The Rules Of Covert CCTV & How It Can Be Used.

COVERT CCTV IMAGERemaining hidden and not giving away your position is sometimes the only way to capture a true event, and it’s this exact sentiment which makes covert CCTV such a great solution for building surveillance – nobody knows it’s there!

For the majority of well behaved law abiding citizens general CCTV doesn’t pose much of a threat. We acknowledge its existence but it doesn’t phase us because we know we aren’t doing anything wrong. But of course, not everyone is a do-gooder, there are shady characters out there. 

The Rules, Regs & Ethics Of Installing Covert CCTV

Although visible CCTV will catch crooks or events in action sometimes hidden surveillance is better suited. If you suspect that an employee or person(s) is up to no good then it’s your right to try and get to the bottom of it. However, there are laws in place that prevent you from using continual surveillance without having a specific reason, so you need to be sure that your hunch of wrong doing is sufficient enough for covert CCTV. (more…)

5 Intelligent Security Systems For Home & Work

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In the last ten years the technology involved in devices around the home and office has reached new heights. One of the most advanced departments is the commercial and domestic security genre. It has long been admired for the stealthy way it protects people, establishing itself as a leading category for innovation and product design. Yet in recent years security products have become smaller, tougher and more adaptable, many systems are now fully compatible to work alongside IT and serve multiple purposes rather than hosting just one singular function. 

For what might have seemed unfathomable ten or twenty years ago has morphed into a reality. And the best thing about it? The average homeowner can get involved. Buying intelligent security systems for home and work no longer has to leave a huge dent in your bank account. They are no longer limited to spy novels, James Bond films or high-secure jewellers. Intelligent security systems are readily available for anyone seeking reliable yet sophisticated building surveillance and safety.  

Domestic & Commercial Espionage With Intelligent Security Systems

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Genie CCTV Camera In Fire Alarm Case (Product Code – GC3HSMO/A)

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What Are IP Ratings? Demystifying Lighting Terms.

quizzedUnless you’re a qualified electrician, a trainee or somebody who’s already come across the term – you may not know what an IP rating means.

Like most electrical goods, lighting comes with its fair share of jargon. And the term IP rating is a prominent player in lighting slang. But what is it and how will it effect your decision buying lights? 

What Are IP Ratings? Alphabetical & Numerical Breakdown.

The letters ‘IP’ stands for Ingress Protection, ie – how well protected a fitting is. After ‘IP’ comes the numbers, and it’s these collection of numbers which will play a crucial role in guiding you towards the correct grade of lighting for a particular location.

We all know that leaving a mobile phone or a credit card outside in the rain all night may just present you with problems the following morning. This is because these items were not built to perform in harsh environments. They should remain dry and safe in order to continue performing.

Lighting uses the same kind of premise. Most lights will only be able to perform indoors and away from hazards like dust and water. However some lights have been purposely built to cope with such hazards. And this is where the IP rating comes in handy because it tells you directly, without bumbling, whether or not your light can be fitted on a building site, around water or be fully submerged. (more…)

Home Security: How To Make Your Home More Secure

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It’s probably the most important building of your life, so ensuring your home is fully secure should be a top priority. Yet everyone’s situation is different, some homes require advanced security whereas others seek common sense and minor tweaks to provide extra peace of mind.

For instance, detached properties or those situated in rural areas may be more inclined to install CCTV compared to those living in terrace houses. The same goes for areas with a high crime rate and a bad reputation for break-ins, these locations will almost always be subject to more surveillance and home security efforts than those located in an area with a lower crime rate. (more…)