Author Archives: Phil Hill

Coronavirus and Security – What You Need to Know

Coronavirus has impacted our day to day lives in ways that we have not seen in generations. Businesses deemed as non-essential have closed their doors, those that continue to work have migrated to remote working and a lockdown has been enforced across the UK.

Whilst the virus has brought out some of the best in humanity, there are unfortunately still some that are using the uncertainty and unprecedented nature of the situation to their advantage.

Read our latest blog on security considerations for coronavirus, ensuring that your business premises remains safe and secure throughout the pandemic.

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Securikey Recyclable Safes Range Available at Thornhill

In the last few years the number of environmentally friendly products has grown in all areas of life. It is increasingly important that we do our bit to preserve the world’s resources and minimise our impact on the environment.

This is just as true for the security industry, where manufacturer Securikey has recently launched a new range of recyclable safes. As part of our responsibility to the environment, we are proud to announce that we are now stocking the full range of Securikey recyclable safes.

Find out more about the new Securikey range, what makes it unique and what to do if you have old safe you want to get rid of in our latest blog post.

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Going Away This Christmas? – Thornhill’s Top Tips for Keeping Your Home Safe

With longer nights and shorter days, winter becomes a prime time for burglars to operate, with an average 25% spike in home burglaries over autumn and winter.

What’s more, the Christmas period sees more high-value gifts be put at risk when left unsecured, making easy pickings for potential burglars.

However, there is plenty you can do to protect your home and valuables this festive season.  Read our latest blog to find our top tips for keeping your home and valuables safe over Christmas, with product recommendations and practical advice from the experts.  Continue reading

Christmas Security: Our Top 7 Tips

Security At ChristmasChristmas brings excitement for many, both children and adults alike. The delights of festive foods, gift giving, and spending time with the family are the pinnacles of a great Christmas. But, unfortunately, Christmas is also a prosperous and joyous occasion for thieves across the globe.

Caught up in festive spirit many individuals and homeowners lose sense of keeping their homes and belongings secure. Subject to a higher than normal value of contents, thanks to a pile of gifts, gadgets, and jewellery our homes are a hotspot for burglar activity as we leave them unattended to enjoy parties and visit relatives. So rather than let your home become subject to a real life Grinch literally stealing Christmas, ensure your property, cars, and gifts are out of prying hands. Follow our top tips below:

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Our Top Security Tips for Small Business Owners

As a business owner, you have a lot on your daily and weekly to do list – from managing staff and payroll through to keeping on top of sales figures and marketing activity. But how high up does security feature on your to do list?

Security covers a whole range of issues; the people you employ, the security products you have in place, your processes and policies to name a few.

The tips below have been written to help you think through the different areas of security for you and your company and can be used as a checklist to ensure you have the main areas covered.

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How to Keep your Home Secure – National Home Security Month 2019

How secure would you say your home is? It would seem that a good number of adults in the UK are confident that their home and possessions are safe with 28% not taking any security precautions at all.

However, the stats from the Office of National Statistics say otherwise with theft rates having risen by 13% between March 2017 and March 2019. That’s why Yale’s National Home Security Month seeks to highlight how homeowners can keep their homes more secure with a different focus for each week of October.

Read on to find out more about the security issues that are being focussed on this National Home Security Month.

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The Ultimate Guide to Securing Your Garage

If like many Brits, you store valuables such as power tools, bikes and vehicles in your garage, it is important to ensure that you take the necessary steps to prevent break-ins and theft.

As well as the valuables that may be stored inside, garages are often connected to the home, giving intruders access to the property through the garage which is usually the weakest point.

To ensure your garage doesn’t become an easy target for thieves, we have highlighted everything you need to know about garage security, including the best tips and security products for keeping your garage and the valuables within secure at all times.

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Security Considerations When Caring For The Elderly

Are you someone who is caring for an elderly person on a long-term basis?

Whether you’re a paid carer, or just looking after a friend, neighbour, parent or other close relative, we understand how important it is for you to make sure that they are safe when in their home.

At Thornhill Security, we have a wide selection of specialist products designed to maintain high levels of security across your home, so you can have complete peace of mind that they will be safe in their home and able to be more independent.

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Inherited a Vault or Strong Room? Here’s What to Do Next

Vault being removed from old building society

With banks, building societies and post offices across the UK closing down at a fast rate, property developers, architects, construction companies, business owners and others buying commercial premises are faced with a new challenge – inheriting a vault or strong room.

Purchasing a building that has a disused vault or strong room door may seem like a benefit at first, after all, it’s a free security addition to the building. However, these robust specialist security products are generally above and beyond what a regular business needs and can be costly to remove.

Find out more about why banks leave their security products behind, and what options are available to you if you’ve purchased a commercial building with a vault, large safe or strong room door present.

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Case Study: Inheriting a Strong Room & Drop Safe

Banks and building societies require the highest level of security attainable, with the movement and storage of money being the core function of the organisation. With the threat of robbery and terrorism being higher in comparison to the standard high street stores, it is crucial that banks invest their money into the highest quality of security available.

However, due to the nature of the robust security options chosen, it’s not uncommon for banks to leave behind bulky safes, strong rooms and vaults when selling a building, making it the next owner’s responsibility upon purchase of the premises.

For some buyers, the readily installed security systems are useful but for others, they are a nuisance.

In this case study, we look at the story of a client who contacted us after purchasing an old building society building and how we were able to help them. Continue reading