Google Glass Sensors In Competitive Archery

The influence that technology has on modern sporting events is both fascinating and worrisome. Sports are supposed to be fun. And bringing what’s essentially a new toy to the game would seem like an automatic benefit. However, at the same time there’s issues with people gaining unfair advantages or even changing the nature of the game. There’s been concern recently about the impact which Google Glass might have on may competitive events. In particular, competitive archery seems like it might have to confront Google Glass as a threat.

However, at the moment people on both sides of the argument don’t have much to worry about. When people think of Google Glass, it’s usually in the sense of a dynamic augmented reality powerhouse. In reality, Google Glass has a fairly limited display and even more limited processing ability. The biggest concern people have is that it will allow one to get instant targeting advice through the built in sensors.

There’s some legitimate concern there. In particular, it can offer instant advice about surrounding conditions. Inside, one might not really need to factor in the weather. When outside, information about wind conditions can be important. However, at the same time this is something that anyone with a smartphone can already do. Or, when one gets down to it, anyone with a finger they can hold up to the wind can do the same.

The larger concern of the sensors giving complex targeting advice is something which will need to be faced. However, it’s also fairly far in the future. At the moment, Google Glass isn’t up to the dynamic augmented reality features which one would need to get a significant advantage within competitive archery. In fact, one trying to leverage the current hardware into such a task might find their performance limited. It would be a bit like trying to compete based on someone’s description of the environment rather than using one’s own eyes.

Ironically, it’s not the visual display which has the most potential for an archer. Instead, the best use of Google Glass for an archer might come down to the motion sensors. It might server an archer well to get instant feedback about their stance and movement. When one is trying to be still, it can be important to get feedback about movement. This might serve to help people detect and deal with issues in their stance. However, at the moment Google Glass is mostly suited to these types of training activities. It’s not quite there for real-time augmentation.

Tips for Setting Home Security Systems

Here are a few tips for setting up a home security system, in particular the cameras.

1) You might want to walk your property first, if you haven’t already. Find out which areas might be of higher interest. You want to keep a good view of your home, but not draw attention to your cameras either. Your best bet is to hide the camera near a doorway or basement window. This way you can see the entire property, along with who is coming and going. Bushes and shrubs are also a good idea too. Be careful with these areas though. You want to get everything on camera, but you don’t want to cause damage to your plant life.

2) Avoid having the wires running along the outside of the house. Try to get them near the base of the camera and the house. Why? If an intruder discovers them, he or she can cut the cords. Intruders are much craftier then many of give them credit for. Never underestimate what they might do. If you do go with wires, keep them hidden as much as possible.

3) Try to work with the outside lighting as much as possible. Cameras are pretty useless on their own at night. The best thing you can do is get motion-detectors. Combine these with the lighting. These triggers when something is going on outside. The reason I recommend these is, because it will confuse the intruder. It will also throw him or her off balance. Usually when the motion detectors go off the intruder will run away, unless he or she is into danger.

Motion detectors also let you scan through specific video feeds. If you only want to see footage from when the lights where triggered, you can do that. I highly recommend getting this added in. It might cost a bit more money, but it’s going to be worth it.


When it comes to the control panels and keypads, you need to separate these two. The control panel is what we call the “brains” of the operation. Why would you want to have this out in the open? An intruder can easily mess with it. Do yourself a favor and keep the control panel out-of-sight.

When you do install these things, make sure that you know the proper way. Too many people have done it the improper way, this will results in an attack. Improper installation is one of the easiest ways for an intruder to get in. Please consult a professional, even if you are doing this yourself.

Why Businesses Choose Voip Phones

More and more of today’s businesses are choosing to implement VoIP phone systems. There are many reasons why organizations are better off making the switch from traditional analog phone systems to VoIP systems. The most attractive is the potential for VoIP to significantly cut company costs. On average, VoIP can reduce rates by as much as 50% without sacrificing calling ability or quality.

While analog phone systems can have a lower price tag initially, they can be prohibitively expensive to upgrade, and therefore, have limited potential for burgeoning businesses. For instance, if a company wants to move a specific worker from one office to the next, this can involve the rewiring of a punchboard by an analog phone technician, which is an expensive endeavor. VoIP phones can more easily and inexpensively accommodate changes of this nature.

The quality of the VoIP connection is every bit as high as that of any conventional phone system, and has been reported to be even higher than many mobile phone connections. Its reliability is as high as any reliable Internet service provider. The phones are quite simple to use and offer the same features as traditional phone systems.

VoIP phone systems come with a wide array of attractive options such as telephone conferencing, voicemail to email delivery, music-on-hold, three-way calling and many other digital features. These systems give owners the option to choose multiple area codes within and outside of the state where the business is located. For instance, some clients select to use Vonage. Fresno, CA can be their home base, yet they can select a Texas or New York area code. VoIP calls can be received through the local number even when one is on an international trip. This is possible with no additional charge to the calling party.

Since VoIP phone systems rely on the Internet rather than the simple copper wire circuits used by conventional phone systems, VoIP users have the advantage of greater flexibility of changes, moves and add-on features. Many times, these changes can be configured quickly and easily through use of a user-friendly, point-and-click software.

Companies with already-established analog phone systems can now integrate VoIP through analog gateways to take advantage of the fax or alarm system capabilities of VoIP’s digital features. The business that wants a phone system that will evolve and grow with the business should, without a doubt, select a VoIP system.