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.
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 clockand 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 greatarticle 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:
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.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Back To School Safety Tips for Spy And Security Customers
It’s that time of year again! School administrators and security personnel have planned and worked hard to get our schools and campuses safe and ready for eager learners (and the not-so-eager). There are so many areas on campus to consider when thinking about safety and security for your school. It can quickly become overwhelming. That’s where we come in. KJB Security has been in the business of securing campuses for over 15 years now. We’re here to help!
Here are a few areas to remember and tools to consider adding to your school security plan.
Resources for school campus security
As campus security experts and school administrators, it’s your job to help alleviate fears and concerns and insure that students all across America will be safe. Today university and campuses are putting forth their best effort to make school safety a top priority and the statistics prove that it's working! We’d like to assist in those efforts by providing this resource: KJB Security’s top 4 security tools to add to your security plan in 2017
GPS Fleet tracking for school busses
The safety process for students doesn’t begin when they walk onto the campus. For many children, it begins when they walk (or hop) onto the school bus. We have 2 great security options for busses that will help you get those students to school safely.
iTrail Convoy GPS Tracking: The iTrail Convoy is a hard-wired, rugged, professional-grade vehicle 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.
Duel 720P Dash Camera: Our dual dash cam is the best on the market featuring a front facing and back facing camera in one body. It simultaneously captures the road ahead and the cabin in clear HD video. Use this top of the line Dual Recording Dash Camera to capture your drive for safety and insurance purposes.
Friendly safety reminders to share with parents and students
Unfortunately Americans still haven’t quite figured this one out: Always yield to pedestrians in crosswalks!! Especially young pedestrians walking to school. Often kids must walk to school alone and… (surprise) don’t always follow the rules. Take extra care to look out for children in school zones, playgrounds and parks, and residential areas.
No! You can’t beat the bus!! Plus, it is illegal in all 50 states to pass a school bus that is stopped to load or unload children. Unfortunately, we can all think of a time recently when you saw this happen. It’s amazing how many tragic stories like this one and this one we still read each year.
If you have young pedestrians who must walk to school alone, throw an iTrail Solo GPS Tracking device into their backpack when heading out the door. You will receive your child’s location update every 30 to 60 seconds via text message or email. And you can know when your tracker has left a specified area using our GeoFence alerts!
More tips for pedestrian and bus safety...
In a school zone when flashers are blinking, stop and yield to pedestrians crossing the crosswalk or intersection
Never pass a vehicle stopped for pedestrians
If you're driving behind a bus, allow a greater following distance than if you were driving behind a car.
The area 10 feet around a school bus is the most dangerous for children; stop far enough back to allow them space to safely enter and exit the bus (NSC.org)
Teen Driver Safety
Around this time of year a teen or college student will get behind the wheel of the car and drive themselves to school for the first time. This can be a freeing, happy, fun and scary experience all at the same time! Here are a few resources to help take away the scary part of the experience!
Send your teen off to school with a iTrail GPS Solo Tracking device! With this GPS tracking device, parents can see when their teens drive, how they drive, where they drive, and what roads they drive on! The iTrail really is the best device currently on the market for parents of teen drivers! Learn more about how our iTrail Solo works to give you peace of mind when sending your teen on the road in this article
We’ve also provided some great tips here for teen driver safety. These can easily be applied to teens driving themselves and their friends to and from school.
Finally, make sure you share these safety tips with your teen before they head off to college. Our handy campus safety guide will help keep your teen safe once they’ve arrived!
Contact us today at 800-590-4272 or [email protected]for more information and to purchase any of the products mentioned above.
Thursday, August 17, 2017
KJB Security Tech Tip: SG Home Over The Air PIR Sensitivity Update
The new factory default setting for SG Home Hidden Camera PIR sensitivity is set to medium intensity. In some instances, such as a large room or placement issues, it's necessary to change the PIR sensitivity to high.
Here's how you can easily, over the air, change the PIR sensitivity setting from medium to high:
From Cameras select the gear by the camera to go into Setup
Select Camera Info
Select Firmware Update
First box to come up will ask you to confirm update. Select OK.
Second box to come with will tell you it will take few minutes to update.
DISCLAIMER: Monitoring software, trackers, and audio surveillance devices are designed to be used only in situations in which you are legally permitted to use them. Check your local state and federal laws to ensure that you are in compliance before using any monitoring products.
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