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Fire Alarm Testing: How Often Do You Test Yours?

Regular testing is a legal requirement ...

You hope you never hear your fire alarm go off in an emergency, but if you do, you need to know that you can rely on it. As well as maintenance, regular fire alarm testing gives peace of mind ...

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Fire Resistant Cable Supports In Escape Routes

Does your wiring comply with IET Wiring Regulations?

The IET Wiring Regulations (17th Edition) came into effect on 1st July 2015. It includes a requirement that all wiring in escape routes shall have fire resistant supports ...

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The Art Of Properly Engineered Solutions

We've got all the bases covered ...

When asked for generic fire, security and infrastructure solutions by our customers, we always offer them a properly engineered solution rather than something in a box, off the shelf ...

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Do You Understand How Vulnerable Your Business Is?

Another major cyberattack reported ...

I recently blogged about the Internet of Things and how vulnerable devices can be. This week, I heard about another Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack on a company called Dyn ...

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Wireless Vs Cabled Connections

Or a mix of both?

In today's dynamic economy, businesses are finding new and interesting locations to set up in. But this brings with it a dilemma. Should they go wireless or install cabled connections?

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Domains: Who Controls Your Website And Email URLs?

Make sure you can trust them ...

We have a customer who has fallen out with their Internet Service Provider over some billing for services not provided. They decided to change ISP, however, this has caused a major problem ...

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What To Do In The Event Of A Fire Alarm Failure

There are many things you need to consider ...

There are rare occasions when your fire alarm may not be available to protect your premises. This may be due to scheduled maintenance, a power cut or an actual fire alarm failure ...

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Spoofed Email Transfer Requests: A Dangerous Type Of Fraud

Learn from my own experience ...

Recently, our financial controller received an email, purporting to come from me, requesting a bank transfer. It showed my email address and our financial controller requested further details ...

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How To Get The Best Pictures Out Of Your CCTV Camera

You can't manufacture the detail later ...

If you want to get the best image from your CCTV camera, good lighting and having enough detail in the picture to start with is important, because you can't manufacture the detail later ...

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Fire Safety: Have You Checked Your Fire Doors Recently?

You could potentially receive a massive fine ...

Although the majority of businesses take fire safety very seriously, there are a number of companies out there who have been fined hundreds of thousands of pounds for fire safety defects ...

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Do You Have A Thorough CCTV Policy?

Does it comply with legislation?

There are many reasons a company will install a Closed Circuit Television system. Did you know that from a data protection perspective, you need to have a thorough and detailed CCTV policy?

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Why Fire And Intruder Alarm Systems Maintenance Is Essential

And why your maintainer needs to be UKAS accredited ...

If you have a fire detection and intruder alarm, you should have a current maintenance contract with a 'competent' alarm system maintenance company for at least the next six months ...

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