4 ways video analytics can make your business more secure

Technology is continually evolving to help us and enrich life in more ways than we’d ever thought possible. Whether it’s voice-activated virtual assistants or self-driving cars, it’s making us more informed, and our lives easier. In the field of security, it’s no different – technology is helping us be more secure and more safe.

Celebrating 18 years of Century

18 years ago, Century Fire and Security Ltd was incorporated. In February 2001, we were providing local businesses with quality security solutions, helping them to protect their most important assets. Almost 2 decades later we provide integrated security solutions to universities, colleges, police forces and multinational businesses. We’re continuing to grow and with our recent […]

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, […]

The ANPR System in Car Parks

More and more often major retailers and private car park owners report of their car parks being abused by individuals who use their premises to park their cars over extended periods of time when they are, in fact, not visiting the companies that own the car parks. This is especially relevant when the car parks […]

Smart Home Security Systems to Offer Complete Protection

smart home security systems in the UK

Smart technology is appearing in more and more areas of our lives. We get our entertainment from smart TVs, we communicate using smart phones, and we run our homes with smart digital assistants. The latest area to benefit from the smart revolution is home security, with a whole raft of options available to allow you […]