Category: Physical security

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…)

A Guide to Keeping Your Older Loved Ones Safe

Nov 04, 2018

The Home Office says that older homeowners are at no more risk from crime than any other citizens. However, if you have elderly relatives or friends, you will naturally feel concerned about their safety at home, especially if they live alone. If you are keen to help protect your older loved ones, read on for some expert advice. (more…)

Security Advice for Student Landlords

Oct 10, 2018

With a typically lax approach to security, and the potential for a wealth of attractive technology related loot, it is no wonder student accommodation sits amongst the most targeted property for thieves in the UK.

According to research, one in four students fall victim to burglaries whilst at university, with £25 million having been lost to thieves since 2014. A large proportion – some 80 per cent – of student thefts occur from privately rented multiple occupancy accommodation.

In light of these findings, the Master Locksmiths Association (MLA) has issued advice for student landlords to help protect their properties and their tenants’ possessions. (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…)

A Guide to Securing the Valuables in Your Front Garden

Aug 21, 2018

Many people plough a great deal of time, passion and money into making their gardens look amazing. For some, a beautiful front garden is a statement of their pride in their neighbourhood. The trouble is that a lot of what is recorded as stolen property comes from the front garden, a lot of it being very portable.

If you’d like to make sure the garden you have invested so much in stays the way you intended it to, you’ll need to find ways of making what’s in it less portable. Precisely what we are looking at in this post. (more…)

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