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  • 7 Ways to Keep Your Retail Outlet Safe 24 Hours a Day

    When it comes to securing your retail outlet, there is no such thing as being over-prepared. 7 Retail Security Hacks Protecting your livelihood is vital for both insurance purposes and for peace of mind. Retail Security Hack #1: Install Cameras IP Cameras can be viewed......

  • 5 Ways to Keep Your Guests & Assets Safe & Secure During Special Events

    Special events cover a wide array of scenarios — from weddings to funerals, trade shows to networking. Guests arriving at your events will need to know you have taken the time to ensure they will be safe throughout and that their assets will also be......

  • 10 Personal Safety & Security Tips for Living in London

    At AST, we believe that London is one of the best places in the world to live in. As a vibrant multi-cultural metropolis, it has a huge number of amazing places to eat and take in entertainment, fantastic travel links and, of course, some of......

  • The Importance & Benefits of Regular Security Systems Maintenance

    At AST London, we believe that regular security systems maintenance is vital for any system, be it at home or at work. A working security system not only gives you peace of mind, but a visible and clearly effective one can be a great deterrent......

  • 5 Security Tips for Staying Safe in Winter

    There’s never a wrong time to improve the level of safety around and inside of your home. It’s an especially good time to take some action before or during winter, as this season typically causes more problems than any other. Home burglary rates climb during......

  • New Year, New Home! 5 Home Security Resolutions for 2020

    The new year has kicked off and many are making resolutions for their health, careers and relationships, but what about your safety and security? This year, make home security one of your new year’s resolutions and give yourself peace of mind not just after the......

  • Understanding Your Entry System Options

    At AST London, we provide specialised security products and solutions designed to keep you, your premises and your assets safe and secure. Because we offer a range of entry systems, we’ve put this blog post together for you to help you understand which option is......

  • 5 Reasons Why You Need a CCTV System

    Added Security Technology (AST) London provide specialised security products and solutions to Housing Associations, Educational Establishments and Business across London and the Southeast. A large component of security is looking after physical assets (e.g property) as well as managing the safety and security of residents,......

  • Security Product Showcase: The Benefits of Automated Bollards

    AST London is a reputable provider of a range of electro-mechanical automatic rising and static bollard solutions, designed to meet the needs of our clients’ unique and varied requirements. 5 Reasons to Install Automated Bollards Besides offering a sound emergency solution for commercial or residential......

  • Security Service Showcase: How Do Integrated Security Solutions Benefit Me?

    AST London provides a comprehensive array of security products and solutions, designed to meet the security needs of your organisation. Furthermore, the iProx Integrated Security Solution provides seamless integration to enhance effectiveness and user-friendliness. 5 Benefits of Security Systems Integration With such a range of......

  • Security Product Showcase: Communal Entrance Doors

    The passage of numerous people going in and out of a building can cause serious security headaches. Access control becomes a necessity in such environments and this is best facilitated with communal entrance doors. AST London offer a range of bespoke fabricated solutions in this......

  • Security Product Showcase: iView Offsite CCTV System

    Few home or business security measures offer as much control or peace of mind as CCTV monitoring. If you are concerned about security on your premises, it most likely troubles, or at least annoys you that you can’t watch all entrances and rooms at once.......

  • Industry Spotlight: VIP Clients in the Education Sector

    AST London includes several high-profile educational institutions in its list of satisfied clients. Schools and universities have various safety and security demands, including access control systems, communal entrance doors and gates, and CCTV facilities. AST London worked with the following institutions to create tailor-made, end-to-end......

  • Security Product Showcase: AST London’s Bin Storage & Meter Room Doors

    Our clients spend £1,000’s of pounds a week removing illegal fly-tipped waste and dealing with ASB and drug use in bin stores. Doors are often wooden or poor quality aluminium Louvre that just cannot withstand the abuse of bins being pulled against them or those......

  • The Benefits of our Cloud Management Systems: iView CCTV & iProx

    In the UK it is now estimated that there are more cameras per person than any other country in the world. The British Security Industry Authority survey says that for every 11 people there is one security camera. The UK has 1% of the world’s......

  • Protect Your Post with Our Mailboxes

    Do not underestimate the importance of keeping your post and confidential information private when not under your supervision. Every letter and bill dropped into your mailbox could be at risk of being compromised if you do not have secure and functional mailboxes outside your residential......

  • Gate Maintenance Saves Lives: The Importance of Maintaining Automated Gates

    Automated gates are a common feature in all manner of residential and commercial buildings, but are often overlooked as mechanical devices that require regular maintenance. The automated gates industry has seen plenty of trouble with regards to poorly installed and poorly maintained automated gates, which......

  • The Benefits of Digital Display Boards in Residential Buildings

    In an increasingly busy modern age, keeping up to speed with your residential buildings latest news and updates can be quite the task. Luckily, AST London is equipped with an effective, contemporary solution! Residents of communal buildings can now discard the wasteful, cluttered papers stuck......

  • Maintaining Your Door Entry Systems Correctly with AST London

    At AST London, supreme effort is put into securing the premises of our clients to ensure they can go about their days in peace. Our door entry systems are well-suited to securing residential and commercial buildings, keeping authorised entrants safe, and keeping criminals out. With......

  • Keeping a Close Eye on CCTV Maintenance

    The places in which we live, work and learn are often more vulnerable than one might think, and as such require more sophisticated access control and surveillance systems to properly secure them. Trained experts from AST London hand pick security technology specifically for your establishment......

  • Why to Maintain Your AST Access Control System

    AST London advises on and maintains a market leading range of safety and security products, and as such, we take it upon ourselves to inform our clients and Residents on the best practices for access control systems and maintenance. We have broken down exactly why......

  • Talking Security Technology in the Business

    Technology is changing the world around us. It affects how we communicate, how we live, and how we work. The corporate technological landscape is changing rapidly, and we’re proud to be along for the ride. We’re talking technology in the business, as well as how......

  • How AST can help you stay safe and secure

    Think for a moment of how social changes requires security to be upgraded over time, keeping Residents safe each day. Our AST Teams work with Care providers, Universities, Schools, Business clients as well as many Housing Associations across London. This article will explore how our......

  • Break free from conventional Door entry handsets

    Have you ever wanted to be able to allow access to your property without leaving the comfort of your armchair, workplace or even on the beach in Barbados? Well, now you can. This is by installing a telephone-based door entry system that uses 4G GSM......

  • 2018 Security Resolutions You Can Keep

    In the blink of an iPhone LED we’re facing the end of February 2018, as daylight waits for no man in it’s constant march towards a destination unknown. Another constant is the anti-social behaviour that comes part and parcel with operating a London business or......

  • Our Secure Mailboxes at a Glance

    Your mail is your business – and that’s the way it should stay. However, in housing estates featuring communal letter boxes, your post is often everyone else’s business – and nothing stops a neighbour from rifling through your mail. Well, not unless you’re using one......

  • Cloud-Based Security Systems

    It’s the phrase technology lovers have been blurting out in their sleep since Google CEO, Eric Shmidt, announced it back in 2006. He called this new technological breakthrough that was about to cause waves across the globe cloud computing. Today, cloud computing is fast becoming......

  • Festive Season Home Security Tips

    It’s December 2017, and most of our AST London followers are more than likely gearing up to travel far and wide in search of a warmer climate to see in the new year. Before locking your doors and heading off, have you thought about the......

  • Looking Ahead: Security Trends in 2018

    The festive season has arrived, and it’s shaping up to be a cold one! With heavy snow falling across the entire United Kingdom, most Londoners are gearing up to spend quality time with friends, family, and loved ones around fireplaces clad in warm clothing. If......

  • Preparing Your Business Security for the Holidays

    December is all but upon us, as the Northern Hemisphere winter sets in once more. London businesses of all shapes and sizes will be preparing for the year-end festive season; some of which might be closing down over the Christmas and New Year period. So,......

  • Where Can Security Bollards Be Used?

    Bollards were first used in the maritime industry, on the decks of ships and on quaysides to secure them. Nowadays, bollards are used extensively in the traffic control sphere to control road traffic and prevent car ramming attacks. Security bollards can also be used to......

  • 5 Security Benefits of CCTV Camera Systems

    Few will argue that CCTV camera systems are beneficial security measures, no matter where they might be installed. Whether at a private home, a housing estate, or a business – CCTV systems can deter antisocial behaviour, reduce the fear of criminal activity, and even aid......

  • Our i-Prox Integrated Security System

    Security has advanced in leaps and bounds over the past few years, with more and more innovative security solutions surfacing all over the United Kingdom. The next step in this safety evolution is integrated security, something made possible with advances in 3G technologies and the......

  • London Security: Deutsche School Case Study

    Few can argue that safety of London’s many schools and those who attend them is a top priority for the city. Parents want to rest assured that their children are safe and sound when within the boundaries of their school, and it’s easy to understand......

  • Benefits of Preventative Security Maintenance

    When it comes to securing London’s many housing estates, we at AST London believe that the key to effective year-long security is regular security system maintenance. By ensuring that security systems are kept optimally functional, residents won’t ever have to wonder about their family’s safety.......

  • Security Solutions Your London Business Needs

    AST London has taken a break from the many social housing and estate housing security undertakings to shed some light on a different sector of society that is just as plagued by petty crimes – the London business sector. We have a few solid security......

  • London Security: Elton Close Case Study

    When it comes to securing London’s many Private Residential Estates, our dedicated team of AST London security professionals know what it takes to keep families safe in their homes. We are specialists in door entry systems and gate automation, and we’ve been completing contracted security......

  • How Access Control Improves Social Housing Security

    Social housing developments are hubs of activity, with people coming in and out at all hours of the day. These properties are often locations of anti-social behaviour, as peace-disturbers are able to blend in with the hundreds of individuals coming and going without drawing much......

  • Outsourced Security Services: Who Can Benefit?

    Retail crime, or crimes committed in non-residential settings, are well on the rise in London. According to this article, gun crimes are up 42 per cent in the capital – with knife crimes up by 24 per cent. Thankfully, claims of burglary both in residential......