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The benefits of installing car park barriers or bollards on your premises

The benefits of installing car park barriers or bollards on your premises

When we think of fire safety equipment, the obvious answers are fire extinguishers, detection systems, and evacuation routes. However, there are a number of things you can install in or around the building to reduce the risk of a fire, and to enable you to deal with one should it ever occur. Car park barriers are an effective tool to reduce fire hazards to your premises, and can also help to keep the building a safer place to be in general. We’ve listed the benefits of installing barriers or bollards to your premises below.   Prevents trespassers One of the biggest…

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Important fire safety advice for retail business owners

As a retail business owner, you have a responsibility to the public and your staff to reduce the risk of fire hazards, and to implement a clear fire evacuation strategy should a fire break out. As the owner of the premises, you must carry out fire risk assessments of your premises to ensure any hazards are identified and reduced as risks. You can also nominate a responsible person to undertake this task, providing they have a good understanding of what conditions could lead to a fire, what materials pose a fire risk, and the consequences should a fire break out. This…

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How CCTV can help reduce the risk of violence and crime in commercial settings

Installing CCTV surveillance systems has been proven to significantly heighten the security of a commercial property, acting as a deterrent to potential offenders while ensuring your staff and customers feel safer in the building. According to the Home Office’s detailed findings from the 2013 Commercial Victimisation Survey: Second Edition, which discusses crime against businesses, retail units were one of a few commercial settings which experienced the highest rates of crime when compared with other business types in this sector. Therefore, the necessary security measures must be put in place as they will help to reduce the risk of violence and crime…

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How does a monitored security system work?

Monitored security systems have come a long way since the watch tower bell rung from the lookout in the village square. These days, systems are personalised and networked directly with a security company to provide coverage against multiple types of emergencies. When you think of alarm systems, think of them as a kind of insurance, the same as any life, home or automobile insurance policy; their biggest benefit is giving you peace of mind. How they do that depends on the product and the security company you purchase from, but in general they work as follows… How a Monitored Security System…

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