Four Ways to Deter Burglars (That You May Not Have Thought Of)

None of these include an alarm, CCTV or dummy bell boxes as they are the most obvious deterrents. Instead this list focuses on simple ‘old-school’ deterrents outside your property that can make it that bit more unlikely of your home being targeted. 1) Security Lights Other than loud noises – what to burglars fear most? [...]

Five Risks of Low Value Security Solutions

When it comes to you and your family’s safety, security and privacy… why take risks with cheap DIY products or unprofessionally installed systems?┬áPrice of course! When it comes to saving the pennies security is not the topic you want to be taking shortcuts with. A cheap security solution can and probably will cost you a [...]

Summer Time Burglaries

Burglars come in all shapes and sizes. Ultimately though, the majority of burglars are opportunists. Contrary to popular belief, 65% of burglaries occur between 6am and 6pm. If you think it is safe to leave the windows open while you pop out to the shops on a hot summers day… it isn’t. Don’t let someone [...]

What Does NSI Accreditation Confirm?

Most people have never heard of the National Security Inspectorate. However, they are an important factor when it comes to deciding who to let into your home to install your security system. Their role is to ensure that people who purchase security systems from NSI registered companies are buying security that is of the highest [...]

Why Does Accreditation Matter?

Your alarm is no more reliable than the people installing and maintaining it. There is nothing to stop a burglar from setting up a security company and using their knowledge of your home and security system to break into your property. This is why trust between the client and ourselves is of paramount importance. Do [...]

Are there burglaries in your area?

GuardHome bellbox

If you hear of a burglary nearby it’s often a sign that there will be more, and you could be next. Recently in a St Albans there was a spate of burglaries in one particular locality. People kept having alarms fitted – after they had been burgled! Be smart and get a burglar alarm fitted [...]

How Complicated Are Our Alarm Systems?

For us to program? Very… For you to use? Not very… Luckily for our clients – we provide them with training on the day of installation. We do this for as long as it takes for them to operate and understand the basics of the system. Things are a lot more complex for us programmers. [...]

Power cuts: What happens to my alarm?

It will always happen at some point. Some neighbourhoods experience power outages more often than others of course. This is a question that is not often asked until it actually happens. Nevertheless, we thought we would answer it anyway. In the event of a power cut there is no need to worry. Every GuardHome alarm panel [...]

Burglar’s code signs

Several times in recent years, police released images of chalk and paint signs which have been spotted on roads, kerbs and walls near homes. Some burglars like to work in packs and these symbols have been used to share information for potential burglars about what they may find in someone’s home.   If you see [...]

GDPR for CCTV

  As the 25th May deadline looms many companies in the security industry will have no idea of what is expected of them with GDPR. It’s not just security companies like GuardHome that have to be prepared for GDPR when it comes to CCTV but also any busines that owns a CCTV camera. We recommend [...]