DPA May 2018

  ABM Fire & Security Ltd likes to keep in touch with all issue relevant to our industry and keep our clients both compliant and at the cutting edge of technology available to them. In May 2018 there will be changes to the Data Protection Act (DPA) with regards to CCTV.  We have highlighted the […]

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Is Your Home Secure This Winter?

Burglar Alarms

As the winter months are closing in, how secure is your home? Crime statistics show that burglaries during the winter months increases by up to 26%. It would appear that the shorter days offer more opportunities for criminals to work under the natural cover of darkness, with events such as bonfire night covering the sound […]

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CCTV In The Workplace

CCTV

The demand for cctv security cameras in the workplace continues to rise. More than half of UK employers use some form of surveillance equipment in the workplace. These cctv cameras are intended to protect both the employer and employee. They can provide round the clock surveillance, which can be used to protect assets and provide […]

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DIY Home Security

Remote Monitoring

With social media and website such as Pinterest and HGTV ever growing in popularity, there has been an increase in do-it-yourself ventures. Home security is no exception. When it comes to home security monitoring, going the DIY route can put you and your family at increased risk. Equipment Placement Concerns More and more security companies […]

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Do Your Emergency Lights Comply With Legislation?

Emergency Lighting

Ensure your emergency lights comply with legislation Understanding the legislation which covers commercial emergency lighting systems can be daunting. Here we will take a look at how managers can ensure their businesses are compliant with this legislation. There are many forms of legislation covering the implementation and maintenance of emergency lights in business and commercial […]

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Smoke And Fire Alarms

Fire Alarms

The importance of Smoke Alarms Do you have a smoke alarm in your home? Do you get it checked regularly? Underneath I have listed statistics put together from 2013-2014 about house fires, fatalities and smoke alarms. Fire and Rescue Services in Great Britain attended 212,500 fires in 2013-14, continuing the generally downward trend of the […]

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How Secure Is Your Shed?

Burglar Alarms

Last month a local newspaper reported that almost £1,500 worth of gardening tools were stolen from a shed in Elmley Lovett. The burglars are believed to have removed the screws from the hinges of the door. It’s easy for us to forget about the shed at the bottom of our garden however, many contain items […]

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Physical Security Procedures For Business

CCTV

Physical security issues are not just a concern for large companies. A small business needs a solid plan to protect it’s physical assets from both employees and outsiders. The security plan should also focus on keeping all staff members safe. Begin with an inspection and evaluate the current physical environment and procedures to determine the […]

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Best Security Systems

Network Security

Best Types of Security Systems There are a wide range in types of security systems, with each system having special features that set it apart from its competitors. When comparing security systems, it’s important to consider these three categories: Monitoring: the means by which the system communicates with its monitoring centre. Installation: the method of […]

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Burglary Prevention Advice

Burglar Alarms

Burglary is a very serious crime where the effects are felt for a long time after the possessions have been replaced. There are many quick and simple solutions you can implement to deter burglars at your property for free, or little cost. Please take a look at the Met police website for lots of advice […]

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