Locked out of your own alarm system?

At P&R Alarms we pride ourselves on customer service and doing the best we can for all our clients, both domestic and commercial. It’s this approach and attitude than helps us retain our NSI Gold standard certification, as customer service features strongly in the accreditation. It really gets our goat, then, when we hear about… Read more »

How to keep your pets as safe as your home

Our pets are part of the family, so we should take the same care to keep them safe and healthy as we do with the human members of our clans. The most obvious thing to do is to have a collar with your details on for cats and dogs, as well as a microchip. Collars… Read more »

Fire alarms – there’s more to it than smoke detection

We’ve probably all stood under a smoke alarm flapping a tea towel around to make it stop when we’ve forgotten about something under the grill, and this is a common problem for people who have smoke alarms installed in or near a kitchen, where smoke may not be anything to worry about. In garages and… Read more »

Does it matter where my CCTV cameras are?

Where you position your CCTV cameras is the second most important thing to consider, runner up only to the type of camera system you use. For commercial clients there is a data protection issue to contend with, as the presence of CCTV must be clearly displayed, and thanks to the new rules on data protection,… Read more »

Latest Crime Figures for the West Midlands

The crime statistics for the second quarter of 2019 have been published and as expected, general crime rates have risen over the summer. There are a number of reasons for this increase, including temperature rises (all crime increases as the temperature goes up), people being out of the home for longer and more opportunities for… Read more »

New Year’s Security Resolutions

It’s time to think about your New Year’s resolutions, and while the most popular ones are quitting smoking or drinking, getting fit or losing weight, and learning something, new these resolutions are easy to fail at – 75% of resolutions have been ditched by the end of January, and only 20% are successful in the… Read more »

Merry Christmas Everyone

Our business is security and safety, which is a serious topic by nature as it can make the difference between life and death, especially in the case of fire and smoke alarm systems. Even domestic burglaries can end up with injuries being sustained, especially if the homeowner has confronted the intruder. We often see new… Read more »

‘Twas Night Before Christmas

Security is no laughing matter and we take our jobs very seriously, as we’re responsible for the security of thousands of homes and businesses across the Midlands. Sometimes though, we like to take a lighter look at our work, so without further ado we present the P&R Alarms version of ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas’…. Read more »

Christmas Security for Retail Stores

Retail is a tough business. The costs of running a physical store compared to the costs of an online presence mean that store owners can’t afford to be plagued by crime, whether that’s shoplifters taking a few high ticket items or an overnight professional raid on your store room. Competing against the lower prices of… Read more »