Chicagoland Police Want Your Help with Security Camera Footage

Posted by Michael on 2/24/2016 to News
Chicagoland Police Want Your Help with Security Camera Footage
Police departments have noted, and gone on record that security cameras lead to more arrests and convictions than fingerprints and DNA, so they are now beginning to ask people to register their systems with the departments, so that they at least know there may be some video when something occurs nearby.  While some departments are extending a bit further and asking for remote access to cameras, the majority just want to build a map showing where the cameras are located.  But is your camera system ready for that?  Are You?

Replace your old or inadequate cameras

Posted by Michael on 2/22/2016 to Security Cameras
Replace your old or inadequate cameras
Many pre-boxed systems from Q-See, Lorex, NightOwl and others come with cameras that may not perform as well as you intended initially.  These systems may be cheap, but they often don't provide the best quality recording.  We have several cameras that can be used to improve the quality and recording of your system with minimal work and cost.

Should I use a Hidden Camera? - The real effect on your business

Posted by Michael on 2/18/2016 to News
Should I use a Hidden Camera? - The real effect on your business
We get this question all the time from customers, and from others they think that they know which way to go.  But there are a few things to consider when you are thinking of going with security cameras for your home or business.

Security Flaw found that affects millions of DVRs

Posted by Michael on 2/17/2016 to News
Security Flaw found that affects millions of DVRs
Another security flaw found in pre-packaged security camera systems from Qsee, Lorex and many more.  This new flaw - a backdoor password that allows anyone access to your cameras.  At least they hid the password, which cannot be changed in an obscure place...right in the online manual for the DVR.  Good job guys.  For you, might be time to rethink your approach to securing your facility.

How to Choose a Security Camera Recorder - AVM

Posted by Michael on 2/11/2016 to AVM (Advanced VIdeo Management)
How to Choose a Security Camera Recorder - AVM

With so many options out there for recording from security cameras, how do you decide what is important to focus on? A quick look at what you should look for when selecting a security camera system for your home or business.

Nothing Seems Sacred Anymore - Security Cameras Everywhere

Posted by Michael on 2/10/2016 to News
Nothing Seems Sacred Anymore - Security Cameras Everywhere
It seems like the world has changed a lot since I was young.  It used to be there were certain places you could go and you would feel safe no matter what.  Churches were definitely high atop that list for me.  Boy have times changed.

4 Things You Must Check On Your Security Cameras Regularly

Posted by Michael on 2/9/2016 to Security Tips
4 Things You Must Check On Your Security Cameras Regularly
When your camera system is new, it is common to watch it on a regular basis, however after months or years in service, owners can become complacent to the camera system and forget to check from time to time.  Don't wait until the video is needed.  Check these 4 things regularly to ensure that your will have video when you need it.

The Sad State of Bank Security

Posted by Michael on 2/8/2016 to News
The Sad State of Bank Security
It isn't that often these days that bank heists, especially for $350k take place.  When they do, evidence is usually pretty good.  However when its an inside job...and the security is not well planned, anything goes.

New Technology will help save students in school

Posted by Michael on 2/6/2016 to News
New Technology will help save students in school
Two New Jersey schools have had young students wander right out of the school and onto the streets. Policies are great, but what is the answer? New technology can help drastically reduce these situations.

Who is Watching YOU in your Security Camera

Posted by Michael on 2/5/2016 to News
Who is Watching YOU in your Security Camera
There are many price points, features and styles of IP cameras on the market.  In the interest of easy access to their cameras, many businesses and homes have put themselves in jeopardy for being watched, or worse.