Autumn Burglaries

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?

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!

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 [...]

CCTV – Before and After

If you have CCTV you have the advantage of a deterrent before a potential incident and a way of gathering evidence afterwards. Obvious perhaps but often overlooked.

Central London Install

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 [...]

Four Ways to Deter Burglars (That You May Not Have Thought Of)

None of these include an alarm, CCTV or dummy bell boxes as they are the most obvious deterrents. Instead this list focuses on simple ‘old-school’ deterrents outside your property that can make it that bit more unlikely of your home being targeted. 1) Security Lights Other than loud noises – what to burglars fear most? [...]

Five Risks of Low Value Security Solutions

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 [...]

Summer Time Burglaries

Burglars come in all shapes and sizes. Ultimately though, the majority of burglars are opportunists. Contrary to popular belief, 65% of burglaries occur between 6am and 6pm. If you think it is safe to leave the windows open while you pop out to the shops on a hot summers day… it isn’t. Don’t let someone [...]

What Does NSI Accreditation Confirm?

Most people have never heard of the National Security Inspectorate. However, they are an important factor when it comes to deciding who to let into your home to install your security system. Their role is to ensure that people who purchase security systems from NSI registered companies are buying security that is of the highest [...]

Why Does Accreditation Matter?

Your alarm is no more reliable than the people installing and maintaining it. There is nothing to stop a burglar from setting up a security company and using their knowledge of your home and security system to break into your property. This is why trust between the client and ourselves is of paramount importance. Do [...]