Thursday, April 12, 2018

From Single Car to Small Fleet: Easy Mileage Tracking for Taxes



Tax time can be stressful if you haven’t been keeping up with your documentation all year long. Searching through your finances, trying to find receipts, figuring out how many miles on your car were for work, it can turn into a huge ordeal and a lot of time. We wanted to make this year and every other tax season a little bit easier for you when it comes to getting your mileage deduction.

Our iTrail GPS offers a handful of different solutions from real-time to passive GPS systems that best meet your needs when it comes to tracking. Whether you are self-employed or a business owner with fleet vehicles we have the solution for you. Keeping track of your mileage for business can be frustrating and hard to keep up with daily. Most of us end up guessing on this deduction every year and we may be losing out and not getting our full deduction. Time is money and now you can spend less of it worrying about your taxes.

When getting your mileage deduction you can either submit your actual vehicle expenses if you kept a detailed mileage log or you can use the Standard Tax Deductible Mileage Rates for a Car, Van, Pickup Truck or Panel truck during 2017. There are 3 standard types of mileage deductions you can make for 2017, Business Purposes 53.5 cents per mile, Medical or Moving Purposes 17 cents per mile and Service of Charitable Organizations 14 cents per mile. 

With iTrail you can take full advantage of the tracking tool to export mileage reports to help make deduction time simpler. If you are self-employed or your company doesn’t reimburse for mileage, you can line up your business calendar with the mileage report to quickly add up and knock out your deductions.  
For business owners with a small fleet of vehicles, you can use myiTrail.com to generate reports for each and every vehicle in your fleet to see how much mileage each vehicle is truly racking up in a year. 
The iTrail tracking tool will allow you to spend less time on your taxes and get more money in your pocket.


Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Women, Pioneers and Whistleblowers


Women, Pioneers and Whistleblowers

Women are pioneering the world of security and defining new ways to protect themselves. The world is changing and the feeling of privacy and safety along with it. Inspirational women are taking back the power to ensure other women can feel the same sense of security in their life. Here are some of the women and businesses making a difference, pushing the boundaries of the status quo and blowing the whistle on injustice.

1. Women make up half of the workforce, while they still shockingly only make up about 11% of cybersecurity jobs but that doesn’t stop them from seizing the opportunity to take on a high-profile role in the industry. Why are there still so few of them? Today women are continuing to push for progress in the male dominated field and represent a mix of researchers, chief information security officers, executives, and top government cyber security leaders. Women are making an impact all over the world in cybersecurity by empowering women with a Voice, Vision and Innovation. IBM hosts a global cyber day for girls every year to educate women of all ages about what cybersecurity is, how it’s rapidly affecting our world and what women can do to help change it. #IBMCyberDay4Girls
2. Hyphen-Labs is a young women of color collective made up of scientists, architects, engineers and designers from around the world who’ve brought fashion to the forefront of surveillance. The line was designed to protect those wearing it—focusing on women of color. The idea behind the body worn technology is to empower and protect women in the field, whether they’re activists, whistleblowers or just living their everyday life. Security is important, our identity is important. The prototype fashion wearables debuted at the 2017 South by Southwest Conference.

Some of the pieces highlighted were a pair of oversized “door knocker” earrings with hidden cameras and microphones used to record during any kind of altercation or unwanted interaction at the touch of a button.

Ruby Cam Earrings
Hyphen-Labs | NSAF | Michelle Cortese
The sun visor was made with reflective material to deflect any unwanted gazes and to protect the identity of the person wearing it.

Scatter Viz, Sun Visor
Hyphen-Labs | NSAF
The most innovative body worn counter surveillance piece was the pink and purple silk scarf. Hyphen-Labs partnered with Adam Harvey, an American artist living in Berlin to bring the HyperFace Scarf to life which camouflages the wearer from facial recognition software, the kind used by social media, online retailers, law enforcement and the military. The scarf’s fabric is designed with 1,200 pixelated faces meant to mislead computer algorithms.

HyperFace Scarf
Hyphen-Labs | NSAF | Adam Harvey
The scarf was designed for women activists during protests. With enough people wearing it, it could break the system. Adam is now working with the collective to bring forth more innovative covert designs. Unfortunately, all of these products are prototypes and not out on the market, but we look forward to their fashionable body-worn counter surveillance gear.

3. More than ever women are standing up and fighting for what’s right in the world we live in. Whistleblowing can be life-changing, life-defining and comes with a great personal risk for the individual, so know your rights. We have seen heroic whistleblowers wearing hidden cameras to uncover the dark truths of this world like sexual harassment in the #metoo movement. By sharing their story and speaking up, they are exposing the cultural bias that will change our society - and hopefully for the better. 
With a female executive at the helm, KJB Security salutes women who have pushed boundaries to increase safety for everyone. We may not be on the front line with these women but we can certainly be counted on to provide reliable covert surveillance equipment to help them make an impact. 


Thursday, February 15, 2018

Love Lost: KJB Security’s Guide To Catching A Cheating Spouse Guide



The partner you pledged your love to all those years ago is working late...again. You have this uncomfortable feeling deep inside that you don’t want to admit could be true. Unfortunately, the intuition that your spouse may be cheating is something you should pay attention to.

Adultery, affair, cheating, infidelity… there are many ways we label this sad and often devastating relationship situation. It’s still a common occurrence in the US and around the world. According to this Business Insider article, in a 2015 study published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, university students estimated that the average person of the opposite sex has about a 42% chance of cheating on their partner.

Many people have been down this powerless and scary path. It’s time to take back your power. We believe you can feel more empowered and informed by using a few security devices to uncover the truth, move through the process and safely into your next steps

Here are some security solutions to help you determine if your gut feeling is true, to help you heal and move forward in your new single life… securely.

Getting confirmation

SG Home hidden cameras can help you confirm that gut feeling you’ve had for a while. Our hidden cameras fit right into the surroundings of your home, business or vehicle. Here are a few we recommend:

Our DVR Car Charger Hidden Camera is the perfect device for covert surveillance in your vehicle.

Give your cheating spouse a new plant for the office. With this unsuspecting plant camera, they will never guess that someone is watching from miles away. This camera is fully equipped with our SG Home Wi-Fi camera system and uses our free SG Home App. Get alerts if the camera senses any activity or you can watch live video on your phone or tablet anytime you need to check in.

The idea that your spouse may be doing the deed in your own home is unthinkable. But unfortunately, it happens. That’s where our best selling SG Home smoke detector with Wi-Fi can come in handy in your quest for confirmation. Using the SG Home free app and Wi-Fi you can virtually access live video from anywhere on your smartphone or tablet.

Suspect you’re being watched?

Once you’ve determined you don’t want to be in a relationship with someone who cheats, the process to detangle begins. The divorce process can get messy and bring about levels of distrust you’ve never seen before. In fact, YOU could become the one who’s being monitored. KJB Security has DIY and professional level counter-detection devices to help you determine if this is happening. Here are a couple we recommend:

Camera Finder with RF Detector- Need to find a hidden camera? This easy-to-use and inexpensive little spy finder device will do the job.

iProtect RF Wireless Signal Detector Wand - This detection wand easily fits in your hand to conceal action while sweeping for bugs of different types. Use this handy device for more sophisticated DIY detection.

Tools for Collecting evidence

Our Super Slim Pen Voice Recorder can come in handy (in many ways) when building your case against a cheating spouse. The world's slimmest pen voice recorder comes with a secret activation switch and a very sensitive internal microphone to capture even the faintest of sounds. Use the voice recorder pen to take notes in meetings with attorneys, save your friend’s advice or to make notes to yourself when needed. We’re sure you can come up with even more ways to use this handy covert digital voice recording pen.

Staying safe on the other side of relationship

You’ve finalized your permanent separation or divorce from your cheating spouse or partner and are now learning how to do life alone again… at least for a while. You’re determined to heal and find happiness before taking the leap into another relationship.

Living alone can be a scary thought, especially if you’ve found yourself with the solo task of keeping your children safe. We have a few products to recommend for this time in your life. These products can give you the peace of mind and additional layer of security so you can relax and enjoy your new independent life.

Wi-Fi Smart Home Doorbell Camera- So you and/ or your children will never open the door to a stranger again.

DIY Smart Home Kit- Super quick and easy to set up, this smart-home kit is the perfect cost-effective security solution for your new home, apartment or condo. There are no monthly alarm monitoring fees as you can self-monitor with app notifications on your smartphone or tablet.

We hope these ideas will help you feel more empowered in your journey through the pain of infidelity and on the other side. We’re here to help you take back the power and securely find your way to happiness and healing on the other side! Let us know if you need any help finding the products mentioned above!



Friday, January 12, 2018

Top 5 Security Solutions for the New Year


 
Around this time every year, many of us will make a New Year’s resolution list. The average resolution list usually includes something about weight loss, happiness, sleep, and other various kinds of life improvements. According to a recent survey from MaristPoll, 12% report they want to be a better person, and the same proportion (12%) say they want to lose weight.

May we recommend adding home and business security to your list of goals for the new year?

2017 brought home and business security into the world of home automation, making security easier and more accessible than ever. We saw other technological advances in the areas of home and business security as well. Chances are, your current security plan is becoming outdated... if you even have one at all. According to this article from Alarms.org, homes without a security system are 300% more likely to be burglarized! And only 17% of homes have some kind of security system.

This is the year to resolve to be more secure in your home and business. And we’d like to help you do just that.

First, check out the following articles for helpful advice on keeping your assets secure:
Security Solutions for Construction Sites and Equipment
6 Ways To Keep Your Elderly Loved One Safe
School Safety Tips for Spy And Security Customers
4 Tips for Keeping Boats & RVs Secure This Winter

Next, here are 5 additional security solutions for making your home and business more secure this year.

1.Add the Mini PTZ Wi-Fi Camera to monitor your home or business...
This Pan Tilt Zoom (PTZ) camera is an easy-to-set-up and low-cost solution for your home or business surveillance. It can be used during the day or at night utilizing the built-in night vision. The included VSmaHome app lets you monitor and control the direction of the camera remotely. Once motion is detected, you immediately get a notification on your smartphone or tablet.

2. Add the Car Charger Hidden Camera to protect your vehicle assets...
This hidden camera is conveniently located to provide the discreet video footage you need for car security, to prevent theft or vandalism. Never worry about your vehicle security again.

3. Add the iProtect Detection Wand to secure your business from corporate theft...
The iProtect 1215 brings powerful handheld detection to the DIY user. This handheld device packs a power punch of detection in such a small space and has a battery life of 12-15 hours. It detects video, audio, digital or analog signals and can find surveillance bugging devices which are usually not detectable by standard RF detectors.

4. Add the DIY Smart Home Kit as a home security starter solution...
With its starter devices, low cost and easy installation the SH1270 DIY Smart Home Kit is the perfect way to enter the Smart-Home world. This starter kit comes complete with an IP Camera, RGB Smart Bulb, Smart Socket, PR Detector and Smart Home Door Sensor. Smart home devices are an easy way to protect your home and add convenience to your life.

5. Add the Wi-Fi Smart Home Doorbell Camera for peace of mind...
Our battery operated Wi-Fi doorbell camera will alert you on your free smartphone or tablet app with a picture as soon as someone rings your doorbell. It doesn't matter if you are home or away! Never answer the door to a stranger again.

We are here to help you protect your home, business, family, and assets this year. Contact us today at 800-590-4272 or [email protected] for more information and to purchase any of the products mentioned above.





Happy New Year!


Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Security Solutions for Construction Sites and Equipment




Construction equipment is a costly investment. It can be a challenge to keep all of your equipment secure since it is often stored outdoors on the construction site. Unfortunately there’s a growing trend of construction equipment theft rings.

The National Equipment Register (NER) estimates the value of construction equipment stolen each year is somewhere between $300 million to $1 billion. (constructconnect.com) This only represents the costs involved in replacing your expensive security equipment. This does not factor in the costs and time involved in filing police reports and waiting on insurance investigations.

Thankfully there are some covert surveillance and tracking security solutions available to help you keep track of your valuable construction equipment and help you avoid the losses that come with stolen property.

We’ve identified 3 products that can help you greatly reduce the chances of your construction equipment getting lifted. The products can also help you recover lost or stolen equipment as well.


Using GPS Tracking for construction equipment security


iTrail Solo: Another great option for tracking your construction equipment. Instantly track your equipment using the included iTrail tracking software from anywhere in the world. Keep track of your construction assets with customizable reports, battery life and motion activation. With Geo-fence alerts you can quickly and easily identify the precise location of every fixed or movable asset in your construction inventory with reliable round-the-clock asset tracking and communications.

iTrail Convoy: This option is great for tracking a fleet of construction equipment and the need for hard wiring. The iTrail Convoy is a hard-wired, rugged, professional-grade tracker with a 12 hour back-up battery that offers alerts and live monitoring every 10 seconds. The iTrail Convoy can be completely covert after installation and you never have to worry about power.

The iTrail Convoy has an additional feature —an external antenna —for increased location accuracy. This product is the ultimate in professional GPS location monitoring for fleet management for construction assets

iTrail Logger: While outright theft is a problem, non sanctioned use of equipment or joyriding is equally problematic. If its suspected the logger will tell the owner. Can be placed under or within a piece of construction equipment to offer covert tracking. This device is easy to setup and use. Just install the software onto your computer charge it up and you’re ready to start tracking! The iTrail GPS Logger records location, speed, and the current time. This would be the most economical tracking option since there are no monthly service fees. The iTrail GPS Logger comes with up to 16 hours of battery life and motion activation, and can store up to 120 hours of tracking information. It is also available with a magnet mount for a car.


Undercover surveillance cameras for construction site security


We have some great options for outdoor covert surveillance for your construction site. These hidden cameras are durable, weather resistant and disguised as regular equipment and utilities found on any site. Most are Wi-Fi hardwired and can be monitored from anywhere at anytime using our free tablet and smartphone app. the app sends notifications when it notices movemnet at the site. There are also options for night vision, battery operated and extended long life battery.

Here are a few recommendations.

SG Home Landscape Stone Wi-Fi

SG Home Outdoor Power Strip Wi-Fi

SG Home Electric Box Wi-Fi

Xtreme Life Plus Bucket

No matter what your construction site or equipment security needs are, we can help find a solution for them. Contact us today for more information.


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