Category: Safes

Security Measures to Prevent Identity Theft

Feb 21, 2019

Fraud costs the UK economy around £193 million per year. Personal identity information is one of the most valuable forms of data targeted by criminals. Details like names, addresses, dates of birth and phone numbers as well as financial information can be used to steal an identity and open credit and bank accounts and apply for loans, benefits and official documents such as driving licences and passports, leading to an array of devastating issues for the victims.

Whilst identity thieves are well known for targeting online sources in their quest to acquire personal information, the fact remains that physical means like bank statements, tech devices and the contents of a wallet can all provide inroads for fraudsters.

So what measures, aside from online security, can we employ to safeguard our personal data and prevent identity theft? Let’s take a look.

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How to Protect Your New Christmas Tech

Dec 05, 2018

Here we are again in the lead up to the great gift exchange season and many of us will be putting the finishing touches to our Christmas wish lists. For lots of people these lists will, without a doubt, include a significant amount of tech. If that applies to you, and you are already looking forward to all the new gadgets you’ll be opening come Christmas Day, read on. Because more tech means more risk, and there are steps you need to be taking to protect your valuable new acquisitions. (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…)

Security Solutions for GDPR Compliance

May 14, 2018

On 25th May 2018, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect. One major aspect of the Regulation is that it calls for businesses to have in place adequate security measures to protect both paper-based and electronic data.

As a business, you have no doubt been preparing for the introduction of the GDPR for some time and, in particular, the requirement to protect personal data. Many organisations have; but in most cases the majority of the focus has been on digital security measures to safeguard against malware and hacking. But the fact is that there is just as much necessity for physical security. (more…)

How Safe is your Safe? The Importance of Fixing your Safe in Place.

Mar 08, 2018

A common question asked of security professionals is, how long does it take to crack a safe? The answer? As long as it takes. Given time, thieves will find a way into a safe. The solution? Don’t give them the time. In other words, don’t allow the opportunity for a thief to take a safe away. (more…)

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