CCTV for your business

When it comes to protecting your business, most opt for CCTV cameras, but how do you choose the right one.  Here are two questions to ask yourself when deciding on a system to purchase.

Where will the camera be mounted?
Deciding on the proper housing and mounting for your camera is essential.  If your camera will be in a factory, does it need protection from dust or heat? If it is a cold environment, does it need insulating or require an internal heating system?

How will lighting affect your recording?
You need to consider the camera’s location as glare from windows, metal structures, and even direct sunlight can affect the recording quality or make it impossible to see anything. Many cameras come with an IR filter and artificial illuminators to ensure that images stay crisp and clear.

There are many other questions to consider, but these are two essential ones that should be top of the list to answer.

Sectional doors: why are they more popular?

Sectional garage doors use modern technology but with the appearance of a traditional garage door. Vertically opening, the door is made up of 4-5 panels that hinge back inside the garage as it rises within the opening. This neat finish means having cool patterns or wood grain finishes is possible, which is not always the case with roller garage doors. They work very similarly to roll up doors, but fold up into neat sections.

The various types of materials used to construct the panels are also different. The choices available include anodized aluminium (lightweight, long-lasting, fire-resistant), fibreglass (strong, weather-resistant) and steel (durable, highly insulated). The material chosen is going to be similar to that of other garage doors, but having a variety to choose from makes the process of picking the right door even easier.

The installation process is fairly simple and can be done in just a few hours. However, it may require some extra tools to make the job run smoother. The panels are very easy to install, and most of the time the door itself will come complete with all the parts needed for installation. There isn’t really anything special about this type of door that deserves any added attention but if you need additional parts there should be instructions on what specific parts you’ll need to finish up your project in the instructions included with your garage door.

Most sectional doors also come equipped with an automatic opener, which removes one step from the installation process as well as giving you increased convenience in using your new purchase.

One thing to keep in mind is sectional reckless doors. A sectional reckless door is a premium quality product. They run smoothly, with little to no noise and they give a stylish look to anyone who has one. Many sectional doors have great features that you won’t find in ordinary sectional doors.

One sectional reckless door is very affordable for the high-quality product that it is. You will also be getting more than what you paid for. The sectional rackless door will last longer than practically any other sectional door on the market today. There are many options out there but sectional doors are always a great investment because of their durability and affordability.

Benefits of Silent Alarms for Businesses

When you think of an alarm system, you typically think of loud ringing or obnoxious sirens, that let everyone know something is going on, but there are also silent alarms that have their own benefits.

Benefits of Silent Alarms

• The biggest benefit is the element of surprise. Burglars might tend to take their time more if they do not know an alarm has been tripped and may have a greater chance of being caught.

• Having a CCTV system along with a silent alarm is even better as they will complement each other in providing better security.

• Any surrounding homes or establishments will not be disturbed if your alarm system is tripped which could be very beneficial in the middle of the night.

• If the CCTV system was disable or avoided, the good thing about a silent alarm is that it may not be noticed and still work as a security backup.

Silent alarms can be a very beneficial addition to business premises and provide more covert security.

How Much Does a Retail Security Tagging System Cost?

If you are a small business owner, selling retail merchandise, you have probably wondered about security tagging, like larger retailers. These systems typically include tags (usually made of plastic) that you attach to your merchandise, some form of removal device that only staff would have access to and the detection mechanisms at the entry/exit points. These systems can be an excellent way to stop or deter theft in your shop, but are they affordable?

For a small shop system that would include one detection pillar, 1 high strength tag detacher and 500 tags, you could pay as little as £1,110. This would not include installation but the cost could still be attainable for a small retailer. Especially if theft is quite a big issue for your business, having a simple system like this could save you quite a lot of money, in the long run. Additional things to consider, is if you have multiple entry/exit points and how ‘stealable’ your high value items are.

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 and control which sites can access your webcam, microphone, etc. You can review your browser’s safety settings to make yourself aware of their safety controls. An AVG Secure Browser is designed specifically to do these things, so if you want additional security, install and use this handy tool.

There are other quick safety checking tools for a website or specific URL, such as Google Safe Browsing, that you can use. VirusTotal’s free website security checker inspects sites, using over 70 anitvirus scanners and URL/domain blacklisting services to detect different types of malware or other threats to your computer. Both of these tools are easy to use, as you simply input the URL you wish to check and it will run a scan.

You can also perform certain checks yourself such as mousing over a link prior to clicking on it to discover where that link will take you, typically at the bottom of your screen, it will show the URL. It is also important to check the spelling of URL’s as Hackers will use very similar spellings as that of a trusted website to try and trick you. You also want to look for HTTPS on any websites you visit as this is the secure version of a HTTP site and the “S” stand for a more secure site for sending important data between yourself and the site owner.