Practical applications of access control systems

Access control systems are used to allow and restrict access to personnel based on a security clearance, a job role or seniority. Government buildings, hospitals, police stations, council offices and multinational corporations all use a form of access control at points in the building, to keep people safe and to keep data secure. While anyone… Read more »

The A to Z of intruder alarms (part 2)

NACOSS – The National Approval Council for Security Services was the industry benchmark and regulatory body for security and fire alarm systems until it merged with ISI (Inspectorate of the Security Industry) in 2001 to form the NSI. NSI – The National Security Inspectorate united NACOSS and ISI under one roof and is the regulatory… Read more »

Security apps give you peace of mind on the move

Modern life can be busy and demanding, and we now have so many things to remember daily that security is often taken for granted – we shut and lock the front door and move on to the next thing. What happens if, in a hurry, we forget to set the alarm, or we get to… Read more »

Access control for data security compliance

Data protection laws are changing this year – instead of the Data Protection Act (1998) companies will be required to adhere to the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation from May 2018, which replaces the old act across the board.  Although the UK is leaving the EU, we will still be part of it when these… Read more »

Trust the professionals

At P&R Alarms we consider ourselves to be expert professionals in the security industry, but there is another group of security professionals, in a sense, who we should listen to when it comes to keeping our homes and businesses safe and secure – the professional burglar. It might seem odd to ask burglars for security… Read more »

Security for businesses in the Midlands

P&R Alarms are based in the Midlands, covering businesses in the area including Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire and Warwickshire. We have been in the industry for 35 years, accruing knowledge and experience all the time. We are so dedicated to providing the best security equipment that we install and test everything we supply on our own… Read more »

Security arrangements for uncertain times

It can be hard to look back and find a time when things felt more certain – hindsight always makes a situation seem more positive than it actually was at the time, but if one thing is for certain, it’s that we’re in some pretty unstable times at the moment. With reports of crime on… Read more »

The A to Z of intruder alarms (part 1)

If you’re not a security equipment specialist (and why would you be… that’s our job) then the terminology can be a little confusing to navigate at first.  Without an in depth understanding of the terms and what they mean for you it’s easy to get muddled up and even abandon the idea of having an… Read more »

Interpreting crime statistics – how safe are you really?

When we move to a new area the crime statistics are one of the major influencing factors in the decision to move to, or to stay away from a particular area. These statistics give a good idea of the levels, and the types of crimes being committed but they must be interpreted properly or a… Read more »

What do you do when you hear an alarm sounding?

Picture the scene… You’re relaxing after mowing the lawn on a Sunday afternoon. The smell of freshly cut grass mingles with the barbecue smoke drifting across the row of gardens and the distant sound of children playing and the chatter of people talking creates a peaceful atmosphere, in which to enjoy a cold beer and… Read more »