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30 May Security Systems: Hollywood vs Real Life

Alarm movies are tense and exciting. As the movies portray cracking an alarm system and succeeding with a big heist takes planning, timing and often a cadre of unusual characters. Because security systems are designed to prevent break-ins and because security technology is ever-evolving, the movie goer watching a crime unfold is never sure if the alarm system will detonate and what such a detonation might bring about.
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29 Apr Fire Safety: Do you need a dedicated system?

Under normal circumstances fires are not a common occurrence. They happen once in a long while and always happen to other people. This holds true until that unfortunate day when you turn out to be the “other people.” While all necessary precautions must be taken to avoid the risk of fire, additional measures need to be put in place so as to respond to any incidents of fire in your building. Installing a dedicated fire system is one of the measures that you can take to ensure you keep your home or office safe from fire. However, unlike an ordinary fire system, dedicated fire systems cost more and require greater attention and maintenance.
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14 Feb Assessing your Business or Home Security Needs

Before you place an order for a business or home security system, it is important to first do an audit of your current security situation and then proceed to compare that with the security you would like to have in place. This is because your security system is supposed to bridge the gap between the current security situation and the security situation you would like to have. Aside from a few special considerations that will be unique to different homes and businesses, there are a number of general factors that will help you assess your security needs. Considering these general security factors will ensure that your decision to order a particular security system is well informed and of value to you and your interests.
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30 Jan 4 Things to consider when researching automatic gates

4 Things to consider when researching automatic gates

Domestic access control systems - simply referred to as Automatic Gates - are becoming increasingly popular amongst home owners in and around Oxfordshire. Automatic gates are often installed for their security benefits, but these gates can also have a large social and visual impact on your home, driveway or wall perimeter.
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20 Dec What are the Most Important Aspects of Intruder Alarms and Fire Systems?

Any sales person will quickly tell you all the latest technological advances that are available through the intruder alarms and fire systems their company has to offer. The list of features and capabilities possessed by modern security and safety systems is quite impressive. We have systems that operate automatic audio and video whenever an intruder is detected. Others set off remote alarms, there are others that will trigger exit and entrance lock downs that hold intruders captive and so much more. Wireless burglar alarms are also becoming increasingly popular.
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16 Nov CCTV in the Cloud – What does it mean?

If we said that CCTV in the cloud is becoming more popular, would you know what we were talking about? Cloud CCTV is also known as VSaaS (Video Surveillance as a Service) and involves using the internet in your CCTV system - but how? Before we continue we should point out that these sorts of surveillance systems generate quite a bit of debate in the security industry, with some extolling the virtues of the technology, with others trying to explain we these systems simply aren't ready yet. We are going to present an un-biased view for you, giving you the facts you need to know to understand how VSaaS works, and present the benefits and disadvantages that such a system comes with. This discussion will be coming in two parts, with this months article looking primarily at the way these works work - what is the technology that drives cloud CCTV?
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29 Jul Why use a Wireless Alarm?

Wireless burglar alarms feature a number of benefits over the older, hardwired alternative. Other than a power cable to the alarm panel, most wireless alarms require no other wiring. This means that installation is much less intrusive, and more aesthetically pleasing. Many homeowners are concerned that alarm installation may be detrimental to their property’s interior, but wireless alarms ensure that this isn’t an issue.
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19 Apr Home Security Systems – Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions About Home Security Systems - Are They Needed and What Can They Provide For You?

How necessary is a home security system? To know precisely how necessary a home security system is for you, you first need to know the likelihood of a break-in. Unfortunately this isn't an easy question to answer. Even the safest of areas, with low-crime rates, do experience home break-ins and you cannot ever guarantee that one won't happen to you.
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05 Mar Burglar Alarms Oxford

Broadsword Security Services specialise in the design, supply, installation and maintenance of burglar alarms and all types of full security systems for Oxford and the surrounding areas. We offer a comprehensive range of security systems including intruder alarms, CCTV systems, access control systems and security grilles. We also design and install fire alarms and automatic gates & barriers.
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