Love Thy Neighbour – Listen Out

We’re firm believers in the importance of intruder alarms for domestic properties.  Most insurance companies will discount your premium if you provide proof of an alarm system that is regularly maintained.  The presence of an alarm box acts as a powerful deterrent against burglars, who will often move on to an insecure property instead of… Read more »

I’ve Been Burgled, Will They Come Back?

If you’ve been burgled will they come back?  Unfortunately, the answer is probably yes.  One in six burglary victims were targeted again following the first burglary, and over 2/3 of those repeat crimes were at the same property.  These figures, from a confused.com survey of people who had experienced a break in and contacted their… Read more »

I Have A Fire Officer – Who Else Needs To Know About Our Fire Safety?

Your fire safety obligations as a business owner need to be taken seriously.  Any business with more than 5 employees must keep a written record of their fire safety risk assessments, the steps they need to take, proof that fire safety equipment has been inspected and maintained regularly and an evacuation plan for the building… Read more »

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 »