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Security Cameras For Vacant Homes and Abandoned Buildings

No electricity, no WiFi or internet connection. How can you monitor and manage vacant property or even an abandoned building as a real estate investor, contractor or property owner who can’t afford to have 24-hour security guard service watching over their property? If you don’t hire a security guard firm to watch over your property then the next logical step is to hire a security camera company that will offer you a less expensive but still cost prohibitive lease on a security camera system with solar battery rechargers powering a…

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The Best 360 Car Cameras, Waylens Secure360 VS Blackvue

First, let me tell you what I love about the Waylens Secure360 camera for 24-hour vehicle security. It’s easier to install than any Blackvue camera bundle (including Blackvue’s 1 or 2 camera systems). Second, It doesn’t need a special SD card to record security video, unlike the Blackvue camera system that requires a 100MBPS Class 10 Heat Resistant SD card which can be quite expensive compared to the cards you can purchase online or off the shelf. Third, Blackvue needs a power management device (PMP or OBD power connector) to…

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Free Internet Connection and Better Features For Your 24-Hour 360 View Vehicle Camera System

BlackVue cameras have the most versatile Dash cam system available in the market today. Unfortunately, there are so many owners of BlackVue vehicle cameras who are not aware that they’re missing out on the best features these cameras have to offer. For example, most BlackVue vendors offer the cameras with the Power Magic Pro which is great for saving your car from a discharged battery but customers find it hard to install and even professional installers have been known to install them improperly causing the cameras not to work in…

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The 3 Best Face Recognition Video Doorbells For 2018

Video doorbells have come a long way since Ring video doorbell came into the market a few years ago. Next level features like face recognition and animal awareness are now available from other manufacturer’s 2018 models that will make smart video doorbells the must-have security feature for any home or business entry door. RING was not the first smart doorbell that featured video security but it was revolutionary for being the first video doorbell that was easy to install and its cloud recording came during a time when High-Speed internet…

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3 Reasons Why Your Security Video Will Be Thrown Out Of Court

Security video is normally seen as irrefutable evidence that can establish a when, who and where but sometimes the video does not establish empirical evidence. At other times, it can even exonerate the very person who committed the crime in the video. The following shows 3 possible ways your security video can be thrown out of court and how to prevent it from happening. Time Stamp Error According to the FBI training video, Caught On Camera, more than half of all security camera systems have the wrong time stamped on their surveillance…

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Where To Place Security Cameras? 4 Important Rules To Follow

There are 4 simple rules for placing security cameras on and within homes, businesses or warehouses that most people and even expert installers do not know. I’m sure there may be several other tips you can go by but these rules are the most critical when placing surveillance cameras.   Rule #1 Know the limitations of your security cameras. Forget the pictures advertised on the box your security cameras came in. A camera’s resolution is only as good as the distance it needs to see. Most security cameras are set to…

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24 Hour Parked Car Video Capture System

I’ve installed security cameras for homes and businesses for years, but I’ve always avoided customers who asked me to install security cameras in their vehicles to protect them from angry ex-spouses, neighbors and parking lot incidents. It’s not that I didn’t want to install them, it’s because I couldn’t find anything on the market that can satisfy 4 of the biggest issues;   1. It has to work in park mode, unattended, without draining the car battery. 2. It also has to be discreet enough so it will not attract…

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Most Security Cameras Are Useless

We have been led to believe that security cameras protect people and property but haven’t you ever notice that in most cases surveillance videos are viewed only after an incident occurs? Usually, after a home or business has been burglarized, vandalized or worse yet after a devastating home invasion. Burglar alarms are also toted as our first line of defense but with a 15 to 45-second alarm delay, the smash and grab artist has already burst into your homes or businesses and grabbed items and information they wanted and got away before the police arrive…

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5 Lies And Surprising Facts About Security Cameras

You’ve been told some pretty tall tales about security cameras. Because of slick marketing and Hollywood movies, we’ve all been brainwashed into believing some incredible misinformation about them. You’ll even be surprised about what security cameras can really do that has never been discussed in public or in the media. The following are 5 lies and surprising facts about security cameras you weren’t aware of. Misinformation #1  Law Enforcement can Enhance An Image From Security Video The only image that can be enhanced are images of numbers and alphabets. This technology works great for…

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Facebook Catches Criminals with Face Recognition Security Video

Believe it or not, most criminals have social media profiles as well as mug shots online that can be instantly accessed and matched to criminal acts. With the addition of today’s security cameras which have become more affordable with higher video definition that capture faces with more clarity than ever before, giving us more information to work with. The problem is that most police departments are not as savvy as most teenagers and young adults when it comes to using social media as a conduit to track everyone they come…

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Featured Mobile Apps 

There’s A New Spy Inside Your Mobile Phone

Imagine someone secretly loading a stealth program onto your mobile phone that will sell your secrets to the highest bidder. Everything from your ethnicity and how many times you go to McDonald’s to broadcasting your favorite route home from work. In 2012, I wrote an article called There’s A Spy In Your Phone in which I proposed that a theoretical mobile app can be loaded onto your phone without your knowledge that can take pictures of your surrounding area and over time collect them into a collage to get a 3D…

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Amazon’s Fire TV Device takes on Security Cameras For $39

One of the challenges of installing security cameras for clients is wiring the system so they can view them at other TV locations. The labor cost of wiring plus the equipment made it very expensive especially if the TV is located away at another home or business. Even with wireless cameras, this can be a problem. Also, business clients would ask if they can see their store, warehouse or shop from their home TV which added a large cost to their installation.  Fortunately now, because of Fire TV Stick, you can view…

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Scrap Metal Thieves Can Make Thousands Per Weekend

Breaking into homes and businesses are for the desperate and not so bright thieves. The resale value of most items stolen from individual homes in the U.S. in 2009 was $147 according to Federal Bureau of Investigations. During that same period, construction sites, small regional airports and utility facilities on averaged had between $400 to $2900 worth of scrap and placed metal stolen from their locations. Mostly during holidays and weekends when there’s usually just a skeleton crew or no employees at all. For the past few years, cities and towns in dozens of states have enacted…

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Are We Ready For Security Cameras In Our Cars?

Surveillance cameras are everywhere but the one place that security cameras haven’t penetrated in the consumer market is in our cars and trucks.  For a long time, cameras in vehicles were used for sting operations performed by local police and other agencies but consumers are finding their own reasons to have surveillance cameras that can operate when their vehicles are parked unattended or while driving in traffic.   Security cameras in consumer cars are still rare in the US but they do exist. Consumers want cameras that can view completely…

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