As a service to you, we are supplying you with some helpful tips to keep your video security system up, DVR and cameras, and running well. A little prevention or self help can save you money and keep your system healthy. Continue reading
I am wondering if the fact that he is blind can offset the issue that he could not take actual notes. I hate to see a 13 year old kid being charged as an adult with a felony. Seems pretty extreme to me.
Uber and Lyft have really taken off in popularity recently, especially in big cities such as L.A, New York City and Chicago. Have you ever felt uneasy getting in a ride with an ‘Uberly’ complete stranger? As a passenger of an Uber or Lyft ride, you should know there are products available to purchase that may help you feel a little more secure.
Pepper Sprays are great and pack a huge punch! There are many different varieties in different shapes, sizes and potency. Each state and or city may have there own regulations in regards to what is allowed to be carried, so we recommend checking your local regulations before purchasing any pepper sprays. In general, all states allow Pepper Spray but some limit the maximum potency to 10%. Others require that you purchase the spray in the state you reside.
The OC (oleoresin capsicum) level represents the potency. The highest OC pepper spray we carry is 18%. We would recommend you carry the max for your safety if your state allows. Along with pepper spray it may be helpful to carry a personal alarm. The alarms sounds a loud sound that scares the attacker and notifies persons nearby. With these two items, you will have two methods of protection covered. Some personal alarms have a decibel as high as 130!!
Safety isn’t limited to just passengers. Drivers should also cover all aspects for safety as well as passengers. For drivers it is also a good idea to have a pepper spray on board. We recommend you have video surveillance as well to prevent any “he said she said” scenarios that may occur. There are a wide variety of dash/vehicle cameras available. To help make your decision please see the YouTube video below!
Buying a GPS tracking device can be a hard decision. Deciding if you need to see the information live or if you can wait till you have the tracker back in your hand to see the logs. Please see the video below to help you decide. In the video we explain what the differences are so making that decision can be easier for you!
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There are many types of Counter Surveillance devices on the market and it might be difficult to choose which unit will work for you. Please see the video below explaining the different types of Counter Surveillance devices and what they are used for. Hopefully this will help you choose what device or devices will work for your specific situation!
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Here are some frequently asked questions we have received with answers for you to review.
Q – I work in a very competitive office situation that everyone wants new marketing ideas. I’ve have the feeling that my office has been under some sort of surveillance since my ideas have come up and I haven’t said anything. I put in my office a very hidden audio/video recorder that plugs into the wall and adapts to 110 volts AC. That very night someone comes into my office and looks at all the USB ports on my computer, looks at the walls and ceiling looking for something but couldn’t find it. So not only are they bugging me, but they know when I have bugs in my office. I was wondering if there is a device that can jam them from knowing I have surveillance in my office?
Q – Is the AC adapter camera 5 megapixel?
A – As of now, February, 2018, the hidden cameras are a maximum of 2 megapixel also known as 1080P. Keep in mind that this is plenty of quality for a hidden camera which is typically used in a small area. You would not typically use a hidden camera to view a parking lot or theatre with the hopes of getting details of the far end of the area covered. Keep in mind that the quality also affects the storage space available. Since “5” is 2.5 times greater than “2”, the recording space will get used 2 and a half times as quickly. This is a problem as a 10 hour recording storage capacity will be reduced to about 4 hours. So until there are larger sized recording drives and more demand for higher resolution for this application, there may not be any change in the upcoming months or years.
- Height – Recommended height is 3-4 feet, depending on the height of the vehicles and the object distance at the image center from the camera. Usually LPR cameras should be installed a little bit higher than the license plate.
- Angle – Recommended horizontal angel is no more than 30 degree. However, it also depends on the distance between the camera and object (license plate) image to be captured.
- Distance – Up to 45ft from the camera to the object (license plate) image to be captured.
- Vehicle Speed – Recommended vehicle speed is no more than 25 miles per hour in playback mode, and no more than 6 miles per hour in live view mode.
- Lighting – Avoid direct and strong headlight or backlight. Sometimes lighting conditions in twilight (dawn or dusk) will affect the image quality.
- FoV Width – recommended FoV (Field of View) is for one traffic lane.
Perry Myers is interviewed by Mike Puccinelli of CBS affiliate news reporter at the Morton Grove, U-Spy Store. Mike and Perry discuss the potential for the DesPlaines police department to make an arrest based on the possibility of evidence obtained from the hidden camera found in the Walgreen’s bathroom. Continue reading
It’s hard not to find a store selling security cameras these days. Home Depot, Sam’s Club, Costco, Menards, Best Buy and other stores are selling all inclusive packages. But I want to discuss whether buying these do-it-yourself kits make sense.