The Difference Between Replacing and Upgrading a Fire Alarm System

The Difference Between Replacing and Upgrading a Fire Alarm System

A fire alarm system installation is a legal requirement for every building in the UK. Commercial,...
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The Difference Between Replacing and Upgrading a Fire Alarm System

Posted by Contact Fire & Security on Nov 13, 2019 10:47:00 AM

A fire alarm system installation is a legal requirement for every building in the UK. Commercial, residential and industrial building owners have the responsibility to ensure their fire alarm system complies with the current legislation. Fire alarm regulations form part of The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. When a fire alarm system installation becomes outdated, it presents technical challenges to the building manager. The most critical challenges being maintainability and compliance with fire prevention legislation. So, should you upgrade or replace your current fire alarm system? This answers some common questions about when to upgrade or replace a system entirely.

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Tags: Fire Alarms, Fire Alarm Monitoring, Fire Safety, Fire Safety Plan, School Fire Safety

School safety - how to protect students and staff

Posted by Contact Fire & Security on Oct 30, 2019 10:47:00 AM

School safety is a responsibility many schools take seriously. Violence in schools and other educational establishments is a risk staff and some students face. Knife related violence, particularly among London and other inner-city schools is a real concern.

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85% of Business Technology is Easily Hackable. Is Yours One of Them?

Posted by Contact Fire & Security on Oct 16, 2019 10:47:00 AM

Do you rely on a computerised access control system to regulate the entry and exit of personnel and visitors into your building? Are you aware of how vulnerable the technology you use to secure your premises can be? Did you know that hackers can penetrate as much as 85% of the building security technology in use today?

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The Real Impact of Commercial Burglary

Posted by Luke Lewis-Rippington on Oct 2, 2019 10:47:00 AM

According to the findings from the 2017 Commercial Victimisation Survey, many cases of wholesale, retail and commercial remain unsolved each year. Nearly 45% of all reported business crimes are committed against wholesale or retail premises. For the businesses which fall victim to burglary, some do not have adequate insurance or do not make a claim, while others find it hard to continue operating.

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Is Card or Fob the Most Secure Access Control Solution?

Posted by Luke Lewis-Rippington on Sep 18, 2019 10:47:00 AM

 

Keeping buildings secure involves limiting access to individuals who have an illegitimate right to be there. Once in the building or on-site, there may still be a need to give employees working in different departments varying access levels. A range of access control solutions offers different benefits depending on user requirements. Proximity cards or fobs are some of the most popular systems in use today.

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Maintain school safety by conducting an effective lockdown procedure

Posted by Luke Lewis-Rippington on Sep 5, 2019 12:40:00 PM

Schools and higher education institutions in the UK bear the responsibility of ensuring pupil safety and security whilst on school premises. As threats to school safety evolve, the security measures schools implement should also change to neutralise or manage the threats. Implementing a lockdown procedure is one effective strategy to ensure student safety in the event of a situation that threatens the school’s security.

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Why do I need CCTV Video Analytics Software?

Posted by Luke Lewis-Rippington on Aug 22, 2019 10:58:15 AM

Securing a building or business premises in today’s information age continues to be a concern for many building owners and managers. Mounting physical and cyber threats means security systems need to evolve to meet the challenges head-on. Video analytics is one recent development which is helping to neutralise the modern-day security threats. So, what is video analytics? How does video analytics help to make your premises more secure? Why do you need video analytics software? Read the rest of the article to find the answers to these questions

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Deciding which security systems are the best for your requirements

Posted by Luke Lewis-Rippington on Jul 3, 2019 11:14:45 AM

Why are security systems for your business important? They are essential to prevent internal and external theft and vandalism and the financial losses that your business could suffer as a result. Think about the cost to the business in the event of information or assets being stolen, the immediate financial implication of replacing those assets, along with the immeasurable damage to business continuity, reputation and staff morale. 

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5 ways to improve your business security

Posted by Luke Lewis-Rippington on Jun 13, 2019 4:32:39 PM

Why is business security important?

If you own a small to medium-sized business in the Oxford area, you might not be too worried about the risk of break-ins and burglaries? Unfortunately according to a recent report, wholesale and retail businesses with 50 or more employees experienced over 280,000 incidents of crime per 1,000 premises in 2017 alone. On average, this equates to each wholesale and retail business with 50 or more employees experiencing over 5 crimes per week. These are worrying figures that are predicted to rise with cuts to the police force and other public services. 

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Posted by Luke Lewis-Rippington on Apr 24, 2019 3:45:21 PM

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