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Does your shop require a fire alarm?

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Running a business can be a challenge and understanding fire security is often an area that is overlooked. However, there is a high possibility that you have a legal requirement to fit a detection system in your shop. Often business premises require several safety provisions, ranging from smoke or heat detectors to addressable alarm systems.  Understanding your legal responsibility is often confusing and costly, not to mention unsafe.  Here we take a look at the things you should consider before you make your decision… Continue reading…

Keeping your home safe at Christmas

Keeping your home safe is something you should be thinking about as Christmas approaches. With all the excitement of the festive period, it’s easy to make simple mistakes that could inadvertently invite opportunistic burglars into your home. Continue reading…

Do you need a permit for home security cameras?

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With security becoming an increasing concern for many of us, installing a home security camera is one way of protecting our homes and our loved ones. With them, though, comes the question of privacy and how that is managed. We are often asked whether a permit is required for home security cameras, so we thought it was time to set out the rules and guidance to help you make the right decision for your home. Continue reading…

Why is my fire alarm chirping or beeping?

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Has your fire or smoke alarm started making a strange chirping sound? Has it perhaps started beeping but there’s no smoke or fire? It can be very irritating if that happens, but don’t be tempted to disconnect it as you could be setting yourself up for disaster should a real fire break out. As with any technology, it is not unheard of for things to malfunction or, very simply, need to be replaced or updated. We take a look at the most common issues that may come up with fire alarms and what you can do to fix them. Continue reading…

Can home security cameras be hacked?

While it may not be the first thing that crosses your mind when it comes to your home security cameras, it is unfortunately all too easy for hackers to gain access to them if they put their mind to it. For most people it won’t be an issue, but do you want to be that small percentage of people who do get hacked? We didn’t think so. It is easy to stay safe by taking a few simple security steps. This month we feature what those are and how to tell whether your security cameras have been breached. Continue reading…

Keeping your home safe whilst away on holiday

With the summer break looming, it’s time to start preparing for this year’s summer holiday. You may have already booked something a long time ago, or you may be holding out for a last-minute deal. Perhaps driving off to a campsite is more your thing. Whichever way you choose to spend your summer holiday, the reality is that you will be away from home for at least a few days. How can you be sure your property is safe in your absence? Here are our top tips.

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Pet-friendly alarms: how to secure your home when you have pets

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If you have been thinking about getting a home security alarm but have been hesitating because you fear your pets may trigger it, fear not! As a nation of pet lovers, it would have been highly unlikely that systems to take pets into consideration had not been developed. Indeed, you actually have choices. And we don’t mean relying on Bella to bark at potential intruders – she no doubt thinks the postman and bin men are intruders raising hell around the neighbourhood every day. So let’s take a look at what your options are so that you, and Bella, can sleep soundly at night.

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Is my alarm up to date?

If you have had your home security alarm for a while or have recently moved into a new property that already had an alarm installed you may be wondering whether it is up to date or not. It’s a valid concern. With the fast-moving pace of technology changes over the last couple of decades, things can easily be out of date quickly. But that doesn’t mean that it won’t still do the job it was meant to do or that it can’t continue to do so with a small upgrade. In this month’s article we take a look at how to check your system and what you can do to upgrade it. Continue reading…