Security Cameras


  • Specialist Fire & Security resourcing consultancy Zitko has unveiled Talent: a new industrywide training initiative designed to address the growing shortage of engineers trained for design, engineering, commissioning and support.
  • Bold report their new Gemini CCTV cloud monitoring platform release includes new integrations and features to enhance the monitoring control room user experience and in response to the latest technology.
  • Exceptional Image as Super Low Illumination

    The main goal of video surveillance is to see clearly anytime, anywhere.  GalloGlas decided to use Uniview bespoke Starlight technology which has exceptional image quality at super low illumination giving the team at Jas P Wilson clear images during the day and night for both static and moving scene.  The Starlight Technology is an innovative technology that delivers vivid colour, high definition, and extremely clear images in ultra-low light.


    Jas P Wilson, Managing Director, Billy Wilson said, “It was an easy decision to make after seeing the demonstration of the UniView IP Starlight camera system, the team can now literally see in the dark!”

    GalloGlas MD, Richie Nicoll says “Uniview was the obvious choice for this installation with exceptional ultra-smart technology and the Starlight feature it delivers a superior user experience. It’s an all in one solution for this type of surveillance project where security and safety are paramount.”

  • Problem & Solution

    The Trust’s Health and Safety Coordinator faced a challenging task to provide an effective lockdown alert system for each school.  Luminite’s Nexus critical alert range was chosen as it could provide a wireless solution, negating the need for a hard-wired system which would have been more costly in terms of resources and installation. 

    Luminite supplied a mixture of internal and external units meaning that no matter where the initial alert point was triggered and due to ‘flood technology’, all pupils and staff both inside and out would hear the voice alert and see the flashing blue beacons.  Nexus lockdown units are deliberately blue in colour to differentiate them from fire beacons and there are 32 sounds to choose from to further differentiate them from fire alarms.  The fact that the Nexus system could be installed by the Trust’s own Site Managers was a significant advantage, as their installation is quick and easy requiring no specialist or technical skills. 

    The TEACH Trust H&S Coordinator said “The Nexus system was installed without any disruption to the school day by the Site teams, following simple instructions supplied by Luminite who were available throughout for back-up support.  After fully preparing our pupils for the event, we successfully completed lockdown drills without causing any distress to pupils or staff.  There are no ongoing maintenance costs, other than a 3-yearly change of batteries and we would recommend the system to other educational establishments”. 

    Laura Grainger from Luminite commented ‘We are conscious that, especially in the current climate, school budgets must be spent wisely and we were happy to supply advance demo units to the school in order for them to test thoroughly.  A consideration for the TEACH Trust was that they could easily add units to the system if needed and Nexus allows them to do this.’

  • Specialist Security Distributor, Quality Essential Distribution (QED), has appointed Steve Constantine as Product Development Director, Steve previously held the role of Technical Director at QED. 

    This news comes shortly after the appointment of Matt Philp to Managing Director in October.

  • 1. How robust is your dispenser? 

    Whatever mechanism you use to dispense sanitiser, it is important that it is strong enough to withstand the volume of doses it will need to make – this can often be underestimated! There are many rudimentary pump systems out there that are just not up to the job. Unless you have a replacement for a faulty dispenser immediately to hand, there will inevitably be a period of time when there is no provision and protection is compromised.

    2. Is your system touch-free?

    Multiple numbers of potentially infected fingers placed on a pump dispenser one after the other makes having a hand sanitiser ultimately futile. Touch-free systems will significantly cut down the risk of infection and really should be the only method used.  

    3. What happens when your sanitiser liquid runs out?

    Most systems require somebody to closely monitor when sanitiser liquid is about to run out and is tasked with replenishing or replacing with more liquid. For unmanned dispensers, users will all too frequently not bother notify somebody when a replacement is required but instead go ahead and enter a space without cleansing.  A connected, automated sanitisation system that notifies those responsible when liquid levels are low are the most effective way to ensure a seamless, continuous supply of sanitiser. 

    It is also important to be realistic about the volume of sanitiser that you are likely to require in the first place. Choosing a sanitiser system with a large enough volume reservoir will help ensure that you can replenish with minimal disruption. 

    4. Can users choose whether to sanitise or not?


    Our busy lives, and simple human nature dictates that unless we are compelled do something we invariably go for the path of least resistance! A recent anecdotal observation outside our nation’s largest DIY retailer revealed that in a 10-minute timeslot, all twenty customers that walked into the store, completely ignored the sanitiser pump located next to the door. Mandatory sanitising units integrated to building entry systems, where access is denied if hands are not sanitised, are by far the best way to ensure that every entrant has effectively cleansed hands.

    5. Is your sanitiser secure?

    It is a sad fact that unsupervised sanitiser systems in public spaces such as shopping centres and playgrounds, can be subject to vandalism and theft. In these environments, it is important to ensure that your units include a secure space for the sanitiser liquid.  The ideal system would include a separate lockable area to house the sanitiser. 

    Some related facts about Steriloc Hand Sanitisation Units:

    • Under stress test conditions the Steriloc dispensing system continues to work well for over 1 million dispenses
    • Generous reservoirs minimise the need for sanitiser replenishment with most units capable of dosing 25,000 dispenses between refills
    • All but the Steriloc Shield are data enabled for ‘low-sanitiser’ alerts
    • All units are touch-free 
    • All units can be seamlessly integrated with most door access systems 
    • All units have lockable sanitiser reservoirs
  • Ava completes unified security merger

    01 Sep 2020 Monica Nascimento
    Press release to announce the completion of the merger between video security and cyber security companies to create, Ava, a unified secuirty solution compnay. 
  • The NEC, Birmingham are preparing for the return to events from October. Watch the video for a full breakdown of everything they have put in place to keep you safe, secure and protected whilst visiting The Security Event 2021. For detailed guidance and further information, please visit:

  • Namib Property Patrols Ltd, the Oxfordshire-based security and protection company, is using employee scheduling and mobile workforce management software SmartTask to streamline operational processes, saving both time and money.
  • Users of professional access control and security systems now expect the same level of functionality and ease of use that they experience from their consumer tech. Richard Tweedie, product delivery and quality assurance manager at PAC & GDX, examines the impact this is having on technology development and purchasing decisions.

  • Whether you are a business owner or manager, Head of Security, IT manager, HR manager or data controller you could benefit from CCTV Logbook. We are offering a 30-day free trial so users can test it out and understand how it can help them.

  • Just launched, Incedo™ Business access control system for small to medium businesses, the universal access control ecosystem that incorporates software and hardware into a single management platform.

  • Abloy UK has unveiled plans to hold its first ever virtual exhibition, ‘Keyvolution’, which will take place online on 8th July.

  • Secure Logiq are delighted to announce the appointment of Hadi Rayess as the Senior Sales Director - Middle East, Turkey and Africa. 

  • Which CCTV System Should I Use?

    13 May 2020 Brian Kelly

    Protecting people and assets is a role where the wrong decision may have disastrous consequences. 

  • Neil Rule, MD of Access2, will be hosting a seminar on 30th April at The Security Event - all about Improving Home Security and TS007 Cylinder Locks.

  • Partizan Security is a manufacturer of CCTV and access control systems since 2008 based in the Czech Republic. We produce high-quality equipment with very attractive prices. We want to make sure that ...
  • With the global Covid19 pandemic changing the face of physical security as we know it, ZKTeco has made a huge effort to incorporate new features to its latest security and facial recognition devices to allow not only palm and facial recognition, but also facial recognition with mask detection and body temperature measurement.

    We hope these new products and features can help prevent exposure and contribute to protecting the public:


    ProFace X [TD] | Face, Palm-vein, Mask and Body Temperature Detection

    ZK-D3180S [TD] | Walk Through Metal Detector with Body Temperature Detection

    SpeedFace-V5L [TD] | Face, Palm-vein, Mask and Body Temperature Detection

    ZN-T5/W | Thermal Security Network Camera

  • CCTV Logbook

    03 Mar 2020 Karen Uppal

    CCTV Logbook is the most effective way to manage your CCTV system

    This secure, easy-to-use online portal puts detailed CCTV information at your fingertips.

    CCTV Logbook helps your system stay GDPR compliant. Providing best practice advisories in line with the 12 guiding principles of the Surveillance Camera Code of Practice.

    Save time, money and hassle by keeping all your CCTV information in one place and on demand.

  • Dynamic CCTV Ltd are a trade only supplier of high-quality security equipment and leading distributor of Hikvision products in the UK. Dynamic CCTV offer a range of CCTV products and accessories from Hikvision, Altron, Veracity, TOA, Seagate, Camsat, TP-link, iiyama, Optex, GJD, Haydon, Ajax amongst others.


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