All posts by Mick

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 »

Night Time Security

If you are securing a premises you will want it kept secure primarily at night time. Most criminals carry out theft and vandalism under the cover of the night. To do  this there are many night applicable security tools available. Night vision cameras are a great choice. With the night vision feature these cameras a adapted to see 24/7. There are many variations in the quality of the night vision, with visibility ranges increasing along side the cost and quality of the camera. Another effective security measure is the use of motion activated floodlights. Floodlights that activate when intruders enter a premises are great for scaring off both trespassers and unwanted wildlife... Read More »

The Best Security Measure On The Planet

There are thousands of security products available. Night vision cameras, trip wires, automated security lights, security glass, alarms, there is no end to the physical tools you can use for security. However there is another simple security measure that you can’t buy. It’s not physical either, but mental. This is the ability to simply use your human awareness. Companies  can spend exorbitant amounts of money on security. But simply being aware and tuning your innate human senses can be one of the best security defences on the planet. Often times security tools are bought with the intention of giving the owner ‘peace of mind’. While it can be a good thing, to... Read More »

Some tips and advice for making your home appear occupied

As you leave for your fortnight’s holiday in the sun, do you worry about the security of your home and belongings while you are away? One of the simplest ways of securing your home from would-be intruders is to make your home appear as if it is “still lived in”. It’s always a good idea to quietly inform close neighbours or your neighbourhood watch group if you are going to be away for any length of time so that they can keep an eye on your property.  If your neighbour is willing, ask them to call in every day and remove all the post, any free newspapers and advertising leaflets... Read More »