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Surveillance Systems: Should You Record Sound?

Surveillance Systems: Should You Record Sound?

Third in a series Often overlooked in discussion about surveillance and security systems is the subject of audio recording. There are many reasons you may want to record audio in addition to video. For example, audio is particularly helpful in cases where additional...

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Surveillance Systems: Remote Possibilities

Surveillance Systems: Remote Possibilities

Second in a series One advantage of IP camera surveillance systems is that they can be managed and controlled remotely. This makes troubleshooting your system comparatively simple. Using a laptop, you can easily check the function of each camera. Analog cameras, on...

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Somebody’s Watching: Video Surveillance Options

Somebody’s Watching: Video Surveillance Options

First in a series Video surveillance systems offer a number of benefits for business. In addition to helping prevent robberies, they serve other purposes as well. Control employee theft Monitor workflows Improve safety Help to avoid frivolous lawsuits Reduce insurance...

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Antivirus Software, Spies and You

Antivirus Software, Spies and You

What happens when the software you count on for protection instead becomes the problem? Take, for example, Kaspersky, a Moscow-based brand of antivirus software with 400 million users globally. Recently, they’ve been the subject of some dramatic headlines: U.S. moves...

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The Hidden Liability of Offering Public Wi-Fi

The Hidden Liability of Offering Public Wi-Fi

Public Wi-Fi has become an important amenity for many businesses including coffee shops, hotels, restaurants and a host of other establishments. Patrons have increasingly come to expect freely available Wi-Fi wherever they may go While providing customers open Wi-Fi...

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Do You Know Where Your Backup Is?

Do You Know Where Your Backup Is?

When did you last backup your laptop? Yesterday? Last week? Last month? Most of us don’t backup as often as we should. Perhaps not at all. The upcoming World Backup Day reminds all of us about the importance of backups and challenges us to take the pledge: “I solemnly...

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Toy Story 2 is the Perfect Example of Why Backups Matter

Toy Story 2 is the Perfect Example of Why Backups Matter

There’s a well-known story about the time Pixar lost almost two months of work on Toy Story 2 due to human error. A command intended to clean out unwanted files accidently ran on the system and deleted 90% of the film’s files. There were backup tapes. Unfortunately,...

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Copy This! Celebrate World Backup Day

Copy This! Celebrate World Backup Day

Backing up your files is like eating fruits and vegetables – it’s something you know you should do more often, but don’t. In fact, it’s estimated that 30% of people have never backed up their files. Why? Perhaps it’s just human nature to assume that the worst won’t...

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A Different Kind of Internet Service Provider

A Different Kind of Internet Service Provider

We use the Internet for virtually everything – communication, research, shopping, data storage and computing. Today more than ever, you need an Internet Service Provider (ISP) and a connection on which you can rely. Many people and business owners report being...

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