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 »

Home Security Changes for Dark Nights

Winter is here and we’re expecting a spike in burglaries now the nights are really closing in on us – each year there is a rise of around one third in the burglary rate when the nights draw in. If you haven’t already got security lights outside your property now would be a good time… Read more »

Gifting Home Security this Christmas

If you’re in the midst of Christmas shopping and still have a few names not ticked off the list yet then why not consider giving the gift of home security? It’s a practical gift which conveys a lot of love and care towards your giftee – what says “I love you and want you to… Read more »

Do your Christmas shopping securely

Love it or hate it, Christmas shopping is one of those tasks that epitomises the run up to the big day and with both gift and food shopping to be done, it can start to become a mammoth task. Luckily online shopping has made this a little easier, with a lot of research and ordering… Read more »