Current Affairs

Policing Without The Police

Posted by on Nov 13, 2015 in Current Affairs | Comments Off on Policing Without The Police

In light of recent police cuts UK wide, the subject of using private security to bridge the public’s needs is high on the agenda. As a former Cumbria Police Detective our Managing Director Greg Kelly was asked to give his opinion on the subject in The Cumberland News this week. His thoughts on the subject follow. “It is not something we are doing at the moment and we have not been approached by anyone in the county, but there is no reason why not. There may well be a place for Private Security provision, if the community understands what they can and cannot do. Whoever provides such...

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Legislation Change for Landlords

Posted by on Sep 29, 2015 in Current Affairs | Comments Off on Legislation Change for Landlords

Legislation Change for Landlords

On the 1st October 2015 new legislation will come into force for Private Landlords in England regarding smoke and Carbon Monoxide (CO) alarms. Landlords will be required by law to install working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in their properties, potentially saving 26 lives and preventing 670 injuries per year. Here is a summary of the legislation, Landlords must fit a smoke alarm on every story. Landlords must fit a Carbon Monoxide (CO) alarm in every room with a solid fuel burning appliance. Alarms must be tested and working on the start date of each tenancy. The regulations...

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Freshers Week Safety Advice

Posted by on Sep 21, 2015 in Current Affairs | Comments Off on Freshers Week Safety Advice

Freshers Week Safety Advice

For many young people, this is probably the first time you’ll be away from home and there is a lot to consider. However, our safety advice will help protect you and your possessions wherever you are studying About 20 per cent of student robberies happen in the first six weeks of the academic year. Students are seen as easy pickings by criminals who assume rightly that students arrive fully equipped with a smart phone, a laptop, and other electronic equipment.  Postcode your valuables with a UV pen. It makes it easier to get it back to you should they be stolen. Take the time in your first...

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Covert camera systems and the law.

Posted by on Sep 4, 2015 in Current Affairs | Comments Off on Covert camera systems and the law.

Covert camera systems and the law.

This morning our MD Greg Kelly was speaking with Kevin Fernihough on Radio Cumbria about the use of covert surveillance. The topic was under discussion due to a reports of a female finding a covert camera in a shower vent in her bathroom when staying at the Travelodge in Wheatley, Oxford. Also under discussion was the local use of drones by Cumbria Constabulary and their uses. You can hear the broadcast here http://bbc.in/1XK6MYH roll the scroll bar to 11.00.   Regarding this important issue Greg Kelly says:  The use of covert cameras and other forms of intrusive surveillance should...

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Top 10 Tips for Keeping Your Home Secure on Your holidays

Posted by on Jul 5, 2015 in Current Affairs | Comments Off on Top 10 Tips for Keeping Your Home Secure on Your holidays

Top 10 Tips for Keeping Your Home Secure on Your holidays

  It’s holiday time, and while you’re reading travel books, choosing your holiday wardrobe and booking your pets into kennels. You should take some time to check the security of the home you’re leaving behind. Over 80% of burglaries occur within an empty property, so leaving your property without protection for 2 weeks needs to be taken seriously. These may seem to common sense but can be easily forgotten in the holiday run up. Your first security measure is your neighbour, let them know you’ll be away. So any burglar alarms triggered are not false and any people loitering...

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Why do I need a Contingency Plan?

Posted by on May 13, 2015 in Current Affairs | Comments Off on Why do I need a Contingency Plan?

Why do I need a Contingency Plan?

A contingency plan identifies your businesses exposure to internal and external threats, and how they will effect your assets to provide effective prevention and recovery for your business, while maintaining competitive continuation of trading. A business continuity plan is a roadmap for continuing operations under adverse conditions such as flooding, fire or a crime.     Every business should have a contingency plan in place, it should include: A business impact analysis – differentiates critical and non-critical business functions, and which needs done to maintain...

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