Category Archives: Personal Security

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 »

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 »

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 »