Installing Security Cameras Gives More Benefits Than You Might Realize May 30th, 2017

Over the last few years, the affordability and widespread use of security cameras in home security systems have meant that more and more, home burglaries and property crimes are caught on tape. Criminals have fewer places to hide and have a hard time arguing their way out of a conviction when their face is on tape in the middle of a burglary or assault.

Security Cameras For Burglary Prevention

But, security cameras are not just useful in monitoring and recording crime, they also prevent burglaries from taking place before any damage is done.

According to, “surveillance camera systems can be a cost-effective way to deter, document, and reduce crime. Urban’s research has shown that in Baltimore and Chicago, cameras are linked to reduced crime, even beyond the areas with camera coverage. The cost savings associated with crimes averted through camera systems in Chicago saved the city over four dollars for every dollar spent on the technology, while Baltimore yielded a 50 cent return on the dollar.”

For homeowners, this means having strategically placed security cameras to see-and-be-seen inside and outside of your home can make your home an undesirable target for potential thieves. It’s not worth the risk to break into your home and get caught on camera when there’s another target a few streets over that’s not under constant camera surveillance.

Security Cameras for Monitoring Inside Your Home

Security cameras are useful for monitoring activity inside the home, too.

In the normal day-to-day, home security cameras can give you an extra set of eyes and ears around the house to help keep your family, and your property, safe. For families with kids, for example, cameras inside can mean that while you’re cooking dinner in the kitchen, you can also keep an eye on what the kids are doing in the playroom.

Or, for the more unusual and unfortunate events, cameras inside your home can let you know when someone is inside when no one is supposed to be there. Earlier this month, in San Diego, a couple away for the weekend on a camping trip, watched a break-in happen live on their phones when their security system’s app was triggered and began streaming footage of robbers inside their home.


Security Cameras for Monitoring Outside Your Home

And, security cameras are useful for monitoring activity outside the home. Well-placed external cameras can not only keep a homeowner more protected, but they can also improve the safety of your neighborhood.

Footage from security cameras can be used to identify vandals, car thieves, front-porch thefts and other crimes that occur on the streets or alleyways of many neighborhoods.


Don’t have cameras installed in your current system, or looking to upgrade to HD and other options?  Fortress offers a range of cameras that are professionally installed and can be set up in just a few minutes, and usually the same day it’s requested.  Give us a call or fill out a Contact form to speak with one of our reps today.

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The Cost of Commercial Security Systems March 16th, 2016


A thief can get away with a lot in a successful home invasion. So imagine what a typical office could offer – Jackpot!

A burglar might need more people for the heavy lifting but an office is filled with a wide array of pricey products including: computers, printers, displays, servers, copiers, and fax machines. A robbery of a company’s warehouse could possibly wipe out all of the inventory and a business in the process. What makes a place of business an easy target? Well, it is a place of business, and most likely closes every day. It is easy for a burglar to case it and decipher normal work times. Is the parking lot empty? Check. Is it after 8 PM? Check. Are the lights off? Check. According to each year companies lose billions of dollars in theft, both internal and external. So what does a commercial security system cost? What are the costs of protecting your company?

Standard Cost of a Commercial Security System

The standard cost of a commercial security system depends on how complex a system you need. An office security system to protect your assets can range from being relatively inexpensive to costing quite a bit. It mostly depends on the how much equipment is necessary to protect your assets, and the size of your space.

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How Do You Choose A Business Security System? March 11th, 2016

There is one universal truth amongst all business owners: your business is your livelihood. Thus, it must be protected at all costs.

When it comes to business security systems, there are plenty of viable options available to the average consumer. With the selection of companies that provide different combinations of products for home and business, it certainly makes for a daunting task trying to decide which is the more beneficial option.

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What are the best home security cameras to use for outdoor surveillance? January 11th, 2016


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Over the last few years, there have been remarkable upgrades made to home surveillance cameras, which is good news considering that most home invasions originate through the front door, back door or garage. Simple security methods at these access points can do a lot to deter potential burglars, prevent home invasions and keep your family safe.

But it’s not just home invasions homeowners need to take be wary of anymore. According to a report released last month, more than 23 million Americans have had packages stolen from their front porch and outside of their homes. And, often, the only way to catch these “porch pirates” is to have them captured on video through home surveillance cameras.

Good news, though. Homeowners can now equip their homes with video monitoring and surveillance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, that is accessible to them from anywhere in the world. And while most high-tech security systems used to come with a high price tag, home surveillance and top-of-the-line home security equipment is now surprisingly affordable.

To start, you just need to know what features you need, what features you want and find the product best suited for you (and your budget).


One of the first questions you’ll need to ask yourself is, “do you want a wired or wireless camera?” Both work well, and both have individual pros and cons.

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Why We Choose Honeywell Security Camera Equipment February 19th, 2015

Fortress Security uses Honeywell’s top of the line security equipment including its video monitoring system. We trust in the proven technologies of a company that has been in the security monitoring business for over thirty years. Honeywell’s Total Connect Remote and Video Services offer a wealth of high-tech, yet easy to use video surveillance equipment for our customers.

Total Connect Remote, the Honeywell video surveillance app, allows you to view the video produced by surveillance cameras in or around your home on your phone or tablet. No more bulky video surveillance screens, as utilized by many other security companies, to install in a central command center in your house.
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Benefits of Home Security Cameras September 20th, 2014

Use of technology in our daily lives continues to grow, thanks to simpler, cheaper technology, including the ability to stream and store video data. This has become evident in the home security industry with the rise in popularity of home security camera usage.

A decade or two ago, this might have sounded like something only a retail store or warehouse might put to use, due to the costs of equipment to record and store footage. But now people use webcams to broadcast things 24-7; anything from a box of puppies to the construction of a building. Why not use similar technology to ensure the safety of your family and your home?
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Choosing a Security System for the Pet-Loving Household April 25th, 2014

Over 60% of the homes in the U.S. have at least one pet.  Whether you love dogs, cats, or chinchillas, the bond between us and our pets is a powerfully positive force in our lives.  And of course, just like our homes and our human families, we want to protect our animal family members as well.

A professional, 24-7 monitored home security system is the best thing you can do to protect your home and family.  If you’re a pet-loving household, then there are a few things to keep in mind when creating the right customized security solution for you. Read More »