If Your Security System Is Old Consider An Upgrade

November 8th, 2019

Security for a home or business in Houston, TX can be an essential piece of defense in protecting property. A good security system can foil crimes from running too long, help investigators track down criminals through surveillance evidence or even prevent a crime from happening at all through the deterrence factor.

But security systems, like any piece of technology, can be quickly outclassed by newer, modernized systems. If you’ve been using the same security system for years—or worse yet, decades—you should think about investing in an upgrade for the following reasons.

Save Money

There’s the adage “You’ve got to spend money to make money,” but sometimes you need to spend money to save money. A very old security camera system is a perfect example of how an investment can result in big savings year on year.

Very old CCTV systems are wired and require running individual cables to individual monitors in a dedicated security camera room. These monitors are all expensive to repair, and an additional expenditure is required to pay for video cassettes to store footage on.

A new security camera system in Houston, TX is not only wireless, but it can also do away with the need to maintain a security room, diverting all camera footage to one computer, storing footage either on a hard drive or even online. All of this means more savings.

More Control & Convenience

Older security systems, especially analog systems without any digital features, can’t compete with the convenience of digital systems. On an old fashioned CCTV system, if you want to review footage of what your cameras have seen, you need to go to your security room and review the tape that has recorded footage for the period you’re interested in.

A new digital system can store the images online if you like. This means if you want to review old footage, or even see live footage, you only need to pull out a smartphone with a data plan, access your security app, and view your footage.

Get Better Results

Older surveillance systems lack the “bells and whistles” of newer systems. New alarms, for example, now have motion detection capabilities that older mechanical systems lack. And when it comes to new camera systems, features that used to be high tech military specifications, such as night vision or even infra-red are now affordable for consumers.

Perhaps more importantly, however, is that power and resolution have gone up considerably. Older CCTV cameras recorded images at a very low, blurry resolution, often only in black and white. New cameras are in color, at high definition and now “Ultra HD” or 4K resolutions, which makes them sharp, crisp and able to record important details like license plate numbers, or the lettering on clothing, as well as facial and skin details.

So if you have a security system protecting your home or business here in Houston, TX, and it’s an older system, think about an upgrade. Contact us and let us help you modernize your security system into something cost-effective, more convenient, and with higher performance.

"Steve I just wanted to thank you and your partner Ray Kindsfather for the fine work you men did installing the security cameras around my home. The quality of the pictures is excellent, the clarity in day or infrared mode is exactly what I was looking for. What good is a camera if you can't identify the person and these cameras will greatly assist the police in identifying a perpetrator. The computer side of the job is easy and fast with very little adjustment time for me in finding what I want to see. Software and hardware get A+++++ no doubt about. The Ring is equally easy to use and the quality of the camera is equally strong. The installation was clean and fast. You maintain a clean site, it’s like you were never here. You answered all my questions with pin point accuracy. Integrity suits you well. Your answers were honest and to the point. Refreshing in today’s world. All and all you and Ray make a strong team at DWS Technology LLC. I have no problem recommending you to friend or family, home or business. God bless you both with your business. I will call you for future installations. "

Cliff Mulvaney


"Ray, in reviewing several different security cameras there were many good products, but none met my criteria of clarity and no long-term contract. Raymond, you showed me one product that caught my attention with the clarity and distance viewing that I could not get with other systems. The zoom after a few feet became distorted with the other systems but with the Alibi NVR package you demoed, we could zoom in and out with clarity which made this product stand out from all the rest. The NVR system is so simple, in fact, anyone can configure the system to suit their needs. You can monitor your home from your smartphone or tablet and having security cameras makes it a great deterrent for criminal activity. DWS Technology delivered as promised! Your installation crew worked clean and treated my home as if it was their own. Great attention to detail! I will recommend DWS Technology to anyone! Great job guys!"

Eli R.

"DWS Technology does great work! I found them to be knowledgeable, professional and cost-effective. DWS designed a company-wide integrated comprehensive solution with site survey drawings outlying every detail of the project for our nine major locations. The surveillance performance we needed was exactly what we received. DWS, you outperformed our expectations and continue to do so with your tech support. Thank you for providing great service and delivering on your promises."

John Schreiber

Building Superintendent, Catholic Charities

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