Category: Keys

Precious Metals: How to Prevent Copper & Lead Theft

May 05, 2016

In a recent post we published about protecting vacant property, we mentioned how copper piping and wiring and lead flashing can attract thieves, and to ensure steps are taken to protect any that is on the property.

There are various means of protecting a property from metal theft, which we are discussing in this post. (more…)

Three Common Period Features of London Properties, and how to Secure them

Jul 10, 2015

London is awash with an eclectic range of buildings, and the fact that period properties sit amidst the backdrop ultra-modern constructions is probably one of the capital’s most redeeming features.

If you are lucky enough to own a period property in London, whether it’s an 18th century Georgian townhouse, an Edwardian family home or a Victorian mews house, you’ll no doubt be precious about its alluring characteristics.

The trouble is some of these typical characteristics can prove to be a risk when it comes to security. Here we look at three of them, and give our take on what you can do to protect your property whilst maintaining the qualities you admire. (more…)

Security and Fire Safety in Flats

May 14, 2015

Sometimes security measures can impinge upon fire safety provision, or vice versa, fire safety processes can have an effect on the efficiency of security. However, it is essential that both are equally balanced. People need to feel secure in their homes, but they must have a clear path of evacuation in the event of fire. Some types of building are more prone to issues than others, for example blocks of and basement flats.

The good news is that experienced security experts will be able to come up with an effective security plan that is also evacuation and fire safe, whatever the building type, so it is well worth seeking advice before embarking on any upgrades or works.

You may also find this post helpful, as we are taking a look at some of the property types that are more prone to clashes between security and fire safety, assessing the typical problems and offering suggestions on how they can be overcome. (more…)

Security Through the Seasons

May 06, 2015

On this blog and in our newsletters we’ll often offer topical advice that goes hand in hand with the seasons of the year. After all, as the seasons change, so do security considerations.

So we thought we’d gather together some of the most popular seasonal guidance from the past couple of years and put everything together here in one place so you can use it as a central reference point and come back to it as we move through the year. Just remember, as the weather changes, check the Barry Bros Security seasons blog! (more…)

Security Solutions for Doors at a Disadvantage: Part Two

Apr 14, 2015

In part one of this two-part blog series on entrance door security, we talked about the fact that not all types of door offer the same peace of mind when it comes to keeping you safe inside, and keeping intruders out. Some entryways, like the patio doors we discussed in the last post, can be more prone to risk. And certain types of property, such as basement flats – also covered in part one – can pose higher risks.

Here in part two we’re continuing the theme, starting with a look at what can be done to secure recessed front doors, then moving on to the subject of entrance doors in houses in multiple occupation, which need a great deal of consideration when it comes to meet regulations. (more…)

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