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  • Holiday seasons are a big time for thieves

    The holiday season is a big time for thieves and vandals as some of you may have experienced.  Halloween, Christmas and Hanukah decorations are ripe for the picking or destroying.  We see a huge increase in customers scrambling to get security cameras (Spy Camera Detector) installed before the decorations go up.   Read More

  • How Secure Are Your Wireless IP Cameras?

    Wireless IP CamerasGoing back a few years there were many true stories about how easy it was to pick up and intercept wireless camera signals from the many hidden nanny cams or hidden surveillance cameras in homes across the USA and the world.  These wireless camera signals could be intercepted and viewed either intentionally or unintentionally with basic receivers or with anyone with the same or similar wireless security camera system.

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  • Types of Security Systems and How to Choose The Right One

    When considering video surveillance for home and Business there are many factors to consider. If you already have video surveillance cameras that are more than a few years old, you will be shocked to learn that you will pay much less for your cameras and will have an huge increase in the quality of the video. Read More

  • How to Choose the Right Security Camera

    Turn your head in any direction and I am sure that you will find at least one security camera located in a corner out of common view. These surveillance cameras are used almost everywhere, from malls, office and streets to homes. In terms of security and video surveillance, these cameras are great in capturing crucial footage that may be viewed later and also used as evidence.

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  • The Problem with Dummy Cameras

    Many of the dummy cameras being sold today have batteries and flashing strobe lights included. We strongly recommend that you resist and do not use this needless feature. Of the tens of thousands of security cameras on the market less than 1% ever have any kind of light visible let alone “flashing lights” in the front of the camera.

    A flashing light on a camera screams “I am a dummy camera” and many thieves may know that. Simply don't use the feature. Any bad guy with half a brain can figure out that the flashing light is a sure sign of a dummy camera. Read More

  • How to avoid buying counterfeit GeoVision cameras

    In the world of the Internet, you need to be careful where you buy.  GeoVision has a great product which often times leads to counterfeit products.  Due to the issue, GeoVision has created a page on their website that will help customers find the places where to buy products safely.  GeoVision will not honor warranties for any products purchased on unauthorized websites such as:

    • eBay
    • Amazon
    • Any auction websites
    • Securitybestbuy dot com
    • DinoDirect (Customer Reported Counterfeit cards!)
    • NewworldIT
    • Allgeovision dot com
    • Allmilestonesystems dot com
    • Allsecurityelectronics dot net
    • Gvdvrcard dot com
    • Surveillent dot net
    • Salestores dot com
    • supplyCCTV dot com

    Buyers beware when purchasing GeoVision or any other products that may be counterfeit or otherwise not covered under the GeoVision warrantee. Read More

  • Home Security - Fall Safety Tips to Keep You and Your Family Safe

    The fall season is a time when we are tempted to sleep with open windows. Who doesn't like that crisp, autumn air and a chance to turn off our air-conditioners? Unfortunately, open windows pose a security risk.

    Recent news stories have covered several home invasions in the city of Chicago. These invasions took place in what are typically known as quiet, safe neighborhoods. Burglars entered through open windows. Fortunately, burglars (who were entering between the hours of 3:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m.) haven't thus far awakened those sleeping in the homes. They stole valuables, but no one was faced with the unknown of what could happen if a burglar is caught in the act.

    There are many ways to keep your home and family safe that won't break the bank. When you think of the money we all spend on unnecesary items, I think it's safe to say securing your safety is worth the investment.

    For starters, statistics show that burglars will avoid homes that are well lit, have alarm systems and surveillance cameras. Invest in some lights for the outside of your home. You can install lights that remain on at all times or motion detector lights. The one I've linked here comes on when someone crosses its path and then begins to record/film the area. U-Spy Store carries many affordable home alarms systems that don't require monthly monitoring fees. If burglars see any of these protection devices, they will choose another home that isn't protected and prepared.

    Consider installing indoor motion detectors. We even carry a motion detector that is "pet immune" for pets weighing up to 60 lbs. Place wireless motion alert alarms in your driveway or near your garage. If an intruder is on your property, these detectors will set off alarms.

    You can also install "glass break alarms" on your windows or sliding glass doors. If you must sleep with an open window, there are products that will allow your window to remain open, but allow you to lock the window in a position that prevents it from being opened further. However, for added security, I would install the glass break alarms I mentioned above.

    Lastly, keep your cell phone near your bed while sleeping. If any of the products you may decide to purchase have remotes with panic buttons, keep them near your bed. They won't do you any good if you can't access them immediately. I also keep pepper spray next to my bed. Although I hope to never be a victim of a crime, I do know I will be prepared to defend myself if someone enters my home.

  • Child Pornography Investigation Stems from Alert Customer

    Tanning salon owner Joseph Layland was a friend to many of his customers until  charged with using a hidden camera to record customers in the Malden, Missouri tanning spot. Formerly "DJ's Tan and Tone" has closed while the owner waits for trial in jail and police investigate.

    Local TV site KFVS reported that police officials seized approximately 500 DVDs and videos, 18-hours of surveillance footage, and two computer hard drives as evidence in what is likely to be the Show Me State's largest pornography crime. Read More

  • Don’t Get Snowed When Buying Security Cameras

    H.264 for instance is the latest and greatest recording codec that allows you to record efficiently and clearly on your hard drive. It records more days at a higher visual quality that the old formats on the same sized hard drive
  • Is Your Mobile Phone Bugging You? (Seriously.)

    Is your mobile phone acting "funny," or not as fast as it once was? Have you noticed that someone seems to know more about what's going on in your life than they should? Do people say that they tried to call you, but your phone was busy (and you weren't using it)? Does your battery seem to be sucking more juice than usual?

    You can mark it down to coincidence, or it may mean that your phone has either been infected with a virus, or there's a program running on the OS that is "listening" to, and/or, recording your email, text messages, logging your calls, and conversations. Both are different in use and theory, but in both cases they're a security threat and nuisance. Read More

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