Need to record an event in low light or night time? Want to make sure your bedroom stays private while you are away? Then consider the night vision clock hidden camera. A short range hidden night vision feature allows this table clock spy camera to not only tell time, but also record audio and video even when the lights are turned off. The functional clock nanny camera features HD video quality and records onto a microSD card. Simple set up and user friendly steps make this spy camera easy to use even for those that struggle with basic computer tasks. You will be impressed with how simple it is to operate and yet, how much you can do with it!
A super wide 140 degree camera coverage offers large room coverage with a single camera. Record with motion activation to avoid wasted recording space, since it supports up to 64GB cards, you will be able to record audio and video files for many hours at a time! You can also take pictures or record only audio using the included remote control. Connect the night vision clock hidden camera to your computer and you also have a web camera for chatting in Skype, face time and more.
This spy hidden camera uses a MicroSD card (sold separately) and easily connects to your computer for download. If your computer doesn't have a built-in card reader just add a card reader to access the contents of your memory card. Plug it to your computer to access more advance settings and you can explore additional functionality such as cycle recording and more. (Cycle recording means that it keeps recording indefinitely by replacing oldest files with new ones when the memory has been completely used). Place the nanny camera on any table, shelf, desk or find that spot in your home or business that looks like was meant just for it.
The modern design will be sure to fit just right and will not raise any unwanted attention. Recordings are saved in universal formats so sharing your recorded files is easy and does not require special software or players. Operate on battery or plugin for longer recording times.
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Your locks utilize latches or bolts to engage your door frame and secure your doors. They come in several varieties depending on the type of installation or manufacture however, there are a few standards which making their identification pretty easy.
Standard Face Plate - This face plate is recessed into the edge of the door. This type of face plate is either square or has rounded edges. A manufactures name can be seen on the plate, if there is no name then in most cases it is a generic import. every bolt should provide a minimum of 1" "throw" or projection to provide adequate security.
Drive In - the drive in bolt performs the same as the standard face plate bolt, however it does not require and mortise cut out or chiseling into your door. A standard bolt can be used in place of the drive in with minor alteration to the door however, a drive in bolt is cannot typically be used in place of the standard bolt unless it is designed to accommodate twist on face plates as shown in the example below.
Latches - A latch is similar in first appearance to the bolts however, the latch has a beveled shape. Latches automatically "latch" a door when closed, a bolt must be turned manually. Latches also come as drive-ins like the bolts above.
What is a Deadlatch? - The protrusion shown in the illustration below identify the latch as having an auxiliary feature which prevents the latch from retracting under pressure when in the projected position and properly engaged with the strike plate on the door frame. This feature is used on key operated locks and prevents bypassing or shimming with credit cards or a similar material or tool. Latches without this feature should not be used for security areas where key operated locks are required. Passage locks, closets and bathrooms typically utilize latches without the deadlatch feature.
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The backset is the distance from the edge of the door to the center of the 2-1/8" bore hole. In the U.S. there are two common backsets for residential and commerical locks, 2-3/8" and 2-3/4". Another way to understand the measurement of the backset is to measure from the edge of a door to the center of the locks keyway. The image seen below is a standard hole preparation for deadbolts and knob/lever locks.
You can also identify your backset by measuring you deadbolt or latch.
Below is examples of a mortise lock. The backset is also measured from the edge of the door or the locks faceplate to the center of the locks mortise cylinder hole or keyway. The mortise lock has additional dimension which are critical for proper identification and replacement and should be included in your identification process.
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DNA TRACE & IDENTIFICATION -
If only George Zimmerman had a canister of StranDNA, Trayvon Martin might still be alive today? Maybe this incident will get more law enforcement, prosecutors and even community and neighborhood watch groups to get their hands on this innovative forensic trace technology. StranDNA and other forensic trace marking products come in hand held canisters for use by law enforcement and security professionals. StranDNA have also developed an anti-home invasion product called Chain Reaction DNA™ which is installed at entry points around your home. If the community where Zimmerman lived had been experiencing break-ins, burglary or home invasions, then they could have been easily stopped or substantially reduced this percentage with the deployment of these devices.
There are billions of forensic codes in the StranDNA brand and NO two canisters are ever the same. Had Zimmerman utilized a forensic trace marker that has a unique DNA strand in it, he would have simply deployed a mist so fine that it would be undetectable without the use of a 390 nm UV lamp. Use of the hand held canister or the residential Chain Reaction DNA is non-lethal. You don't even need to be near the target, all you do is toss it near someone or pass by them with it as it sprays. You don't have to challenge anyone, and you won't get punched in the nose! They will never know they are being marked! Once the canister is deployed it will continue to spray, so anything that is near will be marked!
Ultra violet marking has been proven to reduce crime. StranDNA United Kingdom, the innovators of Chain Reaction DNA an Advanced Intruder Deterrent have brought to the United States a new and innovative approach that is having an impact on the growing trend of forced home invasions and increased burglaries, and now another company from the United Kingdom called SmartWater™ is also being proven to reduce crime in where else but........FLORIDA!
Chain Reaction DNA is the ultimate deterrent designed to combat crimes such as Home Invasion, Forced Entry and Aggravated Burglary but at the same time if activated it assists Law Enforcement in the identification of the perpetrators of these crimes using the latest in forensic trace technology, StranDNA want the threat of being forensically linked to a crime scene to deter the offence from being committed in the first instance
Maybe if a community or neighborhood watch finds someone suspicious in the future, they may just want to use StranDNA “Offender I.D”, and then call the police and let them do their part. It won't be hard to find the person of interest and when you look at the huge cost of investigation, prosecution and convictions.....this will save a lot of money for municipalities because it is indisputable and definitive legal proof that the suspect or suspects were involved, or near the person of interest and at least…..they will still be alive.
Got a riot? Toss a can! Police stations are installing UV Suites in their stations and are starting to carry a simple UV flashlight. Police routinely use UV light to detect, identify and return stolen property that has been marked with UV based property marking technology also for the identification of UV based GREASES & GELS for the identification of criminals involved in metal theft. Valuables can be discretely marked with this type of technology and are invisible to the naked eye and is only revealed when illuminated with UV light. Jewelry stores, convenience stores, retail establishments and even automobiles are also deploying disbursement systems so the bad guys better watch out. If you pull a stunt inside of these places your going to find yourself sticking out like a sore thumb.....this is not a joke.
Chain Reaction DNA canisters for law enforcement and other security groups are sold separately. To learn how to get yours contact StranDNA USA
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Door Devil Employs Special Needs & Handicapped Workers - Consumer Home Security & Safety from a Little Angel
Every once in a while we all come across an individual or a company that seems to do "the right thing" and it is refreshing. The Door Devil™ is a product of ArchAngel Home Security, LLC in Dallas, Texas and is manufactured in Ft. Worth.. ArchAngel was incorporated in 2008 in Texas, and is owned by Nicholas Fairless. ArchAngel was approved as a member of the White Settlement Area Chamber of Commerce in the Dallas/Ft.Worth, Texas area in January of 2011. Door Devil also received Better Business Bureau accreditation in June of that year.
I always find myself smiling when I say ArchAngel Door Devil, it seems like an Oxymoron of sorts, but it is no laughing matter. In fact, after learning more about ArchAngel as a company, I found less about a little devil in the details but more appropriately, "Le bon Dieu est dans le detail", which means The good God is in the detail.
In a world full of bad news and chaos there are moments of inspiration and the one thing that always captures my attention and respect is simple acts of kindness and giving someone disadvantaged a break, an opportunity and good old fashion dignity. ArchAngel, those little devils...they do something I personally respect and admire.
Through Goodwill Industries, employment is provided by ArchAngel to special needs / handicapped workers who assemble the hardware packages.
The Door Devil ™ Door Security Kit provides reinforcement for all vulnerable areas of the standard residential door – the jamb, the door edge, and the hinge side. The heart of the Door Devil™ Door Security Kit is the four foot long 16 gauge steel jamb reinforcement, or “Anti-Kick-In device.” The jamb reinforcement, like the other parts of the kit, has a powder-coated white finish that can be painted, if desired. The jamb reinforcement is secured with nine 3-1/2 inch #12 wood screws. The screws have a matching white finish and are installed with a #3 square-drive bit. The Anti-Kick-In device has four cut-outs. The center two cut-outs are designed for use with entry and deadbolt locks at standard 5-1/2” center-to-center spacing. The additional holes are designed to allow for a second deadbolt or privacy lock. The design is reversible, for use with left or right-handed doors, in-swinging or out-swinging.
With the Anti-Kick-In device installed, the door edge becomes the next most likely area to fail in case of attempted forced entry. The Door Devil™ Door Security Kit addresses this vulnerability with a Mini Door Shield, which wraps around the door edge where the deadbolt is installed.
With the lock-side jamb and door edge reinforced, the only remaining vulnerability is the hinge side of the door. The Door Devil™ Door Security Kit addresses this area two ways. First, three silver-finish, #2 square-drive 3 inch screws are provided to replace one mounting screw from each hinge. Additionally, the Kit provides two Hinge Bolts. These bolts are screwed into the edge of the door on the hinge side. The bolts are designed to be installed using the same #3 square-drive bit used to install the Anti-Kick-In device mounting screws. Two ½ inch holes are drilled into the hinge-side jamb to accept the bolts as the door is closed. Two reinforcement plates are included that are installed over the ½ inch holes. The Hinge Bolts also make the Door Devil™ usable with outward-opening doors, since they will continue to secure the door even if the hinges are removed.
As impressive as the design and quality of the Door Devil™ Door Security Kit is in creating a whole-door security package that achieves the desired goal of making the door and wall act as a single unit, the steps taken to ensure easy installation are equally impressive. All hardware needed to install the Anti-Kick-In device are included, even a 7/32” drill bit to pre-drill for the mounting screws. Particularly helpful are the two short temporary mounting screws that are included and used to hold the jamb reinforcement in place before installing any of the 3-1/2 inch screws. With the temporary screws in place, you can check for proper alignment of the device with the locks before installing the permanent screws. If the alignment is good, you can go ahead and pre-drill and install seven of the permanent screws; then remove the temporary screws, pre-drill and install the remaining two permanent screws. If the alignment is incorrect, the temporary screws make adjustments quick and easy. The temporary screws use the same #3 square drive as the permanent screws, which makes the screws far less likely to strip during installation than the more common Phillips-head screws.
Similarly, the hinge replacement mounting screws are a #2 square drive to make them less likely to strip during installation. Both #2 and #3 square-drive bits are included in the hardware pack. There is also a 1/8 inch brad-point drill bit included in the hardware pack. The 1/8 inch drill bit is intended for pre-drilling for the hinge replacement screws as well as the Mini Door Shield, Hinge Bolt, and Hinge Bolt reinforcement plate mounting screws. Unfortunately, this drill bit is not long enough to adequately pre-drill for the 3” hinge replacement screws, and is not suitable for pre-drilling for the Mini Door Shield mounting screws if you are dealing with a metal-clad door. The Mini Door Shield mounting screws and the Hinge Bolt reinforcement plate mounting screws are standard #2 Phillips-head.
The locksmith is uniquely qualified to offer professional installation services, which makes the Door Devil™ a great add-on sale when providing other services at residential locations. Their retail packaging and point of purchase display appeals to the DIY'er and sells itself.
Installation is pretty straightforward and, as noted, Door Devil has taken steps to ensure easy installation. Still, there are certain steps that can be taken to make installation both easy and professional if faced with issues like a tight gap between door and frame or if there is not enough room to mount the Anti-Kick-In device and the Mini Door Shield between the door and jamb.
When this occurs, a mortising jig is available from Door Devil which is used to create a mortise in the door jamb that will allow the Anti-Kick-In device to sit flush with the surface of the jamb. After determining the proper position for the Anti-Kick-In device, mark the top and bottom of the reinforcement plate. Place the jig on the jamb with the top of the opening of the jig about 1/16” above the top mark. Make sure the jig is pushed firmly against the weatherstripping and use the provided screws to attach the jig to the jamb. Use a router with a 1/2” bit and a 5/8 ball-bearing guide (the same type as provided with most hinge and strike plate router mortising kits) to go along the inside edge of the jig, then over the entire open area of the jig over the jamb.
The jig is not long enough to mortise the full 4' length of the Anti-Kick-In device. When the area under the jig has been mortised, the jig will need to be moved so that the bottom inside edge of the jig about 1/16” below the bottom mark. The upper end of the jig is now over an area that has already been morticed. The jig comes with a shim that must be placed under the upper mounting surface of the jig at this point so that the jig will remain level with the jamb surface. Again, be certain the jig is pushed firmly against the weatherstripping as it is attached to the jamb in the lower position. Use the router to mortise the additional area under the jig. A chisel will need to be used to create a square corner to the mortise at the top and bottom on the door stop side. The resulting mortise allows the Anti-Kick-In device to fit flush with the jamb, creating a very fine finished, professional look.
In all, the Door Devil™ Door Security Kit provides a complete door reinforcement package at a very reasonable price. They provide the tools to make even “problem” installations possible, with a professional look.
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If you bought your house from the builder and have not yet had it re-keyed by a Society of Professional Locksmiths member, then chances are that your house is not as secure as you think.
Builders often use lower grade security door locks and hardware which are just enough to get the job done and cheap enough to operate on what is known as a "builders key", which is setup to operate all the locks in the development or project the builder is involved in.
Most subdivision construction is done by one developer / builder. In order to ensure easy access for their carpenters, electricians, plumbers, etc. all of these workers have what is called a BUILDER’S KEY or CONSTRUCTION KEY. The locks are usually ordered in sets for each house and usually specified so that each house has a different operating or change key and the BUILDER’S KEY will open all of the houses.
This makes all the homes in the area more easily accessible to everyone involved in the construction process. This type of door lock condition is known as being set up with "construction ball masterkeying". Lock manufacturer Kwikset identifies it as Protecto Keying or PK Ball. No matter how you identify it, it is a potential security and safety bombshell for the homeowners who are not aware of what is inside their new locksets and deadbolts.
Why New homeowners NEED to protect their family’s Safety and Security -
- Anyone with a little knowledge can make a master key for your subdivision.
- The Builder may have a master key that will still open your house.
- Your locks are stuffed with master pins, which makes your locks easy to pick or bump open.by criminals or kids acting on what they learned from a YouTube video.
- Up to 32 different keys may operate your locks with no signs of entry.
- If you've NOT yet used your house key in a construction-keyed back or side door, any or all of the construction workers still have access to your house.
- The records of the locks used on your home and their combination are retained at the builders supply company that supplied and combination them, making it easy for keys to be made without your knowledge.
The locks are made so that the first use of the home owner’s key will lock out the BUILDER’S KEY - But what they may not tell you is that the lock is still stuffed with master pins which makes picking, bumping and even random keys to operate it! The builder may also have specified that the locks be delivered with a master key that will work after the builder's key is locked out. The significance of master pins is the large increase in the number of keys that will operate a cylinder containing master pins.
If you put 1 master pin in one chamber it creates 2 shear lines in that chamber thus 2 keys would operate that cylinder. When you put 1 master pin in each of the 5 chambers then 32 (25) different keys will operate the cylinder.
What does "construction keying" mean? Construction keying means that the locks are pinned up in such a manner as to allow a "construction key" or "builder key" to be issued to every carpenter, electrician, plumber, etc. that will function to permit entry into a premises during the construction phase but will be subsequently locked out by use of the occupant's key after change of possession.
Kwikset's documentation shows how a protecto-keyed® lock is pinned up. The first diagram is a picture of the diagram in their book. The 2nd picture, modified by Professional Locksmith Charley Eastwood, shows the addition of a master pin creating yet another (3rd) shear line in the pin stack in question.
If the locks are pinned up with one master pin in each chamber + protecto-key balls in one chamber that makes the total number of keys able to open that lock 64. Once the protecto-key balls are raised above the shear line into the upper chamber of the lock the spring will force them into a small hole milled into the side of the plug where they will reside, doing nothing, until they are physically removed.
What does this mean to the homeowner?
Quite simply that anyone with a small level of knowledge about locks can very quickly & easily, with one lock and one house key, determine the cuts of a key (not the locked out builder’s key) that will act as a master key that will likely open not only YOUR home, but also some or all of the houses in the subdivision.
The ONLY way to ensure the security that your family deserves is to have your house re-keyed by a member of the Society of Professional Locksmiths to a new key and have all of the master pins removed from your locks OR replace your locks or cylinders. Ask your SOPL Locksmith about upgrade options using restricted high security locksets or a keyless digital or mechanical lock.
If you contract with a professional locksmith company to re-key your locks, insist that they also add a step of replacing some of the “top pins” with special “spool pins” or “mushroom pins” that will serve to make your locks considerably more resistant to anyone attempting to enter your house by picking the locks. Below are diagrams of a regular top pin and an anti-pick "spool" pin. These pictures were taken from a Kwikset® pinning kit.
To get help finding a qualified & trusted locksmith in your area - Contact the SOPL
Professional Locksmiths can easily create a construction ball masterkey system using FasterMaster Pro II software by Rabbitsoft, Visit Rabbitsoft.us to download the free trial of FasterMaster II Pro. The trial period is thirty (30) days and reduces the quantity of keys and pages generated during that time period. To view a few samples of Master Key systems... click here.
Star Ledger News Milburn N.J. - Police search for Millburn robber captured by camera in home invasion
The Society of Professional Locksmiths is offering to the victim of this brutal home invasion security hardware needed to secure her home and protect her children. The crime has already been committed, but there is much that can be done to provide greater safety and security to her home.
"The SOPL will provide home invasion protection hardware, door & door frame reinforcement, deadbolts, forensic DNA devices and more at no cost. A member of the SOPL will provide installation pro bono and I will personally arrange with the manufacturers and professional locksmith to supply and install whatever this family requires"
Consumer Home Invasion Options
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Global Security Experts ("GSE"), Inc., the parent company of OnGARD Home Security Products, designs and manufactures proprietary security solutions for homeowners, businesses, law enforcement, military, executives and celebrities.
Led by Jordan Frankel, an internationally known security consultant and product inventor, GSE currently produces six breakthrough products that transform the way individuals and industries guard against sudden natural and manmade attacks: BurglarGARD, BlastGARD, StormGARD, VehicleGARD and OnGARD.
These products can withstand intense pressure and physical force, courtesy of Jordan's patented approach to security: safeguard lives by developing security solutions that are revolutionary, simple to use, and cost-effective. From ordinary attacks such as a thrown rock or a baseball bat or a potentially deadly bomb blast, GSE offers a wide array of products to combat these very-real threats. And these challenges are international in scope, confronting residents at home and high profile figures abroad. In each instance, GSE – thanks to Jordan's emphasis on the very best research and development - has an answer to the daily challenges that make security a necessity in a constantly changing world.
Additionally, GSE now produces the Safe-Space, a proprietary design that converts an existing walk-in closet or bathroom into a reinforced vault-like area that keeps a family out of harm's way. The Safe-Space is a powerful investment in personal security and financial well-being, potentially increasing the value of a home.
This commitment to helping others is the mission of GSE, a personal undertaking that is also Jordan's passion. Indeed, Jordan's leadership is part of his worldwide effort to bring proven and affordable security solutions to millions of consumers. This effort distinguishes GSE from competitors who exclusively service the elite, because Jordan recognizes that personal protection is not - and should never be - a luxury for the few. Rather, Jordan believes everyone has the right to peace of mind, starting with a home that is safe from outside threats.
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GSE continues to receive accolades from a diverse array of governmental and for-profit clients, including: the United States Military, Verizon, Best Buy, AT&T Wireless and numerous financial institutions throughout the world. All these clients share a common bond: they entrust their safety to GSE.
With this committed belief in security and safety as a natural right, GSE seeks to help more people safeguard their loved ones and property from deadly predators. This dedication to the worldwide community underscores everything GSE represents. www.globalsecurityexperts.com