Designing your access control solution

Access control systems range from the simple to the complex, being used in all sorts of companies from a small business keeping important documents securely, to banks and other financial institutions, all the way to large hospitals.  Access control solutions can be designed for just a handful of users or up to tens of thousands… Read more »

Summer security standards – don’t let the heat get to you!

Finally, the weather has changed for the better and it seems like it’s here to stay for the summer (I do hope I haven’t spoken too soon!). It’s that time of year when people let their hair down and have fun in their gardens, at the beach or at a local park and it is… Read more »

Force 3 goes Bust – Emergency Monitoring Response Cancelled?

We know that a significant number of security conscious business and homeowners in the Midlands are looking for a new monitoring and maintenance company following the sad news that Force 3 have gone into administration.  Unfortunately this news comes during the busy summer holiday period, although there is never a good time to find out… Read more »

What does it take to get NSI Gold Standard certification?

Having NSI Gold Standard certification is something we at P&R Alarms are very proud of.  For the average home and business owner it is enough to see the stamp on our website, but we thought it important to explain exactly what NSI NACOSS Gold Standard certification means and what is involved in retaining that endorsement. … Read more »

CCTV cameras capture more than you think

Business owners that are deliberating about whether to install CCTV on their property may well be labouring under the delusion that all CCTV footage is that black and white, grainy and jumpy video that appears on shows like Crimewatch.  If the “evidence” is going to be of such poor quality then what is the point… Read more »

What can you do remotely?

In many industries there are tasks that can be carried out remotely, or set on a timer to free up human resource from being physically present at all times.  Performing office work from home involves an internet connection and a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to be able to access the office network, and surgeons can… Read more »

Our top tips for improving business security

Keeping your business premises safe and secure is just as important as turning up at the office every day, perhaps more so as there wouldn’t be an office to turn up to should you be the victim of a burglary or fire.  An NSI Gold standard approved intruder alarm is a must for any commercial… Read more »

Access control solutions for business premises

Many businesses have multiple buildings on a single site, or departments with differing levels of security clearance, like hospitals and secure housing units within the same building.  Companies operating in the security or intelligence industries have a requirement to control who has access to certain rooms and areas, and educational establishments also have a need… Read more »

How can you stop PIN and key token sharing among staff?

Using another member of staff’s log in details or access key token is not encouraged in large companies but it does happen.  Usually innocuous in nature, people borrow a colleague’s details to log in to a second computer, or to open a door if they have forgotten their key token (or have lent it to… Read more »