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6 security measures all small businesses should use

6 security measures all small businesses should use

As a small business keeping your property and its contents secure is highly important. Ensuring your security measures are up to date and sufficient to protect your business is key in providing you with peace of mind. Any business with a physical location is exposed...

Top 5 things to know before you buy a safe

Top 5 things to know before you buy a safe

Safes are a practical way to protect your valuables from intruders and damage. Safes come in a range of different sizes, cash ratings and prices, amongst other safety benefits that are important to consider as a buyer depending on your circumstances. Whether for home...

Top 6 security measures all schools need

Top 6 security measures all schools need

It is highly important to protect school buildings against external intruders and to be in control of who has access to certain areas of a school internally. We have created a list of our top 6 recommended traditional and modern security measures to help keep your...

Lost your keys? Here’s what you need to know!

Lost your keys? Here’s what you need to know!

Have you lost your house keys or found yourself locked out of your home? Don’t worry, your local locksmiths can help. Losing your keys can seem like a huge issue, but it doesn’t have to be. What should you do if you lose your keys? Don’t worry, it happens to everyone....

7 top tips to secure your business

7 top tips to secure your business

Any business with a physical location is exposed to physical security risks. But with the proper security measures, you can prevent (or minimise) the risks that your business, your employees and your customers are exposed to. Here are 7 top tips to secure your...

Is external home security more important than internal security?

Is external home security more important than internal security?

The short answer is yes. All forms of home security are important for protecting your home, however, external security is arguably the most important form. External security works to prevent people from breaking into your home. It provides defences against break-ins...

7 ways to discourage burglars

7 ways to discourage burglars

Burglaries can have a significant financial, emotional, and mental impact on your family or business. With a burglary happening every 30 seconds, making sure your property’s security is properly set up to protect you from break-ins is more important than ever....

How can you check if your home is secure?

How can you check if your home is secure?

Whether you are moving into a new home or you’ve been in the same house for years, regular security checks are vital for keeping your home secure. Do you know what locks your doors have? Who has keys to your house? Are you advertising your home to possible burglars?...

Do you need master keys for your business?

Do you need master keys for your business?

What are master keys? A master key is a key that can open multiple locks within a master key system. A master key system allows two or more keys to open one lock and provides different levels of access at each stage of the system’s hierarchy. This provides extra...

How does CCTV installation work?

How does CCTV installation work?

Installing CCTV ensures that nobody can approach or gain access to your property without your knowledge and permission. What are the benefits of CCTV installation? CCTV offers numerous security benefits, from reducing your insurance premium to deterring criminals....

How much does it cost to change locks?

How much does it cost to change locks?

Need to change your locks but unsure how much it’s going to cost you? Read our handy guide to get an idea of what you’ll need to set aside to secure your building.