Keeping Factories Safe During the Christmas Shutdown Period

Keeping a factory safe during the Christmas shutdown period isn’t easy. It’s the one time of year when burglars know there are no security officers working. You can, of course, put some typical measures in place, such as CCTV cameras and alarms but these won’t always deter a burglar, especially during Christmas when there are fewer police officers around, and fewer people watching. So what can you do to keep the place safe? Well, the best option is to hire security staff, but on Christmas day, these contracts can be pricey. Another option is to ensure your CCTV footage can be streamed from your home, but you don’t want to...

Security measures for small shops

Protecting your business is always a top priority, however, no property is 100% protected from intruders. There are a few things to consider to help maximise security to your small shop: CCTV- Having a video camera recording entry points of your shop will instantly deter an intruder as they never want their face to be seen. Your CCTV evidence can be used should you catch any intruder on tape. Security grills- Metal gates provide an extra layer of protection and a strong layer at that. Metal security grills are noisy to open and close, which would instantly draw attention to the intruder if they are foolish enough to try and...

Securing your homes entry points

It is said that the most common route of entry into a home by a burglar is through a door while following this is entry via a window. Keeping that in mind, you can see why it is so important to focus your home’s security on its entry points. There is really no predicting when a home break-in is going to happen, that’s why it is so important to have preventative measures in place to prevent it from occurring. Making sure you have secure doors to your home is a good place to start. Having a sturdy door with a secure locking system will defiantly cause an obstacle for any intruder...

Keeping your personal possessions safe whilst on holiday

Holidays should be a time where you can relax, unwind and take a break from your hectic day to day life. Worrying about your personal belongings while you are away can take away the enjoyment, and become a burden to your travels, that’s why it is important to prepare in advance. Insurance- Holiday insurance is important if you want to protect your items legally, covering flight delays, lost luggage, lost/stolen passports and any medical costs. Passport- Passports should be kept safe at all times, handing them into the hotel reception to lock them away or lock them in your hotel rooms personal safe is the best option. Do not carry...

Importance of getting a locksmith to change your locks after you have lost the keys

Lost keys is a matter often taken quite lightly by most people who put it down to sheer bad luck. However, there might just be more to it than meets the eye. While most of the time losing a key is often accidental, sometimes it might just be an elaborate scheme by criminals. Twenty-first-century burglary is evolving, and the tactics adopted have become more sophisticated. A lot of the keys in some neighbourhoods are numbered for specific houses and even if they aren’t, a burglar could just try out all the houses in the vicinity until he stumbles upon yours. In the event that you get your keys back, do...