Technological Advances in the Field of Security

What comes to mind when the word “TECHNOLOGY” is mentioned?

Most of us would immediately associate the following concepts:

  • gadgets
  • smartphones
  • The Internet
  • Appliances
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computers
  • Social Media
  • Drones
  • Space Travel

There are a whole lot more ideas and concepts that one immediately and readily associates with technology.

For this blog entry, let me highlight an area that has been greatly using technology to its advantage – security.

Yes, no matter if it is the private sector or the government sector, one thing is for sure, technology is also moving forward in terms of producing gears and apparels that greatly help in advancing the security protocols of different institutions.

From the basic pistols and guard gear security jackets to state of the art lock systems, technology is helping people feel more safe in every aspect of life.

Of course, this does not only mean that the focus is just on the people that are being protected. Apparels are also being enhanced in order to protect the officers that are actually gearing up to save people from dangerous situations.

This is an important part of the advancement process because no matter how technologically advanced a security tech is, it is more important to make sure that the person operating and the person who would be in front ground when something happens, are just as protected.

It should be noted that people in the field of security are more likely to perform their jobs better if they have the proper gears and apparels to go with their job. Even if they have a high security facility, if they are wearing crappy uniforms and have dysfunctional guns, then when an emergency situation arises, you cannot expect them to be at their best. They might even end up harming themselves and others if they are not equipped with the right tools.

Thus, technology also focuses on making sure that the people who work as police and security personnel are not just physically ready, but are “equipment” ready.

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If there is one thing that technology has greatly changed, its the work environment, especially for businesses in Illinois.

There have been white collar jobs and professional services that were affected by the dramatic technological changes since the past years. Tasks such as bookkeeping and clerical works were handled by a computing technology which models human abilities such as analytics and “Big Data”. The routine tasks in manufacturing were taken over by works of computer and automation.

With the presence of emails, people nowadays are no longer paying postal offices to send letters. So we expect to see fewer mail men working now. The future of traditional newspaper prints is becoming uncertain too because the internet is publishing thousands of blogs everyday where people have free access to. The job of a librarian is also becoming endangered because students now are relying more on the fast and effective tool of internet’s search engine.

This idea of emerging technologies wiping off jobs is startling everyone in society. But many economists believe that there is a promising future brought by advances in innovation and technology.

This holds true for areas like water damage restorations services, who have improved so much in terms of speed, accuracy and efficiency, all thanks to technology. Chemical compositions of items used for disinfecting and other jobs have also improved, making companies that offer this service compete in a higher level.

This is the reason why websites like have emerged – to help provide helpful information on which companies have what it takes to call themselves “updated” in terms of water damage service techniques and systems.

While many jobs are likely to be replaced by these remarkable advancements, new categories of jobs will also likely emerge. Robots designers, transportation network engineers and people skilled in software development and data analytics are the kind of professionals most likely needed in the near future. The ordinary worker will see their jobs augmented by the new innovations and they will learn additional skills making them more marketable.

There are some professions which are expected to be spared from the technological force. These are jobs requiring creativity, empathy and intuitiveness. If we are to ensure today’s students with a job that’s not going to be obsolete in the future, we can always recommend to them the careers of nurses, psychologists, teachers and marketing sales representative. The innovations in health care lengthen people’s lives and the services of health care professionals are much needed. Machines cannot replace the job of an inspiring and skilled teacher. Teachers are certainly needed in the future workforce.

Below is a video of how the world of employment and jobs has changed over the past years:

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Living Near Your Tech Business Through Proper Search Of Homes For Sale In Anniston

Over a year ago, I was browsing through some websites about do-it-yourself craft ideas for children’s party. I stumbled upon a blog with contents about artisanal concepts on designs. Gazing at the site’s vintage wallpaper, handwritten fonts and simple layout, I felt connected to it. I had always been charmed by anything “old school”. I took pleasure looking at the beautiful images of craft designs made and photographed by the author. I became an instant fan of hers.

The creative author’s name is Sandra. She’s a graphic designer who owns a small dainty studio in Anniston. It is the creative process and digital technology that makes her produce quality artworks. Although she’s more on the side of making handmade things, she finishes almost everything with the help of an editing software and a high-end printer. I admired her craft works that I signed up for a weekly newsletter to get updates about her scheduled workshops.

At some point, we became acquainted at one of her workshops. We became good friends and now sharing the same hobbies in crafting and designs. Sandra is also quite skilled in photography and that she believes in investing in a good camera. She has two vintage cameras, professional SLR camera and other three Fujifilm cameras. Aside from being fanatic about cameras, she shows enthusiasm with the latest electronic gadgets in the market because she believes technology enhances her creative life.

It was the Internet technology which sparked an idea for Sandra to open her design studio and shop. At first, she started her designing business through the Internet without going through the fuss and difficulty of getting a big capital. She sold her works online and used Instagram as part of her marketing tools. It has been a helpful way in promoting her business while being creative at the same time.

Sandra’s business had been running so smoothly. It’s one good indication that her market had widened because of social media. A lot of people from the states and other countries had appreciated her beautiful works. She’s been catering orders and requests from both local and international. Sometimes, I do accompany and assist her in her workshops held in different cities.

Sandra never asked help from anyone even from her parents when putting up her business. Her parents wanted her to work in big company but she followed the path that will fulfill her. She’s been working hard to make her business a success. She had accomplished something tough. When she told me that she will be living an independent life, I was happy for her. It meant she had to live on her own. And she wanted to live in a house she can call her own. As expected from a friend, I helped her find a nice simple house near to her studio. I searched through the ads in the internet for some homes for sale in Anniston. I found one that I knew she would love because we’ve always had the same style and taste and that’s the foremost reason why we became friends.


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Unlock an iPhone and Unlock your Mind

iPhone Creator Steve Jobs

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Appreciating the Greatness of iPhone Gadgets

It’s another weekend which I don’t have plans and nowhere at all to be. I can put down everything and read a book to escape the morass of everyday life. This time I want to temporarily ditch the fiction. Today’s state of mind dictates me to read the serious stuff. Life stories and biographies of real people are what interest me now. I browse into our mini-library’s shelf. I come across with these words in a book, Innovation Secrets. It’s a book sitting in our shelf for two years and I feel like re-reading it. It’s a book that reminds and reinforces my image and knowledge of Steve Jobs. It can be inspiring to be reminded how his philosophy and ideas changed everything. This man deserves his place in history.

I would imagine how our world today looks like without Steve Jobs. We’d likely still be in mobile phone damned complexity. We probably won’t have a decent browsing experience on the phone.

I have recently been fixated on my iPhone, thus the reason for my sudden impulse to learn more about the reason behind its existence. I came across a link that lead me to a site about the truth behind unlocking iPhone gadgets. Beyond the blog itself, I was more focused on the numerous comments on different issues on unlocking an iPhone and how some had to go through all the pain of getting fooled by scammers. For the iPhone to be used in such a mean way, is something I am quite sure, Steve Jobs never wanted to happen.

Apple products, especially iPhone gadgets, have made great impacts in the lives of people today. Perhaps the most remarkable change ushered by the iPhone is that it has created an age of internet that can be accessed anywhere, at any time. It gave us access to emails wherever we were and showed the way for apps like Instagram and Viber. It has been created to put the Internet, phone, movies, and music in a pocket.

A long time ago, I did not own an iPhone and did not bother to succumb to such popular trend but it was its pure simplicity which convinced me to purchase my first iPhone. It was love at first touch as I vividly remember it. The touch screen is simple yet sophisticated. The movement in and out of the applications and the transition from one mode to another is simple yet so refined. Sure, smartphones are capable of making calls, accessing the internet and playing music but it’s the iPhone which has first introduced a device so simple that a two-year-old child can use it. It is the phone that altered the smartphone landscape eight years ago and brought in the new era of intelligent mobile piece.

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On a personal note, this little thing has the ability to enhance my lifestyle. I have been using it to track my eating habits, track my exercise routine, create my grocery shopping list, organize my work schedules and help me keep up with the daily news. It helps me stay in touch with the world and leads me to the things that interest me. I love how it also allows me to use it as a medium to express myself creatively. There’s too much inspiration everywhere that I limitlessly enjoy taking shots through its camera. I like that it produces quality images and it’s not a complex process. From photographing through processing an image, it has been easy and less time consuming. The iPhone is obviously an indispensable product for everyone who has dreamed of owning something that redefines one’s lifestyle, clears up the small frustrations and makes things so surprisingly simple and ingenious.



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Wheelchair Technology

While traveling to 7-ELEVEN the other day, I noticed a group of people using wheelchairs. They were riding these funny-looking contraptions. The chairs had three wheels with the two big rear ones tilted. There are no back rests. I wonder why? These guys must be athletes because they have big upper bodies with bulging muscles. Being a self-confessed technology enthusiast, I was thinking maybe this is another area of innovation that should be investigated.

In the hospital, we always come across conventional wheelchairs. These have four wheels with two big rear ones and two front small ones. The big wheels have handles in them where a rider/user could grip and push for mobility. The backrests have handles where somebody could push a rider. These ones are very common in and around clinics and hospitals.

Arriving home, I made my research. Believing that every person should be given an opportunity to explore and be informed about technology, I used google search and read  about them in the hope of sharing with you my readers and followers. I hope this will be educational and interesting to you as it did for me.


The first thing I looked for were the conventional wheelchairs. Conventional ones are basically chairs fitted with wheels. An assistant is required to push the rider around. These come in multiple forms and sizes but the basic features are all the same. The ones I saw at the grocery store are the sports variant. They do not have back rests because the rider leans forward for added strength in moving. They use these for races. It is like sprinting or running but using one’s arms to power the run or the sprint.


One that deserves checking out is the technology laden wheelchair produced by a start-up company called WHILL. Featured in CNN’s technology page, it is an innovative wheelchair that not only could goes forward and backward by itself, but could also be controlled to turn around 360 degrees. It could be controlled by a rider/user to go into tight places inside the home or the office. Being technology laden, it could be controlled using smart phones like the iPhone 6. The ergonomics and features are really cool. Designed by Japanese car engineers, these highly innovative tools are small four wheel-drive cars. Powered by chargeable batteries, the unique front wheels make it possible for it to turn around in the same place. The impact of this type of technology and innovation is what I want my readers to explore and understand.


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Tech News: Bluetooth Homephone Integration


As a self-confessed technology geek (especially communications stuff) I love coming across some of the less likely areas of innovation and tech advances. Things like smartphones, Google Glass and now smart watches do get me excited, but I simply love it when otherwise mundane things see a real change through technology. One such area that I recently encountered is the plain and simple home phone system.

Because smartphones have taken over so much in the last 5 to 10 years, the home phone has really taken a back seat. This, of course is understandable, since for most people there really is no need to have more than one phone and smartphones just do so much more than a home phones could possible advance to.

I noticed this when I was trying to add some new numbers to my cordless AT&T phone, which is at least 10 years old. The task was really unintuitive and time consuming as you have to follow the old texting approach where you press buttons numerous times in order to get the right letters. Some of the younger readers will probably have no idea what I am talking about 😉

Anyway, I wanted to add about 20 new numbers and I soon figured out that would end up taking too long and I was getting frustrated; I just couldn’t face spending the next hour trying to input that information. So I wondered whether there was some sort of technology in place to sync my cell phone and home phone. And the answer is yes, technology has triumphed again!

I found some great information and reviews on cordless phones with built-in Bluetooth technology that would also hook up to my PBX. And this makes perfect sense. For short range wireless connections, Bluetooth is ideal and there is practically no cell phone available these days that does not have this simple technology built in.

I quickly went onto Amazon and with my Prime membership I had a new Panasonic cordless phone delivered to my door the following day. Within 10 minutes I had it connected, turned on and most importantly, all my contacts synced, so I did not have to manually enter them. This was such a blessing!

But that’s not where my delight ended. I am now also able to make and take cell phone calls on my home phone. When I come home I can set my iPhone in the charging dock in my office and any incoming calls will divert to my new home phone. I can still decide whether or not to divert to voicemail and more importantly I don’t end up searching the house for my phone when it starts ringing.

So it turns out that all you need to do is find a higher spec cordless phone and you are ready to go and sync your whole communications system. I am now wondering what other slightly old fashioned things in life could be improved by using Bluetooth? There has to be so much more that this incredibly inexpensive technology can be used for.

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A Story of Tech Business Success

Other people are not aware of the fact that a lot of young people have wonderful stories to share. They are often misguided by the idea that young people only have stories of struggles to offer. Contrary to that belief, the community of young professionals and business people have stories to offer that everyone can learn a lesson from.

Jessica was once a typical girl that belonged to a below middle-class family. She had a difficult childhood in terms of her family’s financial capability. For this reason, she decided to enter the buy and sale of tech gadgets. She got into this business in hopes of earning even just a little extra, to have additional cash for her school expenses and her allowance. Now, she has more than enough of what she targeted to have. She has now become one of the many people that have become successful in their business escapade through products of technology and gadgets.

Jessica’s primary tool in selling the products was her own collection of tech gadgets that she took the time to gather through determination and proper financial handling. Sure, there are already a lot of people who are in this business, but Jessica found ways to make her gadgets unique and her sales pitches were personal to her so that people will associate her success, to the products and gadgets she is selling.

She found success in the business not only because she was very persistent and determined to succeed, but also because she had a wide spectrum of target market. Using the online community alone, there are a lot of people who are always in the lookout for the latest gadgets and technology so that they can buy them and use them and then discard them when a newer version comes along. Thus, Jessica is in the perfect time to sell the products because of the higher demand from people.

When her network and her clients were growing faster in number, she made sure that her lines of communication are always clear so that no miscommunication would take place. She is selling technology gadgets and tools as a business, she cannot afford to be low tech in her handling of the business work flow. Hence, she made sure to avail of the Virtual PBX system by AT&T so that her Internet lines are synchronized and clear, between her employees and her clients.

Adding more to Jessica’s success in the business is her own flare of positivity and her excellent people skills. She had a style of talking to people that left them amazed and feeling comfortable towards her.


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