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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Featured Mobile Apps 

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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Crime Index Featured 

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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Crime Index 

Is Sanford Florida A Safe Place for Residence and Businesses?

Updated January 5, 2018 – Sanford has diversified its economy from being a port town delivering local produce and goods through the Seminole and Volusia county river system to becoming an economic titan when it comes to small to mid-size businesses in the tri-county area. Recent job growth at 4.96% is almost 5 times the national average with lower than the average cost of living and health services. With a vibrant River Walk and active downtown area, Sanford is considered one of the best towns to live in Central Florida. In 2012, Sanford Florida came into the national spotlight…

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General 

Why Are You Paying For Shared Installation Leads?

HomeAdvisor and Thumbtack are the leaders in professional home service listings but are they the only solution or even the right solutions for you and the service you provide? Their business model is a Pay-For-Lead model which is ingenious for them but maybe not for your pocketbook. As an installer or service provider, you are charged, as well as several other professionals like yourself, for a lead in the same zip code or town, anywhere between $11 to $39 from their online referrals they collect. You, as a service provider…

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Crime Index Home Automation Security Cameras 

3 Best Ways to Stop A Home Invasion For Under $100

Burglar alarms at times can give us a false sense of security when it comes to a home invasion. A burglar only needs a short window of time to get what he needs with or without you being home.  Also, many criminals are desperate enough to ignore alarm horns once they have cased out a home for a quick entry and exit. How do you stop home burglaries and invasions?  I’ve listed 3 ways to stop or significantly slow down a home invasion. Giving you or your family enough time to…

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Featured General 

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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Security Systems 

3 Ways A Home Alarm System Can Be Comprimised

Most security alarm companies keep the brains of their alarm system in their security keypad which is usually located close to the front entryway of a home or an apartment. An experienced burglar or intruder knows that he has 15 to 30 seconds to find and smash the main keypad before it will dial out. Even with a backup pulse unit that backs up the main keypad. it can still take 3 to 5 minutes before the alarm system will sense the missing keypad and call out to a monitoring…

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Mobile Apps Vehicle Security 

The Best And Most Affordable Security Cameras for Cars

Security cameras for cars and trucks should record video 24 hours every day even when the vehicle’s engine is turned off. They also need to be small and hidden and unlike the OmniVue 360 camera system, they need to be affordable and reliable. For 15 years, I was more than happy to install security cameras for homes, businesses and local facilities and I had always turned down requests to install security cameras in cars and trucks. The reason being is that there were 5 big problems with security cameras in cars that needed to be solved.…

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Security Cameras 

HD Security Cameras Are More Affordable Than Regular Cameras

What may seem obvious to an experienced security camera installer may not be so obvious to most people. You can actually spend less money by having a High Definition security camera system installed instead of a regular high quality camera system because the zoom quality of an HD security camera is 4 times more powerful with more pixels captured than a regular security camera. That means 4 HD cameras, may they be IP or HD-SDI cameras, can cover the same amount of open area as 16  high quality analog security…

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Home Automation Mobile Apps 

Finally, Remote Control Door Locks Are Here!

After a year and a half of delays because of R&D and funding issues, two companies are finally coming out on top with delivering the next generation of remote and smartphone controlled door bolt locks for homes and businesses. Now you can open up your front or back door for visitors when your across the city or half way around the world or send a temporary open key to someone’s phone for only a particular day and a Share List

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Featured Mobile Apps 

There’s A Spy Inside Your Phone

Imagine your mobile phone, without your knowledge, periodically taking pictures of your surroundings depending on your GPS location. Now imagine those pictures being uploaded to a computer or server and stitching those images together to make a detailed 3D image of your home or place of work. Fortunately, this malicious app or “malware” happens to be Share List

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Home Automation Mobile Apps 

Innovative Low Cost Home Automation

Open & lock your doors remotely as well as turn on lights and appliances for under $300. View, talk and listen to your HD security camera located at your home or apartment from your mobile phone remotely for under $150 and get security face recognition for free. With little or no monthly fees, Home Automation doesn’t have to be expensive. Share List

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