Yearly Archives: 2017

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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Can a Business Development Firm Help with IT Security?

Posted on November 29, 2017 at 9:31 pm

IT security is a niche area and needs to be undertaken by someone who really knows what they are doing. It’s hard to pinpoint who this could be. IT consultants tend to specialise in IT solutions and security agencies have staff available to work. The answer may lie in a business development company.

There are many different types of business development companies out there. They have different specialisms, so you will need to find someone who works with IT security. Look for a company with a proven track record in helping businesses to tighten up their security systems and processes to protect themselves in future.

You should also consider the technology that these companies will be using. Look for technology that is well known but that can be customised to meet the needs of different businesses. You need to be confident that the security technology they will be installing is going to meet your needs.

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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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Advantages of office security bars

Posted on February 21, 2017 at 5:17 pm

We need to protect the people we think much about whether we live in a place where crime incidence is high or in a place that is a little distant the noisy neighbourhood. In both cases, it will be wise to provide additional security to your office and also your family through the use of office security bars. You can never tell when the next thieve will come and it is constantly wise to be additional cautious.

For offices, most thieves break in and steal resources from office doors that are unlocked. With the advent of office alarm systems, the incidence of office robbery has diminished significantly. When a prospecting burglar looks at an office and sees that it is armed with an alarm system, he will most likely leave and just search for another office to steal. Correspondingly, burglaries that happen in offices are often gotten to through unlocked doors and. Introducing an alarm system might be very expensive, and very often, an alarm is only activated when the thief is already finished with his job. A very persistent thief will do his job if he has set his brain to it. He will break in, wreck, and steal. Anticipate that these thieves will persevere relentlessly.  (more…)

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