Category: CCTV

Five Things that Make a Home Attractive to Thieves

Feb 14, 2018

According to research undertaken by Asda Money, it is not during the night that homes are more likely to be broken into. In fact, the majority of domestic burglaries occur between the hours of 6am and 12pm, with tech – in particular the iPad – the most common items targeted.

Perhaps the most alarming thing revealed by the research though has to be that a large number of break-ins are down to forgetfulness, with unlocked doors proving to be the most popular point of access. (more…)

Security Risks – and Solutions – for Construction Sites

Feb 07, 2018

Construction sites with their high value plant and materials tend to prove prime targets for thieves, particularly when they are not adequately secured. Security can, however, present something of a challenge because the construction site environment is continuously evolving and growing in value as the project builds, as well as being open to a plethora of different personnel.

Construction sites face numerous threats that need to be addressed with relevant security measures. Aside from threats to assets, there is also the risk of operations being thwarted and the issue of threat to life. (more…)

Security Solutions for Public Attractions

Dec 13, 2017

Public attractions such as galleries, museums and other tourist venues have been in the spotlight of late. High footfall attractions like these have been on critical alert due to the increasing threats associated with crowded places.

With visitor safety the responsibility of the venue, it is vital that sophisticated measures are in place to protect them.

But the duty of care goes much further for the public attraction; not only are there irreplaceable artefacts to safeguard, there is also a workforce to consider: one that is doubly tasked with both taking care of the public, and undertaking the role of custodian. (more…)

Security Solutions for the Medical and Health Care Sector

Nov 06, 2017

No one could be accused of having missed the major headline that hit earlier in the year when the NHS was brought to its knees following the Wannacry ransomware attack. Cybersecurity firm F-Secure described it as ‘the biggest ransomware outbreak in history’ having affected more than 300,000 computers across 150 countries.

Whilst the attack targeted other organisations including Fedex and Telefonica, the NHS was by far the biggest casualty of Wannacry with hospitals and GP surgeries across the country failing into chaos, unable to access patient records.

We have in the past talked about how physical security can be used to protect sensitive data. But how can the medical and health care sector specifically be safeguarded using physical security? (more…)

Intruder Alarms and Insurance Compliance: How to Ensure your Policy Pays Out

Aug 25, 2017

When you take out a buildings or contents insurance policy, whether it’s for your home or your business premises, in order for the cover to provide you with the protection you are paying for, you will usually be required to adhere to a set of warranties.

Insurance warranties, otherwise known as conditions, are agreements that you make to comply with the requirements of your individual policy. Many of these warranties will be security related and will govern, for example, the types of locking mechanisms you have on your final exit doors and windows. They may also include a requirement to have certain security measures in place. (more…)

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