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Our New Tag Line – Dedicated To You Security And Safety

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With the news full of the forthcoming EU referendum, I thought if would be cool to have a little voting session of our own. For the past couple of years our tag line has been Seriously Good Security For People Who Take Their Security Seriously, a bit of a tongue twister and perhaps it tries [...]

Are The Days Of The Dummy Deterrent Numbered?

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I ask this question because unusually I have seen three of my local clients (this includes myself) targetted by thieves, since the start of this year. In each of these cases the thieves left empty handed because the security system that we installed was fully operational. So as soon as the burglars attempted to enter [...]

#GuardHomeVanSafe- Thieves Thwarted

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It isn't just our clients that we protect with our systems. This morning at around 4am my house alarm went off. It was because this chap and his mate attempted to break into my van. They were foiled because we fit our house alarm sensors in our vans to protect the contents and our livelihoods. [...]

20 Thieving Days Till Christmas

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Never mind Black Friday or Christmas Sales, where do you think burglars go for their Christms presents? They will take yours, I have know families lose theirs on Christmas Eve! So a little security Christmas Carol verse to remind and amuse! We three thieves from Orient are, Stealing gifts, we travel quite far, Gifts large [...]

Make Sure You Wake Up If You Have An Unwelcome Fire This Christmas

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I happen to follow London Fire Brigade on twitter and increasingly I am seeing more and more fires started as a result of people buying cheap inferior products on-line such as hair straighteners, phone chargers etc. Now on this mornings news there are already incidents of the same happening with cheaper Hoverboard models. Items that [...]

Why Accreditation Is Important

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A couple of weeks ago we completed our periodic assessment by the National Security Inspectorate (NSI) . Most members of the public have probably never heard of them, but this organisation are the security industry's equivalent of what is now called "Gas Safe"  formerly "Corgi"  and their role is too ensure that people who purchase [...]

Amateur Alarm Installers Are Leaving Users Vulnerable To Crime

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In the last couple of weeks, we have been invited to look at a couple of security systems installed by other companies. What we have seen, if you pardon the pun, is alarming. Modern professional alarm panels are very sophisticated with over 500 installer settings, (the same cannot be said for DIY systems as these are [...]

Foiling The Van Thieves

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In recent months there have been thieves who specialise in stealing power tools from vans parked outside of the owners homes. They drive around at the dead of night selecting vehicles to target. They have a master key that allows them to unlock the van and turn off the van alarms. Even CCTV does not [...]