What Security do Construction Sites Need?

Sites that are under construction, particularly when in a public area or an area easily accessible by the public, are tremendously vulnerable and dangerous places, rife with potential dangers. These dangers not only concern the damage to, and stealing of contents from, the construction site, but also include the risk of harm to intruders and…

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Challenges of Securing Construction Sites

Just like any other commercial property, construction sites need to be protected. They also need to bet kept safe internally as well as protected from external threats. There is very little doubt that construction sites can be a dangerous place. Although some of the dangers around construction sites, such as the heavy construction equipment are…

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How to Prevent Burglars

Something all of us want in our home is to feel safe. No matter where you live, there are some steps that you can take to ensure the safety of you, your family or your housemates depending on your situation. The methods which are used by criminals to carry out burglaries on residential properties do…

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How do Monitored Alarm Systems Work?

Everyone wants to feel safe and have their property protected against deliberate or accidental damage. Having a monitored alarm system, be it a monitored intruder or smoke alarm, could well mean that you will be protecting yourself, your family and your property around the clock. For vacant properties, having a monitored alarm means squatters are…

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What is the Process for Evicting Squatters?

Squatter evictions in the UK are something which many property landlords and property owners will need to undertake at one point or another throughout their ownership of residential or commercial properties in the UK. However, not known by many, removing squatters from a property is sometimes more difficult than it perhaps should be. It is…

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The Dangers of Hazardous Waste

According to statistics from GOV.UK, on average  a staggering 4.3 million tonnes of hazardous waste was produced each year from 2010 to 2014. Unfortunately, this kind of waste cannot be disposed of in the same ways as you would other kinds of waste, for example, at your local tip or at a local recycling centre. Rather, it…

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Why is Fire-Proofing Important?

Each and every year, there are around 39,000 domestic fires that occur in the UK, with the majority of fires, as well as fire-related deaths, in England being in the home. Of these, around 88% were accidental, but many of them could have been avoidable. 30% of these domestic fires did not have a smoke…

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Why is Vacant Property Security Important?

Both residential and commercial properties left unsecured and unoccupied leave themselves at risk in a variety of ways. Potential risks include the elements [weather, unexpected flooding and so forth], trespassers on site or becoming vulnerable to other criminal activity. For example, in the UK, around 750,000 empty properties are vandalised each year, according to statistics…

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Internal Property Security Options

It has been reported that burglaries and theft rates have been soaring in certain parts of the UK, with the largest police force in the country (the Metropolitan Police) has recently released figures showing a 21 percent increase in these crimes. With these figures in mind and unsurprisingly, many are concerned about how they can…

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Want ‘Arnie’ Protecting Your Site from Thieves?

Or Samson, Scrappy, Karma, Zac, Tia or Arena? You’ve probably already gathered that the team above are not film stars, but stars in their own way, being the best-behaved security dogs (never throwing tantrums or toys out of prams) protecting some of the UK’s most vulnerable sites and properties. Secure Site (UK) Limited has just…