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Latest crime statistics has focussed on the significant rise in cybercrime over the last year, with one in 10 adults reported to have been a victim.

The figures, released by the Office National Statistics (ONS) reveal there were more than 5.8m incidents of cybercrime in the past year, including incidents of bank and credit card fraud, and 2m computer misuse offences of which 1.4m virus attacks.

The remainder refer to unauthorised access to personal information such as hacking of email, social media and online accounts.

Says Jamie Allam, Commercial Director of Amthal Fire and Security: “Fraud was traditionally considered a ‘victimless’ crime affecting businesses and banks. But it is clear with the increasing reliance on computers, tablets and smart phones it is now taking on a worrying trend that has to be addressed. “

Cyber security in all forms, is something we have to take individual responsibility for, including ensuring we don’t share personal information to readily, despite the social media temptation and we are especially careful about passwords and access codes.”

According to the crime statistics, the long-term trends in “traditional” crimes such as burglary, car thefts and criminal damage show that the fall in crime since its 1995 peak has slowed down since 2005.

Crime data is presented in two indexes - offences reported to and recorded by police forces, and the CSEW in which people are questioned about their experiences of crime.


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!