Barry Bros Blog

Security Solutions for Those Hot Summer Nights

Jul 02, 2018

We’re certainly all feeling the heat this summer, and it looks set to continue. Getting a good night’s sleep when the mercury is hitting the high notes is never easy, and coming home to what feels like a greenhouse isn’t pleasant either.

It is always tempting to leave a few windows open at night or whilst we’re out. However, it’s important to be aware that every summer, the police report a rise in unforced burglaries, with thieves taking the opportunity to gain access through open windows whilst people sleep or are out.

Leaving a window open at night need not be banned though, providing it is done in such a way that it doesn’t leave you open to unscrupulous intruders. Here are some tips on how to keep your home a little cooler, without laying yourself open to risk. (more…)

Security Measures to Deter Squatters

Jun 13, 2018

Any unoccupied property that is not sufficiently secured will naturally be susceptible to break-ins. These are obviously highly undesirable and usually prove incredibly expensive. When break-ins involve squatters taking unlawful residence in a property however, things can become a great deal more convoluted. (more…)

A Guide to Securing Unoccupied Land

Jun 04, 2018

We have talked in the past about how crucial it is to put special measures in place to secure unoccupied property, but what about unoccupied land?

Unoccupied land is highly vulnerable to crime. Not only is vandalism a major and incredibly expensive problem; there is also the very real risk of unauthorised occupation, which can be extremely costly and very time consuming to resolve.

Here we are taking a look at security measures designed to safeguard land that is currently unused, whether it’s awaiting commercial or residential development or sale. (more…)

Security Solutions for GDPR Compliance

May 14, 2018

On 25th May 2018, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect. One major aspect of the Regulation is that it calls for businesses to have in place adequate security measures to protect both paper-based and electronic data.

As a business, you have no doubt been preparing for the introduction of the GDPR for some time and, in particular, the requirement to protect personal data. Many organisations have; but in most cases the majority of the focus has been on digital security measures to safeguard against malware and hacking. But the fact is that there is just as much necessity for physical security. (more…)

Spring Clean Your Security Part 2: The Business Edition

May 03, 2018

Last month we looked at ways to spring clean your security. We’re continuing the theme this month, this time with a business-specific edition. So, if you are responsible for the security of your business premises, read on for some tips on making sure everything is up to date and doing its job.

We looked last month at the importance of checking your door closers, multipoint locks, intruder alarms and doors and windows. This all applies in a business setting too. In addition, you’ll want to be looking at the following. (more…)

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