Technology continues to move at such a fantastic pace. It is hard to keep up with things. Turn around and something new has been developed or a gadget is now faster, smaller, and cheaper than the previous version. It is a wonderful world that we live in.Spy cameras is one such technology were innovations continue. Yahoo Tech posts an article about what they consider to be the most covert hidden spy camera in the world. Whether you are looking to keep track of your … [Read more...] about Virtually Invisible Hidden Spy Camera
Checking the neighborhood watch emails yesterday there was another house break-in. It is getting pretty crazy how many are happening, and it just gets me thinking of where we are vulnerable. What else can we do?On top of that I think about if someone did happen to get through all of the security we have set up and was able to break in, is there something I can do in terms of hiding valuables that would potentially save them from walking off with some low-life. You know what I … [Read more...] about Concealed Doors And Secret Hiding Places
One of the scariest things to think about is a home invasion. Unfortunately, this is something that is becoming more and more common, and not just something we need to prepare for when SHTF.Below is a video that shows an attempted home invasion by four people in Alamogordo, New Mexico. I used to live there long ago, so it caught my eye. I hope this is an isolated occurrence, and not indicative of a severely deteriorating situation in this small town.There a lot of things you … [Read more...] about Attempted Home Invasion Caught on Camera
We have had a rash of packages stolen from front porches in my neighborhood lately. I just found out last night that the term "porch pirates" is used to identify these low-lifes.Most people participate in a neighborhood watch group and share information about what is going on. Turns out that often times the pirates are caught on video, but for various reasons, it is not possible to identify the culprits.Often times they are wearing hats or hoods, and make a point of always looking … [Read more...] about I Never Knew They Were Called Porch Pirates
I am thinking that "hiding" our laptop in the wicker hamper where we store extra blankets and towels is not such a good idea any more!This video shows a couple of laptops literally exploding - in one case multiple times. Now, to be fair, it is the battery inside the laptop which is the culprit, but still.There are numerous reports of explosions going back years for different brands of laptops. On top of that, there has recently been the Samsung Galaxy Note explosions. Many … [Read more...] about Why Where You Store Your Laptop is More Important Than Ever
What's more important than home safety? This is true for preppers, survivalists ... heck EVERYBODY!With house break-ins a daily occurrence, it is no wonder we see so many commercials for home security and monitoring systems. With improvements in technology and connectivity, home security systems now fall into the DIY realm. After testing/evaluating a dozen security systems and cameras, the following video recommends a system that allows homeowners access to both audio and video … [Read more...] about [VIDEO] Smart Home Security – Why Not DIY?