Even though it isn’t required, many companies will supply onsite car parking for their employees and this can be a huge benefit. Often, employees will be informed that their car and any belongings will be kept in these car parks at their own risk, but this doesn’t prevent anger if the theft was to take place. For this reason, many employers will choose to adopt various security methods.

There is a huge range of car park security methods on the market currently and if you’re searching for a solution to install in your company car park, then you may be spoilt for choice. To help anyone in this situation, the EA Group have put together a list of the three most frequently used security methods for commercial premises.


Automatic number plate recognition (ANPR)

ANPR cameras are quickly becoming the most popular security solution used in private car parks. These are all in one camera systems that have built-in optical character recognition software to perform automatic plate reading. When installing these cameras you will know which vehicles enter your car park, what time they arrive and also when they leave.

This security method works very well in private company car parks because you can easily spot number plates that don’t belong to any of your employees. You will automatically be able to see when unauthorised people are using your car park and if you wish to, issue a parking charge notice to prevent them returning.


Car park barriers

Car park barriers have been used in private car parks for many years now and they are an incredibly reliable solution. You can get multiple variations of these barriers and these days, the most common is probably the automatic car park barrier. Different companies will choose for their automatic barriers to open at different times and this is something you can decide yourself.

This car park security solution is brilliant for business properties as it physically stops any unauthorised cars from entering. You can monitor who has access to your car park and sometimes even the times that they can enter through these barriers too. It gives you complete control over your private land.


Automatic security bollards

Security bollards are the answer to the most demanding requirements in terms of access control and impact resistance. They work in a similar way to car park barriers but will provide you with additional security as there is no way to get past them in a vehicle. These bollards sink into the ground when indicated to by remote control device, clearing the way for traffic. They will then rise back once the vehicle has passed through.

This solution isn’t as common for company car parks as the other two mentioned above, however, depending on your car park and its location they may be the best solution available. Security bollards will give you control over who enters your private car park and will allow you to decide when people can enter.

Choosing a security method for your car park

All of the security methods mentioned above have their own unique benefits and different companies will favour different methods. No matter which one you choose, whether it is a car park barrier entry system or automatic number plate recognition system you can trust that it will be a step in the right direction to making your car park safer.

If you’re searching for a trustworthy company that can provide you with any of the methods mentioned above along with other systems too, such as security gates, then visit the EA Group website. Our experienced team will be able to provide you with their professional opinion regarding which security solution would work best in your company car park. They will then be able to create and install your security method for you and help you to gain back control of your private property.





The majority of businesses will have a security solution in place to protect not only their premises but also their staff along with any guests that they may have. As a business owner, it is your responsibility to ensure that you have taken all the necessary actions and initiatives to ensure your business is physically secure.

In today’s modern age, there are many different types of security solutions available on the market and it can be difficult to know which will work best for your business property. To help anyone that is currently weighing up the different options, the EA Group have put together a handy guide to help you choose the best security solution.


Have a budget in mind

When investing in anything in business you should always consider your budget before you make any decisions. It is hard to put a price on security, but ultimately you will have a maximum cost in mind for your system. Of course, some systems will be more expensive than others so depending on your budget your choices may be limited. For this reason, this is always a good place to start.


Evaluate your space


Once you have decided on a budget, the next thing to do is look at the type of property that you have. The space your business occupies will likely have a significant impact on the type of security system you choose. For example, if you have an open office space then your choice would probably be different to if you have lots of individual closed-off rooms. Also, remember to highlight any areas that may need additional entrance access solutions too.


Consider all culprits


In order to choose the correct security solutions, you need to think about the threats that you are protecting your property from. Look into the crime rates in your area and also consider why people would potentially want to enter your property without permission and what they would be looking for. Depending on your specific business, you might require a complex business access control system.


Bear the future in mind

Never make a big investment without thinking about the future. Security solutions can be expensive and you want to make sure that it can grow with your business. You should also consider potential relocation and how this will work in relation to the solution you are looking at. Enquire as to whether you will have the option to add to your security or even move it if required in the future before you invest.


Think about the right features

Lastly, take some time to think about which security features would be most beneficial to your company. There is no denying that security can be complex, so be sure about your needs and requirements when searching around. For example, do you need cameras that have the ability to move around to monitor large spaces and would additional sensors to monitor movement benefit you? Think about the features that would be best for your business and choose a system that has all of them.


Choosing the best security solution

Taking the time to consider the things mentioned above will help you to narrow down your options and help you pinpoint exactly which solution would work best for your business property. Of course, there is always the option to have multiple forms of security in one building, so don’t worry if you can’t get everything you require from a single solution.


If you’re searching for a company that can provide you with a wide range of security solutions then visit the EA Group website. Whether you would like to install an employee access control system or you require CCTV systems for your business, we can assist you. We will be able to provide you with a comprehensive installation and support service within the security systems market sectors, so you can trust that you are in safe hands with their team.



The Silverstone Experience is a new interactive experience at the Silverstone track in Northampshire that opened on the 25th of October 2019, it’s sure to be a hit with anyone obsessed with the sport.


Visitors will learn about the science behind the modern-day sport, as well as seeing historic cars and bikes such as Barry Sheene’s 1979 Suzuki and Nigel Mansell’s 1992 British Grand Prix-winning Williams.
Other highlights include a valuable collection of BRDC gold stars won by Formula 1 champion James Hunt and a 1992 Grand Prix signing-on sheet featuring the signatures of Ayrton Senna, Michael Schumacher, Mansell, and Damon Hill. There is a replica car from the very first British Grand Prix (yes, you can sit in it), cars, bikes and objects that have played a huge part in the circuit’s history, and even memorabilia such as helmets belonging to Michael Schumacher and Damon Hill.

The experience is a project that’s been seven years in the making and has already seen support from the likes of Prince Harry, Sir Jackie Stewart, Formula 1 engineer Ross Brawn and commentator Murray Walker.

The charity behind the initiative, Silverstone Heritage Ltd, was awarded a grant of £9.1million by The National Lottery Heritage Fund and says it’s aiming to ‘inspire the next generation of engineers with the hands-on family attraction’. There will also be plenty of archive footage and a special-effects cinema showing the ‘Ultimate Lap of Silverstone’ to bring the whole experience to life for visitors, as well as a Heritage Track Trail.

Sally Reynolds, CEO of Silverstone Heritage Ltd, said: “Creating a home to tell the historic story of Silverstone was first discussed by the BRDC as long ago as 1971, so I am immensely proud to see this seven-year-long project come to fruition. You can find out more on the official Silverstone Experience website.


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