We read with pure disgust that some punks went around and burned four flags in a quiet Laguna Niguel, CA neighborhood.
Then we see that the same thing is happening in Dallas, Texas as well. A man comes home to find his flag a pile of ashes. Only this time, it’s the 2nd time his flag was burned.
The first time, an Iraq veteran donated a flag that flew over his base camp to the man, though luckily that was not the one that was not burned.
I am a veteran that served four active years, two in Fulda, Germany, keeping tanks & trunks humming just in case the Russians blew in through the “Fulda Gap.” Five years after the Baader-Meinhof gang arrested, and we are walking guard at some ammo dump in the middle of nowhere, in cold that makes your feet numb so bad you can not feel them, with a M-16 with no ammo.
Anyway, I am completely disgusted that any flags are burned & the culprits are probably young men who watch too many violent video games and have absolutely no life. Flags are the symbol of the people that make up a country, with all it’s hopes & dreams captured in a banner. I love flags; they are beautiful & I enjoy the diversity of our world and it’s people and it’s flags.
And it all gets vaporized in a few minutes by some immature punk. I really wanted to talk about a new movie called The Hurt Locker, which is about a solider who goes around diffusing roadside bombs in Iraq. It’s gritty and pretty realistic, and it’s not playing in that many theaters, so you will have to hunt it down.
Though if you are concerned that the vandalism is eventually going to reach your neighborhood, or if you have already been vandalized, then we have an inexpensive wireless outdoor camera with infrareds is just you need to light up the night.
The VersaCam LiveView 36 Infrared Wireless Outdoor Camera is a little color bullet wireless camera that can see up to 50 feet at night in the dark, and several hundred feet during the day. What’s great about the VersaCam LiveView is that you don’t have to drop a grand on a surveillance system.
The VersaCam LiveView 36 Infrared Wireless Outdoor Camera
The VC/36 trasmits the wireless signals to a little box that plugs into the USB port of your computer. Actually, you install the drivers first, then you plug in the box & power it up. It can accept up to 4 cameras, though you can not see them split screen, only one at a time ever 3.5 seconds.
We installed the drivers, powered the base & installed this Blue Iris software that you use to see the cameras. This is a pretty slick program, and you get it for free. We hooked up one small box camera, as we are waiting on a VC/36 to test.
Then you find a spot outside to put the camera. You can put one pointing @ the front door, and one pointing out the front yard or driveway as well. It can take up to four, though it only shows one @ a time every 3.5 seconds. We will hook up 2, 3 & 4 total to see how it works with that much video and if it records all the time, or just when it shows the camera. It’s limited, though for a couple camera set-up for people on a budget, or just don’t want to drop big coin on some cameras, it WILL do the job of filming your local punks.
Then you set up the software and tell it to use the driver you installed & you can see the image. What’s great is that it has motion detection, so it can send you a variety of alerts when something moves in front of the camera.
Put it at your front door, and you can see who is there from any Internet connection in the building, or the world! You can choose to get email or text messaging alerts to your phone, as well as audio alerts over the computers loudspeaker. It also turns a camera into a webcam.
So you put one of these little guys out front, and point it at your flag. IF some punks come around and mess with your car, boat, truck, RV, pink plastic flamingos, halloween decorations, baby Jesus, or garden Trolls, then you got them on record because the Blue Iris software is recording the video to disc.
Now you have something to burn to a DVD to give to the Coppers when they show up. Protect your flag, your car, and your property from vandals and punks with the super easy to use and set up VersaCam VC/36 video surveillance camera.
Protecting your property…
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