Barry Bros Blog

The Insurance Bill and Security

Oct 23, 2014

In July, the Law Commission, a Ministry of Justice sponsored public advisory body, presented a report to Government. It comprised a set of recommendations for reforms and a draft bill called the Insurance Bill, all of which, it is hoped, will revolutionise the way commercial insurance is sold in the UK.

With current insurance law based around the Marine Insurance Act of 1906, it doesn’t take much to realise that the law is now seriously out of date and it is no wonder that so many disputes between businesses and insurers arise. (more…)

How to Combat Wall & Ceiling Break-Ins

Oct 10, 2014

Whilst you may consider it unlikely, according to the Crime Prevention website, thousands of burglaries take place every year where intruders have made their way into a property via a wall or loft hatch. In this post we discuss how these break-ins might occur, and what to do to secure your property against them. (more…)

Data Protection: The Physical Security Aspects

Sep 15, 2014

As a business you will no doubt be well aware of the fact you have responsibilities under the Data Protection Act. You will know there are eight principles to adhere to, including the fair processing of data, ensuring its accuracy and keeping it up to date, and making sure it is relevant to purpose.

Principle 7 of the Data Protection Act states that, ‘appropriate technical and organisational measures shall be taken against unauthorised or unlawful processing of personal data and against accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, personal data’. (more…)

How to Get the Most out of Security Lighting

Sep 08, 2014

Outdoor security lighting offers numerous safety benefits. But it is important to locate it in the right places for maximum benefit. It is also essential you follow a few recommendations and guidelines too. (more…)

Security Measures to Protect Lone Workers and Other Vulnerable Staff

Aug 22, 2014

As an employer you have a duty under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 to ensure the safety of your personnel. And of course you’ll naturally want to make sure anyone working on your premises is doing so in a safe and secure environment.

According to the British Security Industry Association (BSIA), more than 6 million people in the UK work either in isolation or without direct supervision, and many of these are in locations or situations that can put them at potential risk.  (more…)

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