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Tuesday 23rd February 2021
Insight Security is very proud to be supporting the Brighton COVID-19 vaccination centre at the Brighton Centre by supplying 8 x Garrett PD6500i walkthrough metal detector arches for security screening. Residents and health care staff have been receiving their immunisation injections since January 25th when the vaccination centre, the largest in Sussex, officially opened.
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.
Friday 12th February 2021
Our property boundaries and fences are, for most of us, the first line of defence against unwanted intruders. To keep people and animals out we might want to erect higher fences, heighten existing fencing or maybe install anti-climb devices. Garden fences are a well known cause of disputes between neighbours so in this post we aim to clarify the UK laws regarding garden fencing and provide some guidance that will hopefully help maintain good neighbourly relations.
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.
Wednesday 16th December 2020
With around 40,000 motorcycle thefts each year throughout England and Wales motorbike owners need to understand that there’s around a 3.3% chance your bike will be stolen some time over the next 12 months. And if you live in London or another metropolitan area then the risk of becoming a victim of motorcycle theft is much higher. It has been estimated, based on recent crime figures, that the odds of having your motorcycle stolen in London are as high as 12%.
Thursday 10th December 2020
In September 1999 the Mars Climate Orbiter, after taking almost 10 months to travel to Mars, broke into pieces and burned up. The cause of this disaster was found to have been a failure to use the correct units. The software controlling the Orbiter’s thrusters had calculated the force they needed to exert in pounds but a second piece of software assumed the correct metric unit, ‘newtons per square metre’ had been used. The standard practice for space missions, to convert all units to metric, had not been carried out by the contractor, Lockheed Martin Astronautics in Colorado, which, like the rest of the U.S. used English, imperial measurements.
Thursday 3rd December 2020
Christmas 2020 is not too far away and what a year it’s been. While it’s wonderful to hear about COVID-19 vaccines becoming imminently available, they aren’t with us just yet. So while we would all love to spend the festive season with our families and loved ones, for many this will not be possible. Luckily, the internet allows us to stay in touch while safely keeping our distance and online shopping continues to be a lifeline to get the essentials we all need with minimal risk. In this post we’re highlighting a handful of products available from our store that make ideal gifts. If you want to show someone that you care about them, there is no better way than to give them a gift that will help keep them and their valuables safe and secure.
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