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It’s showtime

We’re off on our travels this summer and are looking forward to greeting customers old and new.

 

The Security Services Group’s team are taking to the road to showcase the latest security products.

 

Our, state-of-the-art show trailer will be at summer shows and fairs in Staffordshire, Shropshire and Cheshire.

 

We’d love you to come and join us as we demonstrate the latest equipment to help protect your home.

 

While many homes and businesses now have a burglar alarm, there are many sophisticated products available should you need extra security.

 

Business crime in both the town and countryside remains a major concern. The Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce say there is a crime every hour against businesses in the county and it is no secret that criminals are looking to target farms and equestrian yards, stealing high value machinery and livestock.

 

We will be showcasing our products at nine events this summer; everyone who visits our stand is in with a chance of winning a children’s tractor and trailer, and for every survey undertaken you can claim one of our goodie bags.

 

The show programme begins with the Shropshire County Agricultural Show at The Greenhous West Mids Showground, Shrewsbury on 27th May.

 

The full programme is:

Shropshire County Agricultural Show – 27th May

Staffordshire County Show – 31st May & 1st June

The Royal Cheshire County Show – 20th & 21st June

Newport Show – 8th July

The Nantwich Show – 26th July

The Leek District Show – 29th July

Burwarton Show – 3rd August

The Oswestry Show – 5th August

The Midland Game and Country Fair – 16th & 17th September

 

We’d love to see you!

Security Wise Win Tender for Telford and Wrekin Council!

Security Wise Ltd are pleased to announce their successful bid for a 3 year servicing and response maintenance of intruder alarms, fire alarms, disable refuge, CCTV, nurse call systems and door access for approximately 130 sites for Telford and Wrekin Council.

“We were extremely pleased to hear that we would continue to support Telford and Wrekin Council” said Melissa Palmer, General Manager.

Shelley Bourne, Contracts Manager for Telford and Wrekin Council announced the good news, commenting

“Congratulations on winning this contract, I look forward to working with you over the coming years”.

Security Wise will attend in excess of 340 systems until 2020.

Ensuring your automated gates adhere to the latest standards

Hearing all too often in the news about accidents and tragic deaths of children where automated gates were in place made Security Wise Ltd question their duty to existing and perspective customers about the laws surrounding automated gates.

 

The laws state that every new powered gate, when it is put into service, must comply with the European Machinery Directive (2006/42/EC), especially the Directive’s Essential Health and Safety Requirements, be CE marked and accompanied by a Declaration of Conformity.  So we sent our Engineering Supervisor, Jamie Wilson along to Sutton-in-Ashfield to attend the a course on Gate Safety.

 

Ran by DHF (Door and Hardware Federation), the course took place over two days and focused on technical and practical safety procedures. The DHF Gate Safety Diploma covers all aspects of gate safety from initial risk assessment through to force testing. After passing with flying colours we are now pleased to say that Jamie is fully conversant with all relevant safety regulations and can issue a Declaration of Conformity.

 

If you already have gates which require a risk assessment or would like a quote for new, call us on 01743 450222 and we can arrange for Jamie to come and discuss your requirements with you.

Security Wise Supply ITC With System For Hub

Security Wise Ltd have donated and installed a new security system at, Shrewsbury Town in the Community’s, new Community Hub.

The installation within the hub is comprehensive ensuring protection is in place within all areas of the premises and external doors.

Benn Jarvis, Sales Manager for Security Wise Ltd, said: “We are happy to help such a worthy local based project.”

“The Honeywell system installed is top of the range, and is just a small representation of the services we provide, as we don’t just install intruder alarms, but CCTV, access control and fire alarm systems to name just a few.”

Shrewsbury Town in the Community manager Jamie Edwards said: “Security Wise is another example of the community spirit shown by local businesses towards the new hub.”

“We can’t thank Benn and the staff at Security Wise enough for installing the security system.”

Security Wise Staff Help a Deserving Family in Rural Hopesay in the Shropshire Hills

Top 10 Tips for Home Security 2017

1. Always lock the door and close the windows when you go out, even if you’ll only be out for a short time.

2. All external doors should have 3 locking points. Mortice locks will add considerable strength to your door.

3. Don’t leave spare keys outside or in a garage or shed. Keep garden sheds and garages locked.

4. Keep car and garage keys out of sight in the house.

5. Don’t leave window and door keys in their locks.

6. Always draw your curtains at night and make sure valuable items cannot be easily seen from outside.

7. Use timers for lights and radios if you will be out of the house overnight. They create the impression that someone is at home.

8. Visible burglar alarms, good lighting and security lighting act as deterrents. Particularly ensure that recessed areas and doorways have good security lighting. Make sure that lights don’t disturb your neighbours and that alarm systems have the obligatory 20 minute cut off.

9. Make sure that garden tools or ladders that could be used for force entry into your home are not left lying around.

10. Make sure that any security improvements you make to your house don’t prevent you from getting out as quickly as possible in case of fire.

Reining-in the rise in equine crime

Rosy mornings plodding around the paddock with your equine friend may seem like an idealistic lifestyle but to those who own horses, there is a danger lurking in the horizon.

In the last few years crimes against the equine has sharply risen, says insurer NFU Mutual, with claims on equine insurance tripling in the year 2012 and continuing to rise ever since. What is even more frightening about these attacks is that the criminals have no bounds. Not only are they stealing the equipment or horses, they are also vandalising the property itself, leaving horse owners devastated.

With tack and horse boxes accounting for 60% of claims on insurance, horse owners are right to feel threatened. Horses may be a huge emotional investment, but they are also an expensive one and of those who have found themselves a victim of these crimes, many have discovered that they have under-insured their property too.

Despite many rural communities making movements against these crimes with Horse Watch Schemes, it is not enough. Nothing is more effective in protecting your equine interest than investing in better personal security. By seeking out the newest generation of surveillance and access systems, you will sleep easier knowing that you’re saddling up against the rise of equine crime.

In spearheading our own campaign against equine crime, The Security Services Group are continuously looking for the latest innovations in security technology, in the hope of keeping horse owners ahead of the ever changing game of the crime underworld.

Of course, fitting the latest CCTV systems is only one of the many services we offer in the protection against these rural criminals. There is also Biometric Access Control granting restrictions to desired areas, infrared beam protection and gates or barriers, all of which are designed to out-wit and catch out the most accomplished criminal.

Although we want to believe we will never be a victim of such attacks, waiting idly will only allow the crime statistics to increase. Until we can see a significant decline in claims on insurance by taking personal measures against equine crimes, the country side will continue to be haunted by a menace that costs the country’s horse owners millions of pounds a year on insurance claims.

Don’t let the next victim be you. If you want more information, or need help on improving your equine security, call a member of our team today on 0800 0194 261 for advice.

Fire Safety – In the workplace, who is responsible?

It’s a disturbing fact that the business industry suffers devastating fires every year. Damage and destruction by fire can take place in minutes and carries with it the added risk of personal injury.

Is your workplace protected? Do you and your employees know who to ask, where to go and what to do to ensure peace of mind?

In England and Wales, if you’re an employer, owner, landlord or occupier of business or other non-domestic premises, you’re responsible for fire safety and are known as the ‘responsible person’.

As the responsible person you must:

  • carry out a fire risk assessment of the premises and review it regularly
  • tell staff or their representatives about the risks you’ve identified
  • put in place, and maintain, appropriate fire safety measures
  • plan for an emergency
  • provide staff information, fire safety instruction and training

Non-domestic premises are:

  • all workplaces and commercial premises
  • all premises the public have access to
  • the common areas of multi-occupied residential buildings

What you need to know   As an employer, owner or landlord, there’s lots you need to know, such as what equipment to have, the type of system best suited to your employees and your premises and you’ll need to have any equipment properly installed, tested and maintained and train your staff to use them if necessary. You must also carry out regular checks to make sure that:

  • all fire alarm systems are working
  • the emergency lighting is working
  • you record any faults in systems and equipment
  • all escape routes are clear and the floor is in good condition
  • all fire escapes can be opened easily
  • automatic fire doors close correctly
  • fire exit signs are in the right place

Bearing all of the above in mind, there’s a lot to take on board, so by way of helping you understand the laws the Security Services Group are going to run a series of seminars over the next 12 months on Fire Safety in the Workplace; so watch this space for further information!