access control systems

How to Choose the Right Access Control System for your Commercial Premises

Access control systems are a great way for companies to control who can enter their building or a specific area within the building itself. However, choosing the right access control system for your commercial premises can seem like a daunting task. With so many different variations and uses, how do you choose the correct access…

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Cheshire Hotelier Fined £5000 and Sentenced to 12 Months in Prison after Fire Safety Breaches

The owner of the Main Top Hotel on Mersey Road in West Bank, Widnes, was sentenced at Liverpool Crown Court on 28 April after pleading guilty to nine breaches of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. William Scott Anthony Hanson, of Cooper Street, Widnes, was brought charges after being served a Prohibition Notice following…

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The Importance of a Fire Risk Assessment

By law, all organisations with 5 or more employees must complete an annual fire risk assessment to identify areas of risk within their operation and premises. However, fire risk assessments are more than simply a box-ticking exercise; their findings are of vital importance to the safety of your employees and premises. At Lee Security, we’ve…

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How to Keep Your Business Safe Over Summer

As the summer season arrives and we all look forward to trips away and leaving work promptly to enjoy the early evening sun, it’s important to think about the increased security risks that the summertime can potentially bring to your business. Here’s some useful tips on how to keep your business safe over the summer.…

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Graded vs ungraded security alarms

Grades are important – they let us know how qualified something is and whether or not we should trust an individual, a business or a product with our money. When it comes to your home security intruder alarms, it’s even more vital to ensure you’re getting quality service from a quality product and, while unbiased…

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5 fire hazards to avoid in your workplace

The workplace is where we spend roughly half of our waking lives. It’s also typically a hub that sees dozens, hundreds or even thousands of people passing through at all times of the day and night. In such an environment, there are always going to be safety risks to consider and chief among them is…

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Intruder alarm trends for 2022

For most homes and place of work, a good intruder alarm is the bare minimum security solution. So millions of alarms are currently installed across the country, some utilising the latest in smart technology and other many years or even decades old. It’s predicted that as many as one in four households will have an…

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5 ways to prevent fire in a warehouse or factory

Fire can be utterly devastating to a business and put its employees at serious risk. And while fire is certainly a potential problem for all working environments it poses more of a threat in a factory or warehouse. Here, fire poses not only a risk to business assets but also to workers’ lives. There are…

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What happens to your security system during a power cut?

There are few things in life more frustrating than a power cut. It always seems to happen at the most inopportune moments – when we’ve just settled in for a night of Netflix or when the baby has just dropped off to sleep. But aside from the inconvenience of having your night ruined, when the…

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Do physical and cybersecurity need to converge?

In recent years, there has been so much made of the need for increased cybersecurity that, for many, physical security has become something of secondary concern. The fact of the matter is, however, that they might not actually be completely separate entities for long. Indeed, there are already signs of convergence happening, with many modern physical…

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You’re covered – The benefits of a security maintenance contract

There are few inconveniences as inconvenient as dealing with downtime when it comes to our security systems. If the security system is out of commission then it’s not only going to be incredibly disruptive while you sort the problem but it leaves your business open to potential criminal threats. Hours can be spent finding the…

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What does the copper-line cut-off mean for your business security system?

The humble landline is probably something we don’t pay much attention to in this age of 5G and fibre optic broadband. But for many people, it’s still a literal lifeline and in 4 years, that lifeline is quite literally going to be cut off. At the end of 2025, the old copper lines that have been…

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