Should I upgrade my access control system?

Businesses using access control systems may find they need to upgrade their system for more efficient functioning and a higher level of security, but when is the right time to carry out an upgrade? Every business will be different as seasonal demands can affect when the premises is least used and therefore a good time… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Which Access Control System Is Right For Your Business?

The type of access control system that’s best for your business depends on your requirements, whether or not you need to restrict certain parts of your building, or whether you need an access log. We primarily install three types of access control system: electronic code pads, PC based access control, and biometric access control. Electronic… Read more »

Take Control With Security Alarm Apps

Traditionally to receive a notification of alarm activation, you would have a speech dialler connected to your telephone line which would call nominated numbers and play recorded messages, making you aware of any activity. However with mobile technology advancing, brand new services such as mobile Security Alarm Apps allows you to gain full control of… Read more »

What Happens at a P&R Alarms Site Survey?

Here at P&R Alarms we take great pride in tailoring our security systems to our customers’ exact needs, which is why we carry out a site survey instead of giving you a quote over the phone. When we arrive at a property we will carry out a risk assessment to determine the type and European… Read more »

Risk free with NSI NACOSS Gold Security

Not using an NSI NACOSS Gold security installer could result you being faced with some issues. We recently visited a property with a security system which proved that despite having a high quality system, it will need to be installed by a knowledgeable, NSI NACOSS Gold approved security installer. A non-registered company had installed a… Read more »