Technology to help battle Neighbours From Hell

If you’re on the look-out for some technological gadgets to help you gather evidence against Neighbours From Hell, we have just the solution for you. NFHiB has been partnered with leading supplier Fly on the Wall since 2011 – we know they are the market leader when it comes to supplying home security and surveillance products at the cheapest prices. If you’re an avid wildlife fan too you can even pick up a superb wildlife camera from the guys over at Fly on the Wall (we know, we bought one from them last Christmas!).

Fly on the Wall has all kinds of stuff online, meaning you can browse what you need from the comfort of your home and get it delivered direct to your door. Best of all they have a summer offer on at the moment which gives you free delivery on all items (use code SUMMER at the checkout).

We’ve picked out some superb ideas that might appeal in your fight against problem neighbours.

Here’s our 5 products of Summer 2014

1. Spy Sunglasses with hidden DVR spy camera – not just the chosen gadget that James Bond might use but available to you at £74.99. Sunglasses can make you feel safer when dealing with neighbours from hell in face-to-face situations (we all know how intimidating they can be).

We think that’s a bargain as you get to record the action in front of you with up to 6 hours of full colour video and audio, all behind some very cool sunglasses. Perfect evidence to help you get successful action against a neighbour from hell and feel more confident behind the shades.

Buy Spy Sunglasses at £74.99

Available to buy from Fly on the Wall @ £74.99

2. 3-Axis Gyro Remote Control Quadcopter With Video Camera – the ultimate in acquiring needed video camera surveillance in the air. Available to buy at £79.99. Use this nifty quadcopter for getting video up, up and away. Perfect just for fun or more serious use.

3. Blackvue Dashcam 400 HD 1080p Dashboard Camera with GPS – perfect to use in case of accidents or false insurance claims, also ideal to help capture nuisance neighbours who might come into contact with your car. Set the dashboard camera to record on a continuous loop or only when it detects adverse G-Force. Buy this Dashcam for a competitively priced £239.99.

To capture video or images during road situations outside or passengers inside also take a look at the Hidden HD Camera + 1.44 Inch TFT Car DV which is cheaper at £124.99.

4. Securix 500GB CCTV DVR, 10″ Screen & 2 Waterproof Infrared Cameras – get notifications via Twitter using Tweets, iPhone push notifications and smartphone or web client view with this professional network DVR system and 500GB storage. This complete security system is available out of the box and comes with a LCD display screen allowing you to control the monitor and DVR functions. All available for a competitively priced £249.99.

5. Personal Mini GPS Tracker – ideal for personal safety, for members of the family or friends, this personal GPS tracker is cheap at a price of £79.99. Handy to track loved ones, pets or valuable items such as your car or possessions. When calling the tracker you can receive a text message which tells you the tracker’s location (easily decode the longitude & latitude co-ordinates using Google Earth).

Remember, use the code SUMMER at checkout for FREE Fly on the Wall delivery.

You can see more products to help you tackle nuisance neighbours at the NFHiB shop. Best of all you help support us if you buy something.

We hope you’ve found our best 5 Summer products useful and here’s to a peaceful home life to all, always!

How much does a home CCTV system cost and how do I choose the best CCTV for my home?

These are exceptionally popular questions people ask when they’re considering getting a home CCTV system installed. To be truthful it is difficult to come up with an exact figure because there is a wide range of different systems on the market. At one end you’ve got the dummy cameras that don’t film anything and simply act as a visual deterrent for those on a budget. At the other end you’ve got high definition cameras that can record good quality pictures both during the day and at night. You can also have your system hooked up to a monitoring service that means your property will be as safe as it can possibly be even when you’re not there.

So really, the question should be this: what’s your budget? Once you know how much you can afford to spend on a system, you’ll know what the options are in your situation. You’ll also know how far your money will go and what you can expect for it. Remember, you have to consider the cost of installation as well as the cost of buying the system itself.

Okay so let’s now focus on the thorny question of which system will be the best one for you. Again, the best starting place is to work out what you want from your system. Some people want something that will be cheap to buy and affordable to run. Others will want a top notch system that is the best money can buy. Clearly these two people would both have very different ideas of what the ideal CCTV system would be for them.

The NFHiB shop has a whole range of CCTV systems, cameras and equipment on offer.

In truth, these systems vary an awful lot. For example, some systems are designed so you can access them remotely. This can be done via a smartphone, so you can gain access to the feed from the camera and see what is going on. This might bring you peace of mind if you want to be able to keep an eye on your property while you are away from home.

Basically, the more features you want when choosing your CCTV system, the more expensive it is likely to be. However, you should be prepared to spend a reasonable amount to get a good quality system that is professionally installed by experienced CCTV installers. As you can see, there is a lot to think about, but if you focus on your own needs and your budget too, you’ll arrive at the answers you want a lot sooner.

Tackling anti-social behaviour using CCTV

Anti-social behaviour is never pleasant to experience, but it’s even less so when it happens on your doorstep. This is one of the reasons why installing CCTV is a smart idea. For starters it is a very visible deterrent to anyone who may want to cause trouble. Many people would refrain from misbehaving if they realised they were being caught on camera.

If you are serious about getting CCTV cameras installed, make sure you opt for a system that records footage and keeps it for a period of time. At the cheapest end of the market you can buy dummy cameras that don’t actually film anything at all. This might deter some people but the more determined ones would be able to get away with exhibiting anti-social behaviour. You wouldn’t have anything caught on film to show the police.

When you get a CCTV system it is very important to ensure the cameras are pointing in the right direction so they capture the best images. They should only be trained on your property and not on anyone who is walking past on public property. Think about how people would approach your property – from the front and the rear – and ensure the cameras are properly positioned.

If you were the victim of anti-social behaviour you would want to be sure you could gather together the evidence required by the police to prove your case. Clearly the most important thing to do is to invest in the best possible system you can afford.

If you are still considering the pros and cons of getting CCTV, consider this. A house that has cameras installed in visible positions for people to see is likely to be a lot safer than one that does not have them installed. We all want to feel safe in our own homes. If you have a family (or even if you are on your own) you want to be sure your property is as well protected from any anti-social influences as possible. No one can ever be 100% protected of course, but having CCTV cameras in place and working 24/7 will certainly help matters.