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Telephone Call Recording - Security Alert
February 17th 2016
Schools put on Alert!Due to a recent spate of bomb hoax calls made to a number of schools in the UK, the schools were closed and the matters handled by the police. Shortly after this incident the following memo was sent out by the department for education advising all schools to check their current call recording facilities and where possible make the necessary changes to ensure all calls are recorded in the future to help with manage the threat of...
Home Security & Intruder Security Alarms
January 24th 2015
Home Security & Intruder Security AlarmsAccording to Police statistics and British Crime, every 37 seconds a home somewhere in the UK is Burgled.Burglary Statistics between October 2014 and November 2014 showed an increase of crime in England and Wales from 36,735 to 37,982.It makes one realise just how vulnerable our homes can be without adequate Home Security...
150,000 CCTV Cameras deployed by coffee retailer.
January 23rd 2015
CCTV Cameras across all Starbucks coffee shops are utilised in many ways by the multinational. As the companies ethos is to promote an open and friendly feeling to customers as you would yo
Fire Alarms & False Alarms
January 22nd 2015
Fire fighters throughout the UK are frequently called to attend Fire incidents resulting from Fire Alarms generated by Fire detection and suppression systems, which are usually installed within commercial premises and are often monitored remotely.The cost of these unwanted false Fire Alarm signals to both businesses and Fire and Rescue Services is estimated to be around 1billion per year.Assistant Fire Chief Officer (ACO) Lewis Ramsay, the SFRS Director of Prevent...
Retail Theft - Loss Prevention
January 06th 2015
The UK retail sector makes a tremendously important contribution to the economy: according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC), the sector employs three million people and retail sales add up to 321 billion or 20% of GDP.However, the sector continues to be plagued by retail crime, with the BRC estimating the total value of retail crime at 1.6 billion in its 2012 Retail Crime Survey. Although this figure is quite staggering, it may only be the tip o...
Home Security
January 03rd 2015
According to Police statistics and British Crime, every 37 seconds a home somewhere in the UK is Burgled.It makes one realise just how vulnerable our homes can be without adequate protection from a Burglar Alarm System. Stolen personal possessions and hard-earned material objects aside, it is the knowledge that a stranger has invaded our private space that is perhaps one of the most toughest things to come to terms with....
Top Tips on Keeping your Home and Loved Ones Safe Over the Festive Season
December 08th 2014
Christmas is be a time for fun and celebration and as such Fire and Security are not at the forefront of peoples’ minds at this time of year.At a time when the winter nights are at their longest and many families leave their homes for the Christmas and New Year Holidays, there issadly an increased risk of Burglary, theft and vandalism. The col...
The future of true CLOUD CCTV Surveillance is here...
October 04th 2014
The Kirby Group are soon to make available a new state of the art CCTV CLOUD surveillance solution.The future of true CLOUD CCTV Surveillance is here, whether you suddenly need to add additional CCTV to buildings, doors or specific areas. Our offering of CLOUD based CCTV technology solutions are built to grow right alongside your business.Key points are:True Cloud Managed CCTV recording appliance/service...
The Kings School Worcester SPACE Building
September 06th 2014
The Kirby Group provides Security, CCTV and Electrical services/solutions to companies throughout the UK. Still independently owned, the business has developed over the last 40 years to include Fire, IT & Communications solutions to name a few and it proud to be working for many blue chip clients.Over the last fifteen years, King’s has undertaken an extensive programme of development and invested more than 12million to meet the future needs of their pupils and the ...
Avigilon End-to-end CCTV Solutions
August 15th 2014
The Kirby Group supply and install award-winning HD CCTV surveillance from Avigilon.Your security needs today won’t be the same tomorrow. Whether you suddenly need to add additional CCTV to buildings, doors or areas, all of Avigilon’s security solutions are built to grow right alongside your business. Avigilon’s video CCTV and access control software is designed with intuitive, easy to use interfaces at the heart. The Avigilon Control Center (ACC) offers you...
£180k awarded to fund sprinklers for vulnerable Londoners.
August 14th 2014
There were 527 fires in London care homes and sheltered accommodation, with two people dying and 34 people being injured During 2013/14.London Fire Deputy Commissioner, Rita Dexter said: “Sprinklers not only stop fires from spreading and put them out quickly, they save lives. We’re especially concerned about those who may not know how to react, or be able to react quickly enough, if they hear a smoke alarm.Fire can strike when we least expect,...
Did You Know?
August 14th 2014
The Metropolitan Police Service was founded in 1829 and occupies a unique position in the history of policing. It is one of the largest police services in the world, responsible for policing a capital that is more populous. The MPS comprises more than 55,000 Police Officers, Police Staff, Traffic Wardens, Police Community Support Officers and volunteers, who form a wider policing family that looks after more than 7 million Londoners, and millions of commuters...
Is Crime Getting Worse?
December 10th 2013
Crime is always a sensitive issue and this is not helped by the politicians using the facts to meet their own political needs.In recent years the official statistics have said that crime is reducing; our own experience has been somewhat different as has others in our industry. We now know (officially) that the police have massaged figures and most recently that personal crime and burglary have increased.When carrying out a risk assessment as part of the design proc...
Further expansion at The Kirby Group
October 31st 2013
The Kirby Group continues to expand with Steve Haley joining the company as the ARC/RVRC Technical Director.Steve brings with him a wealth of experience having worked for ADT, Chubb and Thorn is a wide variety of technical and managerial roles. Steve joins us from Camwatch where for 5 years he led the engineering team but still found time to design a wireless fire system used by Mace Construction, Kier, Willmott Dixon and Nottingham Council to name b...
Kirby Group now on LinkedIn
July 15th 2013
The Kirby Group now has its own group on LinkedIn.LinkedIn is a social networking website for professional occupations. With so many clients actively using LinkedIn, it made commercial sense to provide a portal for clients new and old to share views, opinions and ideas.Operating in more than 200 countries and with over 225 million users LinkedIn is a very active and important business networking site. LinkedIn is free to join...
Kirby Group launches new website.
July 09th 2013
Welcome to our new website it's not completely finished indeed it never will be as we will be continually updating it to keep you fully informed.If this is your first visit to our website may we offer you a big welcome and hope that you find what you are looking for. Your feedback is invaluable to us so please share with us your thoughts in our comments box.We have a passion to deliver innovative and technological advanced services, managing entire projects from conc...
Further Expansion at the Kirby Group
July 08th 2013
The Kirby Group is delighted to welcome Nick Evans on board to head up and drive the sales process within the group. Nick holds a Master’s Degree in Security & Risk Management and is a fellow of the Security Institute where he also sits on their Validation Board. He has over 25 years’ experience in the Security Industry having worked in both Sales and Operations for both blue chip and smaller suppliers. Mark Silcock, Managing...
Free PAT Testing
July 05th 2013
Portable Appliance (PAT) Testing is an essential part of ensuring that electrical equipment is safe and not a danger to those using it. All too often though it is viewed as an unwelcome cost, particularly when it comes on the back of Fixed Wire Testing. At The Kirby Group we believe that to test an electrical installation properly you have to include everything from the incoming supply point to the appliance at the other end. It is because of this that we are now including at no ex...