Working from home has increased immensely this year in the light of the COVID pandemic. In April during lockdown 46% of us were working from home and whilst the government encouraged workers to return to offices in August, they have had to revert to their working form home where possible guideline as the number of COVID cases begin to rise again.
Many organisations had already taken the decision to keep employees working from home until January 2021, whilst some businesses have gone further and chosen to close their offices altogether and completely revert to their workforce working remotely.
Whichever group you fall in to, it is clear that businesses and individuals need to be thinking longer term and to assess in particular the security measures they have for protecting valuable equipment and kit.
It’s scary to think that in this day and age we need such extreme security strategies in place to block out potential intruders. Unfortunately, the statistics and news we hear so regularly show us that these emergency products and plans are still very much needed.
High-risk environments such as warehouses, schools and airports to name a few, should have sufficient, effective and detailed plans on what to do should such an emergency situation unfold.
With mobile phones and smart technology being such a necessity today, it’s not surprising that many industries are moving to an audience who rely on their tablets and phones for day to day activities.
A large majority of the public these days use their phones as their lifelines. With the introduction of products like Apple / Samsung pay, mobile banking and businesses installing email inboxes and invoicing systems onto their mobile phones, the impression that smartphones are insecure is disappearing rapidly.
The security industry has also jumped on board, with a number of products now available to make securing your home more convenient.
Despite this, questions have been raised about the security of these products, whereby losing your smartphone essentially means losing your house keys. What do you think – is this the way forward or a big no?
At Thornhill, we know that a complete new locking system might not always be the ideal solution for your home or business. That’s why we provide a range of adaptable security products and services to our customers – enabling a retrofit over existing products.
Recently we have added the adaptable door handle Pro from chameleon to our extensive product range, find out more about the benefits of this fully adaptable retrofit solution for UPVC doors.
Fingerprint recognition was once something of the future, but in recent years biometric technologies have slowly been making their way into our lives. Everyday devices such as iPhones are now opened with the touch of a finger. With the advancements in technology, locking systems that incorporate these technologies have become less expensive, meaning they are no longer reserved for just the elite.
In this blog post, we will look at the benefits and potential drawbacks of incorporating biometric technology into your home along with biometric technologies now available at Thornhill Security.