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Can you use your access control system to sign in and out your visitors and subcontractors?

Can you use your access control system to sign in and out your visitors and subcontractors?

Whether you have a corporate office, an industrial premise, or a multi-site workplace, managing visitors and subcontractors efficiently while ensuring robust security measures can be challenging. Traditional paper-based sign-in sheets and manual tracking methods can lead to ... read more

How to communicate with your staff about CCTV installation inside your workplace

How to communicate with your staff about CCTV installation inside your workplace

Here's a guide on how to start the essential communication with your employees about CCTV Installation inside of the workplace. As an employer, your top priority is ensuring the safety and wellbeing of your employees and your business premises. To achieve this, you may ... read more

Securing Your Business Premises for the Christmas holidays

Securing Your Business Premises for the Christmas holidays

Let's talk electronic security systems. As the Christmas break approaches, many businesses will be shutting down for an extended period. Other businesses, like retailers or restaurants are going to be super busy. Both instances need consideration when it comes to fire and ... read more

Unlocking the ABCs of intruder alarms

Unlocking the ABCs of intruder alarms

When it comes to safeguarding your business premises intruder alarms are your first line of defence. They work tirelessly around the clock to protect your property and people; the advances in technology over recent years have made a difference in deterrents to unwanted ... read more

Understanding Fire Door and Fire Exit requirements

Understanding Fire Door and Fire Exit requirements

In this blog we’re going to identify the difference between a fire door and a fire exit, what the regulations are for both and how important it is to have a fire evacuation plan. The number of times JKE attend visits to new sites to be told fire doors aren’t locked and ... read more

Selecting artificial intelligence (AI) CCTV cameras

Selecting artificial intelligence (AI) CCTV cameras

AI has brought about significant improvements in surveillance, security, and analytics, making CCTV systems more efficient and effective. read more

Connecting your security

Connecting your security

Connecting your security as a shop, convenience store or supermarket is more important than ever in a cost of living crisis. This blog talks about connecting human and technology together for the best protection for your high value stock. read more

Fire Safety for Gyms

Fire Safety for Gyms

Fire protection and prevention in sports facilities, both public and private or indoor gyms is really important to keep the people who use those facilities safe. What are the top areas that need to be covered, how should you manage your fire safety and what protection ... read more

CCTV Cybersecurity

CCTV Cybersecurity

Danny Chaplin, Managing Director of Supere, who has the IASME certification in Cyber Essentials outlines how to ensure that your cyber security is rock solid for your CCTV camera systems. The cybersecurity for your CCTV is as important as the security your camera provides ... read more

Top considerations for summer security

Top considerations for summer security

AI has brought about significant improvements in surveillance, security, and analytics, making CCTV systems more efficient and effective. read more

Artificial intelligence and CCTV

Artificial intelligence and CCTV

AI has brought about significant improvements in surveillance, security, and analytics, making CCTV systems more efficient and effective. read more

Retail security in today’s high crime rate world

Retail security in today’s high crime rate world

How will the PSTN switch off effect your intruder alarm and what do you need to do to ensure your alarm can still be monitored is outlined in this blog post. read more

The PSTN switch off

The PSTN switch off

How will the PSTN switch off effect your intruder alarm and what do you need to do to ensure your alarm can still be monitored is outlined in this blog post. read more

What’s the crime rate?

What’s the crime rate?

When you need a new intruder alarm fitting you're probably wondering what the process looks like when you have a busy organisation doing daily work or a new build that has a tight deadline. This blog outlines our steps to getting your alarm fitted. read more

Intruder alarm installation process

Intruder alarm installation process

When you need a new intruder alarm fitting you're probably wondering what the process looks like when you have a busy organisation doing daily work or a new build that has a tight deadline. This blog outlines our steps to getting your alarm fitted. read more

Fire Drills and Fire Safety

Fire Drills and Fire Safety

This blog from Kedleston Safety walks you through the essential things you should be undertaking as an organisation including fire risk assessments, fire drills, fire equipment checks and more in order to keep your people safe. read more

Make the move to IP cameras

Make the move to IP cameras

In this blog we’ll show you why IP CCTV camera security systems provide a superior security option for your premises whether that’s a large shopping centre, a haulage depot, an office building or a factory. read more

School security

School security

There's been a lot going on in schools relating to toilets and TikTok spreading the message to protest. This blog looks through what security systems are permissible in a school setting and how they should be used. read more

What’s the impact of crime against businesses?

What’s the impact of crime against businesses?

For every crime that’s committed in the commercial sector there are impacts. In this article we’ll be looking at that impact and how security equipment can help with prevention when deployed in the correct way. read more

Powered up batteries

Powered up batteries

In the words of Batman "Atomic batteries to power! Turbines to speed!". Batteries in your security devices and fire equipment are as important as the Batmobile's batteries. In this blog we look at WHY. read more

Celebrating national apprenticeship week

Celebrating national apprenticeship week

Before you start calling in a security business there’s something that you can do on your premises to get a feel for what’s safe and secure and what’s not! read more

Illuminated walkabout

Illuminated walkabout

Before you start calling in a security business there’s something that you can do on your premises to get a feel for what’s safe and secure and what’s not! read more

Reducing interruption

Reducing interruption

No organisation wants their security installation to mean a complete interruption to their working day that's why we pre-commission offsite and come to your site ready to install your intruder alarm with minimum disruption read more

Putting a log on the fire

Putting a log on the fire

This week our team have taken delivery of some paper pre-printed log books for our clients whose fire alarms and safety equipment we install and look after. read more

Securing up for Christmas

Securing up for Christmas

Do you have business premises that will be completely shut down over Christmas? What considerations do you need to take if you haven’t worked with a fire or security partner at all this year? This blog looks at the things you can do to minimise the risk of break in or fire ... read more

5 Key Areas To Review During You Building Safety Checks

5 Key Areas To Review During You Building Safety Checks

When you manage a commercial building such as an office building, warehouse or retail outlet, it’s essential to check regularly that your building is safe and secure. However, it’s often too easy for all of us to get caught up in the day-to-day running of our business that ... read more

Will the end of 2G & 3G be the end of your commercial security?

Will the end of 2G & 3G be the end of your commercial security?

Over the next 18-24 months, Ofcom has announced that 2G & 3G networks will be switched off. However, it's not just your mobile phone that could be affected; your commercial security could also leave you vulnerable.   What's actually happening?  Over the past few years, ... read more

Protecting The Lives Of Assisted Living Residents Using Security Technology

Protecting The Lives Of Assisted Living Residents Using Security Technology

When discussing commercial security, we often focus on using security technology to protect our properties by keeping people out. However, the same technology can also provide a vital role in keeping those inside safe.   This is especially true within the assisted living ... read more

Why most councils, educational institutions and NHS trusts use of CCTV is putting them at risk

Why most councils, educational institutions and NHS trusts use of CCTV is putting them at risk

Earlier this year, a cross-party group of 70 MPs called for the UK government to ban the sale and operation of popular Chinese CCTV manufacturers Hikvision and Dahua. But why was this, how widespread is the issue, and what does it mean for 61% of UK Public Bodies? Let's ... read more

Hotel Safety & Security: 5 Ways To Make Your Guests Feel Safe

Hotel Safety & Security: 5 Ways To Make Your Guests Feel Safe

Hotel owners and managers face numerous challenges throughout a guest’s stay; these can be anything from unfamiliarity with staff and the property, potential damage to your property with ever-changing clientele and a potential risk to life for both staff and ... read more

Business Safety Week: The true costs of a fire on your business premises

Business Safety Week: The true costs of a fire on your business premises

Business safety week is an annual week dedicated to educating local businesses on protection and prevention against fire incidents in and around the workplace. The week is run by the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) and supported by fire and rescue services nationwide. ... read more

Commercial Fire & Security for Small Businesses

Commercial Fire & Security for Small Businesses

When you're running a business, regardless of size, installing a fit-for-purpose commercial fire and security system is crucial. Yet, many small businesses wrongly assume that commercial security systems are only necessary for medium-to-large companies. However, this is not ... read more

How often should my commercial security system be audited?

How often should my commercial security system be audited?

A commercial security system will only protect you and your business if operating correctly. However, as any true-crime podcast listener could tell you, CCTV and security systems are often left unattended, failing when you need them most. While businesses are legally ... read more

5 Reasons Smart Locks are the fastest growing trend in Commercial Security

5 Reasons Smart Locks are the fastest growing trend in Commercial Security

According to new insight, Commercial Smart Locks are one of the fastest-growing commercial security technologies in the world right now. But what are they, and why are so many businesses investing in them?  What are smart locks?  Smart locks are electromechanical locking ... read more

Why is security in schools important?

Why is security in schools important?

There's a misconception when we talk about commercial security in that many people assume that commercial security's primary purpose is to protect property. But here at JKE Fire and Secruity, we believe that protecting people is more important. And that is never more the ... read more

What are Public Address Voice Alarms and why do they work so well?

What are Public Address Voice Alarms and why do they work so well?

In the event of a fire or other emergency, evacuating the building or local area is usually the top priority. Public Address Voice Alarm (PAVA) systems are one of the most effective ways of ensuring maximum response times. What is a PAVA? In practical terms, a public ... read more

Living safely – Fire safety and security responsibilities for landlords

Living safely – Fire safety and security responsibilities for landlords

If you are the landlord of a dwelling, you have certain responsibilities that you must adhere to by law. So, what are you responsible for when it comes to the safety of your tenants? Landlord Commercial Security Responsibilities If you own rental property, safety can be a ... read more

Nearly 40% of business premises were the victim of crime during the pandemic, according to the lasted UK Government statistics

Nearly 40% of business premises were the victim of crime during the pandemic, according to the lasted UK Government statistics

The UK Government has recently released the first update on crimes against businesses statistics since the pandemic started in 2020. Despite many businesses facing closure or reduced hours during the original lockdowns, the reported crime statistics are staggering.  The ... read more

Fire safety and your business – How to get the maximum protection

Fire safety and your business – How to get the maximum protection

Fire safety should always be on the agenda for any business regardless of whether you employ hundreds of workers or are a smaller, family-run operation. If you suffer from fire damage, it takes months to recover, and sadly many businesses never re-open. The right alarm ... read more

Creating Safe Hospitals and Care Facilities Through Access Control

Creating Safe Hospitals and Care Facilities Through Access Control

With so much traffic, medical and care facilities can be vulnerable to intruders and unwanted visitors. However, the best defence against criminals and other intruders is a well-designed access control system that only allows the right people into the right areas. Access ... read more

How Commercial CCTV Works And Its Impact On Your Business

How Commercial CCTV Works And Its Impact On Your Business

Closed Circuit Television Systems (CCTV) are a way of life. When used properly, they can reduce crime, increase the safety of your workforce, and help detect and prosecute criminals. Although everyone is familiar with Commercial CCTV systems, how they work and the impact ... read more

How can technology be used to improve warehouse security?

How can technology be used to improve warehouse security?

  While at a basic level, we could say that all warehouses have the same overall function: they store goods until they are needed. However, in recent years they have become so much more.  While traditional storage-style warehouses still exist, the way they function is ... read more

‘Can I take your picture please?’ and other myths – debunking the law on CCTV for commercial properties

‘Can I take your picture please?’ and other myths – debunking the law on CCTV for commercial properties

  There is a lot of confusion and misinformation surrounding CCTV, and we often find people are unsure about how and where you can use it in and around commercial properties. CCTV is there to protect your property from theft, malicious damage, and other problems. While ... read more

Not exactly tripwires and tin cans – How do intruder alarms work?

Not exactly tripwires and tin cans – How do intruder alarms work?

  As a kid (I won't tell you how long ago), I used to set up little intruder alarms by hanging old tins from string. They would make a clattering noise if anyone opened the door and alert me to the presence of an intruder. Of course, you had to be in the room, which ... read more

Letting the right people in – What is access control, and how does it work?

Letting the right people in – What is access control, and how does it work?

When we talk about access control, we mean the technology and processes that allow authorised people to enter a specified place. That could be a whole building, a specific area or even a single room. Depending on the use of the room, you may limit users access depending on ... read more

Commercial Security in 2022 – what can we expect to see?

Commercial Security in 2022 – what can we expect to see?

  The speed of development in the commercial security sector is fast to the point of being almost impossible to keep up with. Technology leaps ahead almost daily, and new, innovative, and radical developments spring up like mushrooms. Every few days, we seem to see new ... read more

What is Remote Security Monitoring, and how can it help your business?

What is Remote Security Monitoring, and how can it help your business?

With more than 10 billion IoT active devices in 2021, and 127 new devices connected to the internet every second, it's no surprise that we're used to everything connecting to the internet. Smart devices are embedded in our daily lives, from answering the door to controlling ... read more

How to keep your business safe and enjoy your Christmas this year

How to keep your business safe and enjoy your Christmas this year

Holidays are coming; holidays are coming.   As the instantly recognisable soundtrack of the infamous red truck is beginning to boom over our TVs, and the supermarkets start to adorn their shelves with all things glittery, it can only mean one thing. Christmas is nearly upon ... read more

The surprising reasons why businesses are failing fire safety audits

The surprising reasons why businesses are failing fire safety audits

When thinking about safety regulations at work, it's easy to think about ensuring your equipment is well maintained and compliant with the latest regulations.  However, did you know that anyone who has "control of premises" must take reasonable steps to reduce the risk from ... read more

10 horrifying statistics that will send shivers down your spine

10 horrifying statistics that will send shivers down your spine

As the darker nights are drawing in and the clocks roll back, that can only mean one thing; it's time for spooky season! But in case you're not feeling the Halloween spirit, we've compiled some shocking fire and security statistics that will send shivers down the spine of ... read more

Hybrid Working: How to create a safe environment for your employees

Hybrid Working: How to create a safe environment for your employees

With 85% of the UK's adult working population wanting to split their time between home and office, it's no surprise that "hybrid" working has been a hot topic recently. From recommendations on software to enable agile working to businesses trialling 4-day weeks, it's clear ... read more

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