Category Archives: Commercial Security

Using Security Tape To Seal And Protect Containers

A common and effective method of sealing containers is by using security tape. Security tape acts as a deterrent to opening an item, leaving markings on the affixed surface and on the tape itself, marking the item as void and opened. How is it used? Security tape is applied on the seals of a container. It is fixed in a way that the item cannot be opened without removing the tape before hand. While security tape is relatively strong compared to standard types of tape, it is not designed to physically protect against forced opening, and can be removed quite easily. Certain types of security tape also include serial numbers... Read More »

Using GPS Tracking With Security Systems

It’s not uncommon for a security system to make use of GPS tracking to help ensure the security of an item. It can be a very valuable tool, especially when tracking the location of stolen goods or vehicles. GPS (Global Positioning System) is used to track the location of something anywhere on the Earth, 24 hours a day, in all weather conditions. Because of these features, a GPS enabled security system is more suited to safeguarding items that have the potential of being moved to a different location. Examples of this include cars, bikes and expensive items like jewellery and watches. GPS security systems are also useful for tracking the... Read More »

Reinforcing The Patio Door, How And Why It’s Important

Many criminals gain entry through the patio door, so it makes sense to re-enforce the security in this area of the home. This can easily be done with the use of a multi-locking system. A multi-locking system allows a door to be locked at multiple points into the door frame, making it a much stronger seal than that of a standard lock. However, not all patio doors can be fitted with a locking system like this. If this is the case, it’s recommended that extra locks are fitted. These are fitted on the bottom fixed frame pushing through to the sliding frame in the centre and on the side frame at the... Read More »

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 »

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 »