With the horrific and shocking news of the killing of a much loved teacher at a UK school the question has, once again, arisen about whether schools should be carrying out spot checks for weapons.
Spy equipment has been proving to be hugely popular in the run-up to Xmas 2013.
Despite increased competition it is clear that the public’s appetite for these products is still unquenched. Many people were predicting an end to the spy equipment market but it seems that the opposite is true.
When Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, was told last week that her trusty Nokia 6210 Slide had been monitored by the US National Security Agency (NSA) from Fort Meade, Maryland, her reaction seemed to be one of genuine outrage.
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 increase record times, and the inconvenience of having to store recorded tapes manually.
We all know what an unbelievable tool for everyday life a cellular phone is. Having had them around for so long it is unimaginable how difficult life would be without them. But despite all the advantages that they bring they can also be an awful nuisance, and not only that they can also compromise our security and privacy.