General Questions

All you need to know about Denver Security Camera.

While we primarily focus on commercial clients, we have and do on occasion install home systems. Residential homes present a unique set of challenges when installing a camera system. Many times, the only way to economically run the cable to the camera is along the exterior of the home, which homeowners could find unsightly. If you happen to own a single story home with an attic, it is relatively straightforward to mount the cameras on the eaves and run the cables across the attic and down through a closet or interior wall to the DVR location. The same is true for 2 story homes but generally that puts the cameras higher than optimal. Other than that, While not impossible to completely hide the wires, it can be rather involved and expensive. This usually leads to the next logical question... "What about Wireless?" See my articles post about wireless cameras here.

Lately, the trend for homeowners seems to be to bundle a system purchased on Amazon with installation services through local Amazon approved vendors. Advertised "estimate" for to install a 4 camera system in Denver is currently $287.10, including;
  • Camera placement consultation
  • Mounting customer-supplied cameras
  • Running cables from cameras to customer-supplied monitor or recording device
  • Concealing cables in walls, attic or conduit (onsite inspection may result in additional costs)
  • Programming and tutorial for system use
See the Amazon link here.
Not a bad deal, and not a whole lot less that what I would charge for the attic install mentioned above. Unfortunately however, this is an arena that I don't care to compete in. I would be happy to discuss your particular situation and recommend a commercial grade system complete with remote smart phone access and text/email intrusion alerts. But just be prepared for a quote 3 to 4 times or more what a "big box" consumer grade system would cost.
My best recommendation if you are considering a "big box" or online purchase is to not install the system immediatly. Hook up a couple of cameras by temporarily running the cables out the door or window then test the system extensively to see if it's everything you expected. Make sure to download the remote viewing app to your smartphone and test its usabliity too. If all goes smoothly and image quality, the remote viewing app, and overall ease of use is acceptable, schedule the install then. If not, send it back. The system should last for many years so you should be confident that it works the way you want it to.

No. We have chosen to specialize in camera systems. We have partner companies howerver that we work with and can recommend.

Other Questions

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