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Be Prepared for Rising Metal Theft Crime

Thursday 14th January 2021

Be Prepared for Rising Metal Theft Crime

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.


The Positives of Lockdown

Thursday 7th January 2021

The Positives of Lockdown

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.


Roller Barrier Meeting USA Demand

Wednesday 25th November 2020

Roller Barrier Meeting USA Demand

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.


Essential Tools for Border Security and Customs

Thursday 19th November 2020

Essential Tools for Border Security and Customs

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.


Big Boy Motorcycle Ground Anchor Available Now

Friday 23rd October 2020

Big Boy Motorcycle Ground Anchor Available Now

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.


How Our Customers Use Their Tote Trays

Friday 11th September 2020

How Our Customers Use Their Tote Trays

Our versatile tote trays are familiar to many people from airport security checks where they are used to contain traveller’s personal belongings while undergoing security screening before embarcation. But there are now many more environments in which our wonderfully versatile tote trays are relied upon. Tote trays are often subjected to heavy-duty usage but our customers know they can rely on the quality of our products and our tote trays are built to withstand the rigours of frequent daily use.


Big Boy Ground Anchor Achieves Sold Secure Motorcycle Diamond

Thursday 3rd September 2020

Big Boy Ground Anchor Achieves Sold Secure Motorcycle Diamond

Insight Security is proud to announce that our Big Boy Motorcycle Ground Anchor has achieved the coveted and highly stringent Sold Secure Motorcycle Diamond certification, the highest possible motorcycle rating, making it a leader in the field of motorbike security. Designed and developed here at Insight Security, this is an exceptional achievement from the team who have used their combined experience and expertise to develop and refine the Big Boy ground anchor, enabling it to withstand the most arduous, destructive testing from the Sold Secure test laboratories.


Don’t Let Burglary Ruin Your Staycation

Thursday 20th August 2020

Don’t Let Burglary Ruin Your Staycation

New research highlights how the uncertainty around COVID-19 alongside fears of becoming stranded abroad has led to the majority (83%) of British holidaymakers saying they would prefer to take their vacations in the UK. This change has driven a huge increase in staycations and the trend looks set to continue into 2021.

There is one guaranteed way that a family staycation will be ruined and that’s to receive a call from the police telling you that your home has been burgled. You will immediately need to return home to assess what’s missing and possibly any damage that may have been caused. We have previously provided some guidance on home security but it’s worth considering exactly how burglars identify and choose their targets so that you can take effective precautions before going on holiday and avoid becoming a staycation crime statistic.


Great Customer Service Brings Business Success

Friday 14th August 2020

Great Customer Service Brings Business Success

Anniversaries and birthdays are important occasions for us all and here at Insight Security we are about to reach a very significant milestone. Our business was started by our managing director, Ivor Blatchford, way back in 1990 and in September the company reaches the ripe old age of 30 years. The success of Insight Security has been underpinned by one key business attribute and that’s the established Customer first ethos to provide practical, actionable and impartial advice to anyone needing it, totally free of charge. Always putting the customer first is a fundamental aspect of our business foundation and this approach has helped many thousands of customers successfully overcome their security and safety challenges. Our customers know that whenever they need help and advice all they need do is give us a call or drop us an email and they always get the best quality advice without being pushed to place an order.


Increase in Rural Crime Strengthens Need for Security

Thursday 6th August 2020

Increase in Rural Crime Strengthens Need for Security

In our previous post addressing Rural and Farming Security Challenges it was noted that rural crime has changed from opportunist theft of maybe a few tools to organised crime gangs specifically targeting high end farm machinery and livestock. The latest 2020 rural crime report from NFU Mutual acknowledges that we are living in challenging times for the countryside and the farming industry. The COVID-19 pandemic initially appeared to have driven a reduction in rural theft, but more recently there are signs that thieves have become more active and better organised.

 


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