April 2019

What is a Smart City? And how we are contributing to them.

By | April 10th, 2019|CCTV, SCG News|

First, we had smartphones, then smart buildings, but now it's all about the Smart City.   A fully realised Smart City envisions a setting which caters to the needs of residents.  But what is actually involved to achieve this? 1. Intelligent data The term means gathering large quantities of data to be [...]

February 2019

How could severe winter weather affect your Security System?

By | February 8th, 2019|Access Control, CCTV, SCG News|

Severe weather can wreak havoc with so many things at this time of year, whether that be your car, your schedule or even the security of your business.  The winter weather we’ve come to expect here in the UK is very unpredictable.  It could mean low temperatures, heavy rain, snow and freezing conditions -or, all [...]

November 2018

4 Aspects of physical security you may have overlooked for your business

By | November 20th, 2018|Access Control, CCTV|

When it comes to business, the customer is king but, even before customers, you need to care for your assets and your employees.  A CCTV system and some sturdy locks on the access doors might feel like you've covered all the major bases, but there could be over areas that require attention. Here are four [...]

November 2017

2017 Highlight – Protecting a Grand National Winner

By | November 30th, 2017|CCTV|

One of the highlights of this year for a lot of us here at Scottish Communications Group (and there has been many!) has to have been the Grand National...mainly as we had a vested interest in the winner! As you can see from our two posts back in April, we went from protecting a Grand [...]

Our friends Veracity celebrate 10 years at metal fabrication plant

By | November 8th, 2017|CCTV|

Our friends at Veracity recently celebrated a ten year anniversary working with a manufacturing client in Glenrothes. You'll want to read this case study as it shows the difficult conditions their equipment had to work in for all of these years - incident free for over 90,000 hours! From their release: Metal fabrication plants are [...]

August 2017

Dundee University Calls For Help From Scottish Communications Group and Aiphone

By | August 30th, 2017|CCTV, Digital Communications|

Our client, Dundee University, is installing highly visible emergency call point pedestals throughout its campus as part of a comprehensive range of measures to ensure a rapid response to any Emergency Incidents. The bespoke designed pedestals have been manufactured specifically for Dundee University by Aiphone, one of world’s most respected and reliable communication solution brands. [...]

Guest Post: Must read information on GDPR and CCTV Storage

By | August 3rd, 2017|CCTV|

The introduction of the GDPR in Europe on May 25th 2018 will affect everyone in some way or another, but for organisations who are duty-bound to store video data the implications are as large as the petabytes of data that require safe storage to satisfy local and regional legislation. Given the continuing growth in coverage [...]

May 2017

How the Scottish Exhibition Campus (formerly the SECC) uses CCTV

By | May 24th, 2017|CCTV|

About a month ago we sat down with Tony Edwards, the Head of Technical Service at the Scottish Exhibition Campus (formerly the SECC), to learn about how they are using CCTV in their security and building management. The SEC hosts over a million people a year, and with such a busy schedule, keeping track of [...]

April 2017

Hackers are now targeting CCTV: Cyber Security Update

By | April 26th, 2017|CCTV|

One of the most popular articles in our April 2017 newsletter was this article, written by our Technical Director Liam Mowat, on Cyber Security and IP CCTV. Liam illustrates some examples of how IP CCTV has been targeted recently, before outlining the steps that Scottish Communications Group takes to ensure that all of our clients are [...]

Our Engineers Flying High – Can you guess where?

By | April 21st, 2017|CCTV|

We love to see photos of our engineers in the field, and this great shot was taken by our Stuart Leslie, our Systems Design Manager. Care to guess where it was taken? It's actually taken at St Johnstone Football club where we've recently been working to upgrade and update their  CCTV and PA systems. A [...]

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