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We are extremely proud to announce that Lucie Banham, Director of Banham Group, was awarded the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Contribution to Training at this year’s annual awards ceremony on July 12th, 2017.
Spring is already here which means that most of you are planning your annual spring cleaning as the weather is warming up and summer is just around the corner.
Annual spring cleaning could prove an excellent opportunity for you to perform a thorough security audit of your premises and make sure that you have taken all the necessary security measures to effectively and efficiently protect your property.
On Wednesday 29th March, we hosted the Wandsworth Chamber Big Breakfast networking event with the theme: ‘Designing out crime and the impact of theft and shoplifting’. We were pleased to see so many local business owners make it bright and early to attend the event in order to discover how they could enhance effectively and efficiently the security of their premises. Read more ►
Banham had the honour to sponsor the annual Marsden March for the third consecutive year which took place on Sunday, 19th. The Marsden March means so much to so many of us and having 100 members of our team, as well as family and friends participating in the event, was the least we could do to stand by those who are affected by this terrible disease.
On Wednesday 8th March, Banham Academy attended the South Thames College 2017 Employability week. The Academy was one of the many employers and apprenticeship providers present at the college’s Wandsworth campus which was full of young learners, all of whom were eager to find the right career path for them. Great interest was shown in the Security Systems Apprenticeship we offer; especially by those currently undertaking electrical installation and trade based courses. There was also interest from those who are looking to change direction from their current studies. Overall it was refreshing to see so many young people give real thought and consideration to the benefits an apprenticeship can offer. We wish all students at South Thames College the very best in their studies and hope to see some of them join us here at Banham Academy in the near future.
It is our pleasure to announce that we will be hosting Wandsworth Chamber’s March 2017 Big Breakfast on Wednesday 29th with the title “Designing Out Crime and the Impact of Theft and Shoplifting” here at our Headquarters in Earlsfield. It’s a free event and an open invitation to members and non-members alike and would especially benefit those in the Retail or Leisure sectors. There will be plenty of food and drinks so make sure to bring your appetite.
On Saturday 25th February we had the pleasure of attending the 11th Annual Emerald Ivy Ball; an event we were proud to sponsor. The Ball celebrates the partnership between Cancer Research UK and the Marie Keating Foundation which raises funds for the Cancer Awareness Roadshow Units. On this particular night, an amazing £638.000 was raised. Read more ►
On Saturday 18th February Highgate Safer Neighbourhood team are holding another crime prevention and awareness event, running between 10am – 4pm at Sheldon Avenue, Highgate, at the Junction of Denewood Road (near to Highgate golf club). Read more ►
Love is in the air. Yes, that’s right, Valentine’s day is around the corner. Time to buy chocolate, teddy bears and dust off the old cookbook for a special candlelit dinner. But before you put your chef’s hat on consider these fire safety tips. We don’t want your evening going up in smoke. Read more ►
January, the longest month of the year (or so it seems). The Christmas excitement is over and we are all focused on our new year resolutions. But that expensive gym membership won’t be the only thing you purchase this month, winter sales are almost over. Many of us have replaced our appliances such as TV’s, ovens, tumble dryers etc. But do you know the fire risks behind some of these electrical products? Read more ►
Banham is proud to be supporting the 11th Emeralds & Ivy Ball to help work towards a cancer free future. Read more ►
Banham works closely with Crime Prevention Officers; this means we gain first-hand knowledge of any dangers or threats to home owners and tenants as they occur. It has been brought forward that there is a growing concern in the lack of privacy homes on the market have. Read more ►
During the day it is very likely there could be a knock on the door from salespeople, charity collections, maintenance, council workers and our least favourite, scammers. But how do you tell the difference between a legitimate worker or a greedy opportunist? Read more ►
Christmas – the cosiest, shiniest, merriest time of year. Nothing lifts the spirit like fabulous decorations. We transform our homes from the inside out and turn our doorways into the entrance to Santa’s Grotto itself. From lanterns to fairy lights, wreaths and Christmas door mats there so many ways to make your entrance way look Christmassy. Read more ►
We would like to take the opportunity to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year! Read more ►
It’s the time for family, food, gifts and all things shiny and we want to share every amazing bit of it on our various social networks. We take photos, record every precious memory, document our every move and with today’s technology we can share all of this instantly. This Christmas it is expected that millions
Tis’ the season to be jolly. The lead up to Christmas is a very, if not the most, sociable time of the year. Many of us will attend various Christmas and New Year’s Eve parties or even host parties at home. Read more ►
Banham is proud to announce that as part of its overall commitment to being a responsible ethical business we aim to continuously improve the efficiency with which we use all forms of energy. Read more ►
When you call a locksmith, you are trusting a stranger with access to your home or business. Some individuals take your distressing and vulnerable situation as an opportunity to take advantage. Reports of fraudulent locksmiths are currently at a high, which makes researching genuine and trustworthy locksmiths crucial; even when buying locks over the counter you should consider the companies’ reputability before making a purchase. Are the locks you are buying reliable? Read more ►
Halloween is consistently one of, if not the worst day of the year for deliberate acts of vandalism to domestic property. Insurance reports from previous years show home damage claims rise by 150% between Halloween and Bonfire night, while burglaries increase by 26% compared to weekly average for the rest of the year.
The Golders Green team joined the Haringey Police at the Safer Barnet crime prevention event, Saturday 10th October at Hornsey Library. This event enabled the team to give the locals of crouch-end innovative ways to improve their home security as well as inform them of the everyday procedures they could put in place to foilthe opportunistic burglar.
Earlsfield Business Network and Wandsworth Chamber teamed up with Banham Group to host an awareness week to help local businesses prepare for winter as reported burglaries heighten.
Several businesses in Wandsworth have already been victims of robbery in the few last months, we want to help prevent more businesses being a target.
On September 28th 2016, Banham celebrated its 90 years of protecting people and property by inviting the Mayor of Wandsworth, clients, and guests to join them for a night of history about the Company.
There was also congratulations for all the finalists from the Royal College of Art who had participated in the design competition to produce a piece of artwork to commemorate the prestigious milestone for Banham.
It seems as though in today’s property market, prospective homeowners are willing to sacrifice a number of aspects, that would in any other case, be viewed paramount to purchasing decisions; just to get one foot on the increasingly difficult property ladder.
With one in eight victims of a burglary never recovering emotionally from the incident, it’s clear there is a link between the security of our homes and mental health. This has little to do with the theft of personal possessions either; it’s about the invasion of privacy. When we’re made to feel vulnerable, it’s more than just our physical selves and belongings that are under threat.
Haringey Borough Police has arranged another Crime Prevention event being held on Saturday 8th October, 10am until 4pm at Hornsey Library Crouch End. Banham Security will be attending, with top security tips and advice as well as physical security examples on display.
Recent statistics indicate that the UK is starting to consider home safes with growing importance.
Following the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the EU, there has been an increase in the number of people in the UK searching for Read more ►
The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) has noticed an increase in reports to Action Fraud of fraudsters placing fake letter boxes on residential properties in an attempt to harvest the mail. By doing this they are able to obtain letters and documents with personal information that can be used to open various lines of credit with financial providers in the name of the innocent resident. Read more ►
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The Banham Academy will be running a First Aid Week.
This is an exciting opportunity to develop Crucial Skills in a unique learning environment with an expert first aid trainer who will equip you with the skills to save someone’s life.
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As the weather gets warmer windows and doors open wider, making opportunities for theft easier. Police call this type of theft ‘Sneak–In Burglary’; a break-in that occurs when windows and doors are left open. Read more ►
IFSEC International, Europe’s largest security exhibition, welcomes over 27,000 global security professionals to ExCeL London to experience the latest technological innovations and hear from industry leaders within the security industry – all under one roof, over three days. Read more ►
When considering installing security measures we quite often refer to friends for advice, reference movies or look up myths of the past, this leads to confusion and frustration. To make it easier we have put together a list of the top ten burglar myths not to believe:
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Banham Headquarters at 20 Thornsett Road, Earlsfied continued its winning streak by winning the RIBA London Award 2016. For 50 years the RIBA awards and prizes have championed and celebrated the best architecture in the UK and around the world. Read more ►
Easter is coming, the sun is now shining and the flowers are in bloom. Our moods get lighter and we start to feel relaxed and ready to enjoy the first Bank Holiday weekend, but let’s not be relaxed when it comes to security.
Here are some little reminders for those going away. Read more ►
Following Banham’s 90th anniversary this year, Guildford Magazine Editor Nikki Ackerley produces a lovely piece in this weeks Guildford publication describing when she first familiarised herself with the Banham brand and details the new HQ based in Earlsfield. Read more ►
Following participation in various schemes last year, which included the ‘Apprentices for Fire & Security’, we are proud to announce Banham Academy as nominated finalists for The Apprenticeships 4 England Employer Awards 2016.
As many households throughout the East Preston area were enjoying all the entertainment and gifts that came along during this festive period, others were having to recover from home burglaries with purses and wallets containing cards and cash topping the list for opportunist burglars. Read more ►
As an update on our fundraising, we are pleased to confirm the latest figure of £17,080 raised by Banham staff for the Royal Marsden.
Friday 6th March was the opening of our very first Crime Reduction Day event held at the Guildhall in Guildford. With support from security professionals the event provided locals with personal and property protection advice.
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We are proud to announce the launch of ‘Banham Academy’ a Banham Group company, assembled to meet the training and development needs of its employees and clients. The programme will offer commercial courses in management, customer service and many security and safety related topics to expose participants to the essentials of each respective role.
With the Christmas period recognised as a time for giving and receiving, the Banham Group would like to spread some festive tips that could help keep your home safe from intruders.
Have a read over these useful security measures and make use of our ‘Book a free survey’ option by contacting us on 020 7622 5151.
This month, our very own Group Sales Manager was being interviewed in PSI Magazine.
In an attempt to raise awareness and help people secure their properties over the coming Christmas period, Banham exhibited at a pop-up stall in Barclays bank on Kensington High Street yesterday.
We are pleased to announce the launch of our iconic patented locks in an ‘Antique Bronze’ finish following recent popular demand from our clientele. For years the Chrome and Brass finishes have dominated households within the ‘Art Deco’ period, until the recently revived trend for ‘antiqued’ darker shades of metal for door furniture and locks.
As winter sets in and the nights get longer, it is important to remember that this time of year provides burglars the ideal opportunity to commit their crimes in the cover of darkness. Keep your property secure and give your loved ones the peace of mind of safety by following our top 10 security tips:
According to crime statistics, burglary-related theft can increase up to 20% as the clocks go back this week and our days get darker. During the winter months, Banham Security advises home owners to ensure their properties are securely locked and alarmed to prevent burglary-related theft.
The increase in theft activity during the winter months is seen year-on-year with thieves taking advantage of the days becoming darker at an earlier time giving them more opportunities to break into homes.
Burglars and thieves will typically target properties they perceive to be vulnerable. Flats and apartment blocks are a popular choice as they can often gain easy access via communal entrances that do not necessarily have an appropriate level of security.
At Banham Security we specialise in solutions for securing your property and providing an effective deterrent.
At Banham Security we offer a wide range of effective security measures for securing your home against intruders. However, it is essential that you do not neglect your garden when considering domestic security.
The key here is visibility. If the front of the house is clearly visible from the road it will prevent intruders accessing the property unseen.
In keeping with the intention and spirit of the Association of Chief Police Officers’ Security Systems Policy and in conjunction with the Metropolitan Police, Banham initiated a method of filtering Personal Attack signals that is effective in reducing the number of false alarms passed to the Police.