Monday, August 10, 2020
Top Five Health and Safety Surveillance Cameras
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.
Tuesday, March 03, 2020
Where to find a reliable US Supplier for RF Detectors
What Are RF Detectors?
RF detectors are devices which indicate the presence of radio frequency waves. They are often used to detect the presence of any spy surveillance devices nearby. Individuals trying to protect proprietary or personal information will often employ an RF detector to sweep a space for hidden listening devices or hidden cameras.
How Can RF Detectors Aid You?
An RF detector is a spy accessory used to indicate any hidden cameras or hidden listening devices, commonly called 'bugs'. Often while using restrooms, dorms, official buildings we suspect the presence of a camera nearby. While some smart phone apps claim they can search for hidden cameras or audio spying most smart phones are not able to check for the frequencies used by such spy equipment. RF detectors are reliable devices which can be used anywhere to ensure your own safety.
Where to get the best Wholesale RF Detectors
Although many sites such as Amazon promise cheap RF detectors there is no way to guarantee the quality of these counter measure devices. It's even harder for an online reseller to determine if their supplier is reliable or is just importing cheap junk with some lights and buzzers. That's where KJB Security comes in. We've been an online wholesale supplier of wholesale spy and security equipment for over twenty years. We test our products and vet our supply chain to make sure the RF detectors we wholesale to you are reliable and trustworthy. Want to sell wholesale RF detectors? Then visit our Become a Dealer Page.
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
How Wholesale Spy Equipment Can Benefit Your Customers
In the present era, no one can be too careful. Security has become one of the most important priorities in our lives. Through spy equipment, individuals can easily keep an eye on a workplace or home. You can also monitor any kind of incident that has happened in your absence. Spy equipment includes many types of devices from spy cameras to audio jammers, GPS trackers, and voice amplifiers. Some of these spy devices are even small enough to fit on a keychain or in a button hole. Here are some of the reasons why spy gear is a good addition to a home or business security plan:
Through spy cams, thieves and burglars can be identified easily. If you have been robbed and you have footage of the robbery, you can use the footage to aid in the stolen goods' return. You should not use dummy cameras because they can be recognized effortlessly.
Aiding The Police:
By giving the recorded footage of the robbery to the police, the thieves will be caught. This way, the police will recover your lost items and prevent the thieves from committing future crimes.
Protecting Your Family:
Spy equipment can also be used to keep an eye on your children and pets especially when both parents are working outside the home.
Spy equipment can also be used to get insurance benefits after you have been a victim of theft. If you have been a subject to a personal liability claim on your property, spy cameras can determine what really happened. In some cases you can even get a discount on your insurance premiums by using spy equipment around your personal property.
Want to Sell the Best Spy Equipment Online?
There was a time when only a few people could afford spy cams at their houses and offices. Now with ever improving technology, much of the surveillance market has become more affordable. Many online retailers are adding spy, security, and surveillance equipment to their product mix. Customers who are interested in investing in the latest electronic gadgets are seeing spy gear as something valuable for their daily lives.
After twenty years in the business KJB Security has a reputation of manufacturing and distributing the best wholesale surveillance devices on the market. Their range of wholesale spy equipment includes:
4K Hidden Video and Spy Cameras:
With 4K resolution, 4K spy cams record crystal clear footage. This hidden video is recorded to a memory card onboard the spy camera. These hidden cameras are built into every day household objects that any individual can set up and then return to retrieve the video. Some are even battery powered and weather resistant allowing them to be set up outdoors.
Wi-fi Spy Cameras:
For users who don't want or don't think it's safe to return to where the camera is placed wi-fi spy cams are a good option. Like 4K hidden video cameras these surveillance devices can also be set up outside or battery-operated. The cameras send a live video feed to the user's smart phone for monitoring remotely.
LawMate Cameras and DVRs
Many law enforcment personnel have learned to rely on the brand name LawMate for hidden cameras and spy devices that help them close cases. KJB Security is the foremost distributor of LawMate products in North America. From law enforcement and private investigators to private citizens many individuals can buy and use LawMate cameras and DVRs from our dealer network.
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Using Drop Shipping to Build An Online Business
What Is Drop Shipping?
Drop shipping has recently become a highly attractive way of earning a little extra cash. Through the practice of drop shipping you can partner with various suppliers selling products or various brands. These suppliers will let you display the products in your online store. The products are held by the supplier unless a customer purchases it from your web store. Once the item has been purchased the supplier delivers it directly to the customer.
Why Would You Drop Ship?
It's an effective and efficient way to increase the product line of an online retailer. By drop shipping the retailer or dealer does not incur the cost of buying and warehousing goods until they are sold.
What Is The Potential Hindrance?
Finding a reputable supplier for your web store is not an easy thing. Without knowing if a supplier is trustworthy, an online retailer might wind up in a relationship with a drop shipper that doesn't actually send the goods once purchased.
Do your due diligence! Study the webpages of drop ship partners you are considering. How often do their products change out? How many positive vs. negative reviews can you find? Are they considered an expert on the products in the market. Believe it or not working with a drop shipper that also sells their own products directly is a good thing. That means the company stands behind their products themselves and are less likely to disappear overnight leaving you holding the bag with an angry customer.
Why KJB Security as a Drop Ship partner for Spy Gear?
KJB Security is a seasoned wholesaler, distributer and a drop shipper of spy equipment. With over twenty years in the spy and surveillance business KJB Security has served a global clientele of large and small dealers alike. Behind the scenes their team is committed to same day problem solving. Drop shippers can choose to only purchase one line of products and there is no minimum purchase. KJB Security backs up all the products they sell with dedicated customer service and tech support. The process of becoming a KJB affiliated drop shipper is hassle-free. Find out more here.
Thursday, February 13, 2020
RF Detectors For Personal and Business Protection
Radio Frequency (RF) detectors are devices that check for the presence of radio frequency waves in an environment. Some common uses include:
Search for hidden listening devices:
A hidden listening device, or bug, can be disguised inside a lamp, hidden on a bookshelf or tucked into a plant stand. However an RF detector will signal when it senses unusual RF activity, and beep or click as it gets closer to that activity. Then a physical search of the suspicious location can reveal if someone really has been spying on your conversations.
Search for hidden cameras:
Cameras hidden in your home, hotel room, Air BnB rental or office space can transmit video over wi-fi to a waiting smart phone. If you suspect that someone is spying on you use a RF detector to search for the presence of unusal wi-fi activity. Like when search for hidden bugs, the RF detector will beep or click when it gets near the hidden camera.
Search for GPS monitoring devices:
If you suspect that someone has been following you or its just too much of a coincidence that a certain individual keeps turning up in the same place at the same time it could be because they are tracking your vehicle. While that's a disconcerting notion it is easily determined with an RF detector. The RF detector can search for devices transmitting wi-fi or GPS signals from your vehicle.
RF Detectors for Everyday Use
If you sell wholesale spy equipment online and would like to offer security and surveillance to your privacy minded customers then consider adding these popular wholesale RF detectors to your product mix:
It is small enough to fit into your pocket, which makes it portable. It's battery power is 20 hours. It contains three types of alert modes (normal, vibrating and loud audio).
RF Wireless Signal Detector by iProtect
This type of RF detector has an antenna on top of it to catch RF signals in crowded environments. It protects you from all kinds of digital, analog, WiFi or cellular threats. You can keep a different signal for each alert so only you know the meaning of it.
Handheld RF Signal Detector
It is very small and, like the wand, it can be fitted into a purse or pocket. Try both analog and digital detection to see what suits you better. It is a cellular and audio bug detector. It searches for the target that gives off the signals so a hidden camera or audio bug can be located and then disabled.
Professional Digital RF Detector
This detector not only detects cameras but also Bluetooth, WI-FI and other devices that generate RF signals to ensure complete privacy. It pinpoints the exact source of the signals. You can also change its notification tones such as silent, vibration, and loud audio.
Personal Multi Bug Detector
It is a compact device that detects all sorts of threats such as audio, video, bugs, GPS, etc. Through this detector, you can protect your privacy anywhere you want to. It works with a 9V battery and does not need to be charged.
Monday, December 16, 2019
Year in Review
It has been a great year here at KJB. We added many new products; updated and discontinued some as well. Read on for some of our biggest additions and changes:
Just added is an indoor remote view camera with a long-life battery. The DVR140WF has 15 Hours of continuous recording or up to four months of standby battery time. It is the perfect indoor remote access camera. Plus the manufacturer offers a way to purchase a cloud recording plan.
The DIY110 and DIY110EB are replacing the DIY100 and DIY100EB. The remote view and the sever are more reliable on the new units. The user can see video live, record to a memory card, and check recording on a PC or smart device.
We are discontinuing the KT100, a product that has been in our product line since the beginning. We are looking for similar replacements, so stay tuned.
In late December we'll begin selling another exclusive product called the deScammer
. This little handheld device will search for credit card skimmers on gas pumps, ATMs or any suspicious point of sale. Keep your information safe from identity thieves with one-touch protection from the deScammer. Come check us out at CES Eureka Park Booth 52946.
Saving the biggest news for last, KJB Security plans to unveil a new website in the first quarter of 2020. With an updated user interface and search tools it will be more user friendly for both dealers and end users.
We would also like to take this opportunity to wish you a safe and happy season and a peaceful, prosperous new year. Please take a moment to remember all those who can’t be here this holiday season. Family and friends that will be away from home and Armed Forces members serving here and abroad,
KJB Security is the premier supplier of spy and covert surveillance cameras, GPS trackers and detection devices. With high quality, top-of-the-line equipment for every budget, our customers have many choices of features and prices when purchasing equipment.
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
How Two Step Password Protection Keeps You Safe From Hackers
Recent news stories about less
expensive cameras sold by Amazon being hacked should be a wake-up
call to anyone trying to buy a hidden camera. A consumer watchdog
group revealed that “certain cheap IP cameras found on Amazon can
easily let hackers into users' homes.” Most of the less expensive
cameras use single step password protection or no password protection
The hidden camera buyer may not even
understand the difference until a hacker has already watched them
for several days via their security cameras. That hacker now knows
their morning routine, when someone is at home or not, and possibly
even the security code to a house alarm.
The difference between single step
vs. two step password protection
Single step protection means that a
snoop or a spy only has to guess one password, usually the one
protecting your user account, to gain access to the camera. Two step
protection means that the user account has a password - and the
camera ALSO has a password. Once the user sets the password for the
camera it is yours and yours alone. Not even tech support for most
camera manufacturers can access your camera's password.
Some basic password tips
Don’t use any
personal information, birthdays, anniversaries, children’s names or
“your regular password”. Using a standard password for
everything may seem easy but if it is found out, then every account
that you used that password on is compromised. Also, popular but easy
to guess are favorite sports teams, bands or college names. Strange
combinations of swear words may seem to be safe but still are not as
secure as you may think. The best passwords include a capitol letter
and a lower case letter and at least 1 number and a character such
as @,#,* etc.
Investing in a two step password
The SleuthGear line of cameras features
the SG Home DVR; a memory card based hidden camera with Wi-Fi local
and remote view, and the SG Home CVR; a cloud based hidden camera
system that also offers live and remote view and recording via Wi-Fi
using our SG Home app. Not only is the SG Home app use a U.S. based
password protected server; the app and camera together require two
passwords to be set. The process to set up this two-step password
protection is simple and straightforward.
Monday, September 23, 2019
Don't Let A Foreign Government Ruin Your Morning
This morning the kids were running late, the bus was running early, and you ran out of time to make a quick call to your mom in her new assisted living center.
Finally at your desk, you log in to the remote view camera you installed when she moved in – but instead of seeing your mom's cheerful living room you see a black screen. No picture, no live feed. The camera just stopped working. Looks like the cheap camera you chose has a peace-of-mind cost that you weren't planning on.
KJB uses Amazon Web Servers (AWS) for our line of IP remote view cameras. These servers are all based in the United States. All SleuthGear cameras use AWS to provide live remote view and recording. Unlike less expensive cameras, SleuthGear cameras use a two stage log in and a required password. This two stage authentication protects your videos from getting into the wrong hands, not only from your device but also from the servers housing your videos. Amazon Web Servers require any person using their server to have that dedicated password. Yes the two step authentication can be a bit more complicated set up – but do you want that video of Mom in her new apartment available for strangers to easily hack?
Speaking of your mom's new apartment let's get back to that blank screen. Recently the remote feed from IP cameras similar to SleuthGear was suddenly shut down by the foreign governments housing those servers with no explanation. Individuals using those cameras were left without a live feed and questioned if their recorded videos had been hacked. But customers using KJB's SleuthGear Hidden Cameras reported no such interruption. Amazon Web Servers were not affected.
KJB Security does not make short term security products. We've been in the hidden and remote camera business for twenty years. We back our products with America based tech support and take your peace-of-mind seriously.
Want to see a step by step guide to set up our Amazon Web Server based SleuthGear cameras? For Android users click here
, iOS users click here
Thursday, August 15, 2019
3 Tips for Selling Your Customers DIY Hidden Cameras
While hidden camera designers can be
very inventive when hiding a video camera inside a household
object, they may not be as imaginative as a DIYer! Read up on our
tips for showing off a hidden camera to the DIY audience:
• Make sure the DIY customer knows
about the battery life of the camera if applicable and how placement
might affect that. High traffic areas will run down battery life
causing disappointment for the uninformed DIY customer.
• Educate the DIY customer about the
difference between a stand alone DVR and a wi-fi camera. When the
customer buys a hidden camera kit to “reverse engineer” an object
in their home they may NOT think about how easy it is to go back and
retrieve the recorded footage. Explain that a DVR hidden camera
captures hidden video on an onboard memory card. While there is no
need to set up this stand-alone DVR camera onto a household wi-fi
network the customer also will not be able to view the footage
remotely or retrieve it without returning to where the camera is
placed. A wi-fi enable hidden video camera will allow the user to
view the footage remotely possibly making returning for the camera
• Encourage the DIY hidden camera
customer to be creative! Think about objects peculiar to their office
or home that would work as good hidden video decoys. Are they
concerned about neglect at their doggie day spa? Then consider adding
a pinhole hidden camera to a food bowl or dog treat container. Do
they run a skating rink or arcade and suspect some skaters have
figured out how to hack the change machine? Then a DIY project
placing a hidden camera in an arcade prize might be the ticket to
changing that bad behavior.
Understanding the limits and benefits
of a hidden camera along with creating a camera unique to the space
it is monitoring are key steps to a successful DIY undercover
Tuesday, June 04, 2019
5 Simple Steps to Protect Your Car from Theft or Vandalism
As the mercury in the thermometer climbs it seems like reports of petty crimes involving vehicles climb with it. It's also the time of year when the summer rush causes us to forget the most basic common sense approach to keeping our car and items inside safe. But all it takes is a few minutes to stop and think about these 5 ways to keep your car safe and not start your summer off with a police report:
1. Lock the doors. If you don’t have a keychain remote with a convenient button that locks all the doors just take the time to check. Also make sure your sun roof, moon roof, and windows are rolled up and closed. Don't make it easy to reach into an unlocked car and take a handful of CDS, a Bluetooth speaker or even a handful of change. Even if you run into a store for just two seconds, leaving the car running or unlocked is asking for trouble. Although keyless entry makes your car a little more secure, in the event you forget all of this lock-it-up advice, invest in a GPS tracker. In the worst case scenario, you can track your car in real time until the police get there.
2. Keep valuables out of sight. Your GPS navigation unit is great, you may want to hold on to it. If it's a portable navigation system, place it in the glove box, center console or the trunk. The same goes for any item that is not mounted to something. Let's be honest, your purse is not safe tucked under the seat. It's safe in the locked trunk.
3. Park in well-lit areas. Even if you have to walk a little farther you should park where your car is safe. Petty thieves are looking for an easy target and a car sitting in a well lit area is not it. Good lighting also makes it easier for criminal activity to be recorded by nearby security cameras.
4. Don't advertise the nice stuff you keep in the car. Don't give your neighbors a chance to talk about your new stereo system by playing it loudly. You never know who might be listening. The same goes for advertising the kind of phone you have by placing its logo on your back window. You might as well say, “yep, I have an expensive phone, want to take a look?”
5. Put a hidden camera in or near your car. This way even if someone does break in you will have a video record of it. Hidden cameras like the Cell Phone Holder Camera are less likely to be stolen. It looks like a typical, cheap, dash-mounted plastic phone holder but it will capture the the person who decides to root around in your unlocked car. Another possibility is the Car Charger Hidden Camera. It's not only great for catching criminals who stop by your driveway at night it's also an easy way to find out if your mechanic really did swipe the change out of your console.
Thursday, May 09, 2019
Is a Smart Phone App the same as a Detection Device?
Is a Smart Phone App the same as a Detection Device?
As the news cycle shows recent stories of spying threats in
hotel rooms and rental houses many developers are touting smart phone apps as
an option for scanning a space for hidden bugs or video cameras. But how
effective are these apps? We took a look and discovered some key differences
between common 'detection' apps and the average handheld detection device.
Most of the smart phone apps require your phone to have a
magnetic field sensor or they will not work. The magnetic field sensor is
similar to what is found in a stud finder or compass app and not all phones
come equipped with it. Handheld detectors like a camera finder or an RF signal
detector do not require any additional technology to work with the exception of
Detection from a distance
The smart phone apps did find hidden camera lens and RF
signals but only when the user was really close to the hidden camera or hidden
bug. The camera lens detection option on
the apps we tried caused the smart phone's light to flash slowly in order to
reflect off of the hidden lens. The light from the phone managed to reflect on
the lens when the distance between the hidden camera and the smart phone was
closed to about 15 inches apart. Trying a basic handheld detection device like
Finder or a Hidden
Camera RF Detector the flashing LEDs on the detection devices picked up the
hidden lens from about 15 feet away.
The smart phone apps did not offer much ability to change
the sensitivity of detection. The magnetic field sensor did do a good job
finding electronics but it found all of them. So a camera hidden in a picture
was easy to locate. A camera hidden in a clock radio was masked by all the
other electronics inside. Likewise, the apps that detected RF signals picked up
signals for everything from a wireless mouse to the hidden video transmitter.
Using a Wireless
Camera Detector we were able to narrow the sensitivity and focus on areas
that were most likely to have a hidden
camera or listening device.
Smart phone apps are a viable solution for a one time scan
of a very small, bare, space. But for even an average sized space, like a hotel
room, it would take a fair amount of patience and time to scan the entire area.
Even then a camera or hidden bug inside a clock or electronic device could be
missed due to the interference from non spying electronics. For users traveling
frequently or users concerned about spying outside of hidden camera or bugs
such as GPS trackers, a handheld detection device could be a good investment.
Tuesday, April 09, 2019
5 Top Spots Spy Cameras Could be Hidden
5 Top Spots Spy Cameras Could be Hidden
How easy it is to forget that hidden surveillance is a constant threat. After checking your home and office, be sure to check these commonly forgotten areas for hidden spy camera dangers:
1. Uncover Hidden Dorm Room Cameras
You may not suspect a college campus but anyone – from a roommate with free time to a student with a cheating problem – might use a hidden camera to spy on you. Use our DD3100, a simple rf detector device to find a camera that may be hidden dorm rooms, public rooms and even in the showers.
2. Save your future self from embarrassment in Hotel Rooms
The nightly news tells us horror stories about hidden cameras in hotels regularly. A quick check with our DD12031 can save you from an unexpected phone call. Can you imagine getting the call where a police officer awkwardly informs you that your entire hotel stay was caught on camera? With everything you pack that you don’t need, adding a wireless detector might be a good idea.
3. Make sure your new boss doesn't have ideas outside the boardroom:
We all know what its like to start a new job. Everything is new and feels beyond your control. The restroom, the last vestige of your personal sanity, should be checked to be sure no unwanted eyes pry into your visit. The DD3150 is small and portable and will quickly deal with any covert spy cameras.
4. Check changing Rooms and Dressing rooms
Full length mirrors and poorly fitting doors are the earmark of changing and dressing rooms all over the world. Using our Spyfinder Pro you will instantly know where a spy camera is. Use a spy finder to cheek for unwanted watchers using pinhole cameras. You should be able to try on those new jeans without snooping eyes behind a pinhole camera.
5. The Gym Should be a Safe Workout Place
Hidden cameras in locker rooms are many times overlooked. It’s been a hard day at work and you need to work the stress of the day away at the gym. As you head into the locker room, you wonder, “How many places can a camera be hidden?” Well, the answer is in a locker, a ceiling vent, or even what appears to be a forgotten gym bag. Checking for a spy camera is quick and easy using our DD802 and a few minutes of time, makes your time at the gym much easier, well except for the workout.
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
5 Tips to Get the Best Video From Your Hidden Camera Smoke Detector
Most actual smoke detectors are placed just above a doorway as you enter or exit a room. however this might not be the best place for a hidden camera smoke detector as the subject of interest could walk through the door so quickly that they do not trigger the camera's PIR sensor. Instead consider placing the smoke detector above a window or closet door in the back of the room. This will allow the PIR sensor time to fully activate the camera and the intruder will be walking toward the hidden camera instead of away from it.
Bottom View Smoke Detector Camera
This model of hidden camera has a hidden camera pointed out the bottom of the detector body. If this unit is mounted on the ceiling it will capture what is directly below. This means that a subject walking through a doorway will have the top of their head in view but not their face. Consider mounting a bottom view smoke detector camera on a wall, opposite of the doorway you suspect the subject will use. In this position the camera will capture all of the doorway and most of the floor to ceiling space of an average room with 9 foot high ceilings.
|Bottom view smoke detector hidden camera mounted on ceiling|
|Bottom view smoke detector hidden camera mounted on wall|
Side View Smoke Detector Camera
In this model of hidden camera the camera is mounted on the side of the detector body with the camera tilted slightly downward. Mount it on ceiling for an angle that will capture most of the floor space of a medium sized room as well as about 4-6 feet above the floor. When monitoring a long hallway consider having more than one hidden camera smoke detector mounted every 10-12 feet. This allows the subject to be captured on video in multiple positions and allows the PIR sensor on the additional camera to be triggered just as the subject is leaving the first camera's field of view.
|Side view smoke detector hidden camera mounted on ceiling|
Pick the Best Camera for the Space While a smoke detector is a pretty ordinary object to have in most spaces, in some spaces it might draw attention. For example it would be unusual to see a smoke detector mounted in a carport, a better choice would be the Cable Box Camera or even the Birdhouse Camera.
Monitoring Busy PlacesNo matter how much life a hidden camera battery might have, if the camera is being constantly activated by ordinary coming and going in a busy spot the battery will wear down quickly, possibly in less than a day. While you can check video recorded when the camera was active, no more video will be recorded until the battery can be recharged. Our hidden cameras that plug into an AC outlet are the best choice for this kind of surveillance. Another option is to take advantage of the Scheduled Recording option in the SG Home app. If you know when the person you are monitoring will be in the area you can set the camera to only wake to the PIR during that time, thus saving battery life.
Channel Your Inner Wile E. CoyoteThat rascally coyote never gave up chasing the Roadrunner. While we don't suggest tying an anvil to your hidden camera we DO suggest not giving up the first time if it doesn't capture the problem. Surveillance is as much an art as a science. You may need to adjust your camera placement, be prepared to schedule its recording time or be ready to check the memory card multiple times during the day. If climbing up a ladder to retrieve video from an SD card would draw attention to the hidden camera itself then monitor your video from your smart phone. You can even subscribe to our Cloud Recording and have access to downloaded video for a longer period of time without having to return to the camera at all.
Finally, remember that hidden cameras sometimes tell us good news. If after choosing your camera, carefully selecting its placement, and diligently checking its recording you discover that the suspicious behavior you originally noticed is actually quite innocent then consider it a good day. Breathe a sigh of relief and store your camera in a safe place for the next time you suspect a Road Runner has been sneaking around your cave.
Camera Placement Dos and Don'ts Checklist:
• DON'T place a camera near a doorway or other area that the subject would quickly walk by without triggering the camera
• DO make sure the camera fits into the use of the room and will not draw attention to itself
• DO make sure the camera is plugged in for monitoring busy areas just as a business' entry lobby
• DON'T mount a side view camera on a wall.
• DO be prepared to adjust your cameras placement at the beginning of your surveillance
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Protect Your Organization from Spying Threats
Cameras are everywhere, from Ring to facial recognition that
unlocks your smartphone. People are being conditioned to be on camera even
when they don't want to be. Corporations and institutions are seeing their
private spaces invaded also, particularly as intellectual property is
increasingly under threat of being stolen. In 2016 the FBI reported a 53% increase in the number
of corporate espionage cases being investigated.
Institutions blind to the growing
number intrusion of cameras and recording devices risk competing with their own
stolen intellectual property. Certain international players see corporate
espionage as a growth strategy, not just a short term means to an end. Many
institutions think only of securing their IP in cyberspace and ignore the real
threat lurking in their boardrooms, recruiter offices, or break rooms. One only
needs to look at the latest headlines involving the intended theft of T-Mobile's robot technology via secretly collected pictures. With the growth of
internet connected devices it's not beyond the realm of possibility that the
employee microwave is silently streaming project details to a murky competitor.
However taking steps to secure
your organization beyond cyber threats has a payoff: Scanning areas where your employees work with international
partners will reveal any surreptitious recording devices. Training your
employees to utilize detection devices puts them at the front lines of being
able to detect and stop a theft before it happens.
All you need to begin a complete
surveillance detection protocol are a set of comprehensive tools:
- Cameras are easily scanned for
with a handheld lens detector that confirms the presence of a hidden camera
whether or not it's in operation.
- Handheld detection devices can
scan for hidden GPS trackers, listening
and video transmitting devices. Meeting in a new space? Many of these are small
enough to carry with you and do a quick scan before a meeting begins.
- Spectrum analyzers serve the
needs of the largest institutions and government offices. Equipped with the
ability to scan all transmitting frequencies, these devices quickly become go-to
tools to guard against privacy invasion.
Recently a customer came to us concerned that private conversations were being compromised after a
chance meeting with a presumed potential client at an out-of-town trade show.
The new client seemed to know exact details of our customer's itinerary as well
as other private conversations. Evidence
mounted that this 'new client' was trying to determine who else our customer
was establishing business relationships with, even during after hours meetings.
After investing in a handheld detection device and an afternoon of practicing scanning with our customer service team, our customer discovered a hidden tracker on a vehicle used for business as well as listening devices in the
office space. Finding these hidden devices allowed our customer to bring law
enforcement into the matter and stop the unwanted surveillance threat.
Protecting your organization from
spying threats should be a multi-pronged approach. Once your institution has
implemented a regular surveillance detection scanning plan both employees and
outside partners will feel secure that outside surveillance is not jeopardizing
trade information. Employees will be free to work without fear of having their
efforts undermined by secret audio and video surveillance. And IP protection
teams will have more time and resources to devote to catching slippery cyber
Essentially protecting your institution's physical space from spying threats increases
protection of ALL space from spying threats.
Monday, November 12, 2018
Top 5 Tips for Keeping Your Home Safe During the Holidays
Top 5 tips for Keeping Your Home Safe
during the Holidays
You’re not alone if you are traveling this Holiday Season.
November is upon us and like you lots of people have travel plans approaching
from Thanksgiving to New Year’s. In 2017, we had record-breaking travel from November
the busiest months for long-distance trips every year. Increasing numbers of
homes are left unattended every year during the holidays.
Enjoy a worry-free trip this holiday. Follow these few tips
to keep your home secure while you’re away this season.
Up with Home Maintenance. Don’t leave a calling card for potential
intruders. Nothing tips them off more than mail, packages or newspapers piling
up, overgrown landscape, or snow in the driveway. Make sure you arrange for
these few things to be taken care of while you are away. Have a friend pick
them up or have your mail or newspapers stopped all together. This news report
of a home invasion tells how the thief knew no one was home by the newspapers
in the driveway. Don’t
fall victim to this simple mistake.
2. Make it look like someone is home. You
may have heard this one before, but we often forget it in our time of hustle
and bustle to get on the road. Simply adding
a timer to your lights to turn
on at a certain time can make it look like someone is home. Our outdoor
version can double as outside hidden security. Having a dark home is a dead
ringer you aren’t there. You don’t need to channel your inner Kevin McCallister
in Home Alone, to make your space
look occupied. Some other tricks are
leaving a pair of shoes by the door, keeping a TV on or keeping a car in the
3. Lock Up. It’s obvious, but sometimes we
forget. A large number of home invasions happen through unlocked entry. Take an
extra walk through your home to make sure all the windows and doors are locked
while you are away. Lock up or move any valuables out of sight. Also make sure
you don’t have any spare keys hidden in obvious places outside your home.
4. Home Security. Whether it’s a dog,
alarm system or video surveillance, you will know when someone has entered your
home. Our covert video surveillance is disguised in your everyday objects that
get overlooked in most circumstances. You can arm yourself with a standalone
DVR, WiFi or cloud storage camera. WiFi and Cloud
cameras have the ability of notifying you when they detect movement in the area
of view. With FREE apps, you can check-in with live streaming, recording and
play back options at anytime from anywhere you get a signal. And if your home
is broken into while you’re away, you can notify the authorities and have clear
evidence of the perpetrator to take to law enforcement.
5. Keep your plans off Social Media. In a
high technological society, we tend to overshare. We check-in and post from
everywhere. Don’t put your holiday travel schedule in print for everyone to see
because that information is widely accessed. Keep a close friend or neighbor in
the loop, they can check on your place while you are gone. You don’t need to
share right away, if you take any pictures or have any fun experience, post
them when you return.
Thursday, November 01, 2018
KJB Explains to Good Morning America How To Avoid Hidden Cameras On Vacation
Security expert Chad Kozlowski shares tips after a couple claim they found a hidden camera in their cruise ship stateroom. Watch the segment from Good Morning America:
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
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
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
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
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.)
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