Is your video surveillance system being used to watch you?

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 …

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

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 …

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

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, …

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Casinos have incredible video surveillance… You can too!

I’m away on vacation with my lovely wifey Pamela, and our first stop on the Gulf tour was the IP Casino and Resort in Biloxi, MS, where we met my older brother, his wife and their oldest daughter… While roaming around, it was easy to see that the “eye in the sky” was ever present, and I do mean EVERYWHERE. …

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Cloud computing: Is Microsoft Aurora / BPOS right for your small business?

Today you can hardly have a conversation with IT professionals without the buzz words, “cloud computing”, “in the cloud”, “cloud solutions”, etc popping up. What do these terms mean? To over-simplify the definition, it means that something is not stored at your location. It is stored “in the cloud”, or on a remote server, and accessed via the internet. The …

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Upstate storms underscore need for computer backup solutions and UPS

Last night was scary for some people here in the Upstate of SC. Easley was hit hard in the business area of Main Street and Pendleton Street and residences along 135 by the passing storms. As I watched the news and saw the video footage of damage, I felt horrible for the business and home owners affected. We turned on …

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IP Cam Viewer by Robert Chou is the best surveillance camera viewer for Android!

Since we have cameras at our offices and homes, it was only natural to want to see them on our new Android phones (Samsung Epic 4g). We downloaded every app we could find in the marketplace and tried each of them out. Without a doubt, the best remote camera viewer was “IP Cam Viewer” by Robert Chou. This app is …

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Sprint Samsung Epic 4g being used for computer service technicians – first impressions

Wanna buy a RIM Blackberry 8350i for Nextel / Sprint? We have a few for sale!¬†http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320599349838#ht_694wt_1139 In an earlier blog posts, I rambled a bit about the desire to leave the Blackberry, but why we didn’t, and then last week, I posted about finally dumping the Blackberry phones for new Android smart phones. Today I will bore you with my …

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Use protection! Power Protection that is… and save your computers and electronics! #Greenville

Last night’s storms in Greenville played havoc with the sensitive computers, servers, network equipment, CCTV systems, VoIP systems and even alarm systems! At 10pm we received a call from the alarm monitoring company saying that we had multiple zones activated at my wife’s business, including a door, and several interior motion sensors! Police were dispatched, and Pamela and I rushed …

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Greenville computer service, repair, support and more – Way more… #greenville

This morning I was having a discussion with a potential client and we were talking about the “Homeland Secure IT” name, the individual mentioned that they understood the play on words, however they were simply not sure how to take “IT”, because they thought of “IT” only in the terms of “Information Technology”… I explained that the “IT” in our …

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