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Latest Crime Statistics Revealed

The Office of National Statistics (ONS) has launched new figures on crime rates in England and Wales suggesting it fell by seven per cent in 2014 to an estimated 6.9 million incidents, its lowest since 1981.

However, in a separate report, the ONS published annual figures for police recorded crime, which suggests an increase of 2 per cent to 3.8 million, but in better news, suggests residential burglaries recorded has fallen eight per cent to just under 201,000.

Says Jamie Allam, Commercial Director of Amthal Fire & Security: “The new ONS figures reflect a starkly different image between the crime rates and police recorded crime. But what is clear between the two is this is no time for complacency.

“Ensuring homes and business’ are fully secured with the very latest security products, professionally installed, is still the key to ensuring family, possessions and assets are secure. This way, we can work together with Police Forces cross the UK to stop any opportunist attacks and keep the general long-term downward trend heading in the right direction.”

Latest figures from the Crime Survey for England and Wales and police recorded crime released by the ONS available here:





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!