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.

Friday, June 22, 2018

CDMA Tracking will be discontinued December 31, 2022

CDMA Re-activation Eligibility will be discontinued June 28th

Verizon is discontinuing CDMA technology for GPS tracking on 12/31/2022. This means iTrail Live trackers purchased prior to 2018 can no longer be re-activated after 6/29/18. All trackers will work until end of 2022. If your previously purchased CDMA tracking device is not currently active, and you are looking to use it in the future, the device will need to be activated by 6/28/2018. All CDMA tracking devices that are canceled after 6/28/18 or that are not active before 6/28/18 will no longer be eligible for re-activation tracker  Call us for more information.

Due to this change in Verizon's network iTrial Live is offering two great opportunities for you to keep your GPS tracking until the  for you to keep your tracker until the Verizon sunset.

Option 1- for a nominal fee of $10.00 a month you can PARK your tracker. It will be activated ensuring your device can be used for future tracking needs. Just call to upgrade to a standard tracking plan when ready. Park Plan is not for active tracking.

Option 2- 40% Discount on a 1 year subscription.  The tracker will be activated until June 2019. The subscription will auto renew at the published rate. This discount is only good until June 28, 2018 and only for CDMA tracking devices.

If you let your subscription lapse after 6/29/2018 your device will not be eligible for re-activation.

Only devices on an active rate plan with  prior to June 28, 2018 deadline will have access to the CDMA network through 2022.

Please contact our customer support so we can assist you with this subscription opportunity  This does NOT affect iTrail trackers purchased in 2018 that are 3G units. It also does not affect any iTrail loggers (passive trackers.)

Call 1-800-590-4272 | email [email protected]
Monday through Friday | 8-5 Central time

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

4 Ways Cloud Storage Aids Law Enforcement

4 Ways Cloud Recording Aids Law Enforcement

Law enforcement personnel have enjoyed the use of digital recording equipment since the birth of the digital age. Despite recent calls for recordings to go both ways (Yes, you can record the police) officials have been enjoying the benefits of recording everything from secret confessions to entire interrogations

With the numerous uses of audio and video recording also come numerous flaws. With the ever-changing nature of technology, it can be hard to keep up. So here are 4 ways switching to cloud recording can help aid law enforcement.

1. Cloud Recording Is Versatile

The change from analog to digital in the public and private security sectors was a trend that began in the early 2000’s and still continues today. Like most major changes in any industry, the switch from analog to digital was tough and only through the informative use of its benefits did it truly become a successful movement. 

But many of you police officials will say is “Why do I need cloud storage when what I have right now works just fine?” What many public safety personnel have are SD cards and portable hard drives. These hardware accessories offer the benefit of portable memory storage for your evidence recording in an easy-to-use package. What you don’t have is a versatile online tool that can remove the need for porting around flimsy hardware

With cloud storage set up, you can beam your files directly from your recording equipment to an online server where the files can be securely stored and viewed remotely. This means you can be on a stakeout or interrogating a suspect while your S.O. sits in their office and watches live. So when you find the one piece of evidence that breaks the case they’ve already got the information on hand and can deliver justice where it’s needed. 

2. Online Storage is Cost-Effective

Purchasing additional portable hard drives and SD cards can be costly over time. Luckily cloud storage doesn’t require additional hardware to be purchased whenever space becomes low. Just by switching from hardware to cloud storage you’re already saving money. Prices for buying cloud storage vary based not only on the company you purchase it from, but also with the size of the data storage you need.  When you take into consideration all the hardware maintenance and repair you don’t have to deal with anymore, you’ll find your budget heading in the right direction.

3. Backups Have Backups

Ever lost an SD card or filed a hard drive with critical information in the wrong location? A major benefit of using cloud storage is the ability to copy and backup data. This means that if the file becomes corrupt, lost, or deleted, you can easily restore the file using the backup. No more having to hire repair technicians to fix corrupted files or broken discs, just a simple process and your files are good as new. 

With the option to upgrade your storage space always available, you will never have to worry about running out of space. This will help limit the need for redundant backups and keep both your cost and time expenditures on repairs low.

4. Peace of Mind

With the threat of hacker groups and cyber security becoming a prominent focus in the modern age, police departments from the local level on up are worried about keeping their data secure. Hosting valuable evidence on internal hardware can carry the risk of hacking and interception without proper security measures. Those measures also have to constantly be updated and modified to meet new viruses and security breaches. 

One of the most prominent advantages of having cloud storage is the peace of mind it brings. With a team of professional internet security agents keeping your data secure around the clock, you won’t have to worry about handling the digital security yourself

In the digital age, it’s getting harder and harder to keep your investigative work mobile, efficient, safe, and secure. With the introduction of cloud storage on the scene it’s becoming easier and easier to capitalize on these benefits and make the transition to digital cloud storage. 

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