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Chief DataCom has installed complete surveillance systems in two locations of ours. Not only do they provide a quality product, their service is what sold me. They have made multiple trips to our facilities to walk us through our systems, adjust settings for us and more. Their competent, capable staff was careful to clean up after all installations and were mindful of our customers and clients. We would recommend Chief DataCom to anyone in the market for a security solution.
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A few years ago when we started Chief DataCom, we had no idea that in the near future another company would be born of it. We have worked closely with our commercial and residential CCTV customers and quickly realized, that they had other security needs. We had a customer who was the victim of an unstable ex-spouse who was stalking her, we had numerous customers who were the victims of burglaries, businesses and individuals who had property vandalized, a real estate professional who was threatened with violent bodily harm and so many others. This is when we decided there was a real need for a security store that offered a solution to most security threats.
At Chief Security, a person can purchase a self-defense weapon such as a stun gun, knife or pepper spray as well as protect their home with cameras and a burglar alarm! From hidden cameras to tracking devices, it seemed that we had solved most security needs. But, there were other needs; like the need to obtain a license to carry a handgun for protection or the need for an armed security officer. We offer both. In fact, we took our mission to protect people so seriously that we even offer a line of custom steel storm shelters which are made locally by our family owned, and retired (disabled) veteran operated steel fabrication company!
I never tire of hearing how one of our customers either prevented or solved a crime because of our products! I love to hear the stories of parents who used to stay up all night wondering where their troubled teen was, and now they can track their vehicle 24/7. It may sound a little crazy to some, but, too many others know the reality.
Stop by our store sometime, we would love to show you around!
The other day, my son was talking about super powers. He asked “If you could have any power, what would it be?”. Today, I think I can answer that question. The ability to turn back time.
I don’t know that I can articulate how frustrating it is to meet with a potential customer, someone who has experienced substantial loss due to theft, and hear them say “I want to get cameras, but I just don’t have time right now.”
About 2 weeks ago, I met with a man who is in the construction business. He had over $50,000 in equipment stolen in the past couple of years. He was very frustrated. They say that change happens “when the pain of remaining the same is greater then that of changing.” I guess he had not reached that point just yet, because, though he had experienced such a loss, he opted to hold off on having cameras installed.
It gets worse.
I received a text message from him “Well….I just got hit again. Trailer and Skid Steer were stolen from my driveway.”
For those of you who do not know what a Skid Steer is, or what it costs, let me just say that this one theft cost him over $35,000.
If he would have had the cameras installed as originally planned, he would more than likely know who stole from him, and would more than likely have excellent footage of the trailer heist and the vehicle to which it was attached!
But, we cannot go back in time. We cannot “rewind” the video and give it to the police. We cannot give proof to the insurance company that his equipment was stolen. We only have hindsight….again.
Earlier this week, I had someone tell me how great our new store is. He went on to say that “If I know you, this will be a huge success!” He then offered a product suggestion and insisted that I carry this item. For a number of reasons, I will not take his suggestion. (I DO appreciate his suggestion, he really wanted to help!) This is just a thought for anyone out there who owns their own business. Hopefully you have put in the time and understand the ins and outs of your trade. I hope that you have had some experience every single trivial task involved in making your company successful. Sweeping, mopping, stocking shelves, conducting inventory, balancing the books, marketing, advertising, selling, customer service. Your business acumen, achievement drive and natural ability !will take you a long way, but you MUST put in the time and pay your dues in order to really be successful! Now, back to my original statement… there is a reason I am qualified to do what I do… there is a reason you are qualified to do what YOU DO. Do not be afraid to take the helm and make tough decisions! Do not be afraid to say “no” or “no thank you!”. The fact is, we have all heard “There is no ‘I’ in TEAM”, right? BUT, there IS an ‘I’ in BUSINESS. And the “I” in business means “I write the checks, I pay the bills, I am the one whose name is on the line, I am the one who takes the risk, I am the one who had the dream for this business, I have put in the hard work, I am the “I” in the business!” Don’t be afraid to take risks, don’t be afraid to make decisions! YOU DO WHAT YOU DO for a reason. Be the “I” in your business
Every once in a while, security cameras will catch something outstanding! I say BRAVO to the store owner in this video. Not only is he smart for having security cameras, but also smart to be a believer in the 2nd amendment! I just love this sort of thing. If you have any interesting videos, I would LOVE to see them and share them! Click here to see the video—-> 2nd Amendment
10. Your company image will improve.
9. Paging feature saves footsteps.
8. Auto attendant saves time and payroll.
7. Music & advertising on hold creates better customer service without added payroll.
6. Unified messaging saves valuable time (voicemail and faxes are emailed to you).
5. More phone lines equals fewer missed calls.
4. Do not disturb feature will enhance productivity and privacy.
3. Call forward feature allows staff to be mobile (also forwards the number called from).
2. Ability to view remote video surveillance cameras on your phone at home or at the office.
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With all the uncertainty in the world, the peace of mind I now have with Chief DataCom is priceless! Last year, on a rare occasion, I put some important checks in my mailbox for the postal service to pick up. Unfortunately, this was the one day a thief decided to help themselves to the contents. They ordered checks using my information and wrote checks all over town. Now, I can see who is coming and going from my house, and every thing that happens at my home! I have young children and can easily keep an eye on them at all times, whether they are outside playing on play equipment, or just at the kitchen table doing homework. Even when I am away working while they are being watched by another care taker, I can keep an eye on what’s happening at my home on my smart phone. I feel safer and more secure, knowing there is security system in place to protect the ones I love the most!
The technicians and staff at Chief DataCom were professional and efficient with their installation. They took the time to explain everything in detail. They made sure their work exceeded all my expectations! I am extremely satisfied, trust them completely and would highly recommend them to all my clients, friends, and family.
In short, no. It is funny how there are so many terms used for the same thing. There are a lot of people who think that each of the terms represent a different type of camera system. Though there are many different types, brands and configurations, they all fall into categories of video surveillance, security cameras and CCTV.
“Video surveillance” is the term that is used more by the professional installers in the field. Is is the term that (to us) best describes what it is.
“Security camera” is the term used primarily by the end user. Why? Because security is usually the reason they are purchasing. Sometimes people mistake a “security system” for “security cameras” or vice versa. A security system may consist a burglar alarm, access control, video surveillance, various other software and hardware or all of these components. Whereas security cameras are just that, a camera system (with some type of recording device such as a DVR or NVR).
“CCTV” is the term used by many manufacturers of CCTV components (it is also used by professionals in the field since it is much shorter to say and write than “video surveillance”!) CCTV stands for “closed circuit television”. Wikipedia defines CCTV as “..the use of video cameras to transmit a signal to a specific place, on a limited set of monitors. It differs from broadcast television in that the signal is not openly transmitted..”
On a related note, many people who desire to access their video surveillance system via their iPhone or internet oftentimes refer to it as an “IP system”. They will call and ask us “can you tell me how much and IP system for my home would cost?” Most of the time, what they are really after is the price of a system they can access via the internet, not necessarily an actual IP system. An IP (internet protocol) system will offer much higher image quality (mega pixels) than a standard system, but the cost can be significantly more. Here is a video that goes into more detail about this subject.
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Chief DataCom is the Deer Creek Chamber’s Business of the Month. Chief DataCom is owned and operated by Chad and Leslie NesSmith.
We install video surveillance (also known as security camera systems), business phone systems and structured cabling. Chad started in this business about 25 years ago and is well respected in this industry. We are very community minded; we both coach youth sports and volunteer for our church and other community organizations. We even offer free workshops on home safety and security. We believe it is our responsibility to give back to the community!
Right now, video surveillance is in high demand. It seems that we cannot go a week without someone calling us because they were burglarized, the victim of employee dishonesty or some other type of crime. We have a true passion for this business and helping people. Nothing is more satisfying than one of our customers calling us to say that we helped them avoid loss or catch a bad guy!
Video surveillance is so much more affordable now than it was just a few short years ago. In addition, the technology has really advanced! Now, a person can be in another country and can keep an eye on their home or business in real time on their smart phone. With 5 kids ranging in age from 9 to 19, we have put our cameras to good use!
If you have every though about having a security camera system installed in your home or business, please give us a call. We offer great service, great products and a great price! And, we are right down the street from you!
Proud members of the Deer Creek Chamber of Commerce!