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Wednesday 31st March 2021
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.
Thursday 18th February 2021
Vandalism, metal theft and security challenges at our valuable heritage sites and museums have prompted police forces and security professionals to remind people of what they need to do to keep their properties safe. Many of our museums, galleries and other public buildings are understaffed due to the COVID-19 pandemic making them attractive targets for thieves. And the cost of burglaries from these valuable institutions, combined with the impact of the pandemic, can potentially be disastrous.
Wednesday 3rd February 2021
Rooftop mounted solar panels are everywhere these days as businesses and homeowners strive to use sustainable solar technology to generate the electrical power we all need. Solar energy is a clean, efficient power source which is exactly what’s required to combat climate change. But solar panels are not only an excellent, sustainable source of energy, they are also recognised by birds as effective shelters and nesting spaces which is becoming an increasingly challenging problem.
Thursday 28th January 2021
With over 3,500 different steel types to choose from, it’s hardly surprising that “what is the best type of steel” is such a frequently asked question. Unfortunately there is no simple answer as it primarily depends on the application the steel is required for. In this post we look at the differences between various primary steel types along with what they are typically used for.
Thursday 21st January 2021
The earliest known locking mechanism was discovered by archaeologists in Iraq, dating from around 4000 B.C. So we are all very familiar with traditional locks and keys, using them every day around our homes, our vehicles and our workplaces. But in recent years, advances in communications technologies have enabled the development of what are called ‘smart locks’, introducing a whole new chapter world of lock technology. In this post we look at what smart locks are, key aspects of the types that exist and whether they are as safe as their traditional counterparts.
Thursday 14th January 2021
The cost and impact of metal theft is once again in the news after four men were sentenced to a total of over 19 years in prison for stealing lead from more than 20 churches across the UK between 2018 and 2020. Specialist insurer Ecclesiastical has estimated the cost impact of these thefts to have been over £2 million due to the damage caused to targeted countryside churches. The insurer’s risk management team is encouraging churches to take precautions to avoid becoming crime victims.
Thursday 7th January 2021
The ongoing Coronavirus pandemic is changing the world forever. Previous epidemics, such as the 1918 flu pandemic and the bubonic plague in the 14th century, had enormous consequences and this latest pandemic is now impacting all our social, political and economic systems. But, while it’s important to acknowledge and remain aware of the tragedies that COVID-19 has brought for many people, there are plenty of positives and benefits that provide a more optimistic outlook than much of our doom-laden news.
Wednesday 25th November 2020
We’ve said it before and we’re happy to say it again - we are immensely proud of our Roller Barrier anti climb system, designed and developed by anti-climb experts here at Insight Security and manufactured by us in the UK. Roller Barrier is now widely used around the world, safely and non-aggressively preventing people from climbing where they are not supposed to.
Thursday 19th November 2020
The European open border policy, introduced by the Schengen Agreement in 1985, has undeniably been a great benefit to both the movement of people and free trade. But Brexit means that everything is about to change. Regardless of whether or not a trade agreement is reached, the UK will leave the single market and the customs union on the 31st December. The British Border Force along with HM Customs and Excise face significant challenges to keep people and goods moving in and out of the UK while at the same time maintaining a high level of security. Additional visa requirements will mean more immigration checks at air and sea ports and it’s estimated that the number of customs declarations with increase enormously from 60 million to 300 million a year.
Friday 23rd October 2020
Back in September 2020 we proudly announced that our Big Boy Motorcycle Ground Anchor, designed and developed by our in-house team, had achieved the highest possible Sold Secure Motorcycle Diamond certification. Skilled test engineers at the Sold Secure laboratories subjected the device to arduous, destructive testing using a variety of attack techniques and tools. Their results demonstrate that our Big Boy Motorcycle Ground Anchor is by far the best available today and this latest blog post announces the availability of this outstanding security product from our store.
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