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As the world is changing, owing to digital transformation; we'll continue to see global emerging trends of a wide range of options in solving security challenges. The use of the smart USB charger as a tool for safeguarding your surroundings is an example of such trends, and today we'll be looking at a few tips on how you can benefit in using these smart device for your surveillance purposes.

The smart USB charger camera does look like any USB electronic charger device that has power adapter that can generate the required 5 volts DC – a standard for most Universal Serial Bus (USB), usually sold in the market with Smartphones. Just plug in the disguised charger camera to a power socket and it will start working.

Now, what makes this piece of gadget useful for your surveillance is that; the device is been modified to include certain electronic function such as motion sensors, a hidden spy camera lens and other features that is required for safeguarding or monitoring your room, offices and business environments; just about anywhere you place it, provided it is plugged into a wall socket. Another good thing about the USB adapter camera is its high storage capability, also it has the functional ability of loop recording, such that it overwrites the previous file you’ve stored in your hidden camera.

How To Use The USB Smart Charger Camera

The USB charger can be plugged at any given area, either outdoor or indoor to detect motion and record clips to a Micro SD card in-built into the camera. The device does not have any access to an external storage and hence requires you to retrieve the SD card anytime you want to view what you’ve recorded.

If you want to make use of this camera for security purpose, you have to conceal the area where the LED light flashes whenever it senses motion, cover the area with black tape or ink to avoid blowing your cover.

 

 

Using The USB Smart Charger As A Keylogger

Covertly, the USB charger camera can feature as a keylogger, having the capability to sniff on wireless keyboards. This device can turn out to be a great spy asset for a nosy boss or company owner. When these charger adapters are plugged into a socket close to computer systems, it decrypts and log all keystrokes entered into a computer, and then transmits all information to a folder in the SD card that is in-built to the camera. One big threat about this disguised spy camera is its passive appearance; no one will know you have a keylogger in them, let alone a memory card that stores discrete information.

The Use Of The Smart USB Charger For Securing Your Room

The use of these devices can be implemented for securing your house especially for keeping tabs on an infidel spouse. You can also secure your hotel room when you’re not around, since most hotels will require that you drop keys. In a scenario where a staff of an hotel is tempted to check if you have any valuable belongings, a USB charger should be stealth enough for covert recording, so that no one knows you’re recording any activity. In this scenario, it is very easy to mount by plugging it to a wall socket that faces adjacent where you placed your valuables, when anyone enters your hotel room, it will start recording due to motion detection sensed by the spy camera. One good thing about the stealth nature of the camera is that; whenever an intruder removes the charger from the wall to inspect it, it will stop to work immediately and saves your footage directly to the SD card in the camera. Once you’ve painted the LED light area to cover the blinking from motion detection, this camera is a sure way to record covertly

Already, we’ve known where the big market for these spy camera device will serve. The USB smart charger is definitely going to be useful for nosy employers, suspicious spouse, government spies and the likes.

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Sep 10, 2019 11:31:00 AM By Naveed Malik Comments Hidden Spy Camera ,

The US Navy has one of the most advanced technologies in the World today, and that includes spy tech and surveillance.Without doubt, if you know much about security and surveillance, you’ll know that the continuous use of spy equipment by the armed forces has brought a significant impact and rise in the use of spy cameras and surveillance globally.

It is assumed that so many people don’t know about some of these secret spying techniques orchestrated by the military for the purpose of the safety of human lives and property. Since it is important to be knowledgeable about these spy devices, let’s talk about them here.

The Cellular Interceptor

The military has in its arsenals; a new spy technology that locates people via their mobile phones. The device normally efficiently across a wide range of denser population, which means it is easier to come to the conclusion that these covert form of spy technology is created mainly for mass surveillance, since it rarely targets any individual in particular.

However, the military has recently backed the use of these technologies, informing the public that it is only used for monitoring criminal activities and identifying terrorist by tapping into conversations and SMS messages shared.

SOSUS – US Navy Secret Underwater Spy Technology

Let me tell you the truth, when foreign spies do set their eyes on America’s spy tech inventions, it is very rare to find them looking for secret bunkers buried under ground, these days; its either they are looking up into the sky or sailing on a voyage into the seas. Yes; the sea, that’s where you’ll find them the most. Notwithstanding, till date, the US is still dominant in undersea battle space.

For decades, the Russians think they are prowling under the surface of the oceans undetected, not aware that these underwater spy techs do follow their every move. The antisubmarine patrol the US is embarking on right now with the use of spy camera vices is so massive so that even if a nuclear war should happen, even the Soviets would not stand a chance in these Waters.

After successive use of the SOSUS (Sound Surveillance System) technology, the Americans have developed its underwater surveillance beyond Sonar systems which could only cover distances of few thousand yards. The SOSUS technology uses acoustic spy signals that could detect underwater ships and movements from a thousand mile, beating the high rate of water wave interference.

There are still a lot to these new spy technologies used by the military today, in fact, among all sectors of National Security, the military seems not to be tiresome about being keen on their espionage discovery and inventions.

Stingray –A Counter Attack Spy Weapon For The Military

The use of stingray as a spy equipment by armed forces is no longer a new thing but it’s still been used by various state military base around the world. Stingray has often proved its worth by serving as a prototype combat protection system, helping to guard against any enemy’s optical spy devices. What Stingray does is that; it detects and jams any enemy’sspy system before any damage is done from a proposed attack. If you ever had the chance to carefully look closely on the body of a military fighting vehicle, you may probably see it for yourself being mounted on those armored military vehicles. Don’t get it wrong, these are not missiles, not a machine gun, they just act as a piece of spy tech that helps counter multiple aerial and ground weapons.

The Military Nano Spy Drone

The infrared Motion sensored drones used by the military currently seem to be a cool gadget, provides it does not spy on the public. The Nano Spy drone is a typical kind of helicopter that’s smaller than most drones. It has a built-in spy camera for detecting the location and activity of the enemy commonly used by US armed forces. However, these drones are very expensive, but its significant benefit for the military makes it a common buy, why not, since it does save lives. Thanks to these drones, the military can now handle deadly missions without the need for sending a battalion of soldiers, air forces or spies to an actual distressed area.

No doubt, these drones can vastly increase the protection of citizens as well. In bomb investigation, military drones can effectively detectand defuse bombs, thereby helping armed officers in avoiding areas prone to hazards and packed with explosive devices. The drones can take pictures from its hidden camera lens, taking pictures of suspected images which are later screened by bomb analyst to ascertain if captured images from dangerous war zones are not explosive devices.

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Sep 4, 2019 11:27:31 AM By Naveed Malik 0 Comments Hidden Surveillance , Hidden Spy Camera ,

The use of Nanny Cams for maximum security and covert recording is vastly becoming popular in the world we live today. Earlier this year, there have been recent competitive battle in the market for nanny cams, while some companies are focusing on having various categories and type options available for their customers; others are focusing on connectivity, component structure, and aesthetics respectively. However, the use of nanny cams and its technological components is more important to countries that use them most, North America, Europe, China and Japan..

When it comes to nanny cams, there are recent reports and updates on its technological improvements, it is also important to appreciate the reception of new features and technologies around these cameras, some of them, which we will discuss and update ourselves on today. However, before we do that, have it in the back of your mind that  the leading players in the game presently include Combrov, Toughsty, SpyTec, Jumbl, YYcam, Titathink, GMI ad a few others to be mentioned later on.

Hence, let us give a little detail on just five developments.

Facial Recognition On Nanny Cameras

Facial recognition over the years is vastly becoming one of the prerequisite for any spy technological equipment, especially for security cameras and spy nanny cams. Most of the new nanny cams with facial recognition function are regularly placed inside and outside of homes to check the familiarity of faces coming into your home, not everyone likes having unfamiliar faces around their homes these days.

The Ooma Smart Nanny cam is an example ofspy technology possessing such qualities. The new version of the Ooma Smart security is now having a new sensor; also, the camera can call 911 for you when the case arises. If you take home security serious, then facial recognition nanny cam is a must-buy; having cloud storage, Wi-Fi enabled, and having a wonderful night vision capability as well. If you do not like the Ooma nanny cam, there are lot cameras out there that serve as a nanny cam facial recognition camera for you to choose.

Adaptable And Multifunctional Nanny Cameras

Nanny cams and hidden cameras these days are now versatile in operation, the performance and operational echelon of the new Zmodo Snap Pro nanny camera is one of the reasons why it is so. Other nanny cams do also have many features to an extent, but the Snap Pro is a wonder to behold, suiting all-purpose aimed for nanny cam functionality. It has a 360-degree viewing, streams over 10ADP video resolution and has a two-way intercom that works far better than the traditional kind of walkie-talkie nanny cams often seen. Its former version does not support battery powering, and tends to be more permeable by water, but the Zmodo Snap Pro has picked up from where its previous version left off; now offering powered batteries and a water resistant capability that makes it now suitable for both outdoor and indoor purpose.

Multi-Sensor Nanny Cameras

Won’t it be wonderful to have a camera in your home that informs you when there is any form of motion or movement in just about any area in your home? This new technology to nanny cams is so captivating, the new multi-sensor nanny cameras now available in the market can now sense any form of unauthorized window and door openings or closing, changes in temperature or water leaks, high voltage warning and etcetera. “In fondo”, if the Arlo Multi-sensor camera does provide all these features, which it already does, wont security issue become a piece of cake for the naïve? Another good news about this camera is its ability for it to synchronize with Smart Home kits, and it does have all the qualities often seen with most spy cameras.

The #1 Best Nanny Cam Till Date

Just in case you don’t know, the Panoraxy B100 V.3 Mini Wi-Fi nanny camera is the best nanny camera ever been created as far as technology is concerned in 2019. Having almost every feature you can ever think of, it does have about eight meters super night vision, it is compatible for both Android and Apple devices, has loop recording, clock alarm feature, instant push notifications. The lens on this camera is 100% invisible, making it one of the best for any kind of discrete recording. The Wi-Fi connectivity streams on 5G, it has a very friendly app and in fact… Itsendorsement in writing is worth keeping for another day eulogy.

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Sep 3, 2019 11:24:49 AM By Naveed Malik Comments Nanny-Cam News,

Very soon, everyone will soon need an outdoor camera for security and monitoring since a majority of people today is more concerned about the safety of their property and most importantly their lives. Therefore, it will be important for anyone interested in these outdoor hidden cameras to note what to consider before attempting buying a pair. For your quality assurance, here are some few considerations to look out.

Camera Selection

Before you begin with your setup, think about the type of outdoor camera you will need, and make sure it does satisfies the purpose for your installation. Take into consideration the ability of the camera to capture and pick up the number of license plates of any intruder around your home surroundings from a far distance or enough landscape. This simply means your camera should be able to zoom manually. The megapixel and lens size of your outdoor camera also plays another big role when dealing with camera selection, also be aware that the higher number of megapixels; the less you’ll have to zoom-in on any camera.

Camera Placements And Positioning

Most criminals or intruders will try at most to avoid facial recognition from your security camera, so placements do play an important role when installing an outdoor security camera. A strategic place to best place your camera for security is just before the entrance to your home, to be precise; that will be along your driveway porch. Mind you, this only works with a strong camera, in order words, you have to find a perfect camera and porch light to fit together so that it doesn’t look too suspicious but rather discrete for your perfect set up.

Cloud Storage

This is the best way to be safe while using an outdoor camera for security and monitoring purposes. Cloud storage is essential for your setup because if any intruder steals your outdoor camera, your footage is not physically stolen from the hard drive of your computer. Even if a thief steals your Camera, with cloud storage available, you’ll have every back up file stored on your camera. A perfect app would take less than a minute to pick up the footage and store up to the cloud with a check.

Amazon cloud should be a perfect choice for your cloud storage because it has unlimited storage capacity and does have one of the cheapest subscription fees. Just download O-Drive free and set the storage folder with the software to the new O-Drive folder and O-Drive will remain as the free version.

Connectivity With Smart Devices

You have to consider the connectivity rate of your outdoor camera with other smart devices like PCs and Macs. IP cameras are perfect for this, they are usually plugged directly into your computer’s network, and likewise, they are easy to manage. IP cameras do enables you to store up all your video on a cloud instead of a DVR or NVR that a thief can easily steal. Consequently, it is more sensible to opt for wireless cameras when dealing with connectivity, but be careful not to bug down your Wi-Fi connectivity.

Software Selection

Look out for software that works with most IP cameras, and can synchronize with other type of spy cameras like spy pen camera as well. Some software enables you to record with motion detection perfectly and allows you to set up your security cameras with ease. An ideal choice of software should have time stamping functionality available just in case you want to make use of your recorded video as evidence, usable in the court of law.

In addition, best software for outdoor hidden cameras should be the type that stores your file immediately up to cloud, such that if you’re anywhere around the world, you’ll be able to view your camera, provided there is availability of network connection. Finally, make sure you’re subscribing for a one time purchaseand also can synchronize with both desktop and mobile as well.

Make Sure To Verify Its An Outdoor Camera

If you don’t want to pack up and dump your camera after the first day it rains, then you must have to select an outdoor camera that is resistant to harsh weather conditions. Examples of roughed cameras for your outdoor surveillance include the Netatmo Outdoor security Camera, Zetronix Outdoor Camera and the Arlo Pro 2. These cameras do have the potentials of having an HD image quality, superb night vision, pan/tilt and zoom-out functionality, and they do connect to mobile devices as well.

So that is it, other things that may be considered important may include; the installation procedures and logging in to your router. This you can always get done by employing an expert in the field to help you get everything come together.

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Sep 2, 2019 11:23:00 AM By Naveed Malik Comments Hidden Surveillance ,

If you’re into the business of spying, you must have come to a situation where all you need to do to achieve your main goals of securing your whole premises to the optimal level is to boost the overall performance of your spy gadget. If that is your situation, and even if its not, you’re still in the right place because somedayyou’ll require these few tips stated here.

Select Cloud Or External Storage Over SD Cards

I f you want better performance on your spy camera, it is better to select the option for cloud storage especially if you’re making use of a high number of cameras. Although cloud storage can use up a lot of data on your network especially when uploading stored files to the cloud, but it helps boost overall performance in terms of camera response and safety in keeping recorded footage. Cameras with local storage using SD Cards can have issues with overwritten data files when the card is full, but with cloud storage, there is no need to worry about space, you will be able to capture every event, and as well keep every detail of those events.

Boosting The Performance Of Wi-Fi Cameras

There are few tips that can be helpful for boosting the performance and recording of your Wi-Fi hidden cameras when they appear to be too sluggish in general. To ensure your wireless camera works efficiently, first you may want to update your router firmware. There is an option for updating the administration interface of newly manufactured routers often seen these days compared to the old-fashioned method of visiting the manufacturer’s website for update. If your router can run DD-WRT, another thing you can do is to download an open source DD-WRT on your routers operating system – it helps improve and give access to advanced networking.

Secondly, you can upgrade to a Mesh based Wi-Fi system, which helps to bring connectivity to zones with less network outreach, and it can even act as a replacement for your router rather than just extending your Wi-Fi connectivity. The use of the regular Wi-Fi range extenders is also not a bad option, but it does only provide half bandwidth when compared to using main routers.

Replacing the antenna of your router or adding an external one to the one you already have can also help to boost the Wi-Fi signal of your wireless camera transmission. Note that if you want lightening speed performance for your Wi-Fi hidden camera, wireless routers is the best option.

Furthermore, if you’re using a Wi-Fi camera for security purpose, you’ll have to set-up a strong password to avoid anyone from piggybacking on your private network. Downloads apps that is used by fewer subscribers to avoid congestion in Wi-Fi accessibility and your hidden camera will perform well. Also, note that higher speed like 5 GHZ may give you faster speeds, but it may offer less interference for your wireless networked cameras. 5 GHZ does not effectively deal with Wi-Fi obstructions and interference, and as such, may not reach as far as how 2 GHZ signal may reach.

Lastly, consider the position you are placing the router for your networked cameras, because these can also affect wireless coverage in general.

How To Boost Night-Vision Of Your Security Cameras

Improving how your camera sees at night is a great thing for security cameras. No matter the situation, if you want to get good quality image for night-vision, then don’t install your hidden camera to see through window panes, glass doors and any other kind of reflective / transparent kind of surface, because the built-in IR LED in those reflective surfaces reflecting back to lens of your camera will cut short your success for clear image view. Another point is to make sure the glass housing of your security camera is constantly kept clean away from dirt, which can cover the camera illuminators.

In addition, you can make use IR-Cut filter Night-vision booster; it helps to thwart any form of infrared light reflections from reaching the image sensor of your camera. Now, note that some security cameras do have built-in IR, but make sure they are the ones you can turn off when the need arises because you’ll not be requiring them all the time. Finally, keep your cameras out of bright light if you want your night light sensors to function properly.

Consider The Use Of Battery Re-charged Cameras

There are many drawbacks in using a battery-powered camera for your surveillance, but if you’ll be requiring your cameras for just an hour or minutes recording daily, then there’s nothing to worry about. A battery powered camera may only serve you the purpose of motion detection and also important live clips could be missed whenever the camera shuts down due to battery failure without your notice. Another sure thing is that; you cannot compare the video quality of battery powered cameras with rechargeable cameras, battery powered cameras are often categorized with low quality video resolution.  The image quality often advertised by these marketing companies selling them can only be seen on paper.

 

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Sep 1, 2019 11:14:44 AM By Naveed Malik Comments Hidden Surveillance ,

Every businessperson or company owner today wants to keep tabs and view footage of live streaming activities happening in their office space remotely through their smart devices at any given time or place. However, the important goal of installing hidden cameras for a work place is centered on reducing theft and burglary. Not having a security camera to keep tabs on what’s happening in your office space is dangerous and can lead todevastating consequences in the future. Another big reason to have cameras installed in a workplace is to enable employees improve on their productive levels and for the safety of lives.

Having known the importance of security cameras for workplace, it is therefore important to discuss some key terms related to office surveillance.

Difference Between DVR And NVR

The term DVR stands for Digital Video Recorder. It uses an MPX (Megapixel over coaxed cable) signal to stream video from the security cameras. A DVR is an analog system using coaxed cabling and connectors. Some DVR can handle resolution of 4K, 2K and the usual 10ADP. Most DVR are compatible with older analog cameras having lower resolution from 300 to 900 TV lines, they can also support analog 720P and 960H resolution cameras.

NVR stands for Network Video Recorder. The camera sends video and audio signal to the NVR, which consequently sends digital signal down the standard CAT5 or CAT6 Ethernet connection cable.

So in essence, DVR uses coaxed cable and NVR uses Ethernet cabling. Some cable distances of DVR can extend up to 300ft for audio, video and powering having a distance video coverage of up to maximum 2000 ft. NVR systems supports links of up to 800ft per camera for video coverage with a 300ft cable extension for audio, video and power cabling.

NVR uses digital IP cameras and the compliance with the internet protocol allows for greater flexibility in conversing with the network, whether large or small. These IP cameras are connected using standard RG45 Ethernet connector that not only transfer the signals, but also supports power to the camera; this also called Power over Ethernet (POE). Currently, there are new technologies that require only a single cabling for wiring that serves for power, audio and video at the same time.

Both the NVR and DVR has a role to play in surveillance security systems especially when installing hidden cameras for offices and workplace, it is just a matter of picking the system that works best for you. Also take note that; not every video recorder works with every camera, DVRs usually with analog cameras, while NVRs perfectly works with IP cameras and may also work with analog cameras to an extent.

You Need A Design (Floor Plan) For Effective Camera Installment

A design for your camera installation looks like a traditional site map that helps to place and find good camera positions, field of view, helps with camera coverage planning, camera zones; which is optimal camera resolutionsand many more functions. This application helps you to see realistic scenarios and shows you the best areas to place your security cameras without the help of a professional. In addition, floor plans helps business owners to reduce budgets wasted on over estimation of number of cameras and materials needed for a complete camera installation in a work place.

Laws On Workplace Surveillance

Now it is noted globally that about 50% of employees now use security cameras in their workplace to monitor what is going and to prevent theft as well. However, kindly note that as a business owner; you have to come up with legitimate reasons to need to record video or audio footage, even if you’re given the right to use these cameras. In addition, be careful not to breach the laws behind installing them or in other words implicate the privacy rights of your employees.

The law on office surveillance varies from Country to Country, State to State, Local Councils to Councils. However, even if the state or Country you belong to hasn’t pass the laws on workplace security camera installation, it is ideal for you to avoid using hidden cameras in places like rest rooms or changing rooms in an office space. Hence, the best thing to do before installing your security camera is to first consult your local council for its jurisdictions on workplace surveillance.

Know The Significant Differences Between Indoor And Outdoor Cameras

There are some key points you need to consider in regards to Outdoor cameras rather than just been aware of its ability to withstand harsh weather conditions. Outdoor cameras should be durable and should have a housing to protect it from thieves stealing them. A dome camera is a better choice for outdoor cameras since they are usually mounted outside. In the other hand, Indoor cameras are much smaller and they don’t need to have waterproof qualities. In addition, indoor cameras can be in any form, you can decide to install CCTV cameras, or make use of discrete hidden camera for your networked camera installations.

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Aug 30, 2019 11:11:43 AM By Naveed Malik Comments Hidden Spy Camera ,

Installing a dash cam for your fleet vehicle is a better choice to take, but you may have many questions when trying to determine what type of camerayou need. The National Transportation Safety Board of most countries all agreed that the use of dash cams stands as of the highest sort after option for road safety improvement. They are essential fleet monitoring tool used in preventing accidents and fraud, while promoting save driving as well.

There are a handful of positives for picking on a dash cam for your vehicle fleet. Hence, with all these accomplishment from dash cams, it is important for us to clarify the basics and give details on how to select a dash can wisely especially if you own a couple of commercial vehicle or a fleet.

Tips To Selecting The Ideal Dash Camera

There are a few things to consider when recommending a dash camera for your fleet, and one of the most important factors is storage space on your SD card. Nothing below 64G is accepted especially if you are using parking mode. You also need adhesive tape mounts, a manual event button on your camera to help view vital clips for later review, GPS function to log vehicle movement speed and location and lastly; you need a capacitor based power supply.

Now that we've known the basics, let’s briefly review five of the best dash cams that meets the requirements of any fleet vehicle, these cameras do meet the standards for features, video quality, and reliability, and the good thing is that they've been tested, just in case if you think this is just a mere marketing promotion.

  1. Blackvue DR450 – 1CH

This dash can is perfect for monitoring on various windshields. It has a small and discrete body as well and records in full HD. A locked memory card flap helps to prevent your storage cards from being removed, making the Blackvue DR 450 – 1CH a popular choice among fleet owners. Another good aspect of the camera focuses on compatibility to receive a high storage SD card of about 128 GB, thereby allowing you to make use of every feature including those that consume data without any worry.

 

  1. Thinkware X50 – 2CH With IR

This camera has a two channel with IR and serves as a great choice for drivers and fleet managers who want video of both the inside and outside of the trucks, helping to promote good employee practices and the safety of drivers as well. The GPS feature has a red light and a speed can alert to notify fleet owners any time a driver crosses speed limits. It has parking mode and can also be hardwired in 12V / 24V vehicles.

  1. The Vicovation Opia 2

This dash cam will blow your mind away when you test it yourself for video quality and high heat operation. It is compact and does have a suitable shape and aesthetic view.Most dash cams do only point forwards, but the Opia 2 has a kind of protruded featured camera that is useful if a driver needs to record an interception at the side of the truck. The camerahas a very small screen event button which makes it a portable and handy device.

Thinkware F50

Here comes one of the most reliable dash cams tested for all kind of video recording performance while driving. It can be hardwired in 12V and 24V vehicles and serve as a good choice for parking mode recording helpful in protecting the truck when the driver has left his vehicle. For those looking for a portable dash cam that gives optimal results, the Thinkware F50 is a must buy. It does not have a screen, which makes it stay concealed in a vehicle. It also has a temper-proof case that helps protect the SD card from theft.

The Viofo A119S V2

If you’re looking for best dash cams for night vision then the Viofo A119S V2 will be your best choice to select, its Sony Exmor sensors makes it so. It runs well in high heat and has a very simple user interface. Speed and location can be displayed in the time stamp of the video, which we all know as an important feature for dash cams, especially for fleet trucks.

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Aug 29, 2019 11:04:00 AM By Naveed Malik Comments Dash-Cam News,

A Brief Look at Wi-Fi Home Security Camera

The use of a Wi-Fi camera can be beneficial when setting up security cameras for your surveillance or discreet video recording. There is no need for awkward passing of wires through almost every component of your building which can deter the aesthetics of your home.Gone are the days of long obtrusive wires running across floorboards or walls, a lot of today's security cameras are wireless, using broadband internet connectivity.

Basics And Functional Requirement Of Wi-Fi Security Cameras

It is mandatory for all wireless hidden cameras used for home or workplace surveillance to have Wi-Fi access points. Wireless cameras are easier and less complicated to use, but it is also important to follow some guidelines related with them, so that your proposed requirements meets your expectations. Wi-Fi security cameras do transmit video signals either through Wi-Fi connection from the camera to the DVR or through radio frequency from the camera to the DVR. Wireless cameras normally consume a lot of power just like Night vision cameras, although they are convenient to use, but there are lot of things to give up just for the sake of convenience. In brief, let’s look out on some of the setbacks that can sometimes be associated with Wi-Fi security cameras.

Frame Rate: The Video quality of most Wi-Fi cameras often appears choppy; it does not look like the videos seen with wired cameras when compared. Wired cameras do have up to 30 FPS viewing, while only few wireless cameras can reach up to that range.

Lag Time: With most Wi-Fi cameras, there is going to be a lag time from the time that something happens in your home or workplace to the time you see it on the screen and this can take up to 2-5 seconds.

Clarity: The clarity on Wi-Fi cameras will always drop. This is evidently seen in most scenarios when wired and wireless Wi-Fi hidden cameras are compared.

Reliability: Wireless cameras are not known for their reliability. There are things in the environment that can affect both video and audio transmission of Wi-Fi cameras; they include bad weather conditions, close proximity with cameras and routers, a source of electromagnetic interference from mirrors and etcetera.

Extending The Wi-Fi Range In Your Home

For you to take advantage of these, you need to have a Wi-Fi router, and of course, a Wi-Fi extender. The significant importance of Wi-Fi extender lies on its ability to extend the range of a wireless signal from a router. The extender acts as a bridge between a Wi-Fi router and the device that is outside the range of a router’s signal. The extender primarily connects to an existing Wi-Fi network and once it is connected, it the acts like a wireless access point for wireless spy cameras and devices to synchronize.

This method of Wi-Fi signal network extension is important especially for people who want Wi-Fi signal broadcast all throughout their homes, such that all wireless home devices can have internet access, just as we’ve seen in the case of IoT devices. The recompense of using Wi-Fi extenders goes a long way in providing you with better video quality, improvement in connection speed and play back speed as well.

Things To Note About Wi-Fi Cameras

  • For some countries, wireless cameras can only be used for Residential buildings
  • It has a maximum number of camera screen view and a maximum transmission distance of 150 ft, so you may have to move or adjust your camera or the location of the DVR to get things working.
  • You can plug you’re the DVR that is synced to your Wi-Fi camera to a wireless modem so that you can have full remote access around your home.
  • Every Wi-Fi hidden cameradoes have softwarethat you have to download and install on your PC or streaming device.
  • You must make sure that each camera has a direct connection to your PC via internet.
  • Note that each camera has to have its own internet protocol address on your network.
  • Wireless cameras must have constant power supply, so that even in a case of power outage, the cameras can still function properly.
  • If you must purchase a Wi-Fi security camera, go for the ones with the highest video resolution.
  • Lastly, since your camera is wireless, you can always use it as a nanny cam especially the ones with audio.

 

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Aug 29, 2019 11:02:04 AM By Naveed Malik Comments WiFi Cameras ,

   If you are someone who does something on a regular basis then you will understand the basis for doing that thing. There are criteria for doing everything and these criteria will guide your course of action while you are doing that thing. In other words, you expect and/or are expected to meet up to certain requirements whenever you want to do that thing. A car needs to meet certain expectations before it will be termed a car. It must have four wheels, a working engine, at least two doors, at least two seats, exhaust pipe, windshield and so on. Features like a  hard roof, car dash camera, rear camera for car, working air conditioning system are additional features , not expectations.

Our focus for today will be about what you should expect from a good motion detection camera. This is a very important discussion especially for those considering getting a motion detection camera. Before you talk about what you should expect, you should consider what a motion detection camera does. This will enable you to prune your expectations in line with what is achievable. There are a lot of myths surrounding certain things. Believing in them may cloud your judgment. Some people also have expectations based on what they saw in a fictional movie. This article will help you with what you should expect from a good motion detection camera. It will do this by outlining what a good motion detection camera does.

Enables you to activate and deactivate it

I do not want to imagine that there is a motion detention camera that lacks this feature. If it lacks this feature, then there is no use for it. A good motion camera should be one you must be able to activate and deactivate. In other words, you should be able to turn it on and off. It is an added advantage when you can do this remotely without having to touch the camera itself.

Enables you to adjust its sensitivity

This is very important before you begin to creep people out and freak yourself out as well. This is also another important feature your motion detection camera should have. You should be able to make a number of necessary adjustments. The sensitivity will need to work in a quiet neighborhood will be different from the one it will need to work in a busy environment.

Informs you of the presence of someone at the door

This is important if you want to use it to secure the entrance of your house. Technology is evolving so you should not settle for less. A good motion detection camera should be able to notify when someone is within a certain distance from your door. It should not be until the person rings your doorbell before you detect. With an intelligent doorbell, your motion detection camera can cause the doorbell to ring before the person rings it.

Informs you when restricted areas are breached

Your doorbell should not and is not the only place you should secure. There are other areas of your house that need equal attention as well. With a good motion detection camera, you will be notified when someone breaches your security perimeter.

Informs you when someone is somewhere at the wrong time

A motion detection camera is a smart camera. It is a very intelligent piece of technology that can work independently. All you need to do is set the parameter you want it to work with. This brings me to the point of activation and deactivation. Once you have activated your motion detection camera, it should notify you that someone is where he or she should not be. This is different from a breach in security. A breach in security is usually external like your neighbor's kids coming to your backyard to pick their ball which crossed the fence. Someone being at the wrong place is usually internal like your kids running into the kitchen when you are out of the house at that moment. This is the right place to be but at the wrong time as they may end up in accidents.

Takes pictures in the occurrence of the above cases and sending you real-time notifications

This is the crown jewel of any motion detection camera. If it does not have these two features, then you are forgiven if you do not buy it. It does not matter what it can do but it does not send you real-time notifications then it is not good enough. With real-time notifications, you will be able to ascertain the time at which that incident occurred. It should also take pictures when it detects motion for the sake of records.

For you to be able to receive notifications when you have to connect it to your mobile device. You should also enable it to send popup and push notifications. Whether by mails or any other means, do not block notifications from your motion detection camera. What is the essence of real-time notification when you do not receive it in real time? Here are the things you should expect from a good motion detection camera.

 

May 17, 2019 4:06:31 AM By Naveed Malik Comments Hidden Spy Camera ,

   The issue of security is one that is very important. A threat to security is sometimes more than a threat to just security. It usually precedes to a bigger threat. As a result of this, people tend to take significant and sometimes drastic measures towards combating security threats. They sometimes end up going beyond necessary in a bid to ensure security. Imagine someone walking about with a recording pen clipped to his breast pocket. You will not feel comfortable engaging that person in a conversation. This brings me to my next line of discussion. There is a very thin and not too clear line between ensuring security and invading people's privacy.

Sometimes we do not have an idea about how much our actions affect others. The motion activated hidden cameras installed in your backyard may capture an awkward picture. The picture may be one showing your neighbor closing her blinds half dressed. This instance like a host of other is very debatable as we cannot draw a clear line as to who is at fault. This debate is also applicable to the workplace. It is no news that most corporate firms install cameras at strategic places for the sake of security. There is still a question as to which places should have cameras and which places should not have. We are yet to tackle that one and the issue of hidden cameras is already grabbing the spotlight. Ask an admin staff and he or she will give you a million and one reasons why it ensures safety. Ask the average worker the same question and he or she will give you a million reasons why it invades his or her privacy. The idea of an argument is to reach an agreeable conclusion. The focus of this article is to bring out the truth about hidden cameras installation at workplaces. Hopefully, you can learn from it and apply this information to other areas such as the school and even your home.

They should not be used alone

The idea is to discourage workers from engaging in reputation damaging acts not to catch them in the act. It is not advisable to use hidden cameras alone. Doing this will make you look like you are more interested in catching workers in the act than discouraging them from doing it. This does not mean you should place your hidden camera alongside your regular surveillance technology. You can use it to augment for your regular surveillance by placing them at the blind spots of your usual surveillance or using them as another level of surveillance on its own.

They are limited to specific areas as regular cameras

The fact that your workers cannot see them does not mean that you can put them everywhere. Just like regular cameras, hidden cameras are limited to places of installation. You cannot place them inside a restroom no matter the situation. The best you can do is place them in such a way that they capture who or what goes into and out of that restroom. You can place them in the reception, waiting area, offices and so on. The thought of hidden cameras creep people already, do not push it to the extreme.

 

Not everyone should know about their positions

The question of "who should know if there are hidden cameras?" may be up for debate. The question of "who should know about its position?" is not questionable. Human beings are very good and can be good at doing some things that are not too good as well. If everybody knows about the position of your hidden cameras else they cease to be hidden. Even if you have to reveal their location, it should be to departmental heads so that you will be able to know who to put your searchlights on when there is a security breach. You can tell your workers that you have security cameras that ate keeping watch over them. You should also reassure them that it will protect them and will not invade their privacy.

They are subject to state laws

This one is not debatable and you very much have no say over it. You go against it and you risk a lawsuit. To be honest, the law is very harsh when it comes to the use of hidden cameras. It will save you from a lot of trouble, to know what the law states about the use of hidden cameras in your region. Do not joke with this aspect in terms of knowledge and implementation. Some of the instances stated in this writeup may even be against the law in some states or countries.

Security is very important as there will not be growth and development without it. Privacy is equally important as people tend to consider issues like this when they are past that stage of security as a source of motivation. In the workplace, you must be diplomatic about it to ensure your workers give their optimal efforts.

 

May 16, 2019 4:01:56 AM By Naveed Malik Comments Hidden Spy Camera ,
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