Why are security guards required in retail stores?

With today’s innovative technology, such as CCTV cameras, alarms and access control systems, why are security guards needed to protect stores?  It’s not a question of whether security guards are needed in retail stores or not. It’s actually more about what purpose they serve and how they can be best utilised to protect the store and its employees. Typically, the role for a retail store guard is to deter would-be thieves from committing crimes at the location by acting as an imposing figure who is capable of stopping them if necessary. Guards also provide assistance to customers who need it, either by escorting them outside or through their shopping experience... Read More »

Can I install my home security system myself?

Home security has got incredibly popular in recent years and people are now looking to install their own home security systems. The traditional systems ultimately cost a lot more and take a lot longer to install. Often meaning you are unable to install these yourself. Because the newer systems do not need to be wired into the house and can easily be taken down if you are in a rented property, you are now able to install these new systems yourself. There are so many options to choose from when it comes to these new systems so it will be a case of researching which system might best suit your... Read More »

How guard dog patrols can help secure your property or event

There are many ways to hep improve the security of your home, business or event. As a property owner, it is important to take measures to secure your assets. Having a security team that use a guard dog to patrol can be an effective way to do this. We have outlined some of the top benefits of using guard dog patrols: Deterrent against crime – A guard dog patrol can act as a deterrent against criminals who may be looking to target your property. The presence of a dog can make potential intruders think twice about attempting to break in. Not only can the canine detect any intruders early, by... Read More »

Steel Security doors for business

When it comes to security doors for your business, steel doors are certainly the best option. They are almost impossible to break through and are more likely to dent than to actually break. This makes them a perfect security deterrent.  The reason why steel doors are great for business security is that they are hard-wearing, long-lasting and very secure. You can incorporate a multi-point locking system within the door which has 12 locking points around the steel frame. You can purchase single steel doors in either a standard or heavy-duty. The difference between the two is the thickness of the steel. All steel security doors should come with CE marking. ... Read More »

CCTV for your business

When it comes to protecting your business, most opt for CCTV cameras, but how do you choose the right one.  Here are two questions to ask yourself when deciding on a system to purchase. Where will the camera be mounted?Deciding on the proper housing and mounting for your camera is essential.  If your camera will be in a factory, does it need protection from dust or heat? If it is a cold environment, does it need insulating or require an internal heating system? How will lighting affect your recording?You need to consider the camera’s location as glare from windows, metal structures, and even direct sunlight can affect the recording quality... Read More »
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