IR cameras

We live in the real world – and deliver real world CCTV systems

– Posted in: Burglaries, Business Development, Business security, CCTV, Crime prevention, Electronic security, Infra-red, IR cameras, Security, surveillance, The Data Protection Act

As a lover of science fiction, I like nothing more to imagine that I could travel round the universe visiting strange new worlds, seeking out new civilisations etc etc. But I know it is only an artificial image created by clever special effects and computer graphics and will never be a reality for quite some [...]

Are The Days Of The Dummy Deterrent Numbered?

– Posted in: After Care, Alarm maintenance, Alarm setting, Alarms, Burglaries, Business alarms, Business security, Car theft, CCTV, Costs of alarms, Crime prevention, Customer Service, Electronic security, GuardHome News, Home alarms, Home security, Insurance, IR cameras, Reliability, Security, Statistics, surveillance, Theft, Vehicle Protection

I ask this question because unusually I have seen three of my local clients (this includes myself) targetted by thieves, since the start of this year. In each of these cases the thieves left empty handed because the security system that we installed was fully operational. So as soon as the burglars attempted to enter [...]

GuardHomeSafe Is Our Watchword

– Posted in: After Care, CCTV, Crime prevention, Customer Service, Electronic security, Home security, Infra-red, IR cameras, Random Acts of Kindness, Security

We are a business, so making money is fundamental to our existence. However we are also a company that operates high moral standards and we recognise that there are times when profit is of secondary importance. Today for example we were talking to one of our clients who commissioned us to provide her CCTV surveillance [...]

Positioning Cameras

– Posted in: Business security, Car theft, CCTV, Crime prevention, Electronic security, Environmental, GuardHome News, Home security, Infra-red, IR cameras, Reliability, Security, surveillance

The physical positioning of cameras is a key aspect of good CCTV system design. All to often I see cameras positioned above doors looking straight down? All these are good for is to check for hair loss. Often these are positioned for ease of installation, rather than to achieve a specific objective. If you are [...]

February 2015 Review

– Posted in: After Care, CCTV, Crime prevention, Customer Service, Employee, GuardHome News, Infra-red, IR cameras, Security, surveillance

Well that was the shortest month gone in the blink of an eye, and I am glad to report that Darren is rapidly becoming a valuable member of the GuardHome team. Since joining at the start of the year he is quickly learning all about our products and more importantly he is demonstrating that he [...]

Applying Proven Military Reliability Screening Techniques

– Posted in: After Care, Business security, CCTV, Environmental, IR cameras, Reliability, Security, Statistics, surveillance

Having spent more than 30 years in the demanding world of defence equipment, one of my most interesting roles was being responsible for front line equipment reliability. A British Army General once said to me that he didn’t want his troops to have to carry a single piece of equipment that didn’t work properly. So [...]

January 2015 Review

– Posted in: Alarms, Burglaries, Business alarms, Business Development, Car theft, CCTV, Customer Service, Employee, Fast Track, GuardHome News, Home security, IR cameras, surveillance

Finally the cold weather has arrived, although even this month had a few days where t shirts seemed more appropriate than thermals. At the start of the month and the year, we welcomed Darren Hills into the company, as detailed in my previous blog. I am very optimistic that Darren will develop into a first [...]