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Have you ever had to make a substantial insurance claim for your business?

If you have a business, and one which includes holding stock, then no doubt you will have an insurance policy which covers you for theft. Most insurance policies today will not cover you against what is referred to as “shrinkage”, which includes shoplifting, staff pilfering, and unavoidable damage on occasions, you are insured against theft…

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Staff Steal from their Business

We’d all like to think that our staff are loyal and trustworthy, and in the most part they are. It is an unfortunate fact of life, however, that put opportunity in the way of some people and they can’t resist temptation. In the UK a couple of years ago out of £1.224bn in retail losses…

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Commercial CCTV footage for your own benefit

For anyone who owns a business and where security is paramount, the sight of commercial CCTV cameras can be a great deterrent against opportunist thieves. However, there are other instances where the installation of commercial CCTV can be invaluable, even though it would not have been your initial intention. For those searching for missing persons,…

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Summer Security Tips

Summer Security Tips – Top tips to make sure your home and its belongings are protected and secure The school summer holidays are just around the corner and many of us will be taking some time off work. Whether you’re going abroad, enjoying a staycation or simply relaxing at home, it’s important to make sure…

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Security System Design, Security in Schools, Security Risk Assessment

Security System Design for Security in Schools and Business The need for the personalised and individual security system design is never more apparent than when considering security in schools. Reading a recent report from the Gloucestershire Police on security in schools, it emphasised the need for efficient security to be designed in at the beginning…

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Business Crime in the UK

Business Crime in the UK – The Home Office release their latest UK statistics on business security. In a recent report issued by the Home Office, the ‘2012 Commercial Victimisation Survey’ (CVS), it has been reported that business crime in the UK has fallen over the years. The 2012 CVS was a premises-based survey focused…

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CCTV and ANPR – New Code of Practice

A New Code of Practice – CCTV and ANPR faces changes A new Code of Practice will apply to public sector use of surveillance cameras giving new powers to the public to complain about local authority parking and traffic monitoring CCTV camera systems, used simply to generate cash for the council.   In essence, it…

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Security Maintenance – How to Audit your System

Security Maintenance – How to audit your security systems Changing your business security can be perceived as timely, costly and a whole heap of effort. That said, having a system that  provides adequate protection for your specific needs is also essential.  You may already have something in place, there is, however, always a danger that things aren’t as…

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CCTV installation – worthless without proper CCTV lighting

CCTV Installation, worthless without proper CCTV Lighting   CCTV installation requires that consideration is given to the lighting, other wise it can render the CCTV installation useless So why is poor lighting so commonplace in CCTV installation and CCTV systems? CCTV pictures all begin when light or infrared (IR) hits the camera’s sensor. IR is…

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Security System Negligence – Weston Super Mare Pier

Security system negligence, caused fire to spread on pier. Yesterday it was ruled by a Judge at Bristol Mercantile court, that the cause of the fire on Weston Super Mare Pier in July 2008 was due to negligence on behalf of the security system provided by the security company based in Weston Super Mare. The fire…

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