Category: IP Security

Security Trends: What’s on the Horizon for 2018?

Jan 04, 2018

Here we are again in a new year, always exciting because with every New Year comes a variety of new trends and innovations. In the world of security, technical development is what is leading us forward and helping to enhance how we safeguard our homes and business premises.

In this post we are taking a look at some of the most important security trends for 2018, all of which are already forming part and parcel of our multi-layered security solutions here at Barry Bros Security. (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 Standards: What Exactly does the Kitemark Stand for?

Sep 07, 2017

We have recently been discussing the subject of quality standards concerning insurance requirements. British and, whilst we remain part of the EU, European standards are incredibly important factors when selecting security products, and not just for the purpose of complying with insurance conditions.

British and European standards dictate whether security products meet certain levels of quality, functionality and, where relevant, resistance. In this post we’re taking a look at some of the most common standards associated with popular security initiatives, so that you know precisely what to look out for when making important buying decisions. (more…)

Health and Safety Monitoring Courtesy of CCTV

Jun 16, 2016

One of the greatest challenges for any business owner or employer is health and safety compliance. With such a raft of legislation, and the fact that it rarely stands still and is regularly subject to change, it is no wonder.

Conducting risk assessments and putting systems in place to address the risks that have been identified is of course the first step. But these systems must be monitored to ensure they are being adhered to, and that they are effective. So the question is, how best to undertake this monitoring? (more…)

The Lesser Known Benefits of CCTV

Mar 02, 2016

CCTV offers a raft of benefits. As a preventative security measure, when used alongside intruder alarms and security lighting, CCTV is one of the best deterrents available, particularly when it is backed up by physical security measures such as window bars, door grilles and insurance graded locks.

If you have been considering CCTV as part of your security strategy, you will no doubt be familiar with its numerous advantages such as being able to provide robust evidence in the event of a crime; monitoring unoccupied premises and keeping an eye on unmonitored exit and entry points. But did you know there were even more benefits to investing in CCTV and that it offers a great deal of flexibility that you may not have been aware of?

In this post we take a look at some of the lesser known ways that CCTV can be put to effective use. It’s quite an eye-opener. (more…)

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