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 [...]

Today’s Job

Today, we travelled to South Kensington in order to help someone re-connect to their CCTV system. The client had lost connection a long time ago and had no access to his cameras surrounding the property. Furthermore, the company who had done the previous work on the system had left the user and admin password as [...]

The Awful Truths of Unsecured CCTV Systems

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

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

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

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 [...]

Bell Boxes – Even more important than you think

The main purpose of a bell box is obvious… to make a ruddy great noise. Their role in preventing a burglary in the first place however is possibly even more important than their function. Burglars will usually quiver in their boots at the sight of a clean, branded bell box. This suggests to them that [...]

Our Annual NSl Visit

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 [...]