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
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!
For more videos please visit our YouTube channel.
The holiday season is a big time for thieves and vandals as some of you may have experienced. Halloween, Christmas and Hanukah decorations are ripe for the picking or destroying. We see a huge increase in customers scrambling to get security cameras (Spy Camera Detector) installed before the decorations go up. Continue reading
Going back a few years there were many true stories about how easy it was to pick up and intercept wireless camera signals from the many hidden nanny cams or hidden surveillance cameras in homes across the USA and the world. These wireless camera signals could be intercepted and viewed either intentionally or unintentionally with basic receivers or with anyone with the same or similar wireless security camera system.
Many of the dummy cameras being sold today have batteries and flashing strobe lights included. We strongly recommend that you resist and do not use this needless feature. Of the tens of thousands of security cameras on the market less than 1% ever have any kind of light visible let alone “flashing lights” in the front of the camera.
A flashing light on a camera screams “I am a dummy camera” and many thieves may know that. Simply don’t use the feature. Any bad guy with half a brain can figure out that the flashing light is a sure sign of a dummy camera. Continue reading
In the world of the Internet, you need to be careful where you buy. GeoVision has a great product which often times leads to counterfeit products. Due to the issue, GeoVision has created a page on their website that will help customers find the places where to buy products safely. GeoVision will not honor warranties for any products purchased on unauthorized websites such as:
- Any auction websites
- Securitybestbuy dot com
- DinoDirect (Customer Reported Counterfeit cards!)
- Allgeovision dot com
- Allmilestonesystems dot com
- Allsecurityelectronics dot net
- Gvdvrcard dot com
- Surveillent dot net
- Salestores dot com
- supplyCCTV dot com
Buyers beware when purchasing GeoVision or any other products that may be counterfeit or otherwise not covered under the GeoVision warrantee. Continue reading
The fall season is a time when we are tempted to sleep with open windows. Who doesn’t like that crisp, autumn air and a chance to turn off our air-conditioners? Unfortunately, open windows pose a security risk.
Recent news stories have covered several home invasions in the city of Chicago. These invasions took place in what are typically known as quiet, safe neighborhoods. Burglars entered through open windows. Fortunately, burglars (who were entering between the hours of 3:00 a.m. – 6:00 a.m.) haven’t thus far awakened those sleeping in the homes. They stole valuables, but no one was faced with the unknown of what could happen if a burglar is caught in the act.
There are many ways to keep your home and family safe that won’t break the bank. When you think of the money we all spend on unnecesary items, I think it’s safe to say securing your safety is worth the investment.
For starters, statistics show that burglars will avoid homes that are well lit, have alarm systems and surveillance cameras. Invest in some lights for the outside of your home. You can install lights that remain on at all times or motion detector lights. The one I’ve linked here comes on when someone crosses its path and then begins to record/film the area. U-Spy Store carries many affordable home alarms systems that don’t require monthly monitoring fees. If burglars see any of these protection devices, they will choose another home that isn’t protected and prepared.
Consider installing indoor motion detectors. We even carry a motion detector that is “pet immune” for pets weighing up to 60 lbs. Place wireless motion alert alarms in your driveway or near your garage. If an intruder is on your property, these detectors will set off alarms.
You can also install “glass break alarms” on your windows or sliding glass doors. If you must sleep with an open window, there are products that will allow your window to remain open, but allow you to lock the window in a position that prevents it from being opened further. However, for added security, I would install the glass break alarms I mentioned above.
Lastly, keep your cell phone near your bed while sleeping. If any of the products you may decide to purchase have remotes with panic buttons, keep them near your bed. They won’t do you any good if you can’t access them immediately. I also keep pepper spray next to my bed. Although I hope to never be a victim of a crime, I do know I will be prepared to defend myself if someone enters my home.
We just finished with a bad winter and saw plenty of snow. Hopefully it will be the last of until the end of the year. In the mean time, I was hoping to prevent a different type of snow job from occurring to our customers and followers.
A young father, wondering why his toddler behaved perfectly around the babysitter but no one else, learned the reason was fear. The man, from Joliet, set up a hidden camera to capture the sitter’s interaction with the child later watched in shock as the woman–a family friend–used physical force to keep the child in tow. According to NBC Chicago, the father, Paul Carlos, stated, “It was the most amazing thing I ever saw in my life. It was horrible.”
The camera, disguised as a clock radio, was triggered by a motion sensor. The sitter was caught beating the 2-year-old boy because she couldn’t find the TV remote control. The sitter, Erin Denny, actually lived with Carlos’s mother. She’s been arrested and jailed on felony aggravated batter charges and parole violation.
When Carlos went to work each day, he would drop his son off at his mom’s house on the way to work. Denny would watch the boy. Carlos installed the hidden camera because he thought it was strange that the boy listened to the sitter, but didn’t listen to anyone else.
It was out of fear.
Hidden cameras, or “nanny cams” have been employed to catch suspected cases of babysitter abuse, theft, and other criminal activities. Some, like the one used by Mr. Carlos, capture video footage for later viewing. Others provide real-time footage that can be accessed from any computer–even while a parent is working.