Summer security standards – don’t let the heat get to you!

Finally, the weather has changed for the better and it seems like it’s here to stay for the summer (I do hope I haven’t spoken too soon!). It’s that time of year when people let their hair down and have fun in their gardens, at the beach or at a local park and it is… Read more »

What can you do remotely?

In many industries there are tasks that can be carried out remotely, or set on a timer to free up human resource from being physically present at all times.  Performing office work from home involves an internet connection and a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to be able to access the office network, and surgeons can… Read more »

There’s an app for that… Texecom Connect arrives at P&R Alarms

The smart, connected home is becoming much more mainstream as people start to use apps for controlling their heating, or for checking who is at the door with video doorbells, and security alarms are no different.  What was once the preserve of high end homes and futuristic building projects is now a standard feature of… Read more »

How can I improve my home security

As the saying goes, an Englishman’s home is his castle, but not many of us own property with built in fortifications and a moat to keep intruders at bay, let alone a drawbridge or a team of archers defending the stronghold.  With that in mind, how can the average homeowners keep their property safe from… Read more »

Festive home security tips

The Christmas holidays are a time when many of us leave our homes unattended for long periods while we visit family and friends, or even leave the country in favour of a hotter destination for a break from the cold, dark winter days.  Unfortunately, these conditions favour burglars, for whom the cover of longer dark… Read more »

What is NSI and why should you look for it?

If you are new to the world of intruder alarm and fire safety systems, NSI may be a confusing acronym that seems to appear everywhere.  NSI stands for National Security Inspectorate and they are the leading security, fire protection system and facilities management UKAS accredited certification body in the UK.  Insurance companies place a high… Read more »

Don’t lose out on insurance with inferior intruder alarms

Home security is one of the most important factors that insurers look at when deciding on what premium any given customer should pay for their contents insurance.  The actual value of the items to be covered does make a difference, but it is the integrity of your home protection methods that determines the final value;… Read more »

How do alarm systems tell apart pets and thieves?

A recent letter to the Guardian’s Consumer Champions section queried the sensitivity settings of an intruder alarm which did not activate during a home invasion.  The homeowners lost a lot of valuable property and were shocked to find that their National Security Inspectorate (NSI) approved system had been set to allow for pets, despite the… Read more »

Winter Home Security Tips

Winter home security tips to help you protect your home as the nights get earlier. Smart Water Manage your winter home security and get in touch with your insurers to see if they offer Smart Water for free on your household insurance policy. Smart Water is an ant-criminal system which you paint onto your valuables… Read more »