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Arson Prevention Advice for Businesses

Posted by on Mar 27, 2016 in Current Affairs | Comments Off on Arson Prevention Advice for Businesses

Arson Prevention Advice for Businesses

Good security is the best defense against arson, make sure gates, doors and windows are securely closed to deter entry by would be arsonists. Ensure any fencing is kept in good order to deter anyone entering the property. Consider a security systems or manned guarding to deter intruders. Secure sheds and garages as they often contain tools that can be used to force entry in to the home, they also often contain flammable liquids.  Don’t leave flammable liquids in the open, if possible store in a ventilated but lockable cupboard. Loose rubbish, wheelie bins, grass and small bins are usually...

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Arson: Don’t accept it, report it!

Posted by on Mar 21, 2016 in Current Affairs | Comments Off on Arson: Don’t accept it, report it!

Arson: Don’t accept it, report it!

This Arson Awareness Week and together with the Arson Prevention Forum, Fire Services across the country are calling on everyone to help in tackling arson and it’s related issues. “Arson accounts for almost half of all fires attended by the fire and rescue services and can have devastating effects in terms of its cost and consequences,” says Lee Howell, the Forum’s Chairperson. Insurers report that arson costs over £1bn in fire-related claims each year.  Damage to property, business interruption and other inconvenience caused by arson is significant. Deliberate fires cost a...

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Bringing you the benefits of HD Security.

Posted by on Mar 1, 2016 in Current Affairs | Comments Off on Bringing you the benefits of HD Security.

High Definition Smart technology security cameras are quickly becoming our most popular security product, gaining popularity as a high definition video surveillance solution. Several years ago this technology would have been out of the price range for many small businesses, and was difficult to install and set up. However our newer HD systems the installation process is much simpler and the systems can include MOTION DETECTION or SMARTSEARCH facilities with footage / images recorded on a Digital Video Recorder (DVR). Both these options allow you to view back your recordings quickly. These...

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Protecting your pets from theft.

Posted by on Feb 23, 2016 in Current Affairs | Comments Off on Protecting your pets from theft.

Protecting your pets from theft.

As dog lovers and owners ourselves we were saddened watching this weeks The One Show to hear that over 100 dogs are stolen every month, they are quickly becoming the opportunist thieves item of choice to grab and run. New figures compiled by the Blue Cross animal welfare charity show there has been 40 per cent rise in dog thefts in recent times. Last year 1,567 cats and dogs were reported stolen compared to 1,150 in 2012, according to the charity’s Freedom of Information request to all UK police forces.   With this startling rise in thefts of our most beloved possession we thought...

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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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