Category: Other Security

A Guide to Securing Unoccupied Land

Jun 04, 2018

We have talked in the past about how crucial it is to put special measures in place to secure unoccupied property, but what about unoccupied land?

Unoccupied land is highly vulnerable to crime. Not only is vandalism a major and incredibly expensive problem; there is also the very real risk of unauthorised occupation, which can be extremely costly and very time consuming to resolve.

Here we are taking a look at security measures designed to safeguard land that is currently unused, whether it’s awaiting commercial or residential development or sale. (more…)

Warehouse Security Solutions

Apr 19, 2018

Warehousing facilities, packed with stock, are prime targets for thieves, especially when that stock is of high value. When planning your warehouse security, it is vital to consider all angles, bearing in mind that not all theft is down to external sources. Here we are taking a look at security measures specific to warehousing, including solutions designed to protect stock from the inside out. (more…)

Security Risks – and Solutions – for Construction Sites

Feb 07, 2018

Construction sites with their high value plant and materials tend to prove prime targets for thieves, particularly when they are not adequately secured. Security can, however, present something of a challenge because the construction site environment is continuously evolving and growing in value as the project builds, as well as being open to a plethora of different personnel.

Construction sites face numerous threats that need to be addressed with relevant security measures. Aside from threats to assets, there is also the risk of operations being thwarted and the issue of threat to life. (more…)

Security Solutions for the Medical and Health Care Sector

Nov 06, 2017

No one could be accused of having missed the major headline that hit earlier in the year when the NHS was brought to its knees following the Wannacry ransomware attack. Cybersecurity firm F-Secure described it as ‘the biggest ransomware outbreak in history’ having affected more than 300,000 computers across 150 countries.

Whilst the attack targeted other organisations including Fedex and Telefonica, the NHS was by far the biggest casualty of Wannacry with hospitals and GP surgeries across the country failing into chaos, unable to access patient records.

We have in the past talked about how physical security can be used to protect sensitive data. But how can the medical and health care sector specifically be safeguarded using physical security? (more…)

Security and the Law

Jul 25, 2017

When you are considering security measures for your home or business, you will of course have a lot to think about. You’ll need to make sure everything is tailored to your specific needs and level of risk first and foremost, and aside from that, you will also be thinking about aesthetics and any regulatory or planning compliance. But what about legal compliance? Many people overlook this crucial aspect, but ensuring your security solutions fall in line with the law is absolutely vital.

Here we take a look at various security measures, and their corresponding legal obligations which may apply to domestic and / or commercial properties. (more…)

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