HDCP content at 4K UltraHD resolutions.
  • It’s important to research your products of choice and make sure they’ve been designed to work with future technologies, especially when researching & building a home theater.
  • Home theater installers need to be especially cautious when installing systems: Understanding HDCP 2.2 limitations is critical for any dealer looking to install a 4K UltraHD system

Give the quick summation. What do I need to do?

 

Wire Works Company Incorporated, 102 S Tejon Street Suite 1100, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903, United States - Phone: (719) 492-6955 Email: wireworkscoinc@gmail.com