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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…

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…