Sometimes, securing a boundary or access points just isn’t enough and surveillance is the key factor in successfully securing your premises. However, the choice between CCTV surveillance with alarm facility or guard services can be considerable, varying not only from company to company, but also in relation to your site. So what are your main options and what should you consider when deciding which is best for your site?
We send our children to school in the belief that they will be entering a safe and secure environment.
The majority of parents probably assume that the school site is subject to rigorous scrutiny – just like a public children’s park – to ensure the physical surroundings represent a hazard free zone.
Since 2006 there have been 25 significant accidents / fatalities recorded involving large (generally) automated gates. These fall into two categories, the accident or worse either occurred because the automatic gate had not been installed with the relevant safety features, or, as a result of a mechanical failure, usually involving the gate actually falling on top of the victim.
It’s been six years now since the tragic deaths of two children in separate accidents just weeks apart first brought the issue of automated gate safety to the public’s attention.
Both children were crushed by automated gates sited on housing developments and sadly, these were not isolated cases. Since then, a further 18 accidents have been logged in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland, of which 8 resulted in a fatality.
It is a well known fact that the average domestic garage is a literal treasure trove of valuable items such as power tools, mowers, bikes and many other expensive household essentials and as a result they are commonly targeted by criminals looking to make some easy money through little effort.