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  1. How To Use Tech To Monitor Your Children Without Invading Their Privacy

    How To Use Tech To Monitor Your Children Without Invading Their Privacy
    Parents being worried about and protective of their children is certainly no new thing, but there is now a new threat to the safety and wellbeing of young people. Parents now have to contend with the online world, seemingly full of dangers from inappropriate and adult content to peer bullying and internet predators. If you are a parent, you’ll likely...
  2. Is it ever OK to use anti-child alarms?

    Is it ever OK to use anti-child alarms?
    Anti-child alarms have been in the press a lot recently, after the story of feuding neighbours received national media coverage. Former magistrate Lesley Cooper fitted an anti-child alarm to her home in order to deter the “persistent nuisance” she claims was caused by the children of neighbour Thomas Weldon. Mr. Weldon claims that the device, which emits a high-pitched sound audible...
  3. 10 Things To Think About If You’re Buying Spy Cameras To Stop Fly Tippers

    10 Things To Think About If You’re Buying Spy Cameras To Stop Fly Tippers
    Fly tipping is a blight on neighbourhoods, spoiling green spaces and potentially leading to further acts of anti-social behaviour. Residents in areas where it happens often can find it extremely frustrating, especially if the local authority seems ill-equipped or unwilling to help. What can make fly tipping even harder to stomach is that it can seem as if the perpetrators...
  4. How New Drone AI Surveillance Technology Detects Violent Behaviour In Crowds

    How New Drone AI Surveillance Technology Detects Violent Behaviour In Crowds
    New technology has been developed which may be able to detect violent behaviour in large crowds of people, enabling law enforcement to potentially stop trouble before it gets out of hand. It could also have applications which could help to prevent a number of other crimes and disturbances, including kidnappings in public places, vandalism and illegal border crossings. The technology...
  5. When It's Not Ok To Use Surveillance Cameras - Essential Do's And Don'ts

    When It's Not Ok To Use Surveillance Cameras - Essential Do's And Don'ts
    We live in an increasingly monitored world, where CCTV cameras point at practically every corner. There are laws relating to the use of CCTV, which stipulate that all of these cameras must be used for a very specific purpose – for example, ensuring public safety or gathering evidence for crimes committed in public. However, members of the public aren’t always...
  6. Sign Of The Times - One In Five Adults Don’t Have Their Own Signature

    Sign Of The Times - One In Five Adults Don’t Have Their Own Signature
    The days of the carefully honed personal signature could be coming to an end, according to a national study* by a UK cyber security consultancy. According to the research by Online Spy Shop, more than half of adults in the UK rarely sign their name and one in five admit they don’t even have a proper signature, instead just writing out...
  7. Hiding In Plain Sight – A Guide To The Latest Camouflaged Voice Recorders

    Hiding In Plain Sight – A Guide To The Latest Camouflaged Voice Recorders
    Spy gadget experts and fans will argue until they’re blue in the face about what is the best disguise for a voice recorder or hidden camera. Some champion the tiny, discreet recording devices hidden in rooms or buried in walls, while others believe it’s the body-worn gadgets that have the most natural-looking disguises. So, what is truly the best camouflage...
  8. Business Owners - Are Your Security Cameras Installed In The Wrong Places?

    Business Owners - Are Your Security Cameras Installed In The Wrong Places?
    For both home and business owners, security cameras can offer great peace of mind. Knowing that there is an electronic eye safeguarding your business at all times, especially when you can’t be there, can help you sleep soundly at night. If something happens, you have the evidence you need to hopefully catch the culprit and recover your property. If you...
  9. The words we hated hearing the most on social media in 2017

    The words we hated hearing the most on social media in 2017
    “Let that sink in” - this is the most intensely hated phrase to be uttered on social media, according to a study of 2,000 UK adults carried out earlier this month.   ‘Snowflake”, “fake news” and “woke” are among the other widely disliked social media phrases.   But “let that sink in”, a phrase commonly used to accompany a so-called...
  10. 5 Reasons To Get A Dashcam

    5 Reasons To Get A Dashcam
    According to the AA, the number of people owning a dashcam has jumped from 1% to 15% in just four short years. Separate research from GDK reveals that sales of dashboard cameras has increased an enormous 918% in the last 12 months alone. For those who haven’t yet heard of them, a dashboard camera or dashcam is a surveillance camera...

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