Remotely monitor mountain or beach home with video surveillance

JohnMHoyt Android, Apple, Business, CCTV, Fun Stuff, Homeland Secure IT, Linux, Mac, Microsoft, security, Technology, Windows Leave a Comment

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 …

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

JohnMHoyt Android, Apple, Backup Solutions, Business, CCTV, Cisco, Computer Security, Homeland Secure IT, IP Surveillance, iPad, iPhone, Partners, Sales, security, Technology Leave a Comment

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 …

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The Global Hard Drive Shortage is Becoming an Issue for Computer Repair / Service Businesses

JohnMHoyt Apple, Business, Computer Repair, Computer Sales, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Linux, Mac, Microsoft, OS X, Sales, Technology, Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

Yesterday I wrote about the hard drive shortage due to the flooding in Thailand (here)… At the time, we were not actually feeling the affects, however, 24hrs later, we sure are! The same terabyte SATA drives which sold for 60 dollars back on October 3rd, are approaching 140 dollars each today, and many vendors have sold out of them. Those …

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

JohnMHoyt Backup Solutions, broadband, Business, CCTV, Cloud Computing, Computer Repair, Computer Sales, Computer Security, Computer Service, Homeland Secure IT, IP Surveillance, Sales, security, VoIP (Voice over IP) 1 Comment

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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Remotely viewable network security cameras let you be two places at one time

JohnMHoyt Android, Apple, Business, CCTV, Computer Sales, Computer Security, Connectivity, Fun Stuff, Homeland Secure IT, iPhone, Microsoft, Mobile, security, Technology, Windows 2 Comments

I was reminded just how useful cameras can be after watching a segment on the news this morning where a young lady was using an inexpensive app on her iPhone that allowed her to check in on her dog by viewing the camera on her PC. She just happened to catch a burglar in the process! More on that HERE. …

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

JohnMHoyt Apple, Business, CCTV, Cloud Computing, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Connectivity, Homeland Secure IT, Mac, Microsoft, Microsoft Exchange, Office, OS X, security, Technology, VoIP (Voice over IP), Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

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

JohnMHoyt Android, Apple, Business, CCTV, Fun Stuff, Homeland Secure IT, iPad, iPhone, John M. Hoyt's Personal Stuff, Product Review, Technology 48 Comments

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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Additional security cameras at Homeland Secure IT

JohnMHoyt Business, CCTV, Fun Stuff, Homeland Secure IT, Homeland Secure IT Promotions, security 1 Comment

We have been using Panasonic network cameras which feature PTZ, or Pan, Tilt and Zoom here at Homeland since we moved into this building. They are awesome little cameras and I even use them at our home because they will email me when a car or person is in our driveway or front door, etc. Earlier this week, I ordered …

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Security cameras for your home or business can bring peace of mind and save you money!

JohnMHoyt Business, CCTV, Homeland Secure IT, Homeland Secure IT Promotions, security, Technology Leave a Comment

The attached picture was taken a few moments ago from a network security camera at my home. Anytime there is motion within that camera’s field of vision, it will alert me via email, immediately (I receive it on my blackberry). The driveway is covered with this camera, the front yard with another, the full driveway and sidewalk with another, and …

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