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 Chances are, your current security plan is becoming outdated...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:

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.


Monday, November 20, 2017

5 Ways to Give the Gift of Security






It's the most wonderful time of the year... again! And it's not even Thanksgiving. Have you noticed how busy the malls are these days? There's a reason why the decorations are going up earlier and earlier this year. People are getting started with their shopping much earlier than originally anticipated. This LA Times article highlights this growing trend.

Since you're already thinking of what to get for Aunt Rose or Grandma Sue, may we recommend going high tech? And you don't have to break the bank to do so. We are fortunate to live in a society where affordable tech products make our everyday lives so much easier. To help you make your loved one's life a little easier, we've chosen a few of our security products and some 'out-of-the-box' ideas on how they can be used.

Preserve What is Treasured Most' A gift idea for the senior adult in your life
Mini Voice Recorder
Your grandparents are aging but the stories they tell never get old: Wartime experiences, love stories and even the story what you were like as a child. Our digital voice recorder is a great way to capture these stories and keep them safe... forever.

Gift Idea for the Corporate Executive
Dual 720P Dash Camera
Your loved one has worked their way up the corporate ladder and rewarded themselves with a shiny new ride. Unfortunately, their beautiful driving machine has begun to feel right at home in the airport parking garage. This Duel Dash Camera will ease their mind by making it easy to see all the things that (literally) go bump in the night! This will also help keep their ride safe from parking lot accidents, lead-footed valets, a teen driver who begged for the keys, or congested city drivers.

Great Idea For a Gift to Parents with Teens
Wi-Fi Smart Home Doorbell Camera
Your kid has gotten to the age where hiring a babysitter causes an extreme amount of eye rolling. Yet you know they don't pay enough attention to their surroundings for you to feel comfortable leaving them completely alone. Enter the Smart Home Kit. Check out who's at the door, make sure the TV is off and the doors are locked while you're filling Santa's sleigh. It may not be a hack for their Instagram account... but its the next best thing.

Is a Nanny Cam just a Gift for Parents of Small Children? NO WAY!
SG Home Air Freshener Wi-Fi
There are so many more uses for a nanny cam than just having a peek at Nanny McPhee. Here's one we wanted to recommend: In this day and age, many baby boomers are experiencing an incredible rate of children returning home after college to look for work. Nanny cams are a great way to take a look to remind them to get out of bed and get to the job hunt!

Nanny cams are also great for those who have pets. Worried about your automatic cat feeder not working properly when you are in the middle of Europe? With a nanny cam you can check in on them whenever you like and call a neighbor if anything goes awry.

Another great use for nanny cams is checking on the interior in your home during storms and natural disasters. Whether its fire season like we recently saw in California or floods we saw destroy the Gulf of Mexico. At the end of the day, there are many more reasons to have a nanny cam than not. Here are some great Wi-Fi hidden camera options for you to give to your loved one this year.

Great Gift Idea for Tech Lovers!
iTrail Solo
Busy people today often go to and from work with $2k-$5k worth of tech equipment in their bag and/or purse. From high-end computers to smart phones and iPads, we often carrying around some expensive equipment. Quickly dropping the iTrail solo into your bag before walking out the door, will help keep close tabs on your expensive devices. Were someone to lift your bag, or it got lost, it will be easy to find. Be the best part of a policeman’s day when you tell them, “By the way, I have this device that will show you exactly where that is.”

And if holiday travels take you hiking the mountains or biking the backroads the iTrail is also a great tool for the active person in your life. With live GPS tracking enabled your loved one can set off on adventure while you keep up with their whereabouts from the comfort of your couch. Clip on that iTrail and let them explore the winter wonderland!

Contact us today at 800-590-4272 or [email protected] for more information and to purchase any of the products mentioned above to help keep your elderly loved one safe.



Thursday, October 26, 2017

6 Ways To Keep Your Elderly Loved One Safe



Know where they are at all times
Dementia and alzheimer's diagnosis are on the rise year after year. We are reading more and more stories similar to this one about an elderly man who got lost in Pennsylvania and ended up in Alabama. You can know where your senior loved one is at all times now with our iTrail Solo GPS Tracker. Our iTrail Solo GPS Tracking Device will give you the peace of mind you need and the freedom they desire to get out and get around. Quickly and easily place it in the glove compartment of their automobile or in a backpack or purse. Create boundaries and routes using our GeoFence system. If there is trouble the portable units come equipped with a built in panic button. Get the locations in seconds using our convenient Web portal or mobile app. Purchase your iTrail Solo today!


Invest in a medical alert system
Remember the ‘I’ve fallen and I can’t get up’ commercials from the 80s? These devices that are used to protect your senior adult from a medical emergency are still around and more sophisticated than ever. These personal emergency response system (PERS), medical emergency response system (MERS) or fall monitors can help your loved one get the medical care they need as quickly as possible. And they’re saving more and more lives year after year because of advances in technology. AARP has a put together a helpful resource for choosing the right device specifically for your loved one’s needs.


Keep an eye on who’s at the door
Our seniors adult loved ones are vulnerable and there are many shady people looking to take advantage of them, often right on their front porch. Now, you can see every person who comes to the home of your loved one with our Wi-Fi Smart Home Doorbell Camera! Our battery operated Wi-Fi doorbell camera will alert you on your free smart phone or tablet app with a picture as soon as someone rings your doorbell. Doesn't matter if you are home or away! Your loved one will never answer the door to a stranger again.


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Keep a close eye on who’s taking care of them
Nanny cams aren’t just for your children anymore. Your loved one has so many people visiting them during the day and night. You can’t be there to watch them or keep track of their valuables all the time. For peace of mind we recommend investing in one of our SG Home Wi-Fi Hidden Cameras. These covert cameras are discreet, fit in with the surroundings and can be placed anywhere. Use them in a senior living facility, nursing home or private residence. These cameras provide 24 hour access to live video from your smartphone or tablet. We have many models to choose from that are perfect for senior adult homes including a faux house plant, wall clock and air freshener.


Take advantage of transportation services that specialize in senior care
One of the most difficult decisions we help our aging loved ones determine is when it’s time to hang up the keys for good. At that point, they will still need weekly, perhaps daily transportation. Thankfully there are some great new options for transportation specific to senior adults. These transportation service can be found in almost any neighborhood and community. They come equipt with everything needed to care for your loved one and keep them safe on the journey. AgingCare has created a great article full of helpful information about senior transportation.  


Keep up with who’s in their life
Sadly, 9 times out of 10, when a vulnerable senior adult has been taken advantage of, it’s by someone they know, as this sad story proves. There are many people your senior loved one will come in contact with on a daily basis. It’s important to know who these people are and how your loved one is feeling about them. You can help protect them from anyone- known or unknown- by taking these steps:
  • Keep valuables locked up and out of sight.
  • Ask questions on a regular basis about who they’re engaging with and how they feel about them.
  • Make sure businesses and organizations who are sending services to your home are doing their part to screen employees who may interact with your loved one.

Contact us today at 800-590-4272 or [email protected] for more information and to purchase any of the products mentioned above to help keep your elderly loved one safe.


Saturday, September 30, 2017

4 Tips for Keeping Boats & RVs Secure This Winter



According to BoatUS 10 out of every 1,000 personal watercraft are stolen each year. It makes sense that someone looking to take another person's boat or RV might consider doing it once it's stored for the winter. Thieves may see greater opportunity as they believe your recreational vehicles are more accessible since they've been put on the back burner of the owner's mind for a few months. As your trusted security resource, we have identified a few extra precautions you can take to make sure your boat and RV are safe and secure during the winter months.

Keep a close eye with our long life, battery powered hidden cameras
Not so sure about the security of your boat and RV storage facility or marina? Not a problem. With our new SG Home line of hidden cameras, you can keep an eye on your luxury equipment from anywhere in the world at any time. Here are a few options we recommend for exterior home and marina storage:
SG Home Outdoor Power Strip Wi-Fi -SG1515WF
SG Home Smoke Detector Wi-Fi (side view) - SG7100WF
Black Box Wi-Fi HD Camera and DVR -DVR1300W:

Consider storing your boat or RV in a facility designed for them- and a good one.
There are several different ways you can store your boat and RV. You can choose to leave the boat at the marina in the winter, store your rec vehicle on your personal property, or invest in a facility designed especially for storing recreational vehicles in the winter months. It goes without saying, that we recommend you invest the extra cost and take it to a speciality storage facility or a marina that is known for its security.

A good storage facility or marina will have plenty of space for any type of boat or RV, large or small. They will also have extra precautions set up such as paid 24 hour security detail, good lighting, gated access and limited accessibility. You will generally find at least one of these high end facilities or marinas in your town and located conveniently close to recreational areas.






Track your watercraft or RV with our iTrail GPS Tracking Device
Quickly install and track your boat or RV with our iTrail solo GPS Tracking device. For more information on which devices we recommend for tracking the location of your boat, read this article.

Make it extra difficult to steal
Don't have the budget for a high end, extra secure RV storage facility or marina? No worries. There are some extra precautions you can take to keep them secure during the winter months. The good news is you can implement these inexpensive and easy additional safety measures no matter where you've decide to park them for the winter.

Here are a few extra precautions we recommend:
  • If storing in an less than ideal marina- Visit your boat regularly and make arrangement with other boat owners to check on each other’s boats.
  • Make sure there is good lighting wherever you choose to keep your boat or RV.
  • If your boat is stored on a trailer, make sure the tongue is facing away from the road.
  • Remove at least one wheel and keep the boat trailer up on blocks.
  • Valuables and easily removed items should be secured below deck in a locked compartment.
  • If your boat is kept in the water at a dock, consider chaining it to the dock.
  • Boats should be covered with a tight-fitting canvas.
  • In a carport or driveway, park a vehicle in front of the trailer, blocking easy removal.
  • Use a high-security chain and quality lock to secure the boat and trailer to a fixed object such as a tree or post.

Contact us today to learn more about these great covert security options for keeping track of your valuable boat or RV. We’re here to help you find just the right option for your winter storage needs.


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