Security tips for darker nights

Winter has arrived and with it comes shorter daylight hours and longer nights. We can’t complain too much, after all this past summer holds the joint record for the hottest summer with 1910. What we need to be doing now is checking over our home and business security arrangements to ensure that we’re not giving… Read more »

Break in and theft patterns to be aware of

Your local news might not be the most exciting bulletin, and sometimes the local papers really scrape the bottom of the barrel for a newsworthy story, but there is something very valuable in these local news items that can help you sharpen up your home security. Reports of break-ins and thefts are a regular feature… Read more »

When was your last alarm system maintenance check?

As an alarm system owner you may be wondering how often you should get your alarm system serviced.  If you don’t set it every day it might be tempting to skip a scheduled service, but the frequency with which you use your intruder alarm does not affect the maintenance schedule; it’s not like a car… Read more »

New regulations for CCTV recording

The GDPR fuss is starting to wane as people finally wade through the plethora of emails begging for a positive opt in. Hopefully we will all benefit by receiving fewer marketing and spam phone calls, and the drop in unwanted email and postal communication will be just as welcome. There is one facet to GDPR… Read more »

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 »