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Big Island Hawaii Self Storage Solutions - 25 May 2016 22:18


[[html]]Hawaii’s Big Island lends itself to self-storage needs. With all the coming and going that repeat visitors do, it’s often easier to leave island living essentials in storage on the island, especially if you know you’re coming back next surf season. <br><br>People moving to or from the island, or waiting for the construction of a new home to be finished, also find the convenience of a self-storage unit to make their transition much smoother and hassle-free.<br><br>Meanwhile, there are plenty of reasons that people in transition find to store their belongings in one of the big island's secure facilities. Many young people visit Hawaii in order to figure out if it would make a good home for them. This allows them to get a sense of the surroundings and the usual goings-on before making a much more expensive committment. While they are touring other parts of the islands or exploring different cities, these mobile newcomers usually need a place to keep some of their valuables or accumulated souvenirs which they don't want to bring camping with them. <br><br>Standard Storage Facilities on Big Island<br><br>There are three different self-storage companies on Hawaii’s big island that handle month-to-month self-storage and offer various sized units ranging from small 5x5 self-storage lockers to 10x30 garage-sized units. Kailua Storage Kings, which is located directly across from the Costco on Maiau street, specializes in high-tech security measures like video surveillance, electronic individually-tracked coded entry via security gates, individual door and unit alarms and high fences. Kailua Storage Kings also features storage units in climate-controlled hallways which are designed to maintain optimum<br><br>Kaloko Storage Kings, which is located just behind the Costco off Hina lani, specializes in large easily-accessible drive-up units perfect for business users, independent contractors, and companies that share resources amongst various different employees. Kaloko Storage Kings also offers many indoor storage units.<br><br>Thirdly, people in the Kealakekua area can visit Kona Storage Kings, which is located right off Halekii street above the court house in Kealakekua. The Kona Storage Kings facility is known for its high altitude and cool breezes, which keeps its storage units free of mold and typically lower in temperature than units in other locations. This location features three electronic entry and exit gates which accept only its tenants codes as well <a href="">Alarm Systems</a> as video surveillance both outdoors and within hallways.<br><br>All of these StorageKings Hawaii locations offer crazy good specials for new move-ins, such as the use of a free moving truck, a free month of rent, or 3 months at half <a href="">Alarm Systems</a> price for Costco members. The Self-storage industry in Hawaii is rife with bottom of the barrel prices, but the trade-off is that the cheapest units usually raise their rental rates midway through a tenant’s stay. StorageKings, on the other hand, is known for its friendly service, aloha spirit, and willingness to work with clients in order to determine and provide for them the best possible self-storage solution. All Storage Kings locations also stock packing, packaging and moving supplies, like shrink wrap, boxes, tape, markers, box-cutters, normal locks, disc-locks and furniture covers.<br><br>Specialty Storage Options in Kailua Kona<br><br>Some people have special storage requirements, whether it's a particular size of storage locker or a need for temperature controlled space. Customers that have occasion to keep food, medicine or other temperature sensitive items in their lockers may require that the internal space as well as the areas surrounding it are kept cool. <br><br><img style="float:right;margin:10px;border:none;" src="" width="290" /><br><br><object width="400" height="241"><param name="movie" value=""></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="241"></embed></object><br><br>Great American self storage is one of the few companies in Kailua Kona to offer air-conditioned storage. This is not only great for items that could be damaged by higher temperatures, but also for the customers that have to come and go from their lockers and sort their belongings inside! Air conditioned storage areas make it much more comfortable to work and look through your things while you're planning your next move. [[/html]] - Comments: 0

Video Surveillance in K-12 Schools - 25 May 2016 21:15


[[html]]Skyline School in Portland, Oregon, has placed cameras in the schools to monitor and protect its students. Last June, a seven year old, disappeared from their school and thanks to a great donation, the school was able to install these cameras to protect other students. Many high schools are starting to install video surveillance camera on their campuses because they want a method to deter crime and deter students from doing things that they shouldn't be doing. This method works wonders, if a student is thinking of ditching class or thinking of bullying another student and they see the cameras, most likely they will not do it because they don't want to get in trouble.<br><br>Some people may ask, is this giving the schools too much knowledge into our personal life's? What if this video surveillance catches on and the government starts installing them everywhere? We already have video surveillance in parking lots, stores (to prevent theft), also government buildings and now at <a href="">Security Products</a> stoplights to catch red light violator's when a police officer isn't around. Is our world going to turn entirely monitored by these cameras and prevent us from ever having real privacy and freedom as our constitution gives us?<br><br><object width="400" height="241"><param name="movie" value=""></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="241"></embed></object><br><br>It would be easy to get an approval for the use of cameras on campus by outlining the safety benefits, which there are great benefits to having the cameras on campus. To prevent crime and potentially identify people committing crimes to be able to prosecute them later is an amazing advantage of having these cameras installed in schools. The benefits of having these cameras installed on school campuses clearly outweigh the cons. If having these cameras installed can prevent just one more student disappearance, it would be worth it.<br><br>Student safety is always a number one priority but by installing these cameras, is this giving the schools less reason to have campus security <a href="">Security Products</a> on the grounds monitoring the students? One fear about the installation of these cameras is schools might feel that because of this great video surveillance on the campus they might need less security officers on campus to monitor the students, since it only takes one or two to monitor the cameras. If students see a decrease in security on foot, the might be able to beat these technological devices and either break the cameras or block the view and then going ahead to commit the crime they were going to do in the first place.<br><br>By schools having these cameras they need to make sure that they are not decreasing their actual security officers and make sure to not rely on the cameras as their only source of Intel about crimes being committed in the schools. It would be easy to become lazy and rely on the new technology to monitor the schools and then cut costs by having less security officers, but in the end, if the schools cut their real, human officers, what will the schools do in the event of a power outage or emergency situation? Technology is great and has so many advantages as long as it is used correctly and not relied on 100%.<br><br><img style="float:left;margin:10px;border:none;" src="" width="330" />[[/html]] - Comments: 0

Surveillance Systems Are Getting Smarter - 25 May 2016 19:31


[[html]]Personal privacy is rapidly disappearing in this age of ubiquitous cameras. Whether you are a thief, a killer, or a hero, someone is likely to catch you in the act.<br><br>Although many see the loss of privacy as a tragedy, the age of constant surveillance is here. And researchers at many institutions are making cameras smarter and better at picking you out of a crowd and recording where you've been, what you are doing now, and where you are going after you are through.<br><br><object width="400" height="241"><param name="movie" value=""></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="241"></embed></object><br><br>"Cameras and recording won't go away," said Jenq-Neng Hwang, electrical engineering professor at the University of Washington and lead author of a new study. "We might as well take advantage of that fact and extract more useful information for the benefit of the community."<br><br>Hwang's team has developed technology that will <a href="">Security Products</a> allow multiple cameras to follow an individual as he or she moves through a crowd, switching seamlessly from <a href="">Alarm Systems</a> one camera to the next as the target moves from one field of view to another. It can do that, even if the target disappears for a while and then reappears in a different area.<br><br>The advantage of such a system is obvious. Not long ago national television networks repeatedly showed a video of a man abducting a young girl.<br><br>This technology, theoretically, could make it possible for law enforcement officials to find out where the girl was taken, and even where the kidnapper was before the abduction.<br><br>"We can track forward or backward in time," Hwang said via email.<br><br>His experiments linked several cameras in a network and they were able to follow one target all over the Seattle campus.<br><br>The cameras were able to "talk" to each other, he added, so the target could be highlighted, making it easy for the next camera to pick up the chase. They could do that, without human supervision, even if the target's face could not be seen.<br><br>This would work anywhere, Hwang said, as long as the cameras are part of a network and can upload data to the cloud.<br><br>"The proposed system can not only track the pedestrians effectively, but can also robustly handle occlusion during tracking," so even if the target disappears for awhile, it will still work, according to Hwang's study, which was presented to an international conference in China last month.<br><br>This system is still in the development stage, but Hwang pointed out that monitoring systems are already installed in many buildings and institutions, so it's not a giant leap to move from a broad surveillance network to a smart system that can focus on a single target.<br><br>Meanwhile, other engineers are making cameras really clever. Researchers at the University of California, Riverside, are training cameras to pick out suspicious behavior, like loading a gun or putting an object in a pocket so the clerks in a store can't see it.<br><br><img style="float:left;margin:10px;border:none;" src="éo-surveillance-e1349035156585.jpg" width="318" /><br><br>Medical researchers at the University of Oxford want to see us all wearing cameras that will tell our doctor whether we are taking our pills and getting enough exercise.<br><br>Scientists at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh have developed a system that will monitor every activity in a nursing home.<br><br>Their system is also capable of tracking a single individual, based on color of clothing, facial recognition, or other factors, and it is beyond the experimental stage. It has actually been installed in a nursing home.<br><br>Some applaud the use of cameras in old age homes because of frequent charges of abuse by workers in some facilities, and several states have passed laws that specifically allow video monitoring in nursing homes. In some states, "granny cams," as they are known, are legal but the cameras must be clearly visible and not hidden.<br><br>According to one study published by the University of Illinois College of Law, 30 percent of the nation's 17,000 nursing homes have been sanctioned for deficiencies that put their residents at risk of harm.<br><br>The same study notes, however, video monitoring might make it more difficult for nursing homes to keep good employees.<br><br>So big brother is already watching. But he's getting a lot more efficient.[[/html]] - Comments: 0

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