CCTV Tips For Businesses

Covering your premises with a CCTV system is part and parcel of running a business.  Some people may want to cut corners and costs by eschewing a surveillance system, but if their premises is then vandalised or burgled they’ll wish they had some evidence of the perpetrators to hand over to the police.  A CCTV… 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 »

How CCTV Can Help Make Your Workplace Covid Secure

As businesses open back up and life starts to resemble something akin to normality there’s a real focus on Covid security, but there’s no alarm for a virus. Businesses need to work out how to turn security products to their advantage, so they can still operate under the restrictions and prove that they are acting… Read more »

Does it matter where my CCTV cameras are?

Where you position your CCTV cameras is the second most important thing to consider, runner up only to the type of camera system you use. For commercial clients there is a data protection issue to contend with, as the presence of CCTV must be clearly displayed, and thanks to the new rules on data protection,… Read more »

The Benefits of CCTV are Wider Than You Think

It’s frustratingly difficult to find accurate statistics on the number of CCTV cameras in the UK, as the numbers vary a lot depending on the definition used – for example there are thought to be 1.85 million public facing CCTV cameras in the UK, but another figure commonly cited is 4 million. Could that 4… 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 »

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 »

CCTV and recording for abattoirs

From early 2018 new legislation comes into effect for abattoirs in the UK requiring CCTV to be installed in all areas, with the recordings kept for at least 90 days.  The footage will be accessible to Official Veterinarians and will help abattoirs refute any allegations of cruelty or poor hygiene.  The move has been somewhat… Read more »

Secure Your Outbuildings, Farms and Stables

If you own a farm, stables or a large property with outbuildings, you’ll understand how difficult it can be to keep an eye on your whole property. Unfortunately, it also makes it easy for intruders to break in and leave before you’ve even noticed. Machinery, vehicles and animal care equipment can be very expensive to… 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 »