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Gift list: Check. Web sites loaded: Check. Coffee: Always checked. All systems go for Cyber Monday.
If you’re opting out of the Black Friday 4 a.m. wake up calls, mall crowds and parking lots, but still after holiday bargains, the spike in online shopping the Monday after Thanksgiving – yes, Cyber Monday – probably represents you. But instead of requiring you to get into your car and fighting crowds all day, Cyber Monday asks only one thing of you – an Internet connection.
Obviously being a QWEST business partner, a fast and reliable Qwest High-Speed Internet® connection is our suggestion, but here are some other suggestions for your online shopping extravaganza:
* Safety first: protect against hackers and other schemes by securing your wireless settings and your firewall settings, updating your anti-virus and anti-malware software (Qwest High-Speed Internet customers receive anti-virus protection at no additional charge), going directly to official Web sites instead of clicking on links and only visiting Web sites you trust. Don’t forget to fully log off of secure sites.
* Make your list and check it…well, you know: have your gift list written out in front of you and organize based on product type, like electronics, home furnishing, clothing, toys, etc., so you don’t have to jump back and forth between store Web sites.
* Lock and load your Web sites: organize the Web sites you plan on visiting based on how you organize your gift list.
* Pay to play: however you plan to pay for your purchases, whether credit card, debit card or gift cards, have them ready and in front of you. Be sure to check future statements for double or wrong charges.
I am reflecting on the last couple of years and see a lot of change in the security marketplace. It was around January of 2009 when a bank in the Portland area came to Technocom and was looking for an easy way that they could monitor the growing amount of foreclosed homes. Technocom wanted to come up with a way that we could harness the technology that was improving around Internet Protocol (IP) based surveillance cameras. There was a void in the market that did not allow users to easily setup IP web based cameras and stream that video to an off-site location. The hosted video concept would allow users a lower initial setup cost by not having to buy additional hardware to record this video locally. It also allowed users an extra layer of security by having that video streamed back to a colocation data center.
The word started getting out in the marketplace about UGU. We were seeing more and more applications across many industries. We had an engineering firm come to us and they wanted to archive 2 years worth of a construction video. This would only make sense for the customer if we sold them their own UGuardU server. Hence, the UGuardU Video Recording Solution (UGU VRS) was born.
We have seen a wide range of applications for the UGuardU:
- Business and Home Security
- Farms and Nurseries
- Construction Management
- Manufacturing Plants and Factories
Some of the features incorporated with the UGU VRS:
- Built on secured Linux software platform
- Unlimited number of cameras (restricted only by the CPU power)
- Flexible storage configuration (allowing for addition of cameras)
- Built-in, customizable, password protected web site for viewing, replay and setup
- Simple year, month, day, and hour organization of video data folders
- Archive and backup to removable media and USB drives
- SMS or Email notification for motion or camera malfunctions
Take a look at our website www.uguardu.com to check out a live demo, an informative video, case studies, FAQs, and more…