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What is the difference between IP and CCTV cameras?

When it comes to installing security cameras in your home or place of business, there are two main types of technology you’ll want to consider: internet protocol (IP) cameras or closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras. Let's look at the difference between IP and CCTV...

Is CCTV Needed Inside and Outside a Property?

Installing CCTV cameras in and around a domestic property is considered a basic security precaution nowadays. Not only do the cameras act as a deterrent to any opportunistic thieves who wouldn’t take kindly to appearing on the next episode of Crimewatch, but they can...

The Debate on Defending Your Property – What’s the Law?

The debate regarding the defence of property was blown open this month after an elderly pensioner stabbed and killed an intruder in his home. 78-year-old Richard Osborn-Brooks found two men inside his house in the early hours of Wednesday 4thApril, one of whom...

How Security Alarms and Systems Help to Fight Crime

Fighting commercial and domestic crime is becoming easier with the help of modern technology – but burglars are still incredibly vigilant and opportunist criminals. But it’s not just break ins that businesses have to worry about in the UK, with instances of antisocial...

Smart home – Changing the Way We Live

As tech companies continue to innovate an impressive rate, almost everything we interact with is now “smart.” From smartphones to smart home entertainment devices, technology and automation is taking over our homes and lives. What is a smart home, and are they really...

Security Checklist for the Easter Holidays

Are you lucky enough to be going away for the Easter holidays? We’re very jealous. But before you set off into the sunset, it’s important to take a few precautions to safeguard your home against robbery in your absence. There’s nothing worse than coming home from a...

4 Ways to Catch Criminals Red-Handed

There’s no better way to secure a conviction for the guilty and reclaim stolen possessions for the innocent than by catching a criminal red-handed. With figures from the Office for National Statistics showing that crime is up by 10% – which is the largest annual rise...

Crime Hotspots in Essex – How Safe is our County?

As one of the Home Counties, Essex is a highly sought after place to live. There’s a variety of cities, towns and villages to choose from, and the large area offers coastal locations as well as beautiful countryside. The fact that Essex is easily connected to London...

City and Countryside Security: What’s the Difference?

Many people think that crime, including burglary, is more prevalent in cities than it is in small countryside towns and villages. This may be the case for very densely populated cities such as London and Birmingham, however the majority of countryside locations are...

What does it Feel Like to be Burgled?

A burglary is much more than the inconvenience of making a claim on the house insurance. It can have long lasting psychological effects, leaving people feeling unsafe in their own home and changing their behaviours. A home is meant to be a safe and comfortable place,...