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The rise of online shopping has made everything from grocery to holiday shopping easier and more convenient. However, it has also made it easier for thieves, increasing package theft or ‘porch pirating’ as it is increasingly known. Package theft statistics show how much of a problem this has become. According to one package theft survey, one-third of Americans have experienced package theft and over half of those polled know someone who has been the victim of package theft.1 Despite the prevalence of this issue, there are some simple preventative measures you can implement to help prevent package theft. Use the following...

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In today’s world, securing your home against outside threats is an essential step towards protecting the things you care about most. Establishing a new security presence or upgrading an existing security system doesn’t need to be a daunting process. The hardest part is often choosing the best security solution for your home from the options that are available. We’re sharing the top three items that should be on your home security checklist to help you guide your home security purchasing decisions. #1. Assess Your Current Security StatusThe primary question to address is, is your home safe? Many homeowners and renters fail to...

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Choosing a home security camera may seem like a reasonably straightforward process at first, but with all the different options available it can become a little overwhelming. Thanks to advances in video, wireless, and smart technology, there are many types of surveillance cameras each with advantages and disadvantages. Navigating the market requires first understanding some basics about the different security cameras and how they fit your security needs. Types of security cameras: Bullet cameras Dome cameras IP cameras Indoor & outdoor cameras Wired, Wireless, and Wire-Free Smart, voice integrated cameras Although there are types of security cameras the most popular...

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When shopping for a security system, you’ll need to choose between a DVR or NVR recorder. Both perform the same function but differ in how and the type of cameras used. Understanding the difference between DVR and NVR is essential when evaluating security systems. In this article, our security experts will break down the differences and detail the pros and cons of each so that you can make an informed decision. NVR vs. DVR – The Basics At the core, both NVR and DVRs are responsible for video recording. DVR stands for Digital Video Recorder, whereas NVR stands for Network Video...

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Hik-Connect Mobile Software has been designed to help small businesses effectively operate and manage security devices from a smartphone or tablet. The power to view live images, play back footage, and receive notifications remotely keeps owners and operators in touch with their business, even when away. KEY FEATURES Video playback Real-time notifications Two-way remote communication Video intercom devices to answer calls at the door Remote arming using security control panel Device sharing with assigned permissions Convenient and secure fingerprint login Hik-Connect for Small Business Surveillance Get easy access to devices with Hik-Connect – powered by P2P technology – and forget outdated...

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