Monthly Archive February 2015

Access Control Systems for Retail Stores

Access control systems have been around for quite some time, and many large retail stores will include these on their ‘staff only’ doors. There are various types of these systems available, including digital keypads, proximity readers, swipe card readers and finger print recognition systems among others.

All of which offer a good degree of security, whilst digital keypads tend to be the most common. The only issue with these is that you will regularly have to change the codes when your personnel changes, so you have to keep up to date.

Key fobs are ideal because they offer quick access, whilst fingerprint recognition systems can take a few attempts, depending on the quality of the access control system. Swipe card readers can be just as useful as key fobs, but both of these can go ‘missing’ so you will need to deactivate fobs and cards when they become ‘lost’ or ‘misplaced’.

Manned Guarding in a Corporate Environment

Manned garden is needed in many industrial and corporate environments, and sometimes there’s no better protection than actually having a security guard on watch. Surveillance equipment can aid security personnel in their work, but machines can’t take action, people can.

Manned guards are often used in construction, retail stores, shopping centres, logistics and offices among other industries and you can hire services for a short period of time or invest in your own security officer. Many events also require manned garden, such as football matches and gigs, and officers must be able to use their judgement and initiative to maintain public order.

Manned guarding is proven to protect people and properties, and it could be something your business needs to consider now or in the near future, so make sure you choose the right individual or security company for your requirements.

Installing CCTV in your Home

CCTV can prove to be very effective in terms of increasing the security in your home. It gives the homeowner an opportunity to monitor their property, yet it can also act as a deterrent if the cameras are clearly displayed.

If you live in a high crime area and you’ve been the victim of property damage or burglary before, then it may be worth considering investing in home CCTV equipment. Prices for this type of solution vary significantly and depend on the features you want to include.

Some home CCTV systems give you the opportunity to watch what’s happening in your property live, on your work computer or on your mobile device. Camera quality and memory also differ, depending on the product you buy, while advanced equipment often includes a night vision camera lens.