Safety & Protection
Security cameras and lighting
Security lights are one of the most practical and effective ways to prevent crime in or around your home or business. Statistics show that a well-lighted property cannot prevent malicious activity or guarantee personal safety, but crimes are less likely to occur in well lit areas. And, with a security video system, if you are burglarized the criminals will be caught on video, helping law enforcement to identify them and make an arrest.
An advantage security cameras offer is the ability to keep an eye on your property from wherever you may be. When you're on vacation, you can view your home to make certain all is secure. Some systems offer internet connectivity, so you'll be able to check on the home-front while your out to dinner and with infrared (IR)technology your camera can capture images up to 66 feet away in total darkness.
The first step in installing security lighting is evaluating the layout of your space and the most vulnerable areas of that space, taking in account, line of sight issues, security camera placement and much more. Flood lamps and motion sensor lamps are a number of options for security lighting and can save on energy usage. The sensitivity of these lights can vary, so you’ll want to discuss your particular needs with our electricians.
Generator power backup
These days we rely on electricity more than ever, but it doesn't take much for power to be disrupted. Even a short power outage leaves you without the conveniences we all take for granted, keeping our cell phones charged, refrigerators and furnaces running and access to the latest weather news. And should power lines go down after a major storm hits it could take a week or more to restore power to your home.
We can help you size a generator for your emergency power needs, whether it's a portable unit or an automatic backup power system.
Electrical surge protection
Nearly every appliance like refrigerators, microwaves, stoves, furnaces, central air conditioners and dishwashers contain microprocessor circuit boards to control their operation. All this equipment can easily be damaged by a power surge. A power surge may come from electrical storms, utility line power spikes or drops above and below normal operating parameters and even from inside the home caused by items that draw heavy loads on your electrical system like air conditioners, dryers, ovens and office equipment.
A Two-Tiered Approach
Having a good quality surge power strip is your first defense against most electrical surges. They don't actually suppress or arrest a surge they actually divert the surge to your home's ground system, which is another reason to have your electrical wiring checked for proper grounding.
Many homeowners believe that adequate surge protection begins and ends with plugging their computer into a power strip, but a more comprehensive approach to surge protection is to combine them with a electrical panel surge protector, which mounts in or on your main electrical panel or at the base of the electric meter. And, if the power surge is created from a lightning strike, or power fluctuation on the utility lines, the service entrance surge protection device can reduce the power surge to a lower level before it gets to a point-of-use surge protection device.