Author Archives: Phil

Electronic Surveillance

We now live in a world where we are all becoming much more aware of the fact that we are being monitored. It started with the Police using CCTV to monitor town centres and other high crime risk areas. This was done to enable the police to attend possible trouble spots quickly and, according to […]

The power of Lego just goes on and on

The geniuses at Robotic Solutions have taken Lego, combined it with Samsung Galaxy SII and created the Cubestormer II which they claim is the world’s fastest 3x3x3 Rubik’s cube solver and judging by this video they could well be right. When I say Lego and a Samsung Galaxy that is not strictly where the story […]

US Goes Back to School in Body Armour

American children returning to school in the next few days will find that over the Summer holidays many former places of learning have been transformed in to high-tech stockades. In the wake of last December’s mass murder at Sandy Hook School in Newtown, Connecticut – where a gunman killed 26 people, 20 of them children […]

Recording Equipment

One of the hugest advances in recent years in the surveillance industry has been the introduction of digital recorders also know as recording equipment devices. Previously recorders used tape, instead of microchips, which meant short recording times before the tape had to be changed, poor sound quality, particularly if you slowed the recorder down to […]

Laser Listening

The Snowden story is back in the news again hence this blog on Laser Listening. The talk in the press now is that the UK Government has demanded that all the files that the Guardian newspaper has on Snowdon’s revelations and the whole NSA Surveillance program should be either handed over or destroyed.

Ever seen a car drive on water?

Over the years much technician and laboratory time has been spent developing and innovating the much desired amphibious vehicle from landing troops onto beaches to driving to a water mass and deep sea fishing without changing vehicles.  The latest adaption of this seems to be this offering which comfortably travels at up to 80mph on […]

Night vision

Night vision has come a long way over recent years. Developed from the original Infra-red units to the latest state-of-the-art light intensifying units, there are so many different variations that this whole sector needs some explanation. Modern light intensifying night vision units use any available light, even just starlight or light from a distant town […]