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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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February 12, 2015

Why it’s Worthwhile to get CCTV for your Home

By AAI Security

There are a number of steps you can take to increase the level of security at your home, from alarms to access systems, keeping away opportunistic and professional thieves alike. CCTV is another such method for protecting your property – a particularly effective one at that. Being able to monitor your home brings a number of benefits, both as a deterrent to crime and as a method of collecting evidence should a crime take place. Residential CCTV While once thought of as the keep of commercial properties or big warehouses and industrial parks, CCTV has become more and more of a…

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January 28, 2015

What is the Likelihood of a Burglary at your Home?

By AAI Security

Crime statistics play an important role in many aspects of modern life; from the purchasing of new homes to the distribution of police and crime prevention budgets. With two primary measurements of crime levels available in the UK (official police statistics and estimations made by the annual Crime Survey for England and Wales), figures can often be manipulated to tell different stories. Current Crime Levels It is generally agreed that the level of crime has fallen steadily across the UK since a mid-1990s peak, with burglary among those to see a decline. The UK Crime Survey recorded a 32-year low in…

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January 19, 2015

Upgrade your Alarm System to DigiAir

By AAI Security

As the old philosophical question goes; if a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? Whichever side of the fence you sit in regards to that particular puzzler, it is indisputable that if a ‘bells only’ security alarm is triggered and no one can hear it, your property may well be vulnerable to intruders. Many businesses suffer this fate, with triggered alarms going unchecked for hours at a time through the night or the weekend. That’s why monitored alarms are so important for premises across the country, allowing for any…

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January 9, 2015

Is a Lock Enough?

By AAI Security

Securing any home or business against the threat of vandalism and theft is a priority for all property owners, and increasing the number of ways in which a building is protected is the best way to deter any unwanted intruders. Locks are a good place to start, and ensuring that you have the correct lock for your needs will go a long way towards putting off burglars. Often, particularly for those living or working in areas where crime levels are statistically high and the threat of a break-in is increased, simply fitting the property with a decent lock is sometimes not…

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December 16, 2014

What Type of Business Needs an Access Control System?

By AAI Security

Keeping businesses safe from unauthorised access is often at the forefront of employers’ minds, and being able to control who can come and go and in which areas goes a long way towards achieving this. Access Control Systems It’s not just secure locks, alarms and CCTV that can help to improve security; new technology can also play a key role, providing business owners and building managers with flexible, safe and efficient ways in which to grant access to specific areas within working premises. Whether a straightforward way of giving staff access to a main entrance without the need for an orthodox…

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December 8, 2014

London Survival Guide: Avoiding Theft & Burglary

By AAI Security

Living and working in one of the world’s most vibrant and bustling cities offers a wide variety of benefits, putting you or your business right in the heart of the action. However, as with all major urban environments, London has its fair share of problems when it comes to crime – not least from the threat of theft and burglary. This is reflected in related statistics from the region, compiled by the Metropolitan Police Service, which clearly show the dangers that are ever-present in boroughs across the capital. Almost 80,000 burglaries reported in London in the last 12 months Despite being…

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November 24, 2014

Fire Safety and Security: The Landlord’s Responsibilities

By AAI Security

It’s estimated that around 3.9 million people are currently renting homes in the UK – a figure that has risen from 2.2 million ten years ago. Whatever may be the reason for this, whether fluctuating house prices or growing personal debt, it has put more and more power in the hands of landlords. With so many now living in rented accommodation, regulation of the practices of landlords has never been more pertinent – particularly in regards to their responsibilities when it comes to fire safety and home security. Fire Safety Responsibilities The vast majority of a landlord’s responsibilities when it comes…

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