Yearly Archives: 2018

The Power of the Internet in Security Systems

Posted on May 22, 2018 at 9:04 pm

There are many robust security systems out there, and now, lots of the top ones will also use the internet to support them. This means that they security systems have the power to be integrated, efficient and well backed up, whilst making use of everyday technology that can have more uses than you might realise.

Building security can be greatly enhanced in the age of the internet. For example, you might use fingerprint technology to enter the building. This can then be linked up to a wireless system that will register who is and who isn’t inside the building.

It is also possible to integrate CCTV systems and alarms using wireless networks. They will all work together as one wider security system, and this connection can also make them easier to control. It is also possible to have them integrated with fire and police services, so your building is covered in the case of an emergency.

Posted in Security Systems

Making Sure you Don’t Fall Victim to Online Scams

Posted on March 31, 2018 at 9:27 am

Scams are becoming a real risk for internet users in the UK. There are many hackers and scammers about, who are looking to steal people’s details, steal money or intercept transactions in order to get their hands on money that isn’t theirs. There are some things you can do to make sure you stay safe online and don’t fall victim to scams:

  • Never give out your bank details. If someone asks you for your bank details over the internet, never give them out. Your bank wouldn’t do this, but people try to pose as your bank so that you trust them.
  • Don’t open emails if they look unusual. If there is a link within the email and you don’t know who it’s from, do not click on it.
  • Be wary if someone changes their bank details. If you get an email from a company claiming they have changed their bank details, check with them first – and use the details you have on file, not the ones in the email, as these could be fraudulent too.

Posted in Online Security