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At British Security Technologies we pride ourselves on excellent customer service. So, when Kellie

called us in need a new alarm system as a result of a spate of burglaries in the Norwood area, we

were pleased to help. Our engineers visited Kellie’s premises and within a week Kellie’s new Lightsys2

wireless alarm was installed and operational, we were very pleased with Kellie’s response:

 

Hi Greg,

I just wanted to let you know I absolutely love my new alarm system.

I love the app to turn it on and off, I hardly use the control panel at all.

Thank you so much for installing such a great product!

Kind regards,

Kellie

 

We are delighted to have ignited such a passion for our alarm systems!

 

British Security Technologies the intruder alarm, CCTV, fire detection and access control systems suppliers and installers, were judged to be the winners in the Hi Growth Business category of the Best of Lambeth Business awards at a ceremony attended by local dignitaries and business leaders at a ceremony on Thursday 4th September.
  The judging criteria that were cited as the deciding factors were our longevity, our commitment to Lambeth, our ability to reach out beyond the boundaries of Lambeth for our customer base and our long term commitment to growth whilst maintaining a high level of ethical and service standards. These were over and above the proscribed criteria of proven and sustainable growth for our business model and business plans for the future. - See more on earlier latest news article.


  This result has been a just reward for the team at British Security Technologies for all the hard work put in to building a business based on a strong commitment to innovative ideas and customer service. This is a very proud and satisfying moment for all of us at BST and an inspiration for the future.”

 

British Security Technologies is proud to announce that the company has been shortlisted for the prestigious Lambeth Best of Business Awards 2014. The shortlisting is in the category of Best High Growth Business. The awards are organised by London Borough of Lambeth Council with the Best High Growth Business category aiming to reward established businesses that have strong and sustained growth. The primary criteria for the judging of the category are an ability to demonstrate strong growth over the last two years and an ability to maintain that growth into the future, a commitment to Lambeth and the local economy as well as a strong business model and plans for the future.

British Security Technologies was established by current Managing Director Greg Cutler in 1993 and started out as a one man band. The company specialises in burglar alarms, CCTV, access control, fire alarm systems and burglar alarm maintenance. Greg’s vision was to focus strongly on high standards of workmanship, excellent customer service, value for money and to offer the best advice to meet the customer’s requirements. The strategy has been a success and over the years the company has grown into a thriving small business which now employs eight permanent staff with plans firmly in place to increase the number to ten by the end of the year.

Despite the worst recession since the 1930’s British Security Technologies has been able to continue to expand and over the last two years has increased its turnover threefold with 2014 income on target to meet ambitious projections. The business supplies a very wide range of both business and household security services including burglar alarms, intruder alarms, CCTV, access control and door entry systems, burglar alarm maintenance, integrated security systems, fire alarm systems, office security and home security.

The company can boast a very impressive client list with the likes of Westminster Abbey, Fendi, Christian Dior, Paula Ka, Serco, plus hundreds of small businesses and thousands of households in the Lambeth area and across London and the Home Counties. British Security Technologies is a NACOSS NSI Gold approved installer and provides a free of charge survey and recommendations to improve both business and home security. All at the company are delighted to be shortlisted for the Lambeth Best of Business Awards, Managing Director Greg Cutler said ‘We are delighted to shortlisted for this award and believe it is deserved recognition for our commitment to both the security systems industry and to the London Borough of Lambeth’.

The Awards Ceremony takes place on Thursday 4th September, good luck to Greg and the rest of the British Security Technologies team!

 

UK businesses have enjoyed two full decades of falling crime in an age of heightening security concerns. Whilst many businesses have still been the victim of burglary, the overall trend has been downwards. However worrying new government statistics reveal that the age of falling crime may now be at an end. Currently unpublished police data reveals a sudden surge in property related crime in particular with thieves targeting computer equipment and smart phones.

Earlier in the year The British Crime Survey revealed that reported crime levels were at their lowest level since the survey began in 1981 with crimes such as shoplifting and burglary at half of the levels seen when crime peaked in 1995. However significant cuts of up to 20% in police budgets now seem to be taking a toll with a projected reduction in police numbers of up to 15,000 by 2016. This reduction in police manpower coincides with hard financial times for many people and an increase in crimes related to first time offences.

New crime figures for burglary in the North West reveal a 7.8% increase, with an increase of 17% in Greater Manchester. Shoplifting in Merseyside is up 17.6%. Chief of Constabulary for Lancashire, Steve Finnigan has described the situation as ‘quite disturbing trends’. London has seen particularly sharp rises in crimes related to the theft of smart phones and tablet computers.

So what does this mean for your business security? Well first of all you should carry out a thorough review of your current security arrangements for your business. Do you have an adequate burglar alarm or intruder alarm? Is your access control good enough to prevent uninvited access to your business premises during working hours – thus preventing ‘casual’ theft. You should make sure that you have CCTV in place and that you have adequate locks to both keep your premises safe and meet your insurance requirements.

The best way to ensure that your business security is adequate is to contact an NSI (NACOSS) GOLD accredited professional business security specialist company. Many of these companies will provide a survey and recommendations to keep your business safe free of charge. Once the survey is complete you can decide which security measures to adopt safe in the knowledge that you are in good hands for the installation and implementation.

For a discreet no obligation survey to assess how your safe business is and how well your premises are protected please call Greg Cutler on 0800 393364 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

The last few months have finally seen the UK start to record positive economic data across all the main sectors of the economy. The service sector, manufacturing and construction have all recorded encouraging growth figures and as a result The Chamber of Commerce has now upped its annual growth forecast for 2013 to 1.3% from its May forecast of 0.9%. The organisation also raised its growth forecast for 2014 to 2.2% a level approaching pre- recession growth levels. So what does this mean for your business – well of course goods news! But now may also be a good time to assess your office security requirements and to look into those office security upgrades that you’ve been putting off until cash flow was better.

Keeping your business safe is still a vitally important objective and you may be surprised how much has changed since you last looked into your office security options and requirements.

First of all there are many new options in integrated security systems, that is complete office security packages  Typically an integrated office security package will include access control, intruder alarm, CCTV and fire alarm systems. All these systems are designed and installed to operate seamlessly and intelligently for both office and industrial premises.

There have also been great advances in wireless alarm systems and these systems can be a key element in your office security strategy. The problem with wireless alarm systems was both reliability and cost. However, in the last few years manufacturers such as Risco, Menvier, Cooper and Visonic have developed extremely reliable and cost effective wireless intruder alarm for office security usage. Wireless alarms can now often costs less than wired systems due to reduced installation costs and detector batteries can now last up to 3 years.

There are several types of detector systems now available on the market. These include microwave and infra-red detection systems. Infra-red systems usually deploy beams deploy in inconspicuous locations to detect movement. Dual technology motion sensors combine infra-red and microwave technologies to give a very reliable form of detection.

If you think now is the time to review your office security requirements then make sure you find a NACOSS NSI Gold approved installer. Professional security companies of this level will visit your premises free of charge and give an honest and sound assessment of your requirements.

 

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