Category: Specialist Security

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…)

Safeguarding Your Fuel: A Guide to Oil Tank Security

Aug 08, 2018

Over one and a half million households in the UK rely on oil as their core fuel source for heating their homes. Oil fired boilers are becoming increasingly popular and are surprisingly common around London properties. But with the price of oil on the rise, unfortunately a new wave of crime has hit, namely fuel theft.

For this reason, if you have an oil tank in your garden, you should be taking various steps to safeguard your fuel. Let’s take a look at some simple measures you can employ to do just that. (more…)

Equality in Security: How to Stay Compliant

Mar 14, 2018

The Equality Act 2010 makes it illegal for employers and premises owners to discriminate against workers and visitors because of a disability. Aside from various other areas, the Act provides that employers and premises owners must make ‘reasonable adjustments’ to avoid placing a person with a disability at a disadvantage.

In this post we are going to take a look at how the Equality Act applies in terms of security measures. (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…)

Three Ways to Added Sliding Door Security

Jan 16, 2018

Despite the move towards bi-fold doors, traditional sliding doors are still maintaining popularity. If you are seeking ways to reinforce the security of your sliding doors in addition to standard locks, the following helpful tips should prove useful. (more…)

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