Summer holiday security tips

Whether you’re going on holiday or making the most of your time at home, when the children are off you need to be doubly aware of their attitude to home security, as when they’re about to kick off the local football world cup with the rest of the children in the street, locking the door… Read more »

Your pre-holiday summer security checklist

We’ve drawn up security checklists for the summer to make sure you’re on top of your home security, all your alarms are working and your house is secure day-to-day, so we thought a checklist for before you go on holiday would also be a good idea. • If you have milk or papers delivered suspend… Read more »

Your summer home security checklist

We’re hoping for a good summer this year, but we can’t control the weather so we’ll just have to make the most of what we get. Barbecues need cleaning, there will be jobs to do in the garden like sanding down or painting furniture, washing patio furniture cushions and figuring out how that big umbrella… Read more »

Worried about data security? You should be

Having in-home CCTV is becoming more popular with homeowners wanting to check on pets, children or house-sitters and with the rise in connected devices and the Internet of Things people expect to be able to operate their heating, their security systems and even their lighting from their phone. This is all great, because there have… Read more »

A taste of their own medicine

Being the victim of a burglary or other crime is a distressing experience, especially when if the crime involves breaking into the victim’s home – it can feel like a total invasion of privacy and a violation of personal space. We are dedicated to keeping thieves out of your premises, either at home or at… Read more »

Will a burglar alarm stop my home from being targeted?

This is a common question, but one which isn’t easy to answer. There are a number of factors which can make your home an unattractive target for burglars, and a burglar alarm is one of them. An alarm is a visible part of a security system, so a clean and well-maintained alarm box does serve… Read more »

Inside the mind of a burglar

Burglars can be pretty complex people. Some are opportunists, who will act when presented with the right opportunity at the right time, while others are more calculating and prepared, targeting specific properties they believe to have things worth stealing, and when they know the occupants will be out. The split between the two groups is… Read more »

Security after Brexit

Like all of our customers, we are eager to know what the outcome of Brexit will be, how it will work and what any transition period entails. It’s incredibly hard to discern between sensible concerns and scaremongering, and there’s no certainty that what appears to be scaremongering, isn’t actually realistic thinking in disguise. With this… Read more »

Crime and burglary patterns during the year

Different types of theft occur more often during specific times of the year – bike thefts, for example, are higher in the spring and summer months because more people are cycling in the nice weather. Bikes are stolen from where they are locked up in public and also from unsecured sheds and garages. The theft… Read more »

Make your security system as safe as houses

Domestic security products and connected home services are becoming more mainstream with constant camera monitoring now being used by a range of customers to keep an eye on pets while they are out of the house, to watch kids if they are home alone for a short period and to check on the property while… Read more »