Oliver Clark

The Awful Truths of Unsecured CCTV Systems

– Posted in: Security

Many of the smart devices we use at home are exposed to some serious privacy intrusions. Some come with their own default username and password and we are often advised to change them to something more secure. Some, however, do not offer this option to change and these are the most exposed. This is a [...]

Social Media – A Burglar’s Best Friend

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With the rapid rise of social media, burglars have easy access to information regarding a homeowner’s whereabouts. Social media platforms can inform a burglar of what you have, where you live, and how long you will be away from the property. The worst thing in particular you can do is share your location at an [...]

Stop the Burglar – Access to Tools

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Using the correct tools; the average locksmith is able to bypass a five-lever mortice lock in under 3 minutes. For a more simple Yale lock, we are looking at more like 30 seconds.  This is a scary thought and it is not too difficult to get your hands on the tools locksmiths use. The ‘skeleton’ [...]

Dummy Bell Boxes

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Just because a bell box can act as a deterrent; doesn’t mean that’s all it should be good for. Dummy boxes are all well and good as long as they are a support act for a functioning bell. Some mainstream companies think it is okay just to install dummy bell boxes, because it is cheaper than [...]

Our Annual NSl Visit

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GuardHome are accredited by the National Security Inspectorate. We must continually demonstrate that we are worthy to use the NSI logo. Yesterday, we had our annual inspection. Everything went smoothly and the inspector had nothing but praise for our small company; referring to us as “one of my better companies”. The day consisted of separate visits [...]

Dedicated To Your Security and Safety

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Here at GuardHome, we have a designated server in order to monitor all of our client’s alarm systems. From this we can not only tell you if your system has been breached but also the exact location in which the breach has taken place. We can also virtually edit the settings of your panel and [...]

Bicycle theft – a surprising statistic

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Following on from yesterday’s blog about the wave of bicycle thefts around Harlow recently, I came across an interesting statistic while researching the topic. Reported bicycle theft, much to my surprise, has decreased massively over the last couple of decades. In the UK, bicycles in households are three times less likely to be stolen than [...]

Bike Theft in Harlow

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Over the last week there have been a spate of bike thefts in the Harlow area and various appeals have been made on communal websites. Personally, I have had two bikes stolen from me. The first theft was down to my own carelessness. My friend and I had tied both of our bikes together using [...]