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  1. Is Your Broadband Provider Spying On You Through Your Smart-Connected Devices?

    Is Your Broadband Provider Spying On You Through Your Smart-Connected Devices?
    Now that we’re all connected all of the time through smart phones, tablets, watches, TVs and even kitchen appliances, concerns over data security and privacy have never been more pressing. We don’t all read the terms and conditions or make changes to the privacy settings in the devices and apps we use, nor do we check what are smart-connected devices are...
  2. Online privacy at risk - the weird things people Google about politicians

    Online privacy at risk - the weird things people Google about politicians
    What were people Googling during conference season?   As conference season winds down for 2017 and politicians start heading back to work, we thought we’d share a little bit of research we’ve been conducting.   During the 2017 conference season, we monitored Google search trends for some of the UK’s most high profile politicians, to discover what the UK public...
  3. The Surprising Ways That Spy Cameras Can Help The Environment

    The Surprising Ways That Spy Cameras Can Help The Environment
    You might think that spy cameras are only good for detective work or home security, but they have many other uses too – and some of these uses may surprise you. For example, there are a number of ways in which surveillance equipment can help the environment. They can be employed to deter or punish environmentally unfriendly behaviours, as well...
  4. School Surveillance Cameras - Should They Be Used?

    School Surveillance Cameras - Should They Be Used?
    We’re filmed almost everywhere we go thanks to the widespread use of CCTV on our streets, and many of us use surveillance cameras to protect our homes and businesses. But should these same cameras be used in schools? Is it crucial for the safety of our children, or is such a measure unnecessary and invades their privacy? Let’s take a...
  5. 10 Reasons All Businesses Should Be Using Audio Recording Devices

    10 Reasons All Businesses Should Be Using Audio Recording Devices
    What would you consider a vital piece of business equipment? You may be surprised to learn that audio recording devices could be a business owner’s best friend, and here are just 10 reasons why:1. Minute taking in meetings We’ve all been the designated minute taker for a meeting, and it’s not a fun job. Keeping up with everything that is...
  6. Is Your Business Complying With The Surveillance Camera Code Of Practice?

    Is Your Business Complying With The Surveillance Camera Code Of Practice?
    CCTV surveillance cameras can be hugely useful for business owners. For example, they can: Protect premises at night or when buildings are unoccupied Control access to certain parts of the building Provide valuable evidence if a crime is committed on the premises Detect or deter workplace theft by employees or members of the public Alert business owners when any criminal...
  7. 5 Ways Fitting GPS Trackers Can Make Us All Safer

    5 Ways Fitting GPS Trackers Can Make Us All Safer
    GPS tracking devices have an enormous number and range of different applications. They can be used to give us directions, track lost things and improve the efficiency of business fleets. But they can also save lives and keep us safe. Here are just 5 uses for fitting GPS trackers that could make us all safer… 1. Protecting elderly relatives Keeping...
  8. Surveillance In The Dead Of Night - How Night Vision CCTV Cameras Work

    Surveillance In The Dead Of Night - How Night Vision CCTV Cameras Work
    Night vision cameras used to be the preserve of the military, ghost hunting TV programmes and specialist wildlife cameramen. However, almost anyone can now make use of the technology – especially when it comes to surveillance and protecting property. Night vision technology is perhaps most useful for home and business security. Many burglaries and attempted break-ins happen at night, under...
  9. 58% of parents admit hiding online activity from their children

    58% of parents admit hiding online activity from their children
    Parents who use tech to distract young children are having to lock down their devices as their children become more tech savvy, a new study by Online Spy Shop reveals. The majority (88%) of parents who participated in the study said they’ve given their children access to their phone or computer to keep them entertained. But of those, 80% (70...
  10. How To Launch GPS Tracking In Your Business, Without Annoying Your Drivers

    How To Launch GPS Tracking In Your Business, Without Annoying Your Drivers
    The Value Of Adding GPS Tracking To Your BusinessGPS technology has a huge number of different applications, from locating a stolen car all the way through to improving business efficiency. If your business has a fleet of vehicles or regularly sends employees out into the field, on call-outs or deliveries for example, then GPS tracking could benefit you. It can...

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