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What kind of alarm do you need to keep your home safe?

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When you have a home filled with the things and people you love, you want to be sure that it is as safe as it can be. Burglars operate year-round, come rain or shine. All they need is an opportunity to slip in and relieve you of some of your valuables and they can find that in the depths of winter under the cover of darkness or in full daylight in the height of summer. Continue reading…

I’ve moved in and need help with the existing alarm

Moving is always exciting, if a little stressful as well, but overall a positive experience. There’s lots to discover as you start to unpack and find new places for everything, figure out how the boiler and heating work, where the water, gas, and electricity meters are, and get the hot water to work for that first relaxing, hot soak in the new bath. Continue reading…

Alarm servicing – what you need to know and do

When it comes to security alarms, whether for your home or business, it is not enough to simply install it and forget about it. As with any system, it needs to be checked regularly to ensure it is in good working order and there must be a servicing and maintenance schedule in place as well. All too often, alarms fail because improper maintenance has been undertaken – or worse, none at all. We turn our attention this month to why servicing is important and why it should not be forgotten. Continue reading…

Keeping your home secure in the winter darkness

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The long and dark nights of winter are a burglar’s dream. They provide a longer period of darkness that they can operate under and provide ample opportunity for them to act – it is dark sooner yet still quiet in the neighbourhood while everyone else is still at work or out. Don’t despair though! There are plenty of things you can do to reduce your chances of being burgled and to deter would-be burglars from targeting your property. Here are some basic and easy-to-implement tips to help you stay safe this winter. Continue reading…

Christmas and the rise in burglaries – how to ensure your property is safe

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It’s that time of year when people close up their homes and go away on holiday to warmer climates. For those who stay at home, it is a time of festive cheer and exchanging gifts with friends and loved ones. Whether you stay home or go away for Christmas, it can be a dangerous time as burglars will make the most of empty homes or piles of presents. We have talked about how to keep your home safe before, but here are our tips for those extra precautions you can take to keep your home and loved ones safe as Christmas approaches. Continue reading…

Burglaries are on the rise: protecting your home

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It’s a topic we have talked about before, but one that we cannot stress enough: protecting your home from burglars. With a recent BBC story on the rise in burglaries and drop in convictions, we felt it was worth discussing again to make sure that everyone’s home and their belongings are safe and secure. In summary, the figures quoted in the report highlight a 6% rise in reports of burglary across England and Wales, coupled with a 33% drop in the number of charges brought against offenders. So what can you do to make sure your home is secure and what is it that burglars are really looking for? Continue reading…

My house keys were stolen! What do I do next?

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It is everyone’s nightmare, whether you are a homeowner, are renting, or have rented out your own property to someone else – the house keys are stolen! First things, first. Don’t panic, help is at hand. Let’s take a look at the steps you should take if this ever happens to you. Continue reading…

Video-controlled door access: the pros and cons

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Whether you are looking after your home or your business premises, security will be one of your top concerns. Not only are you looking out for the safety and security of your family or employees, but the nature of your business may be such that it requires additional measures to deter break-ins, damage, or theft. The new GDPR rules (General Data Protection Regulation) are also more likely than not to be something that you need to take into consideration, whether you are a data holder or processor. Continue reading…

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…