Author Archives: Charli Parkes

Automatic gates – which is right for you?

Augtomatic sliding gate with car

Whether for your home or your business, an automatic gate can be great addition to your security system. Ensuring you have reliable and robust protection at the main entry point to your premises, driveway or car park is an effective way to put in place a first line of defence against intruders and unauthorised visitors. […]

4 things to consider when installing an access control system

Access control system

The entry points into your business are where you are at the most vulnerable. It’s vital that every barrier, gate or door is set up to provide a secure solution and keep out to unauthorised visitors and intruders. An effective access control or door entry system is what your organisation needs to efficiently and securely […]

CCTV cameras and GDPR – what you need to know

A reliable CCTV camera system is a vital component of a business’ security environment. Whether it’s an external intruder or a staffing issue, it can alert you to the problem, and most importantly the video footage allows you get to the bottom of what happened using visible proof.The benefits of a CCTV system are clear […]

Automatic barriers: what you need to know before buying for your business

As a business with commercial premises, physically protecting your property and your assets from intruders is an essential first-line security measure. We talked in a previous post about how automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) can be a useful tool, when combined with your automatic gates or barrier solution, in controlling who comes in and out […]

5 advantages of using an ANPR car parking system

Even in the time where cyber threats to a business are so prominent, it’s still vital to think about the physical threats, and ensure the perimeter of your premises are suitably protected. A business’ first line of defence and entry point is the security gate or automatic barrier. Choosing the right type of gate or […]

A Journey to Excellence

Shortly following my appointment with Century Fire and Security Ltd in 2015, I found myself tasked with a complex challenge and in completely uncharted territory. The Managing Director wanted to achieve one of his primary business objectives, that being Century to be fully accredited to the International Standard, which specifies requirements for a Quality Management System, […]