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How to protect yourself ahead of the BT’s UK PSTN network switch off and BT Redcare closing!

How to protect yourself ahead of the BT’s UK PSTN network switch off and BT Redcare closing!

BT’s UK PSTN Switch Off What is the BT Switch Off? BT Openreach announced back in 2015 that come December 2025, they would have permanently switched off the UK’s old analogue telephone network systems. Why is the BT Switch Off happening? The current system consists of copper wiring used to connect phones, the current system is too old and difficult to maintain and is more than due an upgrade! The system is out of touch and cannot keep up with the demands of the new technologies we have in the 21st century. The switch is an opportunity for organisations to reduce…

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We’re Hiring! Fire Sprinkler Designer

We are looking for an experienced Sprinkler Engineer / Sprinkler System Designer, to estimate, design and project manage. The successful candidate will be living within commuting distance of the business. They will also have a good level of prior experience and be well versed in relevant fire industry regulations. Role: To design and project manage sprinkler projects Commercial and Residential Provide hydraulic design calculations where required using company Canute package Candidate should be FHC or equivalent FIRAS qualified to Basic Level as a minimum If you are an experienced Designer or Engineer with the appropriate LPCB / FHC or FIRAS Certification,…

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We’re Hiring! Fire & Security Engineers Required

Due to exponential growth and an increasing order book, we are looking for two experienced Fire & Security Engineers to join our expanding team here at Protect and Detect. Our successful candidates must have experience working with fire protection, intruder, CCTV and door access systems. A competitive salary is available depending on the candidate’s experience. Company vehicle and mobile phone provided On-call and overtime available If you’d like to apply for this role, please send a copy of your CV and a cover letter to Michael Hadley. Protect & Detect is a leading fire safety and security company, servicing Ipswich, Colchester,…

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What to do if your personal electronic devices get stolen?

Having anything stolen is frustrating and costly, but if your personal electronic devices get stolen, all your personal details could also be stolen through fraud. In order to retrieve the device or stop others from stealing your personal information, it’s important to keep calm and follow a few simple steps.  Inform the right people Contact the authorities to report a stolen device and file a police report. This not only helps your insurance but increases the likelihood of recovering the device. Get in touch with your mobile or laptop provider immediately afterwards so they can block anyone else from using it….

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How To Evacuate People With Disabilities

When there’s a fire in a building, the first instinct many people have is to panic and run out of the building via the quickest route they know. However, when working with people who have physical disabilities, it’s important they are not left behind in the panic. Statistics show that many people believe that leaving a disabled person at a ‘refuge point’ (which are often in evacuation plans) is the correct thing to do, so they can wait for the fire service to collect them. This is a dangerous myth and has led to people being left in unsafe places. A…

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Tips to Keep Your Small Business Secure

Running a business is hard enough as it is, with small profits (if any) coupled with expensive running costs, it’s easy to see how one robbery can send a small business under. Thieves can steal your entire stock in minutes if you leave your premises unprotected, so never underestimate the value of a good security system. Keeping your business safe from intruders should be of priority, so we’ve compiled a list of the best methods of keeping your business safe during all hours of the day.  Keys and locks Whether you own an office or a salon, having a stable security…

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Benefits Of Having A Door Entry System

Installing a door entry system is becoming a popular method of security for domestic and commercial properties alike. The system provides safe and secure access to buildings, removing the need for a traditional key and lock. A door entry system can be a variety of technologies, ranging from electronic keypads to camera identification. Door entry system technology is still under innovation and there will most likely be even more secure methods of security released for sale within the next few years.  Having a traditional lock and key has become a risky method of security, especially when one owns a business. Old…

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Do I Need a Home Security System?

The era of technological, camera and sensory advancements has, perhaps inevitably, prompted an abundance of home security systems to hit the market. Many of these systems are touted as must-haves, but how important is a home security system really? This article is going to explore this question; we’re going to discuss whether the benefits of home security systems outweigh the costs, and what types of system are currently available. Is it worth it? If we’re discussing bang for your buck, this can be a tricky question to answer. There’s a huge variety of security systems on the market — from small DIY…

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The Future of CCTV

CCTV was first used in WWII; a camera was created inside of a box to monitor the launch of the Germans’ V2 rocket. It’s been over 75 years since this conception, and while the use has certainly changed, with CCTV now used almost exclusively to detect criminal activity both domestically and commercially, little has changed of its capabilities. However, technology continues to become more and more advanced and shows no sign of stopping. The internet of things — a heightened intelligence and interconnectedness between all technological devices — is already emerging and looks set to cement itself as a standard for…

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5 Tips to Securing Your Home During the Festive Season

It’s the most wonderful time of the year — for most. Unfortunately for some, Christmas time attracts many opportunistic criminals, taking advantage of the many inviting features that the holiday season brings. Luckily, by following our top five tips, you can have yourself a very merry Christmas: Make sure neither your presents nor the Christmas tree is visible from outside your home. Criminals are opportunistic; they like to enter and exit the house as quickly as possible. Showing your tree from the outside may as well be a sign post to where a lot of your valuable items are situated. Potential…

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