Category Archives: Video Security

DVR Maintenance Tips

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

The Lack of Value Buying Cheap Security Camera Kits

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.

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Security CCTV Camera vs Surveillance Camera

Security needs of different premises or homes differ. This is why it is important to understand whether you need security cameras or video surveillance cameras. Each of these gadgets operates in a different way. Each is required for a different reason that cannot be fulfilled by the other.

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CBS Chicago interviewed the President of the U-Spy Store concerning the value of placing security cameras at the front door of your residence or business.  The interview took place on Friday, December 30, 2016, and aired on January 3, 2017, at the Chicago U-Spy Store location at 2406 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL 60647.

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Video Surveillance Equipment Benefits for Home and Business

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Having video surveillance security cameras was considered a luxury. Those who have tasted the benefits now understand why it should be part of your basics at home. Here are benefits that make these security installations a priority. Continue reading

How to Improve School Security and Safety

School Security and Safety

School safety has become a major concern for students, parents, and the staff because of the various crimes that have been reported in such places. Violence, Drugs, Bullying, Crime, Natural Disasters and even Terrorism – these are the major threats to which schools have become subjected. If we don’t take the necessary precautions in time, then the situation might get worse than anticipated.

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Top 5 Trends for Video Surveillance in 2016

Trends for Video Surveillance in 2016

With advancement in technology, Video Surveillance Equipment tends to improve and get more sophisticated. This is a much needed change as tight security measures have become a quintessential requirement for every place, be it schools, homes, or offices. Manufacturers try their best to put in as many features as possible without letting the price shoot through the roof. After all, without affordability, no technology will be able to reach a large consumer population.

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How to Protect Your Shop Against Robbery

Protect Your Shop Against Robbery

Robberies are common in shops. Just check the news on any given day and you will find at least one case of a robbery or an attempted robbery. It does not take a lot of efforts to secure one’s shop. You only need to know the basics of setting up a good security system with which you can capture evidence (at least) if not deter robbery.

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How To Make A University Campus More Secure

University CampusRecently an incident was reported by WDRB.com where a person was seen running towards a campus with a gun. The campus was located in Louisville, Ky. According to the police, “[the] situation began as an armed robbery and no injuries were reported from it.” The officials were unable to locate any suspect but investigations are on and so are the exams. When such incidents occur, not only do they pose a threat to the students and staff in the campus, but they are also hard to investigate due to lack of evidence. In the end, it is the university that suffers due to delays in examinations and other activities.Check out these simple yet effective tips which are useful in keeping the campus safe and secure:

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The Problem with Dummy Cameras

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