How To Avoid False Alarms

False alarms can be a major annoyance to premises owners (whether that’s your home or your business) and to the emergency services who may be enlisted to respond when your alarm system is triggered.  There are various set ups for intruder alarms, including the option for the police to be dispatched immediately when the alarm… Read more »

Get Spring Cleaning – Safely

Although we have had much more time at home recently, it’s hard to do any proper spring cleaning or redecorating when the whole family is under your feet.  As we come out of lockdown and we can travel further afield for a day out, or just spend the day in the garden enjoying the weather,… Read more »

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 »