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Suffolk rural officer urges licensed gun holders to review security

25 October, 2020 – 16:00

Gun owners have been urged to review security measures this game season Picture: GETTY IMAGES

Gun owners have been urged to review security measures this game season Picture: GETTY IMAGES

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A top Suffolk rural police officer is urging licensed gun owners “not to get slack” with their security measures this game shooting season.

Sgt Brian Calver of the rural crime team Picture: SARAH CHAMBERSSgt Brian Calver of the rural crime team Picture: SARAH CHAMBERS

Sergeant Brian Calver, of Suffolk’s rural crime team, is reminding owners that they have a responsibility to keep their gun secure at all times.

The game shooting season, which typically runs from September 1 until February 1, is now in full swing and with the outdoor activity exempt from any ‘rule of six’ Covid-19 regulations, many shoots will go ahead as normal.

Sgt Calver said security around shotguns and rifles is a major issue.

“On the back of everyone’s licence, whether it’s a shotgun or a rifle, it does stipulate that they have a responsibility and duty of care to make sure that the gun is secure at all times,” he said.

Gun owners have been urged not to get slack by a Suffolk rural officer Picture: GETTY IMAGESGun owners have been urged not to get slack by a Suffolk rural officer Picture: GETTY IMAGES

“It’s not just a case of ‘it’s in the shed’, it must be properly secured in a locked-up cabinet when at home and the keys must not be accessible to anyone else and that includes family members.”

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Sgt Calver said annually at this time of year, he will see issues with licence holders not taking appropriate care with their firearm.

“Every year at this time of year, when people go out on game shoots, we get the odd issue with a person leaving a gun unsupervised in a car or a vehicle while they pop somewhere to a shop or something,” he said.

“In the past we’ve had a couple of them stolen, which is not intentional, they haven’t done it on purpose, but just got a little bit slack around the security of it, thinking, ‘Suffolk’s not like that’ and then sadly you’ve got a gun in the hands of criminals.”

He added that owning a gun is “a privilege, not a right” and urged licence holders to review any security practices.

“I would say tidy up the slack practices, prevent yourself becoming a victim of crime, prevent anybody getting hurt and also prevent yourself getting into trouble because breach of licence conditions is a criminal offence,” Sgt Calver added.

“Remember it is a privilege not a right to have one and don’t spoil that by getting slack with your practices, look at your security practices and make sure they are updated.”

For more information on gun licensing, people can visit Suffolk police’s website here[3].


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References

  1. ^ Share (www.eadt.co.uk)
  2. ^ MORE: Suffolk gets extra police officer to tackle rural crime (www.eadt.co.uk)
  3. ^ Suffolk police’s website here (www.suffolk.police.uk)

WD Purple SC QD101 MicroSD Review: Tailor-Made For Modern-Day Security Cameras

| Published: Sunday, October 25, 2020, 9:09 [IST]

Western Digital is a well-known name when it comes to modern storage solutions. The company makes HDDs, SSDs, microSD cards, SD cards, and a lot more. Depending on the user requirement, the brand makes products in different classes with variable read and write speeds.

WD Purple SC QD101 MicroSD Review: Tailor-Made For Modern-Day Security Cameras

In this modern world, it is important to keep our home and office premises as secure as possible, and WD has a solution to this aspect as well. The company recently launched the WD Purple SC QD101 microSD[1] in India with a starting price of Rs. 855 for the 32GB variant, and here is the full review of the tailor-made microSD card for surveillance and security storage solutions.

WD Purple SC QD101 MicroSD Review: Tailor-Made For Modern-Day Security Cameras

WD Purple SC QD101 Specifications

  • Capacity: 32/64/128/256/512 GB
  • Form Factor: microSDHC
  • Storage Technology: 96-layer 3D NAND
  • Interface: SDA 6.0
  • Warranty: 3-Year Limited Warranty
WD Purple SC QD101 MicroSD Review: Tailor-Made For Modern-Day Security Cameras

WD Purple SC QD101: Design

As the name suggests, this is literally a purple card, which will help distinguish between the similar-looking microSD cards. The form factor is exactly like the other microSD cards, making it easy to carry around. This is also the best storage options available in the market due to some of the features that it offers.

As most of the security cameras are installed outside the house/office, it is important that the microSD card has better endurance certifications to the harsh weather. The WD Purple SC QD101 can operate between -25°C to 85°C, making it an excellent card to be used with security cameras even in extreme weather conditions. This is the one microSD card that can be used in both Delhi during summer, and in Kashmir during winter without any issue.

WD Purple SC QD101 MicroSD Review: Tailor-Made For Modern-Day Security Cameras

WD Purple SC QD101: Real-World Usage

We tested the 128GB version of the WD Purple SC QD101 with the Mi Home Security Camera 360° camera, capable of recording in 1080p videos and stream in real-time. The camera uses the latest H.264 encoding, which uses less storage space without affecting the video quality.

The WD Purple SC QD101 was able to record continuously for more than 24 hours and it was also able to rewrite the older data once the storage space got over. In my usage, I did not face any quality or compression, thus making the WD Purple SC QD101 a reliable storage solution for security cameras.

Given the 128GB storage capacity, it can easily store data for a few days without any NAS backup. So, even if the backup storage solution does not work due to a power outage, the WD Purple SC QD101 can easily store all the data directly on the camera.

WD Purple SC QD101 MicroSD Review: Tailor-Made For Modern-Day Security Cameras

WD Purple SC QD101: Verdict

The WD Purple SC QD101 is made for security cameras. So, this microSD card cannot be used with a computer or a camera, as it is designed to be used with security cameras. On select cameras, one can also monitor the health of the microSD card. However, this feature was not available on our security camera.

This is a Class 10 UHS Class Speed Class 1 card, which can even record 4K resolution videos as well. If you recently bought a modern security camera and looking for a reliable microSD card, then get the WD Purple SC QD101.

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