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WatchMyStuff Featured In MetroWireKC’s “Business in Motion”

Gina Stuelke by Kenton Brothers is quickly gaining attention in the local marketplace. In fact, MetroWireKC recently featured a story on SecureMyStuff and Kenton Brothers CEO Gina Stuelke. SecureMyStuffonline video security cameras can offer an easy and inexpensive alternative way to secure clients properties using hosted service.  Kenton Brothers CEO Gina Stuelke was proud to say “We’re able to prevent things from happening because alerts can be sent to let you know someone is tampering with your dumpster or doing something on the property. The client can see what’s going on and choose to take action before something happens.” Since WatchMyStuff is hosted on the SecureMyStuff network by Kenton Brothers, it requires less critical infrastructure and investment on the part of the client, making it an excellent option for smaller businesses that don’t have the infrastructure needed for traditional video systems. Plus, you can watch your security camera feeds and recorded events from anywhere in the world.  As long as you’ve got an internet capable phone, tablet, laptop, or pc, you can log into the SecureMyStuffonline site and immediately view what your security camera is capturing. “We are focusing on being part of the leading edge in technology as it relates to the security world,” says Stuelke. “It’s an exciting time for our business.” To read the full article, go to or to learn more about WatchMyStuff, visit our web site

Have You Experienced Vandalism At Your Community Swimming Pool? We Can Help.

*Post written by Penny Jackson, Marketing and Sales Specialist for Kenton Brothers and SecureMyStuff THE PROBLEM I’ve received several calls this spring and early summer from Homeowners Association (HOA) members and property managers who are concerned about the security of their community pools. Homeowners Associations are putting more and more money into the cleaning, maintenance and repair of their community pools due to vandals and trespassers. In fact, I was just discussing this issue with a friend a couple of weeks ago. He lives in a subdivision that has a community pool that has been vandalized and they have had to deal with the destruction left behind. Several HOA members suspect local teenagers that live within the subdivision are to blame. When damage or vandalism happens at the community pool, all members of the homeowners association have to pitch in extra money in order to clean and repair the pool.  Understandably, they want a solution that can identify the perpetrators and share the information with police. Or, if the perpetrator is someone within their community, they can approach the specific homeowner about the situation. This helps ensure that only the guilty party is responsible for the damage and clean up, rather than placing the financial burden on all members of the HOA. THE SOLUTION The problem most homeowners associations run into is the fact that the majority of inexpensive security strategies available to them are retroactive or merely passive attempts at security (alarms, lights, “no trespassing” signs, or fences around the perimeter). As most of us know, a simple fence and locked gate is not going to deter a trespasser or vandal, nor is it going to identify the perpetrator. WatchMyStuff is an ideal option for HOA's determined to keep an eye on the community swimming pool from anywhere in the world.  WatchMyStuff is a hosted, internet-based video camera system that is inexpensive (plans start around $33/mo.) and easy to use.  The cameras available through WatchMyStuff have the ability to send alerts upon activity within the camera’s field of view and the video clips can be viewed at on any capable smart phone, laptop, or personal desktop computer. Trespassers and vandals can literally be caught red handed and police can be dispatched immediately before any further damage is done.  To learn more about WatchMyStuff and to see a live demo, click here.  For more information, give us a call today at 1-888-536-8661.

What Do America’s Funniest Home Videos And SecureMyStuff Have In Common?

This week's post is written by Penny Jackson, Marketing and Sales Specialist for SecureMyStuff and Kenton Brothers... Every Sunday night, at my 9 year old daughter's insistence, my family gathers around the TV in our living room to watch America's Funniest Home Videos. With all of the commitments our family has throughout an average week, we rarely have time to just enjoy each other’s company and share a laugh.  We look forward to this weekly tradition as it lets us relax and have a good chuckle before another whirlwind week of work, school and sports commitments. Recently, we were watching AFV host Tom Bergeron present us with hilarious footage sent to ABC from all over the country and I noticed that one of the videos supplied happened to be from a security camera.  I realized that funny security camera footage isn’t all that unusual and it made me also think of TV shows like “World’s Dumbest Criminals.”  Those shows THRIVE on silly clips that happened to be picked up by security cameras. So now I’ve got this all-consuming desire to catch someone doing something really amusing on our cameras here at our offices.  I mean, wouldn’t it be great to win that $10,000 prize, or even the $100,000 prize and a Disney vacation for my family, just by submitting a funny video captured by our security cameras? Our SecureMyStuff Trash Cam alone has picked up some funny nuggets of security camera outtakes.  In fact, a few weeks ago we all gathered around my computer monitor to giggle over the live security feed of our local dumpster diver digging through our dumpster in broad daylight.  The funny part wasn’t that he was digging around in there, but that he literally had his entire body upside down in the dumpster, with only his feet dangling out over the edge.  It was funny in a cartoonish sort of way. That’s one ambitious dumpster diver. Two weeks ago our Trash Cam picked up video of someone trying to physically move our dumpster.  As soon as motion was detected by the camera, the system sent us an alert that something was happening at the dumpster.  Our dumpster is chained to the side of the building, so we were all curious to see why someone was trying to move our dumpster.  As we watched the live feed online through the SecureMyStuff web site, we got quite a show of these guys using our loading dock/ ramp to practice trick bike jumps. Now I know these aren’t the best examples of funny videos caught by security cameras, but now I’m bound and determined to watch each video alert from our camera with new interest.  The great thing about the security cameras like the ones we offer at SecureMyStuff is that you have the ability to watch your property online, and you may even get lucky and have something entertaining to share with others (or enter to AFV for a big cash award). Take a look below at some of the hilarious security camera captured clips I found on YouTube. Have you captured something funny, unbelievable, or just plain stupid on your security cameras?  Share it with us!

Caught On Tape…Thanks To The Trash Cam!

Do you remember the story we posted two weeks ago titled "Trash Cam: What Is It? And Why Do Our Clients Care?" Well, now we have photographic evidence of someone that we see in our parking lot quite often these days and have captured his every move on our Trash Cam by SecureMyStuff.  As you can see from the pictures below, we were able to take screenshots of the video and catch him in the act. While this may be a relatively harmless example of how the Trash Cam works, you can see how handy it can be for your business during late nights and weekends when a dumpster is left alone and vulnerable in a dark alley or parking lot. Visit the demos page of the SecureMyStuff web site to see live videos of our Trash Cam and other video feeds. If you would like more information on the Trash Cam or other surveillance services offered by SecureMyStuff, call us today at 1-888-536-8661.

Trash Cam: What Is It? And Why Do Our Clients Care?

We’ve been asking our clients what one of their biggest concerns is regarding the security of their property. Time and time again, the response is the dumpster.  Several building owners and managers around Kansas City have had trouble keeping an eye on their outdoor trash dumpsters. Many have found mattresses, couches, TVs, and other various objects left in their dumpsters by trespassers or former tenants. When items like these are left in a dumpster, the owner incurs additional charges from their trash pickup provider.  Since dumpsters are typically left unattended and sit in a location that is out of view of the general public, trespassers are able to dump unwanted items at all hours of the day without being seen. At Kenton Brothers, we’ve had items placed in our dumpster illegally so we decided to unveil the “Trash Cam” by SecureMyStuff.  The “Trash Cam” is our eye in the sky that alerts us of any activity at the dumpster site, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  This ensures we are able to keep an eye on the activity at the dumpster, as well as allowing us to identify and pursue violators and trespassers.  Follow some simple instructions in order to take a look at the live demo feed of our “Trash Cam” here. Have you or other business owners you know had experiences with unwanted or illegal dumping? Share your stories in the comments section below and give us a call today if you want to learn more about putting the "Trash Cam" to work for your business!


Systems for Security
Founded in 1897, Kenton Brothers is Kansas City's oldest security company. KB is dedicated to the sale and support of systems that protect people, property and possessions.


Axis is an IT company offering network video solutions for professional installations. The company is the global market leader in network video, driving the ongoing shift from analog to digital video surveillance. Secure My Stuff is a proud partner of Axis Communications.


Spay & Neuter KC
We have partnered with Spay & Neuter Kansas City because we believe in their efforts to help animals! Through their efforts, shelter intake has dropped 35% and euthanasia has dropped 55% in 3 years. In support of their work, we donate our hosted video surveillance and monitoring solution to protect their facility and furry residents.