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4 Common Misconceptions about Securing a Luxury Retail Premises

Posted on: July 6, 2018

Ensuring a store is secure is of great importance for all retailers – however concerns are elevated for luxury brands. Luxury retailers, by their very nature, house expensive goods that are often a desirable target for opportunists and those who plan severe attacks. Securing a luxury retail premises can bring additional complexities and can often

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Obexion MD XR – CPNI Approved Shutter

Posted on: February 19, 2018

Charter Global is delighted to announce that the company has been awarded CPNI (Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure) approval for its innovative Obexion MD XR product. This status is a major achievement for Charter Global as it means this product is now a UK government approved security shutter. Obexion MD XR is the

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Case Study – Financial Institution Security Shutters

Posted on: February 2, 2018

Physical security is often overlooked when considering protecting a financial institution, with risk managers increasingly concentrating on electronic security. Cyber attacks are on the rise and breaches in data security can lead to hefty fines, commercial loss and negative press for global financial organisations. With an increased risk of terror attacks as well and no

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Case Study: New Security Shutter Technology RapiDeploy in Action

Posted on: August 17, 2017

Charter Global have recently completed a security shutter installation for a high profile client in the financial district of London. Having been approached with the objective of securing internal choke points within the building against terror attack, Obexion security shutters were recommended to this client by other financial institutions that had previously benefited from the same

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Emerging Trends in Security: Hostile Vehicle Mitigation

Posted on: July 3, 2017

What is Hostile Vehicle Mitigation?   Hostile Vehicle Mitigation, also referred to as HVM, are a group of products which have been specifically designed to withstand a variety of vehicle attacks. Emerging Trends in Security – Common Examples of HVM Temporary Vertical Concrete Barriers Temporary Vertical Concrete Barriers (TVCB) are large blocks of concrete that

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Top 6 tips to Reduce your Business Insurance Premiums

Posted on: March 7, 2017

Business insurance policies are a necessity for any organisation – unfortunately, sometimes premises are broken into and claiming on an insurance policy must happen. Overall, there are many factors that can determine the likelihood that a business will be affected by crime. Putting in place effective security procedures will have a huge impact on keeping

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Suggested Practices for Museum Security

Posted on: January 27, 2017

Making the right choices Maintaining museum security is important to make sure that precious artifacts are kept safe. Security shutter systems offer a visual deterrent and act as a physical barrier to attack professionals. At the beginning of the day, members of staff are required to access the museum via the secure shutter system, as

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GIS Indemnity Security: Meeting the Required Standards

Posted on: January 3, 2017

What is GIS? Do you ever wonder how galleries and museums get insurance for major exhibitions that are bringing together priceless works of art and historical documents? Government Indemnity Scheme, or GIS, is a scheme that offers an alternative to the cost of commercial insurance. It allows organisations to display art and cultural objects that

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Securing an art gallery – The Gagosian

Posted on: December 9, 2016

What needs to be taken into account when securing an art gallery? Securing an art gallery is a top priority. Art galleries house work that is not only of great monetary value but also of high cultural significance, hence why they are often targets of theft. Galleries face the difficult task of addressing concerns of

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How to overcome Car Park Ventilation challenges when using Security Shutters?

Posted on: December 1, 2016

When choosing a security roller shutter for a car park, the level of security needed is likely to be the main focus but car park ventilation should also be considered. The very nature of why we decide we need to invest in security roller shutters in a car park is to keep cars safe. One

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What are SR Standards, and how do they apply to my businesses security shutters?

Posted on: November 22, 2016

When it comes to securing your business premises, it is essential that the solution you choose matches the correct level required for your insurance cover, as well as your peace of mind. The responsibility for establishing these standards rests with the Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB), who certify security systems and technology and ensure that

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What is measurable security and why is it important to your retail business?

Posted on: November 14, 2016

Regardless of the type of retail outlet you’re protecting, whether it’s a single site or multiple locations; measurable, certified security guarantees defense against specified tools, attack types, and durations.  Measurable security is especially important for multi-site managers who are looking for consistent protection across several locations. WHAT ARE YOU PROTECTING AGAINST? Considering what tools your shutter

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How do you secure a high value building?

Posted on: November 8, 2016

At Obexion, a question we’re often asked is: How do you secure a high value building? High value buildings, by their very nature, can be challenging to secure. Their contents make them appealing targets to attackers, and therefore they require high-security solutions for adequate protection. But what constitutes a high value building? For a more

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The Security Standard Behind Secured by Design

Posted on: October 28, 2016

LPS 1175 issue 7 is the security standard behind Secured by Design; and is the official UK Police flagship initiative combining the principles of ‘designing out crime’, with physical security.  What is Secured by Design?  Established in 1989, Secured by Design (SBD) is the title for a group of national police projects focusing on the design and security for

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National Home Security Month

Posted on: October 20, 2016

While most of us at this time of year are preparing for Halloween festivities, there’s another seasonal event here in the UK, which runs for the whole month of October. At Obexion, October is a special month for us as it’s National Home Security Month.  What is National Home Security Month?  National Home Security Month

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Loss Prevention Standards Explained

Posted on: October 12, 2016

If you’ve been exploring your purchasing options for secure roller shutters, you’ll have likely seen Loss Prevention Standards highlighted as an important factor. But what exactly are they, and how do they fit into roller shutter certification? In order to understand loss prevention standards, it’s essential to understand the terminology surrounding them. You may have

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What is Secured by Design?

Posted on: September 30, 2016

If you’ve been looking into secure roller shutters for your premises, you may have seen ‘Secured by Design’ listed as a supplier’s accreditation. But what is Secured By Design, and why should it be an important factor in your choice of security shutter? Established by the UK police force in 1989, Secured by Design is a

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The Benefits of Externally Fitted Shutters

Posted on: September 19, 2016

Externally fitted shutters aren’t a new product in the security market. Assuming a structure could accommodate them, it’s usually been possible to install a roller security shutter on either side of an opening. Historically though, externally fitted shutters haven’t been as secure as those installed internally. This is because (externally) the important mechanisms to operate

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Retail Security Shutters – Everyday Considerations

Posted on: September 2, 2016

If you’ve been looking into fitting a security shutter for your retail premises, your primary concern is likely to have been the shutters’ defensive capabilities. This is certainly a logical starting point, but there’s a lot more to consider when purchasing a shutter than just its integrity. Retail security shutters need to be more than just

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Security Shutter Material – What’s Best For My Business?

Posted on: August 26, 2016

As a retailer or business owner, you want to be sure that your premises are as secure as possible. But many hold a misconception that using lightweight materials means compromising on protection. This simply isn’t the case, as the right construction and installation can ensure a lightweight, aluminium shutter provides as much protection as a heavier

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Planning Permission & Secure Roller Shutters

Posted on: August 19, 2016

Here at Obexion, one concern expressed by a number of our clients, is whether or not they need planning permission for shutters. In most instances, local councils will need to be informed of installation plans, and may approve (or disapprove) permission. To make a decision, they’ll consider a number of important factors. We’ve highlighted the

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Protecting Against Tool Types with Secure Roller Shutters

Posted on: August 12, 2016

In the case of secure roller shutters, anticipating threat-types to your property or premises is the first step in preventing damage and break-ins. For example, attempted break-ins or opportunist attacks will usually rely on improvised weapons like wrenches, prybars and screwdrivers. More professional, premeditated attacks on your premises might make use of powered tools, such

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Measurable Security for Retail

Posted on: July 28, 2016

Regardless of the type of retail outlet you’re protecting, whether it’s a single site or multiple locations; measurable, certified security guarantees defence against specified tools, attack types and durations. Measurable security for retail is a topic we often get asked about, and how our products fit in to this.  If you’re new to the security

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Ram-Raids on Retail Premises

Posted on: July 21, 2016

Here at Obexion, we often hear about ambitious breaks-ins and attempted raids on retail premises. These can be anything from opportunist attacks on small, independent stores, to planned thefts on larger establishments. But successful or otherwise, the cost of a break-in on a store can be substantial, and that’s not to mention the financial losses

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Security Shutters For Retail – A Guide

Posted on: July 13, 2016

Adequate protection for your premises, regardless of your industry, should be a primary concern for any responsible site manager. Those in retail however, should be especially aware of the regularity of opportunist attacks, vandalism, and attempted break-ins that threaten property in their sector. Determining what the most appropriate form of security for a retail premises is

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The Importance of Roller Shutter Maintenance

Posted on: July 6, 2016

Much like any vital piece of technology, proper care and maintenance are essential to maximizing the longevity of your security shutter. Roller shutter maintenance should not be overlooked, and proper care should be taken, no matter what the sector.  As the first line of defense against theft, break-in’s and vandalism, secure roller shutters will suffer

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Perforated Secure Roller Shutters

Posted on: July 5, 2016

Let’s face it; deliberately including holes in your secure roller shutters might seem a little counter-intuitive. After all, wouldn’t they just make it easier to break in through? Compromise its level of security, even?  But depending on your particular sector, a perforated shutter may provide some specific benefits, and may even be an essential design

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Externally Installed, Certified Security Shutters

Posted on: June 23, 2016

In one of the most exciting advances in the security roller shutter market, Charter Global are pleased to announce that they have received certification for installing the Obexion range of shutters externally to buildings, to LPS 1175 issue 7. Historically, any shutter certified to this standard could only be installed within, or on the inside

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Security Shutters for Listed Buildings

Posted on: June 10, 2016

Here in England, there are over a staggering 500,000 listed buildings, each with their own historical significance. But adequately protecting these sorts of structures can be difficult, especially when it comes to securing listed buildings and installing secure roller shutters. Obexion have experience in fitting security shutters for listed buildings.  In October of last year,

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Roller Security Shutters for Car Parks

Posted on: June 1, 2016

Here at Obexion, we receive a variety of orders and requests from a range of sectors. No two installations are ever the same and we pride ourselves on being able to offer bespoke, custom security solutions. A request that is becoming increasingly more popular is security shutters for car parks.  Last year we were tasked

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