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  • Uber and Lyft Safety???

    Uber and Lyft have really taken off in popularity recently, especially in big cities such as L.A, New York City and Chicago. Have you ever felt uneasy getting in a ride with an 'Uberly' complete stranger? As a passenger of an Uber or Lyft ride, you should know there are products available to purchase that may help you feel a little more secure.

    Pepper Sprays are great and pack a huge punch! There are many different varieties in different shapes, sizes and potency. Each state and or city may have there own regulations in regards to what is allowed to be carried, so we recommend checking your local regulations before purchasing any pepper sprays. In general, all states allow Pepper Spray but some limit the maximum potency to 10%. Others require that you purchase the spray in the state you reside.

    The OC (oleoresin capsicum) level represents the potency. The highest OC pepper spray we carry is 18%. We would recommend you carry the max for your safety if your state allows. Along with pepper spray it may be helpful to carry a personal alarm. The alarms sounds a loud sound that scares the attacker and notifies persons nearby. With these two items, you will have two methods of protection covered. Some personal alarms have a decibel as high as 130!!

    Safety isn’t limited to just passengers. Drivers should also cover all aspects for safety as well as passengers. For drivers it is also a good idea to have a pepper spray on board. We recommend you have video surveillance as well to prevent any "he said she said" scenarios that may occur. There are a wide variety of dash/vehicle cameras available. To help make your decision please see the YouTube video below!

  • GPS Live Tracker or Logger???

    Buying a GPS tracking device can be a hard decision. Deciding if you need to see the information live or if you can wait till you have the tracker back in your hand to see the logs. Please see the video below to help you decide. In the video we explain what the differences are so making that decision can be easier for you!

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  • What Counter Surveillance device should I choose??

    There are many types of Counter Surveillance devices on the market and it might be difficult to choose which unit will work for you. Please see the video below explaining the different types of Counter Surveillance devices and what they are used for. Hopefully this will help you choose what device or devices will work for your specific situation!

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  • 5 Explanation on Why Video Security Equipment is Important

    Video surveillance was common in businesses to catch thieves or employees engaging in unlawful activities. The users have transformed over the years and expanded to include other needs. Here are the top five reasons why video security equipment is important for your home or business.

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  • How to tell if you are being bugged

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    There are a lot of different recording devices available for consumer purchase these days. Hidden Surveillance cameras can range in looks from your everyday household objects like a clock radios all the way to objects that are not so covert.

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  • How To Make A University Campus More Secure

    University CampusRecently an incident was reported by WDRB.com where a person was seen running towards a campus with a gun. The campus was located in Louisville, Ky. According to the police, “[the] situation began as an armed robbery and no injuries were reported from it.” The officials were unable to locate any suspect but investigations are on and so are the exams. When such incidents occur, not only do they pose a threat to the students and staff in the campus, but they are also hard to investigate due to lack of evidence. In the end, it is the university that suffers due to delays in examinations and other activities.Check out these simple yet effective tips which are useful in keeping the campus safe and secure:

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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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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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