Archive: June 2015

Three Threats to Business Security, and What to do About Them

Jun 23, 2015

The 2013 Home Office Commercial Victimisation Survey revealed that 40% of premises suffered some form of crime during the course of 2012 and 2013. Having surveyed 7.3 million different incidents, it transpired that theft was the cause of 7 in 10, or 5.1 million.

It is blatantly clear to see from these statistics that taking crime, and in particular theft seriously, is vital. Just as you carry out risk assessments for health and safety, so you should pay the same attention to security. Included in the risk assessment should be the level and types of crimes occurring in your local vicinity. You can call in the help of your local police in this respect, and you should also speak to your insurance brokers once you have your risk assessment complete to ensure you are covered at the right level, and fully aware of any particular security measures that are required by warranty.

Meantime, we’re going to take a look at three of the greatest theft related threats to business security, offering suggested solutions along the way. (more…)

Basement Flat Security Tips

Jun 03, 2015

It is widely agreed that in London, basement flats can prove to be excellent value for money and are considered a great way to gain access to a city location, with a slightly reduced price tag in comparison to ‘above ground’ accommodation.

Most basement flats in London are to be found within converted town houses, and generally have their own entrances, which is another great pull as shared access is often considered off-putting. However, with entrances below street level and a lack of light leading to an inclination to install doors that are half or three-quarters glazed, various security issues can arise. In this post we look at some of the most common of these security issues, with suggestions on how to combat them. (more…)

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