Video doorbells – how do they work?

Video doorbells are everywhere at the moment. The adverts are on TV all the time, showing us the benefit of being able to see who is outside your home and how you can talk to them, and several of the houses in my street have invested in a video doorbell. They’re a great idea on… Read more »

The benefits of CCTV are wider than you think

It’s frustratingly difficult to find accurate statistics on the number of CCTV cameras in the UK, as the numbers vary a lot depending on the definition used – for example there are thought to be 1.85 million public facing CCTV cameras in the UK, but another figure commonly cited is 4 million. Could that 4… Read more »

P&R Alarms works with local Rotary Club

As a local business P&R Alarms are always looking to make a difference to the surrounding community, after all our business is keeping you safe! When we were approached by the local Rotary Club to sponsor their annual Sandwich Board March, we jumped at the chance to help raise funds for the vital work that… Read more »

Remember, Remember the Month of November

November – it’s one of the most exciting months of the year in many ways, with autumnal colours all around, bonfire night and fireworks displays, every excuse to eat toffee apples (surely that’s one of your five-a-day?) and cosy nights leading up to Christmas. November is a prime time for shopping, for meeting friends for… Read more »

Protecting Your Desirable Items

Home break-ins are thankfully not too prevalent, with around 1% of households being the target of thieves. A working alarm system, preferably one which is fitted and maintained by an NSI Gold Standard supplier, is the biggest deterrent there is to burglars. It is worth investing in monitored CCTV or burglar alarm systems with a… Read more »

Eggs Better off in One Baket – All Alarm Systems & Monitoring

We all know the old saying “don’t keep all your eggs in one basket” but there are times when it’s advantageous to keep everything in one place, such as your security and access arrangements. For one thing, shopping around for different suppliers for each aspect takes time, and there’s no guarantee that at the end… Read more »

How do burglars actually get in?

Home and business owners can take all the precautions necessary to avoid being burgled, but unfortunately some determined criminals still gain access to your premises if the timing is right. The stereotypical burglary tools are a crowbar and screwdriver, both of which can be used to pry open a door or a window, and being… Read more »

The Surprising Weak Spot in Many Homes

Many new build homes have a security flaw built in that most people don’t think about – the garage. Having a garage is very desirable and even if you don’t use it for car parking, it’s a valuable asset to any home for storage. Increasingly, people are using their garages as utility rooms, housing a… Read more »

What monitored services provide for businesses

Any business that holds stock needs to keep it safe from theft and environmental damage. This can be easier said than done, however, as quite often warehouse or other storage facilities are located out of a town centre and in a location that is usually deserted overnight and at weekends. This lack of activity in… Read more »