Category: Other Security

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 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…)

Security and the Law

Jul 25, 2017

When you are considering security measures for your home or business, you will of course have a lot to think about. You’ll need to make sure everything is tailored to your specific needs and level of risk first and foremost, and aside from that, you will also be thinking about aesthetics and any regulatory or planning compliance. But what about legal compliance? Many people overlook this crucial aspect, but ensuring your security solutions fall in line with the law is absolutely vital.

Here we take a look at various security measures, and their corresponding legal obligations which may apply to domestic and / or commercial properties. (more…)

Secured by Design: A Guide to Designing out Crime

Jun 15, 2017

As we mentioned in our post last month about how to secure a property undergoing refurbishment, a home makeover presents the perfect opportunity to ensure a property is secured from the ground up, simply by the way it is designed.

There are various ways to integrate today’s cutting edge and standards compliant security and technology features into a property’s make-up and in doing so significantly seriously boost the level of protection offered.

In this post we are taking a look at the official UK Police initiative, ‘Secured by Design’ which combines the principles of ‘designing out crime’ with physical security measures. This post should make good reading for homeowners and landlords, but will be of equal benefit to anyone in the construction and refurbishment and property design business. (more…)

Keyless Cars: Major Security Risk Warning for Vehicle Owners

Jan 18, 2017

In America in 2015 there were over 57,000 vehicle thefts connected with keyless vehicles. Labelled ‘freebie thefts’ because they stemmed from owners leaving their keyless entry fobs in the vehicle, the problem has grown considerably and is not limited to the US; in fact it is becoming an epidemic across Europe where high value SUVs are being taken and shipped to Eastern Europe and the Middle East and sold along with forged paperwork ready to be registered to their new ‘owners’. (more…)

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