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Our New Tag Line – Dedicated To You Security And Safety

– Posted in: Alarms, Burglaries, Business alarms, Business security, Car theft, CCTV, Costs of alarms, Crime prevention, Customer Service, Electronic security, Fire alarms, GuardHome News, Home alarms, Home security, Protecting the elderly, Reliability, Security, Smoke detectors, Theft

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 [...]

GuardHome – Dedicated to Your Security and Safety

– Posted in: Alarm setting, Alarms, Burglaries, Crime prevention, Electronic security, Fire alarms, GuardHome News, Home alarms, Home security, How to operate your alarm, Mobile devices, Reliability, Remote access and operation, Security, Smoke detectors

Darren applying the finishing touches to our latest install, all the way down in the New Forest! That's right the New Forest in Hampshire, about a 6 hour round trip. Why you might ask? Quite simply we were asked to do so by an existing client, so that is reason enough for us! It is [...]

Are The Days Of The Dummy Deterrent Numbered?

– Posted in: After Care, Alarm maintenance, Alarm setting, Alarms, Burglaries, Business alarms, Business security, Car theft, CCTV, Costs of alarms, Crime prevention, Customer Service, Electronic security, GuardHome News, Home alarms, Home security, Insurance, IR cameras, Reliability, Security, Statistics, surveillance, Theft, Vehicle Protection

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 [...]

Random Acts of Kindness

– Posted in: Alarms, Business alarms, Customer Service, Electronic security, Fire alarms, GuardHome News, Localism, Random Acts of Kindness, Security, Smoke detectors

I am planning to carry out a number Random Acts of Kindness (RAK's) this year. These will be in various forms and totally arbitrary. To kick off the year, I have decided to increase the number of new £250chairs that I am sponsoring for the Victoria Hall in Old Harlow from 2 to 3. I [...]

The Two Sides Of Being Human

– Posted in: GuardHome News

It is difficult for me to describe my contrasting feelings resulting from two events last night. Firstly there was Children In Need, where once again the citizens of the U.K. and elsewhere no doubt, contributed and raised vast sums of money in response to this annual good causes event. Then we hear about the atrocities [...]

Why Accreditation Is Important

– Posted in: After Care, Alarm maintenance, Alarms, Burglaries, Business alarms, Business security, Costs of alarms, Crime prevention, Customer Service, Electronic security, Employee, Fire alarms, GuardHome News, Home security, Reliability, Security

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 [...]

Foiling The Van Thieves

– Posted in: Alarm setting, Alarms, Burglaries, Business alarms, Business security, Car theft, Costs of alarms, Crime prevention, Electronic security, GuardHome News, Insurance, Security, Theft, Vehicle Protection

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 [...]

Positioning Cameras

– Posted in: Business security, Car theft, CCTV, Crime prevention, Electronic security, Environmental, GuardHome News, Home security, Infra-red, IR cameras, Reliability, Security, surveillance

The physical positioning of cameras is a key aspect of good CCTV system design. All to often I see cameras positioned above doors looking straight down? All these are good for is to check for hair loss. Often these are positioned for ease of installation, rather than to achieve a specific objective. If you are [...]

February 2015 Review

– Posted in: After Care, CCTV, Crime prevention, Customer Service, Employee, GuardHome News, Infra-red, IR cameras, Security, surveillance

Well that was the shortest month gone in the blink of an eye, and I am glad to report that Darren is rapidly becoming a valuable member of the GuardHome team. Since joining at the start of the year he is quickly learning all about our products and more importantly he is demonstrating that he [...]