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Questions to Ask Your Potential Security Company About Internet Connected Access Control/surveillance Systems

Many security systems are installed on a business network by electricians and security installers that have very little knowledge and experience on how the system once installed will impact a business’ network and its systems. Many of these devices may very well poke holes in a client’s network systems that can allow a cybercriminal unfettered […]

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How Focused is Your Camera’s Vision?

Lately there have been a couple of crimes in Rochester caught on videotape, including a murder at Motel 6 and another at the Stars and Stripes store on South Avenue? What do you recall most from the videotapes of the crime scenes that ran on the evening news and online? Was it that you couldn’t […]

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Can I Record Audio In My Business?

I am frequently asked if audio can be recorded in a surveillance system in various situations such as a retail store, church, school classroom, work office, in common areas in a residential building and in a home. Usually the answer is a flat NO, and the reason is that even if one party to the […]

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Top 5 Locations for Your Home Security Cameras

As an integrated part of your home security system, affordable video surveillance cameras offer you another line of defense against crime. Security cameras let you to monitor the interior and outside of your home all in real-time, day or night. You can access the live video feed from any computer in your home and on […]

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How to upgrade your surveillance without losing your shirt

Until recently upgrading a surveillance system meant ripping out the entire system, cables, recorder and all and spending thousands to upgrade. This often was a roadblock for the customer and most people stayed with the analog cameras and a fuzzy image because that is all they could afford. Recent security camera advances has moved analog […]

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How Much Surveillance Do I Need?

Surveillance cameras have become an important tool in law enforcement, insurance claims and fraud and business management. According to the FBI surveillance has helped to solve an unprecedented 30% of cases for which video surveillance is used. With that said, the popularity of surveillance cameras increasing. As technology has evolved so too has the affordability […]

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Hidden Smoke Detector Cameras Can Get You in Hot Water

We have all seen them. Smoke detectors..or cameras that look like smoke detectors. How can you tell the difference? Many times you cannot. Many of these cameras are just that – cameras and are really non-functional smoke detectors. But did you know as a business owner using these hidden cameras can get you in a […]

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Companies Spend More on Coffee Than Protecting Their Business

The United States is experiencing one of the most challenging and lengthy recessions on record. At a time when many of us fear with our wallets, we now have reason to fear for our safety as well. According to a USA Today article (January 27, 2009) “Police report crime spikes related to economy,” a comprehensive […]

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Do You Have an Extra Set of Eyes for Your Home?

There was a time in America that many of us often thought our neighbors as people always looking out for us. We would have picnics and spend quality time with them and considered them as our friends. It became the norm that neighbors would look out for one another. It was also always helpful to […]

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Break-ins Ravage Webster, New York Homes

An Upstate, New York town known for a “life worth living” has suffered through a recent spike in home break-ins (Read article here). The thieves’ loot consists of items ranging from laptops, iPods and keys. Even more worrisome is the fact that thieves are entering the homes between 2am and 6am all while families are […]

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