Security Systems

Should you Choose Glazing in your Roller Door?

Posted on May 18, 2019 at 11:10 pm

Glazing is an additional feature that can be added into a roller door, giving you natural light and a better appearance. This can in turn give you a more uplifting aesthetic – one that members of staff will appreciate and that visitors might also enjoy. If you want to make a good impression, glazing can help.

Glazing will suit some facilities and types of roller door and won’t work with others. These are some of the pros and cons:

Pros – you will be able to enjoy more natural light and this could be beneficial if you are using your space as part of a retail area or showroom. People who visit your premises will appreciate the better aesthetic.

Cons – there will be a higher cost associated with installing glazing, especially if you require a more specialist type such as safety glass. It might also make it easier to break in, so if security is your primary concern glazing may not be suitable.

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Why Specify a Fast Action Roller Door?

Posted on February 11, 2019 at 7:57 pm

Working in an industrial environment means you need specialist equipment and applications to carry out your work effectively. The right doors will be instrumental in this, allowing a manufacturing or industrial facility to keep running in the way it should. Fast action roller shutters are often the favoured type of roller door, simply due to their convenience, practicality and all-round benefits. They also happen to be highly secure and very energy efficient, giving all-round options for excellent entry points.

Fast action roller shutter doors might be used in applications where there is a lot of activity. High volumes of traffic can dictate the need for a fast action door that can be opened and shut quickly. They will be more efficient and better equipped to deal with the pressures of a busy industrial environment than other kinds of doors.

Where might a fast action roller shutter be used?

Often, a fast action roller shutter will not be the only type of door. They might be used for quick and simple access at one particular point of the building. A high-speed door might well be used in conjunction with another type of door at the property perimeter, such as a steel roller door or a sectional door. This allows for multi functionality; the high-speed door will operate quickly and speed up processes, and the other type of door will fully secure the premises. That’s not to say that fast action doors cannot be secure. They will offer good levels of security, but other doors are more suited to security purposes and different kinds of doors should be used together for optimum results. That being said, there are some higher security options on the market that may be sufficient. It will all depend on the exact specifications required.

When might a fast action roller shutter door be specified?

It’s usually deemed sensible to use fast action roller doors when traffic levels are high and activity is constant. They will open and close using electric mechanisms to make entry and exit more streamlined and efficient. This allows the continuous flow of foot or vehicular traffic to carry on, whilst also securing the premises once more as soon as the person or vehicle has passed through the door. This might be in a building such as a warehouse, where there is lots of movement of stock, people and vehicles like forklifts.

It’s also normal for fast action roller shutter doors to be used where temperature is important. This could be due to the stock that is being kept inside – maybe it needs to be kept at a constant temperature. The fast opening and closing action of an electric high speed door means that heat doesn’t escape and the door will keep on letting traffic through without compromising on heat and thermal efficiency. This type of door might also be specified if energy saving is important and keeping the temperature from falling too low will be beneficial for the premises. It’s possible to really improve energy efficiency in this way.

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Fire Safety and Accounting for all People in a Building

Posted on January 30, 2019 at 9:15 pm

There are certain fire safety and security standards that you will have to meet as a responsible business owner, and making sure that all people in a building are accounted for is one of the most important. It’s the basics of fire safety that you should know how many people are in a building at any one time, and you are aware of that number should you have to evacuate.

You may have a method of people signing themselves in, which will mean they are marking themselves in at reception. This might be by signing a book, or you may have an electronic means of them doing this. There is also the option of a key fob system, where people will be recorded automatically as they swipe in. If you have guests in the building, you will either need to allocate them temporary key fobs, or get them to sign in manually.

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Installing a Key Fob System

Posted on December 24, 2018 at 12:27 pm

For businesses, your security and staff safety are the most important parts of your everyday operation. A key fob system can help you meet your aims in terms of keeping your property and staff secure, by only allowing authorised people to get into the building. You can have a key fob system installed easily by a qualified electrician or locksmith, who will be able to advise you on the right kind of system to meet your needs.

If you are thinking about installing a key fob system, you should look into different companies who could fit one for you. They will be able to install locks on all doors which are compatible with key fobs, which can then be given out to your members of staff. They will be able to open the doors easily by pressing the fob to them, releasing the lock so they can gain secure access.

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Do Alarms Really Work in a Retail Environment?

Posted on August 28, 2018 at 8:13 pm

Lots of shops have alarms by their doors, which are meant to go off if somebody is trying to steal an item. They will usually be set off by a bar code or a tag, though one of the issues is that other objects in somebody’s shopping might also set them off accidentally. It is also possible for thieves to take tags off, and some will come prepared so they can remove them before taking them out of the shop.

AlarmsĀ are efficient to a point, but cannot ever be a replacement for an actual security presence. If there isn’t a security person in the vicinity, alarms are a little pointless anyway, as thieves might set them off but there isn’t anybody there to stop them. Security guards can watch people closely and make sure nothing is being stolen, and their presence will act as a deterrent as well, helping put thieves off.

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Do you Really Need a Security Service?

Posted on July 11, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Security might seem like a high cost, but what cost can you put on safety? Many businesses and corporations think they might be able to cut costs by not hiring security services, however there are multiple benefits that you can enjoy from these services. These include:

  • Peace of mind. There is nothing quite as beneficial as peace of mind, that you are doing things right for your business and are keeping to your personal responsibilities.
  • Site safety. A tight security presence ensures it is hard to people to gain unlawful access and your site will be well looked after.
  • Staff safety. Nothing is more important than the safety of your staff. Security guards will help protect them in the workplace.
  • Regular feedback and detailed record keeping. If you hire security services with an agency, then you will be able to get information from the agency themselves about what the security personnel did and the records they kept.

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The Power of the Internet in Security Systems

Posted on May 22, 2018 at 9:04 pm

There are many robust security systems out there, and now, lots of the top ones will also use the internet to support them. This means that they security systems have the power to be integrated, efficient and well backed up, whilst making use of everyday technology that can have more uses than you might realise.

Building security can be greatly enhanced in the age of the internet. For example, you might use fingerprint technology to enter the building. This can then be linked up to a wireless system that will register who is and who isn’t inside the building.

It is also possible to integrate CCTV systems and alarms using wireless networks. They will all work together as one wider security system, and this connection can also make them easier to control. It is also possible to have them integrated with fire and police services, so your building is covered in the case of an emergency.

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Choosing the Right Locks

Posted on December 21, 2017 at 10:20 pm

Locks come in many different shapes and sizes – though you wouldn’t necessarily know, as many are just fitted without any real discussion or advice. However, you should really have some prior knowledge about what is keeping your home safe and whether it is the right option for you. Choose a BS lock for ultimate protection, as this means it is British Standard. It will meet with the minimum security standards in the UK and is a good option for your safety.

If you are going to get a new lock, also think about additional security. You might be able to have London bars, safety chains and latches to help make your front door and property in general more secure. You might also want to have a spyhole so that you can see who is at the door before you open it. Talk to your locksmith and discuss your options to establish what is right for you.

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Analysing your Security Systems to Find Better Answers

Posted on October 31, 2017 at 11:04 pm

Security risks are not acceptable in modern business. Using security systems is a prudent way to ensure that you are not going to be affected adversely by security risks online or within your building. You will need to make sure you look over them and refresh them on a regular basis, to stay ahead of technology.

If something does go wrong, you want to have a system that will indicate where the problem lies. Look for a security system that will do this for you. It may lie in your IT department’s remit – make sure you have sophisticated IT solutions that will analyse your entire system and show any bugs, defects or damaged files.

A business development technology company will be able to help you with this process. They can recommend types of software that will work for your business. If required, they can also help implement and install the new security IT system.

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Residential Locksmith Services for Safer Properties

Posted on September 21, 2017 at 1:27 pm

Residential properties often face difficulties with burglaries. It’s absolutely essential that residents feel safe in their own homes and that they have a secure place to live. A locksmith might be able to help in more ways than you think.

A locksmith will be able to make sure that all locks on a residential property are doing their job. They can install British Standard locks, which are strong and meet all of the requirements set out by the British Standards Institute. Some insurance policies will actually require BS locks to be fitted on a property, otherwise it will not be covered.

A locksmith can also help out in an emergency situation. If residents have locked themselves out, a locksmith can often pick a lock to prevent the door needing to be broken. In the case of a burglary, a locksmith can help board the property up and replace or repair doors securely.

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