Is your video surveillance system being used to watch you?

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An article caught my eye the other day, where a hacker had gained access to the video baby monitor a family had deployed. In doing so, they harassed the family a bit by saying their child’s name and moving the camera. If your video surveillance system is configured to where you have remote access, you could be allowing someone to …

Video surveillance for your business may pay for itself immediately

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When you hear the term “video surveillance”, you might have visions of high tech government agencies watching the masses, or you might think about a prime time TV show set in a Las Vegas casino with a whole team watching as the “eye in the sky”, or it could be the large department store chain that has cameras hanging from …

Remotely monitor mountain or beach home with video surveillance

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Some people are fortunate enough to own multiple properties, a home they live in, and then a home at the beach or in the mountains. However, one of the problems with owning these remote properties is that you can’t be there to keep up with what is going on. You have no idea who is parking in your driveway, dumping …

It’s vacation time! Protect your computer, server and other belongings while you are away!

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If you are lucky or blessed enough to be able to take off from work and actually get out of town for a summer vacation over the Independence Day holiday this year, hopefully you will be doing a few things to protect your belongings while you are away. Here are a few examples of things you can do in order …

What else does Homeland Secure IT do besides computers, servers and networks?

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You know the elevator speech that you typical hear from people, where they pitch their services or wares to you? Mine goes something like this, “I’m John with Homeland Secure IT, and we provide small and medium businesses with computer, server and network support, service and sales here in the Upstate”. The person I am telling will usually walk away …

Smile, You’re on Candid Camera! TRENDnet Security Camera Feeds Exploited

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TRENDnet announced that upwards of 50,000 cameras, comprised of 26 vulnerable models have been identified which are vulnerable to the threat of being used for reverse surveillance. An article on BBC.co.uk indicates that as 7 of the 26 vulnerable models have patches to faulty code already released and the owners would be notified of the available updates. The scary thing …

Suddenly people cannot get to the internet at my business

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So you have been cruising along at your business for years and all has been great, but now, out of the blue, people on your network are having trouble viewing websites. You found that if you reboot that firewall (pull the plug on the thing since there is no power supply) that YOU get back online right away, but then …

Is your premise security and video surveillance all that it can be?

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Here’s a sad story… A local (Spartanburg, SC) music store was broken into over the weekend and 40,000 dollars in gear was taken. The theft doesn’t look like your typical smash and grab either, because the thieve/s appear to have known the layout and went to great lengths to avoid detection. They entered through a skylight, after cutting power to …

Atlanta Georgia to get centralized monitoring of public and private surveillance cameras

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Privacy advocates are fired up over the multi-million dollar video integration center planned for Atlanta Georgia. This system will monitor up to 500 cameras simultaneously, some owned by the city and some private, at a centralized data center. At that center, software will be in place that can identify “suspicious” behavior and allow monitoring employees to deploy emergency personnel rapidly. …

IP Surveillance System Adoption Destined to Overcome Standard / Analog CCTV in 2012

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Acording to the IMS, by 2012 more network cameras will be sold in the Americas than analog cameras… And the growth rate continues to climb dramatically after that…. This should come as no surprise to anyone who is familiar with the two technologies. IP Surveillance Systems offer a multitude of advantages over analog, including return on investment, ease of deployment, …