All posts by Mick

Camera Heat Damage, What To Look Out For and How to Avoid it

While cameras are designed to be used in the great outdoors, they are not immune to it. Over time, the temperature, air and humidity of the environment can take its toll. Which is why its important to insure it is protected to the best of its owners ability against the elements. Heat Damage Protecting a camera against heat is a difficult task. You simply cannot control the temperature of the weather. But you can control the heat generated inside the camera. One way to do this is by particularly switching off unnecessary functions. For instance, not using the LCD screen will cause the camera to not use as much electricity, thus generating less heat. Other features such as HD... Read More »

What To Do In The Aftermath of a Break-In

Unfortunately break-ins do happen, a one off event that has a knock-on effect over your business or personal life. Its important to realise just how much of an effect an event like this does have over your life. It may be the last thing you want to think about, but taking the time to slow down and assess just what happened can save you from a lot of stress and racing thoughts in the future. When you’ve gotten your head together it’s important to assess the physical damage to your property or business. Making sure you know exactly what happened will allow you to build on the failings of your old security... Read More »

Motion Cameras

Many cameras on the market keep a constant recording of what’s going on in their visual range. A constant feed. A 24/7 recorded feed is great for the fact that you can be sure everything the camera sees is kept. But it can be an issue when sifting through footage to find the specific time the camera actually saw something you should be aware of. A solution to this is to use motion cameras. As the name suggests, these cameras will only start recording when it picks up movement within its visual range. Another great advantage to motion cameras is that they are usually independent units. So they do not need to be connected to a computer or a power supply. Simply... Read More »

The Disadvantages Of Using Fake Cameras

In the last post we looked at the advantages of using fake cameras, but are there any disadvantages to this security strategy? Obviously the first glaring disadvantage is that fake cameras provide no system of visual awareness like real cameras do. They do not make recordings of the environment and as such can’t be used to refer to when assessing the surrounding area, in real time or when referring to a recording. Fake cameras provide a false sense of security While fake cameras are a comparatively cheap deterrent against criminals, instilling a sense of defence against them. They also instil a false sense of security in the owners. It can be... Read More »

The Advantages Of Using Fake Cameras

It’s impossible for a criminal to tell if a security camera is real or not, so why bother installing real ones? It may be risky, but using fake cameras saves money and still acts as a deterrent against criminals and vandals. Obviously you don’t have the protection of a visual recording and real time surveillance. But you also don’t to stay up all night watching the cameras, or pay a security guard to do the job, simply put the fake cameras up and you have 24/7 protection with no running costs. Saving money on cameras will allow you put the extra funds into the critical, final defences of the security infrastructure. This can be an effective... Read More »