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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. How Celebrity Twitter Scandals are Changing Social Media Behaviour

    How Celebrity Twitter Scandals are Changing Social Media Behaviour
    Recent scandals involving historic social media posts may be forcing the UK's social media users to re-think what they post. Labour politician Jared O'Mara, rapper Stormzy and YouTube personalities Zoey 'Zoella' Sugg and Jack Maynard have all issued apologies over the past few weeks after others had recovered old content. According to research conducted by Online Spy Shop, that appears to...
  9. Do Facial Recognition Cameras In Public Places Infringe On Our Privacy?

    Do Facial Recognition Cameras In Public Places Infringe On Our Privacy?
    Most of us are aware of the fact that when out in public, we may be caught on camera. CCTV cameras are everywhere, on private property and public streets. Our own research here at Online Spy Shop has revealed that there are nearly 6 million CCTV cameras in the UK and that the average person being caught on camera around...
  10. Landlord And Tenant Rights When Installing Security Equipment

    Landlord And Tenant Rights When Installing Security Equipment
    With so many more people now living longer in private rental housing, security is becoming a much bigger issue for tenants and, therefore, landlords. But what are both parties’ rights when it comes to security equipment?   Security equipment can give tenants peace of mind while living in a rental property. For landlords, offering a property with security equipment can...

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