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Tools to help secure your doors and windows

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Last month we looked at ways to keep your property safe from burglars by taking a virtual walk around your home and focusing on tips and tricks to make it less attractive to burglars. For a quick recap here is that article. This month we take it one step further and take a closer look at the tools you can use to secure your doors and windows to make it harder for burglars to break in if they do decide to take their chances. Continue reading…

Making sure your property is safe

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It is something that we cannot emphasise enough: there is a lot that you can do to keep your home safe from burglars and that should always be the first place to start from. Security systems offer a very good layer of protection but if you are not vigilant then it could be that your insurance company does not pay out in the event that you do get burgled. This month we take a look at your home to see how you can make it safer. Look at it from the perspective of a burglar and you will no doubt spot a few things that you can change quickly and at little or no cost. Continue reading…

CCTV and GDPR – what you need to know

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A while ago we talked about the use of CCTV as a security measure – see the article here. Within that we covered an important issue around informing people that they are likely to be captured on CCTV. This now becomes a serious regulatory issue if you are a business owner with CCTV on their premises given the imminent introduction of the GDPR – the General Data Protection Regulation. Continue reading…

How to keep your home safe from fire

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There has been a lot in the media lately about fire safety. The tragedies of high-rise building fires in recent years across the country have raised our awareness of the devastation it can bring and of the fire hazards found around the home. This month we take a look at the things you can do to minimise the risk and keep your home safe. Continue reading…

What to do if you’ve been burgled

What to do if you’ve been burgled

Last month we looked at the ways in which you can secure your home over the festive period to minimise the chances of being burgled. Sometimes, no matter what we do, disaster strikes and we are the unlucky ones who come home to a home that has been broken into and our possessions stolen. It is never pleasant walking in after an evening with family or friends or coming home from a few days away to find our homes have been violated. Unfortunately, the chances of a break-in over the festive period are higher than at any other time of the year and the instances of burglary are increasing year-on-year according to a recent Telegraph article. Continue reading…

How to keep your home safe over the holidays

How to keep your home safe over the holidays

You always want your home to be safe and secure, but it is particularly vulnerable during the Christmas season and especially if you are going away on holiday. To avoid break-ins and theft, and to have complete peace of mind while you are away, follow our tips and tricks to make sure you come back to an untouched home. Continue reading…

What you need to know about CCTV in the home

What you need to know about CCTV in the home

With crime back in the headlines, it wouldn’t be surprising if you were considering beefing up the security of your home or business. The recent crime statistics show a rise in crime in the UK and in particular, an increase of 13% in the 12 months to June. Domestic burglary specifically, has risen for the first time after a number of years of falling rates and this is what has homeowners considering installing or adding security features to their homes where they may already have an alarm system fitted. Continue reading…

Thinking of installing a fire alarm? What you need to know.

Thinking of installing a fire alarm? What you need to know.

The Grenfell Tower tragedy is the worst fire that has affected a residential tower block in the UK. However, it is not the only one; there have been a number of blazes in homes and businesses over the last few months that have made the headlines and countless others that don’t although the impact is just as devastating on those whose lives they touch. According to the Fire Service the fire Continue reading…

Top tips for selecting a security system

Top tips for selecting a security system

When headlines talk about a rise in crime, it is only natural to think about what you can do to protect your family and your property. There are lots of ways to do this, but few are more effective than installing a security system for your home.

If you are considering some form of security system, there is a variety of things you can do to keep your home secure and deter thieves, with a range of costs. From the simple to the more complicated, these include:
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