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Human Temperature Detection (thermographic) cameras as seen on BBC's The One Show.

Jun 9, 2020 4:07:33 PM / by Alex Hodgson posted in CCTV, security, hikvision, coronavirus

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Find out more about the human fever detection cameras recently featured on BBC One's The One Show, presented by Alex Jones and Amol Rajan.

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Sheffield Council leaks 8.7 million number plate records in major CCTV mismanagement.

May 6, 2020 9:30:00 AM / by Paul Hibberd posted in CCTV, security, Sheffield

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There aren't many times when a news article aligns exactly with what you do, but as a Sheffield-based business with a major line in CCTV design, installation and management, including ANPR systems, we're bang in the middle of the Venn diagram for this story:

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Could Security Cameras help fight the Coronavirus?

Apr 4, 2020 6:45:00 PM / by Paul Hibberd posted in CCTV, hikvision, coronavirus

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Now marketed as "Fever Detection" cameras, Hikvision's thermographic cameras have been around for a while. But are they really accurate enough to help in the fight against Coronavirus (aka COVID-19)?

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Which Hikvision cameras have been passed Secure by Default?

Dec 3, 2019 1:25:00 PM / by Paul Hibberd posted in CCTV, security, surveillance, Secure By Default

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We recently blogged about the Secure by Default standard which is bringing a default security standard to the UK surveillance camera market in order to combat cyber crime linked to unsecure Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

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Secure by Default for CCTV: Why “self-certified” doesn’t mean “easy to cheat”.

Nov 20, 2019 7:00:00 AM / by Alex Hodgson posted in CCTV, security, surveillance, Secure By Default

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Secure by Default with Subtitles

In this video Alex from One2Call talks about the UK Government’s new Secure by Default standard for security and surveillance cameras, why the initiative is needed, and why the fact that the scheme is going to be self-certified by the manufacturers doesn’t necessarily mean will be a soft touch.

The below blog is adapted from the transcript with links added for additional detail.

What is the new Secure by Default standard?

The new Secure by Default standard is being targeted specifically at video surveillance (CCTV) cameras. The reason for this is because they are particularly targeted by hackers, online criminals and terrorist organisations.

if you're a suspicious person like me you'll have noticed that this is being self-certified, which means that the manufacturers are certifying themselves as meeting the standard.

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Hikvision ColorVu Review: Colour Night Vision at an affordable price?

Nov 8, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Paul Hibberd posted in CCTV, security

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When it comes to great quality night time security footage, Hikvision's Darkfighter cameras have long ruled the roost, but with ColorVu Hikvision are claiming to add full colour to the night time mix.

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One2Call are now Milestone partners for CCTV

Jun 6, 2014 12:31:17 PM / by Paul Hibberd posted in CCTV, News, Sheffield, Milestone

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We're delighted to be able to announce that we are now an official solutions partner with Milestone, the UK's leading supplier of CCTV software.

CCTV isn't just about having cameras.

The right software not only allows you to use your cameras intelligently, it can also add value to your system by integrating different types of cameras to suit different needs (including the camera on your smartphone), giving you different types of views tailored to each person's role, and give you 24/7 access to your cameras from anywhere on earth.

And that's what Milestone do.

They purely supply the software that drives CCTV systems, and as such are free to develop integrations with 95% and more of the CCTV hardware available on the market.

As an independent supplier of CCTV systems that's vitally important to us as it frees us up to advise our clients purely on the best system for them, picking and choosing from the components which, when combined, will fit their needs the best.

So if you've been considering adding or upgrading a CCTV network give us a call. One2Call knowledge and Milestone software is a partnership that's hard to beat!

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