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Posted on November 24th, 2010 No comments
Did you know that 700,000 phones are stolen each year in the US?
When choosing a business phone, make sure it is protected just like your store. Here is how to increase the security of the 3 most popular types of smartphones.
The iPhone is one of the most sought after phone for thieves.
Stop data from being stolen by protecting your phone with a password. Setting up a password using the iPhone can be done in these steps.
- Step 1 – Go to iPhone general settings from the main page.
- Step 2 – Tap “Setting” key at top of page and press “General”
- Step 3 – Click on Passcode lock. You will be prompted to enter a 4 digit code
- Strep 4 – Enter the 4 digit code you want to use
- Step 5 – Re-enter the password again to verify and activate it
- Step 6 – Adjust any password settings from this screen.
Having a password on your iPhone is essential when using it as a business security solution.
The Android is the fastest growing market of smartphone users. Android phones are equipped with a password protection called Unlock Pattern.
Unlock patterns can be set up on Android devices in these steps.
- Step 1 – From the home screen press the menu button and select “Settings”
- Step 2 – Select “Location & Security”
- Step 3 – Click “Select Unlock Pattern”
- Step 4 – Tap next and “Next” again
- Step 5 – Draw a pattern on the screen without touching the same dots twice
- Step 6 – Tap “Continue”
- Step 7 – Draw the same pattern again
- Step 8 – Tap “Confirm” and you are done.
Blackberry is one of the top selling phones for the business market. Knowing how to protect the information it holds is vital to any business owner.
Here are the steps to password protect your Blackberry.
- Step 1 – From the main menu scroll and click on “Settings”
- Step 2 – Scroll down to “Options” and click
- Step 3 – Scroll down and click on “Security”
- Step 4 – Scroll down and click on “General Settings”
- Step 5 – Change the password option to enabled
- Step 6 – Scroll up and hit “Save”
- Step 7 – You will be prompted to enter a new password
- Step 8 – Enter and verify
Securing your Smartphone
Business owners use smartphones to stay connected to security surveillance cameras everyday. Make sure that the data your phone contains is as secure using these helpful tips.
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Posted on November 18th, 2010 2 comments
By the year 2013, analysts predict smartphones will be in the hands of one billion people. Did you know that your smartphone can be used as a reliable camera surveillance system?
Property crime occurs every 3 seconds so protecting your investments becomes a high priority.
Home owners need the right home security solutions to feel protected properly.
Did you know that 1 out of 5 homes in the United States will suffer from a break-in or some type of home invasion?
- Property crime occurs every 3 seconds
- 1 burglary occurs every 10 seconds
Smartphones used along with the proper security camera surveillance systems have already helped stop crime.
In Norwak, Conn. a man was able to catch and identify a person who had tried to break into his home via his iPhone. His smartphone had an app that allowed him to view his surveillance cameras in a live feed.
A Dallas, TX man stopped a robbery in his home from over 1,500 miles away visiting family in Connecticut. He was able to view his home security system surveillance cameras with an app for his iPhone.
More than 8000 break-ins occur across America everyday. Protecting your home with a security alarm system is a choice many homeowners make.
1 out of every 4 Americans under the age of 44 uses a smartphone, says a recent Forrester’s survey.
With smartphones in the hands of so many homeowners it makes it extremely easy to keep an eye on your valuables from anywhere. You have a live stream of your home from:
If your home is protected by a camera surveillance system ask your service provider about apps that can access your security cameras in real time. Use the advancements in technology to put your mind at ease with a live stream of your home.
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Posted on November 12th, 2010 No comments
Neilsen reports that by the end of 2011, 1 in every 2 Americans will own a smartphone.
For business owners, this gives them another great way to monitor the store while not physically there. Security camera surveillance systems can be watched via live streams using a smartphone.
Have you ever thought of your smartphone as the extra line of protection in your business security solutions?
Keeping an eagle eye on your store has more benefits than just preventing shoplifters and burglars.
Workplace fraud and theft creates a $600 billion loss for businesses each year in America.
Being able to monitor your store in real time allows you to target areas where your business could save money.
- How do employees behave while on the clock?
- Is any shoplifting or employee theft occurring?
- Is it necessary for me to have four workers in my business at 8PM?
Using your smartphone to view your surveillance cameras can also keep security costs down. A grocery store owner in Detroit uses his smartphone to view his store’s video surveillance system.
Having a live streaming view of what is happening in your store at all times helps to keep your valuables safe.
Business theft takes around 10% out of every sales dollar nationwide. In the United States, property crime occurs every 3 seconds. Property crime can include:
- Retail Theft – Shoplifting
- Employee Theft – Embezzlement of Cash/Merchandise/Inventory
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce estimates that 75% of employees steal from work in some way.
Hiring a security guard is an expense many small businesses cannot afford. Being there to watch over your employees shoulders at every turn may not give you the needed answers.
The ability to use a smartphone to view surveillance cameras in real time is a useful tool for savvy business owners. Use what most people cannot live without to give your business one extra layer of protection.