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Nothing says summer more than BBQs and campfires, but these fun activities, if not approached carefully, can come with a few hazards.

Latest statistics show Summer is one of the most dangerous seasons for fire related casualties, with BBQ fires being one of the main causes. With this in mind, we’ve put together our top tips to make sure you’ve got the right advice on hand to make sure you can enjoy the sunshine whilst being safe and secure.

  • If you’re spending the summer toasting marshmallows in the back garden to dreamy pink sunsets then it’s a good idea to make sure all fires are away from any flammable objects - and don’t sit too close to any tents or properties!
  • Some parks and towns prohibit fires so be aware of your surroundings and check any local regulations before you build your fire. It’s also important to be smart about lighter fluid and make sure it’s placed downwind from the building or tent, which is near the fire.
  • Large bonfires may seem impressive, but remember to keep yours under control; smaller fires are much safer. Never leave your campfire lit if there’s no one to attend to it, always take the time to put it out properly by dowsing it with water and using a shovel to bury the fire with ash and dirt. Make sure these are always to hand incase you need to urgently put the fire out.
  • Keeping essential parts of your home maintained can reduce the risk of fires; for example make sure you clear out exhaust fans regularly and clearing debris out of vents. And ensure you do the same with garden equipment such as lawn mowers and never refuel if it’s overheated.
  • This goes for BBQs as well. Keep it away from the building or any over hanging branches, with recommendations to maintain a safe zone of around 3 foot. Remove grease and buildup from the grills and the trays, making sure it is consistently clean and never leave unattended when in use.
  • Your preventative maintenance should include fire testing and by doing so you need to make sure you replace batteries regularly in any testing equipment. Using a certified fire protection provider like Amthal can help streamline your fire protection programs and keep track of required inspections.

Fire safety in and around your home is just as important as keeping you, family and loved ones safe. Take the above steps to prevent any risks and enjoy a stress free summer.


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!