Today - the 22nd of September - is the first day of autumn. The nights have already started drawing in, and the days will only get shorter from here.
Autumn can be a magical time, but unfortunately, the longer nights do make things easier for burglars. According to insurance data from recent years, break-ins become 34% more common after the clocks have gone back, and it's not hard to guess why: criminals generally prefer to operate under cover of darkness, and there's more darkness to be had in autumn and winter than in spring and summer.
The year 2020 has been defined by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. And while it may feel like the worst is behind us, there are signs that a so-called 'second wave' could be upon us very soon.
Selecting the right security system for your home or business can be a tricky business. There are so many different types of security system to chose from - is one as good as any other?
Well, not exactly. Different security systems are suited to different jobs, so when you're trying to pick the ideal system for your premises, you should first ask yourself what exactly you're trying to achieve.
We are proud to announce that IDS Security Systems Ltd is now SafePQQ Verified.
SafePQQ is an extension of the well-known SafeContractor health and safety accreditation, which we have already held for some time. The SafePQQ certification is further proof of our company's safety, sustainability and compliance.
The UK is still in the grip of a deadly coronavirus pandemic. New cases of COVID-19 are still being reported every day, so it remains important for all of us to do our bit to slow the spread of this disease.
One crucial precaution is to stay at home if you are displaying any of the following coronavirus symptoms:
- A high temperature
- A new, continuous cough
- Changes to your sense of smell or taste
If you have one or more of these symptoms, you may be infected and should self-isolate at home in order to avoid infecting others.
But taking responsibility for your own health is one thing. What should you do if you're a business owner and one of your employees comes to work with one or more symptoms of COVID-19?