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Hot Weather Watch!

– Posted in: Alarms, Burglaries, CCTV, Crime prevention

When the hot weather arrives it’s so easy to leave windows and doors open or undone at the end of the day – and then an intruder can just walk in. You might think that the chances of this are low but think again because it is well know that some burglars have regular routs [...]

Burglary Watch

– Posted in: CCTV, Home security, Security

Burglaries take many forms. It isn’t just a case of people quietly breaking in late at night or while homeowners are out. Here are two different examples that are apparently on the rise according to crime statistics. Distraction break ins This happens when one person knocks on the front door and engages the homeowner in [...]

What is a Safe Area?

– Posted in: Burglaries, Car theft, HD CCTV, Security

People sometimes say that they live in a “safe area” so security isn’t an issue, but this just doesn’t hold true in reality. Here are two examples… 1. In a very respectable area of town a teenager started taking drugs and it soon got out of hand. In order to get money to fund his [...]

Autumn Burglaries

– Posted in: Security

As the days shorten and there are more hours of darkness it becomes an easier time for burglars. It’s not uncommon for them to go down a road trying house doors and car doors to see if anyone has forgotten to lock up. And it’s perhaps not surprising how often that happens. It pays to [...]

How fast is a break in?

– Posted in: Alarms, Burglaries, CCTV, Crime prevention

Yesterday I spoke to someone who had a break in at his home last Saturday. For reasons I won’t go into he knew that the whole thing had only lasted 5 minutes, including the opening of his front door which was locked. He lost a number of small valuable items. Do you have a modern [...]

Fire!

– Posted in: Alarms, Fire alarms

It is a very good idea to fit a smoke detector in your home. It really can be a life saver because, at night, it can wake you up if a fire starts and before you sleep forever from smoke inhalation. However, when you leave home a free standing smoke detector won’t be heard by [...]

Central London Install

– Posted in: Security

Earlier this week we installed a wireless alarm and two cameras in a four-storey Central London property. The property had a concrete structure which meant the occupants could not get wifi signal unless they were in the living room where the router was. Before installing the security system we set-up a new router and a [...]

Five Risks of Low Value Security Solutions

– Posted in: Security

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 [...]