Over the weekend of the 23rd and 24th March, burglars hammered their way through the wall of the George Attenborough & Son Jewellers in Fleet Street, London. The wall itself was within a small passageway between the jewellers shop and a bookmakers. The alarm wasn't raised until 2am on Monday morning which was long after the thieves had been able to escape with a large haul of jewellery and gemstones. Newspapers are reporting the stolen goods to be worth in excess of £1million. No arrests have been made and the thieves are still at large.
The Hatton Garden heist in 2015 shocked the world. A gang of geriatric criminals managed to plunder an estimated £200 million in cash, diamonds and jewellery from what seemed like an impenetrable underground fortress in the middle of central London.
Business owners have always tried to stay one step ahead of thieves. However, in recent years even the latest CCTV systems combined with PIR and multiple door alarms haven't been enough to keep out the most determined criminals.
There’s a tendency to believe that advanced technology is rather incomprehensible to the average person, even experienced facility managers, security personnel and installers.
To be honest, the primary concern when choosing intrusion detection systems should always be whether it provides complete and unfailing coverage, allowing you to monitor every type of potential threat to your site. For this, vibrational sensors are essential.
Nothing can disturb your good night’s sleep more than hearing intrusive noises near your home. If you are caring for or are a young adult with vulnerabilities, including severe communication or physical disabilities and/or reliance on medication or medical equipment, insuring continuous safety becomes even more of a priority. The simplest solution for you is getting a PID system for young people, which ensures you and those in your care are safe day and night.