Barry Bros Blog

Keeping Precious Things Secure in Safes Ancient and Modern

Mar 14, 2014

If you need to keep precious or valuable items in your home, or large amounts of cash, important documents and data on business premises, you’ll no doubt protect them in a locked safe. These days, safes are graded to help you buy the right level of security. We gave an explanation of this in our August blog post last year. (more…)

How to Protect your New Home

Mar 07, 2014

If you move house this spring, you really should get the locks of your new home changed. You don’t know who might have duplicates to the keys you are given. Even when former residents have the best of intentions, they could have forgotten about a set of keys left with a neighbour to fall back on in an emergency. Some new home owners have been known to find keys tucked under a bush or a pot in the front garden. Even if you move into a newly built property you can’t be sure of the integrity of everyone employed by the building contractors. (more…)

The Importance of Maintaining your Security Systems

Feb 28, 2014

There are a number of reasons to ensure all your security devices and systems are regularly checked, with maintenance procedures carried out. Firstly, this can usually prevent those annoying and alarming breakdowns. And we all know that prevention is better than cure. It’s less costly too.  (more…)

Expiring Patents on Mul T Lock Security Keys

Feb 14, 2014

Is the patent on your security keys about to run out? If it does, anyone can get a key duplicated anywhere without having to produce the High Security Registration Card. They don’t even have to go to an authorised dealer. Your keys registration card will be redundant. You’ll have no way of knowing for sure who holds extra keys or how many are in circulation. Key system patents only last for 20 years and a number of these are due to run out this year.  (more…)

A Helpful Guide to Choosing the Right Door Entry System

Jan 30, 2014

Door entry systems provide both the perfect security solution and, for businesses, simple compliance with the Disability Discrimination Act. Intercom technology has come a long way since the original analogue audio systems with a panel at the front door and dedicated entry handset to ‘buzz you in’. First, video was added so that callers could be scrutinised. After black and white came colour versions. Next digital signals replaced the analogue ones. (more…)

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