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Meet our newest teammate, Natalie Carbert

Meet our newest teammate, Natalie Carbert

Natalie Carbert joined Oracle Vision this summer to support our Service team to look after our lovely customers. We wanted to introduce her to you all with this quick interview, so you can get to know our latest member of the team. What does your job at Oracle Vision...

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The Importance of a CCTV System in Food Production

The Importance of a CCTV System in Food Production

One of the main reasons why CCTV is so important at food production plants is because it helps keep the workforce safe. When health and safety standards are maintained, you will have happy employees, which makes for a better working environment. You'll also protect...

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Oracle Vision’s newest Junior Engineer, Sam Brown

Oracle Vision’s newest Junior Engineer, Sam Brown

It’s our pleasure to welcome another new hire to Oracle Vision. We’re pleased to introduce you to Sam Brown, our newest Junior Engineer who joined us in June 2022. We sat down with him to find out more about who he is and what he’s looking forward to as an Oracle team...

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Tom Lakin joins the family business

Tom Lakin joins the family business

With brothers Chris and Tim Lakin already heading up Oracle Vision, and Christine in finance, it’s fair to say we really are a family business. So perhaps it’s not a huge surprise that one of our latest arrivals is a Lakin. Tom joined the Projects team just before...

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A New Paige for Processes

A New Paige for Processes

Here at Oracle Vision, we pride ourselves on the processes we put in place to help our customers. Our latest recruit, Paige White is here to help make them even slicker, as she’ll be taking on the role of Coordinator. Even three weeks in she’s already making waves,...

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2022 Security Trends, Technologies and Teamwork

2022 Security Trends, Technologies and Teamwork

The year is already off to a bit of a weird start, with Covid hanging over us, the PM hanging on by a thread and the rest of us just hanging on in there, waiting for it all to get better. There is good news for businesses. We spoke to Chris Lakin, co-founder and...

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The Rise and Rise of Arran Barton

The Rise and Rise of Arran Barton

Arran Barton is one of Oracle Vision’s rising stars. Starting as an engineer just seven years ago, he has moved up through the business, taking on more responsibility. Recently, he joined the management team as our Contracts Manager. We caught up with Arran to learn...

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The travelling salesman: meet Jack Chatburn

The travelling salesman: meet Jack Chatburn

Jack Chatburn has only just celebrated his one-month anniversary here at Oracle Vision, but we’re ready to pounce and find out more about our new starter. In this quick interview, we meet our Commercial Field Sales Executive, find out exactly what that fancy job title...

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Protect Duty: Security in Hospitals Roundtable

Protect Duty: Security in Hospitals Roundtable

In autumn 2021, we started organising an event for senior security, estates and operations folks who look after our hospitals and healthcare sites here in the North. We wanted to create an opportunity for them to meet, to chat, and to discuss one of the most important...

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Women In Security in 2021

Women In Security in 2021

Oracle Vision Account Manager Annette Daniel recently attended the Women In Security Awards in London, organised by Professional Security Magazine. It was a great night out, with many women from across the profession being celebrated for their work. But it did make us...

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Switching Security Contractor: A 3 Step Guide

Switching Security Contractor: A 3 Step Guide

If you’re an organisation with large, complex sites (sometimes multiple sites), security is serious business. Protecting your people and your premises requires extensive knowledge of your site, appropriate equipment and critically, a well-designed approach. With that...

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Meet Amy Blendell – Coordinator of Calm

Meet Amy Blendell – Coordinator of Calm

Amy Blendell is Oracle Vision’s Service Coordinator, which makes her something of a dynamo when it comes to keeping the good ship Oracle running smoothly. In fact, on the day we did this interview, our phone lines went down – no problem for Amy, who was straight on...

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CCTV West Yorkshire: Supporting Retail Security and Operations

CCTV West Yorkshire: Supporting Retail Security and Operations

As a security and fire contractor, we’re seen as an essential service to the businesses we support. When a company has a breach of their security systems, ours is a critical service that they need straight away. Whilst we do use remote response to support clients up...

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When are security solutions not security solutions?

When are security solutions not security solutions?

No, it’s not a modern take on an Alice in Wonderland puzzle! Oracle Vision, a renowned and respected commercial security company, is here to tell you that sometimes a security solution is not a security solution at all. Annette Daniels, Account Manager at Oracle...

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We’re an approved NOECPC security company

We’re an approved NOECPC security company

Do you know about the NHS North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative (NOE CPC)? It's a fantastic free resource created by the NHS which is available not only for NHS trusts, but also schools, colleges, local authorities and other public sector...

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Post lockdown life: How security solutions can support firms

Post lockdown life: How security solutions can support firms

While Covid-19 and its many variants may be overstaying its welcome, the gradual lifting of lockdown restrictions pose a great opportunity for businesses to re-open. On the one hand, it’s positive news, as many are glad to welcome the public back to their hotels,...

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Meet Will Fletcher: Our Alarm Ace

Meet Will Fletcher: Our Alarm Ace

Will Fletcher is a local lad who joined Oracle Vision in 2020, just before the Covid-19 pandemic took hold. In this quick interview, we learn about his know-how on intruder alarms, and what it’s been like to come on board through three lockdowns.   What does your...

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A speedier approach for your security project

A speedier approach for your security project

By Arran Barton, Project Engineer at Oracle Vision   In the five years I’ve been with Oracle Vision, the team has grown, we’ve expanded our services and we’ve even moved HQ – twice. But this latest development is the one that’s got me most excited. Why? Because...

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A Rocker To Lean On: Meet Debbie Sanderson

A Rocker To Lean On: Meet Debbie Sanderson

Debbie Sanderson has worked alongside Christine in our accounts team for five years. In that time, she’s helped secure our financial health through a real period of growth. No wonder, from someone who takes such good care of her own home. We learn more about our bona...

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5 Steps To A More Secure Business

5 Steps To A More Secure Business

Your insider guide to commercial security For owners and managers of commercial premises, site security is your main concern. Whether you’re protecting people, places, products or all three, your priority is to keep them safe. Do you know if your site is as secure as...

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CCTV Installation: 5 Essentials You Need To Know

CCTV Installation: 5 Essentials You Need To Know

For any organisation considering a commercial CCTV installation, there are 5 essentials you need to know. Take a step-by-step approach with this handy guide. Step One - Preparing for CCTV installation The first thing you need to think about when installing a...

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Live with El Livock: Training With Oracle Vision

Live with El Livock: Training With Oracle Vision

Oracle Vision is a big supporter of the next generation, taking on apprentices to learn and develop so that they can help shape our business for the future. Last month we spoke to Kyle ‘Baz’ Wordsworth, and today we catch up with Nathan Livock to understand what it’s...

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We Welcome Debbie Marjerrison to the Oracle Vision Dream Team

We Welcome Debbie Marjerrison to the Oracle Vision Dream Team

With a long-standing background in the security industry, Oracle Vision’s newest member Debbie Marjerrison has hit the ground running. As a Commercial Field Sales Representative, she will be at the heart of maintaining communications with our customers. Learn a little...

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The Oracle Vision Guide to UK Commercial Fire Safety Regulations

The Oracle Vision Guide to UK Commercial Fire Safety Regulations

As we shared in our recent article ‘3 Steps To Stay Safe AND Compliant’, we speak to a worryingly high number of companies who don’t understand what they’re required to do by law to meet their fire safety regulations. To help clear things up, we ask resident expert...

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A new solution for our customers

A new solution for our customers

2021 will be a year of big changes here at Oracle Vision, as we grow our business to offer the best service possible to our customers. But while some of those changes will be heralded with great fanfare, others will evade the limelight. New job management software may...

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Fire Detection: 3 Steps To Stay Safe AND Compliant

Fire Detection: 3 Steps To Stay Safe AND Compliant

I’m not going to sugar coat this - there is a real lack of understanding among some businesses about the importance of a decent fire system. Do you know why? It’s boring. When you get a new CCTV system, there’s a new toy to play with. You can mess around with the...

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Waste Management Security: Keeping Waste Safe

Waste Management Security: Keeping Waste Safe

By Annette Daniel, Account Manager at Oracle Vision Waste happens in the background of people's psyche - few of us really think about it. What happens to our waste is usually a forgotten element of everyday life. What’s more, the security of that waste is not...

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The Apprentice: Meet Kyle ‘Baz’ Wordsworth

The Apprentice: Meet Kyle ‘Baz’ Wordsworth

This week, we had the opportunity to chat with Kyle ‘Baz’ Wordsworth, an Apprentice Engineer with Oracle Vision. He talks all about his respect for the company’s founders and his love of pizza.   What does your apprenticeship at Oracle Vision involve?   It’s...

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Meet Oracle Vision’s Health Fanatic Co-Founder, Chris Lakin

Meet Oracle Vision’s Health Fanatic Co-Founder, Chris Lakin

Just in time for the end of Veganuary, we meet with Oracle Vision’s co-founder and all-round health fanatic, Chris Lakin. In this short interview, he talks about all things Oracle - his passion for the business and the team. Learn more about his vision for the...

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Moving On Up: Growth At Oracle Vision

Moving On Up: Growth At Oracle Vision

2021 will be a year of growth for Oracle Vision, and we’ve really kicked things off with a bang. This week, we moved into our fantastic new office in the Athelward Suite, right here at the Nostell Estate. It’s a great space, with tons of room for us to grow our team...

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