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 [...]


– 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 [...]

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 [...]

Vagrants Keep Out

– Posted in: Alarms, Business security, Crime prevention, Electronic security, Security, Vagrants

I love a security challenge that is a bit unusual and exercises my technical ability. We have a CCTV client in central London who is having problems with vagrants and other ne’er do wells occupying their open basement areas for their nefarious activities at night. (This has only become apparent since we installed their shiny [...]

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 [...]

Do You Need Our Free Fast Track Service?

– Posted in: After Care, Alarm maintenance, Alarm setting, Alarms, Burglaries, Car theft, Crime prevention, Customer Service, Electronic security, Fast Track, Fire alarms, Home alarms, Home security, How to operate your alarm, Localism, Remote access and operation, Security, Smoke detectors, Theft

Our latest client is much closer to home than the New Forest trek last Friday, in fact in Old Harlow, just around the corner from Sentinel House. They were burgled recently so we “fast tracked” them. This is a unique free service that we offer to potential clients that we consider in need of an [...]