Door entry systems, also referred to as access control systems, provide access to restricted areas and help to enhance security within premises. Entry systems can range from electronic keypads to biometric devices used for verification of the identities of individuals before they are given access to a building. Apart...
Fire alarms form an important part of a building's safety, and as such, are required to conform to a set of strict standards. Here are the regulations that pertain to the purchase, fitting and maintenance of a fire alarm system. The fire detection and fire alarm systems legislation is set...
Most people in the UK think about CCTV as a law enforcement tool for high-profile crimes that can be solved with the help of footage. However, CCTV cameras have been used in many other places apart from the streets. In British, there are about 2 million CCTV cameras, and...
With so many burglaries taking place, it's always a wise move to think about the security of your own home and assess just how good it is. Before going out and making a big purchase on an alarm system, have a look around the house and decide how you...
Even to those uninformed about locks and locking mechanisms, Yale is probably the first name to come to mind when they think of locks. The brand is at the forefront of the industry, and has a long, industrious history. The key pioneer behind the development of modern locks, and...
Locks are simple mechanisms that help us keep our homes, cars, and belongings safe. Many people tend to take locks for granted, but can you imagine what our world would be like if all of a sudden we had to live without them? You wouldn’t be able to protect...
Holidays are one of the best things about life, but one daunting aspect of going on holiday is the fact that your home is left unattended and relatively unguarded for an extended period of time. Sometimes, the thought of your home’s security can play on your mind so much...
Is your home at risk from burglary? We all have a responsibility to protect your belongings, families, and ourselves. Here are 7 simple and low-cost ways to secure your home and make it less tempting. Trim your shrubs Overgrown trees, bushes, and shrubs offer intruders a place to hide. Prune the...
The history of locksmithing itself is very interesting. We can see the first form of locks dating back to the Egyptian period (somewhere around 2000 B.C.) They of course didn’t have the modern lock, but a very crude rudimentary form of a locking device. We can fast forward to London...
Since the beginning of time when people realised that they needed to keep their possessions secure from thieves, there has been a need for a way to keep them locked up and secure. Keys and locks are even mentioned frequently in the bible that is how long people have...