Introducing Our Covert IP Cameras – Next generation of IP Spy Cameras

You may have noticed over the last few weeks that we here at SpyCameraCCTV towers are going just a little bit mad for IP cameras. There’s good reason for that- by recording digital footage and sending it directly to your network as data, they allow much more freedom when setting up your system, as you are not tied down to wiring everything back to a central DVR. Not only that, but they can record footage at resolutions much higher than is possible with traditional analogue equipment. Traditional however, the cameras themselves have been rather bulky units, leaving very few options for discreet recording. This has all changed however, with our new range- the next generation of IP Spy Cameras!

720 HD WiFi IP Spy Camera Hidden in PIR Sensor w/ Motion Detection

This IR sensor conceals a fully fledged Wifi IP camera

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Expert Guide- Setting up a mobile access wireless CCTV kit

The ability to view your CCTV on a smartphone or tablet is now one of the first features people ask for when searching for a new security system. It’s easy to see why- the ability to check in on your property or home no matter where you are simply provides great peace of mind. Quite often however, some of these systems can be rather daunting to get up and running, involving in depth setting changes on your router or network. Luckily, our simple to install digital wireless kit has been designed to be as easy as possible to get up and running. To show you how, we have put together this quick guide on how to set up Mobile Access Wireless CCTV for your home or office.

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Funny CCTV Friday- Happy Halloween!

In honour of the most ghoulish day of the year, we thought we’d share our favourite hidden camera halloween prank, in which a comically sadistic boyfriend decides to permanently traumitise his significant other using a surprisingly elaborate “ghost puppet” attached to their TV…

Happy Halloween folks, and don’t forget- there’s also a fangtastic 20% off EVERYTHING on our site over the weekend.

6 Signs you might have caught a ghost on CCTV (or not)

As it’s Halloween on Friday, we thought we would take some time on the blog this week to look at some of the more unusual goings-on that have been captured on camera over recent years. The always-on nature of CCTV systems means that these days it is one of the first ports of call for those looking for evidence of the paranormal, seeking to find spooky events and apparitions that may otherwise have gone unseen. It’s a phenomena that has been mirrored in Hollywood, with films such as Paranormal Activity playing on the found footage look for ghoulish jump-scares. But how do keen-eyed investigators spot a ghost on CCTV? Here are some examples that have been held up as suspicious, we’ll let you exercise you’re own judgement…

  1. Shadowy Figures
    Security guards at Dover Castle appeared to be baffled by this dark figure that moved across the image by their gate. Some were quick to suggest it was a visitor from another astral plane, whilst others opted for a fly on the lens.

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6 Helpful Tips for Best Night Vision CCTV Cameras. – SpyCameraCCTV Blog

Don’t forget! This coming Sunday is the end of British Summer Time, meaning the clocks go back an hour, and everyone is blessed with another hour’s sleep. Unfortunately the downside to this is that night falls much quicker in the evening. Because of this we thought it would be the ideal time to update one of our more popular posts from back in March this year, about how to get the best results from night vision CCTV…

By their very nature, most of the incidents you’ll need to record in a home CCTV system are going to be happening under the cover darkness.  Because of that, setting up effective night vision is vital to getting the best results from your security equipment. There are however some easy traps to fall into when choosing and installing your cameras that can greatly impact the quality of the image that they will record. Because of that we recommend keeping these helpful tips for getting the best from Night Vision CCTV cameras.

Choosing the right cameras is vital to getting the best night vision

Choosing the right cameras is vital to getting the best night vision

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Ask an expert- Is Wireless CCTV Cross Compatible?

Every now and then we like to take a question from one of our customers and discuss it in detail here on the blog. Today’s query is about the oft-confusing world of Wireless CCTV…

Q: I purchased a wireless CCTV kit a couple of years ago from yourselves I think, and it has been fantastic so far. Unfortunately, during some recent DIY an unfortunate mishap with angle grinder means one of the cameras is now out of commission. I can’t see the same model of camera on your website anymore, is all wireless CCTV cross compatible, or do I have to buy a specific model?

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Hacks & Horses- This week’s CCTV & security news

Every week (well…almost), here at SpyCameraCCTV towers we try and pull together all of the latest CCTV and security news, be it international or local. So here’s our one stop shop for your headlines…

Dropbox deny password hack

 

558px-Dropbox_logo_(September_2013).svgIt’s been a tumultuous time recently for the gatekeepers of our personal data, with high profile hacks spreading hundreds of nude celebrity photos from Apple’s iCloud storage, and thousands of images posted online from the Snapchat’s discreet messaging service. Whilst the latter appears to have been thanks to users falling for a malicious third party app, it still highlights increasing concern with the trust we place in online storage solutions for our data. The latest potential leak occured 2 days ago, when a post claiming to contain almost 7 million username and password combinations for the cloud storage firm Dropbox appeared online. Despite some of the logins appearing to work, Dropbox almost immediately denied they were hacked. In their roundup of the story, wired.co.uk suggest the leak was from a third party, and stress that users should never share the same password between different services. Continue reading

7 Tips on how to avoid car crime this Winter

Inevitably, it has reached the point of the year when the nights are closing in and daylight hours dwindle. In preparation for the clocks going back later in the month, now is a perfect time to make sure that your home is secure for the holiday seasons. Of course, after our home itself, the most expensive thing that most of us will ever own is our car. Unless you are lucky enough to own a garage, you then have to leave this massive investment outside of the safety of your home. It’s no surprise then, that monitoring cars parked in a driveway or on the street is one of the single most common questions we get asked here at SpyCameraCCTV. In the past we have provided tips on setting up cameras for this, so we thought we would provide a few bits of info on how to avoid car crime after the clocks go back…

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CQC To Unveil Guidance on Spy Cameras in Nursing Homes

The Telegraph yesterday reported that the Care Qaulity Commission is set to release official guidelines advising loved ones on how to appropriately use Spy Cameras in nursing homes in order to monitor the quality of care given to residents or patients. The CQC- the government’s official watchdog tasked with regulating the quality of care in hospitals and nursing homes- had been publicly mulling over whether to endorse such drastic actions by relatives since last year. The agency was effectively pressured into the decision by steady stream of horrific cases in which relatives and journalists had covertly recorded patients being abused and neglected by staff in instiutions across the country. In every case the failings were completely missed by inspectors, and only came to light after recordings were made using hidden cameras.

CQC To Unveil Guidance on Spy Cameras in Nursing Homes

Winterbourne view hospital, site of a notorious abuse investigation starting in 2011. Image via BBC

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6 Essential student security tips for Freshers

It’s that time of year again! The stuffed suitacases have been dropped off, emotional parents have said goodbye, and leery teenagers are getting to know each other in debaucherous ways. Yes, it’s Freshers week at Universities all across the UK. But with all of the excitement of meeting new people and getting to know a new town, it can sometimes hit hard that you’ve abandoned the protective bubble of home. For parents expecially, the prospect of leaving their children to fend for themselves in a different town can be a daunting one. Luckily, keeping a few student security tips in mind can help keep you and your property safe.

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