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best device for handheld security camera viewing

I have seen many differnt options for getting a security camera signal to show up on a wireless motion device. But today I wonder that is the best one to consider for the most practical use? I have seen everything from tablet pcs being used for watching home security cams, to miniature 3″ lcd screens made for spytech type application. I have yet to see any programs that allow a palm handheld device or windows mobile device, but certainly there are some out there. Does anyone have any expereince with using palm sized devices (other than dedicated, single purpose devices like baby monitors).

I sometimes think that a baby monitor styles device may be most practical, if only for the cost. It may be most practical to have a small security cam viewing device in every room in the house, so having just one expensive unit that can show the video may actually be outwieghed by the convenience (and subsequent more use) of a cheaper, more readily available device.

What do you think?


motion lights - security

I love having motion lights for security. I have recently replaced my motion light, and forgot how useful it was, both as a nice way to light up the steps and car, but also for extra security. It certainly makes me feel safer.  I have been considering one of those x10 home cam systems that work inside a motion detector light. I would love to hear some feedback from other people on how well they work, or if I should choose another model.


Adult Age Verification

Many of my projects are centered around selling adults products and alot of websites mainly adult stores require some sort of age verification and some require backround checks before you can become a member or buy products from them, the question I have is does it really work? If someone young enough wanted to just click to enter a store what can be done to really indentify that the person is really of age or even who they say? To me it seems silly to have to put a page up asking a user if they are old enough to me this is the responsibilty of the computer owner not the site owner but was wondering what everyone else on the web thought about this issue and if anyone had any ideas on how to better verify a users age or identity.

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Hitachi Develops RFID Powder

Hitachi Develops RFID Powder 

The electronics conglomerate recently showed a prototype of an RFID chip measuring a .05 millimeters square and 5 microns thick, about the size of a grain of sand. They expect to have ‘em on the market in two or three years.

The chips are packed with 128 bits of static memory, enough to hold a 38-digit ID number.

The size make the new chips ideal for embedding in paper, where they could verify the legitimacy of currency.. Read the entire story on Wireds Gadget Labs Blog one of my favorite blogs of the many they offer to read. My idea is they could be put on clothes and used to track your kids.


future security now - microdots for car parts, laptops and more

I came across an enticing story on Digg today that talks about some of the things that may be in use in the future to provide additional security. First thing I did was peruse the comments where people were dogging the use of software as a security device, of course I consider software a tool that may add to security if used properly, but I would never depend on computers alone for anything as important as kids.

So I expected the article to talk only about some new computer cam surveilance software, which I am always interested in seeing who is developing for what reasons, and then consider the improper ways things like this could be used. Well the software they were talking about looks pretty cool, and it’s estimated date of arrival being 2012 makes me just put it on the backburner. I would expect this technology to be used in casinos before anywhere else. Most school systems do not have big security or technlogy budgets to even consuder rolling out a new technology like this for some time, even if it is readily available in 2012 I wouldn’t expect to see this in any school yards until my kids graduate and have kids in school one day.

In one part of the article, page two, they discussed what I find as a very interesting development in micro identifying dots that can be laser etched onto cars and car parts, helping to identify stolen cars. The most important part of this article to me is the ability to use this cool security technology to micro identify a laptop, notebook or ipod. There may need to be a more visible indicator with a reward if turned it kind of a thing to make this service as effective as I would like it to be.

The fact that this company has a home version that you can apply yourself makes this a very cool future secuity product that is available today, and I hope it will have a wider adaptaption and more awareness about finding original owners of laptops, ipods and the like. very cool.

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