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Financing Business Security Systems

Many businesses demand a high quality security system as a standard for regular business operation. Because of its necessity, there are many ways in which a security system can be financed, through traditional finance lease agreement, or a hire purchase or an off balance sheet operating lease if required. A tailored finance solution for all security systems allows for them to be installed straight away with no capital outlay and spread the cost over a pre-determined period. This allows for security systems to be custom made for a specific purpose. The supplier or brand can be chosen ahead of time and the best deal for the equipment can be negotiated before it is put onto on a... Read More »

Thermal Image Security Cameras

Thermal imaging security cameras are getting immense popularity these days due to several reasons. They render infra-red radiations that help in detecting the things invisible to the naked eye. These cameras are commonly known as FLIR (forward looking Infra-red) and possess many uses in business as well as home area. They have been in use for more than a decade in a variety of ways that include night security, military areas, tracking criminals in night time, R&D, Maritime, Intelligent transportation systems, Gas detection, cores and components and many more. The viewing distance of thermal Imaging Security Cameras is limited to the range of Infra-red illuminator. These cameras are capable of... Read More »

How Do Camera Batteries Work?

Camera batteries are essential for outdoor video capture and photography, for both surveillance and general use. But just how do these sources of power work and what are the eternal functions? Essentially, most batteries contain three basic parts. Electrodes, an electrolyte and a separator. Within every battery are two electrodes, both of which are made of conductive material. When a battery is powering a device like a camera, a series of chemical reactions occur in the electrodes. These are collectively known as oxidation-reduction (redox) reactions. These reactions result in the flow of ions between the anode and the cathode. However, some of the most common batteries in use today are lithium-ion... Read More »

Security Fence Configurations

Security fences are used in many different security infrastructures. While the overall physical structure of the fences are the same, they are often configured differently to suit the varying requirements of different sites. Generally, fencing systems consist of panels which are placed alongside horizontal and vertical wires. Panels are hot dip galvanised followed by a coloured powder coating. The panels and wires are placed in between posts, which span the perimeter of the security site. Posts come with holes pre drilled and tapped to accommodate the panels. This is to allow for an easier installation with minimal tools The Posts come with brackets attached by screws which are tightened with an Allen key.... Read More »

Utilising Security Glass Safely and Securely

Security glass is widely used within home and industrial security systems. It is a visually appealing and functional method of cordoning off and protecting various areas in a building. It is imperative however that the materials used are of a high quality. Many security glass systems are of a high quality as standard. However, the combination of high quality glass and a high quality frame which holds it is what needs to be adhered to. It is sometimes the case that whilst high quality glass is used, the frame or fixtures used to hold it are not at the same level of quality, this leads to issues of compatibility and creates vulnerabilities within the security system. The glass can behave differently... Read More »