Category Archives: Personal Security

Choosing a secure Front Door

A secure front door should have 2 factors: the door’s material and the door lock. The best front door is one that will stop unauthorised entry to your property. The door is usually the weakest point of entry to your home. So you need to know that you have the best front door for security. As well as considering the 2 factors above you’ll also want to look for British Standards (BSI) Kitemark, PAS 24 and Secured by Design accreditations. Timber doors are solid and sturdy and one of the best choices for front door security. However, the strength of any door comes down to the quality of the frame... Read More »

Private Security vs Public Security

Private security officers are typically unarmed. They are not authorized to make arrests or enforce laws, but they can detain or escort individuals until police arrive on the scene. Private security officers may be armed with non-lethal weapons such as pepper spray and tasers. The duties of public law enforcement are similar to those performed by private security, but they have a broader scope of authority due to the nature of their work. Public law enforcement agents are responsible for enforcing laws on large groups of people. They are expected to enforce laws fairly and without bias. They maintain order in situations where people may otherwise cause unrest. They protect... Read More »

Staying Safe on the Web

Internet safety is one of the biggest safety issues we face in this technological era. So much personal data is online that we really need to be careful and think twice about visiting new websites. The web is full of scammers and malware, so one important way to help keep you safe when browsing, is ensuring you download an AVG Secure Brower that checks websites you are trying to visit, to ensure that they are safe for your to share personal information with. Many popular web browsers already include safety features that help to block pop-ups, send Do Not Track requests to websites, disable unsafe Flash content, stop malicious downloads... Read More »

Important Tips For Positioning Security Cameras

Security cameras capture images in a similar way to taking a photograph, they need to be angled in a way that captures a scene to it’s fullest. This is why the positioning of a security camera is important, after all a camera is only as good as what it can see. When positioning a security camera be sure that there are no obstructions that might block its viewing area. This can include things like branches and corners of roofs and walls, also try to take the wind into account as it may blow objects into the cameras view. It’s crucial that a camera isn’t pointed at direct light. If too much light... Read More »

Using The Right Camera Casing For The Right Area

Most security cameras are fitted with replaceable casings. These casings are what protect the delicate electronics inside a security camera from outside hazards, so making sure a camera has a casing that is strong enough for the area it’s in is crucial. A strong casing will improve the durability and longevity of a security camera, but only if it is strong enough. Depending on where a camera is situated, it will be exposed to certain hazards and conditions. For example a camera that is positioned high enough will be vulnerable to heavier wind and rain than a camera that is closer to the ground. Other hazards that will determine what type of casing to... Read More »
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