Barry Bros Blog

How to Protect Your New Christmas Tech

Dec 05, 2018

Here we are again in the lead up to the great gift exchange season and many of us will be putting the finishing touches to our Christmas wish lists. For lots of people these lists will, without a doubt, include a significant amount of tech. If that applies to you, and you are already looking forward to all the new gadgets you’ll be opening come Christmas Day, read on. Because more tech means more risk, and there are steps you need to be taking to protect your valuable new acquisitions. (more…)

Keeping Business Premises Secure During Shutdown

Nov 15, 2018

During evenings, weekends and seasonal closure, in other words when they are unoccupied, business premises are at a heightened risk of crime. Even the smallest of premises can be home to several thousands of pounds worth of goods and equipment, as well as confidential data.

Security measures for business premises should follow four main aims. The first is to make it more difficult for a crime to be committed; the second is to increase the risk of a criminal being caught; the third is to reduce the incentive to commit a crime, and the last is to cut any potential reward for the criminal. How to achieve these aims and prevent thieves from targeting business premises during periods of closure? Let’s take a look. (more…)

A Guide to Keeping Your Older Loved Ones Safe

Nov 04, 2018

The Home Office says that older homeowners are at no more risk from crime than any other citizens. However, if you have elderly relatives or friends, you will naturally feel concerned about their safety at home, especially if they live alone. If you are keen to help protect your older loved ones, read on for some expert advice. (more…)

Security Advice for Student Landlords

Oct 10, 2018

With a typically lax approach to security, and the potential for a wealth of attractive technology related loot, it is no wonder student accommodation sits amongst the most targeted property for thieves in the UK.

According to research, one in four students fall victim to burglaries whilst at university, with £25 million having been lost to thieves since 2014. A large proportion – some 80 per cent – of student thefts occur from privately rented multiple occupancy accommodation.

In light of these findings, the Master Locksmiths Association (MLA) has issued advice for student landlords to help protect their properties and their tenants’ possessions. (more…)

Mark it, Register it, Protect it

Oct 02, 2018

There is no substitute for high quality, appropriate and professionally installed security measures to protect your home against intruders. But what more can be done to prevent burglars helping themselves to your valuables? And if they do manage to get away with any of your prized possessions, are there any measures that can be put in place to help you get reunited with your property?

In this post we’re looking at the benefits of marking and registering valuable, coveted possessions as well as providing advice and useful resources to help you do so. (more…)

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