Category: Commercial Security

A Guide to HMO Security

Apr 08, 2019

Houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) are homes which are shared between at least three tenants who are not related, and who share basic amenities such as a kitchen or bathroom. As a landlord of an HMO, there are very specific fire safety responsibilities you must adhere to, but did you also know you have certain responsibilities concerning the security of the property? (more…)

Padlocks: A Buyer’s Guide

Jan 14, 2019

Many people rely on padlocks to secure everything from the garden shed to their performance bicycle or shop shutters. But have you ever stopped to think about how secure your padlock really is? If you are in the dark over padlock security ratings, and would like to find out more about the different types of padlock design to help you decide which is best for your needs, read on. (more…)

Panic Buttons: The Future is Smart

Dec 09, 2018

Panic buttons have for many years been widely used for a range of security risks across a variety of industries. From protecting lone and vulnerable workers to acting as vital elements of a dynamic lockdown procedure, these buttons are designed to summon instant help in emergency situations. They can literally prevent a minor incident turning into a serious one.

Traditionally, panic buttons are fixed devices linked either to monitoring stations or the emergency services. But, since the advent of smart security, the functionality, flexibility and mobility of panic buttons has become much enhanced. Now these buttons are packed with flexible features capable of protecting anyone under threat of violence or intimidation, wherever they may be, using the fastest and most effective methods. Let’s take a look at what today’s smart panic buttons have to offer. (more…)

Keeping Business Premises Secure During Shutdown

Nov 15, 2018

During evenings, weekends and seasonal closure, in other words when they are unoccupied, business premises are at a heightened risk of crime. Even the smallest of premises can be home to several thousands of pounds worth of goods and equipment, as well as confidential data.

Security measures for business premises should follow four main aims. The first is to make it more difficult for a crime to be committed; the second is to increase the risk of a criminal being caught; the third is to reduce the incentive to commit a crime, and the last is to cut any potential reward for the criminal. How to achieve these aims and prevent thieves from targeting business premises during periods of closure? Let’s take a look. (more…)

The Master Locksmiths Association and Sold Secure

Sep 07, 2018

As one of London’s longest serving independently run businesses, and one of the most renowned security specialists in the region, it is incredibly important to us here at Barry Bros Security to make sure that our standards remain at the highest level possible at all times.

Our extensive repertoire of official accreditations provides our customers with complete reassurance of our commitment in this respect. We wrote a post a while back about our accreditations and what they mean for our customers. One of these was our position as qualified and certified Master Locksmiths, accredited by the Master Locksmiths Association (MLA).

In this post we thought we’d take a closer look at what our MLA membership means, and why for customers it is beneficial to use an MLA approved company. We’re also exploring the Sold Secure scheme, something that as a security customer you should find of interest. (more…)

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