Hostile Environment Training

With the number of full-fledged and low-intensity conflicts across the world increasing both in size and number, a new course has become as essential as inoculation shots for a host of journalists, aid workers and civilian contractors preparing for deployment overseas – Hostile Environment Training. The logic behind it is: if you would not send a soldier to a war zone unprepared; why would you send anyone else? However, there has been a shift of late in the types of areas that would require such a preparatory course. Where before it would be essential only for work in an actual combat zone, the change in tactics employed by certain Islamist... 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 »

4 Top Factors to Consider when Selecting London Security Companies

Your home or business in London is a great investment that should be protected. To ensure that you get maximum security in your home, you need to hire the services of a security firm. There are many companies in London that can provide the security in your property. However, it is good to note that not all of them can offer you the level of security you need. This is why it is important to take your time to ensure that you only hire the services of a competent security firm. Here are some of the factors you must consider when searching for London security companies. Reputation One of the... 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 »

Camera Heat Damage, What To Look Out For and How to Avoid it

While cameras are designed to be used in the great outdoors, they are not immune to it. Over time, the temperature, air and humidity of the environment can take its toll. Which is why its important to insure it is protected to the best of its owners ability against the elements. Heat Damage Protecting a camera against heat is a difficult task. You simply cannot control the temperature of the weather. But you can control the heat generated inside the camera. One way to do this is by particularly switching off unnecessary functions. For instance, not using the LCD screen will cause the camera to not use as much electricity, thus generating less heat. Other features such as HD... Read More »
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