A blog about surveillance, security cameras, security dvrs, and cctv equipment.

  1. 5 Tips to Maintain Your Security Systems

    5 Tips to Maintain Your Security Systems Over the next few weeks, we know that some of you will be working remotely, or you'll have fewer people in your office. The SCW team wants to make sure that your homes and businesses are secured and prepared. Now is the time to make sure your security systems are clean and everything...
  2. Women in Tech: Allison from Our Support Team Shares Her Experience

    It's not often you meet someone who loves Lizzo, kicks ass in a male-dominated industry, and stays calm during technological crises. So when Allison from our Support Team agreed to an interview, we jumped on the opportunity. Q: It's no secret that women are vastly underrepresented in the STEM field, what's the toughest part about being the only woman on...
  3. Trading Secrets For Protection; Why Ciphers And Secret Messages Play An Important Role In Surveillance

    Introduction The world around us is encompassed in symbols, hidden meanings, and secret languages. In fact, anyone time traveling from past eras to our computerized world would believe it is run by magic. Doors sense when you are nearby to open on your command. You are able to wirelessly communicate with people across continents with your voice, or even talk...
  4. Cloud Computing Security Solutions

    Introduction With an infinite range of possibilities, cloud computing is changing the way we store and access applications, files, and information on a regular basis. Personal computers have made their way into every household. They have improved lives in unexpected ways. We use computers to make purchases at our favorite retail locations, order fast food at restaurants, and even check...
  5. Now That's Innovative: Sense Of Smell Technology Being Used in Surveillance Systems

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) was founded in 1958 to protect American citizens by maintaining national security. By developing new technologies which are superior to potential adversaries in the military and preventing strategic surprise, they can successfully achieve their mission. Groundbreaking research provided technology which allows the government to find terrorists without invading the privacy of their citizens...
  6. Maintaining The Surveillance System For Your Business Is Critical

    You may be unaware of how an up to date, quality surveillance system is an asset to your business. Many people think that bad things cannot happen to them and are unaware of the dangers in the world. Anyone can wreak havoc on your small business. It might be a petty crime like parking after seven in one of your...
  7. Limitless Applications Of Infrared Technology

    You may be familiar with the infrared technology, but you may be unsure of how it works or the limitless possibilities it possesses. Infrared is used in many everyday applications including simple things like using a remote control, communications, and even the reading the weather. However, you my be unaware that infrared technology can do things like see if you...
  8. Winter Wonderland Security (Part Two): Lenses, Zoom, IP or Analog, & PTZ or Dome Cameras

    Winter conditions cause irreversible damage. Ice destroys roads and irritates cracks and crevices. Snow corrodes metals by melting and aggravating rust. Even wind creates trouble by creating hazards. However, precautionary measures are able to be takes to ensure that no damage comes to your surveillance system. This is important because surveillance systems always take up the slack during the holiday...
  9. Winter Wonderland Security (Part One): Weatherproofing & Selecting Appropriate Materials

    Weatherproof materials in a security camera is extremely important. Without this, an otherwise useful surveillance system will be wiped out by horrendous weather conditions. Thousands of dollars will be potentially saved by making sure you have the proper equipment to handle a beating by ice storms, snow, and heavy winds. Some materials are not good at handing extremely cold conditions...
  10. Respecting Privacy While Using Surveillance

    There are many legitimate reasons for installing a surveillance system including preventing vandalism, protecting workers, and preventing internal theft. These things cost a workplace valuable money, productivity, and countless inventory. However, respecting your employees is just as important as protecting your company's valuable assets. Employers should make sure their workers feel safe, respected, and protected. It is possible to update...
  11. Protecting Your Home, Family, And Yourself During The Holiday Season

    The holidays are a time for joy and cheer, and many families enjoy taking time away from home to celebrate. While this is normally fun and games, things do not always go according to plan. You could get lost on the way there, and it's also highly likely the family car will break down or go missing. While the holidays...
  12. On vote switching, security, and electronic voting machines -- a history of partisanship, conspiricies, conspiracy theories, and needless risk

    As security consultants, we figured we should comment on today's election news. If you missed the big allegations today, read one of these (which one will probably depend upon your political perspective). http://techcrunch.com/2012/11/06/watch-voting-machine-change-obama-votes-to-romney-votes/ http://gizmodo.com/5958088/whys-the-gop-changing-voting-machine-software-right-before-the-election http://www.redstate.com/2012/11/04/dem-playbook-in-action-voting-machines-stealing-colorado/ Here's a video of the "Obama to Romney" vote switching in Ohio (those who claim "Obama to Romney" vote switching is occurring in Colorado haven't yet caught...
  13. Upcoming Black Friday Security And Safety Tips

    Black Friday is the busiest day of the year for retail stores. It is a time where people express themselves through their purchases and grab great bargains for discount prices. However, many stores do not have safety or security measures in place. This promotes a dangerous work environment and encourages shrinkage or precious merchandise. It is important security measures are...
  14. Remaining Secure And Safe During Natural Disasters

    If you were worried about Hurricane Sandy and her aftermath, you are not alone. Millions of people were concerned about the well being of themselves and their families, resulting in anxiety about future readiness. Unfortunately, these events are common around the globe. It would be much easier on the government, stores, and regular people if everyone remained prepared for such...
  15. Picking The Best Home Security System For Residencies

    Overview With crime on the rise more people have been turning to security systems for protection. Often, police are overburdened with cases and too far away to get to an emergency in time. A few extra seconds can make a situation escalate dangerously. A security system allows you to know when an intruder is coming, be aware of the kinds...

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