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3 Reasons You Should Be Using Hikvision Turbo HD

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016


3 Reasons You Should be Using Hikvision Turbo HD

Hikvision Turbo HD is a new range of HD-TVI CCTV cameras that is perfect for both first-time buyers and those upgrading an existing coax system. Available at a lower price-point than other CCTV cameras, very easy to set up, and with a host of features that can rival those found in IP cameras, Turbo HD is a real game-changer in the world of security. Read on to see why you should consider Turbo HD when building your next CCTV solution!

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ACTi E Series: Overview

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

Last week we introduced you to the ACTi D Series. This week, it’s the turn of the E Series, which once again spans cube camera, box cameras, dome cameras and bullet cameras.

E Series cameras are higher-spec than their D Series counterparts, yet you only pay slightly more for these improved features.

Once again, the differences between each camera are slight, allowing users to choose the camera exactly suited to their security needs.

If you have any queries about these cameras, please do not hesitate to contact us!

 

Cube Cameras

Bullet Cameras

Indoor

Outdoor

Dome Cameras

Indoor

Outdoor

Box Cameras

Review of CCTV Regulations

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

The interim CCTV Regulator, Andrew Rennison, has been appointed to carry out a review of the use and regulation of CCTV in the UK. In the 5 minute video clip below he does a good job of explaining both the role, the requirement for it, the process to be undertaken, and the timescale.


Andrew Rennison’s role forms a part of the National CCTV Oversight Body, which in turn forms a part of the UK’s National CCTV Strategy, and reports to the Policing Minister, David Hanson.

Some useful links:

CCTV in Schools

Friday, November 6th, 2009

CCTV in schools is often a cause of controversy and debate.

Apparently a UK school CCTV system inadvertently recorded footage of school children getting changed, which prompted this new statement from the Information Commissioner’s Office today:

6 November 2009

CCTV in schools

Jonathan Bamford, Assistant Information Commissioner, said:

“CCTV should only be used for a pressing need. It is perfectly reasonable for a school to use CCTV to help secure its premises, but it shouldn’t be left switched on capturing images of school children changing during the day. When a school is staffed and children are on the premises, cameras will not generally be required for security purposes. Organisations that do capture images using CCTV are required by law to adhere to the Principles of the Data Protection Act. Guidance for organisations using CCTV is available from http://www.ico.gov.uk/for_organisations/topic_specific_guides/cctv.aspx”

Now I am sure that all statements from the ICO are carefully considered and worded so that there can be no ambiguity of meaning, but I’m not entirely sure that they meant what they seem to be saying in that middle sentence:

When a school is staffed and children are on the premises, cameras will not generally be required for security purposes.

Switch the CCTV off during the normal school day???

Comments below please …

PS – check the website of the newspaper local to the school – the Manchester Evening News – lots of comments from concerned parents …

CCTV clip – train hits lorry, hits man …

Friday, March 6th, 2009

Amazing CCTV clip found over at the Telegraph website:

In the dramatic footage, a train slammed into a flatbed lorry as it was crossing train tracks in the Mediterranean port city of Mersin on Feb 25.

Propelled sideways, the lorry then swept over Cem Tokac, who was standing beside the tracks.

But while the footage, released on Wednesday by Dogan news agency, showed Mr Tokac after the accident, lying motionless on the ground, incredibly the 32-year-old suffered only minor injuries.

“I can’t remember anything about the accident,” Mr Tokac said. “I thought I was asleep. But when I woke up, I was not in my bed. I was on the ground.”

Mr Tokac, who plans to marry in April, said Feb 25 is his new birthday.

“Life is really beautiful,” he said.