Women’s Locker Room Incident Update

April 14th, 2014

Hidden/Nanny cameras should not be used in manners like this. They are designed to keep your home/ personal belongings safe.

April 10, 2014 - On Monday evening, April 07, video cameras were discovered inside two lockers inside the women’s locker room at RecPlex, one in an upper locker and one in a lower locker. Pleasant Prairie Police arrested 27-year old Melissa A. Wenckebach of Pleasant Prairie, who admitted to placing the cameras, and a 36-year old Waukegan man for being a party to that act. Read the rest of this entry »

Business Surveillance

April 11th, 2014

Own or manage a successful business? Worry about employee or customer theft? What you need is a good surveillance system. Security cameras are very helpful to catch and deter criminals. Systems can hold up to 32 cameras. They also can be set up to where you can view your business remotely. Viewing your system remotely is very convenient for the everyday busy person. Systems are easy to use and may come in handy. Check this story out and see why.

Pepper Spray is Good to Have

April 2nd, 2014

Do you walk your dog alone,  go for morning or evening jogs,  get out of work late, or even live alone? If so then pepper spray may be good to keep handy. Pepper Spray, also known as OC spray and capsicum spray, is a lachrymatory agent (a chemical compound that irritates the eyes to cause tears, pain, and temporary blindness) used in policing, riot control, crowd control, and personal self-defense, including defense against dogs and bears. Pepper Spray normally sprays a distance of 10-12ft. We also recommend aiming for the chest (just in case you miss aiming for the head) the spray will rise into the face of the attacker.  Pepper Spray is better to have and not need, then toy need and not have.

Eavesdropping law

March 25th, 2014

Illinois eavesdropping law is one of the strictest in the nation deeming it illegal to audio record anyone without their consent. However that has changed as the Illinois Supreme Court decides to strike down on this strict law. Read about it here and read about a case involving Annabel Melongo  who spent time in  Cook County Jail under the now-unconstitutional law.

Ever wonder what your pets do when you’re not home?

March 19th, 2014

Have you ever wondered what your pets are doing while you are away? You can set up a hidden camera to catch the action while you are away. Most “nanny cameras” are motion activated for easy playback and can support up to a 32 GB SD card. Just take a look at the video below to see what you may capture!

Dog captured on camera

Bank Robbery Suspect Posts ‘Submachine’ Gun Selfie On Facebook Before Alleged Crime

March 13th, 2014

A man accused of three Michigan bank robberies may have metaphorically shot himself in the foot by posting a Facebook selfie in which he is holding what has been described by authorities as a “submachine gun.”

Jules Bahler, 21, allegedly robbed two Pontiac financial institutions, a Genisys Credit Union of $4,300 on Feb. 26 and a Bank of America branch of $4,000 on March 4. Read the rest of this entry »

Caught on Camera: Forklift Used to Steal ATM From Odessa Credit Union

March 7th, 2014

ODESSA – It’s not uncommon to see a forklift in the Basin but police said that’s what was used to pull off a burglary of an ATM. As crazy as it sounds, it really happened and it was all caught on camera.

It was a daring heist in the middle of the night.

Odessa Police said just before 1:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, someone came to My Complex Community Federal Credit Union looking to get some cash from the ATM but not with a debit card. Read the rest of this entry »

Microsoft Security Essentials to nag Windows XP users

March 5th, 2014

In addition to Windows XP nagging users once a month, the next version of Microsoft Security Essentials, Microsoft’s free antimalware program, will give prominent warnings to users running Windows XP.

The current engine version in Security Essentials is 4.4. Version 4.5 is available in Microsoft’s Security Essentials Prerelease Program. The system requirements for version 4.5 say it works only on Windows Vista and Windows 7 (Windows 8 users are served by the included Windows Defender). Read the rest of this entry »

Prosecutors: Millburn ‘nanny cam’ attack suspect indicted on attempted murder charges

March 4th, 2014

NEWARK, N.J. — A man charged with brutally attacking a northern New Jersey woman last summer as she watched cartoons with her 3-year-old — a beating captured on a hidden camera — has been indicted on attempted murder charges.

Essex County prosecutors say 43-year-old Shawn Custis also faces charges of aggravated assault, robbery, theft, burglary, child endangerment and criminal restraint stemming from the June 21 attack. The indictment was handed up Friday by a county grand jury. Read the rest of this entry »

The Spy Tech That Might Have Kept El Chapo Invisible for So Long

March 3rd, 2014

Joaquin Guzman, better known by the nickname “El Chapo,” didn’t get to be one of the world’s most notorious and elusive drug lords without knowing a thing or two about how to cover his tracks.

 According to senior law enforcement officials, Guzman used some of the latest counter-surveillance gadgets to keep out of sight. “He didn’t spare any expenses when it came to protecting himself,” one official told the Associated Press. “It was top-notch.”

Though El Chapo might have been able to be harder to find if he went completely off the grid, Todd Morris, the founder of Brickhouse Security, said that wasn’t a likely option. “You could go to the most extreme case and live a cave with messengers coming and going, but then what’s the point [of being a drug lord]?” he told ABC News. “Typically, the goal [of a drug dealer] is to maximize invisibility without minimizing the joy of the billions of dollars you have.” Read the rest of this entry »