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Frequently Asked Questions


Can you put cameras outside your house?
Yes, you can put cameras outside of your house. Generally outdoor cameras are ip66 or ip67 rated meaning waterproof and waterproof and submersible up to 1 meter. It is advised to put cameras outside your home that face vulnerable areas such as entrance doors, garage doors, and windows.
What’s the difference between surveillance cameras and security cameras?
Surveillance cameras and security cameras are one in the same. The terms can be used interchangeably.
Are there any security cameras that don’t require wifi?

Yes, there are many security cameras that don’t require wifi. Most real security camera installation companies in Baltimore wouldn’t rely on wifi for a security camera. Wifi creates an unnecessary vulnerability for security cameras. Many professionals will stick to POE (Power Over Ethernet) or coax wired cameras.

Can a neighbor put CCTV pointing at my house?
No, legally a neighbor can not point a cctv camera at your house without your permission. On the other hand without seeing your neighbors video footage it’s hard to prove that the cameras are pointed at your house. Some cameras have tinted domes that hide where cameras are aiming.
How much does it cost to have security cameras installed?

To have security cameras installed in Baltimore it can be as cheap as $500 installed for 4 low-quality cameras or as much as $2000 for 4 super high-quality cameras. Price is directly connected with features wanted.

How do wireless cameras get power?

Wireless cameras get power in three different ways. Some wireless cameras plug directly into an electrical socket, some will wireless cameras use batteries that constantly have to be charged or changed, and some newer more expensive wifi cameras will use solar charging/power when used outdoors.

Can you point a security camera at your neighbors?
No, you may not legally point a security camera at your neighbors property without consent. Furthermore, if your cameras pointed at your own property happens to pick up a part of your neighbors property, professional security camera systems have a feature called privacy mask that will allow you to black out a part of a scene to ensure you only record your property.
Do you need wifi for wireless security cameras?
Yes and No, depending on the camera type. Single standalone cameras in general will need and existing wifi networkto connect to. Wireless camera systems normally have a wifi built into the recording device generally called an NVR.
Do you have to put up signs if you have security cameras?
No, There is now law requiring signage for security cameras in Baltimore. It is however good practice to use signage in places where a camera maybe installed that a person may expect privacy.
What is the best home security camera system without a monthly fee?
The best home security system without a monthly fee is any professionally installed wired security camera system. Most wired security camera systems don’t require monthly fees because they don’t rely on cloud storage. Storage is normally on-site to a NVR or DVR with an installed hard drive that handles storage. These systems generally require a one time setup fee with no monthly charges.
How much does Best Buy charge to install security cameras?

Best Buy charges $399 to install 4 wired cameras. The cost is generally $100 per camera. What they don’t tell you upfront is that they don’t fix any walls or patch any holes. A professional security camera installation company such as Marvelouz Teknology knows how to run and fish wires without the need to cut walls or creating holes to patch 99% of the time.

Do electricians install security cameras in Baltimore?
In general electricians do not install security cameras. The wiring used with security camera installation is classified as low voltage wiring. Electricians do install low voltage wiring, it generally won’t get involve
Will Lowes install security cameras in Baltimore?

Lowes will install smart home devices. The term “security camera” is used loosely by some non-industry professionals. Lowe’s will install consumer rated brands and wireless devices such as Ring, Nest, Arlo, etc. We don’t consider these wireless devices to be “security cameras” because wireless isn’t as secure as true wired security cameras.

Which is better wireless or wired security cameras?
At Marvelouz Teknology we believe that wired cameras are better as a security product. While sometimes the only option maybe wireless, we generally can find a way to make a wired solution work 95% of the time. Wireless cameras can be easily jammed and taken offline, Not to mention that power outages may cause cameras to reboot and not come back online automatically as expected.
Can wired security cameras be hacked?
Yes, some wired cameras can be hacked. If the wired cameras are ip cameras and accessible from the internet hacking is possible. If the wired cameras are analog or analog HD and the DVR is connected to the internet and not secured properly the DVR could be hacked.
What is the easiest home security camera system to Install?
The easiest type of home security system to install is one that you hire a professional like Marvelouz Teknology to install. From a DIY standpoint a wireless security camera system will be The easiest to install. Keep in mind that easiest to install could mean more maintenance and time over the long run. Wireless cameras while quick to install could require constant battery charging and changing, and depending upon installation location could cause repeated unnecessary hazards like climbing tall ladders, hanging out of windows, etc.
What is the best affordable home security camera system?
The best affordable home security camera system is one that will provide good visual coverage day and nighttime, minimal blind spots, secure from hacking, wired, and accessible for remote viewing, with alerts. Unfortunately this does not boil down to one individual system or camera type because every home is different and will require different types of cameras.
Can my boss watch me on CCTV from home?
Yes, a boss could watch you on CCTV from home. Assuming the cctv cameras are installed in common areas of work spaces, it is perfectly legal and possible for a boss to watch you from home or anywhere else with an internet connection and a mobile device.
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