Saturday, September 30, 2017

4 Tips for Keeping Boats & RVs Secure This Winter


According to BoatUS 10 out of every 1,000 personal watercraft are stolen each year. It makes sense that someone looking to take another person's boat or RV might consider doing it once it's stored for the winter. Thieves may see greater opportunity as they believe your recreational vehicles are more accessible since they've been put on the back burner of the owner's mind for a few months. As your trusted security resource, we have identified a few extra precautions you can take to make sure your boat and RV are safe and secure during the winter months.

Keep a close eye with our long life, battery powered hidden cameras
Not so sure about the security of your boat and RV storage facility or marina? Not a problem. With our new SG Home line of hidden cameras, you can keep an eye on your luxury equipment from anywhere in the world at any time. Here are a few options we recommend for exterior home and marina storage:
SG Home Outdoor Power Strip Wi-Fi -SG1515WF
SG Home Smoke Detector Wi-Fi (side view) - SG7100WF
Black Box Wi-Fi HD Camera and DVR -DVR1300W:

Consider storing your boat or RV in a facility designed for them- and a good one.
There are several different ways you can store your boat and RV. You can choose to leave the boat at the marina in the winter, store your rec vehicle on your personal property, or invest in a facility designed especially for storing recreational vehicles in the winter months. It goes without saying, that we recommend you invest the extra cost and take it to a speciality storage facility or a marina that is known for its security.

A good storage facility or marina will have plenty of space for any type of boat or RV, large or small. They will also have extra precautions set up such as paid 24 hour security detail, good lighting, gated access and limited accessibility. You will generally find at least one of these high end facilities or marinas in your town and located conveniently close to recreational areas.






Track your watercraft or RV with our iTrail GPS Tracking Device
Quickly install and track your boat or RV with our iTrail solo GPS Tracking device. For more information on which devices we recommend for tracking the location of your boat, read this article.

Make it extra difficult to steal
Don't have the budget for a high end, extra secure RV storage facility or marina? No worries. There are some extra precautions you can take to keep them secure during the winter months. The good news is you can implement these inexpensive and easy additional safety measures no matter where you've decide to park them for the winter.

Here are a few extra precautions we recommend:
  • If storing in an less than ideal marina- Visit your boat regularly and make arrangement with other boat owners to check on each other’s boats.
  • Make sure there is good lighting wherever you choose to keep your boat or RV.
  • If your boat is stored on a trailer, make sure the tongue is facing away from the road.
  • Remove at least one wheel and keep the boat trailer up on blocks.
  • Valuables and easily removed items should be secured below deck in a locked compartment.
  • If your boat is kept in the water at a dock, consider chaining it to the dock.
  • Boats should be covered with a tight-fitting canvas.
  • In a carport or driveway, park a vehicle in front of the trailer, blocking easy removal.
  • Use a high-security chain and quality lock to secure the boat and trailer to a fixed object such as a tree or post.

Contact us today to learn more about these great covert security options for keeping track of your valuable boat or RV. We’re here to help you find just the right option for your winter storage needs.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Back To School Safety Tips for Spy And Security Customers


It’s that time of year again! School administrators and security personnel have planned and worked hard to get our schools and campuses safe and ready for eager learners (and the not-so-eager). There are so many areas on campus to consider when thinking about safety and security for your school. It can quickly become overwhelming. That’s where we come in. KJB Security has been in the business of securing campuses for over 15 years now. We’re here to help!


Here are a few areas to remember and tools to consider adding to your school security plan.


Resources for school campus security
As campus security experts and school administrators, it’s your job to help alleviate fears and concerns and insure that students all across America will be safe. Today university and campuses are putting forth their best effort to make school safety a top priority and the statistics prove that it's working! We’d like to assist in those efforts by providing this resource: KJB Security’s top 4 security tools to add to your security plan in 2017


GPS Fleet tracking for school busses
The safety process for students doesn’t begin when they walk onto the campus. For many children, it begins when they walk (or hop) onto the school bus. We have 2 great security options for busses that will help you get those students to school safely.
  1. iTrail Convoy GPS Tracking: The iTrail Convoy is a hard-wired, rugged, professional-grade vehicle tracker with a 12 hour back-up battery that offers alerts and live monitoring every 10 seconds. The iTrail Convoy can be completely covert after installation and you never have to worry about power.
  2. Duel 720P Dash Camera: Our dual dash cam is the best on the market featuring a front facing and back facing camera in one body. It simultaneously captures the road ahead and the cabin in clear HD video. Use this top of the line Dual Recording Dash Camera to capture your drive for safety and insurance purposes.


Friendly safety reminders to share with parents and students
Unfortunately Americans still haven’t quite figured this one out: Always yield to pedestrians in crosswalks!! Especially young pedestrians walking to school. Often kids must walk to school alone and… (surprise) don’t always follow the rules. Take extra care to look out for children in school zones, playgrounds and parks, and residential areas.


No! You can’t beat the bus!! Plus, it is illegal in all 50 states to pass a school bus that is stopped to load or unload children. Unfortunately, we can all think of a time recently when you saw this happen. It’s amazing how many tragic stories like this one and this one we still read each year.


If you have young pedestrians who must walk to school alone, throw an iTrail Solo GPS Tracking device into their backpack when heading out the door.  You will receive your child’s location update every 30 to 60 seconds via text message or email. And you can know when your tracker has left a specified area using our GeoFence alerts!


More tips for pedestrian and bus safety...
  • In a school zone when flashers are blinking, stop and yield to pedestrians crossing the crosswalk or intersection
  • Never pass a vehicle stopped for pedestrians
  • If you're driving behind a bus, allow a greater following distance than if you were driving behind a car.
  • The area 10 feet around a school bus is the most dangerous for children; stop far enough back to allow them space to safely enter and exit the bus (NSC.org)


Teen Driver Safety
Around this time of year a teen or college student will get behind the wheel of the car and drive themselves to school for the first time. This can be a freeing, happy, fun and scary experience all at the same time! Here are a few resources to help take away the scary part of the experience!

  • Send your teen off to school with a iTrail GPS Solo Tracking device! With this GPS tracking device, parents can see when their teens drive, how they drive, where they drive, and what roads they drive on! The iTrail really is the best device currently on the market for parents of teen drivers! Learn more about how our iTrail Solo works to give you peace of mind when sending your teen on the road in this article
  • We’ve also provided some great tips here for teen driver safety. These can easily be applied to teens driving themselves and their friends to and from school.
  • Finally, make sure you share these safety tips with your teen before they head off to college. Our handy campus safety guide will help keep your teen safe once they’ve arrived!

Contact us today at 800-590-4272 or sales@kjbsecurity.com for more information and to purchase any of the products mentioned above.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

KJB Security Tech Tip: SG Home Over The Air PIR Sensitivity Update

The new factory default setting for SG Home Hidden Camera PIR sensitivity is set to medium intensity. In some instances, such as a large room or placement issues, it's necessary to change the PIR sensitivity to high.  

Here's how you can easily, over the air, change the PIR sensitivity setting from medium to high:

From Cameras select the gear by the camera to go into Setup


Select Camera Info


Select Firmware Update


First box to come up will ask you to confirm update. Select OK.


Second box to come with will tell you it will take few minutes to update.


Your firmware is up to date! Select OK.



Wednesday, July 19, 2017

6 Ways to Spare Your Biz (or Home) From A Summer Crime Spike


Summer is here and it’s a hot one this year! During these hot summer months it is statistically proven that crime increases slightly. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, seasonal patterns show an increase in property crime (burglary, auto theft, and other theft) and violent victimization (rape and sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault) during the summer. „ According to a Bureau report on Seasonal Patterns in Criminal Victimization Trends, “When seasonal variations in household property victimization were found, the differences between the highest and lowest seasonal rates were less than 11%.”


It’s important to be aware of this spike in crime so you can protect yourself, family, home and business.  

There are different theories as to why crime rates go up during the summer months. Some factors may include:
  • Better weather conditions including warmer temperatures make it easier to commit crime.
  • Families are out and about on vacation, events, etc. and away from their home or business property creating the perfect opportunity for theft.
  • It’s possible that elevated temperatures can contribute to a rise in aggressive behavior, which can lead to crime.

For these reasons it’s important to take the necessary steps to protect your business, home and automobile from a summer crime spike. Here are 6 ways to do this:

  1. Protect your home by having someone check on it when you’re away. Give your neighbor a spare key and ask them to check on the property daily as well as pick up mail and other deliveries.
  2. Protect your business and home with covert surveillance. We have some great home automation security products that will help you defend the interior and exterior of your home and business from burglary and theft. No matter where you are, you can now keep a close eye on your property from your smartphone or other device! Example: This hidden camera blends perfectly into your home or business disguised as a smoke detector. For more information our our SG Home products and home automation click here. Need help determining what kind of covert camera system you need? We’ve covered that here!
  3. Protect your home by pretending you're still there! Leave lights on with timers set to random settings or eave a tv or radio turned up so it can be heard from outside the door or window. And finally, for goodness sake, don’t make a big announcement on social media about your trip until it’s completed! These above safety measures work for small businesses as well.
  4. Protect your business from theft by putting someone in charge while you’re away. Have a trusted, reliable employee take over security detail when you're on vacation or leave during the summer so you can relax and not have to worry about employee theft or loss prevention.
  5. Protect your business valuables and fleet while you’re away with GPS tracking. Covertly track any asset that has value to your business or track employees that need to be monitored. Quickly and easily identify the precise location of every fixed or movable asset in your business with reliable round-the-clock asset tracking and communications. Track everything easily from your vacation with the iTrail app! Click here for more great ideas on business and inventory loss prevention.
  6. Protect automobiles while you’re away with our dual dash cam! It’s advanced features include two 720P HD cameras that rotate 180 degrees to record front, back and side views inside or outside your vehicle in sharp, HD video quality.


Contact us today at 800-590-4272 or sales@kjbsecurity.com for more information and to purchase any of the products mentioned above.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Tips For Safe Teen Driving: Summer Edition



Summer is here and the family schedule is about to be thrown out for a few months! The tradition of taking a break from the confines of a work/ education schedule is enjoyed around the world by all cultures. Don’t get us wrong, schedules have their time and place, just not summertime!

There is one area that can become more difficult when you lose the schedule for the summer: Keeping up with your teen driver!

During the school year, we know where our teens are because they have places to go and things to do.
But during the summer….
Parents are working and teens are home.
Teens spend more time riding with friends.
The curfew often becomes more relaxed.
Teens can become more relaxed and less focused.
No schedule means no idea where you kids are!

For these reasons it’s a good idea to create a summer driving schedule for your teen driver.

Unfortunately there are other, more sobering and important reasons:

During the summer teen deaths related to auto accidents increase. In 2012, June and July had the highest numbers of teenage crash deaths of any months.

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety released a report in May 2012 that showed that the risk of 16- or 17-year old drivers being killed in a crash increases with each additional teenage passenger in the vehicle. The risk increases 44 percent with one passenger; it doubles with two passengers, and quadruples with three or more passengers.

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among 15- to 20-year olds, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. 

Here are some recommendations that will help you keep track of your teen driver this summer and decrease the likelihood for an auto accident!

Have a family shared schedule
You can now sync your family calendar with all devices and share it with your entire family. This is a great, free tool that will help keep everyone in the family on the same page. We recommend having a family calendar planning meeting weekly to discuss events for the week and make sure they all make it on the calendar. Any changes that are made will be automatically updated for everyone. Also, you can set alerts and reminders that will let you know when your teen is on the road and where they’re going.

Download an app that prevents you from texting and driving
A report from the Virginia Tech Institute for Transportation found that you’re 23 times more likely to get in a car accident if you text while driving, far surpassing other distractions. According to edgarsnyder.com 11 teens die every day as a result of texting while driving. And 94% of teen drivers acknowledge the dangers of texting and driving, but 35% admitted to doing it anyway. HonkForHelp.com has a great list of 7 free apps that will ensure that your teen is not even tempted to text while they’re behind the wheel of a car!

Track your teen driver with our iTrail GPS Tracking Device
Our iTrail Solo is a small device that is easily hidden in a glove box, the iTrail can text or email you when the drivers goes over a certain speed. You can set the technology up with your own discretions called "excessive speed alert." Know about their lead foot before the police do and before anything tragic happens!
Additionally, you can see starts and stops, idling, and whether or not they leave the Geo-fencing you've set up. You can create a safety zone -AKA, Geo-Fence - to alert you when your teen driver leaves this predetermined safety zone.The iTrail monitors their position on Google Maps and reports back to you every 30-60 seconds.
With this GPS tracking device, parents can see when their teens drive, how they drive, where they drive, and what roads they drive on! The iTrail really is the best device currently on the market for parents of teen drivers!

Read more about monitoring your teen driver in our recent blog post.






We hope helps you relax a little more and enjoy your summer with a teen driver! Contact us at 800-590-4272 or sales@kjbsecurity.com to purchase your iTrail Solo GPS Tracking device today!




Wednesday, June 21, 2017

How to Choose Between WiFi and DVR Surveillance For Your Home or Business



Every day new home or business owners identify a need for covert surveillance. Their need for hidden cameras could be related to business inventory loss prevention, corporate theft, or personal and home security needs such as keeping an eye on valuable assets, the kids, the nanny or an elderly loved one. With more than 2 decades of experience making and designing spy cams, we get called to help with their decision making process.

One of the first choices you’ll need to make when you decide to purchase a home or business surveillance system is to choose between a Wi-fi or DVR camera. Both of these covert camera options come with benefits. There is no right or wrong choice. But there is a better choice depending on your needs and the situation.

Here are the different features of each:

A DVR Camera may be the better for your home or business if…
Need reliable DIY functionality.
Would prefer memory card recording for portable, transferable storage.
Very unlikely to be hacked since it’s not connected to the internet.
Good for short term surveillance.
No Monthly access fee.
No worries about bad connections.
Less expensive options available like our Zone Shield EZ products.



A Wi-fi camera may be the better solution for your home or business if…
You’re looking for a great long-term covert camera system.
You need to view live video anytime from anywhere.
You want to have multiple cameras in different locations and want to see them on one app.
Coming soon- Need to store large amounts of data storage on the cloud.
Would like to receive notifications when someone enters your home or business.
Need live viewing access for multiple people from any smartphone or tablet.


We always like talking with our customers and helping them identify the right camera for their home or business depending on their specific needs. Call or email us at 615-620-1370 or 800-590-4272 or sales@kjbsecurity.com and let's figure it out!