Be Smart When Selling Your Home

Putting your house on the market can be an exciting time, yet one which also involves a lot of stress.  In this article we’ll discuss how security products can help keep your valuables and your home safe, and what to do about your existing security products when you leave. Firstly, you’ll need a good relationship… Read more »

Home Security – What Not To Do

In matters of home security we’re often talking about what people should be doing to protect their home, contents and the safety of their family, and the reverse of this is what people should not do – two sides of the same coin.  It’s not always easy, however, to know whether an action falls into… Read more »

New Year, New Secure You

Many of us will be kicking off 2022 with a fitness or health based New Year’s resolution – just over half of all resolutions we make relate to fitness, with 53% of UK adults declaring their intention to get fit and 48% wanting to lose weight (according to polling carried out by YouGov).  At a… Read more »

Security Resolutions For 2022

Looking back at the last 12 months have there been any times when your home or business security was breached?  A breach of security doesn’t have to mean a full on burglary, it could include fly-tipping and littering around your business, signs of someone attempting to break in, petty theft or even just suspicious activity. … Read more »

The Crime Picture Of 2021

The impact of the pandemic has been felt in every area of our lives, and it’s the same story when we look at crime rates.  There has been a big shift in the types of offences committed so while there has been an overall 21% increase in crime in the West Midlands between 2020 and… Read more »

Christmas Burgling

The Home Alone movies are a particular seasonal favourite for the team here at P&R Alarms.  While we would love to be able to install the hilarious burglar traps that Kevin does, it’s technically against the law so a burglar alarm and CCTV are your best bet for deterring break-ins over this festive season.  To… Read more »

Could A Smart System Be Intrusive?

One of the compromises we have to make with modern technology is accepting a certain amount of intrusion into our lives.  Whenever you get a new smartphone you spend the first couple of days figuring out how to turn off all the notifications from the apps that come pre-loaded, such as weather and news apps. … Read more »

Save Money On Your Home Insurance

Who doesn’t want to save money?  The answer: no-one.  We all want to save money where we can, either to bring our outgoings in line with our income, or to save for a big item like a car or a house deposit.  Some ways of saving money are obvious – take a packed lunch to… Read more »

Dealing With Tiny Intruders

We’re mainly concerned with preventing human-sized intruders gaining access to your home or business, but there’s a much smaller intruder that you also need to be aware of – rodents.  Rats, mice and squirrels can cause a lot of damage to a property, not to mention being generally unhygienic and a real pest in the… Read more »

Would You Invite A Burglar In?

You might think we’re talking about distraction burglaries, where one or more burglars work to gain access to your home through the front door, distracting you with a question or posing as a legitimate visitor (perhaps to read the meter), while they and/or their accomplice rob you.  Distraction burglaries are a real problem, as it… Read more »