Monday, November 12, 2018

Top 5 Tips for Keeping Your Home Safe During the Holidays



Top 5 tips for Keeping Your Home Safe
during the Holidays

You’re not alone if you are traveling this Holiday Season. November is upon us and like you lots of people have travel plans approaching from Thanksgiving to New Year’s. In 2017, we had record-breaking travel from November through December, the busiest months for long-distance trips every year. Increasing numbers of homes are left unattended every year during the holidays.

Enjoy a worry-free trip this holiday. Follow these few tips to keep your home secure while you’re away this season.

1. Keep Up with Home Maintenance. Don’t leave a calling card for potential intruders. Nothing tips them off more than mail, packages or newspapers piling up, overgrown landscape, or snow in the driveway. Make sure you arrange for these few things to be taken care of while you are away. Have a friend pick them up or have your mail or newspapers stopped all together. This news report of a home invasion tells how the thief knew no one was home by the newspapers in the driveway. Don’t fall victim to this simple mistake.

2. Make it look like someone is home. You may have heard this one before, but we often forget it in our time of hustle and bustle to get on the road. Simply adding a timer to your lights to turn on at a certain time can make it look like someone is home. Our outdoor version can double as outside hidden security. Having a dark home is a dead ringer you aren’t there. You don’t need to channel your inner Kevin McCallister in Home Alone, to make your space look occupied. Some other tricks are leaving a pair of shoes by the door, keeping a TV on or keeping a car in the driveway.

3. Lock Up. It’s obvious, but sometimes we forget. A large number of home invasions happen through unlocked entry. Take an extra walk through your home to make sure all the windows and doors are locked while you are away. Lock up or move any valuables out of sight. Also make sure you don’t have any spare keys hidden in obvious places outside your home.

4. Home Security. Whether it’s a dog, alarm system or video surveillance, you will know when someone has entered your home. Our covert video surveillance is disguised in your everyday objects that get overlooked in most circumstances. You can arm yourself with a standalone DVR, WiFi or cloud storage camera. WiFi and Cloud cameras have the ability of notifying you when they detect movement in the area of view. With FREE apps, you can check-in with live streaming, recording and play back options at anytime from anywhere you get a signal. And if your home is broken into while you’re away, you can notify the authorities and have clear evidence of the perpetrator to take to law enforcement.

5. Keep your plans off Social Media. In a high technological society, we tend to overshare. We check-in and post from everywhere. Don’t put your holiday travel schedule in print for everyone to see because that information is widely accessed. Keep a close friend or neighbor in the loop, they can check on your place while you are gone. You don’t need to share right away, if you take any pictures or have any fun experience, post them when you return.



Thursday, November 01, 2018

KJB Explains to Good Morning America How To Avoid Hidden Cameras On Vacation


Security expert Chad Kozlowski shares tips after a couple claim they found a hidden camera in their cruise ship stateroom. Watch the segment from Good Morning America:


Tuesday, September 11, 2018

How Our Choice of Cloud Servers Make Your Video Secure


How Our Choice of Cloud Servers
Make Your Video Secure


In a day and age where anything can be hacked within a few strokes of a keyboard, privacy and security are of the utmost importance when it comes to your information. In 2018 alone, there were hundreds of cyberattacks affecting hundreds of millions of people globally. As the leading pioneers in Hidden Surveillance and Security, we wanted to be able to provide an ultra-secure hidden surveillance cloud video recording system with a multi-layer password protection to hinder any chance of tampering. After years in the making, a few developers later, our vision for a cloud video recording system came to fruition. SG Home Cloud is the first covert video cloud system and proudly launched in August of 2018. 

Building a data infrastructure on local servers is very expensive to start from scratch. It takes a lot of money, expertise, security, machines, housing and manpower to keep systems current and up to task that’s when a business has to decide what option is right for them. That’s why we and millions of others have cut costs and left that to cloud computing services hosted offsite and accessed through the internet. There are a lot of cloud solutions out there from foreign to domestic. The first thing we required was a domestic server that provided a powerful, flexible and secure cloud computing solution for everyone. Data breaches were a problem we found with foreign servers. Being in the industry we are, we’ve seen and sampled a lot of the smart home products that are made in China, such as thermostats, lock keypads, doorbells and cameras that are vulnerable to cyberattacks. These App based products are using foreign wireless or peer-to-peer networks that are easy to manipulate, expose your private information and gain access to your private networks.

The main five cloud platform solutions to choose from were, Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud and Alibaba Cloud. We decided to go with Amazon Web Services (AWS), which has been leading the way since 2004 in the Cloud Computing Industry and holds a 35% Market Share. While other companies have gotten into the game and are close in comparison, everyone’s requirements are different, their services don’t always provide the quality and flexibility you need for your organization. Amazon provides all encompassed web services to millions of clients including individuals, companies and governments worldwide. It’s easy to make adjustments to our infrastructure; we have the ability to upgrade or downgrade as needed to stay in the forefront of our industry and pay only for what we are using. This allows for us to provide an easy accessible and affordable cloud camera subscription without all the extra overhead costs. Amazon Web Services puts cloud security as its’ highest priority. Their data centers and network structure were built to meet the requirements of the most security-sensitive organizations such as the CIA, FBI and other foreign agencies and governments. In addition, the built in app multi-layer account protection in our App, Amazon Web Services hosting increases our defense of your protected data. 

We wanted to build something that had an extra line of security for our app login, cameras and storage files to minimize the prospect of your information getting into the hands of cybercriminals. Your SG Home Cloud videos are stored with complete autonomy, no one is reviewing footage, unless you’ve shared access with another user your footage is for your eyes only, the servers only have a record of the usernames and history, and the actual footage is unavailable. If your subscription lapses or you discontinue service, all your stored cloud data is erased. We felt this would give our customers peace of mind, knowing you won’t have to worry about your information or videos exchanging hands.


Tuesday, August 07, 2018

SG Cloud Recording and Law Enforcement: Looking at Dangerous Cases with the Help of Hidden Cameras




SG Cloud Recording and Law Enforcement: Looking at Dangerous Cases with the Help of Hidden Cameras


“When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.” Sherlock Holmes may have been one of the fiction world’s best detectives, but how would he fare against our modern day detectives in blue? With the creation of new and better recording technology, investigative work has turned away from the riddle solving days of old-day London fiction, and become more a game of being at the right place at the right time, with the right tools. However, one of the most versatile and transportable surveillance tools to be introduced to the spy tech world has yet to be fully utilized by police detectives and other law enforcement personnel.

Covert surveillance cameras have been around for over a decade, providing video footage under the guise of common household or workplace objects. The SG Home Wi-Fi cameras have updated this technology to allow for remote access to a live video feed anywhere in the world. Now this technology is being advanced even further with the advent of the SG Home Cloud Storage System. This gives officers the ability to store the recorded video files online and retrieve them remotely during an undercover operation. Video files can be downloaded onto a police department’s mobile device and transferred to the department’s archived storage in order to be used as evidence in court. 

One of the most important features of a remote cloud-based camera is the ability to view the live feed miles away from the scene of an undercover operation. Being able to set up the camera beforehand and remotely view the camera’s image gives officers the chance to stay involved at safe distances. At the same time, fellow officers can download the recorded video straight to the precinct’s mobile devices, expediting the chain-of-evidence process. With remote cloud surveillance in hand, sting operations can be safer and bring results faster than ever before. 

From body cameras to shot-spotters, Law Enforcement technology has come to provide creative ways to use surveillance tools to capture criminals and protect the public. With the portability of battery operated units, the SG Home Cloud cameras can be set up virtually anywhere and offers the ability to not only monitor remotely, but also the ability to download stored files remotely. This gives law enforcement personnel a unique tool with which to record and capture evidence. 


Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Three Unique Ways to Use Our Roc Box


Three Unique Ways to Use Our Roc Box

 
The Roc Box Magnetic Stash Box is a convenient and portable magnetic storage case! Keep your spare house key, car key, or birthday money safely tucked away and out of sight with this easily hidden stash box. With its dual-magnet technology, you can securely attach the box to any magnetic surface knowing it’ll be safely secured for easy access at a later date. With a weatherproof seal you won’t have to worry about water damage or other natural effects. Store your boat key in this weatherproof case and keep it stored out of the way of prying eyes!


Great for GeoCaching! This box is the perfect size for small objects and puzzles! Store your geocache items safely inside and place in mysterious locations and safe from the elements. With its magnetic casing, you can attach the Roc Box to any metal surface. Combined with its portable size, this makes for a well-hidden geocache! With the magnets installed directly into the case, you don’t have to worry about messy Do-It-Yourself projects!


With all the different creative styles and unique forms of geocaches and magnetic cases out there, it's easy to forget to make sure the case is protected from the wind and rain. Thanks to the tightly sealed Roc Box, you won’t have to worry about getting your signature paper or other items worn or wet! Its padded foam interior and crushproof casing will make sure any fragile belongings stay in perfect condition.


Designed for taking on the go! Pack up your camping or hiking gear and attach this case to your vehicle so you never lose your car keys! Also compatible with our iTrail GPS tracker units! Keep your tracker safe and out of the elements with this magnetic Roc Box. Attach it to any metallic surface and view live tracking information! Watch your trip history and relive the hiking trail and Sunday drive.



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