Security Solutions for Doors at a Disadvantage: Part One

Apr 07, 2015

When you are thinking about home security, one of the first questions that springs to mind must be, are my entrance doors secure enough?

Most front and regular back doors these days are made from UPVC or composite and fitted with multi point locks, making them robust and, providing they are well maintained and meet the necessary standards, they will offer a high level of security.

However, not all types of door offer this peace of mind, and certain types of property can be more prone to security risks than others too. In this two-part serialised post we are taking a look at a selection of the more susceptible types of door or property, and offering suggestions on how security can be boosted in these particular situations. (more…)

How to Secure Listed Buildings and Heritage Properties

Mar 16, 2015

Listed and historic buildings call for special attention in many respects: they need niche experts when it comes to renovation, specialised insurance cover and very special permissions concerning planning and alterations.

So it stands to reason then, that listed buildings are going to call for this same special attention when it comes to security.  (more…)

Securing Schools

Mar 06, 2015

When it comes to thinking about security for schools and other educational establishments, it’s a subject that covers an array of elements.

School security needs to consider many things: creating a secure environment for pupils, staff and visitors by preventing unauthorised access; reducing crime, antisocial behaviour, truancy and bullying using monitoring systems such as CCTV; and access control and protecting valuable property using all of the above. (more…)

Security Trends to Watch out for in 2015

Feb 21, 2015

Now January is behind us we can start to see the developing landscape of the ‘New Year’ a little more clearly. A report on technology trends for 2015 by renowned secure identity experts HID Global, reveals a number of expected key trends, some of which we’ll talk about in this post. (more…)

New Low Energy Electric Locks Set to Boost Commercial Energy Efficiency

Feb 14, 2015

Recent research has revealed that buildings in the commercial sector are responsible for producing up to 10 per cent of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions. The government has stepped in, setting new carbon emissions targets and marking out new rules requiring commercial landlords to present energy certificates of a minimum ‘E’ rating from 2018.

If you own commercial premises and are looking to boost energy efficiency, your thoughts at first will usually turn to more traditional methods, such as insulation, double or triple glazing and the installation of an energy efficient heating system or even solar panels. But did you know there’s another way to achieve greater energy efficiency? (more…)

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