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In society today, the era of high-tech security, it still remains true that physical security is one of the best deterrents to crime...

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  • We were pleased to receive warm praise from our longstanding customer, Bolton at Home's Vanessa Leyland who said: "I was very impressed by the gates at View Street - this is the sturdiness we need for our other streets! Thanks again!"...
  • Commsec Ironworks was very proud to receive such a glowing reference from its customer, St Patrick's Roman Catholic Primary School. We have worked extensively with the school over many years and have recently completed further play ground works and...
  • Commsec Ironworks, the metal fabrication arm of Community Security Group was called to assist local school, St Brigids, when the Beswick primary school needed more playground security recently. In response to an OFSTED recommendation, Head Teacher,...
    Safe at play at St Brigids
  • Community Security Group has announced that it has joined forces with Alzheimer's Society to raise funds for the charity and to help increase awareness. At a presentation held at The Security Park in Beswick, CSG's Myles Hartley handed over the...
    Commsec promises to remember Alzheimer's Society in 2012

Latest News

  • We were pleased to receive warm praise from our longstanding customer, Bolton at Home's Vanessa Leyland who said: "I was very impressed by the gates at View Street - this is the sturdiness we need for our other streets! Thanks again!"This is in response to the successful installation of heavy duty gates at another site that have performed remarkably well despite local vandalism problems.

  • Commsec Ironworks was very proud to receive such a glowing reference from its customer, St Patrick's Roman Catholic Primary School. We have worked extensively with the school over many years and have recently completed further play ground works and erected a new shelter.

    St Patrick's Roman Catholic Primary School

     

  • Safe at play at St Brigids

    Commsec Ironworks, the metal fabrication arm of Community Security Group was called to assist local school, St Brigids, when the Beswick primary school needed more playground security recently. In response to an OFSTED recommendation, Head Teacher, Julie Miles, requested Commsec Ironworks to erect a high, mesh security fence around the children's play area as the existing low level, wooden fence was deemed unsuitable. To prevent unauthorised access to the play area, a new double gate was erected and both the security fencing and gates were made to match the schools existing metal work in style and colour. For safety reasons, the installation work took place over several evenings and was completed in record time. Mrs Miles was pleased with the results and thanked Commsec for its quick response, care and attention. The bright blue powder coated finish matched the schools colour perfectly! This project is one of many undertaken by local schools in partnership with Commsec. The company is a specialist in this sector and has designed and implemented many security features for schools, colleges and academies in the Greater Manchester region.

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  • Commsec promises to remember Alzheimer's Society in 2012

    Community Security Group has announced that it has joined forces with Alzheimer's Society to raise funds for the charity and to help increase awareness. At a presentation held at The Security Park in Beswick, CSG's Myles Hartley handed over the first donation cheque to the Society's Community Fundraiser for Greater Manchester, Jo Burton and the Area Fundraising Manager, North West, Katrina Bury.  Myles affirmed that Commsec "is committed to a sustained plan of action to support the fundraising efforts of Alzheimer's Society and we will actively be encouraging our own clients and suppliers to do the same." He added, "As a local company we do all we can to get involved in community initiatives and the local Alzheimer's Society is renowned for its fantastic work here. We will do everything we can to help them to provide essential services to those affected by dementia." At the presentation, Jo Burton thanked Community Security Group, saying, "Alzheimer's Society is grateful for the generous support it receives from it corporate sponsors, without whom it could not raise the necessary funds to provide support to people with dementia and their carers and to pay for research to find a cure."

  • Community Security Group has been at the forefront of retail security for over 20 years and has reported a marked increase in the number of local retailers that have signed up for new security systems, from CCTV systems and intruder alarms, to physical security products such as roller shutters, window grilles and barriers. LLG Wheelchairs is a good example. From a shop on Kirkhall Lane, Leigh, it sells a range of  motorised scooters and wheelchairs to local and UK-wide customers and has done so since 1983. Manager, Gary Blood, approached Commsec recently to help him resolve problems he was encountering such as stock theft and an increased criminal element that were negatively affecting his business. Commsec recommended a CCTV system that could monitor activity throughout the store during opening hours, with the additional benefit that the premises could be monitored remotely after hours. Gary stated: "Commsec has installed a simple but effective dome camera system that covers every nook and cranny in the store, including vulnerable areas like the cash point and the images are relayed to the back office where I can monitor them throughout the day. At night, I can acess the system via my PC or mobile phone to check that my premises are safe and all images are recorded and stored off site". There are other benefits too and he adds: "The health and safety aspect of my business has improved and I am more at ease knowing that I am offering better protection for my staff and customers." LLG Wheelchairs is not the only retailer enjoying the benefits of improved security. Bonnie's Cafe and City Chippy in Beswick have also signed up for new security systems with Commsec. Chris Lennon of Commsec explained: "Our systems are very smart, yet simple to install and operate. They offer a range of benefits to retailers who feel the need to improve their store security; they are an effective deterrent against theft and vandalism and can play an important role in any prosecution process."

  • Secure your property in style

    Marie Dunn of Moston wanted to improve security at home and decided to do it in style with Commsec Ironworks. Originally, her home had an open driveway where she parked her family's two cars but increased car crime in the area prompted her to take measures to secure them behind locked gates at night. In consultation with Commsec Ironworks, a set of double drive gates were designed and installed alongside bespoke iron railings set atop a newly built wall that separates her property from her neighbours. The hand crafted gates and railings are a beautiful design and are a true asset to the property. Marie comments: "Besides looking really lovely, the gates and railings are extremely robust and will probably last a life time. I feel so much better knowing that our cars are safer and that no one can wander onto the property." Commsec Ironworks managed the project from design (choosing to use classic decorative rosettes and scroll features) through to the manufacture by skilled welder fabricators and finally, the installation - all of which took just 2 weeks.

  • A new lesson for old schools

    Community Security Group, based in Beswick, Greater Manchester, has been working with local schools to modernise older school buildings, ensuring that they comply with the strict requirements laid down by The Office for Standards in Education (OFSTED) and other regulatory bodies - particularly in the area of safety and security. OFSTED has led the national drive to ensure that every school is properly secured to make sure that children and staff remain safe in school hours. During routine school inspections, security weaknesses are identified and an action plan is put into place to address any problem areas. Broken gates, damaged perimeter fencing and rusty railings are hazardous and need to be repaired or replaced. Automatic or manual wrought iron gating and additional fencing is often recommended to cordon off restricted areas for added physical security and access control, video entry and other electrical security systems are routinely prescribed to assist with screening and controlling visitor access. A project entailing the design, manufacture and installation of perimeter fencing and railings, an intercom system, CCTV system, fire doors and roller shutter doors was undertaken at St Patrick's Roman Catholic Primary School in Collyhurst. Community Security answered the brief from the head teacher to address problems that had been identified by OFSTED that concerned keeping track of people entering and leaving the school premises. With existing facilities deemed to be inadequate, Community Security used an integrated approach, addressing the key issues and modernising the building's boundaries and its systems to match the best of contemporary education facilities. Wrought iron double gates were especially designed for the school and a Videx intercom system allows staff to identify visitors before allowing them access. Additional fencing was erected in the school grounds to isolate off-limit areas and this greatly improved the safety and security aspect for children and staff. More recently, work was undertaken to design, manufacture and install window grilles, bin cages and roller shutter doors which are a must for modern schools that have to guard against loss through criminal activity and vandalism. St Malachy's Roman Catholic Primary School was founded in 1930 and it was during a recent inspection by fire officers that the upper two floors of the three storey school faced closure unless immediate measures were taken to renew the fire doors. Community Security manufactured and installed the new fire doors within just three weeks, completing the project whilst the school was closed for the February holidays. The school's 80 year old railings were rusted and unsafe and were also replaced in 2010 in a project to improve security for pupils, staff and visitors to the school. Securing the perimeter of the school took a mere six weeks to complete in the summer holidays and the children now play safely while unauthorised persons cannot gain access to school grounds. Community Security Group Managing Director, Tony Nuttall, founded the Group in 1992. It has since established itself at the forefront of the security industry by constantly innovating and improving the quality of its products and services which include CCTV, intruder alarms, access control, ironworks, locksmiths and security retail. Whilst its client base comprises a mix of individuals, companies and public organizations, Nuttall has a special interest in supporting the local community and he particularly enjoys working with schools in the area. He commented: "We work closely with the head teachers of many local schools and we are always available to help with anything from faulty locks and lost keys to designing and installing sophisticated security systems. There are too many older schools in Greater Manchester and with all the budget cuts to come, we are trying to do the best we can to modernise school security without damaging the respect for our historical buildings." 

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