The word ‘farm’ often brings to mind visions of peaceful countryside dwellings, rural hospitality, and the quaint charms of country living. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case.
The Farmers Union of Wales’ (FUW’s) Mold Rural Crime team has reported a recent string of burglaries targeting farms, particularly in the Northern regions of Wales.
Door entry systems are one of the best ways to control access to a property or business – but what happens in situations when you want people without access to enter?
In emergency situations, there’s not always time or opportunity to grant access to firefighters, paramedics, or police officers. However, in situations where these services are needed, there is rarely time to waste.
This all naturally leads to the question, can emergency services override door entry systems?
The perfect mark for a burglar is one that fits their primary ideal: High reward, low risk.
The following indicators are things a burglar looks for to let them know that your home falls into that category.
There’s a lot of bureaucracy that comes with staff transition, both with the coming and going of staff. All that paperwork combined with the hassles of interviewing and rehiring, it can be easy to overlook another important step, which is updating the office security systems.
It can be hard to know exactly what needs to be done when an employee leaves, especially with so many factors to take into consideration like the different types of security systems and how they work, staff turnover rate, and the relationship with the staff member currently leaving the company.
'Fire!' is never a word you want to hear yelled, no matter where you are. Car fires, house fires, chimney fires...any type of fire is never good news.
Fortunately, statistics can help us to understand where fire safety measures are working and what may still need to change. Statistics can be exceptionally useful when combined with contextual understanding of the times, which can give us deeper insight into why the numbers change - or stay the same - as years pass.
If you're interested in finding out more about fire incident statistics in Wales, and what they tell us about how we can better protect ourselves from fire-related incidents, read on.