THE Reading Chronicle is backing local businesses in a bid to support them during what has been a difficult time for many.

This week we spoke to the owner of LanTec Security, Steve Lane, who revealed his 24/7 family run business has been “very busy” during lockdown.

LanTec Security based in Woodley specialise in security and audio-visual services for commercial, domestic, and industrial customers.

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This includes HD CCTV installations - from single camera residential systems to industrial locations - and intruder alarm systems for both domestic and commercial needs.

LanTec also provide home cinemas to customers describing themselves as “one of the UK’s leading home cinema and hifi installers, offering the very best in plasma and LCD screens and surround sound systems”.

The 24/7 business has on call engineers available any time of day with Mr Lane explaining customer service is important to them.

He added he is “always available” if customers wish to speak with him.

Mr Lane explained the business has continued to operate throughout the pandemic, but changes have been made.

This includes the 10-person team made up of engineers and office workers mostly working from home as they can access their systems through the ‘cloud’.

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Staff have also been given increased PPE to protect themselves and their customers.

During lockdown they have installed handsfree access control systems to schools which allows people to open doors without touching them helping to prevent the spread of Covid-19.