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  1. A guide to choosing outdoor HD surveillance cameras that can withstand the elements

    A guide to choosing outdoor HD surveillance cameras that can withstand the elements
    Outdoor surveillance cameras can have a huge range of different uses. First and foremost, they are used for security.  When correctly positioned near access points to a building, they can protect homes and businesses by capturing offenders on camera, providing vital evidence which could even lead to prosecution. Security cameras also act as a powerful deterrent, planting just enough doubt...
  2. 10 times you wished you’d recorded that phone call – and how easy it is to set up call recording

    10 times you wished you’d recorded that phone call – and how easy it is to set up call recording
    Records of phone calls can come in far handier than you may imagine, in a wide range of different situations from the personal to the professional. Here are just ten of the many examples where call recording can be a real life-saver… Evidence for legal cases If you’re involved in a legal case where it’s your word against another person’s...
  3. Facing bullying in the workplace? Here's how tech can help you prove it

    Facing bullying in the workplace? Here's how tech can help you prove it
    Bullying in the workplace is more common than you may think. In 2015, the Trades Union Congress (TUC) found that nearly a third of people had experienced it in the workplace.  If you’re facing a situation where a colleague or manager is intimidating or abusive, and you fear you may be bullied, it’s essential to report it to your line...
  4. Bike Safe? 5 Bike Security Measures From GPS Trackers To Heavy Duty Locks

    Bike Safe? 5 Bike Security Measures From GPS Trackers To Heavy Duty Locks
    If you’re an avid cyclist, you’re likely to spend nearly as much effort and money on bike security measures, preventing your bike being stolen as you do on safety or performance equipment. Unfortunately, bicycles are quite a bit easier to steal than cars. According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), nearly 300,000 bikes were stolen in 2017 and this...
  5. The Essential Gadgets And Security Software Your Business Needs In 2019

    The Essential Gadgets And Security Software Your Business Needs In 2019
    The first quarter of a year is a fresh start. Time for businesses of all sizes to start planning how to make 2019 the most productive, efficient and profitable year yet. One way to do this is by investing in security software and tech, which can make the working day far easier. Gadgets are a great idea if you’ve experienced...
  6. The biggest Christmas questions of 2018 - answered

    The biggest Christmas questions of 2018 - answered
    As a company concerned with technology and how people use it, we’re always interested in data. The questions people ask today are often a good indicator of what innovations happen tomorrow.   But the data can also be fun and interesting too. This year, we decided to look into the big questions UK residents were asking about Christmas.   You...
  7. Hack Friday - ten of the most vulnerable gadgets on sale this Black Friday

    Hack Friday - ten of the most vulnerable gadgets on sale this Black Friday
    A hackable baby monitor, a water bottle that gives away your location and a cooker that can potentially be controlled via WiFi by anyone- these are just some of the vulnerable products that’ll be on sale in the UK this Black Friday.   Security experts at Online Spy Shop rated devices for encryption and data privacy to determine individual vulnerability...
  8. Is it legal to record a conversation? And other popular legal myths

    Is it legal to record a conversation? And other popular legal myths
    Inspired by the amount of people who ask us whether it’s legal to record a conversation or phone call, we looked into the other legal grey areas people are confused by. In fact, by analysing Google’s own data, we were able to determine the exact things UK residents were keen to know about, in relation to the legal rights. According...
  9. Confusion reigns as 32% of UK adults aren’t aware that the clocks go back this Sunday

    Confusion reigns as 32% of UK adults aren’t aware that the clocks go back this Sunday
    As many of us look forward to an extra hour in bed this Sunday morning, new research reveals that actually winding clocks back, fiddling with watches and resetting household devices could soon be a thing of the past. Almost six in ten (59%) adults say they no longer use any analogue timepieces or technology and will instead wake up to...
  10. It's time we took family privacy seriously - 52% of parents now regret oversharing

    It's time we took family privacy seriously - 52% of parents now regret oversharing
    On September 26th 2018, Facebook will have been open to the general public for 12 years, having previously been available only to elite university students. This means children who were starting school when Facebook became mainstream are now entering adulthood and many of them will have had their pictures posted onto the platform without their consent. According to a study...

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