KMT Systems has started offering the new Alarm.com Video Doorbell Camera (ADC-VDB770) to our customers. The ADC-VDB770 is the newest video doorbell camera designed exclusively for use with the Alarm.com platform. It has Full HD quality video resolution, as well as an expansive field of view to capture more activity. It makes a great addition to any home.
The ADC-VDB770 is special because it is the first video doorbell built specifically with Alarm.com in mind. The advanced video doorbell offers the same great features and performance as the other Alarm.com Security Cameras. It even supports the Alarm.com Video Analytics feature, which will provide you with powerful customization tools in setting up alerts from Alarm.com based on camera activity and detection. With the press of a button, you can then go to the live full portrait video feed of the person at the door. The ADC-VDB770 supports two-way audio so you can have a real-time conversation with your guest. Burglars will often ring the doorbell to verify whether or not someone is at home. By being able to answer from anywhere, you may well foil a potential burglary by seeming to be at home, even when you are not. Please note that the camera does not have a built-in motion sensor, and it relies solely on Alarm.com Video Analytics for detecting activity.
Four Ways You Can Use the ADC-VDB770 Video Doorbell Camera
- Answer the door from anywhere.
When a visitor rings the doorbell, you get an Alarm.com smartphone alert. Open your Alarm.com app and you’ll see a video feed of who’s there, with a microphone icon that you can press to start a voice conversation through the doorbell.
- See and share suspicious activity
A visitor to your porch will trigger a motion-activated video recording, even if they don’t press the doorbell. You can have these clips delivered to your phone right away, where they’re easy to download and forward to your partner, neighbors or local police department.
- Protect a package from thieves
With a smart lock included in your Alarm.com-powered setup, you can go a step further and unlock your door remotely. This is great for protecting valuable deliveries that would otherwise be left on your porch.
If you have a smart lock, you’ll see an ‘unlock’ icon in your app underneath your doorbell’s video feed. Once you’ve verified the delivery person visually, tap once to unlock your door and ask them to leave the package inside. When they’re done, use your app to lock your door and watch them leave.
Most activity at your front door is ‘good’ activity. For example friends visiting and family arriving home.
It’s easy to create a custom doorbell camera alert, triggered by your kids’ Alarm.com user codes, that sends you a video clip of your kids arriving home every day. It’s a great way to make sure they’re home safe and know who they’re with. Once your kids know they’re on camera, they might even give you a wave.
Want to learn more about Video Doorbell Cameras and Securing Your Home or Business? Schedule a free consultation with KMT Systems today!
A Business Security System protects your company in multiple ways. Not only does it help you look out for your buildings and assets, but it can also help you prevent, and even solve, criminal activity that can impact employees, vendors, and customers.
How Crime Impacts a Business
Businesses can be susceptible to a number of crimes including burglary, vandalism, robbery, theft, fraud, and shoplifting. Resulting costs of criminal activity can drain a business of thousands or even million of dollars each year.
Internal crime, like employee theft, threatens the very fabric of a business, and can impact the confidence that both customers and employees have in the company. Employees can steal property, supplies, and company trade secrets. When small businesses are victims of any kind of crime, the fallout can be so destructive that the future of the company may be put at risk.
With so much at stake, it simply isn’t good business to put off installing the security measures your business needs.
How Business Security Systems Prevent Crime
Cameras and alarms help you keep an eye on what’s going on, and just having them can be enough to make would-be criminals think twice. When you do install security measures, don’t keep it a secret. Be sure to let everyone know that your business is under surveillance and that there are alarms in place.
Security systems that include alarm codes or security badges to access buildings and offices provide the extra affirmation that only people who belong there can get inside your business. It also helps employees and clients feel safer while on the property.
When you monitor what’s happening, as well as who is coming and going, you minimize the opportunity for criminals to hurt your business. In fact, the right security system can virtually remove your business from scrutiny as a target all together.
How A Business Security Systems Can Solve Crimes
Unfortunately, sometimes even the most security minded business can fall victim to a crime. In the event that your business is targeted, a security system can help you gather evidence and catch the individual or individuals involved.
Security cameras that record and store video provide documentation of everything that happens at your business. This means that even if someone gets away with committing a crime on your property, you probably already have their face somewhere on video. This is a huge benefit to law enforcement when they conduct their investigation.
Video evidence not only helps police identify criminals, but it can also help them prosecute the offenders. It’s very hard to argue with a recording showing the suspect committing the offense.
Things to Look For in a Business Security System
Once you decide to install a business security system, you want to make sure you get a system that delivers everything you need. At a minimum, your business security system should include the following:
- Surveillance Cameras: Look for cameras that let you watch live video and record footage for review later. You also want cameras inside and outside of your business, and make sure that they also have night vision capabilities.
- Access Control: Keeping track of who can get into your place of business and when is critical to your security. Make sure your security system includes either card readers, access codes, or fingerprint readers at entry and exit points.
- Alarms: It’s important that you, and the perpetrators, are alerted when your security system is breached. Seek out an alarm system that includes video verification to help you see exactly what’s going on when an alarm is triggered. This helps eliminate false alarms and can help you stop criminals quicker.
- Monitoring: One of the best things a security system provides is an extra set of eyes on your business, even when you’re not there. For the most security look for a system that includes both remote monitoring via your smartphone, and professional, 24/7 monitoring from a monitoring center.
You have worked hard to make your business a success. Don’t put everything you’ve accomplished at risk by overlooking protection with a business security system. Contact KMT Systems today to find out how we can help keep you and your business from becoming a victim of crime.
KMT Systems offers Alarm Monitoring as one of our primary services to help protect lives and property in homes and businesses. Popularized in Hollywood TV shows & movies, alarm monitoring has changed drastically in the last few years, providing better results than the classic security guard sitting in front of a wall of televisions with a doughnut and spilled coffee.
Alarm Monitoring Improvements
Security tools like video cameras and motion sensors have improved drastically to help improve false alarm rates, and deliver reliable, loss-prevention tools.
Now, artificial intelligence and integrated technology can do the majority of monitoring work.
In fact, modern security technology can:
- Distinguish burglars from other moving objects
- Alert operators and provide real-time footage using KMT Systems service
- Send automatic notifications to property owners via push, email, or text notifications
- Eliminate wasted time watching a wall of monitors and recordings
Alarm Monitoring Technology
Technological advancements have made it possible to remove on-site security guards and people watching a wall of monitors. That form of security monitoring is ineffective and is riddled with the potential for human error.
Now, security cameras can be directly integrated with additional security devices, and the alarm monitoring center to provide direct alerts when an alarm is triggered.
For example, if a burglar opens a door and trips a motion or door sensor, the camera can activate and send a video feed directly to an operator who can then make calls to police and property owners or in the case of an home security system it can send a push notification straight to your mobile phone.
The Alarm Monitoring Process
Advancements in the alarm management process have helped ensure consistent, meaningful responses. Now, you don’t have to worry if the person protecting your home is distracted, playing with their phone browsing social media.
Instead, our alarm monitoring operators are on call 24/7, continually handling alarms, helping protect the lives and properties of tens of thousands of people, instead of just a single location.
What does the monitoring process look like?
Of course, it depends on the type of alarm that comes through, and the events that a device is looking for. As an example, fire alarms are different from security alarm protocols because of how response times influence the outcomes and benefits.
Today, most low-priority alarms can be handled by delivering push notifications to the system owner. If a battery gets low, for example, a simple text will let the owner know that it needs to be replaced.
A high-priority, on the other hand, like a fire or intrusion, will require an operator response, reaching out to police and property owners alike to inform them of the situation at hand, and allow them to respond accordingly.
Commercial security at your finger tips–If you watch any of the popular crime shows on TV, you know how important video cameras have become in preventing and solving crimes. The commercial surveillance see on TV has become a reality for many business operations.
Commercial Video Surveillance can protect your assets as well as your employees. The proper camera and placement can make the difference in being able to identify the person in a critical situation such as false injury claims or workplace violence. Want to check up on what’s going on while you are away? Want to see if everything is ok? Want to keep up with who’s in and out and when?.
Today, you can manage your video surveillance from any computer, smartphone, or other digital devices.
New technology makes video surveillance easier and more affordable. With Real-Time Alerts you can specify the exact events you want to know about and when they occur; we’ll send you e-mails; text messages or video alerts in real-time. Checking on your business is as easy as checking your e-mail.
The remote keypad feature works just like a security system keypad letting you access and operate your system remotely from anywhere in the world when using your smartphone and other compatible wireless devices. You are able to turn lights on and off, you can also remotely arm and check the status of your security system.
It’s never been easier to stay in the know and stay in control. Let us give you a free commercial evaluation on how video surveillance can benefit your operations. Give us a call today.
Benefits of a Commercial Security System…Recently I met with the owner of a mid-size business. He is considering a commercial security system for his business. He asked me to identify the benefits of having a commercial security system. Let me share with you the answers I gave to his question.
Almost every night, we hear about workplace violence events. It is hard to predict these events. As an employer you have responsibilities to provide a safe and secure environment for your employees. Employees are your most critical asset. Employees who feel safe are more productive. Commercial security measures such as video cameras, safe parking lots at night or panic buttons tell your employees that you care about their safety.
Business Theft Losses
Studies of commercial business show that the average business may lose 1-2% from lost business inventory. Those losses cut into your profits. If you have a retail business you already know about the losses that come from shoplifting. By having cameras installed or putting in place a secure inventory control system with authorization controls you can reduce the financial losses to your business.
What if you came to work tomorrow and you discovered that your business had been vandalized or robbed? Would you have the necessary information to help the police recover your stolen property? Security cameras turned on at night could provide valuable information to the police.
Many insurance companies will offer discounts to businesses that install a commercial security system. These systems can serve as an early warning system should there be a fire or water damage. Minutes can make the difference between damage and a total loss. Money saved from insurance discounts can pay for your new commercial security system.
These are four benefits every business could enjoy by having a commercial security system. If you are considering a commercial security system, give me a call. We can help you achieve these benefits for your business.
Smart Security for Your Commercial Business…You already know that home security and energy savings can be controlled from your smart phone. You can check on a door left open or be notified if a water pipe has burst. You have peace of mind security in the palm of your hand.
Smart Security for Your Commercial Business
Now with Total Connect Remote Services from Protection Concepts, you can have security to manage your commercial activities, monitor your employees and provide other damage control from the palm of your hand.
A remote key pad on your smart phone can act like the key pad on your security system. Isn’t it time you invested in smart security for your commercial business?
If you have video services at your business, you can keep tract of everyhing that is going on at your business from your home computer or your smart phone. Now that is staying on top of your business!
Give us a call and we will explain how Total Connect Remote Services can work for your commercial business.