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How to Avoid Selection Bias

Thursday 6th May 2021

How to Avoid Selection Bias

Studies have shown that humans are simply incapable of making unbiased, random choices. For example, when people are asked to choose random numbers more will tend to select odd numbers than even. Whether we like it or not, we are all susceptible to our biases and predispositions and in many significant scenarios these tendencies are entirely unacceptable.


Brighton Vaccination Centre Metal Detector Arch Update

Friday 23rd April 2021

Brighton Vaccination Centre Metal Detector Arch Update

As reported in our previous blog post, Insight Security is proud to be supporting the Brighton Centre based COVID-19 vaccination program by supplying essential security equipment. In February 2021, following weeks of intensive planning, the Brighton Centre opened its doors as a mass vaccination centre, becoming one of the first major national facilities established to combat the Coronavirus Pandemic.


How to Fasten Anything to Concrete or Masonry

Thursday 22nd April 2021

How to Fasten Anything to Concrete or Masonry

Sooner or later we all come across the need to firmly attach something to concrete, brick or masonry. Ground and wall anchors, for example, need to be firmly attached to something immovable like a wall or concrete floor. Even installing a simple washing line might mean attaching a pully to a property wall. In this post we cover the various options to consider when attaching something to concrete or masonry.


Roller Barrier for Long Term Anti Climb Protection

Thursday 15th April 2021

Roller Barrier for Long Term Anti Climb Protection

When investing in a robust anti climb solution it’s important to consider the product lifespan and how long the chosen system will last. We are often asked how long our Roller Barrier anti climb system will provide reliable anti climb protection, so in this post we’ve revisited (with the aid of Google Earth) a number of our early Roller Barrier installations which are continuing to provide reliable protection up to 15 years after first being installed.


Essential Low Cost Retail Security

Thursday 8th April 2021

Essential Low Cost Retail Security

The global pandemic has had an enormous impact on both convenience stores and retail outlets throughout the UK. Social distancing rules and new safe-working requirements have introduced restrictions which are, in many cases, likely to remain in place as the lockdown is eased. Reports have reflected how the closure of many retail (non grocery) stores resulted in a dramatic decrease in shoplifting. But it’s important to note that when some stores reopened in June 2020 they experienced a surge in theft and other crimes.


Why You Need a Ground Anchor

Wednesday 31st March 2021

Why You Need a Ground Anchor

Anchors have a long history. The earliest known anchors were simply rocks and many of these rock anchors have been discovered, dating back to the Bronze age. The ancient Greeks used a variety of anchoring systems including baskets of stones, sand-filled sacks and even logs filled with lead. The availability of Iron enabled development of what is widely recognised as the traditional, fluted form of anchor which is known to have been used by the Romans in the 1st century and the Vikings in the 10th. The anchor became viewed as a symbol representing safety which was adopted by Christians as a representation of hope. In this post we examine security ground anchors which fundamentally perform the same function as the anchors used by our ancient forebears. They prevent something from being moved from it’s anchored position, keeping it safe and secure.


Roller Barrier Provides Intruder Defence for Academy Trust

Thursday 25th March 2021

Roller Barrier Provides Intruder Defence for Academy Trust

When Manor Multi Academy Trust needed an effective anti-climb solution to protect their Primary School against unwelcome intruders Roller Barrier provided exactly what was needed. James Rowden, Premises Manager for the Academy Trust, described how intruders were putting themselves at risk, by climbing onto rooftops, and then causing costly damage by breaking into the building via first floor windows. Insight Security worked closely with James to assess what was required and devise an effective solution that immediately solved the problem.


Bird Repellent Gel - Easy Installation

Wednesday 17th March 2021

Bird Repellent Gel - Easy Installation

Our ‘Bird Nesting Season’ extends from February until August although in reality some birds can start to nest earlier and beyond. The busiest nesting period in the UK is from the 1st March until the 31st August but this varies according to species and other factors. Many wild birds are therefore on the lookout for viable nesting sites where they can safely raise their young. All birds, along with their nests and eggs, are protected by law (Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981) making it an offence to intentionally kill, injure or take any wild bird, to take or destroy their nests or recklessly disturb wild birds or any nests containing eggs or young.


All About Washers and Why They Are Used

Wednesday 10th March 2021

All About Washers and Why They Are Used

Many fastenings involve the use of washers. But people often ask the questions: what are washers for and are they essential? In this post we aim to provide all the information you need on the subject of washers including how they are used, the various types that exist, the materials they are made from and the standards they are required to meet.


Police Forces Warn of Anticipated Increase in Bike Theft

Wednesday 3rd March 2021

Police Forces Warn of Anticipated Increase in Bike Theft

As optimism for the easing of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions grows, interest in Staycations is soaring. But police forces have warned that, as restrictions are lifted, bicycle thefts are also expected to increase. During 2020, overall bicycle theft dropped by around 16.3%, due to the impact of the pandemic. But sadly, cycle theft from key workers, during these difficult times, have actually increased. As people plan their staycations and dust off their bikes for the spring and summer it’s important to take adequate precautions to avoid becoming a victim of bicycle crime.


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