Wednesday, November 26, 2014


Crime is a pandemic that is fast taking over the world. With the recession in the world's economy; fraud, corruption, theft, falsehood and violent crime is rampant. In realizing that hurt people hurt others, one should understand that the chances of one becoming a victim of crime is no longer a mere possibility, but a reality. The purpose of this article is to advise people on how to close up some of the loopholes in their private lives that may enable potential criminals the opportunity to penetrate.

Remember, a fort with weak cornerstones is no fort at all and a castle built on sand will come crumbling down in no time. Naivety is a thing of the past and society should rather be acquiring skills in risk management, strategic living and be seeking wisdom above all else. It is not the intent of this article to raise fear amongst its readers, but to rather serve as a practical preventative survival methodology.

Keep life in perspective. One can elevate one thing (often an unimportant thing) over what matters in life in no time. This could be money, a relationship, an asset, a job or a person. Conduct a priority check on a regular basis to ensure you have life in perspective and that nothing that you value has become out of sync in relation to the rest of life. This could place you at a risk of becoming a victim of crime. Potential criminals often study their victims and view areas where the victim is highly emotionally invested as a possible weak link for penetration.

Protect your vulnerability. Vulnerability is beneficial as it keeps you connected with your 'humanness'. In current society, vulnerability should be run through a sieve of wisdom before being expressed. The reasons for this suggestion ties in with the point mentioned above.

Carefully chose the company you keep. It has been said that 'bad company corrupts good character'. This is true. People also judge you on the company you keep. Often however, the seemingly most innocent person can turn out to be the most vicious at heart when provoked. This is therefore not a foolproof methodology, but one should keep a smaller circle of close friends whose actions and lifestyle you have observed in a variety of circumstances as opposed to exposing yourself to a large community of people without applying good judgement.

Avoid allowing strangers into your home or closed living space. Communes and buddy-living are fast becoming a thing of the past. Bachelor apartments are in for those who prefer to go solo and families are even fast reducing their living space. This simple living concept is supported by those encouraging the prevention of crime. The reason for suggesting this is that you can easily invite a vicious criminal into your home or onto your property without being aware of it. Don't pick up strangers and invite them into your home. Don't easily go home with strangers either.

Spend a little extra money on home security. This depends on the area you live in. Some areas are more prone to crime than others and therefore this needs to be placed into perspective. Comply with your Insurance Companies' minimum security requirements. Insurance Companies have a large database of losses per area that are made available to them. The better Companies make security suggestions to their clients based on loss history specific to the area they reside in. Although not foolproof, precautionary measures are recommended for a reason. Try and have a little more security fitted than your neighbours. The reason for this is their house may seem more attractive to an opportunist potential thief or armed robber at crunch time. Click to read more.

Home security systems: should you have one?

Home safety and security is a top concern for most consumers, so it's no surprise the home security industry is booming in this time of economic uncertainty and rising crime statistics. But while new technologies have made home security systems smarter and easier to use, how much protection do you really get for your money?

The answer is: it depends. Costs, services and benefits are as varied as the ways burglars try to break into a house. If you're monitoring the home security market for the right system to protect your family and your property, here are answers to the big questions about home security alarm systems. Click to read more.

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On the beginning of this month, we have touched a little regarding the Autogate System (Automatic Gate). By understanding the difference types of Autogate in the market, perhaps, someone might asking, why do we need Autogate?

Why Install an Autogate System?

Security: Security is playing a large part in choosing to install an electric auto gate system at either your home or business premises. Electrically controlled gates (swing arm, sliding gate) are a serious deterrent to the opportunist, car thief or vandal. In conjunction with a video or audio intercom, you can control who has access to your premises from the safety of your home or office. You can effectively move your first line of defense to your gateway rather than your front door.

Convenience: Look at driveways with wrought iron or wooden gates. How many are left open? If one of your reasons for installing autogates was for security, you've wasted your money if you can't be bothered to get out of the car to close them every day. Both metal and wooden gates can be very heavy and difficult to open and close so automating them may be a necessity for some. Freeing yourself from this chore has to be by far the most common reason for installing automatic gates. Imagine coming home on a dark, stormy night. Now imagine being able to open the gates from the comfort, warmth and safety of your car and then close them safely behind you.

Practicality:  Talking of busy roads, do motorists use your driveway to turn their cars around or worse park? Do you have children and would you prefer to keep them safely behind your auto gate and away from the road or people passing by? What about your dog? You can have your gates close automatically behind you so that you don't have to remember to close them and jeopardise your children or pets' safety.

Sliding Autogate

Friday, November 7, 2014


By installing autogate or automatic gate you are avoided from rain, shine while opening the gate without getting down the car. If you just moved into a new house and planning to choose a new gate, or change a new gate to replace current gate, there are few choice you can choose.

Autogate system is the combination of electric motor, electronic control board, gearbox, censor, and may also consist lightning protection system. Now, what kind of autogate should you choose? You can choose according to your house design. You might want a sliding autogate if your house space is enough.

Sliding Type  Autogate
A motor are were used to move the gear teeth which located bottom of sliding autogate. Sliding autogate need a longer time to open and close due to the weight of the gate. They are not suitable for all kind of houses as more spaces are needed.

Sliding Type Autogate
Swing Type Autogate
The most common type of autogate used by most of the house are swing type autogate. The modern design of swing type autogate is arm gate. Arm gate is open and closed by using a cylindrical shaped arm. It doesn’t need a motor to be buried underground. The disadvantage of swing gate is water leaking into the motor and causes damage. To avoid this problem, most of the autogate provider replaced it with swing arm.

Swing Type Autogate

Monday, November 3, 2014


VIVOTEK’s Executive Vice President, Steve Ma, once he had said: “Social and economic development have led developed and developing countries to place focal attention on the building of smart cities. However, enhancing efficiency and improving quality of life are key prerequisites for realizing a smart city. VIVOTEK demonstrates a high level of commitment to accelerate the prevalence of smart cities, putting tremendous resources into relevant research and development to consequently produce smart, simple, and superior surveillance solutions that facilitate the construction of smart living environments.”

The Taiwanese company says that it aims to promote the development of smart cities through the installation of smart, simple, and superior surveillance solutions, and thus highlights its intelligent applications, small form-factor and easy-to-use solutions, and lighting technology at the 2014 show.

Vivotek Surveillance Solutions
– Smart (Intelligent Application): To expand the camera scalability and create more benefits for customers, VIVOTEK introduces the VIVOTEK Application Development Platform (VADP); an open platform for integrating video analytics within its cameras. Several intelligent features, such as object counting, line detection, field detection, face detection, and heat map, among others, can be installed in VIVOTEK cameras, contributing to security and business efficiency. The FE8181V, VIVOTEK’s new 5-Megapixel IR fisheye fixed dome network camera comes with VADP.

VIVOTEK has developed a “Convenient Retail Solution.” This comprises the ND8321, a plug-and-play network video recorder, ultra-mini bullet network cameras, and ultra-mini dome network cameras. This not only improves the operational flow of retail stores, the company says but aids the quality of customers’ shopping experiences. VIVOTEK developed a compact Split Camera System for ATM use. This comprises recessed camera units and a video core capturing their features.

– Superior (Renowned Lighting Technologies): Low-light object identification functionalities have become a fundamental criteria in the market because of demand for the effective security and intelligent use of video footage. To offer visibility under low light conditions, VIVOTEK has designed cameras with SNV (Supreme Night Visibility) and three types of WDR, namely, WDR Enhanced, WDR Pro (100-120dB), and WDR Pro II (140dB). VIVOTEK’s latest outdoor bullet network camera, the IP8355EH, has low-light technology and WDR Pro II.

Vivotek IP8355EH
VIVOTEK has newly developed a 5-Megapixel IR fisheye fixed dome network camera, the FE8181V. This model comes with a removable IR-cut filter for daytime and nighttime use, and with a 10 metre built-in IR illuminator that delivers uniform lighting for 360 degree surround view at night. VIVOTEK’s FE8181V is undoubtedly an innovative solution for the contemporary industry.

Vivotek FE8181 & FE8181V
VIVOTEK has been collaborating with international and regional solution partners for integrating cameras onto platforms. At IFSEC, the integration of AxxonSoft, Digiever, Genetec, GVD, Milestone, NUUO, QNAP and Synology platforms and VIVOTEK’s latest products, Panoramic PTZ solution, and Smart Stream will be highlighted.