The big security news this week is that Homevue has announced a wireless surveillance system for Xbox. The system consists of wireless cameras that can be placed around the home and will link up to a cloud where videos can be accessed via smart phone, tablet, computer or Xbox. You can store up to a month’s worth of footage on the cloud, and recording can be activated manually through the Homevue app, or via motion detection.
With recent inspections exposing UK police’s apparent reluctance to investigate high-frequency crime such as burglaries and car theft, it can be no coincidence that the market for DIY home surveillance is growing every day. People are looking for the next best methods or products to keep their homes safe, and today’s latest gadget is the Withings ‘Home’ security device.
The police face new criticism today (4/9/14) as an inspection has disclosed that some forces make little or no effort to investigate high-frequency crimes including burglary, car crimes and criminal damage. Furthermore it was found that several victims of these crimes were encouraged by their local authorities to investigate the crimes themselves, including appealing for witnesses and checking CCTV.