Articles tagged with: Security Cameras

How WE beat any 'Top Security Company'

on Friday, 16 May 2014. Posted in Knoxville Home Security

Mass marketing security only provides the homeowner with a very basic and ineffective alarm system. Security companies like ADT will provide you with “peace of mind” but never security.

For example, ADT will install an alarm panel and a front and a back door motion sensor. What about the side door and all the windows? Unfortunately, ADT’s basic package is only a panel and a couple motion sensors, a simple design to allow you to enter a pin number when you leave and when you come home. If you are asking above what their basic package is you will pay a lot more than what you expected. 

Another thing to think about is when they come to sell you one of their security packages; you are leasing their equipment not purchasing it. The service they try to provide you is very little and their technicians are only there to install a system and be in and out of your home within just a few hours. Also, if you ever have any trouble with the system, it will sometimes take a technician anywhere from a week to a few weeks to come to your home and fix any problems you may have.

Mass marketing security is only good at one thing….. MARKETING! If they truly cared about you and your home would they not do a better job in providing you with exceptional service? They would make sure you had peace of mind AND security. Not one or the other.

Our philosophy is to have the knowledge and  experience to provide our clients with better life  solutions. From start to finish of an installation and  beyond we know exactly what we did for you.  Attention to detail and compassion shows within our work and we will never treat you like a sale. You are always a client, but more importantly a close friend.

At iSS, we take pride in providing our clients with  peace of mind, security, and amazing customer  service. As a home owner you will never have to  worry about a thing. We are with you every step of  the way to make sure you have solutions that work. If you ever have a problem or just need to ask a  question we are always here to take your calls.

Leave Camera Installs to the Pros

on Friday, 14 March 2014.

DIY projects are everywhere these days. Maybe you're even planning your own project this weekend. There is nothing wrong with repainting the kitchen or starting that vegetable garden you've always dreamed of. Go get 'em weekend warriors!

Some projects, however, should be left to the professionals...

More and more commonly we get calls from frustrated do-it-yourselfers that picked up security cameras from their local Walmart or ordered them online. These "easy-install" cameras can quickly become a huge nightmare to unsuspecting people trying to save some cash. I mean they seem easy enough, right? Well these security camera kits aren't as great as they sound. Sure they may have a lower price tag, but can also come with a whole mess of problems and poor quality. When it comes to security camera installation, it's best to leave it to the pros and here's why:

  • Time is something we don't have much of these days. Between work, kids and everything in between finding time to install a camera system can be challenging in itself. It can become even more challenging when things don't go according to planned and the camera system you thought you could just plug in and turn on isn't working properly. When hiring a professional seems like a waste of money to you, think about how much your time is worth. Would you rather hire a professional installer for one hour or spend hours and even days trying to do an install yourself? One of our recent clients in Knoxville, Tennessee spent days and days trying to install cameras they ordered online. Eventually they caved and gave us a call. You have to consider what your time is worth before getting yourself into a messy DIY security camera install.

  • Quality is SO important in surveillance cameras. What's the point in even having a camera if the picture is so poor that you can't even tell if the shadowy figure in your driveway is a Sasquatch or the guy thats about to break in your car? I notice on the news all the time the video footage of suspects robbing banks or gas stations. Most of the time the quality is so poor that you can barely tell if the suspect is even a man or a woman. When it comes to video surveillance at your home or business, it's not something you want to skimp on. If these cameras you can buy from Walmart are so great, then why don't they use them in their stores?
  • Longevity is something you'll definitely want in a security camera. Sure you may find a camera for under 100 dollars, but it may also only last you a year or two and replacing it every couple of years will outweigh the costs of buying a quality camera from the start. High quality cameras can run for over 10 years with little to no maintenance. That's time and money you could spend elsewhere!

Before you start your DIY camera install, we would love to talk to you. Let us give you a free estimate and the opportunity to take a huge project that can cause you unnecessary stress, time, and money off your hands.