Farmyards under threat from online CCTV systems

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Farmers have unwittingly left themselves open to massive security and privacy threats with their CCTV security cameras.

Farmers across Ireland who use web-based CCTV cameras to monitor their farms have unwittingly left themselves open to a massive security and privacy threat by not changing the default passwords on their cameras.

Footage from farm sheds, yards and homes from Cork to Donegal is being streamed live by an international website to anyone who logs on.

Listen: farmyards under threat from online CCTV systemsThe website, Insecam.org, is described as the world’s biggest directory of online surveillance security cameras.

It is currently streaming footage from more than 70 security cameras in Ireland and thousands more security cameras worldwide that have not been password-protected by their owners. Irish farms, homes and churches are among the sites that can be viewed. Footage streamed by Insecam.org includes:
Two cameras located in the cubicle shed of a large dairy herd near Youghal in Co Cork, with the feeding loader clearly visible parked in the passageway.
A freshly calved Simmental suckler cow with her calf in Drogheda, Co Louth, along with calves in a neighbouring pen.
A Friesian cow isolated in a calving pen in Castlebar, Co Mayo.
The front door of a house in Belturbet, Co Mayo.
A Charolais cow and her calf bedded on straw in Tullamore, Co Offaly.
The altar and sacristy door of a church in Longford town.
A feed store with a large bag of meal in Cork placed on a pallet behind a galvanised sheeted gate.

Directly underneath each video stream, there is an interactive Google map which shows the location of the internet service provider (ISP) linked to the camera, the address including town, region and country, as well as the longitude and latitude co-ordinates.

The website allows anyone to search for footage by country and by various headings including farm, animal, warehouse, religious, home, interesting and warehouse.

The footage from Ireland comes from multiple camera brands, including Vivotek, Foscam, Axis, Defaway, Bosch, Mobotix, Linksys, Panasonic, Sony. According to the website, none of the cameras listed are hacked – they simply do not have any password protection.

Source: Irish Farmers Journal

Exciting Job Opportunity

We are currently seeking applications for the position of Electronic Security Systems Engineer, based in our Clonmel office.

 

Responsibilities include:

Installation, Servicing and Maintenance of Intruder Alarms, Fire Alarms, CCTV and Access Control

Part of Afterhours On Call Rota, (1 in 7 weeks)

Demonstration and Needs Analysis of Systems to Customers

Working to Health & Safety Standards

Upskilling / Technical training on new / upgraded systems

 

Candidates must have:

Experience of Installation, Maintenance and Servicing of Electronic Security Systems

Good  Computer Skills and basic IT Skills

Good communication and customer service skills

A willingness to learn new skills and take on board technical advancement

The ability to work on their own, or as part of a team

Full driving licence

 

Postion Includes:

Fulltime position

Salary dependent on Experience

On – call allowance

Company Van and Mobile Phone

Please email your CV to the Chief Executive, Eleanor lahart, on eleanor@hallalarms.ie by Friday 27th February 2015. Interviews will take place week commencing  2nd March 2015. CV’s can also be posted to: Hall Alarms Ltd, Unit 5D2 Gurtnafleur Business Park. Clonmel. Co. Tipperary

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Happy Christmas from all at Hall Alarms, please see our Christmas arrangements should you need us over the Christmas period

Sticker Hunt Competition Winner

Sticker Hunt Competition Winner, Nikita, having her prize installed today. Congratulations Nikita & Anthony


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Job Vacancy

Hall Alarms currently have a vacancy for a Security Systems Service Engineer. This is a fixed term 6 month contract. Experience in the industry is a must. Full clean driving licence required.
Email your CV to eleanor@hallalarms.ie

Sticker Hunt Competition Winner!

Competition

The winner of our Sticker Hunt Competition is Anthony Bates from Clonmel. Congratulations to Anthony and his partner Nikita. Anthony solved the Clonmel clues for Kevin O’ Learys, Showgrounds Shopping Centre and Carphone Warehouse and snapped the special anniversary stickers.

The answers to the other town’s clues are as follows.

Tipperary Town
1. You’ll get your “fill” in this “station” on the Limerick Road. And “Swift” service too!
2. Have a nice pint with “Nellie” on Main Street.
3. Great “Credit” is due to this financial institute for it’s excellent service!

Pierse Swift Service Station, Nellie O’ Briens and Tipperary Credit Union.

Cahir
1. You’ll get Super “Valu” in this supermarket on the Bridge
2. This “House” on the square is a popular place for food, drink, parties and functions
3. This financial institution is due great “Credit” for the excellent service provided for members

Dolan’s Supervalu, Cahir House Hotel and Cahir Credit Union,

Dungarvan

1. – This place is famous for it’s luxury big screens and tasty popcorn
2. – This Cross Bridge Street business will give you great legal advice
3 – Atlantic or Pacific….You will get pampered and treated like royalty in this O’ Connell Street business

SG Cinemas, Lannigan & Curran Solicitors and Oceanna Day Spa.

Thanks to all of those who entered this competition. We still have one more alarm system to give away to celebrate our anniversary so stay tuned for details of how to enter this competition.

Sticker hunt competition

Competition

Competition Time!


Win an alarm system for your home up to a value of €2,000 in our sticker hunt competition

How to play

Each Monday for the next few weeks we will be giving out clues on Facebook/ Twitter and here on the news page for a different town. Pick whichever town is closest to you. These clues will lead you to 3 different businesses in that town. Each of these premises will have a special sticker placed on their bell box (see picture). What you need to do is solve these clues and take a picture of each of these bell boxes and email the three pictures to info@hallalarms.com or upload them to our facebook or twitter. All entrants will be entered into a draw to win this fabulous prize. We will be accepting entries from all towns until the end of the competition.

Week 4’s clues are for Tipperary Town 10th December

1. You’ll get your “fill” in this “station” on the Limerick Road. And “Swift” service too!

2. Have a nice pint with “Nellie” on Main Street.

3. Great “Credit” is due to this financial institute for it’s excellent service!

Week 3’s clues are for Cahir 3rd December

1. You’ll get Super “Valu” in this supermarket on the Bridge

2. This “House” on the square is a popular place for food, drink, parties and functions

3. This financial institution is due great “Credit” for the excellent service provided for members

Week 2’s clues are for Dungarvan 26th November

1. – This place is famous for it’s luxury big screens and tasty popcorn

2. – This Cross Bridge Street business will give you great legal advice

3 – Atlantic or Pacific….You will get pampered and treated like royalty in this O’ Connell Street business

Week 1 clues are for Clonmel 19th November

1. This complex is a “ground” that puts on a good “show”….you’ll really enjoy the shopping here!

2. The Irish equivalent of “Vauxhall”, …this “Kevin” is located on the town side of the field of poppies.

3. This Gladstone Street shop does not only sell “phones” suitable for “cars”….and the shop is so well laid out, it certainly cannot be described as a “warehouse”

Good luck everyone!

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Christmas Holiday Arrangements

Happy Christmas

Happy Christmas

Seasons Greetings to all of our customers and friends. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support during 2012. Please see our holiday arrangements. Our offices will close on Friday 21st December 2012 and reopen on Wednesday 2nd January 2013. If you need us in the meantime, our usual 24 Hour service is available to our customers all throughout the Christmas period. Wishing you all a safe and happy festive season! Don’t forget to enter our sticker hunt competition over the Holidays to win a free alarm installed in your home.

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Competition ended – Winner Catherina Redmond, congrats!