Security

Burglars on the rampage in Bishops Stortford

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In the last week of January there were nine burglaries across Bishops Stortford in just five days. Four of them took place in just one afternoon. In one of the burglaries £3000 worth of jewellery was stolen. In another case, they took £1,700 of jewellery and a car key. It will cost the owners £500 just to [...]

Wireless CCTV – why not?

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Is it time to think about a wireless CCTV system? Probably not, and here’s why… Whilst there are some small benefits such as the ease and speed of installation, there are plenty of downsides that are more important to think about. Cost A CCTV system with wireless components will usually be more expensive than the [...]

Is my internet speed fast enough for CCTV?

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Yes! – or probably – it depends. One of the factors is down to the quality of a camera. The simple rule of thumb is: the higher the definition, the more bandwidth it will use. How can you measure whether you have a speedy connection or not? You’ll need to monitor your… 1) Download speed. [...]

NSI – One more reason to choose GuardHome

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We are accredited by the National Security Inspectorate www.nsi.org.uk They are a UKAS certified organisation who ensure that the work that we undertake in the security industry is compliant with the relevant UK and European standards and any other codes of practice that might apply. Unlike a trade organisation, where you pay your subs and [...]

Caring For Your Customers Brings Rewards

– Posted in: After Care, Alarm maintenance, Alarms, Business Development, Costs of alarms, Crime prevention, Customer Service, Electronic security, Home alarms, Home security, Reliability, Remote access and operation, Security, Statistics, Theft

It is argued that acquiring new clients costs in the order of five times the rate of retaining existing ones. I would maintain that the ratio might be considerably more than this, especially when you factor in the likelihood of additional business that your existing clients could provide. We recently upgraded the alarm system for [...]

Part night lighting

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‘The Part Night Light Program’ has been introduced by Essex council whereby street lights in some areas are turned off. The council insists the program will not lead to greater crime rates, however, the change can understandably leave people feeling vulnerable, particularly the elderly. Over 70% of the 127,000 council-owned streetlights are operating part night [...]

Visonic Go

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In the last blog we mentioned how at GuardHome, we can enable you to arm and disarm your alarm remotely. Below is a demonstration of the ‘Visonic Go’ app we can synchronise your system with to make this possible. The first thing you will notice is the warning of a smoke alarm. A notification will [...]