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   The business of security is as old as the knowledge of man itself. The ancient man-made conscious and subconscious effort towards ensuring security. The use of guard post and sentries were to ensure security in terms of safety. The gathering of food in preparation for winter is a security measure to ensure that the community did not starve during winter. The act of keeping women and little children at home when going for a hunt is a form of security to ensure that women and children are kept away from the dangers of hunting. With time, things are changing as people now employ more sophisticated strategies to combat security challenges. Before now, things like hidden camera clock, watch camera, body camera, dash camera for trucks, a recording pen and so on were very strange terms. These days, you can get any of these pieces of technology from regular stores. They are no longer limited to high tech stores in terms of availability for sale.

History is very important as it gives an idea of what was, what is and what may likely be. Today we shall be looking at all that has changed and is changing when it comes to surveillance technology. What is phasing out, what is currently taking center stage, what may likely trend at some point in the nearest future and so on. This will be like an overview of the happenings in terms of surveillance technology. If you are wondering how surveillance technology is evolving then you have your answer right here.

HD Cameras are gaining appreciation and application

People are beginning to accept the fact that not all you see in movies are real. Fictional movies tend to portray the idea that you can improve the quality of footage recorded by a camera. Thanks to the increased usage of cameras, people now understand that you cannot work on the footage to improve it. This has made more individuals, as well as corporate firms,  invest in getting high definition cameras. What is the essence of having footage that will not be clear enough for you to make use of. More HD cameras are now being produced to meet the demands of people.

WiFi cameras are making waves

It does not matter if it is a truck dash cam or a nanny cam. WiFi cameras give you the ability to download the footage recorded by your camera via an internet connection. This means that you do not need wires to connect your device to your camera to transfer information. This is making a lot of people opt for it. Some people have to dismount their installed camera when they want to transfer information from it. Some WiFi cameras can even save information on the cloud once you automate it to do so.

Wired cameras do not seem like going anywhere

Despite the buzz about wireless or WiFi cams, wired cams do not seem to be bullied by it. Despite its numerous benefits, WiFi cameras still have a lot of disadvantages. You need a steady internet connection if you want your WiFi camera to work properly. When there is a break in that connection, you are most likely to lose information. This is because most WiFi cameras do not have local storage and everything is about the internet connection. This is still making people stick to wired cameras. While someone can remotely hack into your WiFi cam, alarms will go off when someone tempers with your wired cam. The issue of power is also making people stick to wired cameras instead of wireless cameras.

Hidden cameras are becoming more popular

Do not be surprised, people are taking issues of security to the extreme. Regular cameras have a weakness and it is called "blind spots". These blind spots are areas that are not in the camera's line of sight. Intelligent intruders can easily identify a camera's blind spot by merely looking at the directions it is facing. This is not the same when intruders cannot ascertain where the camera is located. This form of assurance is making people opt for hidden cameras. They sometimes use it solely or use it to augment the regular cameras. The eyes watching you may be inside that wall clock or that piece of stationery on the shelf. The thought of not knowing where the camera is located scares intruders away.

Smart cameras are now a must

Every camera is literally evolving towards this trend. Cameras like motion activated hidden camera are a good example of what cameras are now capable of doing. A smart camera placed above your door will notify you of the presence of someone at the door before the person rings the doorbell. If your doorbell is a smart doorbell, the camera may cause it to ring before the person rings it. Cameras have features such as face detection and face recognition.

Surveillance technology is full of changes and is yet completely seeing these changes out. Despite the challenges of WiFi cameras, manufacturers are making amendments to it. They are trying to resolve the power and connection issues. Even wired cams no longer need to be removed from their place of installation because of transfer of information. Most of them now have the WiFi feature where you can download the information via an internet connection. More changes are still expected to come with respect to surveillance technology.

 

May 15, 2019 3:59:08 AM By Naveed Malik Comments Hidden Surveillance

    The world is filled with threats, especially to human beings. Earthquakes, tsunamis, landslides, floods and a host of others. We have been doing our best so far to combat these threats. The problem is sometimes not from nature; we sometimes cause our own problems. The issue of flooding, for example, is not always as a result of natural happenings. We sometimes indirectly cause our own misfortune. You see a lot of people building houses on the wrong places not to mention the manner in which we sometimes dispose of our waste. Statistics has it that by the year 2100 hundred there will be more plastic than fish in the sea if we do not learn to recycle. The cases mentioned above are those we "indirectly" inflict on ourselves. Things are now so bad we now inflict damage on ourselves.

We have barely gone beyond halfway into the year and the stats of robbery and kidnapping cases is very much rising. The problem is not just the fact that there is a threat, the problem is how well this threat is developing. It seems like security measures are the ones playing catch up in comparison with the tactics of criminals and intruders. They now know the wires to cut in disabling both your regular camera and dash cam with night vision such that the alarms will not go off. Rumors are already going around that intruders can now detect the position of your spy cameras by using some sophisticated technique. Imagine all these threats possible even with the presence of security measures. You may as well imagine what is the fate of a home or office without security gadgets. This writeup will give you six out of the many reasons why security gadgets are not an option but a need.

They are proactive security measures

The difference between prior security gadgets and the current ones is the fact that they do not just defend you. They take the fight to the intruder and make them think twice before invading your home or office. A smart doorbell with motion sensors will notify you of the presence of someone at your door even before the person touches it. This causes the bell to ring inside the house or office before the person rings it outside. This is not just the regular alarm that waits until something is touched before going off. To beat this security system, the intruder has to figure out how to disarm the doorbell without even getting close to it. This is not an easy task I can assure.

They are also good backup or contingency measures

It is no new thing that things do not always go according to plan no matter how much care we take into ensuring they do. The manufacturers of security gadgets know this and also made provision for cases like this. It is very hard if not impossible to beat a modern day security gadget and get away with it. Permit me to still use the smart doorbell example once more. That doorbell will not just be able to detect movement unless it has sensors. Cameras usually come with sensors. This means that it is almost definitive that the doorbell will have a camera. This doorbell will also have a means of storing information. Information such as the various people that come within its area of sensitivity. So even if the intruder manages to bypass it, it will still have a record of the intruder. This gives you an upper hand in your search for answers to the question of "how did it happen?"

They deter intruders or criminals

Criminals are human beings; they are neither ghosts nor spirits. This means that they think before they act. They will weigh the consequences of an action before taking it. They will weigh the risks against the rewards and check if the odds are in their favor. Considering the qualities of modern day gadgets, they are most likely to turn down the idea of wanting to break your security system. Sometimes we are the ones that give people the intention to engage in criminal acts. When you do not take security measures, you give people the intention to take advantage of you. Having security gadgets will deter wannabe criminals from taking that action. Only a daredevil will still embark on a move against modern security gadgets. He or she will most likely fail.

They are smarter than before

They are smarter than before and equal if not above the threat. The kind of security gadgets available now projects fear into the heart of an average criminal minded person. Manufacturers are not just producing specific gadgets. They are producing multipurpose gadgets that will look regular to an average individual. Hidden cameras are not actually hidden but are taking a less obvious position in plain sight. Motion activated hidden cameras are no longer business as usual. They no longer capture images of any moving object. They now have a face detection feature and will only take pictures of something big enough to be a threat.

Increased number and advanced manner of security threats

Let us leave the gadgets and talk about the threats. If you think security gadgets are the only things evolving, then you need to think again. Human beings with criminal intents are also evolving their tactics. They are also employing gadgets of their own. If they can get close enough to your camera they can bug it and be able to control it remotely. This way you may think all is well looking at the image your camera is displaying, not knowing what you are seeing is not what is happening. Wired cameras are also a playground for criminals who know which wires to court and when to cut them. They will do this so quickly and smartly that your alarm will not even go off.

They ensure that you are always on top of every situation

The smartness of modern-day security gadgets is what makes them special. Instead of trying to beat intruders at their own game, they give you an advantage by bringing the game to your own playground. The extra tight security ensures that intruders hardly breakthrough. Even when they do, these security gadgets ensure they keep their footprints for investigation purposes. Another way security gadgets keep you on top of the situation is by sending you real-time notifications of happenings within your home or office. With the right app, internet connection and a smartphone, you can keep watch over your home and office from wherever you are. Your security gadgets will tell you who came in, who left and the point they came in or left. The beauty of it is that you get the notification as at when it is happening not even minutes later.

Security measures are very important for us in this present day. It comes in handy when safeguarding your home or your office. It protects you and your family while also helping you keep an eye on places you are away from. This way, you do not have to bother about not been around your home or office. With a security gadget in place, you can keep watch using your mobile device. You may not be totally safe with the use of security gadgets but you are totally unsafe without them.

 

May 9, 2019 3:25:45 AM By Naveed Malik Comments Hidden Surveillance

The mobile surveillance platform is a fully integrated mobile solution designed to protect areas without a permanent wired connection and no power source that is easy and quick to transport anywhere. Deployed and prepared by one operator, it’s ready for action in just fifteen minutes. The use of a mobile surveillance camera provides an automatic interactive customer solution and the platform image stream is accessible using any mobile device connected to the internet.

Mobile surveillance is the market and technological innovation to suit your needs and they’ve tended to fully replace the need for CCTV traditional method of surveillance. The platform operating software, mobile and stationary provide live status information and key operating parameters. The mobile system lowers surveillance cost by 40% compared to traditional physical security. Minimizing the human factor, it guarantees high effectiveness in emergencies, and the inbound alarm center operator is immediately notified if the platform status changed. The operator can use voice communication like for example; “Attention, this is a restricted area, please leave immediately”, and you can as well dispatch a response group and the Police only when necessary.

The mobile monitoring platform provides a wide scope of applications, a low false alarm ratio, effectiveness and short response time, saving your time and money. Mobile surveillance is now dedicated to various aspects of our lives and the economy, and with it; everything is under control.

The Basics On Mobile Surveillance

Security is something everybody wants, but a lot of people don’t want to actually spend any money on it. Everyone in no doubt needs a camera for security purpose and these are why we have to look out on Mobile surveillance which tends to be widely accepted as an effective CCTV surveillance or home security camera. For you to begin using your mobile as a surveillance camera, you first need to download one of the best apps out there either for your Android or iPhone. Some of the apps are free, but for you to enjoy most of its benefit, you need to register to a monthly plan. One thing you should note about mobile surveillance is that; the apps downloaded on your Smartphones uses your phone camera to record video footages and image capturing and at the same time it wirelessly transmits the video footage on to your computer or receiving device through a local Wi-Fi network just the same way the professional CCTV camera works.

Also, another thing is to make sure that your Smartphone and computer are connected to the same Wi-Fi network and once that’s one, you can view your camera footage in anywhere in the world.  If you don’t have a Wi-Fi router, you can make use of the hotspot router on your phone to connect to your computer wirelessly without the need of internet data. Also, remember to set up your app with the entire necessary configuration as required. Once you are done with all the necessary settings, simply tap on the server button and immediately you’ll see a live feed video which is wirelessly transmitted via your local network. To view the footage, you will have to note down the IP address of your camera which you need to enter into the address bar of the web browser of the device you’re using for viewing the footage; preferably a PC, but you can make use of Android or Smartphones as long as they have internet connection on them. once you have entered the IP address on your computer, if everything goes right; the IP port will automatically open up on your screen.

Most of the apps used for mobile surveillance like the Alfred app, for example, have settings for zooming so that you can see clearly, you can also increase or decrease the video quality and there’s also Night mode and LED flash control for lowlight surveillance. There are tons of settings you can work upon, such as exposure, composure which you can tweak from the receiver / computer itself without touching the Phone camera. Most importantly, you can also record the footage which is for free.

Tips To Expertly Set-up Your Mobile Phone For Surveillance

When it comes to mobile surveillance, there are thousands of apps to help you, but as said earlier, the Alfred and Presence app is the game winners in mobile surveillance. Now using a mobile phone for surveillance does come with its own headaches, such that you may probably don’t even remember your access pin. Let’s start with the most common place that people want to keep tabs on; the front door. There are simply a million ways to make a phone-stand, so you can check your toolbox and find anything that can work, for stability, do make use of a clamp to hold the phone camera at the top and bottom end of the phone then place the phone camera to an area that has a direct line of sight to the front door. The way to position your hidden spy cam or phone is to have your main phone set-up as the viewer so that you can use that to properly position the camera phone. Once you are happy with the location, make sure you plug your device into a wall and be sure you have a constant stream you can tap into. Once you’re done with the set-up, you can now view what’s going on in your living room at any time whether you’re at work, vacation or at the grocery store.

Now, you may probably be thinking; fine, but I can’t monitor my camera 24/7, then how do I know when someone gets into my house or office? Simple; motion detection is the answer. Both Alfred and Presence offer motion detection but you need to turn them on first. To use the motion detection for example while making use of the Presence App; first set up the phone to be used as a camera to enable the motion detection, tap the options button, go to motion detection option and in this menu you can set how long before detection starts, how sensitive it is, alarm sounds and even how long you want it to record. Once you have the options set to your liking, go back and toggle motion detection. Now when there’s movement caught on camera while you aren’t watching, the app will send you a push notification that notifies you that everything isn’t quite right at home. This is probably the most useful feature on both apps, so you can tweak how often you get notified.

Mobile surveillance for the bedroom can be carried out just alike, for example, if you have a snooping sibling or a roommate or partner and they’re the target, a motion detection camera will certainly help out in this situation. To carry on with your surveillance conveniently, look for a small simple box that can fit a phone in it horizontally, close the box and measure where the camera lens of the phone will be on the outside and mark the area with a pen. When that’s done, punch a hole exactly on the area of the box where the lens is situated so that the lens is lined up with the glory hole. Make sure you leave a little room at the end so you can insert your power cord in later. Go ahead and remove as much excess cardboard, and clear the inner surface of the box. Run your power cable cord through the back hole if you plan to keep your mobile phone camera charged up while you record your footage. Manning the phone inside the box is not difficult, you just need some double-sided tape or a sort of removable adhesive to stick the phone at the side of the box inside. Now when you’re done with the disguised installation, you have to think of a strategic place to store away your box to see who is coming in and where they might be going. To disguise the box more covertly, just load up more boxes as junks to better conceal the hole. Stack things around it until it appears stealthier. Finally, load up your viewer and make sure everything looks good. If anyone sneaks into your room while you’re away, you will be notified and then you can deal with the culprit later since you’ll have evidence at hand. It is also important to note that even if the target found the phone and took it, the motion detection will kick in, so the footage will be uploaded to cloud storage before the culprit could do anything about it.

Now your front door is covered and your bedroom is under surveillance; also if you can make use of a camera mount to help you with positioning your camera phone for other types of viewing angles. If you want your phone spy camera pointing upward  you can make use of those plastic things you find in pizza boxes, they’re actually called “pizza savers” and if you want your phone's camera pointing in an upward angle, then you don’t need to make any modifications at all, just plug them in there. Now, this is just a guide to help you in installing your phone camera in just about anywhere, in our home or office; when placing the camera phone, move the phone around and disguise it in a compartment material while finding a view that suits your needs. When you have your camera phone well positioned, just plug it in a power saver mode.

The peace of mind you get in these simple set-ups can be fully expressed in words, and the truth is; its far cheaper than buying a brand new security camera system if you already have old phones around or even if you find some for few dollars online. Have fun securing your home and workplace!

 

 

Apr 23, 2019 7:56:58 AM By Naveed Malik Comments Hidden Surveillance

  Ever wondered how Spy-devices is gradually taking the show year in year out, in the lobby of innovation development? Despite the fact that Spy devices as dual dash cam, hidden spy cam etc. has been long in history foreseen to greatly affect human public activity style, there are many positives to take out from how Spy gadgets come to existence today.

Spy Gadgets in B.C. Times

The historical backdrop of Spy cameras and gadgets dates back to the BC times as it may surprise you. In 500 B.C, the Spartans and old Greeks were utilizing their very own type of 007 gadgets called scytales. These devices appeared as barrels enveloped by material or another accessible material, and they contained messages that should have been imparted amid military battles. All the receiver would need to do to decode the code was to put the material over a bar of the comparative size of the device.

Spy Gadgets In A.D Times

In 1466, an Italian painter and planner Leon Battista Alberti created what was named the Albert Cipher. It's believed to be one of the first polyalphabetic secret message ever made at that time, and it enabled messages to be effectively composed just as later decoded. The figure contained two plates engraved with letters, which were laid on each other for making and unraveling the messages.

Around the year 1776, Silver bullets were little, about the measure of a black powder gun ball, hollow objects that could be utilized for the covering of messages. They weren't obvious since they were so modest, which implied they could be covered up effectively and even gulped. Although, some few Spy agents discovered the hard way; through lead poisoning and death, that the gulping needed to come after a technological improvement that wiped out lead from the structure.

In 1778, an undetectable ink known as Thoughtful stain was created by Dr. James Jay, sibling to John Jay, who was the country's first Chief Justice of Supreme Court. One chemical was utilized to compose a message, while another must be utilized to interpret it.

Jay gave the ink to Silas Deane, a noteworthy revolutionary specialist working out of France and Washington. In many countries across Europe; this thoughtful stain supported in the engraving of mystery messages.

History About The Laws Against Spy Activities

During the olden days, punishment for Spying in numerous nations was execution. This was genuine until the period of World War II; an exemplary disciplinary scenario was in the case of, Josef Jakobs, a Nazi government agent who parachuted into England in 1941 and was executed for undercover work.

 In present-day times, numerous individuals indicted for undercover work have been given punitive sentences as opposed to execution. For instance, Aldrich Hazen Ames is an American CIA examiner, turned KGB mole, who was indicted for reconnaissance in 1994; he is serving lifelong incarceration without the likelihood of parole in U.S. Prison. Ames was once in the past a 31-year CIA counterintelligence officer and examiner who submitted secret activities against his nation by spying for the Soviet Association and Russia, so far as it is known, Ames traded off the second-biggest number of CIA operators.

During the olden days, punishment for Spying in numerous nations was execution. This was genuine until the period of World War II; an exemplary disciplinary scenario was in the case of, Josef Jakobs, a Nazi government agent who parachuted into England in 1941 and was executed for undercover work.

How Spy Gadgets Spy Evolved In Early Twentieth Century

In the early 20th century, as you most likely anticipate based on technological improvements and historical events; saw numerous advancements in covert surveillance and spy gadgets as a whole, in fact, in regards to the historical backdrop of Spy gadgets, the early 20th-century era was more prominent.

Pigeons have been utilized for discreetly taking photos, convey messages during the era of the early 20th century, and that's only the tip of the iceberg, in World War I, military officials customized and equipped pigeons with cameras for surveillance photographs.

In the 1960s, a Spy camera device called The Microdot Camera was referred as one of the best technological inventions of spy gadgets as of that time, it could photo archives and replicate them into the measure of small-scale specks. Individuals could later cover these dabs inside letters, rings, pens or different items, reading them with a magnifying instrument when the need emerged.

A Dog doo transmitter was invented around 1970s, camouflaged as a dog poo to shield individuals from drawing in, this radio transmitter and a homing gadget was utilized by the U.S. Aviation based armed forces amid the Vietnam War to pass on supply developments during the evening.

Spy Gadgets During The Time Of Cold War (1947 – 1991)

Spying turned into an essential piece during the Cold War. During these periods, European nations and other World powers made a special effort to procure as much information as they could about one another. While Hollywood has romanticized the entire picture of spy activities, the use of Spy gadgets during the time of Cold war was far from sentimental, rather it was a risky business that typically results in torment, jail, or execution of the Spying agents whenever caught by the contradicting group.

Spy Shoe Transmitter

Utilized around the periods of 1960s and 70s, the Romanian secret service administration used to furtively get the shoes of American negotiators and fit a concealed transmitter and receiver in them. Through this Spy technology, the Europeans could easily follow their developments and listen in on their discussions with suspected targets.

Dragonfly Insectohopter

Made by the CIA in the 1970's the Dragonfly Insectohopter was an extremely little Unmanned Airborne Vehicle (UAV), which was imagined as a covert operative gadget that could travel to areas without being spotted and pick out useful information. Although it was never utilized in the field, as it couldn't be successfully controlled if there should arise an occurrence of crosswinds. In any case, the thought and its usage was a noteworthy accomplishment around then.

Batteries as a Spy Gadget in the Mid 20th Century

Can you count all the convenient electronic gadgets you've utilized throughout as long as you can remember? Overall, it turns out the CIA designed innovation that made the technology behind them conceivable. Secret activities can be a portable calling, so the CIA required little electronic gadgets they could use in a hurry for significant lots of time to give them an edge over the Russians. The answer for this issue was the lithium-particle battery, which the CIA imparted to the general population in the mid 1960s. The battery was first made for sale in 1968, which prompted the principal heart pacemaker that was usable in regular day-to-day existence and was presented in 1972. Presently, lithium-particle batteries are everywhere.

The U-2 Spy Plane Was the twentieth Century Satellite

Before satellites and helicopter drones were invented, the U-2 plane was a lord in the Spy surveillance network. The planes are normally flown at extraordinarily high elevations over territories of intrigue and made to snap photographs from high above. A significant number of these planes were flown over the USSR amid the period of the Cold War era, but a great diplomatic crisis developed when a U-2 was shot down in Soviet air space. The pilot, Francis Gary Powers was caught and President Eisenhower needed to admit to secretive Spy surveillance missions. Just about two years after this incidence, another U-2 plane was used to affirm that the Soviet Union was setting up rockets in Cuba, prompting another conciliatory standoff between the two superpowers.

The Use Of Spy Gadgets Today

Human agents for spying aren't utilized today as much as tools like unmanned spy planes, satellites, and electronic surveillance. Security threats are less clearly defined and often take the form of online hacking much more often than in the physical world. This advanced period sees digital sleuthing venturing into the secret spying job with devices like the Nightstand Hardware platform orchestrated by The National Security Agency. Nightstand empowers spies to convey cyber attacks from up to eight miles away by breaking into Wi-Fi systems. This device resembles your ordinary, average USB cable, yet it's considerably more than that. It goes about as a remote scaffold to target systems, sneaking in to exploit individual PCs and unleashing havoc from there.

I conclude to notify you that these invent of technology both in the past and present are just the instruments we think about for now, there are more than likely an extraordinary number of different weapons, gadgets, and devices that can help us get trouble makers and bad guys, reveal enemy plans and complete top-secret missions.

Apr 12, 2019 3:22:02 AM By Naveed Malik Comments Hidden Surveillance

       There’s a difference between knowing something and recognizing the worth of something, and it's only those who know the worth of anything can consider investing in them. Covert camera surveillance is one of the new forms of Spy technology that worth a million buy, everyone needs one; business owners, security agencies, homes, public buildings, sport venues, just about anyone or anyplace needs a surveillance camera in the form of dash cam, IP Cameras, CCTV camera, nanny cams and so on for monitoring, supervision and security purposes. Everyone wants to be safe and have his or her property secured as well, don’t we?

Investing in hidden surveillance hidden spy cam is one of the best things that can happen to you as we are gradually entering the robotic age of today in which everything we interact with makes use of AI. However, If you’re still skeptical about these innovations and rather prefer to remain in the dark concerning anything that has to do with your safety, your business, property, family; then no problem, you can as well refer someone else to read these few tips I’m about to reveal here, because these tips save lives and everyone wants to save a life, don’t we? Here are some cool reasons to start looking out to purchase one of those surveillance gadgets:

Buying the best security camera for your business is one of the most important purchases you can make in the world we live in today. Getting the best security camera to keep an eye on your business or office gives you peace of mind, and can keep potential thieves at bay. In addition, if the worst does happen and your business is broken into, you will have the evidence that will help you claim on your insurance, and hopefully get your stolen items back.

Therefore, let’s look out on some positive perspective of Hidden Surveillance that guarantees your choice of investing in them as a whole:

Hidden Camera Does Improves Public Safety

As technology gets updated daily, and criminals get more sophisticated in their shady dealings, there’s no reason to stop you from orchestrating a means of organizing a surveillance network system for your home or business surroundings. In the world we live today, you don’t need to be told when you install a motion activated hidden camera anywhere, you gain increased safety of lives and property, and in fact, the primary reason for installing a hidden camera is for protection of life and to keep safety of property and monitoring of behavior in check; so why will hidden surveillance won’t be worth investing in?

A surveillance camera placed in public places has played a significant role in truncating the boundless appalling activities of criminals by keeping a watch out on crimes to be committed presumably. An example of effective surveillance cameras that we’ve seen giving positive feedbacks is the PTZ security cameras which we commonly see in places like concert halls, museums, parking lots, crossroads, retail stores and so on; some of these Spy cameras go a long way in providing a 360-degree flawless solution.

Again the impact of Hidden cameras for deterring criminal activities don’t have to be overemphasized since these devices can alert people to contact appropriate authorities before a crime actually takes place or any damage done. As a result of these positives from these Surveillance networks, we can assure a guarantee on people’s safety especially on business grounds. In fact, according to crime statistics, when these cameras are placed in public places, there’s a 20% reduction in crime rate recorded. In addition, Hidden cameras are effective for crime reduction in the sense that when criminals suspect that there’s a surveillance camera hidden in a vicinity they’re about to commit a crime, there’s a huge tendency of them equivocating that area immediately.

Hidden Surveillance Helps To Gather Evidence And Provide Clues

If there are no hidden surveillance systems today, a lot of people will commit A crime and get away with it, because there would be no evidence to prosecute the criminals or in scenarios where a suspected individual is not guilty of a crime; there wouldn’t much evidence to prove their innocence. Very worthwhile indeed, security officers, business owners, and even private individuals have benefit largely from surveillance cameras in the sense that footages from these cameras do clearly captures a crime being committed and hence can be used in a court of law as evidence against the accused. These cameras go beyond just capturing footages in daylight, they do have the functioning features that are capable of recording videos and detecting motion in dark secluded environs

 

It Helps Confers Convenience for Social Life

If you go to so many countries, you’ll find Surveillance Cameras placed on stop lights, parking spaces and so on, these has helped control so many issues ranging from street driving laws like avoiding people from speeding or from going through a red light, giving street law authorities the jurisdiction of monitoring road conditions so that they can make real traffic reports to aid people with information in choosing not to pass through a particular highway when it’s not safe.

Now, some people do complain that whenever they’re taking a walk down the street, waiting for a bus or train, or hanging out with friends in bars or restaurants; that there seem to be hidden cameras everywhere recording all their clinical movement, this is true; yes we all have our private lives to live, but for me I don’t think there’s anything bad having a spy camera around those public places since it has nothing to do with your private property. These cameras are only securing public properties, and lest you don’t know, once you leave the comfort of your home and go out there, you’re no longer your property but Government property. So, as far as we’re concerned, the benefits of Hidden surveillance cameras do prevail over its shortcomings greatly, its unimaginable to think of not having public security cameras so that people don’t regard the significance of privacy violation for behaving themselves in public, ‘in fond’, having security cameras in public places should at any time be put as top priority for any civilized populace.

Hidden Surveillance Helps In Maintaining Records

Keeping of records plays a significant role especially in business and even for providing detail information for security agencies. But that does not mean record keeping is not essential for home use, in fact, is something recommended for every homeowner, take for instance when someone tells you that a few weeks ago, something terrible happened outside your home and you’re shock by this incredulous news, you can as well clear your doubts by going through your Spy camera past records to retrieve information on the particular date in question to view and provide you with every detail of the happenings. Also, in businesses and organizations, these cameras have helped progressively in tracking past records for lost items or to learn from a particular experience as the case may be

 

Helps Protect You From Natural And Manmade Disaster

The new Surveillance cameras manufactured of recent do normally come with exciting features that can go as far as detecting smoke from a distant, or detect a fire outbreak quick enough before it gets spread out. In addition, you can be in your home and watch out for any bad weather condition outside. Since some poisonous gas does spread in the form of smoke, these smoke detector cameras can easily send alerts to users warning them of a threat.

Help Protect The Elderly, Kids And Pets

Everyone human that exists has an elderly parent, kids, or pet to keep a monitoring eye on, and most of these subject of matter always reside at home and sometimes may need nanny care especially in the case of little children. For kids, the best Surveillance camera you can opt for is the nanny cam that has both audio and video recording capabilities, aged people can also benefit from using these nanny cams also when their caretaker is beyond reach, and in such cases the camera works like a walkie-talkie such that they can communicate via the microphone receiver to ask for assistance on task they are unable to carry out by themselves or in terms of danger, they can as well press the help button on a security camera to notify the receiver responsible for caretaking. Also, pet caring is not an exception with Spy cameras been known for accurately determining the behavior of pets.

With all these positives to take from, there's no further reason to continue with the debate on Hidden Surveillance worthiness. If you feel nervous about the idea of someone watching you discreetly, which even in many cases they’re actually not; then maybe you can opt for the insecurity of your life and property which in any case you’ll never fancy over safety. One thing I want to leave with you here is that; public surveillance does help with protecting and keeping our lives and valuables safe, and be aware also that there’s no law prohibiting the use of Surveillance cameras in public places.

Apr 11, 2019 3:11:00 AM By Naveed Malik 0 Comments Hidden Surveillance

 

   Yes, Parents should be applauded for wanting the best for their kids, but a key part of parenting is getting out of the way and not forcing them to do things in a peculiar way, monitoring them with surveillance-spy cameras or even restricting them to the public.

Parents are essential in a child’s life, so is the control over their children, but to a limit. Parents know they are indispensable to the role of adding value to the lives of their kids, this is why all parents should strive in devoting themselves to taking care of their children especially in feeding, teaching, supplying, cleaning, correcting, comforting and showing them love. But it will interest you that it is true that most parents want most of these beautiful things for their children but not all of them have the time.

Since parental control is indispensable, being important and influential to their kid’s behavioral patterns, it will be unwise to leave these little children all the time with their nannies having the feeling of safety provided a nanny cam can streams everything in life at a finger tip. A child is at the center of his/her own powerful social network, this is why no matter how security conscious and caring a parent is, children absorb information from all directions and without the proper parental control, unbelievable utterances or attitudes may soon begin to be observed coming from their children.

We were all children once, and we know how this works. In case for those parents out there who don’t know; it will interest you that kids do not come into the world as empty brains, they are making moral choices as early as 3 months old, therefore not everything, in other words, should be on the backs of the parents.  Parents deserve respect, but comic books and TV cartoons, urban legends those kids tell each other and the innocent fumbling through young friendships are not to be taken for granted. So it will be unwise for parents to force your kids in doing things to suit your will rather they should endeavor in helping their children in doing the right thing, this is why some parents are mislead in the notion of  misleading thinking they can control every variable in their children’s lives. “In fondo”, the best strategy for parental control is; to teach young child how to think and not what to think.

In the modern world we live today, as children tend to grow up, the use of smart devices are as  indispensable to them as their parents, this is why it can be tough being a parent in these days where the average family is running its own small IT department made up of computers, tablets, Smartphone and smart devices. In many family situations, kids as young as the age five are required to take their own devices to school giving busy parents the added responsibility for managing these devices. This often forces the earlier than desired introduction of a device to the child’s life, of which cannot be extensively monitored by a hidden camera, but only with the help of tracking devices installed on these smart devices. Schools may have the best intention when it comes to smart device policies, but such policies should also require that the school work very closely with parents sufficiently enough to ensure that these devices have adequate user protections.

With all things been equal, and as technology advances by the bucket load, it has never been more indispensable for parents to redeem control and learn about how to keep their kids safe online and on their smart devices. Hence, there are some few tips that can help towards efficient smart parental control:

Parental Control Tips for setting up devices for children

Thanks to major technology companies like Apple, Microsoft and Google who tend to now focus on helping parents to manage their children’s screen time. Some of these applications helps parents to set downtime periods, set time limits on certain apps or categories of apps and generally monitor the child’s use of the device and more. Here is how you can use them:

Apple IPad and IPhone: You can set up your child’s device with Screen Time, allowing you to set controls on specific time the device can be used, set limits on specific apps or categories of apps, and control a range of content and privacy restrictions. Also, ensure to give your kids their own Apple ID.

Android: Similar to Apple’s Screen Time, install the Family Link app on both parent and child devices and set up controls for the child’s device.

Computers / Laptops / Macs: Always set up your kid’s computer with a separate account to the main administrator account, then go ahead to set restrictions on the child’s account.

For younger children, you will want to really consider what apps and features they should have access to, and also endeavor to block or remove those that are not needed including sites that contain adult content from their web browsing.

Mar 10, 2019 4:56:00 AM By Naveed Malik Comments Hidden Surveillance

  Covert cameras and Spy devices are not just for secret intelligent purposes anymore. Many hackers and criminals now use hidden cameras and some other forms of technology like GPS, bugs, listening devices and RF transmitters that allow people to capture video and audio transmissions out of the box. It is no longer news that most of these devices now allow you to monitor footage from the convenience of your Smartphone or iPhone, anywhere, anytime! There are some few ways that some people are yet to know about some of these spying devices and what they can do; let’s look at some of them quickly:

Your Smart Device Can Be a Spying Device

Not only individual sites or devices monitors your online behavior, but it will also interest you that tech firms are secretly recording our private and public conversations via Smartphone or other networked devices such as smart TVs and spy cameras that we ourselves own.

Some CEOs also use spy cams to see what an employee has been doing on their business phones. They use spy equipment to recover contacts, messages that were sent and other important data that has been deleted from the device.

Also, you have to know that some people can spy on you whenever you grant an untrusted app an access to your hidden camera and microphone, and these apps could do the following; access both the front and the back camera, take pictures and videos and upload them without your consent, detect if the user is on their phone alone, run real-time face recognition to detect facial appearances or your expressions and also live stream the camera footages and image on to the internet. These apps that perform as spying devices go as far as uploading random frames of the video stream to your web service and run proper face recognition software which can find existing photos of you on the internet and create a 3D model based on your face.

 

Spying Devices Is Used By Government to Steal Information

It is recently revealed that Government security agencies like the NSA in the USA and other security organizations are up on a platform called Optic Nerves.

This operation is built on a massive surveillance program that is capable of capturing webcam images every five minutes from Yahoo user’s video chats and then stored them for future use. As we are speaking, over 2 million Yahoo users are already victims of this egocentric deputation. It will also interest you to know that an estimated 3 to 10% images captured by these spy devices contains nudity.

Another way Government may be infiltrating trough your personal information and privacy is through in-built backdoors, which means that they can tweak in to your phone calls, check your phone contact list, read your SMS, capture photos of you without knowing, record or stream videos of you, read your emails from your laptops or Smartphone and steal your files at any instant they please. You may want to ask, how possible is it for them to get free access, but don’t forget that for nearly every lock; ANT seems to have a key in its toolbox and these so-called ANT is answerable to the NSA, little wonder no matter what walls companies erect, the NSA's specialists must have gotten past them.

 

Hackers Use Spy Devices In Hacking Smart Devices

Hackers do also us spy devices in the form of apps, PDF files, multimedia messages like video files and audio downloaded files, and even emojis and email messages. These hackers do often use some user friendly applications known by many as an exploit to open a listener rootkit on the user’s computer which is then altered in the form of  PDF with the program, they now send this  malicious file to users, and when users  open this PDF file, that’s all; the damned hackers have total control over their  victims device remotely and can now do things like: install whichever kind of software or app they like on the victims’ device, steal all documents from the device ,use a key logger to grab all of their passwords, take pictures and stream videos from their camera, upload unlawful images/documents to their PC and notify home security .

 

Internet Cookies Can Be A Spying Device

There is a lot of massive bionetwork of advertisers and supporting companies dedicated to tracking your activity across the internet every day.

In the form of cookies, sites commonly record what pages you look at by saving a small file to your browser so that  your activity across different sites can be matched by looking at your browser history, and fingerprint which is made up of a profile containing information like your screen size, the version of the browser you use,  and what plug-in tools you have downloaded to use with it so that when you visit other websites, a profile is built and based on your cookies and browser, these fingerprints can load an intermediary script to display ads relevant to your profile.

Consequently, tracking does not stop at online data alone. Some tech firms like Apple are known to acquire data from financial institutions about user purchases in the real world to supplement their ad offerings.

 

Mar 10, 2019 4:31:00 AM By Naveed Malik Comments Hidden Surveillance

     The world we live today is continuously open to the spontaneous occurrence of perilous activities, malevolent doings, nefarious intentions, and unlawful practices; but thanks to the technology relevance of hidden cameras, as they seem to have reduced the alarming rate of the free will to commit crime and have changed the lackadaisical approach to which people conduct themselves or obey law and order. It is true to say that everything that has an advantage also has its inadequacy, but it is better to put it that; whatever has an advantage, its disadvantage can be worked upon if its advantage seems to be more critical for everyday living.

The installation of surveillance cameras, spying on almost everything we do is seen to affect our daily living directly or indirectly, communication is now less vocal, people prefer to meet in a more discrete place than public places that most probably will have a spy camera installed. Privacy has now become a concern with the rampant use of these spy cameras but we can’t take away its positive impact from our daily living routines, rather; we should be looking at how we can socially manage the use of these gadgets. Therefore, the point here is for us to appraise the use of these spy cameras and give recommendations about managing its negative effects.

The Positive Side of Using Hidden Cameras

So what are the benefits of surveillance cameras in public places you may ask? Let us briefly look at some of them from a layman perspective since it affects everyone in general.

Video Surveillance Improves Public Safety

Your safety can be guaranteed using a hidden camera. It helps to prevent crimes in so many cases, such that security authorities are immediately alerted before a culprit does any damage.

Crime Rate Reduced To Minimal

According to statistics, it has been observed that the use of these hidden cameras has reduced the rate of crime committed globally. With the consciousness of everyone knowing that they are been watched, people tend to be less willing in committing a crime near the location were surveillance cameras is been placed for the fear of being caught.

 

Public Video Surveillance Helps Catch Criminals

With the help of facial recognition, taking of clear-cut images and motion sensing that some of this hidden camera possesses, it is very much easier and chances are higher for a criminal been caught. The images usually caught on camera can be easily printed out as posters and images placed on newspapers, television, and homeland security personnel can have a sense of direction in finding their proposed criminal. Consequently, you will observe that without the aid of these hidden cameras placed in public places, it will be tremendously difficult to get a quality description of any criminal who committed a crime, even if there are eyewitnesses.

Helps Home Security in Gathering Evidence 

Security officers including the FBI and other vigilante professionals have benefitted a lot from surveillance camera footage recordings such that, the images or voices recorded in conversations is used in the gathering of evidence and prosecution of suspected offenders. Thanks to some of the hidden cameras that have night vision incorporated in them, others can view wider angle ranges, and some in the form of nanny cam with audio that can record voices and conversations very clearly.

  Helps Improves Convenience through Smart Monitoring Systems

With the help of hidden cameras today, many of our day-to-day systems can be remotely monitored effectively from any location. Managers or supervisors can automatically monitor employees from a connected screen from a workstation connected to covert cameras, seeing everything going on in an office or workplace, traffic offenders also can be caught on CCTV cameras placed on strategic places on street lights, in sports events, the use of these surveillance cameras has also helped in capturing details in which officials used in judging of decisions. Also in Institution of learning, some of these cameras have helped recording audio sounds for accessing the performance of instructors and little pupils in schools have also been monitored for behavioral patterns in which some parents are also using the system in monitoring their little children’s activity with the aid of a nanny cam. In hospitals and recreational environments, the use of some of these hidden cameras has gone a long way in accessing psychiatric patients in their recovery process.

 “In fandom”, the use of surveillance network camera systems has helped extensively to a great extent for monitoring which at the same time booster performance.

 The Negative Effects

What’s wrong with using hidden cameras in public and private places? There are few disapproving instances to the use of these gadgets, but they can be detrimental to our social lifestyle.

Exploitation in the Use of Hidden Camera

The abuse in the use of hidden cameras is vastly becoming a critical issue to look into. There have been several cases reported daily on the lackadaisical use of these gadgets, such as seen are in the cases of voyeurism where women are been captured in private enclosures like bathrooms, toilets, changing rooms, this is quite an issue that needs to be dealt with. Other cases include misuse by some dubious law enforcement officials for blackmailing.

In tackling this major problem, there should be a monitoring system that paves way for only specialized sets of people in being able to purchase hidden cameras, and also, not every store out there should be given a legal license in the sale and distribution of these devices

People No Longer Feel Safe about Their Privacy

Imagine a life that if it’s not enough that your phone is tracking you, surveillance cameras in shops and streets are tracking you. Cameras are everywhere out there, there are even sites like the “inseam” which generally people can log into and view surveillance cameras showing details of specific places like restaurants, bar and other public places from different states, city, zones. So, out of the box; it’s not a surprise when you yourself on the internet, on the news or newspaper.

 However, the question should ask ourselves is; what do we do when everyone is being monitored or watched? Should we just shake our heads, and try to forget its happening, try to go on with our lives and ignore the constant worry that we’re being watched?

Mar 8, 2019 1:32:10 AM By Naveed Malik Comments Hidden Surveillance

   Today most security cameras used in both public and private homes are wireless hidden cameras compared to the old-fashioned CCTV cameras or elaborate wired security camera than easily draw the attention of people notifying them that they are being monitored. Wireless hidden cameras mostly come with Wi-Fi enabled so that you can be smart about your security systems and they are always built in a diminutive frame in other to avoid suspicion from people; Nanny Cam, surveillance cameras, and many wireless body worn spy cameras can come in this form. “In Fondo”, if you want to keep watch on your home or office without wiring a complicated system, smart hidden camera are things you should begin to look out for to purchase.

There are so many reasons hidden cameras are preferred to other mediums of securing your premises and home. Some of these reasons include:

 

Hidden Cameras Are Reliable

Most hidden cameras these days have an app that you have to download and use and which only you know the password in case of hacking, also most spy cameras do not malfunction like the traditional  CCTV surveillance cameras that we have known to having these problems. In addition, when cameras used for surveillance is been seen physically by criminals, they tend to look for corresponding hacking devices that match the type of surveillance camera. When these criminals tend to have a little success; they will as well go ahead to view and tamper with video recordings remotely.

 

Better Features

Hidden home security cameras can go a long way in giving you that innovative result that you desire when it comes to surveillance networking. Wireless cameras are DIY and this makes it capable of capturing high definition videos up to 4K footage that is very clear. If you are using it at a private place or at your workplace, you will be able to get access to your previously recorded videos in real-time and it gives you an extra layer of protection.

Wireless hidden camera systems are easy to install and user-friendly, some of these security cameras you can even connect them with your Smartphone or Iphone.

Most Hidden Cameras are Adaptable

You can use hidden cameras with a versatile approach since they can be used for multipurpose uses. They can be installed at almost everywhere, you can install them on your door, windows, ceilings, outside your workplace or inside of offices, and on the dashboard in your car and even wear one on your body as such we have seen in the cases of spyglasses and pen cameras. When you have them connected to a Smartphone, you can have your recording done in a more discrete way with motion activation and night vision incorporated in most of them, thereby enabling you to keep track of your properties and your loved ones wherever you are at any given time. Using a hidden camera for surveillance is a typical way of having the confidence that your home or workplace is safe.

They Are More Economical To Use

When it comes to things like motion detection feature: You won’t have to waste battery life or internal storage space on empty footage with motion detection.  Hidden cameras are programmed to activate only when there is the sensing of motion or when someone walks in front of the camera. In addition, you may want to consider buying a hidden camera for surveillance because it is less expensive and can be managed properly when in a cluster.

 

Hidden Cameras Can Be Set To Picture Mode

Apart from just recording video, a hidden wireless camera can capture successive series of photos when you set them to picture mode. When you have them set in photo mode, your hidden camera will automatically take a snap on series of images and save them direly to your SD card that normally comes with the camera, if you’re going to be doing a long duration surveillance, it is recommended that you get more storage capacity to transfer high data or you may as well store up to a cloud or you can as well download them into a computer when you’re ready to see the pictures.

 

You Can Disguise a Hidden Camera

Most hidden cameras tend to be smaller in shape and as a result; they often can be incorporated into some child hardware and used as a nanny cam to monitor your babysitter or housekeeper or you can as well install them as surveillance cameras disguised into useful office tools at work in order to keep an eye on your employees. If anything goes missing, you will have clear video footage to use as evidence.

 

Mar 6, 2019 1:19:31 AM By Naveed Malik Comments Hidden Surveillance

 When installing hidden cameras / motion activated hidden camera and spy cams, the first thing is to establish your main goals. Such goals may be securing of your property or monitoring of some activities, then you can now go on and use your scale of preference in judging what factor is of more importance in the installing of your hidden camera. Your scale of preference could be detecting the face of an intruder or getting the License plate number of strange visitors and so on.

To reduce the risk involved while installing hidden cameras, some of these factors we must give proper assessment and considerations for achieving positive results. Let us look at these factors one after the other.

Placement

The best camera placement for achieving any goal of using your hidden camera is to place your camera in strategic point such that the focus is on the subject. Most times, you can conveniently place them adjacent or opposite to your property, you are securing or monitoring. In addition, you have to find a specific camera that fits or match the area you are monitoring, to avoid suspicion.

For example, if you are installing a spy camera to view footage around the entrance porch of your house, you will need to find a perfect camera and a porch light that fits together and looks discrete and not too ghetto. Since the porch is located outside the house, then take note that the biggest fact in selecting an outdoor camera is that, it is strong enough to pick up the license plate number. This means the camera has to have focal length enough so that the zoom is not fixed; this is because you have to adjust the lens close enough to pick up the details of the license plate number you zoomed out from an entire landscape. This is so because when you zoom from a computer, you will not have clear details from the blurry view and these will not lead you to pick up the license plate number as it does in the movies. The cut matters short, you need a manual zoom on the camera.

Know The Megapixels Of The Camera

This is important but not as important as lens size. The higher number of megapixels, the less you have to zoom in so you can read the license plate number and still get a lot of landscape using the porch light area as an example.

Make Use Of IP Cameras

You can connect IP cameras directly to your computer's network. This is not too complicated to manage these days; it enables you to store all your videos on a cloud instead of a DVR or hard drive / NVR that intruders can easily access. If you cannot run Ethernet wires, another important feature will be a wireless camera. However, be aware that wireless cameras are very Clichy, which can be at times expensive to manage. Therefore, if you can run your Ethernet cable, it is better than having wireless camera. Lastly, in doing these, make sure it is an outdoor camera.

Camera Installation

When doing your installations, make it discrete and neat enough to avoid suspicion Just do not install them anyhow, you may even require the help of a professional in doing these for you. Using the Porchlight as a case study, you can easily drill holes into the porchlight frame and fix the light with the camera technically. Now you can run the wires through the back of the walls behind the porch-light fittings to your Ethernet so that you can control your camera through your computer network.

Software Selection

Before choosing your software, consider the following:-

  • Use software that works with most IP cameras, so that you can always have new cameras to suit your needs.
  • The software can record with motion detection and does it really well.
  • Make use of software that is not complicated but straightforward.
  • Use software that makes use of time stamp and makes it usable in the court of law.
  • Stores data immediately to the cloud.
  • It has a great phone app that you can use to view your camera anywhere you can get phone Ethernet. It should also come in one pack so you can install for both desktops and for phone.

When you buy your software from places like Amazon, they will email your activation code and then you can wait for the mail or just download it right away.

Data Storage And Free Storage Cloud Drives

Power storage is more useful, because not all footage can be physically stored as said before from external hard drive or computers. Use software as recommended which takes only a minute to pick up the footage and store in your cloud with a check. Therefore, when a thief steals your computer or camera, you can still have the information stored on your cloud.

When using the Amazon cloud, it has unlimited storage with it and its worth it because you can pick up all your devices including camera footage. However, Amazon does not upload immediately on its own, to do these; you have to download Odrive, which is a free auto upload application for Amazon cloud. It helps to store footage from your software to the new Odrive folder provided and the Odrive remains as a free version.

 

Logging In To Your Router

For some, these may look daunting, but it is not. most people have no idea how these are done properly, especially people that are not tech-knowhow.  You can log into your router by attaining its default IP address username, and password in the information that came with it or by Google searching its default if you have not changed them. Note that this is different from your Wi-Fi password. Now you paste the IP address into your browser, then you give your username and password and from there you just need to find the IP address of your connected devices. It might be also helpful to know where your ports are if you cannot use your camera on handheld devices as well.

Making It All Come Alive

Your house has a main IP address. Your router, each computer, each device, and each camera all have different IP addresses and passwords as well. When you note this, all remaining process is straightforward. Also, be aware that the router has different ports. Ports are where your IP addresses exchanges information. Write down your port standards as well, sometimes you need to assign the port called “port forwarding”, and assign the port for your software to be shared on your devices in your routers port forwarding section. Finally, you take all the IP addresses, passwords and ports and plug them into the software and the phone app, then everything becomes life and you are connected and in control of all your cameras.

If these entire processes look like hard work, remember most people have used these security systems and camera, and it actually works and you will not pay the high monthly fee sometimes attached to the use of security cameras.

Think of the savings, catching thieves and adding a sense of security in your life!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 7, 2019 5:02:31 AM By Naveed Malik Comments Hidden Surveillance
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