The Real Impact of Commercial Burglary

The Real Impact of Commercial Burglary

According to the findings from the 2017 Commercial Victimisation Survey, many cases of wholesale,...
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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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Fire Regulations- Differentiation across Industries and Sectors

Posted by Luke Lewis-Rippington on Mar 18, 2019 9:21:14 AM

The importance of compliance with fire regulations musn't be underestimated. However, fire safety requirements across industries and sectors can vary considerably and understanding fire safety regulations can get pretty complicated. With this in mind, we've put together a brief summary of fire regulations in three key areas: education, healthcare and business premises.

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Fire Safety in Schools - What Makes an Effective Procedure?

Posted by Luke Lewis-Rippington on Mar 6, 2019 2:13:36 PM

Fire safety in schools is essential as there are a lot of pupils gathered in one place, and this, combined with the fact that school science laboratories often contain highly flammable and dangerous substances mean that an uncontrolled fire could quickly spread.

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Tags: Risk Assessment, Fire Safety, Fire Regulations, School Fire Safety

Workplace Fire Safety - Protecting Your Staff

Posted by Luke Lewis-Rippington on Feb 13, 2019 9:45:00 AM

Fire safety is of the utmost importance in any building but particularly in the workplace environment when there may be several hundreds of employees for which you are responsible.

The law recognises the importance of fire safety in non-domestic premises. Any employer, landlord or owner who fails to abide by fire safety regulations is at risk of a heavy fine or even imprisonment.

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