Business security

Fast Track – A Free GuardHome Service

– Posted in: After Care, Alarms, Business alarms, Business security, CCTV, Crime prevention, Customer Service, Electronic security, Fast Track, Fire alarms, Home alarms, Home security, Insurance, Security
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Every GuardHome system that we install is based on our professional in depth survey conducted with the home/business owner to ensure that the system is based on the requirements of the client. If you have suffered a burglary or there is another qualifying set of circumstances that we determine to be relevant, we will give [...]

Positioning Cameras

– Posted in: Business security, Car theft, CCTV, Crime prevention, Electronic security, Environmental, GuardHome News, Home security, Infra-red, IR cameras, Reliability, Security, surveillance

The physical positioning of cameras is a key aspect of good CCTV system design. All to often I see cameras positioned above doors looking straight down? All these are good for is to check for hair loss. Often these are positioned for ease of installation, rather than to achieve a specific objective. If you are [...]

CCTV Coverage

– Posted in: Burglaries, Business security, CCTV, Crime prevention, Electronic security, Employee, Privacy, Reliability, Security, surveillance, The Data Protection Act

When we are commissioned to install CCTV for a client we sit down with the client and discuss what they are looking for in terms of the coverage and detail that they expect from the CCTV system that we will install for them. This is a very important aspect of CCTV design and provides us [...]

Applying Proven Military Reliability Screening Techniques

– Posted in: After Care, Business security, CCTV, Environmental, IR cameras, Reliability, Security, Statistics, surveillance

Having spent more than 30 years in the demanding world of defence equipment, one of my most interesting roles was being responsible for front line equipment reliability. A British Army General once said to me that he didn’t want his troops to have to carry a single piece of equipment that didn’t work properly. So [...]

Attention To Detail – Does Your Alarm Company Clean Your Bell Box?

– Posted in: After Care, Alarm maintenance, Alarms, Burglaries, Business alarms, Business security, Customer Service, Electronic security, Environmental, Home alarms, Home security, Security, Statistics, Theft

A Clean Bell Box! This might seem a small insignificant point, but if you think about it, it is incredibly important! This is what Attention To Detail (ATD) is all about! When we install alarm systems we place a highly visible branded bell box (they haven’t contained bells for sometime but old habits die hard) usually [...]

An exciting new phase for GuardHome

– Posted in: After Care, Alarms, Burglaries, Business alarms, Business Development, Business security, CCTV, Crime prevention, Customer Service, Electronic security, Environmental, Fire alarms, Green Credentials, Home alarms, Home security, Insurance, Moving House, Security, Smoke detectors, surveillance, Theft
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This week is very exciting for us at GuardHome as it sees work starting on our new offices. After almost ten years  of running my business from a very cosy room in my home, I have decided we are sufficiently mature  to have our own offices. Some of the local residents may already have seen [...]

Who is coming onto your premises?

– Posted in: Burglaries, Business security, CCTV, Crime prevention, Home security, Security, surveillance, Theft
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Someone who wants to steal from your premises may first want to check out how good your security is. One way they may do that is to visit your premises to observe and check what you are doing to protect yourself. Is everyone entering your premises (both outside spaces and inside) there for legitimate reasons [...]

Reasonable Force?

– Posted in: Burglaries, Business alarms, Business security, Crime prevention, Electronic security, Home alarms, Home security, Reasonable Force, Security, Theft
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This week, at their party conference, the Conservative party announced that they were going to change the law to be more sympathetic to individuals who use force to defend their homes, families and possessions against burglars.   This is to be welcomed as it takes away the uncertainty that might otherwise occur if one is confronted [...]

CCTV – Part 3 Low light level cameras

– Posted in: Business security, CCTV, Electronic security, Home security, Infra-red, IR cameras, Security

In part one of this short series, we explored the workings of infra-red cameras and in the second part we looked at infra-red illuminators. In this final part we shall discuss low light level cameras. Modern cameras can provide perfectly good colour images in extremely low light levels. How often has a game of cricket [...]