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Posted by Hermione Crone
24th March 2017

Intruder Alarm Buying Guide

Research by the British Crime Survey shows the presence of a burglar alarm on your building will reduce criminal activity. This is especially the case when combined with robust doors and windows, double locks, security lights and CCTV cameras. To protect your property and loved ones, it’s therefore recommended to install burglar alarms to both […]

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Posted by Hermione Crone
16th March 2017

CCTV In The UK

You can’t go far in the UK without seeing a CCTV camera or warning sign. Aside from privately owned commercial and residential cameras, local councils provide CCTV – however, as we reported a little while ago, Westminster council recently decommissioned their CCTV network. So, just how many cameras are out there watching us? London, being […]

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Posted by Hermione Crone
1st March 2017

Tips for Keeping Your Security Systems Safe from Hackers

Smart home security systems are potentially vulnerable to hackers, especially if pre-emptive measures aren’t in place. This is because your CCTV cameras and intruder alarm will be connected to the same online network. If criminals manage to access this network, they can disable the alarm and enter the property unimpeded. There are numerous ways to […]

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Keep your belongings safe while at university.
Posted by Hermione Crone
20th December 2016

How You Can Stay Safe as a Student

Students can be particularly vulnerable to crime, especially those who move into halls of residence or private shared accommodation away from home. Moving out can be a pretty unsettling experience for youngsters, entering a completely new city with completely new people. The uncertainty can breed a susceptibility to crime that thieves look to take advantage […]

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Channel 4 broadcast The Watchman in August 2016.
Posted by Hermione Crone
13th December 2016

Channel 4 Look at What Can Go Wrong With CCTV

Back in August 2016, Channel 4 broadcast one-off drama The Watchman starring Stephen Graham as the main protagonist. Working as a CCTV nightshift operator, his character uses a two-way communication system to intervene with a gang of local drug dealers with disastrous consequences. Billed as a tale of ‘surveillance gone wrong’, the drama is a […]

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MicroSD cards can be used to store CCTV footage on-site.
Posted by Hermione Crone
6th December 2016

What Do You Do with Your CCTV Footage?

How to store your CCTV footage is an often neglected afterthought when purchasing security equipment. This is why it’s best to seek the advice of a professional security company before making an investment. They’ll recommend the best recording equipment for your CCTV, advising on such solutions as video compression, video encoding and hybrid systems so […]

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CCTV Analytics software is a great way to view and regulate your security cameras.
Posted by Hermione Crone
29th November 2016

CCTV Analytics Software Can Boost Your Business Security

The most effective way to view and regulate your CCTV cameras is by using analytics software. It allows you to examine images with far more transparency by incorporating such technology as facial and number plate recognition for enhanced control. Furthermore, if a suspicious individual, vehicle or object is recognised within your vicinity, you’ll be alerted […]

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New smart security technology will recognise your friends
Posted by Hermione Crone
22nd November 2016

New Smart Security Technology Can Recognise Your Friends

Facial recognition software is being enhanced to recognise familiar faces within the vicinity of your property. Any unwanted visitors will alert the system, sending a live stream of the camera feed to your chosen device so you can act accordingly. The technology works by building an algorithm from individual facial characteristics, storing each entry so […]

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Live images of a break in will be sent directly to a trained specialist.
Posted by Hermione Crone
15th November 2016

How Remote CCTV Monitoring Works

To enhance the effectiveness of CCTV systems, your cameras can be integrated into a remote monitoring station via an internet connection. This allows an Alarm Receiving Centre to react 24-hours a day if any suspicious activity should occur. For home and business owners across the country, knowing their CCTV is being monitored at all times […]

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