These days a quick scroll through the Nextdoor app will reveal dozens of doorbell camera videos of suspicious characters around the neighborhood. We have all been conditioned to be on camera the minute we step on someone's porch. But what about when we cross the threshold? In this article we'll look at three ways your security system can expand beyond the doorbell cam.
Keep an eye on the kitchen: From dropping off backpacks to unpaid bills, the kitchen is often the heart of activity in your home. And these days as we return to work while kids and spouses stay at home keeping an eye on that activity becomes a must-do. Fortunately a hidden camera built into the kitchen wall clock is a simple enough why to do that. It feel like a spy camera but in reality it's just putting a tool of surveillance into a household object that won't make your kitchen look like it's bristling with cameras. One unobtrusive hidden camera taking some hidden video of your kitchen, den or family room is all you need to make certain all your kids are doing after school is sneaking an extra popsicle and the only thing your spouse is cheating on is their diet.
Don't forget about the backyard: While a doorbell camera will catch a porch pirate and a hidden indoor camera will reveal someone raiding the cookie jar don't forget about one large – and often overlooked – section of your property: the backyard. Back entrances, back allies and back yards are where burglars often check for loose fencing to scale or where a partner's fling will park their car. If you suspect nefarious activity in the backyard you'll want to install a weather resistant surveillance camera to collect hidden video evidence.
The space in between home and the outside world: Another overlooked spot for spying on suspected cheating or addiction is the garage or driveway. What if your partner has been popping pills just before coming in the door and you're desperate for evidence to either set your mind at ease or take to a lawyer? This is where a spy camera like a floodlight video camera can come in handy. A good spy camera will feature motion detection as well as night vision. A really good spy camera will be solar powered ensuring you never lose video at a crucial moment.
Keep all the threads of evidence together: While all the hidden cameras and surveillance cameras mentioned above will create an umbrella of security around your home don't forget to build a system that can be checked on one app instead of half a dizen different apps and sites. Monitoring all your cameras from a single app is true security integration and means that you can double check stored clips quickly, and without raising the suspicion of the monitored family member. We created our SleuthGear line of wi-fi hidden cameras to all be monitored from the Ubox app. Check and rewatch clips, even store clips in the cloud. However, regardless of the system you choose, keep these tips in mind when planning a whole-home surveillance system.
You know you need a long term GPS tracking solution when. . .
When you're shipping an important asset like a car or yacht across the country. Want to make sure the movers you contracted with are taking your precious cargo to the right place? Then pop a long-life battery tracker on your asset just before they pull off your property with it. When using a long-life GPS tracker like iTrail Endurance, it's easy to watch your yacht sail across the states from the iTrail app.
When you're suspicious your teen or spouse might be lying about their whereabouts but you need time to build your evidence. If you need weeks and months to establish a pattern then a long-life battery powered tracker is the easiest solution. Once the GPS tracker is attached to the vehicle you won't have to return to charge it days later. In standby mode the tracker can run for almost year. With normal driving patterns, a GPS tracker like iTrail Endurance can run for several weeks to several months.
When you need to monitor employees in company vehicles. No matter what terrain your employees are driving over, the magnets attaching GPS tracker iTrail Endurance to your company car are next to impossible to dislodge. With 80 pounds of magnetic force your long-life battery GPS tracker will stay attached through rain, snow, sleet and dark of night. With geo-fencing and driving alerts you can monitor all your company vehicles' whereabouts from one app. If an employee is on an extended project away from corporate offices the long battery life of iTrail Endurance will keep pinging the iTrail app with no need to remove and recharge the tracker.
Regardless of the GPS tracker you choose keep in mind that when shopping for a long-life GPS solution experience in the GPS market matters. While a $9.99 tracker might seem like a easy quick fix, you could end up paying much more than that in headache and lost time when the tracker stops working and subject is 3 states away. Itrail has been a leader in GPS tracking for nearly two decades. All iTrail trackers can be monitored through the easy to use iTrail app and Endurance trackers come with 6 month and 12 month pre-paid tracking plans.
KJB Security is the oldest US based manufacturer and distributor of surveillance, hidden video and counter measure security products in the United States. We sell direct to government buyers and since 2002 have been dedicated to developing high quality and reliable surveillance technology for law enforcement and government agencies around the world, as well as consumer products. Our products focused on government agencies include anti-spy surveillance and bug detectors, audio enabled hidden cameras, and long life battery GPS trackers.
Our expansion into counter surveillance and spy detection has led to our long relationship with the Delta-X collection of spectrum analyzers. Unlike many sophisticated sweep devices, the Delta-X does not need hours of training to get operational. These spectrum analyzers feature two antennas that cooperate to enable detection of all kinds of spy equipment such as wiretapping, cameras, audio-video recorders and even GPS locators. The antennas can be placed up to 49 feet from each other creating a search area between them. The closer Delta X system gets to the signal, the clearer the indicators are. We are pleased to debut the new Delta X-S at NATIA 2021. This streamlined version of the Delta-X analyzer is more portable and economical while still performing high level detection.
For any law enforcement conducting an asset tracking operation our new GPS tracker, iTrail Endurance, features the longest life battery on the market. With almost a year of standby battery life, the Endurance can be attached and then tracked with confidence, weeks to months later. With almost two weeks of continuous tracking battery life, law enforcement can follow a subject from coast to coast.
In addition to the product mentioned above KJB Security distributes long-time law enforcement favorites like LawMate and iProtect Counter Surveillance. Our relationship with LawMate goes back to our founding and we are pleased to be the only authorized North American distributor of their products. Government agencies enjoy special pricing and product add-ons.
We are also the only North American dealer of iProtect counter surveillance and bug detection. These handheld products are the must haves for TSCM professionals. We even bundle them in kits so that agents don't need to decide which devices to invest in.
Our KJB Security sales force understands the unique position government agencies are in – committed to serving the public while sometimes putting in thankless hours. We understand that not every tactic needs to be scrutinized by the public, but that often, when an operation is successful, it's due to a focus on accuracy and reliability at every level. We are committed to being part of that focus for law enforcement and governments across the country and the world.
The market of home security cameras and personal and small business security cameras is crowded for sure. When flipping through social media or Google in search of possible cameras, it doesn't take long for names like Ring and Arlo to pop up. While KJB has been in the security camera and hidden camera space for almost 20 years, we wanted to develop a wi-fi security camera to rival the likes of Ring, Arlo, and SimpliSafe - one that was less expensive but reliable and one that allowed all cameras to work on the same app.
Our new SleuthGear Indoor/Outdoor cameras are all that and more. The first three cameras in this collection feature night vision, two way talk, and motion detection. The stand alone Indoor/Outdoor Battery Camera charges from an included solar panel and can run for months on a single charge. It can even charge in indirect sunlight, inside, near a window.
Each camera can be monitored through the same app, with video recorded on the cloud or to an accessible memory card.
KJB Security plans to expand the line by adding the wi-fi board, the 'brains', of the camera to other hidden cameras. Doing this will allow users to create an umbrella of security around their residence, vacation home, or business with a combination of overt and covert hidden video. Future security camera systems could be a combination of Doorbell Camera for the front door, Floodlight Camera for the back yard, Smoke Detector Camera for the kitchen, and Clock Camera for the office. Unlike Ring or Arlo, these camera will not stand out like cameras, drawing the attention of an intruder or making it easy for those engaging in bad behavior to avoid. Also unlike Ring, Arlo or Simplisafe, there are no set bundles with KJB Security Cameras. Choose the design and number of surveillance cameras you want to work in your space.
There may be plenty of names and splashy ad campaigns all over the internet but when choosing security, hidden cameras, or surveillance for your home or office, choose the brand that's been leading the way for nearly two decades.
In just a few short months the businesses we used to walk casually into have changed. Some have limited hours and require masks. Others have been unable to reopen because of an inability to make customers and employees feel safe. Everyone has been affected by the virus’ impact on the world including KJB Security. In late March we began searching for and testing a new kind of security equipment: the kind of camera that makes us feel safe against an intruder we can’t see. Our security equipment line expanded beyond spy and surveillance to Health and Safety. Here are our Top Five health and safety devices:
1) The Body Temperature Scanner Camera - TMT2. This camera is the workhorse of our health and safety fleet. In less than a second it scans for abnormal temperatures, prompts a user to wear a mask, and uses facial scanning to log that person’s presence in a facility. It’s perfect for access control at warehouses, large factories or processing plants. It can also become an all-in-one sanitation kiosk by adding a 4 foot stand and hand gel dispenser (TMT2CSD)
2) The Industrial Hands Free Body Thermometer - TMT3. As businesses like retail and hospitality began to welcome back customers we realized they needed a rapid-fire temp check device. The TMT3 is up to 3 times faster than a handheld thermometer. It has an audible warning for abnormal temperatures and can be attached to access control.
3) The Touchless Thermometer with Hand Sanitizer Station - TMT3HS. Following in the footsteps of both TMT2 and TMT3 the Thermometer with Hand Sanitizer Station both checks temperatures and offers a quick squirt of hand gel. It can easily be mounted near the entrance points of a lobby, classroom, or office. Like the TMT3 it is up to 3 times faster than a handheld thermometer.
4) The Thirty Person Thermal Image Body Temp Scanner - TMT30. When concern about large gatherings contributing to the spread dawned across the business landscape it became obvious there needed to be a device that could scan crowds for symptoms. We introduced the TMT30. It can scan up to thirty people simultaneously. It does not use facial recognition but does sore records of individuals entering a space to help with contact tracing.
5) Rounding out our top 5 device line-up is not a camera or thermometer but all the accessories that make these health and safety surveillance cameras easy to add to your business. The TMT2 can be attached to an available desktop, 2 foot or 4 foot stand. The TMT3 and TMT3HS can be attached to a 4 foot tripod. And the TMT30 INCLUDES a 4 foot tripod.
While we adjust to a new normal in the time of coronavirus the best way we can reclaim our freedom is to limit our exposure through social distancing and staying home. But when we can’t do that, devices that check temperature, maintain crowd control, and station hand sanitizer every few feet can make the public environments we frequent a safer place to be.