Security Systems

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.

Alarms 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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Entry Systems for Buildings – the Smart Way to Protect your Property

Posted on August 25, 2017 at 12:53 pm

Entry systems can be a highly sophisticated way to protect a building, its contents and the people who use it. With lots of different ways to look after entryways to buildings, here are some of the most popular options to consider:

  • Intercom systems. This will allow you to see who is outside and allow them access by pressing a button to unlock the door.
  • Key entry fobs. Give these to members of staff to prevent people cutting keys illegally. If someone loses a key fob, it can be disabled to make sure nobody else can use it.
  • Security guards. Less high tech than other methods but just as effective, you can sue a security guard to sign people in and out of the building. They will be able to help you keep records of who is inside.
  • Gates. Choose automatic gates to make life easy for your staff but to prevent burglars getting into your building.

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Do your Locks Need Replacing?

Posted on July 15, 2017 at 10:25 am

If you are wondering whether your locks might need replacing, the answer is probably yes. It’s always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to something as important as the locks on your home or business. If there is a reason why you think your locks may need to be replaced, get it done ASAP.

These are some of the most common reasons for getting locks replaced:
• There has been a break in
• Somebody has moved out of the property
• Somebody has moved out and you parted on bad terms. You may want to get the locks changed faster in this instance.
• You suspect someone may have been able to copy your keys.

You should always have locks changed by a professional locksmith so as to make sure the work has been completed to the highest standard. Find someone local who can provide locksmith services in your area.

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Reporting a Theft in a Shop

Posted on March 7, 2017 at 1:39 pm

If you ever have any details regarding thefts, it’s important that you report it straight away. Retail crime is a big problem as it results in shops losing stock and often, they will have to put the prices up which just isn’t fair to the honest people who shop there. We all need to be vigilant when working to prevent retail security breaches.

If you see a theft or have any other details about one, your first port of call should be the security officer in the shop. They will be able to take some details from you and will then be able to contact the police if necessary. They will also be able to check CCTV footage to check whether anything has been found. You may also need to give a statement to the police once you have spoken with the security guard on site. Try to give as many details as you can, such as the time of the crime and a description of the thief.

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