Night Owl Wireless Security System
The first thing you need to know about a Night Owl wireless security system is that it is basically a camera system, not a true integrated security system. This is not to knock the value of a good camera system, but you need to know what you are buying. Most of these Night Owl systems consist of a Wireless Smart Security Hub and several cameras.
The next thing you need to know about a Night Owl wireless security system is that the video does not go to an outside monitoring station, but rather to the central hub with attached storage, which means there are no monthly monitoring fees.
The features of these systems generally include:
- 1080pHD Video Security System
- Cameras equipped with two-way audio
- 300 ft. wireless signal to ensure maximum coverage
- Secure wireless network
- Uninterrupted video transmission
- Ability to view & playback footage directly from smart devices
- Patent Pending Dual Sensor Technology reduces false alerts by up to 90%
- 24/7 Technical Phone Support
Advantages of Cameras
Cameras are an effective deterrent to crime. In fact, a poll of former criminals cited in the Guardian revealed that:
Burglars are most likely to be put off breaking into homes by CCTV cameras and barking dogs, according to a panel of former criminals.
The idea is simple–a criminal sees the not-so-discreetly placed camera and has to decide if they’d rather try to figure out a way to break into this place without being caught on this camera or whatever other cameras are on the property (it’s almost always more than one), or just move on to the next softest target. An opportunistic criminal not targeting a specific house or item will just move on. Cameras are also great forensically, as they can often give enough information about a perpetrator to track them down, even though that process may take days or even months, and there’s no guarantee that finding the perpetrator will mean finding any stolen goods.
Other Security Options
Cameras have limitations, however. Most home security cameras are not monitored in real time, so they don’t offer any warning that a crime is taking place. This is where a more diverse alarm system comes in–something like a security system from Protect America. Security systems in general have deterrent properties too, just like cameras. A study from the University of North Carolina in Charlotte surveyed over 400 incarcerated criminals and 60 percent of them said they look for alarms and the presence of an alarm would cause them to move on to a softer target. A security system from Protect America can include HD wireless video cameras, but can also include door and window contacts, motion detectors and even home automation devices that can further deter crime. Best of all, Protect America can provide these devices with free installation.
A diverse alarm system with contacts, motion detectors and cameras is most effective, of course, with proper 24/7 monitoring. An alarm on a monitored system should result in a chain of events like this:
- Sensors detect an intrusion and alerts the control panel
- The control panel relays the information to the monitoring station
- Security experts process the call and contact the homeowner to verify the alarm
- The alarm is canceled or a call to the police is authorized.
Protect America offers 24/7 professional monitoring with locked-in rates and a price match guarantee. This is not a fly-by-night company, either–Protect America is the 14th largest residential home security company in the United States, a company that secures hundreds of thousands of homes across the country, in all 50 states. With over 25 years in the industry, they have won many accolades, including the coveted Consumers Digest Best Buy Winner, a distinction they’ve won nine times. To cover all of your bases and get the most complete protection with a monitored alarm system, contact Protect America today.