Privacy Policy of Crosbies Security Limited

Crosbies Security Limited operates the www.crosbies.co.nz website, which provides the SERVICE.

This page is used to inform website visitors regarding our policies with the collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information if anyone decided to use our Service, the Crosbies Security website.

If you choose to use our Service, then you agree to the collection and use of information in relation with this policy. The Personal Information that we collect are used for providing and improving the Service. We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy.

The terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions, which is accessible at www.crosbies.co.nz, unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy. Our Privacy Policy was created with the help of the Privacy Policy Template and the Disclaimer Template.

Information Collection and Use

For a better experience while using our Service, we may require you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information, including but not limited to your name, phone number, and postal address. The information that we collect will be used to contact or identify you.

Log Data

We want to inform you that whenever you visit our Service, we collect information that your browser sends to us that is called Log Data. This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser version, pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, and other statistics.

Cookies

Cookies are files with small amount of data that is commonly used an anonymous unique identifier. These are sent to your browser from the website that you visit and are stored on your computer’s hard drive.

Our website uses these “cookies” to collection information and to improve our Service. You have the option to either accept or refuse these cookies, and know when a cookie is being sent to your computer. If you choose to refuse our cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.

Service Providers

We may employ third-party companies and individuals due to the following reasons:

  • To facilitate our Service;
  • To provide the Service on our behalf;
  • To perform Service-related services; or
  • To assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.

We want to inform our Service users that these third parties have access to your Personal Information. The reason is to perform the tasks assigned to them on our behalf. However, they are obligated not to disclose or use the information for any other purpose.

Security

We value your trust in providing us your Personal Information, thus we are striving to use commercially acceptable means of protecting it. But remember that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure and reliable, and we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Links to Other Sites

Our Service may contain links to other sites. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that site. Note that these external sites are not operated by us. Therefore, we strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of these websites. We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party sites or services.

Children’s Privacy

Our Services do not address anyone under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personal identifiable information from children under 13. In the case we discover that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we immediately delete this from our servers. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with personal information, please contact us so that we will be able to do necessary actions.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. Thus, we advise you to review this page periodically for any changes. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page. These changes are effective immediately, after they are posted on this page.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or suggestions about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us.

Arlo Pro – Why You Should Stay Clear Of Them

Recently, Arlo wire-free security cameras have become extremely popular in New Zealand.

They are marketed as a simple product with a quick and easy installation.

For example, being “wire-free”, you can mount them anywhere. This ease of install is great for houses where installing a hard-wired system is problematic.

But And here is the but. And you’ll notice it’s a big but. A really big but…

“The batteries in your Arlo Pro Wire-Free… camera last for about four to six months with normal usage, which is about five minutes of recordings a day…”

google rich snippet screenshot about batteries in your arlo pro wire-free

Let’s break it down:

Firstly, Arlo wire-free systems only output a 720p definition image1. Youtube now streams in 1080p, or even 4K ultra high definition – and 720p security cameras have been on the wane for a number of years.

Secondly – and more importantly – you need to change and recharge batteries. So when your cameras die, what do you do – take them down and recharge the battery.

If you wanted to run the cameras while you’re charging the batteries you’ve just taken out, that’s going to cost you an additional $109.99 each camera, to have a spare.2 So if you don’t have spares, then no recordings for 2 hours (the time it takes to recharge a camera).3

Third, the specified normal usage of an Arlo is five minutes of recording a day. 5 minutes.

No camera has yet been able to master the same rejection rate as an alarm sensor, for example. Cameras rely on pixel movement to pick up on motion. Cats, dogs, birds, spiders, people, cars, bees flying close to the lens, spiders… you name it – the camera will likely record these events at some point.

When we put in a CCTV system, we allow enough storage for 2 hours of recordings a day… With Arlo, you’ve got a maximum of 5 minutes a day just to ensure the batteries will last you 4-6 months.

A camera also needs a pre-record ability. That is, an ability to store 10 seconds of video before the motion is detected to capture anything the camera didn’t pick up in the preceding 10 seconds.

So if each event was 45 seconds long – 10 seconds of pre recording and 35 seconds of footage… the maximum number of events Arlo can support is 6.6 a day. That’s it. That means your camera can only activate once every 4 hours. Is that really realistic?

If your camera picks up any more than 6.6 events a day, then your battery life will start to diminish.

Many people who have put an Arlo “wire-free” system subsequently come to us to put a hard-wired system in.

Based on our experience, we estimate your Arlo “wire-free” system would need recharging every 4-6 weeks. That’s about 28 events a day or one every hour (which is still highly conservative, particularly at night).

Conclusion

While the Arlo wire-free systems may seem like a cost friendly, simple alternative to a professional system (coming in at about $1500 including GST), the limitations are painful.

Our residential CCTV systems start at about $1700 including GST (for two cameras) however they are hard-wired, 1080p definition, and includes 1 TB of hard-drive space. Our residential CCTV systems also include a generous 3 year warranty.

If you’re after a free quotation for a residential CCTV system in Auckland, feel free to get in touch with us here: https://www.crosbies.co.nz/contact-and-free-quotes

References Used
1. https://www.arlo.com/eu/products/kit/VMS3230.aspx
2. 2. https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/CAMNGR4400/Arlo-Wire-Free-VMA4400-Rechargeable-Battery-Design?qr=GShopping&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIzfqZ9_T73wIVESUrCh2xpwBmEAQYASABEgLe8PD_BwE
3. 3. https://community.arlo.com/t5/Arlo-Pro/arlo-pro-how-long-does-it-take-to-recharge-a-battery/td-p/1288447

Paradox Alarms

Paradox has become a well known household brand in New Zealand.

For years, Aucklanders have been installing Paradox alarm systems in their homes and businesses.

Paradox was founded in 1989, and is headquartered in Quebec, Canada. After all these years, Paradox remains a private company and is well regarded as a developer of leading technology solutions for the security industry, protecting hundreds of thousands of people in over 100 countries.

Paradox has revolutionised some of the security systems we have become accustomed to. Paradox focused on developing high quality motion sensors, and they subsequently patented those designs which still stand today.

Paradox have also introduced wireless alarm components. Modern Paradox systems now mean you can use both hard wired and wireless components on the same system which significantly saves on the cost of prewiring.

Paradox is one of New Zealand’s most popular and trusted security system brands, and is a preferred brand of Crosbie’s Security.

ABOUT THE PARADOX ALARM RANGE

Paradox have multiple alarm products to suit your needs. They offer efficient and sleek technology.

  • iOS / Android Phone Integration
    The iParadox phone app allows integration between your home alarm system and mobile phone. You can remotely access your security system via your iPhone or Android device. The app can provide information and notifications and you can also arm and disarm the alarm from within the app.
  • Motion Detectors
    Paradox offer both indoor and outdoor motion detectors, and depending on your overall requirements, there are many different functions to choose from including wired or wireless, pet friendly, downward beams and more.
  • Control Panels
    There are now a range of alarm control panels to choose from, from your traditional style keypads to touch screen control panels available in different colours. The designs are sleek and simple to use.

Paradox is an excellent alarm brand and we have chosen to endorse it because of the reliability, ease of use and realistic cost.

If you’re interested in getting a home alarm or business alarm system installed, contact us on 0800 112 335 for a free quote or email office@crosbies.co.nz today.

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