PCR's guide to the latest security software and hardware

A look at the latest CCTV cameras, monitors and software on the market
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With more people at risk of security breaches in their homes and online, it has never been more crucial to offer devices to safeguard consumers. We select the best of the bunch from software to CCTV cameras.

MOTOROLA FOCUS 73 OUTDOOR CAMERA
Distributor: Exertis
Users can view footage in HD using this camera from Motorola, which is compatible with smartphones, tablets, laptops and PCs. It also boasts infrared capabilities, and content can be viewed via the free Hubble app.
Specs: HD video streaming, infrared, compatible with Hubble app.
SRP: £159.99

IIYAMA PROLITE C1911S-B3 19” MONITOR
Distributor: Mentor Distribution
This display has been designed for CCTV and broadcast applications, and boasts a 5m/s response time and a 1000:1 contrast ratio. BNC and VGA inputs are included, along with an RCA adapter, plus it is also VESA compliant.
Specs: 19-inch display, 16.7 million display colours, 1,280x1,024 resolution, 5m/s response time, LED backlight.
SRP: £159.02

BITDEFENDER TOTAL SECURITY 2016
Distributor: PXS Distribution
By using machine-learning tech, this software fights off cyberthreats. It also includes a new firewall, redesigned parental controls and helps recover or block devices in cases of theft.
Specs: One-click optimisation tool, parental controls, two-way firewall.
SRP: £59.99

BULLGUARD INTERNET SECURITY
Distributors: Spire Technology, Target Components, Exertis, MicroWarehouse
This software features a multi-layered antivirus system, firewall and safe browsing, which will alert users to online dangers and block suspicious websites. Integrated parental controls also help to protect children.
Specs: 5GB free online storage, PC tune up tools, three-PC license.
SRP: £49.95

ASUSTOR AS5010T 10-BAY NAS
Distributor: VIP Computers
Designed to meet high capacity storage needs, this NAS offers capacities of up to 80TB. An Intel Celeron 2.41GHz Dual- core processor and 1GB DDR3L memory powers the NAS, which also boasts read/write speeds of up to 112MB/s.
Specs: Equipped with four Ethernet ports, compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux, 80TB of storage.
SRP: £650

NETGEAR ARLO SMART HOME CAMERA KIT
Distributor: Exertis
This wireless security camera kit can be used indoors or outside thanks to its weatherproof cameras, plus they are also battery powered and can last for up to six months.
Specs: Motion sensors, wireless, weatherproof cameras, free app to view camera footage.
SRP: £359

ESCAN UNIVERSAL SECURITY SUITE
Distributor: The Change Organisation
This edition from eScan has beendesigned to provide protection to devices and computers running Windows, Mac, Android or Linux. It comes with various features, including MicroWorld and Winsock Layer.
Specs: Gaming mode, file and folder protection, eScan remote support, parental controls.
SRP: £36.79 excluding VAT

SC-70BV CCTV FACILITY
Distributors: CPC Farnell, Netbit UK Limited
A fast shutter control of up to 1/100,00 seconds is available with this CCTV set. It comes with infrared and has an approximate range of 40 metres, plus the wall mount means the camera can be positioned in a range of areas.
Specs: IP66 waterproof rating, manual zoom, 700 TV Lines horizontal resolution, 40 metre infrared distance.
SRP: £44.99

TP-LINK NC200 WIFI CLOUD SECURITY CAMERA
Distributors: Exertis, Spire Technology
A built-in microphone is included with this cloud security set, plus the camera can also act as a wireless extender to help expand a home’s wireless network. It can record footage in real-time with MJPEG compressions to fit various bandwidth environments.
Specs: 4x digital zoom, built-in microphone, cloud recording.
SRP: £29.99

ASUSTOR AS-204TE 4-BAY NAS
Distributor: VIP Computers
This NAS comes with four USB ports, including two 3.0 and two 2.0 ports, allowing users to connect to up to four external USB hard rives. It also features RAID technology, which can combine multiple hard disks into a single local storage volume.
Specs: Intel Atom 1.2GHz Dual-core processor, compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux.
SRP: £300

NORTON SECURITY DELUXE 3.0
Distributor: Exertis
Norton Security Deluxe can protect identity and financial data on up to five devices, plus it also warns users of risky Android apps before they are downloaded. In addition, this software works on smartphones, Macs and PCs.
Specs: Compatible with iOS, Windows and Android systems, web portal, automatic backup.
SRP: £49.99

BITDEFENDER ANTIVIRUS PLUS 2016
Distributor: PXS Distribution
Bitdefender’s antivirus software comes with automatic protection that can safeguard a user’s personal identity. It also uses machine-learning to fight off cyber-threats without impacting the device’s performance.
Specs: Compatible with Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10, requires 1GB memory, personal identify protection.
SRP: £39.99

PANDA INTERNET SECURITY 2016
Distributors: Entatech, Exertis, Westcoast, Blue Solutions
Panda Security’s internet protection software works on Macs, PCs, Android devices and Apple products, including iPods and iPhones. It provides users with maximum antivirus and online fraud protection, as well as firewall and Wi-Fi protection. Plus, users can specify the file they wish to protect.
Specs: Parental control options, Wi-Fi protection, bars ransomware threats such as CryptoLocker.
SRP: £47.99

KASPERSKY LAB INTERNET SECURITY
Distributors: Ingram Micro, Exertis
This software from Kaspersky offers protection for PC, Mac and Android devices by safeguarding privacy and identity. Extra layers of security are also included, to help secure online banking and shopping, while extra security features are also included to help safeguard children online.
Specs: Compatible with Windows, Mac and Android devices, protection for photos and music.
SRP: £31.99

TRANSCEND DRIVEPRO CAR VIDEO RECORDER
Distributor: Entatech
A 2.4-inch colour LCD screen is included with this recorder, while a GPS receiver allows drivers to log their driving records. Parking Mode is also included, which helps to safeguard vehicles when parking, while a Forward Collision Warning System is available to help cars keep a safe distance from others.
Specs: 16GB microSDHC MLC on-board memory card, 470mAh battery, IP video camera.
SRP: £129.99

CANARY CONNECT
Distributor: Exertis
Canary is a security system that can be controlled through a smartphone. Users can view footage through the 1080p HD camera, receive instant alerts when activity is detected and view recorded videos. Users can also protect their home with a 90+ decibel alarm that can be controlled remotely.
Specs: Infrared LEDs, monitors air quality and temperature, 1080p HD camera, instant alerts.
SRP: £159

BULLGUARD MOBILE SECURITY
Distributors: Spire Technology, Target Components, Exertis, MicroWarehouse
BullGuard’s Mobile Security software helps to keep malware at bay, plus it also offers anti-theft, remote lock, locate and swipe functions. Users can also use the software to block unwanted calls and SMS messages, while parents can take advantage of the parental controls.
Specs: SIM protection for data wipe or lockdown, automatic virus scans, backs up and restores data.
SRP: £16.95

PHISHIELD CYBER FRAUD AND PHISHING COVER
Distributor: PXS Distribution
This product will work with devices that already have a security product already installed, and can safeguard devices from phishing scams as well as card fraud. Plus, the software can protect users when making online purchases and EFT funds transfers.
Specs: Compatible with PCs and Macs, protects mobile transfers.
SRP: £24.99

SEAGATE SURVEILLANCE HDD
Distributors: Spire Technology, Tech Data
This seventh-generation surveillance HDD has been tuned for high write workloads operating 24x7. Plus it comes in capacities of up to 6TB and can support 64 cameras per drive. It also comes with RAID support, and can perform in multi-drive systems.
Specs: Up to 128MB cache, SATA 6GB/s interface, supports up to 16 drive bays, 9.0W operating power.
SRP: From £39.99

MCAFEE TOTAL PROTECTION
Distributor: Exertis
Parental control features are available with this software along with anti-SPAM capabilities. The software offers Wi-Fi protection, web safety and boasts PC optimisation tools, along with file protection. In addition, users can log in to sites and apps using facial recognition.
?Specs: Compatible with Android, Mac and iOS devices, facial recognition, file encryption, security status check.
SRP: £79.99

SWANN DVR8-4400 DIGITAL VIDEO RECORDER
Distributor: Entatech
Four 720p HD cameras are included with this recorder set, plus users can view live or playback video in HD to an HDTV, LCD screen or monitor. A 1TB hard drive is included with this recorder set and comes with 1MP image sensor.
Specs: Up to eight video channels, one VGA port, two USB 2.0 ports, four 780p HD cameras.
SRP: £399

SC-70DV CCTV CAMERA
Distributors: CPC Farnell, Netbit UK Limited
Infrared night imaging is available with this CCTV camera with a range of up to 20 metres, plus it comes with a fast aperture of F2.0. This camera can be mounted to a ceiling, as well as a wall, plus it boasts a horizontal resolution of 700 TV lines.
Specs: IP66 weatherproof rating, Sony SuperHAD 2 CCD sensor, 3.6mm multi-coated lens.
SRP: £39.99

CONTACT

Blue Solutions - 0118 989 8222

CPC Farnell - 03447 880088

Entatech - 0333 101 1000

Exertis Home - 01279 822 822

Exertis IT - 01256 707070

Ingram Micro - 0871 973 3000

Mentor Distribution - 01462 814000

MicroWarehouse - 0353 01 616 0400

Netbit UK Limited - 0845 375 2128

PXS Distribution - 0844 879 4212

Spire Technology - 01202 828 444

Target Components - 01977 739 300

Tech Data - 01256 788 000

The Change Organisation - 01227 779000

VIP Computers - 0871 622 7500

Westcoast - 0118 912 6000

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