Home Security Systems Installation | Why to Hire a Professional

Personalized home security systems are becoming increasingly popular in Buffalo NY as well as the rest of the country.  Unfortunately this seems well justified when looking at crime statistics or simply watching the news. People are looking to protect their homes and their families but with so many security options available, updating your home can be a daunting task.

That’s why Park Place Installations highly recommends seeking the assistance of one of our experienced technicians.  Many people, however, will be hesitant when it comes to spending extra for something that they feel they can do themselves.  Before making any decisions, read on to find out why you should look to the professionals for a new home security installation.

 

Make Sure It’s Done Right

As with any DIY project there’s always the lingering question of “did you do it right?”  When it comes to home security systems, that question is extremely important. Your home and your family’s safety are the top priority so saving a few bucks might not be worth the risk.  With a professional security system installation in Buffalo NY, you’ll be able to rest easy knowing that you’re covered.

 

Expert Opinion

You’ll be able to find a lot of information online about home security systems so you might feel confident that you know what you’re doing.  The truth is, there’s a ton of products in this industry and they make more everyday. Unless you’re an expert and work in this field it can be difficult to keep your knowledge level current.  Our technicians will be able to give you seasoned recommendations on how to outfit your house properly with a new security system.

 

Equipment Locations

Every house is different and will require a unique security system installation.  Think about setting up home security camera locations for example. What if you messed up and didn’t buy enough, is your house really safe?  Or maybe you bought too many and wasted good money. A professional technician will help you figure out exactly what your home security system needs.

 

Time is Money

Most people who opt to make their home security systems a DIY project do so because they want to avoid paying extra for the installation.  This sounds like a good idea but often winds up taking more of your valuable time than expected. Do you really want to waste a day off struggling to set up your home security?  A professional technician from Park Place Installations will get the job done quickly and completely hassle free!

 

When it comes to home security in Buffalo NY, it’s always better to go with a professional installation.  Park Place has been setting up security systems at both personal and commercial venues around Buffalo NY for many years.  If you think it’s time to install or upgrade your home security systems don’t hesitate to give us a call or fill out a contact form on our website.

Home Security Systems | 5 Best Locations for Wireless Security Cameras

The technological capabilities of home automation and home security are at an all time high. Are you interested in increasing the surveillance around your home? Park Place Installations offers the best home security systems and home automation systems available, anywhere in Western New York. Combining wireless security cameras with a home automation package allows you to keep an eye on your home, and ensure the safety of your family and belongings.

So you know you want to get moving on a new home surveillance camera system, but you don’t know where to start. You know you want security cameras on your home, but you’re don’t need Tony Montana’s level of surveillance either. So how many cameras do you need? Where should they go? Park Place Installations has your back mang.

 

Our best advice would be to start with 3-5 cameras, depending on how big your house is, and the layout. The goal, place cameras on the first level of your home, where intruders are most likely to attempt to enter. You can have the best camera and automation system on the market, but if it isn’t in the right spot you’re wasting your money.

Here are the best locations to place wireless security cameras.

  1. Front Door– No brainer here. It has been known amongst the home security industry that the majority of home break ins occur through the front door. Your camera should provide you with a full view from either the ceiling or opposite wall of both the doorway, and porch or entryway.
  2. Back Door– Burglars are not extremely creative. The next most popular entry point for an intruder is the back door, which usually has direct access to an important room. Your family room, stairs, basement, or kitchen could have direct access from the back, so remember to stick a camera somewhere on the ceiling that gives a full clear view of the back door.
  3. Side & Back Windows– It doesn’t look normal for someone to enter a home through a window. Typically a burglar will enter through an open window if it isn’t visible from the street. You’ll want to have your cameras monitor the windows that are along the sides of your home, or in the back, that might have access to your expensive belongings.
  4. Basement Access– If your home has a basement door entryway, this is a good place to put a camera. If you have windows that could be broken into easily, or a door that may be obscured from view, mount a camera in the basement that provides a broad sweep of the room’s entryways.
  5. Back Yard– An external camera mounted to give you a view of your private back yard is a good idea. You can mount from your roof or from a porch roof, hidden and out of reach. This enables you to see intruders from further away, and allows you to keep an eye on kids when they are playing in the back yard remotely, using home automation.

 

Hopefully this gives insight into where the best places to mount surveillance systems around your home. When you are ready to take the next steps in installing a home security system for your Buffalo NY home, remember that the team at Park Place Installations are here. Feel free to give us a call if you have any questions, or want to hear what we can do for you and your home!