Thursday, May 17, 2007

Total Access Security - back in development stages!

We were reminded last week, just how much we need security, when our neighborhood (across the street) was broken into again and vandalised. Doing beta testing now on products both based on software and hardwired cams with DVR, and seeing which ones work the easiest, most cost affective, supports the most cams, and yet meets the demands for facial recognition. Quality over quanity. Lucky no-one was hurt and this gives me window of oppertunity to test system in action.

The thought of being able to see my home, business, church group online even at only 5 frames per second, would really allow me more piece of mind especially when I have unknown visitors, unexpected guests, or a new baby sitter. Inhome control and security are priceless. System works in nursing homes, hostpitals, group functions, allowing you security where the where world accepts wireless....

What's new? X10 Home Automation module support on MobileMesh

We are excited to add a complete existing and proven line of security
devices for Home automation ( turn on and off appliances, lights, TV or Radio (remote control need and additional) to produce noise distracting thieves , enhancing security and more. X10 home system is also an inexpensive and nationally recognized brand.

Any ideas and comments?

Thursday, May 10, 2007

FCC CALEA Deadline Approaches in US

The FCC deadline approaches in the US for all ISP/WISP providers
to be CALEA complaint of face a $10,000 per day fine, FAST !

My largest concern is the route of responsibility. I have spoken with several
colleges on the wireless and meshed channels and we all have families and
business to keep alive and want to work with any agency with minimal cost
and overhead in operation of gear.

I have seen gear from $2500 to $7999 , that is to be placed on the network
at each gateway and record and store data. There have been several of us that
have found 'cheaper' alternatives, what software FCC consider CALEA complaint ?
How is that possible on a multipoint mesh network unless it all connects back to
a single collective center(NOC). We recommend placing your CALEA gear at the
NOC/Gateway to reduce expenses.

Will WireShark (packet sniffer) loaded on Ubuntu on a laptop at each gateway,
with remote access , within the realms of CALEA compliance? Again I am asking
people opinions and not in any way instructing. Or will our bandwidth control units
already in place ( which review every packet in and out) with IPtbales and port

Will MikroTik work with thier BCU/Router/Bridge abilities produce the easiest
solution out of the box without selling the farm ? I did find one place that
did not try to sell me a bag of goods, and looks to have a clue.

Allot more information on CALEA
Wireless ISP Assocaition - on CALEA
Intersting reading: