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Business Security & Alarm Monitoring:

Important Facts about Infrared Security Cameras

Important Facts about Infrared Security Cameras

Are you searching for a way to better protect your business? While you likely know that security cameras are an essential element of any security camera, you may not be aware of how beneficial infrared cameras can be.

It’s a good idea to learn more about these cameras and how they work, before choosing a video surveillance option for your business.

How Does Infrared Imaging Technology Work?

Infrared cameras use something called thermal imaging technology. This allows the cameras to detect heat radiating off of an object. The average temperature of a person is around 100 degrees Fahrenheit, which means the cameras are able to detect and track any activity in or around their position.

It’s important to remember, the image shown by this camera display isn’t going to look like a typical picture. It will be a clear green-light photo or a black-and-white photo.

Can Infrared Cameras Work During the Day?

It’s important to understand that an infrared camera is not the same thing as the more traditional, day/night camera. With day/night cameras, there has to be plenty of light close to an object or person for it to be seen. However, an infrared camera is able to detect and then display images in clear detail, even when minimal light is present.

Infrared cameras are uniquely designed to provide images in full light and complete darkness, making them a much more reliable source of protection that day/night cameras.

How Far Can an Infrared Camera Reach?

The reach of your infrared camera is dependent on the number of infrared lights that it has. Lux is how infrared camera power is measured. If you want your camera to display a clear image during total darkness, then purchasing one with a 0.0 lux is necessary.

There should also be a large number of infrared lights near the lens. The more lights there are, the greater the camera’s sight distance will be.

Are Infrared Cameras Right for Your Business?

As you can see, there are several benefits offered by infrared cameras; however, you have to decide if they are right for your business. Be sure to review the information here once more to know for sure.

Residential Security:

Security Tips to Help Reduce the Cost of Your Homeowner’s Insurance

Security Tips to Help Reduce the Cost of Your Homeowner’s Insurance

Each year there are millions of property crimes in the U.S. As a result, it’s natural to want to implement as many security measures as possible for your home.

While securing your home and property is important for your peace of mind, it may also help you save money. How? Keep reading to learn what security updates can help you save money on your homeowner’s insurance.

Adding a Deadbolt to Exterior Doors

One of the easiest and most effective ways for you to secure your home is by installing a deadbolt to the main, exterior doorways.  In most cases, you can find kits at the local hardware store to do this for just $12.

Once you have the deadbolt, be sure you use it – regardless of if you are at home or not. Taking the few extra seconds to lock up your home is worth the peace of mind, and it may also help you save five percent on your home insurance costs.

Install a Hardwired Fire Alarm

According to NFPA, up to 97 percent of homes have at least one fire alarm installed. However, the problem is, many homeowners don’t test these alarms on a regular basis.

As a result, it’s smart to implement a hardwired alarm. It has been discovered that these hardwired smoke detectors operate properly about 94 percent of the time, while battery powered units only operate properly 80 percent of the time. Once you have this installed, let your insurance company know. It may help you qualify for yet another discount.

Protect Your Home – Save Money

If you put time and money into protecting your home, you can actually save money. Be sure to let your homeowner’s insurance carrier know of the updates so they can adjust your policy accordingly.

Tech Corner

Getting to Know the Different Options for Biometrics Access Control

Getting to Know the Different Options for Biometrics Access Control

It’s imperative for a business owner to ensure their buildings and facilities are well-protected against any unwanted or unwelcome individuals. This is not only important for your bottom line, but also for your property and employees.

Choosing the right security solutions can go a long way in making sure this is possible. One of the latest innovations in the realm of building security is biometrics technologies. Learn more about these and why they are such a smart investment here.

Fingerprint Scanning

One of the first ways that biometrics was used was to help with criminal investigations. Fingerprints are something that have been used since the latter part of the 1800s to find criminals. Today, fingerprint and thumbprint technologies are a key element of many security systems.

Vascular Biometrics

For any area where security is not an option, then vascular biometrics can offer an additional layer of protection beyond what’s offered by fingerprint scanning. It’s these systems that utilize near-infrared light for scanning the pattern of the veins in a person’s fingers. This offers a positive confirmation of identity to provide access and to track a specific person’s movements within the facility.

Facial Recognition

This software has been around since 1964. Today, the technology can work along with camera systems to provide a clear record of guest and employee activities in a facility. Even very minor differences in a person’s identity are able to be identified by a facial recognition scanner.

As you can see, there are quite a few options when it comes to biometric access control, and this isn’t even a complete list. You can also opt for iris scanning ad voice authentication to add further levels of protection to a building or business.

Health Tip:

The Many Health Benefits of the Keto Diet

For decades, there has been an ongoing debate around low-card diets. There are some who make the claim that this type of diet is going to increase your cholesterol levels, while causing heart disease due to the high fat content.

However, in the majority of scientific studies, low-carb diets have proven their benefits. Keep reading to learn more about the many health benefits of the Ketogenic diet and why it may be something worth trying.

Natural Appetite Reduction

Most would agree, the worst part of going on any diet is being hungry. It’s one of the many reasons that people feel so miserable and ultimately give up.

However, when a low-carb diet is followed, it is going to curb your appetite naturally.

Studies have consistently proven that when you reduce carb intake and eat more (good) fat and protein, you end up eating much fewer calories.

Increased Weight Loss

When you cut carbs, you are also making weight loss easier. Studies have shown those following the keto diet are able to lose more weight in a faster period of time than those following a low-fat diet.

This is the situation because a low carb diet helps to eliminate excess water from your body, reduce insulin levels, and cause rapid weight loss in the first few weeks.

Reduced Triglyceride Levels

Triglycerides are a type of fat molecule that circulate throughout your bloodstream. High fasting triglycerides are a risk factor for heart disease. A main driver of an elevated level of triglycerides in people who are sedentary is the consumption of carbs – especially fructose. When you follow a low-carb diet, like keto, you are reducing your blood triglycerides significantly.

If you have never thought about going on a low carb diet, then give it a try. The health benefits it offers are well-worth it.

Gossip Alert:

Famous People who Died in a Unique and Shocking Manner

Famous people – actors, singers, even political figures – are under scrutiny their entire lives. People track their every move from what they eat for breakfast to who they are dating and more. However, when these people pass, it’s often a shock – especially when it happens in an unusual manner.

Here you can read about a few celebrities who had rather an unusual demise.

Elvis Presley

“The King,” as he was called, actually passed away in his bathroom because of clogged intestines. Apparently, Elvis had an undiscovered and painful bowel condition.

Divya Bharti

Most famous for her role in the film “Deewana,” this Indian actress fell out of the window from her fifth story apartment. She later passed in a local hospital. The actual cause of the death as “accidental,” but there are some who still believe she committed suicide.

John Denver

Ironically, the man who sang “Leaving On a Jet Plane,” actually died on a jet plane. He crashed in 1997 and due to the severe disfigurement of his head, authorities had to use his fingerprints to determine it was the singer.