Steve Roberts

  1. Revealed: the ultimate disguise for voice recording gadgets – the AC adapter

    Revealed: the ultimate disguise for voice recording gadgets – the AC adapter
    What makes a good disguise? In most cases, it is something that looks completely ordinary, that most people wouldn’t look twice at.  For spy cameras and hidden voice recorders, the best disguises are ubiquitous, everyday items. Crucially though, they have to be reproduced faithfully. If there’re something not quite right or something out of place, or the object doesn’t function...
  2. Your essential guide to sweeping any room for bugs

    Your essential guide to sweeping any room for bugs
    If you’re worried that a room is bugged with hidden cameras or recording devices, you may not be paranoid. It’s something of a concern these days, especially with stories of bugged rental properties, changing rooms and even tanning salons regularly appearing in the news. Bugs can also be used to steal your identity or commit fraud, as well as corporate...
  3. The endless possibilities of magnetic voice recorders - place them anywhere!

    The endless possibilities of magnetic voice recorders - place them anywhere!
    Spy cameras and voice recording gadgets are becoming more sophisticated and technologically advanced all the time, but sometimes it’s the simple innovations that make the most difference. Want an example? You can now buy voice recorders that are magnetic, which sounds like a small change but which actually opens up a whole world of possibilities.  Gadgets such as the Atom...
  4. 10 reasons every retail business needs CCTV surveillance cameras

    10 reasons every retail business needs CCTV surveillance cameras
    Many businesses worldwide use CCTV, and for a variety of different reasons. It can be used to protect premises and property, as well as keeping an eye on who comes and goes. It can even be used to boost workplace productivity.  Not everyone is a fan of CCTV though. Some people are concerned that their privacy or the privacy of...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...

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