Can CCTV Be Used As Evidence In Court?

CCTV is a multifaceted tool in the fight against crime, as not only can remote CCTV stop a crime while it’s taking place but the footage the cameras capture can also be used at a later date. Most notably, this includes court cases, as CCTV is designed to capture the who, what, how, and when related to all things crime.

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How To Back Up And Protect My Commercial CCTV Footage

As any CCTV owner will know, the footage isn’t just valuable at the time at which it’s been captured. You may need to review the footage later down the line for a variety of reasons. However, unless the footage has been backed up and protected this won’t be possible.

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Securing A Construction Site With Remote CCTV Monitoring

Did you know that 1 in 5 construction sites become victims of theft? Whatsmore, theft costs the construction industry £800m a year. With so much equipment lying around, construction sites can be huge targets for thieves. That’s why it’s essential security measures are put in place.

After all, not only does theft have financial consequences, but it can also delay the project especially if vital machinery gets stolen. Any intrusion may also cause health and safety implications if the project has been tampered with too.

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What to do when your office is broken into

Break ins, whether they happen at home or work, can cause huge emotional distress. It’s not the monetary value that is most troubling, but the violation that comes with an intruder invading your space and stealing from you.

As a business, theft can have a devastating impact on your ability to trade. With businesses already hit hard in recent times, a break in is the last thing you need. Though sadly, the thieves are still operating even when most of us are at a standstill.

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Winter Security Tips For Businesses

As the dark nights draw in, criminals start to crawl out of the woodwork in higher numbers than ever before. Seeing the lack of light and people around as an opportunity to go unnoticed in their pursuits, crimes such as theft, damage and antisocial behaviour become commonplace.

But there are steps you can take to protect your business. As well as reducing your insurance premiums, it will also give you peace of mind especially if you’ll be at home during the festive season.

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Home security mistakes to avoid

Home is where the heart is, but it’s also where a lot of your valuable possessions are too. In recent months, we’ve all been spending far more time at home than usual. This makes now a great time to review your home security to make sure your property isn’t vulnerable to criminals. After all, being the victim of crime in your own home goes far beyond the financial implications, as it can be emotionally distressing too.

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Why It’s Time To Upgrade Your CCTV To 4K

If you thought 4K was only for watching your favourite shows in ultra HD on your TV, then think again. Like most devices that have a camera, CCTV systems work by capturing an image and sending that back to the user. The capabilities of said camera are vital, especially when in the case of CCTV it’s acting as the eyes and ears of all that is occurring around your property. Continue reading Why It’s Time To Upgrade Your CCTV To 4K

Home Protection Tips

Did you know there are over 422,000 burglaries in England and Wales every year? Having your home ransacked by thieves is a very distressing experience. As well as the shock of having your items stolen and the damage caused to your house, the incident can have a lasting effect. Some homeowners never feel safe in their property again. Unfortunately, criminals will look for any opportunity to steal and our homes that contain all our worldly possessions. Continue reading Home Protection Tips

Security Tips For Working From Home

Due to recent circumstances, you’ve likely found yourself working from home for the first time. While your attention might be on Zoom meetings and trying to homeschool the kids (if applicable), you’re probably not spending a lot of time thinking about your security. After all, when you are working from home you are guarding your property, right?

While this is true to some extent, there are ways in which criminals will still be looking to target you. So, here are our top tips to outsmart them so you can protect your home and possessions.

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Where To Position Your CCTV Cameras At Home

Installing CCTV is one of the best ways to protect your home against unwanted intruders. That being said, the positioning of your cameras can have a huge impact on their effectiveness. After all, there’s little point having cameras if they aren’t positioned correctly to capture what’s going on. The last thing you’d want is to need your CCTV for vital evidence, only to find it didn’t capture what you needed.

Considering the location of your CCTV is therefore of huge importance. Here are our top recommendations on where to place yours to help you get the most out of your system.

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