Keeping Business Premises Safe In Lockdown

If your business has been forced to close during the national lockdowns you will naturally be concerned about security.  One of the biggest deterrents to burglaries is the presence of someone in the building, whether it’s a private home or a business, so with nobody on site you may be worried about the risk of… Read more »

It’s Another Kind Of Lockdown

The word “lockdown” is one we are all too familiar with, but there’s one form of lockdown that as a business owner, you need to be on top of.  Terrorism threats, of any kind, are a risk that business owners should be prepared to deal with, especially if you have a premises that is accessible… Read more »

Off-The-Shelf Or Bespoke?

Given the choice between a pair of shoes made specifically to the measurements of your feet, or a pair of cheap shoes from a market stall, we’d all prefer the bespoke option if cost wasn’t an issue. The fact is though, that cost does matter and it is one of the major factors in making… Read more »

Fire Risk Assessment Done, What Next?

Completing a fire risk assessment is a legal requirement for businesses, and they must be recorded if you have over five employees.  If your business has fewer than five employees, but is visited by members of the public (such as an independent shop) you should also record your fire risk assessments – it may even… Read more »

Looking For A New Alarm Service Company?

Recently we have been approached by a number of Midlands-based businesses looking for a new supplier for their burglar alarm servicing and monitoring.  We’re used to getting a lot of enquiries; however, this recent spike has been a little unusual.  We’re not sure whether, by some coincidence, lots of business have the same contract end… Read more »

An Easier Life With Access Control

We know we can expect delays on imported goods after Brexit, as issues at ports have already caused shortages of car parts and other essential items.  The just-in-time delivery method that all businesses base their orders on requires a seamless flow of goods across borders; without that businesses are going to struggle to get deliveries… Read more »

Log Burner Safety

Having a log burner in your home is a great way of maintaining a warm and cosy house without increasing your electricity or gas bills.  More fuel efficient than an open fire, a log burger becomes almost like a night storage heater, retaining warmth in the unit itself and heating the bricks and mortar of… Read more »

West Midlands Crime Statistics

The impact of lockdowns and coronavirus restrictions has seen a general decrease in crime this year, with April and May being two of the lowest crime months in many years.  If we look at the figures from summer into autumn we see that crime is starting to go up again, which is no surprise as… Read more »

Invest In Access Control

In these uncertain times businesses face a lot of upheaval and new regulations in order to help stop the spread of coronavirus.  The NHS contact tracing app is a form of access control, in that entry to a premise is contingent on providing contact details.  This data is then used to know who was present… Read more »

Is A Dog As Good As A Burglar Alarm?

A dog can be a great deterrent against burglars; a sign warning visitors that there is a dog on the premises is one part of creating a visual deterrent, and the sound of a dog barking is an audible deterrent.  A lot of people, including some burglars, are scared of big, barking dogs.  If there’s… Read more »