Barry Bros Blog

The Lesser Known Benefits of CCTV

Mar 02, 2016

CCTV offers a raft of benefits. As a preventative security measure, when used alongside intruder alarms and security lighting, CCTV is one of the best deterrents available, particularly when it is backed up by physical security measures such as window bars, door grilles and insurance graded locks.

If you have been considering CCTV as part of your security strategy, you will no doubt be familiar with its numerous advantages such as being able to provide robust evidence in the event of a crime; monitoring unoccupied premises and keeping an eye on unmonitored exit and entry points. But did you know there were even more benefits to investing in CCTV and that it offers a great deal of flexibility that you may not have been aware of?

In this post we take a look at some of the lesser known ways that CCTV can be put to effective use. It’s quite an eye-opener. (more…)

Security Grilles: A Buyer’s Guide

Feb 11, 2016

In our last post we talked about security shutters and how the various types can protect your property from ‘grab and run’ intruders. We also discussed the downsides to certain types of shutters in some situations.

In this post we are going to take a look at a similar physical security measure: retractable security grilles. (more…)

Buying Security Shutters: What you Need to Know

Feb 02, 2016

In one of our posts last month we talked through security measures for luxury properties. One of the measures we covered was security shutters, which can be particularly beneficial when there are valuable possessions to protect.

As we discussed, there are numerous advantages and disadvantages to installing roller shutters, and various considerations to be made when choosing and installing them. We promised a dedicated post on the subject, and here it is. (more…)

Enhancing and Securing Luxury Property

Jan 15, 2016

It probably comes as no surprise that high value luxury property poses an elevated risk in terms of security. As an owner of such property, you will no doubt be prepared to invest wisely in robust systems that offer the strongest levels of protection possible, but of course you are going to want to keep one eye firmly on aesthetics, because the last thing you want to do is impair the visual appeal of the home that you have invested so much care and attention into design wise.

The good news is there are a growing number of security measures that have been designed with maintaining the look of prestige property in mind, and we’ll start by taking a look at two of them in this post. (more…)

Security as a Health and Safety Issue

Jan 08, 2016

Security is one of the factors that must form part of a health and safety risk assessment. All employers have a duty to ensure, as far as is reasonably practicable, that their premises are a safe place for their staff and visitors to be.

In conducting a risk assessment for security purposes, your aim is to determine the best methods by which to control risks to security. This should cover all times, including when the premises are closed. In fact, the process of closing down a building should form a part of the assessment. (more…)

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