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  1. 5 Effective Tools For Collecting Divorce Evidence

    5 Effective Tools For Collecting Divorce Evidence
    It’s by no means a pleasant task, but sometimes it is necessary to gather evidence ahead of a looming divorce case. It could be that you’re trying to prove something that your ex-spouse is trying to conceal, such as earnings that they haven’t declared or perhaps adultery. Whatever you need evidence for, there are legal, effective ways to collect it...
  2. The 10 Essentials You Need To Set Up As A Private Investigator

    The 10 Essentials You Need To Set Up As A Private Investigator
    If youre seriously considering becoming a private investigator (PI), you will need to do quite a bit of preparation for your new career. You will need particular skills, specialist surveillance equipment and perhaps training, all to convince a client that you are the perfect person for the job.       A driving licence and vehicle. The life of a private investigator is...
  3. Do CCTV Systems Really Deter Burglars?

    Do CCTV Systems Really Deter Burglars?
    When it comes to protecting your home or business, it’s all about deterrents. The last thing you want to do is to make life easy for burglars, intruders or vandals, so you must take all available measures to make them think that your property is not a safe bet. Many people and businesses use CCTV surveillance systems to deter burglars...
  4. How To Catch Fly-Tippers And Clean Up Your Street With Outdoor Spy Cameras

    How To Catch Fly-Tippers And Clean Up Your Street With Outdoor Spy Cameras
    Nothing is more frustrating than looking after your own property and ensuring you dispose of rubbish responsibly, only to have your street ruined by inconsiderate fly-tippers. Sometimes, the council can help to clean up dumped waste and catch fly-tippers, but stretched budgets and limited resources often means that nothing happens. Residents are left to deal with the situation themselves, but...
  5. How To Turn Your Smartphone Into A Spy Camera

    How To Turn Your Smartphone Into A Spy Camera
    Life is unpredictable and we can never be sure when we might be called upon to document events happening right in front of us. It may be the scene of a car accident, a crime in progress, suspicious activity or evidence gathering to protect ourselves - whatever the scenario, it’s important, but often hard to react discreetly. But anyone with a...
  6. Surveillance In The Workplace: How To Tell If You’re Being Watched

    Surveillance In The Workplace: How To Tell If You’re Being Watched
    Earlier this month (January 2016) the Telegraph newspaper instigated what may possibly be history’s shortest ever corporate surveillance programme. On the 10th of January news broke on Twitter that management at the newspaper group had installed under-desk motion sensors to track employee movement and to know when they’re at their desk. This surveillance operation lasted less than one day, such...
  7. 5 Ways Nature Can Help Increase Your Privacy

    The process of protecting your privacy can evoke images of high tech gadgets, reinforced steel doors and high walls. It’s a draconian image. If you’d like to take charge of your privacy, but find the idea of a Fort Knox style home off-putting, Mother Nature can lend a helping hand. Here's how.Conifers For anyone looking to limit access to or...
  8. When Is It OK To Conduct Surveillance On Your Neighbours?

    When Is It OK To Conduct Surveillance On Your Neighbours?
    Nobody likes a nosy neighbour, but if you safety or privacy was under threat, wouldn’t you want to know the people you live near are looking out for you? The ethics of surveillance are complicated. The law even more so. The key thing to remember at all times is intent. If you’re watching your neighbours to find out what they’re...
  9. Avoid These Christmas Toys Because They're Hackable By Spies

    Avoid These Christmas Toys Because They're Hackable By Spies
    If you’re thinking of getting any of the so-called ‘smart toys’ currently on the market this Christmas, think hard. Some of this year’s most popular Christmas toys have worrying vulnerabilities that leave them open to snooping and in some cases, manipulation. MPs heard today (December 9th 2015) how these toys, which include Barbie and My Friend Cayla, are vulnerable to...
  10. GCHQ Is On Trial For Hacking - Find Out Who Put Them There

    GCHQ Is On Trial For Hacking - Find Out Who Put Them There
    Sorry to bang on about it, but GCHQ, the government organisation we said had the potential to hack your phone and computer, is on trial for - wait for it - hacking phones and computers. The case, brought by campaign group Privacy International and a coalition of seven Internet service providers, alleges that GCHQ carries out “persistent” illegal hacking of...