Consider your future needs for Audio Visual Integration

Before setting up a surveillance center for your organization, you will need to plan and make sure there is a proper requirements analysis in terms of functionality. Once the functions are selected, then the hardware planning stage comes in. Setting up a surveillance room is not a small task and should not be taken lightly, especially with the costs in involved.

You will need to consider what sort of audio video integration you will require. In addition, whatever hardware you purchase will also need to have some form of modularity. Requirements and configurations can change with time and it is advisable to purchase equipment that can accommodate those changes.

Take the modern classroom as an example. It is not as simple as buying and placing each computer workstation desk. Considering has to be placed on the possibility that for possible future changes like placement and growth. You might need more room for additional workstations as the enrollment increases or you will need to move them around to place large screen displays that you might need for the class.

Regardless of what your needs are, planning for future growth and changes are very important. Nothing is set in stone. What you might consider enough today, might well fall short tomorrow, especially in a fast changing environment. Making smart decisions now, while costing more, could save you thousands in the future.

The Best way to go about Truck Tracking

There are various different types of products that you can use for truck tracking. With today’s technology there is something available that is perfect for various different individuals needs. A fleet GPS system would be very ideal to help one with truck tracking for business needs.

Choosing a GPS Tracking Device

For business purposes, there are GPS devices that can be used for audit purposes which record trips and destination stops of the work routines. A GPS tracking device like this would be necessary for helping to keep records and for staying organized. One such tracking device is known as the Locator 2000. This tracking device allows a worker to be able to receive updates for a round trip every five minutes. This GPS tracking device can be installed professionally, and it would be very useful for a professional business.

GPS Fleet Tracking

GPS Fleet Tracking Systems come in multiple different package options. You can choose from various different GPS fleet tracking devices including, Locator 2000 Temp, Tracker 1000, and the Asset Protection Unit. These are just a few to name, but there are others as well. Let’s discuss the fleet tracking unit known as the Locator 2000 Temp. This particular system monitors the temperature that is current on the vehicle. It also monitor’s the cellular coverage of the vehicle. Some of the other things that are also included in this fleet tracking system would be the unlimited web based data base, and alert notifications; which are highly useful for business purposes.

Spy Cameras For Home

While cameras are popular for businesses in controlling theft and criminal activity as well as keeping employees productive, spy cameras for home are also a popular option in securing a household. Employing hidden cameras in the home is an effective way to keep updates on the goings on of your household from the nanny, to the children, the the visitors you receive. These hidden cameras are so inconspicuous, you would never guess where they might be hidden. There is the nanny camera that is hidden in the functioning air purifier. This gadget provides direct video footage to connect to a VCE or TV. The 380 color lines of resolution provide a clear, sharp image. The artificial flower SD card motion activated DVR is another hidden spy camera gadget. With the motion activated technology, you will save time by not having to ever fast forward through boring footage of inactivity. Again, this camera has high resolution and an option to schedule recording. You can also adjust the motion detection sensitivity. The removable SD card allows for you to record and sore your footage. This camera is very user friendly and can be easily accessed with an IR remote. Other options for hiding your cameras include the ash tray that is wired with a hidden color spy camera or the desktop lamp wired for color hidden spy cameras.

Hidden cameras wireless are ideal for cameras that you want to be portable. The car key camera that fits on your keychain is portable and ready to capture footage wherever you are. The wireless video that is attached to an inconspicuous book fits nicely and unsuspiciously on your book shelf.

How to Spot and Protect Yourself from Potential Phishing Emails and Websites

‘Phishing’ is a malicious act by online con artists using emails that are supposedly from reputable companies. The purpose of these emails is to lure recipients into submitting personal data and information that can then be used for illicit transactions. The term ‘phishing’ is a simply a purposeful misspelling of ‘fishing’.

This is because phishing also involves throwing out bait — in the form of fake emails — and hoping someone takes this bait and becomes ‘hooked’. The emails can look quite real and will usually appear to be from large companies financial institutions or popular retail sites. Basically, any company where people are likely to have financial accounts or personal accounts that could be misused, can be used as the alleged email sender. The emails will usually inform you about some urgent matter like suspect account activity, suspension, financial transaction and others in order to get you to quickly click the link inside.

The email will include a link for the recipient to click on so that they can be taken to the correct site and page to rectify the problem. But this link will not lead the real site; instead it will take the person clicking it to a clever imitation, often a clone of the company’s official site. This can be achieved by copying the HTML code of the official site page. If the fake site is not a clone, another technique is to dress up destination page to look official. The page will normally include identical graphics, images and brand logos as the real company, in order to fool a visitor that this is an official page.

Once on these fake phishing sites the visitor will be urged to fill out forms using personal data, such as: bank account details, credit card numbers, social security numbers, passwords, etc. Anything that could be used to access the visitor’s financial accounts, or data that could be used to make illegal purchases using the visitor’s payment details, is often the target.

The best way to avoid these phishing scams is to be extra vigilant when opening emails received from well-known companies (like eBay and Amazon) and especially from banks and credit card companies. These companies will never ask for personal data, or if they do they will only ask for a section and never account details and a password.

Another giveaway can be seen when hovering over the link in a potentially fake email: If the destination address that appears at the bottom of a browser is indicating that you would be taken to a completely different address than the link, or one that is obviously not a site connected to the alleged email sender —this is a phishing scam. If you are in any doubt that an email is a phishing attempt, contact the company directly (that it is supposedly from) and inform them of the email you have received. They will be able to confirm whether the email is real or fake.

You can never be too prudent with these types of scam online – if con artists get a hold of your personal information, they can really mess up your life. Use the above tips and stay safe.

 

How the Giclee Brought Artists to the Digital Gge

It is no secret that technology has been transforming the world in recent years. From the way we live to the way we communicate to the way we work with one another, rapid advances in technology have been changing the very way we relate to the world around us. This transformation is also happening in the world of fine arts, where advances in printing technology and the quality of printed reproductions is changing the way artists around the world market and sell their creations.

Just as digital photography slowly but surely killed off the world of film cameras and darkrooms, advances in digital printing technology, most notably the giclee method, has been quietly transforming the way prints are made. Before this printing procedure was introduced artists had limited choices when it came to creating prints of their original artworks. With the advent of digital high end inkjet printing, artists have many more choices when it comes to creating special edition prints and marketing their favorite creations.

The term giclee is thought to derive from the French, and the term loosely translates to “squirting” or “spraying” in English. This is no doubt due to the way these high end professional quality inkjet printers put colors on the canvas to reproduce original artworks pixel by pixel. No matter what it is called, there are a few important characteristics of true digital fine art printing. One of the most critical is that the print uses archival pigmented inks along with archival fine art papers to create those works of art. If quality inks are not used, the results will not be good.

And even if the initial prints look fine, they will not stand the test of time and will begin to deteriorate rapidly. Giclee printing also uses true professional grade inkjet printers. These printers are a far cry from the ones most of us have sitting on our desktops at home. A true professional inkjet printer will use professional grade nozzles, along with the finest quality inks, to produce results that are far superior to anything a typical computer user could achieve at home.

When choosing a giclee printing service, it is also important to make sure that service uses individual color profiling for each paper. This is very important, since this individual color profiling will provide colors that are richer, more vibrant and truer to the colors used on the original piece of art.

The giclee process has definitely pushed artwork into the new digital world, and this can benefit both artists, who can create more unique and varied art pieces, and customers, who will get them for cheaper than ever before.

 

Access your Favorite Sites from Behind a Firewall

Employers and educational establishments prefer employees and students to spend their time productively—this includes using internet access for work-related research. The ever-growing popularity of social networking (i.e. Facebook) has led to many people preferring to spend their days keeping in touch with friends, or playing the latest apps, on social networking sites — using company resources.

To combat this growing trend of work-time online socializing, many businesses and institutions have attempted to restrict access to any, or all, social networking sites and forums. For any establishment using an Intranet-based system, this can be as simple as instructing a server to block access to these sites – and for the more-advanced systems, a record can be kept of the individual terminals attempting to logon to any restricted URL addresses.

How to bypass any Intranet System that blocks Facebook Using a Proxy Address

This technique will work for any of the social networking sites but for this example we will use Facebook. What you will need is what is commonly referred to as a ‘Facebook proxy’. This is a website that allows you to access Facebook via that website. This means that any Intranet system will only see the user as visiting the proxy website (which is unrestricted) and due to the way that the website redirects a user to Facebook, the blocked URL address is hidden from the Intranet server.

Here is an example using a proxy website called UnblockF.com. This site can be used to access many of the social networking sites and is 100% free to use. By following the simple instructions on the site for accessing Facebook, a user can be taken directly to Facebook’s log-in page. Whereas a normal URL address for this page would be “http://facebook.com”, accessing Facebook via UnblockF.com will give a URL address like “unblockf.com/index.php?q=aHRocDovL3d3dy5rnYWNlYm9vay5jl”. As you can see, this URL address has no mention of the dreaded Facebook URL and will be completely invisible to any Intranet server that has instructions to block access to the Facebook website.

Even after logging in and accessing further Facebook pages the Facebook URL will still be completely hidden, using the same UnblockF.com URL format. (Note: Facebook may ask a user to answer a few simple questions when they first logon to the site via a new proxy address. This is because Facebook does not recognize this address and wants some confirmation).

Another point to remember is that accessing any site via a proxy address will add a small time-delay to any function performed. This is nothing more than a few extra seconds to load the next page and is certainly worth the wait to have unrestricted work-time access to your favorite website.

Here are a few more Facebook proxy websites: facebookproxy.net, icanaccess.com, faceoxy.com. You can find many other similar (and fresh) sites by doing a simple search on Google for “Facebook proxy”.

Some clever Intranet administrators may notice that a lot of people are suddenly visiting certain random websites (the proxy sites) and may start to block access to these. It is a good idea to vary which Facebook proxy sites you use and to keep this technique to yourself — don’t be tempted to broadcast it to all your other friends, or colleagues, suffering Facebook withdrawal. This may seem mean, but so is losing your own Facebook access due to sloppy track-covering by colleagues.

Now you know how you can access Facebook anywhere, anytime, using a very simple technique!