All posts by Mick

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 »

Moving From Analogue Tape Recording to Digital

There has been a strong shift from analogue tape recordings, to digital ones used commonly by cameras today. Whilst it may seem like a logical and purely advantageous move to do so, there are certain attributes that analogue recordings still retain. Analogue tape recordings tend to pick up certain fidelities and lighting that clean cut digital recordings smooth out. This can be an advantage or a disadvantage depending on what you are using the recordings for. It may be useful to see lighting arrangements in a more ‘true to life’ analogue format. Or the clean and accurate digital recording may be more useful. Digital recordings are also much more easily edited, allowing for a greater degree... Read More »

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 »