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For iPhone users, there are a couple of applications available. One of the most complete applications is iRa Pro. It is available for download on iTunes. Another iPhone application for viewing security cameras remotely is uNetCams. Both applications are compatible with iPads as well.
For Android phones, IP Camera Viewer is a good choice.
Regardless of your choice of handset, the ability to view your security cameras from anywhere can add a great deal of usability to your home security system or office security system.
For more information, and to get a no obligation camera consultation, call 1-888-939-3733.
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These days people are sharing more and more of their personal information online. Thanks to Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and a variety of other social media websites, it is now easier than ever to invite friends to social events, post photos, share vacation plans and keep your social circle informed than ever before.
However, with this freedom comes new security risks as well. When sharing information online it’s important to remember that anything you share online could be easily distributed to the general public.
The first thing you should always do before sharing personal information online is consider who could possibly see your posting. Social media messages are easily shared and forwarded to others, so do not post anything that you do not want others to see.
It is also incredibly important to keep a diligent eye on your privacy settings. You will want to make sure that the general settings as well as the settings for particular posts or events are set to your specifications. Failure to do so can have very serious consequences.
For example, a teenage girl in the United Kingdom recently created a Facebook invitation for her birthday party. She meant to invite 15 friends, but accidentally marked the event as “public” rather than private. This meant that anyone could see the invite. More than 21,000 people replied and anyone who visited the public invitation was able to see the girl’s picture, address and phone number.
Obviously this was a huge security risk to the girl and her family. Always be aware of who can see the information that you post online.
The same is true for posting about your location. A post on Facebook or Twitter that you are going to be on vacation for a month could be seen by someone who wants to break into your home.
Police in British Columbia and Ontario recently warned people to avoid mentioning vacation plans on Twitter and other social media website for this exact reason
- Make copies of all of your important documents and financial records and consult the copies when you need to. Store the originals in a safe onsite or a bank safety deposit box.
- Scan important documents to your computer so that you have an electronic copy. Make sure you back-up your computer to prevent data loss.
- Stay organized. In case of a disaster, you may need to leave your home or office quickly. Knowing exactly where your important documents are will make them easier to grab in a hurry.
- Don’t leave documents (or copies) out in the open. Your identity can be stolen or your credit rating can be ruined with just a few pieces of paper. Store all documents safely in locations where thieves won’t think to look.
- Encrypt important files on your computer. This is especially true if you carry a laptop, as it’s more likely to be lost or stolen. Password protect everything that could hurt you if it got into the wrong hands.
Internet passwords are one of the most important ways to protect your life online and in the real world. If someone finds out your password, they can take out a loan in your name, get you fired from your job or even steal your identity.
Don’t let this happen to you. Below are a few tips for choosing secure Internet passwords.
Don’t use anything obvious
Your hometown, date of birth or spouse’s name should never be used as passwords. These can be easily figured out by almost anyone who knows anything about you.
Use a combination of letters, numbers and symbols wherever possible
Instead of choosing a word like “cookie” for your password, use something like “C00k!e” instead. This will be much more difficult to guess and just as easy for you to remember.
Use a different password for each site
A good way to create easy-to-remember passwords for each website you use is to add modifiers at the beginning and end of your base password. Using the “C00k!e” password above, your password for your email could be “EmC00k!eail” and your password for your bank could be “BaC00k!enk.”
Change your password regularly
You shouldn’t keep the same password for long. Get into the habit of changing all of your passwords every three to six months.