Surveillance Camera Installation Company – Choose Synergy!

surveillance camera installationWhether wanting to protect your loved one’s while sleeping, or, your property while you are traveling, home surveillance systems provide homeowners with peace of mind. A surveillance camera installation company will understand the best cameras on the market and how to professionally install the entire system for optimal supervision. At Synergy Integrated Systems, our home surveillance experts will guide you through the entire process and ensure you have a system you feel safe with at your home. Do not wait any longer for this important security feature. Call us today at 919-324-3592 to schedule a free consultation.

Everything You Need to Know About Home Surveillance Systems

Today’s technology provides homeowners plenty of surveillance camera options. There are two major types of surveillance camera solutions:

  1. Internet Protocol Cameras (IP Cameras)
  2. Analog Cameras

Just like any technology both have pros and cons. Below are some of the advantages and disadvantages of each type of camera.

IP Cameras

This type of digital video camera is similar to a webcam, as it transmits and receives data over a home network or the internet.

Below are the biggest advantages of IP cameras:

  • Numerous sensors
  • Easy installation process
  • Highest resolution

On the other hand, two common disadvantages of IP cameras are a more expensive installation cost and their large resolution files take up more digital storage.

Analog Cameras

Unlike IP cameras, analog cameras send their recordings to a digital video recorder (DVR). The DVR then converts the analog video to digital video and stores it directly on the equipment until it is transferred elsewhere.

Here are the common benefits of analog cameras:

  • Less expensive
  • Easy to operate
  • High definition (HD) available

In contrast, the two most frequent shortcomings of analog cameras are more cables to install and manage and lower frame rate and image quality.

At Synergy, we offer IP and analog video surveillance solutions to our clients. We will discuss your needs and budget in our consultation and help point you to the best surveillance system for your home.

Home Surveillance Frequently Asked Questions

Now that you understand the basic types of cameras available for today’s surveillance systems, we want to dive into questions we commonly hear in regards to this service. If you still have questions, give us a call at 919-324-3592 and we would be happy to set up a free consultation to answer any other queries you still have.

What equipment do you need for a video surveillance system?

We are proud to say we only install high-grade video surveillance equipment and typically work with the following brands:

Each brand is among the best in digital surveillance equipment. During your consultation, we will listen to your home surveillance needs and recommend the camera that works best for those demands.

Where do you mount home surveillance cameras?

At Synergy, we offer direction on the best places to mount your cameras. A few factors to consider in camera placement:

  • Visibility
  • Lighting
  • Entrance access

Overall, you want to place cameras in areas where a break-in might occur. Likewise, it’s crucial to have good lighting for optimal footage and a direct line of visibility to the entrance access.

How much does it cost to install surveillance cameras?

A professional surveillance camera installation company does not have one set price for this service. It varies on many factors, which include:

  • Type of cameras – IP vs. Analog
  • Brand of equipment
  • Installation time

These are only some of the variables that factor into a surveillance system installation price. We will discuss these during your consultation. Our goal is to provide you with options that fit your budget and provide you with the video security you are looking for in a surveillance system.

Synergy Offers Complete Home Security Options

If you are looking for more comprehensive security at home to protect your family, then some of our other services to consider are:

Smart lighting provides an extra level of security. Imagine never returning to a dark or poorly lit home again. Or, automating your lights to turn on even when you are not home so no one knows you are gone. These are only some of the security features smart lighting provides homeowners.

A security system will signal you to a burglary and alert the authorities to the fact that you need their help. It is among the best ways to detect a threat in your house. We work with alarm.com to provide a variety of home security devices for any need or budget.

Lastly, a reliable home network is vital in ensuring your digital equipment stays connected. For example, IP cameras need it to digitally send and receive the video it captures. It is also crucial for any automation services you might want as part of your whole home protection systems.

Synergy is the Surveillance Camera Installation Company You Are Searching for in Raleigh!

Our goal is to help our customers feel safe both in their homes and when they are away from home. We want nothing more than for you to have peace of mind in today’s chaotic world. Our expert surveillance systems teams will skillfully guide you from consultation to installation. Do not wait any longer to protect your loved ones and home. Call us today at 919-324-3592 to get started.

Send Sound Soaring with a Superior Home Theater Music System

home theater music systemIf you’re searching for a superior home theater music system, then you likely already understand the importance of sound. Especially, this is true in a home theater. Whether in the form of music, the whisper of a breeze, laughter, or sorrow expressed on screen, audio is key to creating the best home theater setup. With superior audio in place, these sounds encompass us and submerge us into the cinematic experience. 

Truly, Plato explains our obsession with sound best:

Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue.”

Our team at Synergy Integrated Systems would like to help that sound reach your soul! (more…)

Best Home Audio System Raleigh: Choosing the Best Installer

best home audio system raleighThere is no denying that adding a premium home audio system can transform your house into your own concert venue. After all, music brings life to all spaces it fills. Unfortunately, if you don’t select a high-quality audio system, or if you select an installer with little experience, your home audio system may fall flat. Read on to learn more about choosing the best home audio system Raleigh offers.

Plus, get great tips for what to look for in a home media company in the Raleigh area. (more…)

Custom Home Theater Systems – Everything You Need to Know

custom home theater systemsCustom home theater systems are a revolutionary way to enjoy a movie at home. You need two major systems for your home theater – a surround sound system and a projection system. This ensures you have a crystal-clear picture and crisp sound while watching your favorite film in your home theater. (more…)

Bring Your Screen to Life with A Home Theater Install

home theater install“Toto, I’ve got a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.” If that rings true to how you’ve been feeling lately, join the club. To put it mildly, the world has changed a bit over the last few months. However, our opportunities to enjoy our wonderful world have not. We simply have to enjoy it in different ways on occasion. A home theater install is a fantastic step toward doing exactly that. Synergy Integrated Systems has some creative solutions to get you started. (more…)

Having a Home Network Keeps Your Signal Strong and Secure

home networkTo say that times have changed over the last few months is the understatement of the century. Across the globe, many of us will have a before and after line of demarcation. Not only has the world changed quite a bit, so have our needs and desires. As we attempt to find a new sense of normalcy, many of us question what goals were previously important and try to make them fit into our new strategies as we move forward. Considering a home network during this transition period is a wise step. If installing a wireless network and utilizing a home router is part of your “after,” Synergy Integrated Systems can help. Offering RukusLuxul, and Araknis Networks, we work to ensure your satisfaction and exceed your expectations. (more…)

Professional and Creative Home Theater Installation

home theater installationOver the past few months, many of us have truly realized how much our home is our sanctuary. A place of peace, rest and escape when the outside world seems a bit chaotic. Even if things beyond our doorways are beginning to reach some semblance of normalcy, our home is likely always where our heart remains. While we all strive to make it a safe and comfortable place, it’s also wise to make it a fun and entertaining space. Home theater installation is a fantastic way to achieve that goal.

Our team at Synergy Integrated Systems has been, and continues to be, ready to help you achieve that directive. Along with full-home automation, we also offer complete home theater setup. From start to finish, we provide high-quality audio and video equipment throughout your home. We carry only top-quality equipment and accessories, as described here. Our installation services include innovative design, detailed planning and expert custom home theater installation. (more…)


Tips for Planning Home Automation Systems

home automation systems Home automation systems are a great way to control the electronic and electric devices in your home, while saving energy. You can install basic or complex home automation systems that make many of the functions in your home easier and more convenient. For example, if you leave for vacation and forget to turn off the lights and set the temperature, you can control them and adjust them remotely.  In fact, your home can be programmed so you don’t need to pay attention to lights or other functions. An automation system will control your home for you, based on your needs and preferences. When considering home automation systems, here are a few tips that will make the process easier and right for your home.

Plan Carefully

When buying home automation systems, customers need to know what elements in their home they want automated. Do you want entertainment, security, heat and air, or lighting controlled? The type of system integration should be considered as well. Do you want to control your system from a smartphone or tablet? Do you want to include all functions or only some in your home automation system? Changing your mind after the installation process is very much possible, but it can be time consuming and expensive to adjust. When consulting with the professional installer, make sure you are both in sync as to requirements for your system and the associated costs.

Get a Good Wi-Fi Router /Home Wireless System

When using smart devices for home automation systems, there is the potential for delay or dropped signal. With a good quality Wi-Fi router or home wireless system,  the devices connected to your system can communicate consistently and efficiently which will keep your smart home connected.

Choose the Right Components

Some smart devices and brands are better than others. At Synergy Integrated Systems, we help you choose the products that will suit your needs within your budget.  Choosing which brand of controller is an important step in designing a home automation system.   We primarily use 2 brands:  URC total control and Crestron.  We can also help you pick devices that will work seamlessly with the controller.

Consult with an Expert on Home Automation Systems 

Home automation systems can be complex, so it is best to consult a professional for integrating smart technology. If you want to upgrade at some point, the changes will affect all of your home automation systems. Staying within the same brand of the older components may make the upgrade easier. A professional installer may be able to remotely upgrade or make a home visit to complete the upgrade. Synergy Integrated Systems offers several smart automation options for your home. Contact us today for more information on installing home automation systems and a free estimate.

Buying Home Audio Systems: 3 Things to Consider

home audio systems More and more people are opting to experience entertainment in the home. It is convenient, relaxing, and you control the experience. Home audio systems provide that enhanced level of entertainment beyond regular TV watching and music listening. It is important to consider three things when choosing a home audio system.

Music vs TV/Movies

Home audio systems for music and for movies have different requirements. Movies have a wide dynamic range with capability of high volume. This requires more power. Combined with center mixed dialog, deep-bass demands, and a multichannel soundtrack, the sound works in concert with the video. The sound experience is not the focal point. In contrast, music is dynamically compressed, has little to no deep-bass effects, and is primarily stereo sound. A music system is focused on the sound quality. Once you decide your main preference, you can choose a system that works for your purposes.

Whether you are using speakers primarily for music or TV can affect the type of home audio system you will invest in. For music, an added small subwoofer will add more bass. This is perfect for primarily music listening with occasional TV and movies. A pair of monitors or floor-standing speakers can deliver boosted, full sound. For mainly TV watching, a soundbar and a wireless subwoofer combination is great for boosting your TV and movie sound. It also works for occasional music listening. For a better experience when watching TV and movies, a surround sound system is a good choice for a home audio system.

Room Space

Before you select your home audio system, look at your room. Room size and openness affects your speakers’ sound. Large, open rooms make small speakers sound small and localized. Small, closed-in rooms don’t work well with large speakers. Not only do they take up lots of space, the bass can make the sound muddy. Serious movie watchers can accommodate a full range of speakers for cinematic experience. Music lovers can also immerse themselves in a richer sound. A smaller space can accommodate a small subwoofer system to provide adequate sound for movies or music.

Speaker Placement Options

A proper assessment of your space and how you will use your system will determine how your speakers should be set up.

  • In furniture: If space is limited, you may opt to put speakers in an entertainment cabinet or on a bookshelf. If your speaker produces heavy bass, avoid placing in an entertainment cabinet. The sound will bounce around creating undesirable resonances.
  • In the corner: Avoid placing full-range, floor-speakers on the sides of a TV that squares off a corner. This setup will cancel out the bass. You may want to opt for bookshelf speakers or a separate subwoofer.
  • Walls and floors: Large, smooth surfaces tend to reflect sound and change what you hear. Use furniture, carpet, drapes, etc., to break up the surfaces and reduce echo.

Synergy Home Audio Systems

Synergy Integrated Systems is a premier source for home audio systems. Our comprehensive range of speakers and systems offer the quality you want for your home. We provide custom designs and installation specific to your requirements. Contact us today for your free consultation.