Barry Bros Blog

Top Tips to Keep Your Home Secure This Winter and Festive Season

Nov 12, 2013

The nights are drawing in and winter will soon be upon us. Before long we will all be getting ready for the festive season. This is a tempting time for burglars who will be on the lookout for easy pickings. Residences will be filling up with more high value items either for Christmas presents or to add more enjoyment to the holidays. Opportunistic thieves might be looking for ways to relieve you of your hard earned holiday extras.

It is time to check the security of your home and consider extra measures. Follow our tips for a safe and secure yuletide: (more…)

Protecting Your Boundaries – Even if you Have Pets

Oct 30, 2013

When you are considering the security systems for your home, you know that being aware when someone is entering the property is all-important. When the person is unwelcome and poses a security risk, it’s crucial that you and others are alerted.

Finding the Most Appropriate Systems

The security system you need will depend on many aspects, including the size and shape of your house; whether it is one, two or three storeys high; the location of any outbuildings; the nature and height of your perimeter, as well as the pets that you have and any vulnerable people or valuables you particularly wish to protect. Your level of risk might be different at the back, and on one or both sides, from the front.  (more…)

Maintaining Your Door Closers Through the Winter

Oct 23, 2013

Locked external doors help to keep trespassers out of your premises, and most of us pay close attention to our locks. But doors are only locked when they are closed, so door closers and automatic door operators need to be checked as well. They are also crucial to the operation of your internal fire doors, and they can help keep heating bills down through controlling the loss of cold air that occurs if a door remains open. (more…)

Car Keys: Why it Makes Sense to have a Spare

Sep 16, 2013

Having an extra car key is a wise precaution, for numerous reasons. If keys are locked inside a car, the experience that follows can be extremely stressful. The time and expense of calling out a locksmith to retrieve them, or of having a window replaced if that’s the route in you opt for, is something no one wants to suffer.

There are all sorts of scenarios that having a spare car key would allow you to avoid should you find yourself in this situation. Being late for or missing an important appointment, finding you’ve not only locked yourself out, but locked someone in the car – a pet or a child – it makes you see why the time you take to get yourself a spare car key is time well spent. (more…)

Multiple Site Security: Why a Multi-Layered Approach is Vital

Sep 09, 2013

In certain industries such as transportation, telecommunications, education, logistics and warehousing and commercial, healthcare and industrial facilities, it’s common for organisations to have multiple sites distributed across various geographical locations, many of which will be isolated and some will be unmanned.

In these situations, a multi-layered approach to security is crucial and thankfully, with such progressive advancements in technology, it is possible to network bespoke, advanced systems from site to site, with everything reporting back to a central station or operator courtesy of various transmission methods, including IP technology. (more…)

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