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Unfortunately, no one is immune from being the victim of a burglary, whether domestic or a business, if you have anything of value you may be a target. There are steps you can take to try and reduce the risk of being a victim of burglary, but first, let’s take a look at exactly how burglary affects businesses here in the UK.

The UK Government publishes annual statistics on crimes against businesses; the statistics from 2021 contain some pretty interesting data.

Here are some of the key findings:


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The question of ‘how quickly does a building fire spread?’ is a pretty relative question, and it’s definitely dependent on certain factors within the building itself, such as the presence of flammable materials and the number of fire safety protections currently in place.

In the ‘average building’, the speed at which a small spark or ignition point can flare up into a fast-moving inferno is only 30 seconds.


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CCTV is a great way to protect your property against all manner of invaders, whether they be vandals, thieves, or trespassers. CCTV works to protect your property in a number of ways; it discourages invaders from attempting to come onto your property, it can serve as evidence if an event does occur, and it gives you peace of mind as you know that you’re well protected.

Depending on what CCTV system you have installed, how many cameras you have, and how much space you’re covering, the retention of all this footage could take up a lot of storage space. As such, it’s routine for places with CCTV systems to periodically dispose of old footage to make room for new footage, quite often automatically or on a timer.


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