With the rise of crime rates, more and more people are looking to protect their homes with CCTV and security systems. Andrews Smart Homes is here to provide you with peace of mind, ensuring your home and loved ones are protected.
With the rise of crime rates, more and more people are looking to protect their homes with CCTV and security systems.
Andrews Smart Homes is here to provide you with peace of mind, ensuring your home and loved ones are protected.
Protect your home with the power of CCTV
We understand the importance of protecting your home and loved ones. That is why we offer top-quality home CCTV systems that can serve various purposes such as deterring burglars, monitoring children, and keeping an eye on your property when you are away. Our team will work with you to determine your specific needs and help you choose the right components for your home CCTV system. We offer a full installation service.
We use only the latest technology from reputable manufacturers like Ajax Communications and Hikvision, so you can rest assured that your home is in good hands with Andrews Smart Homes.
What are the advantages of using a smart security system?
There are several advantages to using a smart security system, including:
- Remote monitoring: You can access and control your security system from anywhere using a smartphone, tablet or computer.
- Real-time alerts: Receive notifications and alerts on your device if there is any unusual activity detected.
- Automation: You can integrate your security system with other smart home devices to automate various functions such as lighting and temperature control.
- Customisation: Customise your security system to fit your specific needs, such as setting up unique access codes and setting custom alerts.
- Increased security: Advanced features like fingerprint recognition, motion detectors, video cameras and door sensors can help increase the overall security of your home.
- Peace of mind: A smart security system provides peace of mind, knowing that you and your home are protected 24/7.
- Cost savings: Some smart security systems can help reduce your energy bills by automating your lights and thermostats.
- Flexibility: A smart security system is flexible and can be easily adjusted as your needs change over time.
- Interoperability: Many smart security systems are designed to work with other smart home devices, allowing for a seamless integration with your existing home setup.
- User-friendly interface: Most smart security systems come with user-friendly interfaces, making it easy to control and manage your security system.
- Cost-effective: Compared to traditional security systems, smart security systems can be more cost-effective in the long run, with lower monthly monitoring fees and the potential for cost savings through automation.
Overall, a smart security system can provide a comprehensive and sophisticated security solution for your home, with numerous benefits and added features to ensure maximum protection and peace of mind.
Types of CCTV installation
There are two main types of home security systems: Wired and Wireless.
Wired CCTV systems refer to closed-circuit television systems that are connected to a recording device and monitor through a physical cable. The cameras used in wired systems are connected to a central control panel or recording device through a hard-wired connection, providing a stable and reliable transmission of video and audio data.
Wired CCTV systems are ideal for larger properties or businesses where a wired connection is already in place, as they require a physical cable to transmit data from the cameras to the recording device. They also offer higher-quality video transmission compared to wireless systems, making them a great option for high-definition recording.
However, wired systems are more difficult to install, as the cables need to be run from the cameras to the recording device, and the installation process usually requires professional assistance.
Wireless CCTV systems refer to closed-circuit television systems that transmit video and audio data wirelessly from the cameras to the recording device or monitor. Unlike wired systems, they do not require a physical cable to transmit data, making them a more flexible and convenient option for those who want to avoid the hassle of running cables.
Wireless systems typically use Wi-Fi or cellular networks to transmit data, making them ideal for remote locations or for properties that lack a wired connection. They are also easier to install, as the cameras can be placed anywhere within the wireless network’s range.
However, wireless systems can be susceptible to interference from other wireless devices and may experience a degradation in video quality if the wireless signal is weak. Despite this, wireless CCTV systems are a popular choice for many people due to their ease of installation and flexibility.
Brands we work with at Andrews Smart Homes
All our engineers are: “HCSA – CCTV Hikvision Certified Security Associate”
Hikvision is a global leader in the development and manufacturing of video surveillance products and solutions. Established in 2001, the company has grown to become one of the largest providers of security cameras and systems in the world.
Hikvision’s CCTV cameras are known for their exceptional image quality, advanced fea-tures, and ease of installation. The company offers a wide range of cameras, including indoor and outdoor models, with varying resolutions, lens types, and night vision ca-pabilities. Its cameras are equipped with the latest in video compression and image processing technologies, ensuring that footage captured is of the highest quality.
Hikvision’s NVRs and DVRs are designed to provide easy and efficient management of surveillance footage. They feature intuitive interfaces, support for multiple storage op-tions, and the ability to manage multiple cameras simultaneously. The company’s vid-eo management software allows users to view live and recorded footage from any-where, and also provides advanced search and playback capabilities.
NVR’s – Network Video Recorders
DVR’s – Digital Video Recorders
Ajax Systems offers a range of integration options that allow you to connect your Ajax alarms system to other devices and systems. Here are some examples:
Smart Home Integration: Ajax alarms systems can be integrated with a range of smart home devices, including Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple HomeKit. This allows you to control your Ajax alarms system using voice commands, as well as integrate it with other smart home devices.
Home Automation: Ajax alarms systems can also be integrated with home automation systems, allowing you to automate tasks such as turning on lights and adjusting thermostats when you arm or disarm your alarm system.
CCTV Integration: Ajax alarms systems can be integrated with CCTV systems, allowing you to monitor your property through the Ajax app. This provides an additional layer of security, as you can view live video feeds of your property from anywhere in the world.
Access Control: Ajax alarms systems can also be integrated with access control systems, such as electronic door locks and keypads. This allows you to control who has access to your property and when.
Third-Party Integrations: Ajax alarms systems can be integrated with a range of third-party systems, including security management platforms, alarm receiving centers, and other security systems.
Control your Ajax security system via a mobile App
The Ajax app allows users to monitor their security system, receive alerts and notifications, and control various aspects of their system from a smartphone or tablet.
The Ajax app is available for both iOS and Android devices and can be downloaded for free from the respective app stores. Once the app is downloaded, users can connect it to their Ajax security system and start controlling it from their mobile device.
With the Ajax app, users can:
- Arm and disarm their security system remotely
- Receive push notifications in real-time about security events
- View live video streams from security cameras
- Control various devices such as lights, locks, and thermostats
- View history logs of security events and system activity
AJAX Wireless Alarms – Key Reliability
Ajax Systems designs their products with several features that make them highly resistant to tampering and ensure long battery life. Here are some examples:
Tamper-Proof Design: Ajax sensors have a tamper-proof design that ensures that any attempt to remove or open the sensor will trigger an alarm. The tamper detection mechanism ensures that the sensor remains secure and cannot be tampered with by intruders.
Advanced Encryption: Ajax systems use advanced encryption technology to protect their wireless communication, making it highly resistant to interference and hacking attempts. The system uses two-way encryption between the hub and sensors, ensuring that the system is secure and cannot be easily compromised.
Long Battery Life: Ajax sensors are designed to have a long battery life. The sensors are equipped with a power-saving mode that minimizes energy consumption, and the hub constantly monitors the battery level and sends a notification to the user when the battery needs to be replaced. The battery life of the Ajax sensors can last up to 7 years. The system is also equipped with a backup battery that provides up to 20 hours of power in the event of a power outage,
Anti-Jamming Technology: Ajax sensors use anti-jamming technology that makes it difficult for intruders to interfere with the wireless signal. The sensors are equipped with a frequency-hopping mechanism that constantly changes the signal’s frequency, making it highly resistant to jamming attempts.
AJAX Fibra System – advanced wired technology
Ajax Fibra is the latest wired technology by Ajax systems.
Benefits of Ajax Fibra:
Ajax Fibra combines the best of wired and wireless communication technologies to offer a range of benefits, including:
Reliability: Wired communication is known for its stability and resilience, which ensures that Ajax Fibra provides a secure and stable data transmission for your security system.
Security: Ajax Fibra uses advanced anti-sabotage and anti-tampering measures, providing protection against signal interference and hacking attempts. Ajax Fibra Jeweller, a version of Ajax Fibra, combines the advanced security features of Ajax Jeweller to provide the highest level of security for your property.
Flexibility: Ajax Fibra provides the flexibility of wireless communication without compromising its reliability. It can transmit data over long distances of up to 2,000 meters without signal loss or interference, making it ideal for larger properties.
Energy Efficiency: Ajax Fibra uses minimal power, making it an energy-efficient option for your security system.
Your safety is our priority!
Features of Ajax Fibra:
Ajax Fibra offers a range of advanced features that ensure the safety and protection of your property, including:
Photo verification: Ajax Fibra provides a photo verification feature that captures and sends images to the user in case of an alarm, ensuring quick and accurate responses.
Instant notifications: Ajax Fibra provides instant notifications to the user in case of a breach or an alarm, ensuring timely and effective responses.
Remote configuration: Ajax Fibra can be remotely configured through an app, making installation and setup hassle-free and convenient.
Compatibility: Ajax Fibra is compatible with all types of devices, ensuring that it can be integrated into your existing security system without any issues.
Backup battery: Ajax Fibra includes a backup battery that supports a system of 30 devices for up to 60 hours, ensuring uninterrupted protection even during power outages.
Technology behind Ajax Fibra:
Ajax Fibra uses a four-core cable, which is known for its stability and reliability, to transmit data between devices. It then uses Fibra technology to transmit data wirelessly within the system, providing the flexibility of wireless communication without compromising its reliability. Ajax Fibra Jeweller combines Fibra technology with Ajax Jeweller’s advanced wireless protocol to offer the highest level of security and reliability.
Secure your property with Ajax Fibra, the latest wired technology with advanced features.
When deciding what CCTV and Security systems is best for you we will look at several factors including:
- Level of security required
- Reasons for security
- Coverage and location of cameras
- Wireless or wired
- Video quality and recording features
- Power source
- Ease of use required
If you would like more information on our CCTV and Security Systems, or if you would like to arrange a free home consultation, please contact us today.
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" We recently had an extension built and wanted a TV and sound bar in that new room.
I contacted Paul at Andrews Smart Homes who came highly recommended by a friend at the beginning of the build to discuss our options, best place for wires and which equipment would suit our needs.
Paul arrived when he said he would, came up with a plan and a cost for the works including supplying a new Samsung 65 inch TV and a Sonos system to accompany it.
Paul came to our property a number of times (at little notice on one of them) and nothing was too much to ask for and I have to say the attention to detail and quality of his work was outstanding. Who knew the level of skill involved in hiding wires in the walls there was!!
I would not hesitate to use Paul at Andrews Smart Homes again and of course, recommend him to anyone for their projects."