Protect your investments with CCTV cameras

If you own a business, then you should ensure that your investment is well protected with CCTV cameras, and this could be against loss from the public or your employees. Protecting your investments with CCTV cameras involves capture video; recording it and storing it in on a daily basis to carefully monitor the activities in your workplace. It does take up a considerably amount of time but it will certainly be worth it when a big problem arises.

Security cameras provide multiple viewpoints and added visual range and you can almost manage to view two or more places at once. You can place a spot monitor at the entrance of the store or complex where the customers will see themselves and this will obviously reduce shoplifting. Many thieves are highly skilled at hiding merchandise especially in retail businesses but security cameras can quietly record break-ins and provide proof of the crime, whilst they may also reveal the identity of the culprit.

Apple Music Not Worried About Losing Customers After Trial

Electronic giants Apple have claimed that they’re not worried about the predicted drop in customers after their 3 month trial ends in the next few weeks.

“We don’t wake up in the morning and look at the numbers and get stressed about it. We think that, over time, if the product is great, then people will choose our product over other people’s.

It is a coincidence, but it’s a nice coincidence because there’ll be lots of really interesting content, and there’ll be lots of buzz on social media. Our focus is on making Apple Music as great as it gets and the bump from the festival will really help.” (Oliver Schusser, VP of iTunes)

 

Contactless Payments Cap Rises To £30 In The UK

Behold all contactless payment fans in the UK, the payments cap is set to rise on September 1st by an extra £10 to £30 per day.

With contactless payments becoming much more popular, the decision made sense as over £2.32 billion was spent last year via contactless means, compared to £653 million the year before.

The increase in daily payments will also apply to Apple Pay and the upcoming Android version, Android Pay.

Visa welcomed the move, claiming that this will benefit retailers across the country.

“We believe that the new threshold increase to £30 could be the most significant to date, and has the potential to essentially redefine contactless usage. With contactless now accounting for one in 11 in-store Visa transactions, and Britons increasingly embracing the technology, our data shows that the rise could impact as many as 3 million Visa transactions per day in the UK, for a total of over £70 million.” (Kevin Jenkins, Visa)

Siri To Transcribe Voicemail Messages?

According to rumours circulating online, Apple’s Siri software will be able to transcribe voicemails in the upcoming iOS10 update.

Similar to Apple’s Visual Voicemail feature, the service will be called iCloud Voicemail and will use a virtual assistant to take calls, record and then convert them to text.

These features are currently being tested by Apple employees before the big receal, so we look forward to seeing if this idea does come to fruition. We predict that it will, seeing as the phone can alsready transcribe voice commands.

Do bear in mind that iOS9 will be released in September, so this voicemail feature is probably still 12 months away before debuting.

With Surveillance Systems you Definitely Get What You Pay For

The temptation whenever you buy things is always towards going for the cheaper option, but for some things this is definitely not a good idea. It is unfortunate to say, but there are a lot of cheap ‘surveillance systems’ on the market which, when you look at their capabilities, barely qualify as anything of the sort. This is why, before you just for the cheapest option available, you need to make sure that they meet a criteria.

The criteria for any surveillance system is quite simple: recording capabilities, detailed image from the camera, and the camera needs to be able to perform in the environment (so if it’s dark, it needs to be able to see details in the dark). There are also a number of other things which, while not necessary in every instance, do provide another layer of usability and convenience: Movement sensors can help limit the amount of data being used for the recordings (as the cameras only activate once the sensors have been triggered), infra-red or UV capabilities, disguises (so people don’t notice them), and network capabilities. While network capabilities aren’t essential to having a working surveillance system, having any data the cameras collect automatically transmitted to a central hub is invaluable, and it means that if the camera is destroyed you’ve still got anything it recorded.