...with these security devices. You can use these to fight fraud and other crimes, or just to have the peace of mind that comes from implementing a security policy. With the right security equipment, whether hidden cameras or bug detectors, you can protect people and property.
Why Security Devices?
Mindconnection got into the electronic translator business and the scanning pen business back in the late 1990s. Customers have come back to us, asking about other items they need. They expressed a strong interest in security devices, especially the hidden cameras and other surveillance gear. But the most commonly requested item was a bug detector (seems like there's a whole lot of spying going on), so we sourced some excellent bug detectors and offered those first. We keep adding more security-related products. If you don't see something you need, please contact us (link at top of page). We work with some awesome manufacturers and can probably get what you're looking for.
One of those awesome manufacturers is MiniGadgets, and we are an Authorized Dealer of theirs. MiniGadgets has greatly expanded its catalog to meet this demand, with exciting new designs. That company is rolling out new spygear all the time. An example of spygear is a functioning ink pen that contains a hidden camera or voice recorder.
Why so much demand for these kinds of products? With the passing of the illegal anti Patriot Act, the 5th Amendment is now moot. Making matters worse, gangsta government now operates beyond all sense of legitimacy. Consequently, many private individuals and corporations are seeking to know if they are targets of illegal surveillance. Interestingly, government law enforcement agencies are also fighting private criminals and using this same gear. So we have:
Runaway government being counter-spied by law-abiding citizens.
Legitimate government law enforcement seeking to protect law-abiding citizens.
An interesting mix. We hope to help both of these parties work together, for a safer society.
The camera and bug detectors are the best-sellers among our security equipment offerings. Customers use these security devices to secure offices, meeting rooms, automobiles, and private residences.
Security specialists say that the most cost-effective approach is to establish baseline practices that plug your own security holes preventively. And they advise doing this through an ongoing program. This includes such measures as:
Document control. Try to get rid of paper, as it is generally a security risk. Anyone can steal paper and walk out with it. Or they can just photograph it. Use a crosscut shredder to prevent that. Use a scanner to convert paper to electronic, and store securely.
Password control. Many security experts say the more complex, the better. The problem there is compliance. Seek a balance.
Information leak detection. Detect and remove hidden cameras and microphones. We sell bug detectors.
Onsite monitoring. We sell hidden cameras for that purpose.
Ongoing training. Employees are both your biggest risk and your biggest asset. Treat them right to reduce the risk issue. Train them in good practices to increase the asset part.
Proper security reduces losses, both catastrophic and chronic. With good practices in place and good security devices for implementation, you can effectively protect people and property from various losses.
If you're buying for a business, you can prevent the theft of critical business information.
If you're buying for an individual, you can reduce identity theft and you can reduce the chances someone from the IRS or other band of criminals will steal information they can use to run a scam on you for their personal gain.
Types of Gear
Surveillance detectors. Find out if someone is electronically watching you and listening to you.
Surveillance devices. Watch and listen to others, either in their environment (planted bugs) or yours (audio/video monitoring).
Mobile devices. These are security gear you take with you, including trackers and translators.
Peace of Mind
Peace of mind is now within your reach.
Develop a comprehensive security plan. And obtain the proper security devices so you can implement it efficiently and effectively. We sell much of that equipment.
Fads come and go. We see it all the time. Manager who try launching a new program, often get that respons from employees. Anyone remember "Vision 2000?" The problem is that people see the plan as the end rather than a means to an end. So they polish the plan and forget why they are planning in the first place.
When plans roll out, they often seem absurd to the rank and file. And why is that? Because they are absurd! That is often true of security plans. These plans suffer from several different maladies. Sometimes all at once. These include the following.
Overplanning. Never get started, because the plan isn't done.
Underplanning. Going full bore, without a roadmap.
Changing directions, midstream. This really confuses people. It happens because planners are still learning.
Complexity. A simple plan, after all that work, seems like a letdown. The solution? Make things complicated. Add stuff that doesn't make sense. The more complex, the better, right? Wrong. Greater complexity just means more ways it can fail. Aim for simplicity.
Covers too much. Can't leave anything to chance, right? Wrong. The more you try to cover, the more you dilute your resources. Focus on that which is most dangerous or costly. Let some things go, so you can do the job right on what matters.
Apes someone else's plan. Just because it worked for someone else doesn't mean it will work for you. The idea of best practices is not copy and paste.
It's top down. Your plan will fail if it assumes your people are the problem. Make them part of the solution. Form an advisory board that includes people from different parts of the company. You get insight from many angles, that way. And you have advocates for your plan at all levels, that way.
Avoid the problems listed above. Also, we suggest working your plan out in stages. Get started by addressing the most obvious or dangerous problems. For example, it doesn't cost much to purchase a hidden camera detector and plug that kind of leak. Ditto for bugs. That's no doubt why these are our hottest-selling security devices.
Rather than roll out some big plan, roll out a series of smaller ones. Make them modules for a larger plan. Module 1 might be bug detection. Buy a bug detector, and learn how to use it. Learn what to do about bugs. Fully develop that plan as you work through the module. Then you can apply the lessons you learned to the next module. Whatever that happens to be.
Once you've picked the low-hanging fruit, you can assess the need for calling in a security consultant. This person can evaluate your existing modules and suggest improvements. He or she can also suggest what module to develop next. And how best to go about it.
This approach allows you to get the highest return on your effort. And the fastest results. And good compliance.