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Halo Smart Sensor enhanced with smoke detection

The HALO Smart Sensor has been enhanced recently with the addition of smoke detection. This recent firmware update means you could reduce the number of detectors you have within a building. Therefore schools that have installed…

Plans to tackle retail crime stalled by election call

Before the general election was announced the UK government bowed to pressure from the retail industry in April and said it would create a standalone criminal offence for assaulting retail workers. This followed a concerted campaign by trade…

New technologies: Be aware of data protection requirements

Advanced surveillance systems using new technologies have spread beyond simply cameras. This has implications for the data protection obligations of security system and CCTV operators. ICO identifies increased risk from the latest surveillance technologies The Information…

Leanne takes over role to support customers

Security Group customers may have heard a new voice at the end of the telephone recently arranging intruder alarm maintenance visits. This is because we have a new business administrator on the team, Leanne Gough. Leanne…

How can you detect vaping? Try the Halo Smart Sensor

With growing concern about the high numbers of young people vaping, and about illicit vapes, being able to detect vaping to protect air quality and the health of others within buildings is becoming more important. Importance…

Retailers call for more action to tackle crime in stores

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) Crime Survey 2024 Report published recently showed that between 1st September 2022 and 31st August 2023 the number of violent or abusive incidents against retail staff rose to 1,300 from almost…

What is a burglar alarm system?

A burglar alarm, or intruder alarm, system, is a security system that will protect your property from a break-in. A range of sensors, that can be placed externally and internally, will detect motion, and this will sound an…

HALO Smart Sensor: Helping schools tackle bad behaviour

Badly behaved pupils can seriously disrupt secondary schools and sometimes will damage school property. We can offer schools in Bristol and across the south-west a smart detection device that will pick up disruptive behaviour allowing staff…

Avigilon Unity Video 8: Smarter security

If you are in charge of security on a retail park, entertainment venue or large private property based in the south west of England then we are excited to offer you the latest version of Avigilon’s…

CCTV compliance: Lawfulness, fairness and transparency

If you are operating a surveillance or CCTV camera system, or you are considering installing a system, you need to be aware that any footage of people is classed as their personal data and you have a…