Barry Bros Blog

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…)

Safes in the Spotlight: A Safe Buyer’s Guide

Aug 29, 2013

We often talk of multi-layered solutions when it comes to security and a safe is an important layer in your security armoury.

When buying a safe you’ll find yourself faced with a great deal of choice, not least the size, weight and type whether key lock or digital. It is likely that your insurer has stipulated certain specifications to validate your cover, and these will vary depending on the nature of your business, the type of premises you have, your location and possibly other security measures you have in place. (more…)

Perimeter Protection: Your First Line of Defence

Aug 22, 2013

Physical protection is your first line of defence when it comes to securing your premises. The use of walls, fences, doors, gates, lockable windows, bars and grilles as physical barriers not only defines the perimeter of premises, it creates a deterrent – both physical and psychological – to unauthorised entry. Physical security measures will also delay unwanted intrusion and act as access control for personnel moving around or visiting the premises. (more…)

More Security Tips to Guard Against Unforced Break-Ins

Jul 24, 2013

Following on from our recent post How Not to Fall Victim to an Undetected Break-in This Summer, as promised here are 8 more summer security tips to help keep your home protected against unforced break-ins which can cause serious problems with insurance claims. (more…)

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