Category Archives: Residential 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 »

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 »

Enhance Your Home Security with Security Grilles

With the current economy in a dire state, money has become an issue to many people. While most of us try our best to get by, unfortunately some resort to criminal activity. All over the news, cases of crime continue to rise forcing many people to take security measures. A large number of these reported crimes are burglaries which are carried out on both businesses and homes. With this current affair, it is very important to ensure that you and your family are safe from any unwanted intruders. Therefore, your first priority should be the safety and security of your home. Which way should you go? There are many 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 »