By Terry Currier
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Announced Threat Detector, a new, free online assessment tool that will help parents review their children’s online surfing habits. While most parents believe their kids are behaving appropriately online and are safe, 71% of teens admit they do not tell their parents what they do online. Threat Detector can help parents find out where their kids have been online.
CyberPatrol’s IM ChatGard feature within its Parental Controls 7.7 product has been enhanced to increase the protection it offers against cyberbullying. A comprehensive list of key cyberbullying terms have been added to existing inappropriate terms. ChatGard blocks objectionable words in instant messaging (IM), whether they are sent or received. ChatGard can also be set to block the user’s home address, phone number, and other information that would be inappropriate for children to share via IM.
With support for 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE) and a slim-line housing, the DCS-1110 is D-Link’s most versatile camera yet. PoE support, when used with a compatible PoE power injector or PoE switch, eliminates the need for mounting the camera near a power supply. With 0.5 Lux light sensitivity, this camera is capable of capturing video in rooms with minimal lighting, making it ideal for use at night. When enclosed in an optional outdoor housing, the DCS-1110 makes an excellent home security camera.
You can access and control your camera using Internet Explorer. As you watch and listen remotely to video and sound obtained, you can record directly from the web browser to a local hard drive, making. By signing up with one of the many free Dynamic DNS services available on the web, you can assign an easy-to-remember web address to the camera.
Comes with D-ViewCam 2.0 surveillance software to enhance the monitoring and management. Manage and monitor up to four compatible cameras simultaneously with this program. You can also use IP View SE to archive video straight to the hard drive, playback video, set up motion detection to trigger video/audio recording and send e-mail alerts. The DCS-1110 is configurable to record to a network-attached storage (NAS) device, eliminating the need to set up a dedicated computer for storing recorded video.
The VSR-6 is a low-cost, high performance home security thermal camera, and the D-19, an indoor thermal dome camera. When many people think of security cameras they can use around the house, they think of cheap, lowlight cameras that produce grainy, pixilated images during the day and shapeless, indistinct blobs at night.
Thermal security cameras are different. With FLIR Systems, homeowners can have crystal clear imagery that lets them know if someone is on their property. Thermal security cameras let you see what your eyes can’t: invisible heat radiation emitted by all objects regardless of lighting conditions. They can easily detect intruders and other potential hazards to the security of your home and family day and night, in good weather and bad. Available for under $3,000.
The Internet for Kids KidZui, announced a major expansion incorporating new kid-safe social networking features, a Homework Helper, and teacher-approved websites, games, pictures and videos. Designed specifically for kids age 3-12, include a live mini-feed that allows kids to connect and stay in touch with their friends, express their feelings and opinions, and share cool content that they discover online. All friend requests are subject to mutual parent approval.
When kids download KidZui, they start by creating their own Zui (online avatar) which they can customize by changing its skin color, hair color and style, eye color and shape, clothing and accessories. Kids then will have a profile page where they can see their events, tags and visitors. On the new profile page, kids can pick their status and mood from a drop down menu that spans a wide range of emotions and activities from "energetic" to "moody" or "by the pool" to "doing homework."
Homework Helper is a teacher-designed system that gives kids access to thousands of Web pages, pictures and videos matched by subject to every grade level from Kindergarten through eighth grade. Kids choose their grade level from the menu bar and then click on the subject category they are studying (Native American history, solar system, fractions, homophones). Each subject brings related topics and content so kids can easily find the best resources on the web.
KidZui is free but also offers a membership for just $4.95/month or $49.95/year that includes enhanced online reporting for parents, Homework Helper, and fun extras for kids.
The first Internet filtering software for the Apple iPhone has arrived with InternetSafety.com’s new Safe Eyes® Mobile, giving parents a tool to prevent their children from retrieving Web content that should be off-limits to younger users. This new browser for the iPhone, iPhone 3G and iPod Touch blocks millions of pages of inappropriate online content while giving users full access to the rest of the Web, eliminating the need to turn off the iPhone’s highly acclaimed mobile browsing feature to avoid exposing children to the unsavory side of the Internet. A demo is available at www.safeeyes.com/iphonedemo.
It works by checking requested websites against a massive blacklist of potentially objectionable Web addresses that is updated on a daily basis. It prevents access to pages in the pornography, nudity, sex and tasteless/gross categories by default. Parents can also configure the software to filter sites in 31 other categories as well as by URL. In contrast, the iPhone itself can control Internet browsing only by blocking Web access entirely.
Safe Eyes Mobile has no noticeable effect on iPhone performance. In addition, the solution cannot be overridden by children because it is controlled from the Safe Eyes website with password-protected setup. Per-phone pricing will include automatic daily updates of the product’s website blacklist. See video of CES booth.
Nu.M8 is a GPS locator device specifically designed to be worn by children. Launched by UK location services company, the locator is concealed within a child’s digital watch. It does not rely upon the child to be responsible enough to keep their locator with them in a bag or pocket. Instead, when it is securely fastened to a child’s wrist it stays there unless deactivated by a parent.
If, in the worst case scenario if the Nu.M8 is forcibly removed from the child’s wrist an alert is sent immediately to a designated mobile phone and/or email address with the child’s location to give parents an early warning of potential danger.
In the United Kingdom 140,000 children are reported missing to the authorities every year. In the USA 800,000 children were similarly reported missing in 2006 alone .
As far as the child is concerned Nu.M8 is a digital watch. For parents it has been designed with simplicity and ease of use in mind. It is accessible at home, abroad or on holiday from a computer or mobile phone.
To locate your child, simply text “wru” from your mobile phone to Nu.M8 or click “where r you” on the Lok8u secure portal. Your child’s location is then presented as an icon on Google maps and/or the street address and postcode is displayed.
In addition, parents can set unique “safe zones“ in which their child can safely play. This function is activated simply by texting “safe…” followed by a number, which represents the meter radius for your child’s safe area. As long as your child remains in this area no alerts will be sent and you can still communicate with the device using the “wru” function. However, if they stray a priority alert will be sent to the parent’s mobile phone and computer. Other features include:
Available in USA in late spring 2009 US retail price to be determined, plus a monthly subscription charge.
Symantec – Norton
Their latest all in one Norton 360 version 2.0 Premier Edition protects your computer against online threats, and keep it working at peak performance. Features:
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If you're not sure how to protect your children online, help is here. Everything you need to protect your family from Internet dangers and inappropriate content. They even help you save your kids from passing along confidential information online. See video of CES booth.
With interface software compatible with every major cell phone software platform on the market today, Schlage LiNK is an intelligent residential security platform utilizing wireless communication protocols. Schlage LiNK deadbolts and locks provide keyless entry through 4-digit access codes that can be entered, activated, deleted or disabled on the lock's 11-digit push button keypad, or via the Schlage LiNK web portal or mobile application. This gives homeowners the freedom of never having to carry or circulate multiple sets of keys. This is the first Z-Wave-enabled locks and work seamlessly with more than 300 other Z-Wave-enabled home automation devices including products ranging from lighting and temperature to pool and spa controls.
By fusing the use of the new IP Cameras with their Schlage LiNK door locks, homeowners will have the ability to visually confirm their children, family members, friends, houseguests and even service providers before granting them entry.
Sunbelt Software www.sunbeltsoftware.com
Their latest new security solution is VIPRE™ Antivirus + Antispyware. VIPRE is a completely new product that combines antivirus, antispyware, anti-rootkit and other technologies into a seamless, tightly-integrated product. At it's core is an antivirus and antispyware engine that merges the detection of all types of malware into a single, efficient, and powerful system.
User surveys show the biggest frustration with existing anti-malware solutions is bloat and high resource usage. Designed with the latest programming and architectural methodologies, it runs seamlessly without significantly impairing system performance.
VIPRE's all-new anti-rootkit technology finds and disables malicious hidden processes, threats, modules, services, files, Alternate Data Streams (ADS), or registry keys on a user's system. Removing rootkits is supplemented by VIPRE's FirstScan™, which runs at the system's boot time. FirstScan bypasses the Windows operating system, to directly scan certain locations of the hard drive for malware, removing infections where found.
It’s Active Protection works inside the Windows kernel (the core of the operating system), watching for malware and stopping it before it has a chance to execute on a user's system. Active Protection incorporates three methods to protect the user: signature matching, comparing a file for an exact match against VIPRE's definition database; heuristic analysis, which looks at the internal characteristics of a file to determine the likelihood that it is malware; and behavioral analysis, observing the actual actions of a program to determine if it is possibly malware.
There is direct support for Outlook, Outlook Express and Windows Mail; and support for any email program that uses POP3 and SMTP (such as Thunderbird, IncrediMail, and Eudora) against viruses.
A 15-day fully functioning trial version is available on Sunbelt Software's website. A single user annual subscription is $29.95, and 3-user subscription is $39.95. All PCs in a single household can be protected with a single site license for a subscription price of $49.95.
First-to-Market Product Demonstration:
7” Wireless Internet Camera and Photo Monitor (TV-M7) The TV-M7 allows you to view real-time wireless streaming Internet camera video without a computer. Monitor up to 4 cameras at once or scan between 10 cameras manually.
First-to-Market Product Launch:
7” Wireless Internet Camera Monitor Kit (TV-M7110WK)
Monitor your home or business with TRENDnet’s 7” Wireless Internet Camera Monitor Kit. The TV-M7110WK is a complete kit which provides you with all the tools to start your IP Camera security network.
Zoombak GPS Recovery™, is an car aftermarket solution that pinpoints the exact location of stolen vehicles and gives that information directly to the police, significantly increasing the chances of quick and intact recovery. Activated when a vehicle is reported stolen. The Zoombak recovery team works directly with the nearest police department to recover the vehicle, providing real-time location information about the vehicle’s location down to the specific street address or intersection.
No monthly fee is required to maintain the program. Coverage is provided in all 50 states and 100 of the top U.S. metropolitan markets, and is backed by a $2,500 total loss benefit.
Zoombak added state-of-the-art online mapping technology to its interactive Web site through the integration of Microsoft Virtual Earth. With it users can visualize the location of their Zoombak A-GPS locator with street-level and aerial views.
Small and portable it can be used to keep track of many things including bicycles, boats, and even pets. Users access Zoombak.com to setup custom safety zones around virtually any location including homes, parks, malls and schools. When the device crosses one of the virtual boundaries, a text message or email alert promptly notifies users of the location of the device. Starting at an affordable price of $199 plus a low cost monthly service plan.
Stated prices are rounded up to the nearest dollar.
Winners is a member of the Association of Personal Computer User Groups (APCUG) is an international, platform-independent, nonprofit corporation (incorporated in Washington, DC) devoted to helping user groups throughout the world. Almost 400 user groups are members of APCUG. http://www.apcug.net/