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Hodson Electrical Services

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Hodson Electrical Services is a solutions provider serving Baltimore County located in Essex, Maryland. Hodson Electrical Services specializes in security systems, burglar alarm system installation, surveillance camera installation and residential security services.

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Founded in 2017, Hodson Electrical Services is a service provider. Hodson Electrical Services offers security services using Nest products.

Areas of Expertise:

Security Systems:

A security system, in its most basic definition, is a structure of components to detect intrusion into a home or business. Security systems are used in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings to monitor and prevent theft or property damage. It is the cornerstone in defending any property against intruders, from indoor to outdoor surveillance. Some security systems operate with the single purpose of intruder protection. Other more sophisticated systems provide a combination of security methods, including fire detection, security monitoring, security guards, and CCTV surveillance. How a security system works in the event of a break-in will depend on the type of system installed, and the monitoring service purchased. Many security companies offer very affordable DIY systems, while others provide a more robust option as a professional security system. Professionally monitored security systems are a more reliable way to keep a home or business protected. It is considered normal in today’s technology that security companies enhance their systems with an array of smart automation products and third-party integrations. Products like indoor and outdoor cameras, smart locks, lights, thermostats, and more, are usually part of a more robust security system. However, due to the new product offering by security companies, the cost of these systems is now more accessible to the average customer.

Burglar Alarm System Installation:

An alarm system is an arrangement of integrated devices and security components working together to protect a home or business against potential intruders. A typical security system includes a control panel or centralized Hub, motion detectors, door and window sensors, indoor and outdoor surveillance cameras, and a high-decibel siren. Alarm systems monitor entry points into a property with sensors that notify the control panel and monitoring center when a sensor is triggered. Security companies and certified installers provide professional burglar alarm system installations, from straightforward devices to wired or wireless surveillance cameras. Expert technicians will come to the client’s property and evaluate the security’s state, placing all the devices in the best location possible. Having a professional installation ensures to the customer that the system will be installed and tested appropriately. The experts will help the customer get to know its new security system, explaining how every component works. By the end of the professional installation service, the alarm system will be up and running smoothly. Alarm systems are made for home and business security. Both vary in cost and functionality since the needs are slightly different. Business security requires a more robust system since there is typically more interaction with clientele or enhanced surveillance on a regular basis.

Surveillance Camera Installation:

Surveillance Cameras are closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras used to transmit a video, and in some cases, the audio signal to a receiver. The camera system communicates with monitors or recorders through a wired or wireless network. It is called “closed-circuit” to imply that the access to the content is only available to a specific user and receiver. The system depends basically on two factors: The cameras’ placement on strategic locations and the remote monitoring. Surveillance cameras are used primarily for monitoring and security purposes, overseeing homes, stores, banks, businesses, and more. Security companies now offer an array of products, such as indoor security cameras, designed to keep an eye on family members or to protect goods or assets inside a home or business. While, on the other hand, outdoor security cameras are weatherproof, alerting of the presence of a possible threat within the perimeter of a property. Some surveillance cameras are available in affordable wireless DIY kits because most of the traditional wired CCTV cameras require professional installation. Business surveillance requires more sophisticated equipment than a home would and remains a more expensive option. Companies provide professional or certified installations for the more complex surveillance systems that involve a low voltage wiring set up. Contractors or installers deliver both wireless and wired installations, ensuring a proper camera setup and a working surveillance system in place.

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Residential Security Services:

Some companies and certified professionals provide solutions that are focused on delivering a set of products and services for residential customers only. They are designed to fit any home’s needs, from certified locksmiths and electricians to home security systems, home automation, and home theater systems. Companies offering residential services dedicate themselves to provide excellent service to customers who live in different types of homes, from small apartments to larger homes.

Smoke Alarm Installation:

Household smoke alarms are self-contained devices that detect smoke and broadcast a visual or audible warning locally. Smoke alarm installations are typically seen in residential apartments and homes. Smoke sensors come in hardwired or wireless option, powered by electricity or battery-powered. Smoke detectors also sense smoke but are not self-contained. Instead, they operate as part of an interconnected fire alarm system. Smoke detector installations are commonly set up for commercial applications, such as hospitals, warehouses, and hotels. They are usually controlled by a central fire alarm system with battery backup. Smoke detectors are connected wired or wirelessly. In many jurisdictions, they require professional installations by certified technicians. Additionally, an expert operator is employed for all smoke detector repairs that may arise.

Fire Protection System:

A fire alarm system is made up of various devices working collectively to detect and alert the presence of smoke, fire, or carbon monoxide through audio and visual appliances. Many security companies offer fire alarm monitoring with their home and business monitoring. These fire protection services include alarm-initiating devices, such as smoke detectors, heat detectors, CO sensors, etc. It is intended to warn the tenants of a possibly dangerous situation taking place at their home or business. The alarms are designed for fire prevention, activating automatically when smoke or fire detectors are triggered. These devices may come with a wireless DIY installation that could require screws and basic tools. A few manufacturers deliver more robust alarm systems, with fire alarm control communicators, voice evacuation products, remote power supplies, and more. The components require a wired professional installation, provided by the companies or authorized dealers that sell them. Some home and building safety interfaces may include alarm buttons or pull stations, fire sprinklers and fire extinguishers, as part of fire safety measures. These fire protection components need a certified expert to install them properly, for guaranteed top functionality.

Lighting Installation:

Lighting contractors can help customers calculate the number of fixtures needed and the ideal layout to reach a target level of illumination for a specific area. They can help pick the right lighting products for its clients, depending on the commercial or residential needs. The lighting contractors can install many different lighting products, such as indoor lighting for kitchen lights, panel ceiling lights, under the counter lights, and more. Outdoor applications may include security lights, wall packs, floodlights, recessed lighting, roadway lights, and many more. Lighting installers can also set up exit and emergency signs for business and residential buildings. Nowadays, most of these lighting products are energy-efficient LEDs (Light-Emitting Diodes), used among smart home automations and inside devices such as cameras and motion detection sensors. Contractors provide installation and maintenance, as well as repairs, for all the customers lighting needs.

Outlet Installation:

An electrical outlet is a socket that connects electrical equipment to an electricity supply or grid. The electrical supply provides alternating current to the 110V AC outlet. They are also known as electrical sockets, plugs, outlets, and wall plugs. There are two main types of outlets: domestic and industrial. Typically, electrical outlets are installed on wall surfaces, but they can also be installed in the floor or ceiling. There is an ample number of applications for these boxes, like housing connections for electrical appliances, lighting fixtures, smart plugs for home automation, ceiling fans, and more. An outlet box installation is also used for joining wires in electrical circuits and wiring, which can protect against short circuits and electrocution. When in need to install outlets or switches, it is best to hire a certified electrician. They can provide correct and safe installation, maintenance, and reparation of any of the circuitry and its components.

Electrical Panel Installation:

An electrical panel is a metal electrical service box also known as distribution board, breaker box, or panelboard. It accepts the main power to a property, like homes, business, buildings, while it divides the electrical power feed into various circuits throughout the house using circuit breakers. It is made up of the main switch and one or more residual current devices to provide protection from a peak of current that could harm any connected device. Electrical panel installations need a professional electrician to connect the circuit breaker panel to the main service wires in a property, such as homes, apartments, buildings, etc. An electrical panel upgrade may be necessary for older homes or include a new breaker box installation, to bring the house up to city code regulations. Always hire a certified electrician for any electrical panel installation, repairs, and upgrades. Also, they can diagnose your system and repair electrical panels when needed, executing routine maintenance on every circuit breaker panel in a home to keep electrical systems running at their best performance.

Generator Installation:

An electrical generator is a device that changes mechanical or chemical energy into electrical power for usage in an external circuit. Electrical generators are used to provide electricity when power is interrupted or not available. It is often used in office buildings, hospitals, hotels, or retail businesses. Home generators supply power to essential household appliances, such as refrigerators and lighting systems, until power is restored. Generators are permanently mounted on a concrete pad and connected directly to the site’s electrical panel. Standby generators are powered by external fuels, like diesel, natural gas, or liquid propane. Generator installations require advanced plumbing and electrical abilities, along with knowledge of local building codes. Installing a generator is a complex task to be considered a DIY project. The risks of not having a proper installation can include lousy wiring, back-feeding the grid, and damaging the equipment. It is always best to hire generator installation contractors to take care of all the setup and permits to get the job done correctly. Generator installation services may also include routine check-ups that cover the unit and all the parts, needed to extend the life of the generator.

Appliances Installation:

New home appliances may require professional installation to work correctly, such as freestanding refrigerators, ranges, washers, and dryers. For home or kitchen appliances that are purchased from furniture or home improvement stores, appliance installation may be included in the price. However, for retailers that don’t include it, the customer may need to hire expert technicians for a professional installation. The installer will connect the new appliances to existing plumbing and electrical or gas outlets and pipes. They will test the new device to guarantee its correct use. Some appliance installers will even haul away old appliances when hooking up the new ones, for an extra cost. Along with appliance installations, many companies offer maintenance as well as a repair service for many home appliances. Basic appliance installations do not include alterations of the home’s layout or the utilities to which the appliance must be connected. Many appliance installers offer to do these complex installation services for an extra cost. Additional adjustments may consist of hooking up gas lines, water pipes, electrical wiring, built-in appliances, smart home product installations, and more. Improper installations of an appliance can cause severe damage to a kitchen or the entire home through incorrectly installed ductwork or overloaded circuits. Flooding and water damage can also occur from incorrect installation of water lines or pipes. It is always recommended to hire a certified, professional installer near you that can provide quick response time in case of an emergency.

Security Safe Installation:

Security safe or strongbox is a secure, lockable box used for storing valuable items such as birth certificates, passports, cash, relevant documents, and more. It guards its contents mainly against fire, water damage, and theft. Security safe boxes come in different sizes, to accommodate various needs: From small document safes to large bank-size safes. Some can be mounted on a wall or structure, like wall home safes, while floor home safes can be bolted down to the floor. These types of safes need professional installation from security experts. The expert technician will anchor the box into concrete walls or embed it into divider walls, so they are not easily taken out. There are also portable safes that are designed to be freestanding, weighing less than conventional safes. They can be moved around easily and do not need any type of installation. Every security safe box model comes with different kinds of locks, like touch keypad safes that allow the user to create PINs to open the safe. Another alternative is fingerprints, used by biometric safes as the primary locking mechanism.

Availability:

Serving Cities:

  • Essex

Business Hours:

Mon 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tue 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wed 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thu 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Fri 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sat 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sun Closed

Brands Used:

Nest

Contact:

Hodson Electrical Services

(443) 845-7531

9003 Millers Island Blvd

Essex, Maryland, 21219