“Hidden cameras and a team of pensioners acting undercover for the authorities could be sent in to care homes to expose abuse and neglect according to the chief care inspector”
For years now we have been defending the products that we sell on our website www.spycatcheronline.co.uk and explaining to everyone that will listen that the surveillance and counter surveillance products in our inventory are not designed to harm anyone, but they are designed to protect the users. Like many devices they can be used for the wrong reason and this is when the adverse publicity Kicks in and people forget about the many legitimate uses.
It may be that you are worried about your house being broken in to. Maybe you are concerned about your children being bullied. Is someone being aggressive towards you at work? How are your elderly parents being looked after in their care home? Who keeps vandalising your car? How many times must my house be broken into before the Police catch the culprit?? What are my children doing on the internet every night and who are they in touch with? The list is endless and we could write 50,000 words on the areas that worry us.
Is there a common denominator in all of this? Yes of course there is. Continue reading →
Although we should have been expecting it, the attack in Brussels is shocking by any standards and is just a reminder of how important security is. We all know that this type of terrorist attack cannot be prevented however many establishments are once again taking measures to beef up their security systems in order to try and keep their customers, staff and general public safe.
Since the Brussels attack we, at spycatcheronline, have seen a sharp spike in orders for hand held weapons detectors and walk through metal detecting archways.
Airports are now talking about re-assessing their security measures but unless you stop the public from travelling with any luggage, even hand held, there is little that can be done to prevent this type of attack.
Many large companies and public places are now ordering handheld metal detectors to protect the public and staff from any potential threat. Our handheld metal detectors can detect even the smallest metal instruments. Only after the explosion that rocked Brussels airport terminal building have other countries now decided on keeping armed police at their doors. After this horrific event that left 34 dead there is an increased police presence at Gatwick and Heathrow airport to prevent something like this from happening again. But should these precautions not have this been taken sooner? Especially after the Paris attacks that left over a hundred people dead! or whilst they had known that the suspected terrorists were on the run between Paris and Belgium.
Recently a police van was booby trapped and blown up in Northern Ireland by the IRA resulting in the death of a fellow prison officer. Had the vehicle been inspected using a under car search mirror perhaps the death of the prison officer could have been prevented.
With so much destruction happening around the world it is journalists who get the brunt of it by being on the front line to provide us with news. In regards to the recent Brussels Airport bombing one journalist who was waiting for her flight to Geneva also got caught up in the bomb blasts. Being the only journalist on site she was able to provide the world with the first pictures of victims, featured the next day in New York Times. The photo shows a woman with blood pouring down her face and her shirt ripped to shreds from the bomb blast. A sad comment on the times that we live in.
One of the areas that we have noticed an increase in sales is bullet-proof body armour. We have, for many years been supplying press teams going to war zones such as Afghanistan and Iraq. Even today many of our customers are travelling to areas of conflict which is why we have developed a new cost friendly Press Package that offers the highest level of protection for those who risk their lives to share news with the world. But times have changed and we find that companies providing security personnel to protect schools, offices and some religious establishments are providing their security staff with covert body armour.
We live in a world where the front line seems to be the major cities of Europe. The only answer is increased budgets for counter-terrorism departments, increased security and perhaps, most importantly, increased public vigilance.
We have seen reports that a number of women in European cities are now concerned for their safety after the increase of migrants coming into the EU. There has been a surge of sexual assaults on girls as young as 7! Women are now being more cautious and we can report an increase in sales of personal protection equipment such as rape alarms, high powered torches, aerosol personal alarms and trackers. Did you know if you carry a personal alarm you have a 97% higher chance of warding off a potential attack (Home Office).
As reported in the Times today a major article uncovers the truth about the value of hidden CCTV cameras in the homes of the elderly and the vulnerable. The charity Action on Elder Abuse which helps to run a national helpline has reported that the number of calls from people who feel that they are suffering financial abuse rose from 3,500 to 7,529 last year. Adult social services received 21,935 allegations of theft and fraud in the past 12 months, 4168 of them relating to carers.
A large number of cases, in fact by far the majority, were brought to light when relatives of the victims decided to take positive action by installing covert CCTV cameras such as those hidden in smoke detectors. PIR motion detectors, like the type used in most burglar alarm systems or even a fully functional clock radio.
At the start of August Spycatcheronline.co.uk featured in Alice Beer’s segment in ITV’s This Morning show. With the rise of burglaries in private homes Alice Beer showed all the different means of securing valuables within the home.
This is where Spycatcheronline’s products such as the various can safes featured. Here at Spycatcheronline we offer everyday cans such as Coca Cola, Sprite, Barabsol, Ajax and even Pringles that all have hidden compartments big enough to hide jewellery, keys, money and any other valuable in plain site. To watch the segment again click here.
We have been telling our customers for a number of years about how it is a complete waste of time expecting the police to solve domestic (or any other) burglaries. Of course you have to report it, if for no other reason than to get a crime number for your insurance company, but we all know that the police are under resourced and that they will devote the minimum amount of time to actually finding out who the culprit may be. They may get lucky and retrieve some of your stolen property, usually in the course of investigating a different crime, but the chances are slim.
That is why it is so refreshing to hear that the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, is suggesting that home owners should consider installing CCTV to help trap burglars. Over the years we at Spycatcher have faced a certain amount of criticism for selling covert CCTV cameras. At last the public and the Police are getting wise to the fact that this really is one of the best ways of protecting your property, and helping to bring the perpetrators to justice by providing unequivocal evidence.
It doesn’t matter how many different products we offer to try and protect our customers there always seems to be something new on the horizon to infiltrate people’s privacy.
We are constantly amazed by the number of customers who come in looking for telephone encryption devices to make sure that no one is snooping on them. Many people also now keep their credit cards in RFID wallets http://www.spycatcheronline.co.uk/rfid-men-s-wallet.html to prevent their credit cards from being scanned and cloned. Credit card cloning has become a serious problem over recent years and members of the public are just getting wise to the fact that an RFID wallet offers total protection against this form of theft.
At last, after years of explaining to the media and government departments why we sell so many covert CCTV cameras, the government is finally getting the message.
As reported in national newspaper The Times, concerned relatives have been given the green light to conceal video recording devices in care homes.
The headline even sparked a showcase of some of our gadgets from our Spycatcher-in-chief Jeremy Marks on BBC4’s PM – catch up with their chat, around 53 minutes into the programme, via this link.
Thief Caught on Camera
There are many headlines appearing in the papers lately:
“Thief put himself into the frame”
“Prolific burglar caught on CCTV”
“Suspect arrested on attack on mother caught on Nanny Cam”
“Parents’ Nightmare Caught On Tape As Burglar Breaks In”
Even though in some cases the burglar panics and steals the camera it is too late as the feed would have already been stored online and spread all over the internet.
Here at Spycatcher apart from supplying Indoor CCTV and nanny cams we also have a large selection of hidden cameras. Ranging from Pure DAB Wifi Radios, Smoke alarm Wifi Camera, Bedside/Travel clocks, Blueray DVD Wifi camera to name a few.
Visit our website by clicking the above products or online www.spycatcheronline.co.uk. If you need any assistance click CHAT NOW and our staff are on hand to guide you through to the right product for you.
The sale of trackers at Spycatcheronline has increased dramatically over the last 12 months. It’s even taken us by surprise. Why is this?
Well to start with tracking devices have become much more accessible to ordinary members of the public. The number of different trackers available has increased. There are now personal trackers, car trackers, heavy duty asset trackers (For heavy machinery) and extended life high capacity trackers. Another issue is price. The prices have come down drastically.