Visit SMP Security at International Jewellery London

Published on Wed, Aug 24, 2016 10:24 AM

When? 4th – 6th of September 2016Where? Olympia Grand, LondonInternational Jewellery London has been an essential part of the industry calendar for over 60 years. The three day event brings together professionals from right across the jewellery industry and, this year, is expected to attract over 10,000 visitors.SMP Security have teamed up with SLS Safes to exhibit an extensive range of bespoke and luxury safes. Our bespoke safes can be made to suit any requirements and SLS are… read more

Small Business Security Solutions

Published on Tue, Aug 9, 2016 8:05 AM

When the business’ budget is tight it can be easy to think that costs can be cut on things like security. In a survey conducted by Populus in June 2015, 75% of businesses admitted to not having adequate security in place. More worryingly, 69% of SMEs have actually been targeted by crime and fire with the total losses over a business’ lifetime through burglary and theft coming in at a staggering £35,937. That’s not to mention the higher insurance costs suffered by 29% of SMEs in the… read more

A Brief History of UK Manufacturing

Published on Mon, Jul 18, 2016 3:03 PM

Early ManufacturingPrior to the 19th century, early textile manufacture was done by hand spinning the materials. Cotton hadn’t yet been brought into the world of textiles so materials were primarily made from wool. As you can imagine, production times were slow and this hand crafting, artisan technique was seen across all industries including glass making, mining and agriculture.UK Manufacturing and the Industrial RevolutionDuring the late 19th century, UK manufacturing industries saw a… read more

What Does Brexit Mean For Your Valuables?

Published on Wed, Jun 29, 2016 3:39 PM

Britain has been divided over the past week following the results of the EU referendum. We have all been plunged into a sea of uncertainty regarding the future of the British economy and our relationships with remaining EU countries. But what can we know for sure?Among the increasing national scepticism, businesses and homeowners have begun to invest in secure safes. The surge has been put down to the public’s lack of confidence in the banks and uncertainty about financial stability… read more

A Story of Burglary

Published on Fri, Jun 17, 2016 11:19 AM

It started out as an ordinary day. That’s what they all say; but it’s true.The skies were grey as usual for a mid-November day in England, and the early morning traffic did nothing to brighten the mood. The stream of commuter cars were at a standstill for longer than normal meaning John arrived to work half an hour later than he had intended. As he pulled up into the car park of his office block, the rain began to drizzle with spots appearing on his windscreen prompting a quick dash… read more