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If You Had £1000 Would You Keep Your Door Open



 

 

In a perfect world security would be provided by good faith and words but reality shows sometimes security needs a more accountable presence.


What does that initial line mean?

It means it would be wonderful for us to be able to leave  £1000 on our front room table with the windows and doors open and know that the £1000 on our desk is safe simply because of mutual respect between us and our neighbours.
 
But this is not a perfect world!
In reality what we can say is that the world is perfectly imperfect!


Social imbalances mean that in times of desperation even the most respectable person may be driven to take something which does not belong to them. A factor that is beyond our reach in resolving.

So in the meantime security is something that we cannot take lightly!

It means if were walking through a crowded street which is known for pick pocketing abuse, that ladies should automatically put their handbags in front of them so they have a clear view of it, and men should move their wallets from their back pocket into their front pocket and push their hands deep into these pockets.

Does it mean that your suspecting the whole world of being criminals?
No!

What this means is that you have enough sense to know that not everyone has the same morals as you and will, if given the opportunity, take advantage of any lapses in security. CCTV is good at catching criminals after the event but like the timeless saying goes 'prevention is better than cure'! If you have your iPhone swiped, local police may catch the criminal through use of CCTV but you may go a month with out having access to your phone and potentially no access to loved ones. For some this may be devastating while a few of us may find this a welcomed relief ;-), but the loss will hurt.

When online we are all told that we should regularly change our passwords and always log out of an account, but how many of us actually do that?
The only time we care is when were hit by things such as a friend telling us they received a very suspect email from us, or worse when we look into our bank accounts and find out where there should by a few hundred pounds all that's left is an overdraft facility that says minus £300 and our council tax is due tomorrow...

But in all seriousness safety and security is something we should not be lax with, as there may come a time when tragedy strikes - the choice is yours...


To find out more about the security services we provide such as; CCTV installation, Security officers and training, or to utilise our cleaning services please contact us on 0208 514 0861 or email us on info@aasecurity.co.uk

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Complacency





Sometimes it's astonishing to think that there's over 6 billion people on this planet. 6 billion people of different nationalities, creed, religion you name it, who each day go about there lives according to their beliefs. At its foundation we are all governed by the need for food, water, shelter and security. While in places like the UK food water and shelter is something easily obtained, in some parts of the world the threat to your sense of security is always there.

Recently talking with a friend we reminisced about a friend of ours who had their house burgled while they slept up stairs. We were quiet for a moment, as we both realised that the possibility that the burglar had watched her while she slept, was a very real possibility. The disturbing fact was that the burglar did not need to force entry in but simply crept through the open window of a downstairs room.

Of these 6 billion people on this earth for whatever the reasons some of them will be engaged in a criminal lifestyle, if you become complacent you will fall victim to it.

Modern life especially in places like the UK, has created a complacency whereby we all believe bad things could never happen to me, or could never happen over here in the relative safety of the UK. But in reality incident's such as the 7/7 London's tube bombings show that we can never be complacent, that we should never think that bad things can't happen to us because given the right circumstances a criminal will take advantage. There are 6 billion people on this planet and each of them is seeking food, water, shelter and security but each of them will seek this through different means.

If you want to tighten up your existing security measures and would like a Security alarm, CCTV or Security officer quote, simply give us a call on 0208 514 0861

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CCTV And Dumbbells



 

 

A conversation with an employee provided us with stronger reasons for the benefits of having CCTV


 

Recently I was at the gym and was slugging away at the punching bag, readying myself for the day's pressures. I noticed in a corner, and barely detectable, a small circular camera.  My initial reaction was to train harder so anyone watching would be amazed by my gym abilities! But this feeling wore off as I pondered just why my personal space was being invaded.


 

When I got downstairs I made a joke with the manager about peeping-Toms among his staff members and he explained that gym equipment and members' personal belongings like mobile phones had been stolen recently. To prevent this they decided to put in CCTV! Since installing CCTV guess how many items have been taken? None absolutely zero.


 

The human psyche is interesting.  Some unscrupulous individuals, believing they are clear of the watchful eye, will use any opportunity to break the law.  Lack of security protocols allows such individuals to plan or act instinctively without restriction. Don't believe me just look at the difference between children at play when a parent/guardian is in attendance and compare that to when unsupervised. Somehow the children will end up on the top shelf of your book cupboard! moreover they will proclaim their innocence! And for some of these children the transition to adulthood results in no perceived difference.


 

So ultimately the uncompromising gaze of CCTV helps greatly in keeping the misbehaving inner child from breaking free and taking or destroying stuff, that will cost you greatly in the long run.


 

If you would like us to install a watchful eye alternatively known as CCTV you can contact us on info@aasecurity.co.uk or give us a phone call on 0208 514 0861


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Cleaning Away The Rain



 

 

Another rainy day in London know surprise there! but the warm smile from A.A.securities head cleaning manager James brings a warmth to a wet and cold Tuesday.


The construction site of Kier is what you expect of a typical well run construction site men and women with hard hats hard boots and some with harder facial expressions work efficiently in turning hollowed blocks of flats and brown earth into something that in a few months times will have children running around and there out of breath parents running even faster after them as they chase them into the park.


I follow James and his team into a block without an escalator and so I have to walk up 6 flights of dusty floors each of our steps echoing around the premises. As I reach the 6th landing expecting to see more of the grub and dirt in the actual flats I'm pleasantly surprised to see empty rooms with sparkly white walls and grey floors.


On entry James quickly tells the rest of the team "we need to have this whole floor finished by the end of today they have given us two days but we will have it done today!"


A few team members have a wide eyed look as they listen to this but this is soon broken into laughter as they talk on the days events and there plans for later. Within a moment all five of them are each working tirelessly in creating rooms that look almost habitual aside from the missing furniture and missing bath panels.

 

I quickly find myself being in their way and so decide to make an exit before one of them trips over my idle feet.


Though the weather is cold and rainy and the building is dusty landing 6 is a spot of sunshine in the rising behemoth.


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Cleaning Services



 

 

Recently I've been giving thoughts as to how I can help improve your business. Sounds crazy right but please give me a minute.

Just last week, I read a book that talked on the reasons for many businesses failing or would-be-entrepreneurs unable to get into second gear simply because they are too busy stuck doing unimportant tasks, instead of pursing tasks that require deeper thought, but can lead to larger gains. Now this book expanded on the subject explaining that a further problem is many of these businesses/ entrepreneurs will not delegate these simple tasks to someone else, as they want to save money. However inevitably it was proven that in the long run they became bogged down with non-life-changing tasks. The book went further on to say, that some of the simple things we can do to free up more of our time, enabling us to work on the life changing tasks, is offsetting tasks like cleaning.

Sounds silly right but think about how much time cleaning can really take. Moreover it must be done. Let's say cleaning takes 10 hours a week at 2 hours each day. Just imagine the things yourself or your staff will be able to complete with those extra 10 hours!

1 Week Free Cleaning


Well this is where we come in with helping to improve your business, as we have VERY competent staff experienced in both commercial and domestic cleaning. So competent by the way, that they win new contracts for us. In fact we are so sure that you will love the service of our cleaners, that when you hire the services of our cleaners before the 28th February, we will give you one weeks worth of free cleaning and 10% of for the first 3 months.

So delegate uninspiring cleaning jobs to us, we love them!


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CCTV is like your BFF (Best Friend)



 

 

CCTV is the equivalent of a best friend.

Now reading this you may be asking yourself why and how come.

So lets give you a scenario, you're out with your friends and you spot your significant other's best friend, now while you exchange mutual pleasantries you go about the rest of the night enjoying yourself. However your partners best friend quietly and silently is observing all of your antics they watch as you swing your top over your head after one drink too many and they watch with narrowed eyes as you talk with 'long black hair' for a little longer than needs be. The next morning when you wake up with a throbbing headache you also wake up to a complete account of your night's events in extreme detail and how the couch will now be your home for the next few nights.  All courtesy of your partner's best friend.

CCTV is the ultimate best friend. When people notice CCTV many will refrain from making a nuisance of themselves but there are those few who will see the CCTV and later on in the day or night will forget all about it's presence, but CCTV will not forget them. It quietly records all that Mr or Ms Nuisance is getting up to. The thing with CCTV is that it works tirelessly 24/7 and has the added benefits of night vision and recordings that can easily be accessed. Mr or Ms Nuisance will soon find themselves having to face Mr Judge.

For all CCTV enquires please contact us here.

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Is Black Friday as brutal as MMA?



 A Battle Of Wills!

In Martial Arts it's often taught that if possible, walk away from a violent confrontation rather than walk into it. Fighting is a last resort. Obviously some of the shoppers who took part in Black Friday were unfamiliar to this philosophy, because as soon as the store doors were opened they instantly threw elbows, knees and a few low blows on their fellow man.  With a ferociousness that would have given a Legend like Bruce Lee something to think about, before he dispersed the crowd using his prized one inch punch

Wilson Chowdhry Director of A.A. Security, reflects on what went wrong during the Black Friday mortal combat melee.

"The primary concern was the lack of security in these stalls. Competent uniformed officers trained in dynamic risk assessment, customer service and of course conflict management should have been there in numbers. This would allow people with concerns to take them up with visible uniformed personnel rather than getting themselves into personal arguments through frustration that un-policed, culminate in violence."

He added;

"An accurate risk assessment should have been carried out prior to the sale. This should have taken into account, local demographics, numbers of potential customers, safe maximum customer intake, numbers of staff required, emergency procedures, crowd management procedures and previous history."

He further added;

"Too often profit is placed before safety and Britain's reputation has taken a battering as a consequence. Moreover, many retail companies simply do not have the expertise to produce an adequate method statement and this is where companies such as A. A. Security Ltd, with our long history should be approached for guidance and a more professional approach."

We hope the events of Friday that were broadcast globally, will be a trigger for a more measured approach in future.

 



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Friday Fun



 

 

By the looks of it, it doesn't appear like Mr Chowdhry will be back!

Lets hope he can reprogram a cybernetic locksmith!


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