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As we celebrate Back to the Future Day, we highlight the main areas of security and how some of the inventions and lifestyles that the film predicted 26 years ago might have not have been as far fetched as they may have appeared.

Smart TVs

That unit Marty's got in his living room hanging over his fireplace looks amazingly like the ones we have today. Undoubtedly Flat screen and Smart TVs shape the walls of most households today (and the bigger the better) with the capability of multiple channels, connecting to the Internet, pausing live content and even turning into a video calling functionality with integrated features such as Skype.

Video Conferencing & Business Security

In Back to the Future, we see Marty receive a video call from his boss, similar to technology today with video conferencing software. This together with the development of building management systems and biometrics, retina scanning, access control and advances in CCTV and video analytics is certainly changing how the workplace operates and stays secure.

The Connected Home

In the film, Marty’s 2015 house is powered by systems not dissimilar to those showcased by the tech giants of 2015. Marty’s girlfriend, Jennifer, unlocks the front door via a fingerprint scanner… Opening locks without keys, setting your alarm and turning up the heating from your phone sound familiar anyone?

In fact, the only thing Back to the Future appeared to have missed is the rapid growth of the Internet and smartphone technology. We are seeing on an almost daily basis the increasing requests for fully automated security home and business solutions that can be operated by our smartphone.


Back in 1989 drones have not have been feasible, however, these devices are now available to all industries, from events to Amazon and even to everyday consumers. Whilst farmers use them for agricultural management, for us and the police they are especially useful for security surveillance.   

Happy Back to the Future Day!


Back to basic security and alarms are the premise to all good security.  Amthal will ensure a monitored alarm, or wireless security system can be tailored to your property to keep your assets and possessions safe and protected from any opportunist or professional criminal activity.



If you are responsible for business premises, an employer or self-employed with business premises, responsible for a part of a dwelling where that part is solely used for business purposes, a charity or voluntary organisation or a contractor with a degree of control over any premises, you have a responsibility in relation to fire prevention!



As the world becomes more digital and buildings more intelligent, homeowners and businesses are looking at more efficient ways to secure buildings.  Access control enables you total control on who has access to your building. Locks and keys also allow you to secure your building, but when keys are lost or stolen, the inconvenience and expense of changing locks and re-issuing keys can be considerable.



CCTV Installation can let you know who is at your door, help prevent incidents and criminal activity and help protect people and property.  Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) works around the clock to help detect and deter crime, providing organisations with vital information.  Many existing users of CCTV installation are failing to realise the full potential of their system and the benefits it can provide.



Amthal's team of surveyors and system designers include individuals with industry experience of over two decades, combined with technology specialists who's purpose it is to keep up with the ever changing industry technology, products and integration.



We are regularly audited by the SSAIB & BAFE to ensure all systems we install meet current BS & EU industry standard requirements, Our experienced and skilled staff will deliver the design, installation and commissioning of the entire system.



Preventative service visits form part of our industries codes of practice and are essential to ensure your electronic fire & security systems work effectively when most required.  Amthal's service & maintenance contract customers receive priority response for all site and telephone support 24 hours a day 365 days a year.



Amthal partners with EMCS, the UK's leading independent alarm receiving centre.  EMCS is approved by the security industry governing bodies NACOSS and BSIA to BS5979 and ISO9000. Their monitoring environment is resistant to any possible attack or power failures.  All incoming telephone calls are responded to within 10 seconds!