Barry Bros Blog

Security Through the Seasons

May 06, 2015

On this blog and in our newsletters we’ll often offer topical advice that goes hand in hand with the seasons of the year. After all, as the seasons change, so do security considerations.

So we thought we’d gather together some of the most popular seasonal guidance from the past couple of years and put everything together here in one place so you can use it as a central reference point and come back to it as we move through the year. Just remember, as the weather changes, check the Barry Bros Security seasons blog! (more…)

Security Solutions for Doors at a Disadvantage: Part Two

Apr 14, 2015

In part one of this two-part blog series on entrance door security, we talked about the fact that not all types of door offer the same peace of mind when it comes to keeping you safe inside, and keeping intruders out. Some entryways, like the patio doors we discussed in the last post, can be more prone to risk. And certain types of property, such as basement flats – also covered in part one – can pose higher risks.

Here in part two we’re continuing the theme, starting with a look at what can be done to secure recessed front doors, then moving on to the subject of entrance doors in houses in multiple occupation, which need a great deal of consideration when it comes to meet regulations. (more…)

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…)

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