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
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.
Monday, May 21, 2018
KJB Security Products Appoints Chad Kozlowski as Operations Manager
KJB Security Products Appoints Chad Kozlowski as Operations Manager
Chad Kozlowski celebrates his 10th year at KJB Security Products.
Nashville, TN, May 21, 2018—KJB Security Products is pleased to announce that Chad Kozlowski has been promoted to Operations Manager. Kozlowski will overseeing the day-to-day operations of KJB Security as a whole and will continue to support KJB customers. Kozlowski began working at KJB during college as a part-time employee in the Manufacturing and Shipping departments. After graduation, he transitioned to full-time, eventually becoming manager for Customer Service and Sales.
“I’m happy to promote within our company and reward Chad for his years of service. Chad’s knowledge of KJB processes is going to aid him in being a great Operations Manager.”–Jill Johnston, President & CEO of KJB Security
Over the last ten years Kozlowski has obtained key knowledge and experience in manufacturing, distribution, and the wholesale market specializing in security. Kozlowski enjoys working with the KJB Security customers to ensure they receive the best solutions for their current need while maintaining the highest level of professionalism that he can offer.
“I am looking forward to my new role with KJB Security Products, Inc. and the major changes in my life. Though I am changing roles here at KJB Security Products, Inc., I will do all that is possible to ensure my availability as a visible member of this company continues.”—Chad Kozlowski, Operations Manager of KJB Security
Kozlowski has learned the inner workings of the business and has spent time in each department giving him a deep knowledge and understanding of KJB. Dependability builds trust and with this new promotion, Kozlowski will continue to help KJB Security innovate and set the standard for the security, surveillance and tracking solutions. For additional information, please contact: Jill Johnston | President & CEO KJB Security Products, Inc. 800.590.4272 [email protected] www.kjbsecurity.com KJB Security Products has over 25 years of experience as the leading wholesale manufacturer and distributor of personal and professional security and tracking solutions. Named the North American Distributor for LawMate International Co. Itd in 2015, KJB is a female-run business with a global distribution network from retail to government agencies spanning all seven continents. KJB Security has pioneered American-made hidden cameras and security equipment such as SleuthGear and iTrail Tracking which are designed and assembled in Nashville, Tennessee. As the oldest covert camera manufacturer in the USA, KJB prides itself on same day solutions plus excellent customer service and tech support for its over 800 dealers.
Thursday, May 17, 2018
KJB Security Products Names Pat Palmer as Sales Manager
KJB Security Products Names Pat Palmer as Sales Manager
Pat Palmer brings 20 years of Industry Experience to KJB Security Products.
Nashville, TN, May 16, 2018—KJB Security Products announced today that Pat Palmer has been named Sales Manager. Palmer will be focusing on business development, with his longstanding reputation and contacts in the industry. His personal attention to detail from manufacturing to distribution has been the key to his success. Palmer is experienced in every aspect of brand creation, quality assurance, custom packaging, importation, marketing and distribution of security products. Most recently the vehicle surveillance industry has been a focal point for him.
“I’m excited to bring Pat Palmer on board. Pat has been a friend and longtime customer for 15 years. His knowledge and time in the industry will benefit KJB for long range growth.”–Jill Johnston, President & CEO of KJB Security
Pat Palmer is an entrepreneur who has founded several companies specializing in surveillance and counter surveillance. His clients are located around the globe and include government agencies, major corporations, and private individuals with unique security requirements. You would be hard pressed to find a US government agency that he hasn't served over the last 18 years. KJB will be benefitting long term with Pat Palmer in the fold. Palmer started with a simple goal nearly 20 years ago, to protect children and elderly. Over many years that goal has expanded to include surveillance devices for clients in many countries with diverse needs. He personally has traveled to many countries to meet directly with potential clients. Like Palmer, KJB Security has a passion for helping protect what matters most to you by providing personal and professional security, surveillance and tracking solutions. For additional information, please contact: Jill Johnston | President & CEO KJB Security Products, Inc. 800.590.4272 [email protected] www.kjbsecurity.com KJB Security Products has over 25 years of experience as the leading wholesale manufacturer and distributor of personal and professional security and tracking solutions. Named the North American Distributor for LawMate International Co. Itd in 2015, KJB is a female-run business with a global distribution network from retail to government agencies spanning all seven continents. KJB Security has pioneered American-made hidden cameras and security equipment such as SleuthGear and iTrail Tracking which are designed and assembled in Nashville, Tennessee. As the oldest covert camera manufacturer in the USA, KJB prides itself on same day solutions plus excellent customer service and tech support for its over 800 dealers.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
5 Reasons to Choose Cloud Storage for your Hidden Cameras
5 Reasons to Choose Cloud Storage for your Hidden Cameras
KJB Security will soon be one of the first hidden camera manufacturers in the world to provide Cloud storage for video recording (CVR). We are thrilled to be pioneers of this new frontier! As a company we have proven our commitment over the years to providing the highest quality and most advanced hidden camera technology and innovation. Here’s why you’ll want to sign up for this new Cloud storage solution for your Hidden Camera system as soon as it becomes available!
1. Cloud storage gives you easy access to your footage from anywhere in the world at any time.
Need to share covert video files quickly with your investigation team? Now you can have access to your footage from anywhere at any time and share it with anyone thanks to cloud storage. All you need is Wi-Fi to quickly and easily access your important security footage. And better yet… you can access live video footage from your phone or tablet with just a few taps.
2. Cloud storage protects your hidden camera footage from damage, loss, corruption.
There are many good reasons why SD card storage is a convenient storage solution. You can quickly and easily transport and share them. The downside to these convenient little files is that it’s a physical item. If anyone finds or takes it, your camera and the evidence is now gone. Not to mention, the physical property can be accidentally or intentionally destroyed or badly damaged often during transport or within the camera system. Cloud storage eliminates this risk by sending your footage directly to a safe and secure storage facility somewhere in the US.
3. Cloud storage makes hidden camera footage more secure.
Open up your browser to the latest news headline and chances are you’ll see the word hacker. Computer hackers are just waiting to terrorize your home computer or business IT system. Hackers have cost businesses billions in revenue year after year. According to this CNBC article 14 million US businesses are at risk of a hacker threat. Cloud storage provides a layer of protection and security for your highly valuable personal, business or investigative convert video files. Plus, our account based app creates a double layer of security. No one can see your recording without your password.
4. Cloud storage gives you more space for your security footage.
Hidden camera video footage can take up quite a bit of storage space. The hidden cameras send footage to the cloud every time motion is detected. Often corporate, private or police investigations can take months or years to complete. With cloud recording, you will be able to store more recordings than ever before. We will have a few storage options available to fit every budget. You choose the amount of data stored in the cloud when you choose your subscription plan.
5. KJB Security gives you 30 days of free storage.
That’s right. We’re giving you a chance to date your cloud storage before you put a ring on it… so to speak. We will still have the card storage option available for those who don’t feel like Cloud storage is the right solution (even after reading all the information above). But for those who are ready to go for it, we’re giving you 30 days of free storage! Hopefully, after reading about the benefits of cloud recording, you’re now ready to sign up. Be the first to switch to the cloud for SG Home CVR Wi-Fi Hidden Cameras. With new technology comes new forms, with the new SG Home CVR line we have a bunch of new hidden cameras that will blend seamlessly into your environment. We promise… you will be the first to know it has arrived!
Thursday, April 12, 2018
From Single Car to Small Fleet: Easy Mileage Tracking for Taxes
Tax time can be stressful if you haven’t been keeping up with your documentation all year long. Searching through your finances, trying to find receipts, figuring out how many miles on your car were for work, it can turn into a huge ordeal and a lot of time. We wanted to make this year and every other tax season a little bit easier for you when it comes to getting your mileage deduction.
Our iTrail GPS offers a handful of different solutions from real-time to passive GPS systems that best meet your needs when it comes to tracking. Whether you are self-employed or a business owner with fleet vehicles we have the solution for you. Keeping track of your mileage for business can be frustrating and hard to keep up with daily. Most of us end up guessing on this deduction every year and we may be losing out and not getting our full deduction. Time is money and now you can spend less of it worrying about your taxes. When getting your mileage deduction you can either submit your actual vehicle expenses if you kept a detailed mileage log or you can use the Standard Tax Deductible Mileage Rates for a Car, Van, Pickup Truck or Panel truck during 2017. There are 3 standard types of mileage deductions you can make for 2017, Business Purposes 53.5 cents per mile, Medical or Moving Purposes 17 cents per mile and Service of Charitable Organizations 14 cents per mile. With iTrail you can take full advantage of the tracking tool to export mileage reports to help make deduction time simpler. If you are self-employed or your company doesn’t reimburse for mileage, you can line up your business calendar with the mileage report to quickly add up and knock out your deductions.
For business owners with a small fleet of vehicles, you can use myiTrail.com to generate reports for each and every vehicle in your fleet to see how much mileage each vehicle is truly racking up in a year.
The iTrail tracking tool will allow you to spend less time on your taxes and get more money in your pocket.
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Women, Pioneers and Whistleblowers
Women are pioneering the world of security and defining new ways to protect themselves. The world is changing and the feeling of privacy and safety along with it. Inspirational women are taking back the power to ensure other women can feel the same sense of security in their life. Here are some of the women and businesses making a difference, pushing the boundaries of the status quo and blowing the whistle on injustice.
1. Women make up half of the workforce, while they still shockingly only make up about 11% of cybersecurity jobs but that doesn’t stop them from seizing the opportunity to take on a high-profile role in the industry. Why are there still so few of them? Today women are continuing to push for progress in the male dominated field and represent a mix of researchers, chief information security officers, executives, and top government cyber security leaders. Women are making an impact all over the world in cybersecurity by empowering women with a Voice, Vision and Innovation. IBM hosts a global cyber day for girls every year to educate women of all ages about what cybersecurity is, how it’s rapidly affecting our world and what women can do to help change it. #IBMCyberDay4Girls
2. Hyphen-Labs is a young women of color collective made up of scientists, architects, engineers and designers from around the world who’ve brought fashion to the forefront of surveillance. The line was designed to protect those wearing it—focusing on women of color. The idea behind the body worn technology is to empower and protect women in the field, whether they’re activists, whistleblowers or just living their everyday life. Security is important, our identity is important. The prototype fashion wearables debuted at the 2017 South by Southwest Conference.
Some of the pieces highlighted were a pair of oversized “door knocker” earrings with hidden cameras and microphones used to record during any kind of altercation or unwanted interaction at the touch of a button.
The sun visor was made with reflective material to deflect any unwanted gazes and to protect the identity of the person wearing it.
Hyphen-Labs | NSAF
The most innovative body worn counter surveillance piece was the pink and purple silk scarf. Hyphen-Labs partnered with Adam Harvey, an American artist living in Berlin to bring the HyperFace Scarf to life which camouflages the wearer from facial recognition software, the kind used by social media, online retailers, law enforcement and the military. The scarf’s fabric is designed with 1,200 pixelated faces meant to mislead computer algorithms.
Hyphen-Labs | NSAF | Adam Harvey
The scarf was designed for women activists during protests. With enough people wearing it, it could break the system. Adam is now working with the collective to bring forth more innovative covert designs. Unfortunately, all of these products are prototypes and not out on the market, but we look forward to their fashionable body-worn counter surveillance gear.
3. More than ever women are standing up and fighting for what’s right in the world we live in. Whistleblowing can be life-changing, life-defining and comes with a great personal risk for the individual, so know your rights. We have seen heroic whistleblowers wearing hidden cameras to uncover the dark truths of this world like sexual harassment in the #metoo movement. By sharing their story and speaking up, they are exposing the cultural bias that will change our society - and hopefully for the better. With a female executive at the helm, KJB Security salutes women who have pushed boundaries to increase safety for everyone. We may not be on the front line with these women but we can certainly be counted on to provide reliable covert surveillance equipment to help them make an impact.
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Love Lost: KJB Security’s Guide To Catching A Cheating Spouse Guide
The partner you pledged your love to all those years ago is working late...again. You have this uncomfortable feeling deep inside that you don’t want to admit could be true. Unfortunately, the intuition that your spouse may be cheating is something you should pay attention to.
Adultery, affair, cheating, infidelity… there are many ways we label this sad and often devastating relationship situation. It’s still a common occurrence in the US and around the world. According to this Business Insider article, in a 2015 study published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, university students estimated that the average person of the opposite sex has about a 42% chance of cheating on their partner.
Many people have been down this powerless and scary path. It’s time to take back your power. We believe you can feel more empowered and informed by using a few security devices to uncover the truth, move through the process and safely into your next steps
Here are some security solutions to help you determine if your gut feeling is true, to help you heal and move forward in your new single life… securely.
SG Home hidden cameras can help you confirm that gut feeling you’ve had for a while. Our hidden cameras fit right into the surroundings of your home, business or vehicle. Here are a few we recommend:
Give your cheating spouse a new plant for the office. With this unsuspecting plant camera, they will never guess that someone is watching from miles away. This camera is fully equipped with our SG Home Wi-Fi camera system and uses our free SG Home App. Get alerts if the camera senses any activity or you can watch live video on your phone or tablet anytime you need to check in.
The idea that your spouse may be doing the deed in your own home is unthinkable. But unfortunately, it happens. That’s where our best selling SG Home smoke detector with Wi-Fi can come in handy in your quest for confirmation. Using the SG Home free app and Wi-Fi you can virtually access live video from anywhere on your smartphone or tablet.
Suspect you’re being watched?
Once you’ve determined you don’t want to be in a relationship with someone who cheats, the process to detangle begins. The divorce process can get messy and bring about levels of distrust you’ve never seen before. In fact, YOU could become the one who’s being monitored. KJB Security has DIY and professional level counter-detection devices to help you determine if this is happening. Here are a couple we recommend:
iProtect RF Wireless Signal Detector Wand - This detection wand easily fits in your hand to conceal action while sweeping for bugs of different types. Use this handy device for more sophisticated DIY detection.
Tools for Collecting evidence
Our Super Slim Pen Voice Recorder can come in handy (in many ways) when building your case against a cheating spouse. The world's slimmest pen voice recorder comes with a secret activation switch and a very sensitive internal microphone to capture even the faintest of sounds. Use the voice recorder pen to take notes in meetings with attorneys, save your friend’s advice or to make notes to yourself when needed. We’re sure you can come up with even more ways to use this handy covert digital voice recording pen.
Staying safe on the other side of relationship
You’ve finalized your permanent separation or divorce from your cheating spouse or partner and are now learning how to do life alone again… at least for a while. You’re determined to heal and find happiness before taking the leap into another relationship.
Living alone can be a scary thought, especially if you’ve found yourself with the solo task of keeping your children safe. We have a few products to recommend for this time in your life. These products can give you the peace of mind and additional layer of security so you can relax and enjoy your new independent life.
DIY Smart Home Kit- Super quick and easy to set up, this smart-home kit is the perfect cost-effective security solution for your new home, apartment or condo. There are no monthly alarm monitoring fees as you can self-monitor with app notifications on your smartphone or tablet.
We hope these ideas will help you feel more empowered in your journey through the pain of infidelity and on the other side. We’re here to help you take back the power and securely find your way to happiness and healing on the other side! Let us know if you need any help finding the products mentioned above!
Friday, January 12, 2018
Top 5 Security Solutions for the New Year
Around this time every year, many of us will make a New Year’s resolution list. The average resolution list usually includes something about weight loss, happiness, sleep, and other various kinds of life improvements. According to a recent survey from MaristPoll, 12% report they want to be a better person, and the same proportion (12%) say they want to lose weight.
May we recommend adding home and business security to your list of goals for the new year?
2017 brought home and business security into the world of home automation, making security easier and more accessible than ever. We saw other technological advances in the areas of home and business security as well. Chances are, your current security plan is becoming outdated... if you even have one at all. According to this article from Alarms.org, homes without a security system are 300% more likely to be burglarized! And only 17% of homes have some kind of security system.
This is the year to resolve to be more secure in your home and business. And we’d like to help you do just that.
First, check out the following articles for helpful advice on keeping your assets secure:
Security Solutions for Construction Sites and Equipment
6 Ways To Keep Your Elderly Loved One Safe
School Safety Tips for Spy And Security Customers
4 Tips for Keeping Boats & RVs Secure This Winter
Next, here are 5 additional security solutions for making your home and business more secure this year.
1.Add the Mini PTZ Wi-Fi Camera to monitor your home or business...
This Pan Tilt Zoom (PTZ) camera is an easy-to-set-up and low-cost solution for your home or business surveillance. It can be used during the day or at night utilizing the built-in night vision. The included VSmaHome app lets you monitor and control the direction of the camera remotely. Once motion is detected, you immediately get a notification on your smartphone or tablet.
2. Add the Car Charger Hidden Camera to protect your vehicle assets...
This hidden camera is conveniently located to provide the discreet video footage you need for car security, to prevent theft or vandalism. Never worry about your vehicle security again.
3. Add the iProtect Detection Wand to secure your business from corporate theft...
The iProtect 1215 brings powerful handheld detection to the DIY user. This handheld device packs a power punch of detection in such a small space and has a battery life of 12-15 hours. It detects video, audio, digital or analog signals and can find surveillance bugging devices which are usually not detectable by standard RF detectors.
4. Add the DIY Smart Home Kit as a home security starter solution...
With its starter devices, low cost and easy installation the SH1270 DIY Smart Home Kit is the perfect way to enter the Smart-Home world. This starter kit comes complete with an IP Camera, RGB Smart Bulb, Smart Socket, PR Detector and Smart Home Door Sensor. Smart home devices are an easy way to protect your home and add convenience to your life.
5. Add the Wi-Fi Smart Home Doorbell Camera for peace of mind...
Our battery operated Wi-Fi doorbell camera will alert you on your free smartphone or tablet app with a picture as soon as someone rings your doorbell. It doesn't matter if you are home or away! Never answer the door to a stranger again.
We are here to help you protect your home, business, family, and assets this year. Contact us today at 800-590-4272 or [email protected]for more information and to purchase any of the products mentioned above.
Happy New Year!
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Security Solutions for Construction Sites and Equipment
Construction equipment is a costly investment. It can be a challenge to keep all of your equipment secure since it is often stored outdoors on the construction site. Unfortunately there’s a growing trend of construction equipment theft rings.
The National Equipment Register (NER) estimates the value of construction equipment stolen each year is somewhere between $300 million to $1 billion. (constructconnect.com) This only represents the costs involved in replacing your expensive security equipment. This does not factor in the costs and time involved in filing police reports and waiting on insurance investigations.
Thankfully there are some covert surveillance and tracking security solutions available to help you keep track of your valuable construction equipment and help you avoid the losses that come with stolen property.
We’ve identified 3 products that can help you greatly reduce the chances of your construction equipment getting lifted. The products can also help you recover lost or stolen equipment as well.
Using GPS Tracking for construction equipment security
iTrail Solo: Another great option for tracking your construction equipment. Instantly track your equipment using the included iTrail tracking software from anywhere in the world. Keep track of your construction assets with customizable reports, battery life and motion activation. With Geo-fence alerts you can quickly and easily identify the precise location of every fixed or movable asset in your construction inventory with reliable round-the-clock asset tracking and communications.
iTrail Convoy: This option is great for tracking a fleet of construction equipment and the need for hard wiring. The iTrail Convoy is a hard-wired, rugged, professional-grade tracker with a 12 hour back-up battery that offers alerts and live monitoring every 10 seconds. The iTrail Convoy can be completely covert after installation and you never have to worry about power.
The iTrail Convoy has an additional feature —an external antenna —for increased location accuracy. This product is the ultimate in professional GPS location monitoring for fleet management for construction assets
iTrail Logger: While outright theft is a problem, non sanctioned use of equipment or joyriding is equally problematic. If its suspected the logger will tell the owner. Can be placed under or within a piece of construction equipment to offer covert tracking. This device is easy to setup and use. Just install the software onto your computer charge it up and you’re ready to start tracking! The iTrail GPS Logger records location, speed, and the current time. This would be the most economical tracking option since there are no monthly service fees. The iTrail GPS Logger comes with up to 16 hours of battery life and motion activation, and can store up to 120 hours of tracking information. It is also available with a magnet mount for a car.
Undercover surveillance cameras for construction site security
We have some great options for outdoor covert surveillance for your construction site. These hidden cameras are durable, weather resistant and disguised as regular equipment and utilities found on any site. Most are Wi-Fi hardwired and can be monitored from anywhere at anytime using our free tablet and smartphone app. the app sends notifications when it notices movemnet at the site. There are also options for night vision, battery operated and extended long life battery.
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.
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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