Category Archives: Commercial Security

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 »

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 »

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 »