Burglars’ Tips And Tricks

Burglars take their job very seriously, and they’re always conducting Continued Professional Development training by staying up to date with the latest security products and the latest social media platforms.  They also have a long list of tried and tested techniques to scope and enter properties to steal valuables, so it follows that staying ahead… Read more »

Keeping Home Deliveries Secure

Online retailing has boomed during the pandemic because it’s a contact-free way of buying items without leaving home to do so.  The convenience is clear, but there is a pitfall of purchasing items online, and that’s the “porch pirate”.  The term comes from America, where theft of packages from outside people’s homes has significantly increased,… Read more »

Have You Audited Your Business Security?

The word “audit” strikes fear into the heart of every business owner, but it needn’t be a scary word.  Internally auditing your business procedures, from the way you conduct day-to-day business to your fire and security protocols is a worthwhile exercise, which can reveal flaws that could have caused a big problem if they had… Read more »

Should I Confront A Burglar?

We would never advise that confronting a burglar is the best course of action.  While we may be lucky in the UK in that we can assume that the burglar doesn’t have a gun, (the reverse being true in the USA), we also don’t know what that individual is capable of.  Burglars know they may… Read more »

Landlords – Forget Changing The Locks

Owners and managers of apartment blocks face a particular challenge when it comes to security management.  In a standard apartment block there will be a key for the main front door, a key for the apartment door, and often a key for the back door or bin storage area.  When a tenant leaves and doesn’t… Read more »

CCTV Tips For Businesses

Covering your premises with a CCTV system is part and parcel of running a business.  Some people may want to cut corners and costs by eschewing a surveillance system, but if their premises is then vandalised or burgled they’ll wish they had some evidence of the perpetrators to hand over to the police.  A CCTV… Read more »

Bank Holiday Security

By the time we have the Easter long weekend and the May Bank Holidays we’ll be allowed to have small gatherings in our gardens, and what a welcome change that will be!  The evenings will be lighter, the smell of barbecue will be in the air and spirits will be lifted by spending time with… Read more »

West Midlands Crime Statistics – Winter 2020

We’re bringing you the next instalment in our regular round-up of the crime statistics from the West Midlands to keep you informed in the crime patterns we experience.  Knowing how prevalent a crime is, and whether rates are increasing or dropping over time can help you keep your home and business safe.  For example, if… Read more »

Burning The Candle

There’s no denying that a relaxing bath with some scented candles, or a romantic candlelit dinner for two are some of the small luxuries we can still treat ourselves to during lockdown.  However, if you’re not careful, what starts out as a romantic night in can quickly turn into the fire brigade being called out… Read more »

Re-Opening Your Office Soon?

We’ve endured months of working from home, and while some offices re-opened during the summer and autumn months last year, many have stayed closed throughout the pandemic due to infection spread concerns.  Maybe you tried to re-open, but weren’t sure how you could achieve this safely, or you found that too many people, eager to… Read more »