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As we enter the second week of 2018 – how’s ‘dry’ January going for you? And did you sign up for that gym membership and actually do a session yet?

If your New Year’s Resolutions already look doubtful, do not despair. Amthal has put together a different kind, that can still make you feel happy and more fulfilled, whilst also protecting what’s precious.

Ready, Set, Go

If you don’t already have a burglar alarm, now is the time to consider investing in one. UK burglary incidents rise by about 25% over the winter months, and peak notoriously before and after the festive period, when opportunists know we all have shiny new valuable items at home.

Having an alarm, together with security lighting and even Police recommended CCTV, not only shows your home is protected when you’re out, but also acts as a visual deterrent to opportunist thieves, who are likely to move on to easier pickings.

Get Appy

2018 will see the rise in adoption of app-based security systems. Homeowners want complete control over their home at the touch of a button. Who enters, when the alarm is set, even when deliveries are made.

But ensuring the privacy setting for any home security design, especially as technology becomes more wearable and mobile is critical, and vulnerable in the wrong hands.

Stay One Step Ahead

As more of us enter the brave new world of connected devices in the home – automating everything from lighting to security- it’s integral to protect our systems from cyber-attack and internet fraud.

It is not out of the realm of possibility that a criminal could access smart home data, and open garage doors, locks and other devices without ever physically touching the property. It’s already apparent in car crime.

Make It Visual

We’ve seen it coming with Amazon – the ability to see through an app if a delivery is being made and 2018 more such sophisticated video capabilities are on their way.

Such advances can be an important security device. New video doorbell capability and visual verification ensures genuine alarms of trespassing or burglary can be quickly notified to the appropriate Police authorities that can instantly act on image instruction, whilst false alarms can be ignored.

Love Your Outdoors

Yes, we realise the weather has been rubbish as we have been battered by storms and freezing conditions, but if the elements allow, make sure you give your garden some love.

Not only is it good for you, especially as we all look forward to spring, but also ensuring there are no hiding places for burglars will go a long way to keeping your home secure.

And a well-preserved garden, also shows the opportunist burglar that you have a well looked after (and protected) home.


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!