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The Ultimate Guide to Surveillance Camera Vulnerabilities

Posted by on Jan 20, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Ultimate Guide to Surveillance Camera Vulnerabilities

The Ultimate Guide to Surveillance Camera Vulnerabilities

This article helps readers understand the vulnerabilities of surveillance cameras. Contact us at Jay 360 for help in choosing the right security camera model to help secure your home or business.

Despite the security features offered by IP cameras, parents, in particular, should know that surveillance camera’s vulnerabilities are being exploited.  Here is a news clip of parents realizing hackers had invaded their baby monitor camera.

Is my Surveillance Camera at Risk?

Based on the vulnerability testing of a security researcher, the following manufacturers are susceptible to tampering and unauthorized access:

manufacturers surveillance camera vulnerabilities list

 

The list published identifies almost 80 companies that have confirmed points of vulnerability. For the full list of companies please review the researcher’s report findings here.

Surveillance Camera Vulnerabilities Fact Sheet

Referring to a detailed and technical document from cigital.com we translated the 6-page document into a one-table summary. Here are the top security vulnerabilities found in an IP digital camera:

surveillance camera vulenerabilities summary

If you are wondering what you can do about these particular security issues our source’s published report can provide some helpful insights: see here.

surveillance cameras hidden versus visible

What can be done about these vulnerabilities?

Despite the many advantages of living in a digital environment, each and every piece of technology comes with its own flaws. This is not relegated to surveillance cameras but is also part of every technology ecosystem. Despite the challenges, surveillance cameras remain a foundational tool to help improve property and workplace security. The discussion then is not whether we should use technology but how: in that line of reasoning we look at how to manage surveillance cameras’ vulnerabilities:

  • Change your password regularly: changing the log-in and factory default passwords on your security system regularly can help you secure your property and the privacy of your home. It is suggested that passwords are changed every month to ensure optimal security.
  • Stay up-to-date on vulnerability disclosures: when surveillance camera makers realize there is a major security flaw, they often provide disclosures either recalling products or providing patches to address the issue. Here are some examples of companies that have provided surveillance camera vulnerability disclosures:
    Axis – https://ipvm.com/reports/axis-critical
    Exploit Database – https://www.exploit-db.com
    ELK – https://www.elastic.co/community/security
  • Report security issues to the manufacturer: some companies like HoneyWell allow customers to submit security issues they’ve encountered for investigation and resolution. This can not only help you but others who are using the same manufacturer.
  • Get help from a security expert: over the years a security expert will come across and resolve all sorts of challenges and headaches for customers, some of which go beyond the scope of this article.

 

Get Peace of Mind and Protection with Jay360

jay-360Don’t get caught with surveillance camera vulnerabilities.  Get the help you need to ensure peace of mind and privacy for your property. There are many more factors to consider when designing and installing a surveillance system. Jay 360 continues to help clients ensure their premise security, looking at all the different angles to provide you with peace of mind and comfort. You can rely on the knowledge and experience of Jay 360 to provide you with the best home security solutions. Digital or analog, we have you covered. We will recommend only the security products that meet your specific needs and budget.

Call on Jay360 to help you to plan the ideal security camera system to suit you and your needs, all at the very best value.

Read more from the Ultimate Guide to Surveillance Cameras:

This series helps you choose and setup the best camera system for your next surveillance project: offering insights and direction to those wishing to secure their home and small business premises.

 

Workplace Video Surveillance Laws in Ontario, Canada

Posted by on Jan 6, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Workplace Video Surveillance Laws in Ontario, Canada

Workplace Video Surveillance Laws in Ontario, Canada

Workplace video surveillance laws are intended to protect employers and employees.  Get safe advice from the security professionals at Jay360 to help you make compliant choices without negatively impacting employee morale. In this article, we look at how to best protect business  owners from breaking the law when using surveillance, along with must-ask questions before installing a camera. Employees will also find information below on their rights and what is considered excessive monitoring that can be reported for privacy violations.

Organizations are to note that the information offered here is for informational purposes and legal experts should be consulted for advice. This article is provided to help inform business owners of their rights and the rights of their employees and how to balance privacy and security for all.

Here is a video to get an overview of the Canadian security surveillance landscape and where it may be heading:

Surveillance Cameras Lawsuits and Law Enforcement Inquiries

There have already been cases of civil rights groups and everyday people pressing for legal action against the misuse and application of surveillance technologies:

  • An AirBnb user is pressing charges against the company for not disclosing the active security cameras and is facing charges for wiretapping and invasion of privacy (Source: Verge)
  • Correctional Services Canada has set off a criminal investigation by the Ontario Provincial police (Source: Globe and Mail)
  • BC Civil Liberties Association is charging the Canadian Federal government with overstepping privacy boundaries and not protecting citizens from illegal search and seizure (Source: iPolitics)

Jay360 believes this is only the beginning as neighbours and coworkers become more aware of their privacy rights and the advances of digital technology.

Why is it Important to Know the Laws On Surveillance

Knowing the laws on surveillance can help you make the right security investments, reduce the risk of harming your public image, and also educate business on their employees’ privacy rights. Because of the competitive business landscape, knowing what is valid surveillance can also help you manage your business security. The main reason to know the laws is to avoid conflicts with employees and vendors which could detract from doing business. Litigation can be costly and though some jurisdictions make it less apparent what is proper and improper use, having the most thorough background information will surely help a property owner looking to increase their security profile.  Collecting personal video or audio of another person without expressed consent is a violation of PIPEDA (Personal Information Protection and Electronics Document Act) and can lead to regulatory inquiries and lawsuits with stakeholders.

What does the Government say about Surveillance Camera Laws

The government is typically the referee when it comes to balancing information security for businesses while also defending the privacy right of citizens. Canadian lawmakers will continue to debate and alter policies to meet the needs of residents, but here is what we know so far about the law today along with due diligence tests to help position your company if an inquiry does arise:

  • Can I use a camera to monitor employee performance/conduct? – No. This is a violation of  employee privacy, a camera can only be installed to help identify the source of criminal activity (source). This also rules out the temptation to monitor employees outside of work which relates to gathering and distributing such footage or information.
    Due diligence test: If uncertain, explore the concept with your team and an unbiased third-party to increase your due diligence profile.
  • What is the proper use of security surveillance?  The privacy commissions office shares that monitoring of critical assets or high-crime areas is permissible and part of reasonable use (source).
    Due diligence test: Ensure your company can demonstrate other options were evaluated and can articulate why surveillance was chosen instead of other less invasive measures.
  • What is the permitted use of surveillance video/audio information? – Recorded media must not be used to track the movement of employees, but rather for security purposes rather than monitoring individual employees (source).
    Due diligence test: If company items go missing, get the consent of employees before reviewing footage on specific employees (source).
  • How do I Minimize the stakeholders affected? – If a store front is using surveillance it is recommended that pedestrians passing by the store should not be recorded (source).
    Due diligence test: Consider the objective of the monitoring solution and whether the lowest number of individuals are being monitored to fulfill that purpose.

surveillance cameras hidden versus visible

Must-Ask Questions  Before Installing Surveillance

Thinking through the implications of adding surveillance technology to your workplace will help in the long-run for planning and value. Here is a listing of questions you should ask and prepare to answer prior to using surveillance or imaging applications.

  • What if the footage has been acquired of criminal activity in a private area?
    – Privacy can actually sometimes trump this kind of evidence, and it can be dismissed from court given that an employee felt privacy was assured (source).
  • Does your company work with a union?  – Understand the collective agreement in place and whether there are provisions for security monitoring.
  • Considering surveillance of outdoor property?
    – Organizations are required to post signs when monitoring public or adjacent spaces (source).
  • Have you created a policy for managing video surveillance?
    – Determine what are the procedures when you create, modify, archive, and dispose of footage. Communicate this policy to employees so they are aware (source).
  • Are you ready to answer questions from the public?
    – So you’ve decided to monitor, but there may be inquiries from your customers who visit your office or privacy guardians who may want to inquire about your policy and plans. Turn inquiry into opportunity by being prepared and illustrating your extensive analysis.

Learn more here from a local Toronto information security expert about privacy for small businesses.

workplace surveillance lawsA Unique Problem for Photography Business Companies who Post Online

For companies taking landscaping or photography of high traffic areas, there is a privacy concern arising when people’s images are placed online without prior written consent. Photographers should be aware that this is a privacy violation and the camera wielder is unknowingly exposing themselves to risks of litigation. One approach offered by the privacy commissioner is to use face blurring or anonymizing technology when rendering photos, though this may impact the quality of the image. Another approach would be to ensure pedestrians have their backs turned, reducing their exposure.

Far Reaching Consequences to a Breach of Surveillance Law

Aside from the potential litigation should employees file lawsuits against a company, the Privacy Commissioner may inspect organizations and their compliance in upholding the privacy of their employees and service providers. Within PIPEDA it is stated that, under the discretion of the Commissioner, the findings of such inspections may be published as well as included in their annual report if it concerns the interest of the general public. Companies don’t need to go at it alone when considering security and privacy, and here is how Jay360 is available to assist.

Jay360: The Fastest & Easiest Way to Install Compliant Security Systems

jay-360Jay 360 looks at helping you position your security system not only for an optimized security profile but also for regulatory and privacy compliance. Ensure you have the right tools for the job when safeguarding your premise with the right security advisor for peace of mind and privacy. The team helps manage your business interests of protecting valuable assets and confidential information without compromising employee privacy.  You can rely on the knowledge and experience of Jay 360 to provide you with the best home security solutions. Digital or analog, we have you covered. We will recommend only the security products that meet your specific needs and budget.

Call on Jay360 to help you to plan the ideal security camera system to suit you and your needs, all at the very best value.

Top Wifi Cameras Brands and Vulnerabilities 2016: NEST vs NETGEAR vs Zmodo vs Motorolla vs D-Link

Posted by on Dec 20, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Top Wifi Cameras Brands and Vulnerabilities 2016: NEST vs NETGEAR vs Zmodo vs Motorolla vs D-Link

Every year there is a list of top-reviewed wifi cameras, but seldom are their security vulnerabilities covered to help families and businesses make informed choices. Jay 360 helps you understand your surveillance security needs and make the best choice.

Top-Rated Wifi Camera Makers have had Security Vulnerabilities Documented

About half of the top 2016 wifi camera brands have had or currently have documented security vulnerabilities. Wifi cameras are a great way to monitor your home while also providing you with flexibility to ensure the safety of your family and property on the go. Yet with all technology there are vulnerabilities  – either unintended functionality (bugs) or security vulnerabilities. Some companies like NetGear and Blink are proactive in trying to help customers make the best choice and stay informed. Other companies are less open about these issues, meaning would-be buyers need to do their homework. Jay360 covers the top name-brand wifi camera manufacturers and the vulnerabilities you should be aware of before you buy.

wifi camera comparison NEST vs NETGEAR vs Zmodo vs Motorolla vs D-LINK

 

Click the image above or here to view only the summary table.

Nest Labs Cameras Come with Unwanted Features

wifi camera nest labs vulnerabilities

Nest was prominently featured on PC magazine’s top home security cameras and achieved a rating of 4 stars out of 5. Despite that, customers should be aware of the camera maker’s history of vulnerability.

Vulnerability History: Despite being turned off, the Nest cameras in 2015 were reported to continue running, meaning wifi camera owners should verify that the function is working as expected. This issue isn’t just with Nest, as seen in the articles below.

Sources:
Nest Wifi Camera Vulnerability
Top Home Wifi Camera

NETGEAR Transparent to Product Vulnerabilities

wifi camera netgear vulnerabilities

NetGear is fully transparent with any product vulnerabilities, helping customers stay aware and protect their families. This should be the norm in the industry, as opposed to projecting a bullet-proof facade which ultimately ends up opening people up to would-be perpetrators.
Vulnerability: Resellers of a NetGear wifi camera system cut corners and forgot to send it back to the company, leading to unauthorized access to video streams. This could also happen to other camera manufacturers. This can be an unwanted privacy vulnerability and we believe customers should be aware.

Sources:
Wifi Camera Vulnerability when Buying Previously Owned NetGear Camera
NETGEAR Makes Security Disclosures

 

Zmodo Wifi Cameras are Light on Credential Protection

Zmodo wifi camera

Zmodo is another brand featured by PC Mag. Zmodo is a company that offers global home automation devices that simplify the living experience. Below are some previous vulnerabilities from the manufacturer to help you make an informed wifi camera purchase decision.

Vulnerability: There have been numerous instances of their wifi camera software having weak default passwords, or even hard-coded passwords that are accessible to the public given the right tools and credentials. This means that for those models your Zmodo video stream can be accessed without your permission.

Sources:
Weak Default Passwords
Security Vulnerability Reported
Icon from Google Play Store

 

Motorolla Wifi Camera Vulnerability Exposes Private Video

motorolla wifi cameraMotorolla is a technology maven more famously known for its cellphone line. An outdoor variant of their wifi security camera was featured in an article highlighting the relative ease with which the camera was hacked.

Vulnerability: As a result of security vulnerabilities in the software, perpetrators (and the writer of the source article mentioned above) were able to get access to the camera, retrieve the home network’s wifi passwords, and also view the video/images captured by the camera.

Source:
Step by step – how to hack a Motorolla Wifi Camera

 

D-Link Wifi Cameras Vulnerable to Highjacking

surveillance cameras

DLink is better known for its telecommunication products, but it also has hands and feet in the wifi camera product category. One recent contributor from ExploitDB sounds the alarm on a vulnerability issue from the Komfy Wifi Camera.

Vulnerability History: DLink’s camera is shown in the source material to reveal its Wifi password, allowing perpetrators to access your home wifi camera system without your permission. This opens up the potential to impact other products that reuse the vulnerable component, meaning unchecked access to your wifi camera.
Flaw in Wifi D-Link Camera
D-Link Camera Vulnerable to Hacking

 

Wifi Camera Experts that Give You the Facts to Make the Call

We’ve covered a handful of vulnerabilities here and there are many more that owners or would-be purchasers should be aware of.  You can see here for Exploit DB’s wifi camera vulnerabilities list for more information. Customers are always encouraged to do fact finding and though this article focuses on flaws, each camera system has their strengths as well, which are covered elsewhere by review and technology journals. This article is geared towards helping those may not be aware of the security vulnerabilities in products that are referred by top names like PC Mag. Call Jay360 to get no-strings-attached advice as to which manufacturers and products customers can rely on.

jay-360There are many more factors to consider when choosing and installing a security system. Jay 360 continues to help clients ensure their premise security, looking at all the different angles to provide you with peace of mind and comfort. You can rely on the knowledge and experience of Jay360 to provide you with the best home security solutions. We will recommend only the security products that meet your specific needs and budget.

Call on Jay360 to help you to choose and install the ideal security system to suit you and your needs, all at the very best value.

Alarm Force Complaints Around the Web

Posted by on Dec 12, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Alarm Force Complaints Around the Web

AlarmForce is a household name in residential and business security solutions.  Here you will find candid grievances from around the web on product, contract, and invoicing issues. Knowing the capabilities and performance of a security system is just one of the factors in choosing the right solution. Jay 360 helps you understand your home security needs and guides you in finding the right fit in value and cost.

Note: perspectives expressed are based on the views of external parties and do not reflect Jay360’s view unless noted. Be sure to get both sides of the story by reading below. Alarm Force has also been contacted for a statement. This article will be updated if such a statement is received.

Alarm Force Complaints: The 360 View

There are many AlarmForce complaints available online, but synthesizing the information remains the best way for the customer to get a balanced 360 view of the product. Jay360 offers the bottom line view on AlarmForce, helping you to make the right choice see here for a 360 review on Alarm Force.

alarm force complaints summary table

There are many reasons why customers may file a complaint against a security alarm provider, although these issues of product, contract, and invoicing can be avoided with the right security advisor. It is recommended that customers ensure they receive a contract template to review alongside a trusted home security system advisor.

Click  here to see a larger version of the summary table.

Here is the condensed version of hundreds of AlarmForce complaints filed by customers across the web. Ratings below were calculated when not available as indicated next to each score.

Complaint Board – Don’t Get Tripped up by Broken Monitoring and Collection Agencies

Alarm Force Complaints from Complaints Board

Key Issues Encountered:

  • Sybil1927: Customer received a call from a collections agency for $600 for not returning alarm equipment.
  • Argh1 wrote: “They cannot monitor if there is no phone line, and they don’t call you when the system cannot phone back to their monitoring center.”
  • mmathews wrote: “I was told to return the equipment, but the person told me not to worry about the single motion sensor that was mounted high up on a wall. I would later be sent a bill for $300.”

What We Learned:

  • Don’t get caught by the fine print: When canceling the service, read the fine print on the equipment. Ask the customer service rep to provide you with the details. Document who was speaking with you and when to ensure you are protected against fees.
  • Confirm that monitoring is active: Ensure that you have a phone line connection so that AlarmForce can monitor your premise. Call in to test the 2-way communication periodically in case of outage. Ensure that AlarmForce has an alternate contact to reach you in emergencies.

Rating (provided by Jay360): 6/10 based on 18 complaints

Source:
http://www.complaintboard.com/alarmforce-l2673.html

 

HomeStars.com Spotlights Issues with Products and Customer Service

homestars alarm force reviews

Key Issues Encountered:

  • A Private User from Alberta wrote: “I was bounced around from department to department to cancel/transfer services. In the end, I can’t even cancel this contract for services I no longer need without paying the ENTIRE balance of the remaining payments.
  • Sharna shares: Her home alarm had been set off and AlarmForce claimed that they didn’t subscribe to a service. The tension mounted as her home was suspected of being burglarized. Later Sharna’s husband realized that they had been subscribed and were misinformed by a service rep.
  • Kaz wrote:They installed a cheap plastic faulty alarm that would go off on its own and wake up our little one-year-old to the point that our little girl was afraid of the key pad.

What We Learned:

  • Avoid getting bounced: Give the company a shot at dealing with your issue or complaint but take to sites such as HomeStars.com to get a direct contact with an AlarmForce rep.
  • Know what you paid for: Review your service subscription and know your rights as a consumer. Keep companies accountable for the service that you paid for. Ensure you get an email confirmation or representative identification for each call so you have an audit trail of what was discussed.
  • Schedule a system test: Before hitting prime time with your security system, schedule and make time for a brief test. This can help iron out early installation issues.

 

Rating: 6.9/10 along with 6 responses to 24 complaints in the last 12 months as of September  28,2016

Source:
https://homestars.com/companies/2792128-alarmforce?sort_by=lowest_first&

 

Better Business Bureau Spotlights Billing and Product Issues with AlarmForce

bbb alarm force reviews

Key Issues Encountered:

  • Customer billing and collection issues: There were numerous issues with consumers looking to get equipment return charges waived after cancellation.
  • Watch out for contracts: Contract termination penalties could not be waived entirely. Some customers were offered 50% reduction on their remaining contract but didn’t settle.
  • Cat problems: Some AlarmForce customers had issues with getting their system configured so cats would not set it off.

What We Learned:

  • Don’t hold on to any equipment: Once you cancel the service make sure to mail back the equipment ASAP. Get mailing instructions from customer service and ensure you have the conversation documented in case anything goes wrong.
  • Know the Terms and Conditions to contract termination: Customers continue to face challenges when trying to get out of contracts they agreed to. For those who aren’t able to stomach long contracts with costly buyout options, look elsewhere or contact Jay360 for recommendations.
  • Get references from other pet owners: Connect with other customers of AlarmForce to get a sense of how their equipment and service performs in your area. As service is contingent on area get the first-hand scoop by taking to redflagdeals.com or contacting a trusted security advisor.

Rating (provided by Jay360): 5/10 based on 87 resolved complaints/106 complaints without settlements

Source:
http://www.bbb.org/kitchener/business-reviews/burglar-alarm-systems-dealers-monitoring-and-service/alarmforce-in-north-york-on-1150556/complaints

 

BestHomeSecurityCompanies.com

alarm force reviews by best home security

Key Issues Encountered:

  • GL Mathes writes: “I have to repurchase all the equipment that the tech took back with him. …It seems to me that this is false advertising where you buy the equipment and then the company demands to have it all back.”
  • Michelle Allen wrote: “We “inherited” the alarm contract in our home from AlarmForce. We have had the service for less than a month. I am so 100% disappointed in the service and the product.”
  • S. Palmer: “Fall detection system service malfunctions and has very poor range. Cannot go outside – customer service said to “open a window” each time I go outside. So ridiculous.”

What We Learned:

  • Hold onto equipment: When transferring residences be sure to contact your service provider to ensure equipment can be transferred to other properties. Purchasing equipment means you have ownership and companies should not be asking for the equipment to be returned.
  • Avoid inherited contracts: Talk with the seller of your properties to ensure that you aren’t inheriting unwanted contracts for services. Ensure you get the seller to cancel or make amendments to your agreement addressing these issues.
  • Get a trial period for features: Though contracts offer a number of predetermined services it may be possible to get a trial period for untested or maturing features like fall detection. If the service and feature fits, then sign on to a regular service.  Ask for trials or discounts to hedge the risk of new technologies.

Rating: 3/10 based on 34 complaints of 47 customer reviews

Source:
https://besthomesecuritycompanys.com/company/alarmforce/

 

A Quick Look at ALARMFORCE

AlarmForce logo

AlarmForce is a leader in  security for residential, commercial, condo, and senior care. They provide two-way emergency response systems and video surveillance.  AlarmForce takes full control of products, installation, and monitoring. AlarmForce designs and manufactures their products in-house, they do not use contract or 3rd party technicians, and they do not use 3rd party monitoring centres. AlarmForce offers products for both urban and rural customers provided a wired internet connection is available.

Sources:
https://www.alarmforce.com/about/
https://homestars.com/companies/2792128-alarmforce?sort_by=relevant
http://home-security-monitoring-review.toptenreviews.com/alarmforce-review.html

 

Get Help with your AlarmForce System or Upgrade to Our Trusted Security Solutions

In recent reviews, Alarm Force offers convenient security setup and reduced risk to hardware ownership. It is a trusted brand that sometimes has run into customer service and product challenges. Alarm Force is one of many products and monitoring service providers, yet looking at only one brand can limit your overall home or commercial property security. Protect your most important people and assets whether at home or at work with the help of Jay360. Jay 360 works with you to ensure we address each one of your security concerns and offer insights into angles you haven’t thought of before.

jay-360There are many more factors to consider when choosing and installing a security system. Jay 360 continues to help clients ensure their premise security, looking at all the different angles to provide you with peace of mind and comfort. You can rely on the knowledge and experience of Jay360 to provide you with the best home security solutions. We will recommend only the security products that meet your specific needs and budget.

Call on Jay360 to help you to choose and install the ideal security system suited to you and your needs, all at the very best value.

History’s 10 Greatest Security Fence Designs Tips

Posted by on Dec 2, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on History’s 10 Greatest Security Fence Designs Tips

This article features history’s 10 best examples of fence designs, wondrous walls, and imposing perimeters, constructed to meet security threats or simply to inspire.  Jay360 offers security solutions that stand the test of time and history, securing your family and workplace.  Contact us here to get time-tested craftsmanship.

History’s Legacy of Great Security Fence Designs

Throughout history empires and cities alike have needed a way to ensure the security and well-being of their communities and civic populace. Here are a focused sampling of the world’s greatest feats of security fence designs, or as you may find more appropriate: great walls amidst great cities.

Great Wall of Uruk
Great Wall of Uruk

Great Wall of Uruk

Built by the hero-king Gilgamesh, it stands as a testament to his heroic feats, located in modern day Iraq.
Security Fence Design Takeaway : The design of the fence builds upon the mountain barriers around the city, leveraging nature and engineering to complement one another. Security fences should take into account natural barriers and advantages as part of the design.


Date of Construction: 4500 years ago
Location: Iraq
Source: Walls of Uruk

Wall of Hadrian
Wall of Hadrian

Wall of Hadrian

Built by the Roman emperor Hadrian, it still stands today, serving as a defined perimeter of the reaches of the Roman empire.
Security Fence Design Takeaway : The design of the fence helped the Romans by managing of traffic into the empire and also protecting the frontiers from hostile incursions.


Date of Construction: Almost 2000 years ago
Location: Britain
Source: Hadrian's Wall Wikipedia Article

Wall of Jerusalem
Wall of Jerusalem

Wall of Jerusalem

The city of Jerusalem has been governed by many empires since its inception. Between the time the wall was built by the Jebusites and that of the Ottoman empire, the wall would be razed and rebuilt about half a dozen times, resulting in the Ottoman's Sultan Suleiman rebuilding it in its current form.
Security Fence Design Takeaway : As in Jerusalem's case upgrading or refurnishing existing security fence designs is often overlooked as we assume a build once mentality versus shaping the design as needs change.

Date of Construction: 478 years ago
Location: Isreal
Source: Wall of Jerusalem Wikipedia Article

Wall of Babylon
Wall of Babylon

Wall of Babylon

Originally built by the Babylonian empire and refurbished by Saddam Hussein, this wall was once one of the original wonders of world. Tall and imposing, it struck fear into invaders and inspired awe in sojourners.
Security Fence Design Takeaway : Height and depth create a formidable barrier between perpetrators of privacy or property vandalism.


Date of Construction: Over 2500 years ago
Location: Iraq
Source: 10 Famous Walls in the World

Diyarbakir's Walls
Diyarbakir's Walls

Diyarbakir's Walls

Established in antiquity, the Diyarbakir walls remain in the city today and continue to be a historic tourist attraction.
Security Fence Design Takeaway : The wall was originally made from black basalt rocks from a nearby volcano. Sourcing an effective and economical material is essential to security fence design and managing your fencing investment.

Date of Restoration: Over 2300 years ago
Location: Turkey
Source: 10 Famous Walls in the World

Great Wall of Japan
Great Wall of Japan

Great Wall of Japan

Since Japan's coast of Fukushima has been rocked by tsunamis and fallen into nuclear meltdown, the Japanese government is planning a 400 km wide seawall to guard against bad weather.
Security Fence Design Takeaway : Knowing the type of weather or seasons your property encounters can help you augment your security fence design.

Date of Planned Completion: 2 years (as of Dec 2016)
Location: Japan
Source: Great Wall of Japan

Walls of Troy
Walls of Troy

Walls of Troy

Having defended the city during a 10 year siege, the Trojan walls proved too formidable for the Hellenic allies during the Trojan War.
Security Fence Design Takeaway : Look for vulnerabilities in your security fence design and manage human error so as to avoid bringing home a Trojan horse.

Date of Construction: about 3300 years ago
Location: Turkey
Source: 10 Most Famous Walls in the World

Walls of Constantinople
Walls of Constantinople

Walls of Constantinople

The walls named after emperor Constantine, continued the construction of the city's impressive array of fortifications. The city would be one of the last bastions of Byzantine resistance against the Ottomans.
Security Fence Design Takeaway : The breach of Constantinople occurred not because of ineffective wall design, but vulnerabilities along the coast causing security detachments to be stretched thin. A security fence design should be a part of an overall security system strategy to be most effective.

Date of Construction: about 2400 years ago
Location: Turkey
Source: The Walls of Constantinople

Walls of Avila
Walls of Avila

Walls of Avila

One of the main attractions in the Spanish city of Avila, these walls feature illuminated guard tower quarters. The walls of Avila constitute the longest illuminated wall in the world.
Security Fence Design Takeaway : Pairing a sizeable barrier with guard lights helps deter potential perpetrators as part of your overall security system.

Date of Construction: about 3200 years ago
Location: Spain
Source: Walls of Avila

Great Wall of China
Great Wall of China

Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China or, literally, the 10,000 mile wall, was built to keep out northern invaders from China during the Qin dynasty and continued on in the Min era of rule.
Security Fence Design Takeaway : Perseverance is the key point here - having exceeded 10,000 miles in its final form, the Great Wall is an impressive feat of engineering and human willpower. Be vigilant in your fence design and construction or get someone who posseses these qualities to help you.

Date of Construction: over 2200 years ago
Location: China
Source: Wikipedia Great Wall of China

Security Fence Design and Installation fit for Royalty

Kings and emperors have commonly commissioned fine craftsmanship to secure their borders and communities. Jay Fencing offers clients the royal treatment in service, providing time-tested and aesthetically pleasing security fence designs.

jay-360You can rely on the knowledge and experience of Jay360 to provide you with the best home security solutions. We will recommend only the security products that meet your specific needs and budget.

Call on Jay360 to help you to plan the ideal enclosure to suit you and your needs, all at the very best value.

Security Fencing Protects Families and Workplaces

Posted by on Nov 27, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Security Fencing Protects Families and Workplaces

Get your family or workplace secure with security fencing by Jay360. If you are looking to improve the security of your home or office and looking for a company to install fencing or wanting to bolster your current driveway gate, give Jay360 a call. Learn about the top features that should be included in any security fence, when it may be time to renew your fence, and how you can manage secure access to your workplace. Following that the article looks at the signs  and wrinkles on your security fence that might indicate when its time to get a new security fence or whether maintenance work is required.

Why Security Fencing is a Must Have for Any Property

Security fencing is an essential component to any property, ensuring perpetrators think twice before attempting vandalism or crime. Having a fencing perimeter can help provide peace of mind for family members or employees so they can focus on what is important to you and to them. Here are just a few reasons why security fencing is a must:

  • Privacy for your home and workplace to focus on what matters most
  • Deter perpetrators of crimes like theft and vandalism
  • Ensure bylaw compliance for aging or sagging fences
  • Reduce the damage inflicted on your property by incoming vehicles
  • Prevent wildlife from distracting or harming individuals
  • Increase the value of the property
  • Manage the flow of people and traffic entering and leaving your premises

Now we cover two areas of focus with getting a new security fence and also things to look out for when you own one, but aren’t sure when to get a spruce up.

1) Great Features to Look for in a Security Fence

Here are some great features that can be used for home and workplace properties to help bolster the security and functionality of your fence and gate. The following list features actual projects installed by the Jay360 team.

Stop Forceful Entry with Reinforced Exterior

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Ensure Only the Right Individuals Get in with Access Panels

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Reduced Exposure with Automated Gate Lockdown

Entrenched Posts and Deep Foundations Provide Resilient Defense Against Tampering

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2) Signs that your Fence is No Longer Secure

Here are some ways to tell if your fence has passed its prime. If your fence is suffering from any of these drawbacks, call Jay360 for a security fence.

Cracks at the base Means Property is Exposed to Wild Life

security fencing issue damaged base

Cost to repair: Medium

Time to repair: Less than a day

Note: Cost and time figures are based on estimates. For more accurate projections, please contact your security fencing professional.

Sagging or Leaning Portions Reduces Security Profile

sagging security fence

Cost to repair: High

Time to repair: Multiple days

Note: Cost and time figures are based on estimates. For more accurate projections, please contact your security fencing professional.

Gaps within the Body of the Wall Exposes Property to Perpetrators of Crime

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Cost to repair: Medium

Time to repair: Less than a day

Note: Cost and time figures are based on estimates. For more accurate projections, please contact your security fencing professional.

Rusting of Steel or Metal Causes Weakening of Security Fence

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Cost to repair: Medium

Time to repair: Less than a day

Note: Cost and time figures are based on estimates. For more accurate projections, please contact your security fencing professional.

Don’t hesitate if you notice any of the above signs that your security fence may no longer be serving its duties because of age or wear and tear. Get your family and workplace protected today by closing the gap.

What Makes a Security Fence Great

  • Deep foundation for the posts of the fence increasing its resistance to collision
  • Room for barbed wire for those in jurisdictions or zoning areas that permit its use
  • Electric current running through the fence to detour climbing or vandalism
    (see applicable bylaws for eligibility)
  • Full or reinforced or galvanized steel wall composition for increased durability
  • Experienced installer to help you weed out any vulnerabilities

Get the Best Security Fencing Service and Materials with Jay360

jay-360There are many more factors to consider when choosing and installing a security fence. Jay 360 continues to help clients ensure their premise security, looking at all the different angles to provide you with peace of mind and comfort. You can rely on the knowledge and experience of Jay360 to provide you with the best home security solutions. We will recommend only the security products that meet your specific needs and budget.

Call on Jay360 to help you to choose and install the ideal security  system to suit you and your needs, all at the very best value.

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Residential Video Surveillance Laws Ontario

Posted by on Nov 18, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Residential Video Surveillance Laws Ontario

Surveillance cameras are a great way to help protect your property or workplace, but they can cause you to infringe upon government regulations. Get safe advice from the security professionals at Jay360 to help you make government-compliant security choices. In this article, we look at how to best protect home security systems owners from breaking the law along with tips to making the most of your security system legally. Residents can also use this page to understand their rights as a neighbour and what is excessive monitoring that can be reported for privacy violations.

Here is a video to get an overview of the Canadian security surveillance landscape and where it may be heading:

Why is it Important to know the Laws on Surveillance

Knowing the laws on surveillance can help you make the right security investments, reduce confrontation with others in the community, and also educate your privacy rights. In some jurisdictions, residents may be installing video surveillance for naught as it is illegal to use video recording devices for residents. The main reason to know the laws is to avoid conflicts with neighbours as though there have been few prosecutions in video surveillance, knowing the facts can help you address questions your neighbours may have. Court litigations can be costly and though some jurisdictions make it less apparent what is proper and improper use, having the most background will surely help a property owner looking to increase their security profile.  Collecting personal video or audio of another person without expressed consent is prohibited.

Source:
http://www.mpcam.com/content/canadian-laws-use-video-surveillance-systems

What does the Government say about Surveillance Camera Laws

Technology evolves very quickly, often times leaving in its dust the regulatory authorities and governance groups tackling the many ramifications of changes. Canadian lawmakers will continue to debate and alter policies to meet the needs of residents, but here is what we know so far about the law today.

  • Video Surveillance used for Criminal Prosecutions – recent video surveillance footage can be used in legal proceedings for witnesses or victims who were under 18 years at the time of offense  (source).
  • Evidence from victim or witnesses who has a disability – video recording which are recent can also be used for these types of legal proceedings (source).
  • Cameras are to be pointed at owner’s property – certain bylaws like the one in Hamilton, Ontario, specify this requirement for the sake of neighbour’s privacy (source).
  • London prohibits use of surveillance cameras – the city of London, Ontario, does not allow for the use of excessive enforcement like video cameras (source).
  • Guidelines for surveillance cameras in the private sector (source).

Our next section looks at tips on how to keep the neighbourhood peace as you protect your property with video surveillance.

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Things to Consider Doing to Ensure Everyone’s Privacy is Protected

In a shared community environment, the privacy of all residents should be considered as part of a security system installation. Here are some quick tips on how to deploy your surveillance system in your community with the right engagement while minimizing complaints:

  • Think community safety  – starting a discussion on community safety may help other neighbours create consensus on video monitoring. A system is better than a silo, meaning if your neighbours also want to help by using their own system this can offer better coverage than one home’s video cameras could provide.
  • Ensure comfort with surrounding neighbours – having an honest conversation with your neighbours can help you discuss their comfort level with you adding a security camera to your property. You may even gain an extra pair of eyes to help you watch your property!
  • Using dummy security cameras – one-way residents are staying on the right side of the law is by using dummy cameras. Though this is not recommended by the team, clients are given all the options to make an informed decision.
  • Demonstrate no harm intent  document your installation and practices to provide city officials evidence that you weren’t out to infringe on people’s properties. This can include logs, periodic checks that camera positioning is away from other properties, and consultations with neighbours.
  • Offer footage to neighbours  some perpetrators of crime may use adjacent properties to enter a victim’s residence. Offer up this footage to try and help your neighbours so that they know you have a vested interest in the community and their well-being.
  • Addressing your privacy concerns – if you feel a neighbour may be infringing on your home privacy, be sure to discuss with the owner of the video camera, as this may be a quicker resolution than filing a complaint with your local city.
  • Contact your local city or bylaw advisors – ensure you are on the right side of the law, this shows care and due diligence on your part so you can’t be faulted.  Check for contact information in general inquiries and complaint filing sections.

 

Jay360: the Fastest, Easiest Way to Install Bylaw-Compliant Security systems

jay-360Jay 360 looks at helping you position your security system not only for an optimized security profile, but also for bylaw compliance. Ensure you have the right tools for the job and when safeguarding your premise with the right security advisor for peace of mind and privacy. You can rely on the knowledge and experience of Jay 360 to provide you with the best home security solutions. Digital or analog, we have you covered. We will recommend only the security products that meet your specific needs and budget.

Call on Jay360 to help you to plan the ideal security camera system to suit you and your needs, all at the very best value.

The Ultimate Guide to Surveillance Cameras – Overview

Posted by on Oct 28, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The ultimate surveillance camera guide helps readers choose and install the best security solution for their property. Contact us at Jay 360 for help in choosing the right security camera model for your home or business. The article below features highlights from each of the 6 chapters of the guide and helps readers quickly get up to speed on the most crucial aspects of a camera and considerations for managing cost and installation.

Ultimate Guide to Surveillance Cameras:

For each chapter we feature the key takeaway and related videos.

Chapter 1 – Overview of Major Manufacturers

Key Takeaway: IPS and NetGear were some of the top competitors based on the sampling done by various syndicated reviewers. Cameras were rated on:

  • Wireless connectivity capability
  • HD video quality
  • Weather durability
  • Motion detection capability
  • Pan tilt zoom feature
  • Day and night use capability
  • Amazon product rating

D-Link, Lorex, IPS, Swann, and NetGear were the major manufacturers were covered in the article.

Learn more about these brands: Chapter 1 – Overview major manufacturers of surveillance cameras

Chapter 2 – How to Choose the Best Camera for Your Project

Key Takeaway: Buyers of security cameras must determine the model most suited to their application.  Some things to consider in making this decision include:

  • Proactive Owner Management
  • Hidden versus visible camera
  • Placement and lighting
  • Choosing the right features
  • Choosing the right manufacturer

The article provides guidance on how these considerations should influence a potential security camera purchaser, offering insights and best practices to help guide the decision. If you aren’t sure where to start, contact Jay360 today and the team will support you each step of the way.

Prepare yourself to ask the right questions for each area of consideration by reading the full article: Chapter 2 – How to choose the best security camera model for your project

Chapter 3 – Analog  vs. Digital Cameras

Key Takeaway: Analog is your best for short-term and lower initial investment while digital will give you better quality and lower total cost of ownership. Digital and analog differ from one another in the following ways:

  • Total cost of ownership
  • Video analytics
  • Flexibility / scalability
  • Privacy
  • Ease of installation

The article provides the facts and information for you to choose whether analog or digital is a better fit for your security requirements. Readers will find that the post also features customer-favourite models for each category, making the decision more clear and concrete.

Get more information on analog versus digital cameras here: Chapter 3 – What is the best analog surveillance cameras vs digital surveillance cameras

Chapter 4 – Where to Position Security Camera

Key Takeaway: Security camera placement will differ for residential or business applications. Positioning the camera in the right way will maximize the utility and effectiveness of your camera, and will also make the difference in positively identifying a culprit.

The article covers top tips on getting the best positioning and perspective from the camera along with identifying optimal locations for camera placement in businesses and homes. Read the full article here: Chapter 4 – Where to place surveillance cameras for the most security.

Chapter 5 – The Different Types of Security Cameras

Key Takeaway: Each camera type has strengths and weaknesses. Chapter 5 lays these out for each security camera type to empower readers to choose the right camera for their needs.

This installment focuses on the main camera types that are available and when to use each, along with ratings on placement versatility and cost. Camera types include digital, wireless, dome,  pan-tilt-zoom, bullet, and box camera. Know when to use each type of camera by reading the full article here: Chapter 5- The different types of security cameras.

Chapter 6 – How Much do Surveillance Cameras Cost

Key Takeaway: The main analysis in the article details how digital cameras can save clients between 11%-15% the cost of analog. Though the analog cameras are more economical in the short term, the costs of operating digital cameras continue to decrease following the initial higher purchase price.

Chapter 6  covers trends in the cost profile of security cameras coupled with an  analysis/case study on the total cost of ownership for analog and digital cameras. The article also features highly vetted security cameras from Amazon. Manage the cost of your security system project by reading: Chapter 6 – How much do surveillance cameras cost?

Finding the Right Surveillance Cameras

Finding the right surveillance cameras to safeguard your home or workplace can be haphazard or informed  depending on the approach you take. Reading through this ultimate guide provides you with a baseline knowledge of making a better of choice, but having a security expert to help you understand all the ways intrusions and vandalism occurs will help protect your property now and in the future. Readers are to be aware that in general digital cameras offer better total cost of ownership meaning: in the long-run it will be cheaper for you even though you may end up spending more. Security system purchasers are also encouraged to understand the features and the vulnerabilities of their security system. No security system is truly fool-proof but with the right help you can limit the risk and damages incurred offering the most robust security solution for your needs.

Jay360 Goes Above and Beyond Helping Clients Install Cameras

jay-360The security professionals at Jay360 help clients choose the right security solution to safeguard their property. From finding the right models to positioning for maximum coverage, the team helps client secure what is most valuable to them. Jay360 has experience helping countless customers in installing and improving their property and business security. Jay360’s team of experts helps you manage the cost by delivering high-quality solutions and remaining available for consultation and inquiries long after the project is complete.

Call on Jay360 to help you to plan the ideal security camera system to suit you and your needs, all at the very best value.

Sources:

http://www.axis.com/files/whitepaper/wp_cost_comparison_41264_en_1012_lo.pdf
http://www.fixr.com/costs/install-video-surveillance-cameras

How Much do Surveillance Cameras Cost? – The ultimate guide to surveillance cameras: Chapter 6

Posted by on Oct 17, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

This article helps readers understand the key considerations for choosing between a digital and analog surveillance camera. Contact us at Jay 360 for help in choosing the right security camera model to help secure your home or business. Though digital wins out in terms of features and total cost of ownership, analog is still a contender when considering its lower initial costs which make them accessible for homes and businesses. This article is geared to the context of residences and small businesses.

Enjoy this video highlighting the best value cameras that are under $200:

Digital Camera Cost Trends and Key Components

In this study comparing the relative costs of cameras from 2010-2014, it was found that costs have been declining at about 5% per year for over a hundred digital cameras, including:

Consumers should feel confident that as technology innovations continue, cost savings will allow companies to offer more competitive and cost-effective solutions.

The key components of cost (adjusted from USD at &1 USD /$0.7CDN) for a surveillance system are:

  • Digital Cameras (estimated at 2): $650
  • Digital video storage equipment: $240
  • Installation costs for approximately 4 hours: contact us 

Based on these projections a surveillance system will cost about $890 for a basic setup along with labour costs typically requiring four hours of work for an experienced service provider. The main driver for costs is the camera model, which is reported to be in the range of $130-$1357. The next cost analysis surveyed will be the difference between the main branches of digital versus analog cameras.

surveillance cameras cost comparisonCost Comparisons: IP Cameras will Cost you 11%-16% Less Long Term

Aside from the bells and whistles of the major types of surveillance cameras, understanding the total cost of ownership is important in assessing the financial investment required. In a white paper provided by Axis, total ownership is defined as hard (i.e. initial purchase of equipment, setup costs, one-time costs, etc.) and soft costs (i.e. maintenance, repairs, etc.). A cost analysis was conducted based on setups of 14, 25, and 40 cameras of both digital and analog setups. Below are the comparative cost savings, which favour the IP cameras as far as the total cost of ownership. The cost savings metrics below are relative to each tier of the benchmark, so when comparing the ownership of 14 digital cameras and 14 analog cameras the savings are 11% with digital.

  • 14 Cameras: 11% savings
  • 25 Cameras: 13% savings
  • 40 Cameras: 16% savings

For details on the analysis conducted along with the cost savings for each variety of camera deployment and maintenance, see here.  For those who are more concerned with upfront costs, analog cameras are clearly the better choice.

Cost of the Top Security Camera Modelssurveillance cameras hidden versus visible

Here is a list of the actual cost of security cameras that have been consumer tested. Each of these cameras boasts at least 100 amazon reviews (combined US and Canadian) to ensure consensus and quality.

Home Surveillance

These cameras are ideal and offer consumer-proven service in a home surveillance setting. They offer feature-rich and cost-effective solutions for your home security monitoring.

Arlo Smart Home

ARLO security camera

  • Reviews:4000+
  • Ratings:4/5
  • Cost:$379.83
  • Number of cameras:2
  • Notables: HD definition video and convenient monitoring using their free App

Canary All-in-One Home Security

Canary security camera

  • Reviews:1000+
  • Ratings:4/5
  • Cost:$269.99
  • Number of cameras:1
  • Notables: Intelligent notifications offer you peace of mind as irregular activity notification can be sent to your mobile device or computer

Small Business Surveillance

The following list of surveillance equipment have been tested  in small business environments. They offer feature-rich and cost-effective solutions for organizational security needs.

Amcrest 960H

Armcrest security camera

  • Reviews:1000+
  • Ratings:4.5/5
  • Cost:$324.99
  • Number of cameras:4
  • Notables: Offers on-board storage of 500GB and backup for later review

ZOSI 960H DVR

ZOSI security camera

  • Reviews:600+
  • Ratings:4/5
  • Cost:$230.99
  • Number of cameras:4
  • Notables: Live stream video to a computer and intelligent monitoring of activity

Jay360 Goes Above and Beyond to Help Clients Manage Costs

jay-360Cost is directly tied to the quality of installation, meaning the difference between an effective or defective security solution. Jay360 has experience helping countless customers in installing and improving their property and business security. Jay360’s team of experts helps you manage the cost by delivering quality solutions that are worth every dollar.

Call on Jay360 to help you to plan the ideal security camera system to suit you and your needs, all at the very best value.

Read more from the Ultimate Guide to Surveillance Cameras:

This series helps you choose and set up the best camera system for your next surveillance project by offering insights and direction to those wishing to secure their home and small business premises.

Sources:

http://www.axis.com/files/whitepaper/wp_cost_comparison_41264_en_1012_lo.pdf
http://www.fixr.com/costs/install-video-surveillance-cameras

Where to place surveillance cameras for the most security : The ultimate guide to surveillance cameras – Chapter 4

Posted by on Sep 19, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Chapter 4 of the Ultimate Surveillance Camera guide focuses on the where and how of positioning surveillance cameras to get the largest and clearest viewing range for your home security system. Contact us at Jay 360 for help in choosing the right security camera model for your home or business. The ultimate guide to cameras helps jump start the understanding of features to look out for in buying a security camera for work and home premises. The guide also helps ensures readers get a firm grasp on how to set up and make the most of their security system.

To start things off here is a video on tips for camera placement:

Top Tips for Security Camera Placement

Here are some basics for premise security camera placement. Having an understanding or, in some cases, a position on these key considerations can help you get the most value from your security investment.

  • Hidden camera placement for monitoring reducing the visibility of your camera can help you monitor an area without being intrusive. Placement in a corner with limited lighting or within a tree overlooking your property can accomplish this.
  • Purposeful positioning for vandalism deterrence having a security camera in plain view (i.e. on top of an entrance door) reduces the likelihood of property damage.
  • Think through each point of entry (constructed or unintentional) – knowing which areas, such as entrances or backdoors, that you want to monitor is important in helping you position your camera. Knowing also where people can forcibly enter (i.e. windows) may lead you to position a camera to watch over these areas as well.
  • Ensure position allows for optimal network connectivity – for digital cameras that feed videos over LAN, test the connectivity and live feed of your camera. Having timely information is important, so make sure your camera is within the Wi-Fi network and performs under peak periods, delivering quality footage.
  • Adjust the placement based on simulations – law enforcement professional shared that security cameras are often placed too high to get a sweeping view and fail to get an optimal angle at the perpetrator’s face which is often concealed by a hood.
  • Get the advice of a qualified professional – a qualified professional who has worked on numerous home and workplace premises can help you get an eagle-eye view of your security vulnerabilities without you missing the target or wasting time and money.

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Areas on Premise to Consider Placing a Camera

Here are some the most common high traffic or risk prone areas for homes and businesses to consider setting up a surveillance system. This will help safeguard the individuals and assets located within your premises.

These areas in the home are of particular interest to monitor and review to ensure nothing out of the ordinary is happening, or to identify any trespassers that may be infringing on your home’s privacy.

  • Garage area – since this is typically where a number of high-value assets like vehicles and mechanical tools are kept, having your security system monitor this area is crucial.
  • Street-facing windows – Safe Sound Family suggests monitoring windows or access ways that are directly adjacent to the street since this is where most foot traffic will come from.
  • Basement windows  there may be windows that expose the basement to intruders that can use it to access the rest of your home. Placing cameras here will provide an additional layer of security.
  • Backyard / side gate covering the pathways leading to your home is important. This article details how ensuring your camera is visible helps deter would-be intruders.

camera-placement-guide-1For businesses considering augmenting their security measures, particularly against identity theft or vandalism, here are some helpful spots for your cameras:

  • Supply room since this is home to a number of assets and is a shared environment, having monitoring capabilities here can help manage workplace supply usage and prevent vandalism or theft.
  • Company vehicles the addition of dash cams can help ensure the safety of your employees but also safeguard valuable company information that may be traveling with them.
  • Records and filing room  information becomes a costly liability if inappropriately released. Organizations should consider monitoring the entrances of archival or record keeping areas of the office.
  • Areas where significant volumes of cash are handled ensure that transition points for financial resources are monitored, particularly with coverage at the cash register and money pick-up or entry points into and out of the office.

Use Camera Placement Simulators

Here are some great tools to help you plan for your upcoming security system project.  Try these out to get a quick feel for what is required and the distance at which you should be placing your cameras to meet your requirements.

surveillance camerasPelco – Field of View Calculator Tool

This simple application helps you plan according to key parameters in surveillance monitoring. This tool can help security technicians plan for the right dimensions, image size, and lens. The tool also offers a quick visual for field-of-view and the possible objects and people that can be recorded with an arrangement.

 

 

surveillance camera range simulatorIPVM – Fully Featured Outdoor Camera Placement Tool

This robust application lets you simulate how a camera could help you monitor by visualizing its field-of-vision. What makes this application even more effective is that it lets you choose actual surveillance cameras to help you see what the image quality will be like. The only limitation is that only outdoor simulation can be done, so those looking to secure their premises within must look elsewhere.

surveillance cameras floor plannerFloor  Planner – Helps you Visualize and Place Security Cameras

If you are looking for a quick example of what a floor plan could look like with security cameras, see here. Floor Planner offers a quick and easy way to visualize your camera placements. Though the free trial version only allows you to create the plan, it is possible to take a screenshot to ensure you have a reference when reviewing your project.

Jay 360 Is the Quickest and Most Effective Way to Secure Your Premise

jay-360There are many more factors to consider when designing and installing a surveillance system. Jay 360 looks at not only helping you position your security system for effectiveness but also help you get the whole picture when it comes to making the right choice of products. Ensure you have the right tool for the job and when safeguarding your premise the right security advisor for the right peace of mind and privacy. You can rely on the knowledge and experience of Jay 360 to provide you with the best home security solutions. Digital or analog, we have you covered. We will recommend only the security products that meet your specific needs and budget.

Call on Jay360 to help you to plan the ideal security camera system to suit you and your needs, all at the very best value.

Read more from the Ultimate Guide to Surveillance Cameras

This series helps you choose and setup the best camera system for your next surveillance project: offering insights and direction to those wishing to secure their home and small business premises.

Sources:
http://www.cableorganizer.com/articles/ip-cameras-vs-analog-cameras.html

http://www.axis.com/files/whitepaper/wp_cost_comparison_41264_en_1012_lo.pdf