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June 29, 2015

Is Your School Safe From Intruders?

By AAI Security

The security of children left in the care of educational facilities has long been a point of contention for many, with parents expecting a certain standard of safety as a given. As such, OFSTED have created a set of guidelines to determine security levels when carrying out inspections of schools nationwide, and there are a number of steps that educational facilities are expected to take in order to increase physical security throughout their premises. School Safety While some schools may have a little trouble in keeping their students in, it’s protecting them from intruders that will always be the bigger concern….

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June 4, 2015

What is IFSEC: IFSEC International 2015

By AAI Security

Staying on top of the latest developments, whether new technologies or changes to legislation, is vital for those involved in the security industries. This is what makes events such as IFSEC International so important, offering an opportunity for security experts to come together to share ideas. What is IFSEC? Starting life over 40 years ago as a means of encouraging excellence and innovation throughout the industry, IFSEC International (along with its sister event FIREX International) is the biggest of event of its kind worldwide, regularly attracting in excess of 30,000 visitors over its three days. Covering all aspects of the security…

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May 22, 2015

Social Media: Security Dangers

By AAI Security

With the various social media platforms that are prevalent among us all today, from Facebook to Instagram to Twitter, it is becoming more and more common for us to share our movements without a second thought. Many are under the false impression that their seemingly throwaway musings are being read by a couple of friends and no one else. This is the dangerous misconception of online anonymity: that your personal information, however trivial, might put you at risk if it falls into the wrong hands. Home Security Risks One obvious example of this is the threat it poses to home security….

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May 16, 2015

Crime Movies Filmed in London

By AAI Security

For centuries, London has had a rich history of crime which has been heavily documented in just about every medium. Many movies have taken gritty inspiration from London’s criminal underworld, and what better way to portray the murky goings-on than capturing the city in person? In this piece, we’re taking a look at some crime movies set and filmed on location in London. Brannigan (1975) John Wayne plays Chicago-based detective Jim Brannigan, tasked with recovering American crime-lord, Ben larkin (John Vernon), who is being held in London. Before Wayne can successfully extract his target, Larkin is kidnapped, leaving it to Wayne…

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May 5, 2015

The Dangers of Traditional Lock and Key Security

By AAI Security

The phrase “under lock and key” means to keep safe and secure, but it is one that perhaps needs updating somewhat.   Locks have provided properties with an element of protection from intruders for hundreds of years, combining simple and effective design with relatively inexpensive production costs. However, the lock and key system has never been completely safe, with the threat of forced entry or picked locks forever present. So just what are the dangers of traditional lock and key security? Lock Risks Unless they are high security models, any lock is vulnerable to being opened by a professional. In fact,…

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April 17, 2015

Security Steps that all Businesses should Take

By AAI Security

Nothing disrupts business quite like a break-in or a fire. While it may not be an immediate financial issue, so long as correct insurance cover is in place, the impact can have serious negative consequences. With the potential for immeasurable loss or damage of equipment, stock, furniture, access points and more, operations could be halted for a considerable amount of time. This could mean a significant loss of business in some cases, with months or years of hard work undone by a single incident. There are steps that all organisations can and should take to provide even a basic level of…

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April 10, 2015

15 Hollywood Blockbusters That Feature Security Surveillance

By AAI Security

Security surveillance has long been a cornerstone of media, being central to the plot of many films and books. Whether it’s used to catch long-standing criminals, as a tool of personal justice, or more, you won’t see many movies nowadays that don’t feature security surveillance in some form. In this article, we’re taking a look at 15 of the highest grossing Hollywood blockbusters to prominently feature security surveillance. Furious 7 Box Office: $1.516 billion While most of the action is focused on behind-the-wheel stunts, the Furious team are tasked with recovering a powerful surveillance system dubbed ‘God’s Eye’. The system can…

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March 24, 2015

What is a PIR Sensor and How does it Work?

By AAI Security

The PIR detection technology involved in security systems has changed over the years, with top manufacturers constantly finding new and innovative ways to sense the presence of intruders. One of the most successful to date is the PIR sensor method found in many of the burglar alarm systems installed in domestic and commercial properties alike. But what is a PIR Sensor? And what makes them so effective? What is a PIR Sensor? PIR (passive infrared) sensors utilise the detection of infrared that is radiated from all objects that emit heat. This type of emission is not visible to the human eye,…

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March 12, 2015

How to Avoid False Fire Alarms

By AAI Security

While they are unquestionably a lifesaving addition to any property, not to mention a legal requirement, automatic fire alarms and smoke detectors are sometimes prone to sounding through error – a false alarm. This is not only annoying to those living or working on the premises, it can also be dangerous if it is a regular occurrence, leading to a “boy who cried wolf” scenario whereby future alarms are not taken seriously by staff or residents. It’s estimated that the London Fire Brigade attends a false alarm every ten minutes, leading to huge amounts of time and money wasted (approximately £37…

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February 24, 2015

London’s Most Burgled Towns

By AAI Security

With crime statistics so readily available, it’s often quite easy to discover how your area ranks compared to the national average for things like vandalism, street crime and burglary. While the figures may not always reflect your own personal experience, increased crime can have a negative impact on a number of factors, including property prices and the safety of your home and belongings.   Dagenham and Redbridge postcode of RM8 has come out on top as the the UK’s most burgled area. Despite Manchester leading the way in terms of burglary numbers for many years, a recent survey by MoneySuperMarket has…

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