That’s right, it’s that time of year where community bonfire nights get planned in, bringing crowds together to watch the sky light up with incredible firework displays. Whilst many of us simply wrap up warm, grab a cup of hot chocolate and pay our entry ticket, there are always a select few who have their own ideas. In fact, there are a lot of rules and regulations surrounding the use of fireworks, and rightly so – they’re explosives after all!
2 November 2018
Halloween is almost here, and that means trick or treating, pumpkin carving and dressing up! But did you also know that Halloween sees crime levels increase across the country? That’s right, it seems some people see dressing up for Halloween as an excellent excuse to hide their face with a whimsical mask in order to commit crimes.
29 October 2018
Firework displays really are a great way to get the local community together. It means wrapping up warm with scarves and gloves, putting on an extra pair of socks and making sure your phone is fully charged ready to take spectacular photos of the fireworks! Bonfire night is a brilliant excuse to meet up with friends and family, getting a hot chocolate from a food van and maybe even a cheeky hotdog too. Local firework events really are great, but they also require a security presence as there is potential for a lot to go wrong if security isn’t taken seriously.
29 October 2018
A recent article from Security Magazine got our attention this week, titled, ‘Security Robots on Patrol’. Naturally, we wanted to read on, and it goes on to say that due to staffing issues, an American firm decided to explore the opportunity of utilising a robot to assist security officers with their job duties. AI, artificial intelligence, is particularly popular at the moment, especially in the private sector, so it was only a matter of time before robots appeared in the security industry.
22 October 2018
No matter how hard you try to protect your building from unauthorised access, it’s inevitable that sometimes people will ‘slip through the net’. This security breach could be minor, or it could result in a potentially dangerous situation for your staff.
How can unauthorised access happen?
9 October 2018
Nights are getting darker, and that can mean people start to feel a little more vulnerable. Maybe your walk from the bus stop to your front door is now shrouded in darkness? Perhaps you find yourself rummaging around in your handbag for your house keys for a few minutes each evening, and now it’s harder than ever to find them without daylight to help! Maybe, with Christmas party season fast approaching, you’re already expecting to walk through town alone at night to the venue?
Even if you’re not bothered at all walking alone at night, it’s certainly worth paying extra attention to your surroundings if you find yourself alone once the sun has gone down. Our security guards are highly trained in personal safety, so we wanted to put together 10 top tips for keeping you safe and alert should you find yourself on your own ‘after hours’.
5 October 2018