We’ve been trawling through YouTube to find 5 unbelievable moments caught on CCTV.
Lady Puts Cat In A Bin!
Most people will remember this going viral when Mary Bale from Coventry put Lola the cat in a wheelie bin. She apologised for her actions but had a stern talking to from the RSPCA and local police. She certainly learnt her lesson after crowds of furious cat lovers swarmed her home! Read more on this story on the BBC.
James from SpyCameraCCTV talks about this low light pinhole camera kit which is perfect for covert filming.
So, it’s that time of year again, when the clocks go back and night starts to creep in ever earlier. It’s natural then that it’s around now that many people look to invest in a night vision CCTV system, helping make sure their property can stay securely monitored at all hours. However, as with many things in the world of security and CCTV, there are plenty of potential pitfalls and points for the uninitiated to consider when setting up Infra-Red cameras. In this quick guide we take a look at some of these questions, and hopefully help clear up some of the choices out there in the market… Continue reading
Halloween is lurking around the corner and to celebrate this year we’re sponsoring Paranormal Investigators GraysEncounters.
Gray and his team have been investigating the paranormal for many years and do so on a voluntary basis. Each member of the team has a keen interest in learning more about what happens to us after we die and uncovering the truth behind paranormal events.
The GraysEncounters Team at Dudley Castle
Starting with the scandal at Bristol’s Winterbourne View Hospital in 2011, there has been a string of shocking cases where concerned family members have used hidden cameras to uncover abuse and neglect in care homes across the UK. Now it seems the fallout from these reports has spurned the government care regulator into action. The BBC has reported how Andrea Sutcliffe, the new head of the Care Quality Commission, unveiled proposals on Tuesday to incorporate such covert recording methods into the CQC’s official policy. The plan has raised eyebrows in some quarters, but can be seen as vindication for the families who turned to such methods as a last resort.
The British Crime Survey revealed a few interesting facts about break-ins in UK homes. We’ve put together a simple, interactive infographic with some of the things we found interesting.
Q: I am looking for an outdoor CCTV system for my property in a very picturesque location on the coast of Scotland. Whilst the views are fantastic, it goes without saying that the local weather can take it’s toll on any equipment left outside. How can I tell which of your products would be suitable for such a location? How would it relate to the quoted “IP Ratings” I can see in the listings?
Your CCTV needs to withstand the worst the weather can throw at it
When investing in a new security system for your home or business, it’s easy to get caught up in looking at cameras and DVRs, without considering the different options available to monitor your CCTV. After all, it’s not much use to have your property constantly monitored by cameras if nobody looks at the footage! As with many things CCTV related, newcomers can often be put off by the number of options out there, but once you break it down there are some really simple and cost effective choices available, without any fuss or complications when installing them.
Apple’s new iOS 7 software is released this month
Much to the excitement of their legion of adoring acolytes, last week saw the rollout of Apple’s latest mobile platform- iOS 7. Headline grabbing changes include a shift away from the faux leather and paper textures in previous versions towards the minimal “flat” interface design now commonplace amongst competitors. Of course in this day and age so much of our personal data is accessible from smartphones, that eliminating security flaws is one of the foremost considerations for any new software design. The fact that so many of our customers can now take advantage of the ability to monitor their CCTV footage remotely from a smartphone is a testament to this. Naturally, Apple has laid out a slew of new security features amongst the updates. Continue reading
A Channel 4 documentary called “Sex: My British Job” features a journalist’s discoveries when she goes undercover in a British brothel. The journalist, Hsiao-Hung Pai, uses glasses with a hidden camera to record some of the shocking treatment of Chinese women working in the brothel.